In a new episode of Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” Captain Sig’s 18-year-old daughter Mandy Hanson desperately wants to convince her father she’s ready to follow in her family’s footsteps.
In a preview of Tuesday’s episode, Opilio-crab season kicks off with the return of the Cornelia Marie. After a three-year struggle, Josh Harris brought back the boat that helped make his old man a legend and 18-year-old Mandy Hansen arrives to convince her father Sig to take her fishing.
We learn that Mandy is charismatic, hardworking and headstrong. The teenager is certain she wants to work on deck as soon as she graduates from high school. The problem is Sig doesn’t approve of “fisherwomen.” But if Mandy is going out to sea, he would rather her fish on his deck where he can keep an eye on her, than on someone else’s boat.
The episode gives us a glimpse into what training for the boat entails.
“Deadliest Catch” airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Discovery.
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