‘Deadliest Catch’: Mandy Hansen and Husband Clark Pederson Welcome Baby Girl

by Courtney Blackann

The Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” is celebrating the birth of Mandy Hansen’s baby girl. In addition to being a successful boat captain, Sig Hansen is also celebrating becoming a granddad once again.

In an announcement on Twitter, the show shared some photos of Mandy Hansen and her husband Clark Pederson, along with their new baby. Aptly named Sailor, Hansen says she wanted to bestow a name with plenty of meaning behind it.

“We wanted something that reflects our family’s Scandinavian heritage as well as our lifestyle and profession. With my husband and I both working on the Bering Sea of Alaska as commercial crab fishermen, naming our daughter Sailor Marie is a perfect fit,” Hansen said.

Further, the couple shared a few adorable photos of the baby laying close against Hansen’s chest. She spoke about what it means to bear children and how special that moment of birth truly is.

“Bringing a child into this world is the most incredible feeling. Every way you think changes the moment you hold your baby and you instantly know nothing is more important than protecting their life. It took a long week in the hospital but we can finally introduce Sailor Marie to our world,” she says.

The “Deadliest Catch” star, along with her husband, both work in the fishing industry and want to pass that passion along to their children just like Captain Sig Hansen did with her.

“Deadliest Catch” Star Mandy Hansen Describes First Experience on Boat

The TV personality once described working on the boat as a greenhorn and having to prove herself just like everyone else does.

“In the beginning, of course, it was hard,” Hansen said. “It only got worse the longer I was out on deck because my hands were hurting so bad. They got so sore. I mean I couldn’t move my hands. I always wear rings. Of course, you can’t wear jewelry up there, but I couldn’t even get it past my nail line afterward.”

She went on to say:

“They swelled up about four times their own size. … I tried my best, and I am very proud of what I accomplished myself,” she said.

Though the conditions of working on a fishing vessel are difficult, it’s definitely worth it when that big payout comes.

Further, Hansen wanted to share some inspiration with viewers of the show.

“We would love the readers to know that even when life doesn’t go as planned you have to keep pushing and continuously work towards your goal, whatever that may be because when it happens the reward is that much sweeter!” she says.

“Deadliest Catch” is now in its 17th season and is available to watch on Discovery and Discovery Plus.