'Deadliest Catch': Jake Anderson on deck and in charge

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As fans saw in last Tuesday's episode of Discovery's "Deadliest Catch," deck boss Edgar Hansen didn't show up for opilio-crab season on the F/V Northwestern, leaving former greenhorn Jake Anderson, protege of Capt. Sig Hansen (older brother of Edgar), in charge of the deck.The Bering Sea in January 2011 didn't exactly let Anderson ease into the position."I'll tell you this," he tells Zap2it. "It blew almost every day and night. I'm in charge of the deck. Edgar didn't show up this season. He was mentioning it, so the deck was left up to me. The first day, it blew 50 knots, and the rest is history from there."The rough weather just kept on coming."We took a big wave over the bow," recalls Anderson. "It was blowing 60 knots. It flooded the whole deck, and it flooded the port side."One of the deckhands got so drenched that he had to go change clothes, leaving the deck...


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