LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16:  TV personalities Sig Hansen (L) and Johnathan Hillstrand attend the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
TV - Movies
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. It's no secret that the fishing lifestyle isn't always easy on one's nose when surrounded by the stench of ocean creatures and human sweat, but how often do cast members of “Deadliest Catch” shower to keep their life easier for themselves and their co-workers?
On Reddit, Lady Alaska's James Gallagher revealed that the busy nature of the job means that he doesn't always have time to clean himself. He recalled 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."
During a fan Q&A on his Facebook page, the F/V Time Bandit’s Johnathan Hillstrand explained that many boats must install a desalination system to remove salt from the seawater — after the salt is removed, the crew can use the water for cooking and cleaning themselves. Unfortunately, the equipment is costly and prone to malfunctioning, which deters boats from carrying it.