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How Often Does The Cast Of Deadliest Catch Actually Shower?

Crab fishing isn't the most glamorous career, and the cast of "Deadliest Catch" can attest to this better than most. The Discovery series chronicles various captains and their crews as they navigate the perilous and icy cold waters of Alaska's Bering Sea, often dealing with extreme weather conditions, infighting, and devastating tragedies that rock their boats. There is also the ever-changing nature of the environment to contend with, which has led some people to claim that climate change is the biggest villain on "Deadliest Catch." Then again, there are some members of the crews who might argue that the lack of home comforts is just as bad.

It's no secret that the fishing lifestyle isn't always easy on one's nose. Being stuck at sea for months on end means that there's no escaping the stench of water creatures and human beings who have spent hours immersed in manual labor. With that in mind, how often does the cast of "Deadliest Catch" shower in order to make life easier for themselves and their colleagues?

Showering isn't always easy for the cast of Deadliest Catch

If the Lady Alaska's James Gallagher's words are anything to go by, the cast of "Deadliest Catch" doesn't get to shower all that often. While speaking to fans on Reddit, the crew member revealed that the busy nature of the job means that he doesn't always have time to clean himself. However, Gallagher might also be the worst-case example, as he recalled a time when one of his colleagues commented on his hygiene. "One day I was walking by [Scott Campbell] Junior in the galley and he just looked at me and said, "It's time," and he demanded I shower before the next string haha."

Of course, showering isn't that simple on a crab fishing boat. During a fan Q&A on Johnathan Hillstrand's Facebook page, the F/V Time Bandit captain (with some help from his assistant) revealed that many boats must install a desalination system to remove salt from the seawater. After the salt is removed, the boat occupiers can use the water for cooking and cleaning themselves. Unfortunately, the equipment is costly and prone to malfunctioning, which deters boats from carrying it, essentially causing the crew members to stink up the place as a result.