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'Deadliest Catch' Captain

Masturbation Is a

High Seas Sedative

4/22/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

042214_wichorwski_launch"Wild" Bill Wichrowski has the cure for insomnia in the open waters ... a little self-gratification.

It's unclear why our photog and the "Deadliest Catch" captain were obsessed with talking about masturbation ... but they had quite the revealing chat about "relieving yourself" on a boat.

Wichrowski went on about the preferred locations for a little one-on-one, as well as how a quick session can help the guys fall asleep on the high sea. 

Whatever happened to just counting sheep?  Then again, sheep are a whole different ballgame.

'Deadliest Catch' Star

No Viagra Needed ...

Being at Sea Makes Me Horny Enough

4/16/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Josh Harris from "Deadliest Catch" is unimpressed with the new dessert breakthrough -- Viagra ice cream -- because he says the last thing his libido needs after a fishing trip ... is a boost.

In other words ... batten down your hatches when Josh pulls into port, ladies!

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'Deadliest Catch' Star

Rubber Jungle Fever

With Big, Black Sex Doll

6/10/2013 3:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It's your typical love story ...

Man walks into a bar ...

Man orders a beer ...

Man has simulated sex with a big, black inflatable woman ...

And it all happened to "Deadliest Catch" star Scott Campbell, Jr. -- who hit up a bowling alley in Kodiak, Alaska a few weeks ago when a bachelor party rolled in ... sex doll in tow.

So ... naturally ... Scott pretended to have sex with it.

We're told everyone had a blast -- including the doll.

(We hear she's kind of a whore)

'Deadliest Catch' Star

Accused of Textual Harassment

2/20/2012 4:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0217_Elliott_Neese_EX"Deadliest Catch" star Elliott Neese is an unstable ticking time bomb waiting to explode ... so says his baby mama who just got a restraining order against the reality star.

According to court docs filed in Alaska obtained by TMZ, Neese -- the captain of the F/V Ramblin' Rose -- has been on bad terms with his baby mama Valerie Gunderson for a while ... and now she believes there are signs he could "snap" on her at any moment.

One of the BIGGEST signs, Valerie alleges ... is that Elliott has been drinking, possibly using drugs and harassing her through the phone.

In fact, Valerie claims on Feb 13 ... Elliott called her 38 TIMES and sent 15 texts her way in less than an hour ... when she refused to talk to him.  One month before that, Valerie claims he called her 54 TIMES in one night.

Valerie claims Elliott also called her mother and told her, "If I can't have [Valerie] nobody can."

Valerie claims Elliott has a history of domestic violence -- smashing her belongings in 2010 and attacking her in 2006 -- and she doesn't want to be a victim again.

The judge felt Valerie's fears are legit -- and has issued a temporary restraining order against Neese ... banning him from calling Valerie or contacting her in any way.

We attempted to contact Elliott for comment ... but we're told he's currently out fishing and could not be reached.

'Deadliest Catch' Star

Accused of Bathroom Beatdown

1/6/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Feleti Freddy MaugataiThe badass Samoan guy on "Deadliest Catch" is in trouble for allegedly squeezin' one out in a men's room in  Alaska ... as in, he's been accused of putting some guy in a serious headlock.

TMZ has learned ... Feleti "Freddy" Maugatai has been charged with misdemeanor assault over a violent altercation at the Grand Aleutian Hotel in Alaska on December 16.

According to the criminal complaint obtained by TMZ ... a female witness claims the Discovery Channel reality star got into a fight with her husband ... and it spilled over into the restroom.

When the woman went to check on the situation, she claims she observed that Freddy had her husband in a headlock.

The woman claims she tried to free her hubby, but Freddy grabbed her by the arm and "forcefully" pushed her across the restroom.

When cops arrived to the scene, police say they observed the woman had bruising and swelling on her arm.

According to the complaint, Freddy told police he didn't start the fight ... but was merely defending himself after the other man punched him in the face.  Freddy says he "did not touch Katz."

A few days later, a judge ordered Freddy to stay away from the woman, her husband and the hotel.  He's due back in court later this month.

TMZ attempted to reach Freddy for comment -- but he's currently working on the F/V Wizard crab boat in Alaska. A rep for Discovery had no comment.

'Deadliest Catch' Emergency Call

CREWMEMBER DOWN!

11/10/2011 2:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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TMZ has obtained the emergency radio call made moments after a member of the "Deadliest Catch" fishing crew collapsed while at sea Tuesday -- and according to the caller, the man showed "signs of shock and possible convulsions."

During the transmission, the caller says the unidentified crew member is "barely coherent" -- and probably suffering from severe dehydration.

The crew member in question -- who we're told was a novice crab fisherman AKA a "greenhorn" -- was airlifted to a nearby hospital in Alaska for treatment.

Sources tell TMZ, he's doing a lot better now -- and a rep for Discovery adds they are "thankful to the Coast Guard and F/V Wizard crew members for their fast action and coordination."

'Deadliest Catch' Captain

ATTACKS Cameraman

7/17/2011 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Deadliest Catch" captain Keith Colburn lashed out in a FEROCIOUS expletive-filled attack on one of the boat's cameramen recently -- bum-rushing the guy into a wall -- and it was all caught on tape.

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Keith lost his temper after the photog in question -- named Brad Carper -- called up to the wheelhouse looking for one of the show's producers, interrupting Keith at exactly the wrong time.

Keith snapped.

The fight, which airs next Tuesday on Discovery, went down a couple months ago -- near the end of opilio crab fishing season -- and sources connected with the show tell TMZ, Keith was extremely stressed at the time ... and his fuse was real short. No kidding.

But it's all water under the bridge now -- according to sources, Keith and Brad are back on good terms and all is well. No hard feelings.

'Deadliest Catch' -- New Captain, MAJOR Tension

4/4/2011 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The guy who took over for Captain Phil Harris on "Deadliest Catch" could really use some sensitivity training ... because dude used Phil's death to rip a crew member ... in front of Phil's TWO SONS.

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TMZ has obtained a clip from the upcoming season of "D.C." ... in which Derrick Ray -- the new skipper of the F/V Cornelia Marie -- gets into a serious verbal spat with engineer Steve Ward.

During the fight, Phil's son Jake pleads for the two to make up ... and that's when Ray heartlessly snaps and says,"Phil's not here, he's f**king dead, okay?"

To make things worse ... Phil's other son Josh is also in earshot.

The new season kicks off April 12.

'Deadliest Catch' Crew Member

Dead

Drugs Found

2/23/2011 3:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Deadliest Catch" crew member Justin Tennison of the F/V Time Bandit was found dead in a hotel yesterday ... and TMZ has learned cops discovered drugs and alcohol in the room.

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Law enforcement officials in Homer, AK tell us they got a call at 12:52 PM yesterday reporting a deceased male at the Best Western Bidarka Inn.  Upon arrival they found 33-year-old Tennison lying on a bed unresponsive.

We're told a search of the room -- which was registered to Justin -- turned up a small amount of marijuana, as well as several bottles of alcohol in the refrigerator.  Cops tell us they believe there had been a party in the room the night before.

It's unknown if the booze and drugs played a role in Justin's death -- his body was transported to the State Medical Examiner ... and an autopsy is scheduled for later today.

Time Bandit captain Andy Hillstrand posted on his Facebook page that Justin had served as an engineer aboard the fishing boat during the offseasons -- and just joined the crew as a deckhand a few months ago for the crab season. 

'Deadliest Catch' Star Honored -- One Year After Death

2/9/2011 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's been one year since "Deadliest Catch" star Captain Phil Harris passed away -- and TMZ has learned his sons will honor his memory in the place they felt closest to him ... on a fishing boat.

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We're told Jake and Josh Harris are currently on board the boat their dad made famous -- the F/V Cornelia Marie because they feel their dad would have wanted them to treat the day like any other day ... and continue to run the family business.

Sources close to the family tells us the boys just wrapped up a successful season of Opilio crabbing and are now headed to Kodiak, AK for cleaning and repairs. 

As we previously reported, both Jake and Josh have expressed interest in following in Phil's footsteps ... and captain their own boats one day.


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'Deadliest Catch' Star Hit By Long Arm of the Claw

1/24/2011 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

One of the guys on "Deadliest Catch" got in some serious hot water with Alaska law enforcement after officials discovered something fishy on his crabbing license ... TMZ has learned.

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Law enforcement sources tell us ... Crosby Leveen -- one of the deckhands on the F/V Wizard -- was hooked in a routine license inspection when authorities noticed he lied about his residency on his license application in an effort to save a few bucks.

Officials tell us out-of-state fishermen, like Crosby, will sometimes try to claim Alaska residency because license fees are cheaper for AK residents.

As for Leveen -- who lives in Maine -- he pled guilty last week to commercial fishing with an invalid crew license and had to pay $440 in fines and related fees.  


Drug Investigation on 'Deadliest Catch' Boat

11/29/2010 3:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The fishing boat featured on the reality show "Deadliest Catch" was the subject of a police search earlier this month after the captain called cops claiming one of the stars had been abusing drugs on board ... this according to law enforcement.

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The Unalaska Department of Public Safety (Unalaska is a city in Alaska, weird ...we know) tells TMZ ... police responded to the famous "Cornelia Marie" on November 5, 2010 after receiving a call from Captain Derek Ray.

We're told Ray -- who took over the boat after the death of Captain Phil Harris -- told cops Phil's son Jake Harris (a deckhand on the boat) had been abusing prescription drugs while at sea.

Officials tell us ... cops searched the boat and found "paraphernalia" -- but not enough evidence to connect Jake to a crime.

Cops interviewed everyone on the boat -- but so far, no arrests have been made.

UPDATE: A rep for Jake told us "The facts of the case speak for itself, the Unalaska Department of Public Health has confirmed that no charges will be filed as a result of the investigation. Jake is looking forward to returning as part of the Cornelia Marie crew to the Bering Sea for the opilio crab season in January. "

'Deadliest Catch' Trio to Return to Show

10/8/2010 5:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Captains Sig Hansen, Johnathan Hillstrand and Andy Hillstrand have worked out their differences with Discovery and will return to "Deadliest Catch" ... TMZ has learned.

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The Hillstrands had previously quit the show after a lawsuit between the brothers and Discovery over an unfinished TV special -- Hansen quit as a sign of solidarity.

Through a rep, the trio tells TMZ, "We're happy we worked everything out with Discovery. A deal's a deal. We're heading up to Dutch Harbor to start filming the new season of 'Deadliest Catch' and hopefully it will be the best one yet."

UPDATE: We're told the unfinished TV special in question -- "Hillstranded" -- will be completed, per the captain's agreement with the Discovery Channel.


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