‘Deadliest Catch’ Season 16 Episode 12 Preview: Is skipper Sig Hansen of the Northwestern retiring?

The skippers and their crews have been navigating tough waters in Season 16 of the ‘Deadliest Catch’ for a while now. The winter crabbing season has been a problem with storms wreaking havoc. In the earlier episode, Scott Campbell Junior was in hassle. Girl Alaska had a bilge pump difficulty and that gave them a jolt after they realized the ship listed closely to its starboard facet. The vessel was flooding and Junior was struggling to get the boat to maneuver.

If not for the Discovery Crew vessel that got here to their help, it is unimaginable to assume of the horror Junior and his crew would have gone by way of. Aboard the Cornelia Marie, greenhorn Maria Dosal acquired a bump after a robust wave despatched her hurtling throughout and she or he banged her head to the ceiling of the freezer room, struggling a concussion. 

The upcoming episode will concentrate on Wild Invoice Wichrowski’s Summer season Bay, the Cornelia Marie and the return of Sig Hansen’s Northwestern. Final we noticed Sig and aid skipper Mandy, his daughter was attempting to unravel the mechanical difficulty that plunged the boat into darkness. This was adopted by failure of one of the engines whereas they have been in the center of raking in a potful of Opilio crabs.

The difficulty successfully put an finish to their crabbing expedition as the rapid plan was to get again to city on one engine and chalk out a plan of motion. Nevertheless, the synopsis teased a retirement of types for Sig. Or possibly it’s only a break. Titled ‘Dutch Harbor Double Cross’ the official logline reads: “On the Summer season Bay there’s hell to pay when Invoice’s backup block goes lacking; Cornelia Marie skippers Josh and Casey navigate a tenuous partnership at the Russian line; weighed down by three full tanks, Sig places a heavy Northwestern in Mandy’s arms.”

Whereas the Summer season Bay and the Cornelia Marie have their very own challenges to face, the viewers will certainly focus extra on the Northwestern. It would not be like Sig handy over the reins similar to that, however the tact and proactive perspective Mandy dropped at this season could have been some of the causes. After all, a lot of that is pure hypothesis. It is perhaps a brief break or Mandy’s in for the lengthy haul with the daunting process of pipping Russia in the struggle for Opilio Crab. Sig has been one of the fan-favorite characters and has been featured in a complete of 205 episodes since 2005, the most by any member in the present. He’s adopted by Keith Colburn (175) and Jake Anderson (169) with the two skippers of the Wizard and Saga marking their debuts in 2007.

‘Deadliest Catch’ Season 16 airs on Tuesdays at eight pm ET on Discovery.

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