'Deadliest Catch': Vessel catches fire with five people on board

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'Deadliest Catch': Vessel Catches Fire With Five People On Board

On the season premiere of "Deadliest Catch," five people on board a vessel called the Western Venture quickly found themselves in extreme danger.
'Deadliest Catch': Vessel catches fire with five people on board
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 09: Captain Sig Hansen speaks during the 'Deadliest Catch's Twitter For Tough Guys' panel at the Hyatt Hotel during the South By Southwest Interactive Festival on March 9, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL -7/4/13 - Today on LIVE, the hosts learn the ropes from Deadliest Catch Captains Sig Hansen (left) and Keith Colburn (right) on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael,' distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. (Photo by David Steele/Disney-ABC via Getty Images) SIG HANSEN, MICHAEL STRAHAN, KELLY RIPA, KEITH COLBURN
LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL -7/4/13 - The catch-of-the-day, with 'Deadliest Catch' Captains Keith Colburn (left) and Sig Hansen (right) on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael,' distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. (Photo by David Steele/Disney-ABC via Getty Images) SIG HANSEN, MICHAEL STRAHAN, KELLY RIPA, KEITH COLBURN
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 18: Bill Wichrowski (R), captain of the 'KodiaK' and Captain Derrick Ray (L)on the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2012 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 17: Bill Wichrowski, captain of the 'KodiaK' on the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch, attends the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2012 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4278 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Matt LeBlanc, Deadliest Catch's Capt. Keith Colburn and Capt. Sig Hansen during an interview on June 26, 2012 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 09: Captain Johnathan Hillstrand speaks during the 'Deadliest Catch's Twitter For Tough Guys' panel at the Hyatt Hotel during the South By Southwest Interactive Festival on March 9, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 09: Captains Keith Colburn and Sig Hansen speak during the 'Deadliest Catch's Twitter For Tough Guys' panel Hyatt Hotel during the South By Southwest Interactive Festival on March 9, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL -7/4/13 - The catch-of-the-day, with 'Deadliest Catch' Captains Keith Colburn (left) and Sig Hansen (right) on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael,' distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. (Photo by David Steele/Disney-ABC via Getty Images) SIG HANSEN, MICHAEL STRAHAN, KELLY RIPA, KEITH COLBURN
** FOR ARCHIVE CONSIDERATION ** (JULY 10, 2008): Captain Sig Hansen (center), star of the Discovery Channel reality series "The Deadliest Catch," and brothers Deckhand Norman Hansen (left) and Deck Boss Edgar Hansen (right), pose with a statue of Sebastian, the crab made famous in Disney's animated film "The Little Mermaid." "The Deadliest Catch" chronicles six boats, captains and crews in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, during the Alaskan king crab season. Based in Seattle, Wash., Hansen is a fourth-generation Norwegian fisherman. He and his family are at Walt Disney World Resort this week. (Garth Vaughan, photographer)
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"Reporting that the boat looks like it's on fire ... we're hoping that they're sitting in a life raft."

The five people on the boat were able to escape the flames in a life raft and signal for help. A coast guard surveillance plane was then able to keep track of the drifting crew's life raft until eventually they were rescued by a good Samaritan boat. Luckily, everyone survived.

Fans on Twitter were loving the premiere and we mean really loving it.

Some even joined in on "The Deadliest Catch" Fantasy Game, where viewers can create their own fantasy team and choose their favorite crew members from the show.

Top scoring players can take home weekly prizes and have the chance to meet the captains in Dutch Harbor Alaska.

Anyone looking to sign up can do so at Discovery.com/Catchgame.
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