Deadliest Catch: Season 7

Capt. Keith Colburn, skipper of the fishing vessel Wizard of The Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch, takes a break while filming a public service announcement for the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Paul Roszkowski.

Capt. Keith Colburn, skipper of the fishing vessel Wizard of The Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, takes a break while filming a public service announcement for the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Paul Roszkowski.

Six years ago, Discovery Channel introduced the world to the fishermen of the Cornelia Marie, Northwestern, Time Bandit and Wizard. In the years that followed, Deadliest Catch forever blurred the lines between documentary and reality television and millions around the world shared in the beauty and danger of Alaska’s Bering Sea.

Capt. Joseph and Corey Eisenbarth

Peter Joseph, a former commanding officer on Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell, and former Cornelia Marie crewman Corey Eisenbarth, tell the story of a rescue from their unique perspective to Coast Guard Academy cadets. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Tamargo.

The crews of the boats have become international celebrities and, perhaps more importantly, taken advantage of their fame to talk about the close relationship between the commercial fishing industry and the Coast Guard.

Whether its Wizard skipper Capt. Keith Colburn talking about the importance of wearing lifejackets or former Cornelia Marie crewman Corey Eisenbarth talking to Coast Guard Academy cadets about the real-world impacts of the service’s search and rescue mission, the Coast Guard’s relationship with Deadliest Catch has evolved into a true partnership.

“The Deadliest Catch is more than great reality television, it is a weekly boating safety public service announcement,” said Cmdr. Sean Carroll, head of the Los Angeles-based Coast Guard Motion Picture & Television Office.

Coast Guard rescue swimmer Scott Mochkatel  helps Northwestern skipper Capt. Sig Hansen don a flight helmet in preparation for a helicopter flight. Hansen was given the opportunity to view search and rescue demonstrations from the flight crew's perspective for a Coast Guard segment of "After the Catch." U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry G. Dunphy.

Coast Guard rescue swimmer Scott Mochkatel helps Northwestern skipper Capt. Sig Hansen don a flight helmet in preparation for a helicopter flight. Hansen was given the opportunity to view search and rescue demonstrations from the flight crew’s perspective for a Coast Guard segment of “After the Catch.” U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry G. Dunphy.

“Each week, millions watch these fishermen face danger on the high seas and the Coast Guard response to disasters from the safety of their living rooms. We couldn’t ask for better partners than the men and women who have made this show a reality for the past seven years.”

Deadliest Catch begins its seventh season this Tuesday with a tribute to the late Capt. Phil Harris, a daring Coast Guard rescue 54 miles south of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and introduces the two newest members of the fleet: Ramblin’ Rose and Seabrooke.

Tune in to Discovery Channel tomorrow night to watch the Coast Guard on the season premiere of Deadliest Catch!

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  • Chris C Keene

    AM2 Keene (91-99) C-130 Drop/Load…True MEN!

  • CaptainBob

    I thoroughly enjoy the show, and wish there was some way to get the message across better here in NC. Last weekend we lost a fishman, a charter boat fishman I believe who was thrown overboard due to sea conditions and was later recovered, not rescued. No PFD! The inliet used is notorious for being rough, and has a bad bar across it. Fits the CFRs Hazardous bar and PFD requirement yet few wear them. And every year some make the news.
    Cpt Bob

  • Timothy H Harris

    Just curious, which inlet? I was stationed on the Out Banks many years ago

  • Scott Smith

    Discovery needs to come out with a show following the Coast Guard….I would Definitely Watch it.

  • BJ

    One of my favorite shows on the discovery channel. To bad phil haris died last year hope the kids do a good job keeping that boat running.

  • Bill Hayden

    Having completed several alpats aboard Jarvis (1982-86) this show holds a special place for me. These fellow men of the sea will always have my respect and admiration.

  • Michael Gennario

    I agree Scott ..How about it Discovery? Let’s see a show on these very brave Men and Women of the USCG….

  • Cathy Cross

    This should be available via PBS. Educational, safety minded, public servants doing their thing. I’m a USCG Veteran. I’d love to see my Coast Guard spotlighted with their own reality television program.

    Semper Paratus!

  • Stuart weller

    I love the show since season 1 and i love cab legs. I have been looking to buy the blue king crab but i am unable to find them. Even the enternet talks about the red, blue and the gold but that is all. Plus you have never had a show on the gold. When you go to the grocery store they only have snow crab legs can you tell me what all the different types of snow crab legs there are? The show talks about another crab season that i can not spell. I believe they are some sort of snow crab.