‘Deadliest Catch’: Infamous Bad Weather Shakes Things Up in Sneak Peek of Season Finale

by Joe Rutland

Outsiders who watch “Deadliest Catch” on a regular basis probably are not surprised that bad weather hit the series’ season finale.

In this Season 17 final show, according to TV Insider, Captain “Wild” Bill Wichrowski does his best to move through choppy waters. But his fishing vessel, “Summer Bay,” goes into the muck and has to deal with sky-high waves.

The “Deadliest Catch” episode aired on The Discovery Channel on Tuesday night.

“Yeah, we’re trying to abort here. I need to turn around, **** this,” Wichrowski said. He was talking with the Harbor radio while swells slam across the vessel’s deck.

He tried turning the “Summer Bay” around but a camera is fixed on it. The camera shows the boat getting pushed over and almost going under. Shouts of “Hang on!” were rising from the shipmates.

‘Deadliest Catch’ Ship Captain Does His Best To Keep Things Together In Sea

But the “Summer Bay” was having its metal walls groaning. It is tossed in the waters and water seeped into interior spaces. Finally, during the back-and-forth, Wichrowski says, “I think we’re safe.” He did radio his crew and say, “Is everybody on board?”

“Deadliest Catch” finished up its new programs on Tuesday night. Viewers can go watch previous episodes at the Discovery Channel website.

There is no doubt that this season of “Deadliest Catch” has been a doozy.

Outsiders know too well that these vessels face the harshest of conditions.

Recent Episode Showed Struggle ‘Cornelia Marie’ Had After Power Went Out

In a recent show, the vessel “Cornelia Marie” lost power. Captain Casey McManus said, “We got no power, we got no pump running, we got no pump running, the crab die.”

See, those crabs that his crew catch are their bread-and-butter, so to speak.

McManus also said, “The water on those crabs is good for about 10 minutes.”

That means the “Cornelia Marie” must keep working or all the future earnings go down into the sea.

Josh Harris, who is on the boat, said, “I thought 2021 was supposed to be better.”

Engineer Taylor Jensen chimed in, too. He said the generator died and it stil would not start. Jensen said he “bled everything twice and turned it over.” Still, it was a no-go. The vessel needed a new “low-pressure fuel pump” but didn’t have a backup. 

Well, they did get the backup generator going and power and pumps were firing on all cylinders.

Watching “Deadliest Catch” can even give regular viewers some nerves. Imagine being out there on the sea and having to catch crabs as your way to live.

These vessel captains have been doing this for a long, long time.