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Original Air Date: May 10, 2005

Season: 1

Crab Count: 0

SYNOPSIS: Opilio crab season is about to begin, and the forecast is glacial and dangerous. On a cold, rainy January day -- when sunlight lasts just six hours -- 171 boats begin the journey out of Dutch Harbor, sailing up to 450 miles northwest of the small town in search of crab. But shortly after one captain leaves port, smoke and heat force him to surrender valuable time to turn around for repairs, only to discover that an EIRB, or emergency signal, has rung out from a sister boat. Meanwhile, gale warnings buzz over the radio, alerting captains of treacherous ice conditions -- ice that, if allowed to build up on the crab pots, could capsize a boat.

Finally, at noon, the opilio crab season begins, and the fleet is forced to put their emotions aside and begin fishing.

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F/V Big Valley
F/V Big Valley
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  • We're just doing what we do. Taking care of our brothers. -- Deckhand Hiram Johnson -- Maverick

  • I think that my partner skipper has just passed so we lift him up to the Lord and ask for mercy for that. Bless his soul. -- Captain Pete Liske - Lady Alaska

  • A hundred different things could go wrong on these boats in the middle of the night and over you go. -- Captain Phil Harris - Cornelia Marie
  • The images of the "maritime graveyard" as well as the videos of the boats and as well as the people who are no longer with us.

  • Captain Gary Edwards of the Big Valley goes over the function of an EPIRB.

  • The response from the fleet to the Big Valley's EPIRB going off and then the search and rescue operations.

  • Hirim of the Maverick, talks of friends lost during his career including brothers Chris (F/V Kristen Gale) and Terry (F/V Shaman) Rosendahl.
  • The Big Valley's EPIRB is going off and no one can reach them on the radio.
  • The rescue efforts of the Big Valley.

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  • The Northwestern has bad bait so they must unload all that they have on board and reload a new batch.

  • On board the Lady Alaska their main electrical board has sparks arcing from a short and they must return to Dutch to have it repaired. The repair only takes 2 hours and then they are off to the fishing grounds.

  • The coast guard rescuing Cache Seel of the Big Valley.

  • The crew of the Northwestern tarps the pots to keep ice off, Edgar rides the rail to tie the tarp

  • Story of the Big Valley sinking being relayed to Captain Pete Liske.

  • The Coast Guard finding the life raft from the Big Valley with just one survivor in it. 5 men are still missing.

  • The bait pots of The Big Valley floating in the water.

  • The F/V Big Valley sank January 17, 2005 claiming the lives of Skipper Gary Edwards (46), Josias Hernandez Luis (48), Aaron Marrs (27), Carlos Rivero (35), and Danny Romain Vermeersch (33). Cache Seel, the only survivor, and 2 other men were able to don immersion (survival) suits.

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Gary Edwards
Recap of Gary Edwards demonstrating an EPIRB

Gary Edwards Josiahs Luna

Gary Edwards & Josias Luna


Gary Edwards

Edgar Hansen

Edgar ties the tarp
Chris Rosenthal
Chris Rosendahl
Terry Rosenthal
Terry Rosendahl

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Janetfishedak Chris D. Rosendahl 0 May 23 2010, 6:30 PM EDT by Janetfishedak
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The names on the pictures of Chris and Terry Rosendahl are switched. I think they made it seem this way on the episode, but I haven't watched it in years. Chris is wearing blue and in the wheel house, Terry is on deck with crab. Would be good to see this corrected. Fish on everyone, I just went to the MC Bucking horse sale.
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