03:03 PM EDT 07/29/2016
Originally posted 07/20/2016 09:00AM
"It was sharp and radiated from my chest up through my neck," Sig Hansen tells PEOPLE in this week's issue about the crippling pain he experienced last February while sitting in the captain's chair of his fishing boat.
Known to Deadliest Catch fans as the tough-as-nails captain of the Northwestern, Hansen, 50, had an easy solution.
Originally posted 03/29/2016 12:30PM
"That was close," Hansen, 49, tells PEOPLE Now. "That was like a 50/50 chance."
Deadliest Catch Premiere Sneak Peek: Will the New Deckhands on Captain Wild Bill's Boat Make the Cut?
Originally posted 03/29/2016 09:30AM
In an exclusive sneak peek at the season 12 premiere, newcomer Jerod Sechrist learns exactly how much one wrong crab can cost the crew.
"Having one female in a whole tank of crab, we could get fined tens of thousands of dollars," explains Wichrowski's son Zach Larson after he spots Sechrist accidentally letting a female slip by.
Originally posted 03/03/2016 09:20AM
A Deadliest Catch star hit choppy waters when he suffered a health scare aboard his ship.
Captain Sig Hansen was hospitalized after experiencing chest pain while fishing on the F/V Northwestern, the Deadliest Catch Twitter account confirmed Wednesday.
"While he wanted to keep going, the crew insisted that they dock to get help," the reality show tweeted. "He was airlifted to Anchorage, Alaska, and immediately rushed to a medical facility. He is with his family and in good spirits. Please send him your love and prayers!"
Originally posted 08/11/2015 03:10AM
Tony Lara, who was featured on Discovery's Deadliest Catch, died on Saturday in South Dakota, PEOPLE can confirm.
Deadliest Catch's Captain Keith Colburn Open's Up About Tony Lara's Death: 'It Came as an Absolute Shock'
Originally posted 08/11/2015 05:55PM
When Keith Colburn got a phone call that longtime friend and fellow captain Tony Lara had died in his sleep, the Discovery star couldn't believe the news.
"It came as an absolute shock that he had passed away," Colburn tells PEOPLE of Lara's death on Saturday.
"I know Tony had some heart problems a couple of years back, but he didn't really talk about it much."
Originally posted 07/24/2015 08:45PM
Originally posted 06/22/2015 03:30PM
Amy Majors is joining Deadliest Catch this season as the first woman on the ship's crew. While Majors, 28, is the sole female on board, she's no stranger to the seafaring lifestyle – as a third-generation fisher, she boarded her first vessel when she was only 10 hours old.
"[Fishing's] in my blood," she tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 06/24/2014 06:30AM
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Originally posted 06/11/2014 10:30AM
When it comes to the family business of crab fishing in the Bering Sea, captain Sig Hansen couldn't keep his 18-year-old daughter at bay anymore.
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