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Deadliest Catch's Sig Hansen Reveals How He's Changing His Life After a Massive Heart Attack

Originally posted 07/20/2016 09:00AM

He thought it was just heartburn.

"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.

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Deadliest Catch's Captain Sig Hansen Opens Up About His Heart Attack at Sea: 'That Was Close'

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."

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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.

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Deadliest Catch's Captain Sig Hansen Is 'in Good Spirits' After Hospitalization, Show Says

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Deadliest Catch's Captain Sig Hansen Is 'in Good Spirits' After Hospitalization, Show Says

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!"

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Deadliest Catch Ship Captain Tony Lara Dies in South Dakota at the Age of 50

UpdatePosted 08/11/2015 08:00PM

Deadliest Catch Ship Captain Tony Lara Dies in South Dakota at the Age of 50

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.

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Deadliest Catch's Captain Keith Colburn Open's Up About Tony Lara's Death: 'It Came as an Absolute Shock'

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."

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Amy Majors Joins Deadliest Catch's All-Male Crew

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.

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Watch Mandy Hansen on Board with Deadliest Catch Crew

Originally posted 06/24/2014 06:30AM

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Sig Hansen's 18-Year-Old Daughter Joins All-Male Crew on Deadliest Catch | Deadliest Catch

Sig Hansen's 18-Year-Old Daughter Joins Deadliest Catch's All-Male Crew

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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