What is more dangerous than fishing for crab in the Bering Sea? Filming the guys fishing in the Bering Sea! The “Deadliest Catch” camera men are just as crazy as the fishermen. Once the weather turns bad, they want to be there to get the shot.
Last year, the Cornelia Marie had a “green horn” camera man by the name of Ben Zupo. This year he returns more experienced and ready to go. Unfortunately, this year he’s working for the F/V Northwestern:) I’m sure he’ll miss the good-natured humor of Captain Phil. Now, he’ll have to put up with the Hansen brothers. Also, he’ll realize how nice the F/V Cornelia Marie rides compared to the F/V Northwestern. This is because our house (living quarters) is in the stern instead of forward like the Northwestern.
Most of the “Deadliest Catch” crew are now showing up in Dutch Harbor to prepare for the Opilio season starting on January 15th. Unfotunately, we have some boat issues to take care before we can fish. More later.
To read Ben Zupo’s full story, click here.