The death-defying lengths it takes to catch an Alaskan king crab | 60 Minutes Australia
Mar 17 2023
It's a breathtaking white knuckle adventure - little boats battling mountainous waves and raging storms. A drama played out in sub-zero temperatures right up there near the North Pole in the icy Bering Sea. And it's deadly too. There's a 100% injury rate and on average, one crewman is killed every week. What a way to make a living, even if you're paid a small fortune. Welcome to the world of the Alaskan king crab fisherman, a band of outlaws who risk it all in search of the prize they call Red Gold. Michael Usher joined the fleet and discovered for himself what it's like to hear the words every sailor dreads: man overboard.

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