The boat “Deadliest Catch” spotted sailing in the Strait of Georgia; answers Mayday call nearby
After a sailboat struck Rebecca Rock near Powell River, a boat from the TV show “Deadliest Catch” offered to help the stranded sailors.
Just before 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 6, the Victoria Coast Guard relayed a distress call from a sailboat that had run aground on Rebecca Rock, five nautical miles west of Powell River.
Lieutenant-Commander Tony Wright told Vista Radio that the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) station in Powell River was immediately affected. He says several ships responded to the show.
CCG Cape Caution and FRC Westview 1 were on the scene approximately 14 minutes after receiving the mission. Fortunately, Wright says the two people on board were not injured and were taken to Westview 1 and then to Cape Caution. The sailboat was then towed off the rock by Westview 1 and towed to Lund.
But Wright notes that one of the ships that offered to help with the rescue was the Cornelia Marie – a widely known American fishing vessel from the Discovery Channel TV show, “Deadliest Catch.” However, as Cornelia Marie’s crews said they had a 30-minute expected arrival time, Wright said their help was not needed.
It might come as no surprise to Cornelia Marie fans to see the ship sail through the Strait of Georgia. On May 29, a message to The Deadliest Capture – F / V Cornelia Marie The Facebook page said the crews were leaving Seattle and heading north. Later that day on Sunday the ship was spotted passing Discovery Pier in Campbell River. And since this morning (Tuesday), the crews are continuing their walk to the north, past Annette Island near Prince Rupert.