June 9, 2010

LKL Tonight! 'Deadliest Catch' Captains from New Orleans on oil spill

Posted: 05:55 PM ET

We've got the Captains from "Deadliest Catch" on LKL tonight – they're down in New Orleans meeting with fishermen who are dealing with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The LKL Blog spoke with Captain Keith Colburn back on May 26th and got his thoughts on the oil spill and wanted to re-post to share with you for tonight:

Captain Keith Colburn is best know as captain of the Wizard on the Discovery Channel's hugely successful series, "Deadliest Catch."  He's been a commercial fisherman for 25 years, and he's even participated in an oil spill cleanup in Dutch Harbor, Alaska.  Colburn also testified before Congress against off-shore drilling in Bristol Bay.  Captain Keith spoke with the LKL Blog and gave a unique, fisherman's perspective on the oil spill.

LKL Blog: You're a fisherman.  How have you reacted to the Gulf oil spill?

Colburn: Being an Alaska fisherman, there is grave concern about what is exactly going to happen to the food chain in the Gulf.  The fish inside the Gulf, and also a lot of the predator fish outside, are all going to be impacted dramatically.  Especially the oil down in the water column, down in the bottom where these species live.   As a fisherman it's pretty dramatic, and it could have widespread implications.

When the Exxon Valdez hit the rocks in Prince William Sound, the biggest thing that impacted us in the Bearing Sea, and there wasn't a drop of oil in the Bearing Sea, was the public perception of anything Alaskan that was seafood.  That dramatically impacted our pricing, and impacted all fisherman in the state of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.  The perception from the public was that all seafood coming out of Alaska was tainted, which was not the case.

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muffin mcgee   June 9th, 2010 6:06 pm ET

Day 51 and Obana never talked to BP . BP is on our soil. So does BP have to listen totLarry King, Fox news, etc.to know what Obama is saying. I want to know youyou what people as journalist think about out President and his lack of concrn. Maybe all thiscould h ave been advoided if BP and Obama got together.

They should be working together- why are they not working together – are they considered terrorist?????????????


Smith in Oregon   June 9th, 2010 6:50 pm ET

Right and no commercial seafood producer in Alaska after the Exxon Valdez dumped 11 Million poisonous toxic carcinogenic gallons of crude Oil into that sound SOLD contaminated seafood to a unsuspecting consumer?

Get real, of course they did. Between the choice of bankruptcy and selling contaminated seafood, they CHOOSE TO SELL CONTAMINATED SEAFOOD.

ALL seafood is quickly becoming filled with poisonous toxins and it won't be decades from now that eating seafood is entirely unhealthy to consume. Of course the Republican lawmakers and Seafood Corporate PR spin will debate that for years and years as it's consumers munch on Mercury, Cadmium, Lead and a wide range of pesticides, toxic Petrol-Chemicals and a boat load of Rx drugs which are dumped into the Ocean and Rivers across America.


Smith in Oregon   June 9th, 2010 7:05 pm ET

Larry King, Captain Keith Colburn is no chemist nor scientist but how does he feel about the 'possibility' of the seafood he is catching is composed of poisonous amounts of Mercury, Lead, Cadmium and other toxins which poisons children and individuals that eat them?

Does he shrug or simply shake his head? That's business in America, is that his reply?


phil   June 9th, 2010 8:32 pm ET

I want to see Sara Pallan in a haz-mat suit cleaning the oil her "Drill-Baby-Drill" campaign caused.

CLEAN- BABY-CLEAN !!!!!


Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   June 9th, 2010 8:46 pm ET

@A. Smith Oregon

Hi

Do you know what happened to the barrels of oil spill collected along the shores.
Can it be used again?
I think if it happens in poor countries,, the people will be collecting it for their own fuel consumption.


JamesB   June 9th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

@Phil,
You will never be able to see that, as she will be drilling closer to shore so will not be involved in such an accident.


Brenda   June 9th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

Will the captains and Mike Rowe be making any public appearances during their stay in new orleans?


Ms. Geri Benton   June 9th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

I find it strange it is taking President Obama so long to firmly address this BP issue and take action. Don't you? This is a disaster.


Matt   June 9th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

I have a legal question- Is it true that the main reason this oil well has not been capped so far is that if BP did, they would loose all legal rights to the well, so they would rather the leak continue while they figure out a way to capture the oil, than quickly cap the well in the first few days minimizing the enviromental disaster but loosing the financial upside to collecting the oil. ie. is this disaster factored into their risk/return financial model, where their lawyers and accountants factor in the cost of claims vs. their return on this well?


d. correia   June 9th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

When our government fully recognizes that US manning laws are being lobbied out the back door with the "dont ask dont tell" policies of USCG disasters such as this will continue. US labor is being put in the back seat of these foreign carpetbaggers who try to cut every corner to make a profit and leave US workers the crumbs and the cleanup... US oil should be overseen by US labor and MANAGEMENT, period... How can you say they have recovered 2.4 million barrels and say there are only 20-25000 barrels a day spewing out? 2.4 million/51 days = 47K + Whose behind this PR crap? You can say its BP but where is our congressional oversight? WHO were the lobbyists, Senate and Congresspersons who go to bat for BP In Washington... They should all be indicted for murder, 11 counts +


Marcy   June 9th, 2010 10:07 pm ET

Geri, I find it strange too. I lived in Gulf Shores Alabama and I have a love for the ocean. This is truely a sickening disaster.


jeannine grannis   June 9th, 2010 10:43 pm ET

Hello Mr King,
I just want to say a short message to all the captains that are down in New Orlean from the deadliest catch, they are great peoples, we loved their show, we also miss Phil. We think captain Sig is a great man a beautiful person. Jonaton, spoke greatly about the mess in
New Orleans and all are wonderful, I do not know if this message will get to you, I sure hope so.
thank so much for caring
I love New Orleans the french quater and all
peoples down there are so nice and friendly.
thank you
Jeannine Grannis


don speer   June 9th, 2010 11:10 pm ET

CONTROLLING THE OIL

The oil flow video shows a bolted flange connection just below the open pipe. If the robots can deal with the bolts, it could be unbolted and a flanged valve bolted to the bottom flange. The valve would have to be full open while being installed, then could be closed to control the flow, once installed.


R.Unger   June 10th, 2010 12:29 am ET

"BP has said it will pay for the clean-up and direct damages to those affected by the spill, such as fisherman. But the source said the moratorium was a government decision, and so the costs related to it were a different matter."-Reuters The king of PR hit another one out of the park.


Jacob Perez   June 10th, 2010 12:53 am ET

Drill Baby Drill!!!! Now where did i hear that?????


Smith in Oregon   June 10th, 2010 1:04 am ET

Time to roll the dice for President Obama, call in as much perceived equipment as the Gulf States are urging and needing, send BP the bill and fight in the nations corrupt courts over who pays the costs, BP or the American taxpayers.

American Taxpayers have spent hundreds of Billions of taxpayer dollars to provide the US Navy state of the art Ocean technology and the ships and vessels to TRACK and help deal with the undersea plumes of doom drifting across the Gulf of Mexico.

American Taxpayers do not deserve having the US Coast Guard running their boats over private citizens Oil booms in the Gulf Coastal waters. It is utterly disgusting to hear the US Coast Guard cutters are repeatedly destroying private Oil booms by purposefully smashing into them with their American taxpayer paid ship!

American Taxpayers paid ten's of Billions of taxpayer dollars for high tech Recon Spy Satellites which can see and image the deep water Oil plumes of death as they drift across the Gulf of Mexico. American citizens deserve to see and have those photos available, we paid for that technology damn it!


Duffydog   June 10th, 2010 1:09 am ET

Hail Jesse Ventura, he slayed Connie Mack.. Its about time that stuffed shirt got stood up. Thanks Jesse you are a true American Hero


Smith in Oregon   June 10th, 2010 1:25 am ET

@ Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Normally anything salvaged in international waters is the owner that salvaged it.

The US Govt. has already screwed the family's of the dead Oil well crew members by an ancient naval law regarding a callous and gross limit on personal liability claims for the family's and survivors. The US Govt. can't have it both ways, claim international waters laws and then refuse to honor that in regards to those that salvage the Oil.

The Mercado Oil field 'crude oil' was analyzed early on by the University of Louisiana Physical Sciences Dept. and found to contain 50% ASPHALT. Much of the crude oil is trash and likely the sole reason why the Mercado Oil field wasn't drained earlier. It's not BP's repeated PR claim of 'light Louisiana crude'. The crap you see floating on shore is like thick sludge, bottom of the barrel stuff after the volatile petrol-chemicals have evaporated. Really creative crafts persons could convert that goop into paraffin wax for candles.

The poor and indigenous people living among the marshes of Louisiana SHOULD start selling 'Pet Tar Balls' harvested from this enormous crude Oil spill. Help people realize how toxic and poisonous crude Oil is and finally get Big Oil to pay them for all the land and Oil leases they were ripped off for the past 100 years.


E. Pike   June 10th, 2010 4:03 am ET

Jonathon Hilstrand was dead on when he said it is time for the govt. to come in and take over. He was only saying what so many, myself included, are already thinking. And put some of the CEO's behind this behind BARS.


njoroge kariuki   June 10th, 2010 5:46 am ET

You know it gets into my nerves seeing the oil sprouting off the pipeline daily. I want to know what the Shell CEO would have to say if asked for his opinion because it could have happened to them as well.


EASTSIDE BO44Y   June 10th, 2010 12:54 pm ET

OBAMA SHOULD NOT MEET WITH B.P. CEO HE SHOULD JUST PUT A FREEZE ON THIER BILLONS OF DOLLARS ,AND START PAYING THESE GREAT PEOPLE ON THE COAST WHOS LIVES HAVEBEEN CHANGED FOREVER .AND AS FAR AS JESSE IS CONCERENED .HE IS AN AMERICAN HERO. BUT WHATEVER KIND OF DOPE HE WAS SMOKING SURE HAD HIM WASTED.HE KEPT CALLING MACK GOVENOR,AND TO EVEN BE IN THE SAME STATE AS OLIVER STONED WAKE UP JESSE ,IF U AND STONE LOVE HUGO BOZO SO MUCH MOVE DOWN THERE AND STAY OUT OF AMERICA. AND SOMEONE TELL STONED THE WARMONGER BUSH IS NOT THE PRESIDENT ANYMORE


EASTSIDE BO44Y   June 10th, 2010 1:04 pm ET

HEY SMITH IN OREGON GO CHECK YOURSELF IN TO A GOOD REHAB AS LONG AS U KEEP BURNING THE FUEL WE WILLKEEP ON DRILLING .AND HOPEFULY THEY START OUT THERE IN OREGON DRILL DRILL DRILL DRILL.LET OPEC STICK THERE OIL


JamesB   June 10th, 2010 2:08 pm ET

Connie Mack,
Nice job holding your own against a bully.


Paul   June 10th, 2010 2:32 pm ET

These Deadlist Catch Captains wouldnt be anything if someone didnt come up with the idea to film their livelyhoods........

Other than that they wouldnt be more than drinkin, smoked out smelly fisherman.........

Its amazing what a little lucj can do for you!


Renee Protomastro   June 10th, 2010 5:28 pm ET

there will be no seafood left to sell with contamination.


Teddy   June 11th, 2010 6:20 am ET

Mr Pickens, is BP better off now than they were before the cap was put on. If your answer , I am sure is yes, then they are making money. This is the truth.


s camel   June 17th, 2010 6:32 am ET

born and raised in new orleans. the same folks complaing lig billy the president and the jefferson parish president didn't want my family and friends to walk across the bridge to safety during katrina. a
lot of these people are crooks. just show your check stubs and w2s you will get your money. stop using this tradgedy to spew your hate for this president on anderson cooper, billy what happend to the 25 million bp gave to all your asses meaning the govenors. by the way your oil drills affects other states do they get a choice.


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