F/V Northwestern, Captain Sig Hansen, Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, Deadliest Catch Season 13, Homeport Seattle, Ballard WA Ship Canal March, F/V Ocean Harvester, Dragger also at Pac. Fish Shipyard, Photography, by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Sea Gal, Salty Dog Marine Traffic Source PNW to AK Up & Down Hill

F/V Northwestern, F/V Wizard, Deadliest Catch, Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, boats are put to bed in their homeport at Pacific Fishermen Shipyard in Seattle late Feb. early March. In Ballard’s busy WA ship canal; busy by way of vessels of all shapes and sizes – commercial fishing, tugboats, workboats, superyachts, sailboats and powerboats, non-stop year round marine traffic underway in the canal. At the moment lots of crabber and dragger homecomings in the Pacific Northwest.

F/V Northwestern, Deadliest Catch, Alaska Bering Sea Crabber. Salty Dog Lab Lookout most photographed Dog with Deadliest Catch Boat, Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, Almost Spring home from crabbing….Photography, by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Sea Gal, Salty Dog Marine Traffic Source PNW to AK Up & Down Hill, Skiff Fun Times!

Pacific Fishermen Shipyard origin as a WA full service shipyard roots are deep in Norwegian fishing heritage, founded in 1946. Pacific Fishermen Shipyard is homeport to a lot of Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, such as the F/V Northwestern and F/V Wizard; when they are not in the Bering Sea crabbing or in SE AK or Bristol Bay summer salmon tendering, they are in the canal usually at Pac Fish for the Northwestern and from time to time the Wizard lays up on the Magnolia ship canal south side, just west of the Ballard Locks.

Deadliest Catch Season 13, filming is already in the can, crabbers are home and crews are back on land with family and friends after a very snotty, epic season in the Bering Sea. This past winter brought a lot of heart ache and tears and trauma at sea. Deadliest Catch does a good job capturing a handful of crab boats at sea; those boats are a tiny nugget of what really goes on in comparison to the reality of these crab boats leaving their families to run up and down hill for months on end to support their loved ones.

F/V Brenna A, Captain Sean Dwyer at the Wheel, AK Bering Sea Crabber, Deadliest Catch after her 1st Season Crabbing, Photo shot, end of summer after summer AK salmon tendering, crew on the bow, just in through the Ballard Locks,Photography, by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Sea Gal, Salty Dog Marine Traffic Source PNW to AK Up & Down Hill

Per usual the spring will launch another season of Deadliest Catch, some new tid-bits:  

  • Captain Wild Bill has a new crab boat formally known as F/V Wassille B. – Wild Bill has her named F/V Summer Bay. F/V Summer Bay spent a good grip of late summer at Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, by late September she was loading crab pots on the west wall of Fishermen’s Terminal, next up Captain Bill called in for a Ballard Locks drop into the Puget Sound, they were on their way locked and loaded for the uphill run to the Bering Sea with a new name F/V Summer Bay. The boat no stranger to Alaska fishing grounds, she got a new name, a shave and a hair cut pre-AK Bering Sea Crab Season.
  • F/V Brenna A. Captain Sean Dwyer will be back for their 2nd Season on Deadliest Catch in Season 13, Sean Dwyer and family are a seasoned fishing family that leads by great example. Salty Dog Boating News did stories on Sean and Brenna A. starting back in 2013, when Discovery was calling us checking up on inquires about the F/V Brenna A. and the Dwyer commercial fishing family. Today Captain Sean is a the big 25 years old, he’s hands down a great kind, well-mannered, amazing guy. Mama Jenny Dwyer and father Pat Dwyer did a great job raising their kids. Pat has since lost his battle with ALS, his legacy lives on very vibrant and strong! F/V Brenna A. Crew… well that’s another story… like most crabber crew, sometimes or in their case most times right proper manners clearly don’t apply. Stinky, salty, sometimes bratty is the short story and crew description…. Enough said, less is more…. in this crew description of 1st hand knowledge at our local docks, fishing festivals and watering holes. Good luck this season, Captain Sean don’t take any of their lippy crap!!! Surely you won’t!
  • F/V Cornelia Marie, Josh & Casey will be missed in season 13, I am sure we will see the boat buzzing around the canal soon and or before they get her ready for AK salmon tendering.
  • F/V Northwestern, well it sounds like Deadliest Catch will see a Sig Hansen Cameo after his last years heart attack, we hope and pray Hansen is following his doctors orders and hopefully smoking less or not at all.

    F/V Summer Bay, Deadliest Catch Wild Bill at the Wheel, Salty Dog Lab Lookout, gives a ship canal bard and tails wave, F/V Summer Bay making her way up to Dutch Harbor AK Bering Sea Crabbers on the move! Photography, by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Sea Gal, Salty Dog Marine Traffic Source PNW to AK Up & Down Hill

F/V Destination, will not be coming back to Seattle after this Alaska Bering Sea Crab season. February 11, 2017 the Destination went missing in the Bering Sea off Saint George Island. I know the exact time and won’t forget the day my phone was blowing up with zillions of incoming calls, people and publications up and down the coast asking to use my F/V Destinations photos, as I have hundreds and hundreds of photo’s of the boat from season to season. The F/V Destination frequently zipped up and down the WA ship canal, lots of hoop-la’s and Salty Dog Lab bark, tail waves and hello’s were passed back and forth in the canal as the Destination did pre-season boat projects and loading of gear, we will miss their happy, bright smiling ear to ear faces!

F/V Destination, Ship Canal, Ballard Bridge lift underway…On February 11, 2017 the 95-foot crab vessel, F/V Destination, vanished two miles off the Pribilof Island of St. George, Alaska. Six crew members were lost at sea.Original Photography, by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Sea Gal, Salty Dog Marine Traffic Source PNW to AK Up & Down Hill, God Bless our Fishermen & Their Families!

F/V Destination, on February 11, 2017 – the 95 ft. crabber vanished two miles off the Pribilof Island of St. George, Alaska.  Six crew members were lost at sea. The Destination crab boat disappearance sent shock waves and prayers throughout their homeport of Seattle and up and down the coast. To aid their families at this extremely sad time of life loss please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/fvdestinationmemorial God bless our fishermen & their families!

F/V Destination, AK Bering Sea Crabber, Fishermen’s Terminal Loading on West Wall, On February 11, 2017 the 95-foot crab vessel, F/V Destination, vanished two miles off the Pribilof Island of St. George, Alaska. Six crew members were lost at sea. Original Photography, by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Sea Gal, Salty Dog Marine Traffic Source PNW to AK Up & Down Hill, God Bless our Fishermen!

Original Photography, All Photo’s by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Sea Gal, Inquiries to: boating@saltydogfishingnews.com Salty Dog Marine Traffic Source Pacific Northwest to Alaska Up & Down Hill. God Bless our fishermen, fisherwomen & their families!

EAT FRESH – BUY WILD!