Nick Mavar, Deckhand on Northwestern Obituary – Cause of Death : Deckhand on ‘Deadliest Catch’ Northwestern dies at 59 in Alaskan boatyard.

By | June 15, 2024



Nick Mavar, a long-time deckhand who worked alongside Captain Sig Hansen on the Northwestern for 17 seasons of the hit reality show ‘Deadliest Catch,’ has tragically passed away at the age of 59. The news of his sudden death has sent shockwaves through the fishing community and fans of the popular television series.

Mavar reportedly suffered a medical emergency while at an Alaskan boatyard, where he was known to spend his time when not out at sea. Details surrounding the exact circumstances of his passing are still unclear, as authorities have yet to release an official statement on the matter.

Known for his hard work ethic and dedication to the job, Mavar was a beloved member of the Northwestern crew and was highly respected by his fellow fishermen. His presence on the show will be sorely missed, as he brought a sense of camaraderie and teamwork to the deck that was unrivaled.

Captain Sig Hansen, who had worked closely with Mavar for nearly two decades, expressed his deep sorrow at the loss of his friend and colleague. “Nick was more than just a deckhand – he was family,” Hansen said in a statement. “His passion for fishing and his unwavering commitment to the Northwestern will never be forgotten. He will always have a place in our hearts.”

Fans of ‘Deadliest Catch’ have also taken to social media to mourn the passing of Mavar, with many sharing their favourite memories of him on the show. His larger-than-life personality and infectious smile were a staple of the series, and his absence will be deeply felt in the upcoming season.

As news of Mavar’s death continues to spread, tributes and condolences have poured in from across the fishing industry. Fellow fishermen have praised his skill and dedication, while fans have expressed their sadness at the loss of such a beloved figure.

While the cause of Mavar’s death remains unknown at this time, his impact on the fishing world and the lives of those who knew him is undeniable. He will be remembered as a hardworking and loyal deckhand, who gave his all to the dangerous and unpredictable world of crab fishing in the Bering Sea.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mavar’s family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.