Omg!

How Long You Can Survive in the ‘Deadliest Catch’ Waters

Yahoo Celebrity
 

"Deadliest Catch" is one of the most dangerous shows on television. But "omg! Insider" co-anchor Kevin Frazier braved the treacherous conditions, traveling to Alaskan Outpost — where the crew and the Discovery Channel production team set out every day — for an inside look at what makes the "Deadliest Catch" crabbing missions so unsafe.

Before even getting on the boat, Lisa Robertson, a member of the production team, helped explain just how extreme the conditions are. She said a person would last "about ninety 90 seconds" without a highly protective survival suit, adding, "Depends on the temp. But it's less than a couple minutes."

And Sig Hanson, one of the captains on the show, has been going on crabbing missions all his life, but the dangers of the job do not go unnoticed. "At one time it was the most dangerous occupation in the world," the 47-year-old said.

While it might seem as if risking your life every day for a job is a bit much, according to CNN, these crab fishermen make quite a bit of money, with some raking in more than $200,000 a year for their catches.

Check out this video to see the extreme length the production crew went to to assure their personal safety while on the vessel, and tune in to "omg! Insider" on TV tonight for more of the latest in entertainment news!

View Comments