The “Deadliest Catch” fishing boat kinda got entangled in geopolitics, after Russia launched a missile almost immediately after a nearby ship had a run-in with a Russian fishing boat.
The video is crazy … the crew on D.C.’s Time Bandit was cruising along off Alaska, when someone screamed to look up toward the sun. Sure enough, they saw a missile shooting into the skies just as plain as day.
Apparently, another ship called Wizard had a run-in with a Russian fishing boat, near the U.S.-Russia border. The crews on each boat exchanged words before the folks on the Wizard told the Russian crew to scram.
Is that a missile headed towards the Time Bandit??
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During the back and forth, the Time Bandit was called for back-up. The Russian ship ended up retreating … when suddenly things took a scary turn.
You hear someone from Time Bandit’s crew scream, “Did Russia shoot a missile, dude?”
Someone responds … “It’s coming right for us, captain!”
You can catch the full episode on Discovery tonight at 8 PM.