02:41 PM EDT 04/19/2016
Originally posted 03/29/2016 12:30PM
Twelves seasons into Deadliest Catch, Captain Sig Hansen has learned to expect the unexpected. However, he wasn't prepared for the heart attack he had while filming the Discovery Channel series' upcoming season.
"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
It's King crab season for captain "Wild Bill" Wichrowski's Cape Caution, but his deckhands may not be up for the challenge just yet.
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
Capt. Keith Colburn and the guys on the Wizard are getting a new crew member – and she's breaking barriers.
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.
Originally posted 05/05/2014 10:30AM
If there's one of Tori Spelling's former Beverly Hills, 90210 costars who isn't tuning into her dramatic True Tori docureality series, it's most likely Luke Perry.
"I think reality TV sucks for the most part," the veteran actor, 47, said when he sat down with PEOPLE last week.
"It's put so many writers out of business and put so many actors out of work that it's changed the face of entertainment. As a guy who has grown up making his living making primetime television – get that reality s––– out of here and give more writers and actors a chance to make shows that people will watch."
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