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Watch Mandy Hansen on Board with Deadliest Catch Crew | Deadliest Catch

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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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Abandon Ship! Three Deadliest Catch Captains Leaving Show

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Abandon Ship! Three Deadliest Catch Captains Leaving Show

Originally posted 09/29/2010 02:05PM

There's a storm hitting the hit Discovery show Deadliest Catch.

Three of the programs stars, captains Sig Hansen and Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand, are retiring – from reality TV.

The three crab fishermen are leaving the show, due to litigation with Discovery, they tell the Hollywood Reporter.

"We have been through a lot over the past year and unfortunately given the current situation with Discovery we are unable to continue participating in Deadliest Catch, they said in a joint statement.

The network sued the Hillstrand brothers for $3 million in September, claiming they failed to finish production on their planned spin-off, Hillstranded.

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Deadliest Catch Star: Phil's Sons Struggle with His Death

Originally posted 04/27/2010 12:05PM

The stars of The Deadliest Catch are tough guys who make their living doing grueling work – but the death of Capt. Phil Harris earlier this year dealt a terrible blow to his fellow fisherman, particularly his two sons, Jake and Josh.

"We are staying in contact with Phil’s boys quite often and I don’t think they’ve fully adjusted yet," Capt. Sig Hansen tells PEOPLE. "They’ve gone through their ups and downs, obviously. but they’ve got a long way to go."

Shortly after his father’s death, Jake Harris was charged with reckless driving, and later a bench warrant was issued for the young fisherman after he failed to show for a court hearing.

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