‘Deadliest Catch’: Mandy Pederson, Sig Hansen’s Daughter, Shares Devastating News

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Northwestern captain Sig Hansen’s daughter, Mandy Pederson, took to social media to share some heartbreaking, personal news. In a rare moment, Mandy expressed her personal grief over her painful loss. What did the Deadliest Catch star reveal?

Northwestern Captain Mandy Pederson’s Heartbreaking Post

On February 11, Mandy Hansen Pederson shared an Instagram post with a devastating message. The photo on the post was of a white baby onesie, with at the words “Xtratuf” across. To the left of the baby garment are size 3 Xtratuf baby booties. On the box are a couple of little crabs, appropriate for her family’s crab business. As adorable as these items are, it is her caption that reveals her heartbreak and pain of suffering a miscarriage.

“Though I lost you my previous season onboard, I still think about you everyday. Words cannot describe the hurt and the love I still feel for you. May we meet one day little one. Momma’s got you in her heart forever and ever 😘”

Mandy stated that she lost her baby on her “previous season onboard.” The fishing season just ended, so it could assumed that this tragedy occurred when the Deadliest Catch was filming Season 15. She indicates that this happened onboard, so it can be safely assumed that it happened on the Northwestern, where she substitutes as captain for her father Captain Sig Hansen. She didn’t give any details on how she was physically doing herself. Instead, this was an open letter to the baby that lost before she got to hold.


Who Is Mandy Pederson?

When Sig Hansen married his wife June, he adopted her two daughters Nina and Mandy, and raised them as his own. Sig Hansen’s youngest daughter Mandy Hansen Pederson has been a bright light on the Northwestern. She has become a boat captain, continuing the family legacy. She graduation from Washington State University as well as the California Maritime Academy to train for her position on the boat. Over the summers, she worked on the Northwestern as captain, salmon tendering.

On June 10, 2017, she married Northwestern greenhorn Clark Pederson, in front of the Northwestern, amongst family, friends and cameras. Fans of the Deadliest Catch were treated to some highlights of Clark and Mandy’s beautiful Norwegian wedding, which included many of the women, including her mom June, in traditional Norwegian attire. The cake was Kransekaka, the Norwegian Princess wedding cake. A week later, Sig Hansen was a grandfather, as Nina gave birth to her first child Jaxsen on Father’s Day, June 18.


Clark Pederson’s Prank On Sig Hansen

Before Clark asked Sig for Mandy’s hand in marriage, Edgar Hansen made the greenhorn lie and tell his future father-in-law that Mandy was pregnant. According to Yahoo,  Sig blurted out in rage, Clark quickly told the surly captain that it was all a prank, but Sig looked like he was ready for revenge. He announced over the Northwestern loudspeaker his stern warning.

“Clark, I would really, really keep an eye open when I go to sleep. I’d keep one eye open when you sleep from now on for the rest of your life.”

Over the past few years, Deadliest Catch fans have been in awe with Mandy’s calm toughness, continually proving she has the steely nerves to be the future captain of the Northwestern. So, even when she recently shared some devastating news, fans of the Discovery show have discovered that Mandy is a lot like a crab. She may have a hard shell but is soft inside. Fans have sent their deepest sympathy.

Have you been keeping up with Deadliest Catch star Mandy Pederson? Please share your own expressions in the comment field below. The Deadliest Catch will return to Discovery sometime in April. That date should be announced soon.

Georgia Makitalo


  1. Mandy I am so sorry for your loss you and Clark and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Also on a good note your dad Sig always has and always will be my favorite boat..

    1. Mandy n Clark, my Prayers are with you at this difficult time. Their are no words to say, or to know how you both n your Families n Friends are feelings. Do know we all, that watch the show, Care, Love n Support you all.
      My God Be With You At This Hard Time, His Harms Wrapped Around You Always And Anytime You Need Him…
      Hugs n Love

      1. I am truly sorry to hear of your sad loss but you are incredibly strong woman and you just have to remember you have your very own little Angel watching over you ,your dad and your husband while your are all doing your jobs and one day you will all be together again . Take care and rock the Northwestern. Xx

    2. Oh honey I’m sorry to hear about your baby. A loss of a child is devastating and when you are ready to try you won’t be replacing, because that will not happen, but you will be ready and be a wonderful
      Mommy,love to you and your family

  2. So very sorry for your lost Mandy, words cannot express how deeply saddened iam for the loss of your child, God bless you Mandy.

  3. Mandy, I’m terribly sorry for Clark and your loss. No parent should have to bear the grief of losing a child. My deepest sympathies.

  4. Mandy, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your and Clark’s precious child. May the lord bless and comfort you, Clark and the family. Praying for you all.

    1. Mandy, crazy as it is and a lot of people I’m sure share the the same sentiment. I have watched you grow up. Your father and crew has done a fine job. I am sorry to hear about your loss and know that you child, husband, family, and you will be fine. My thoughts go out to you and your family. Stay strong be strong you will be rewarded.

  5. Keep your expectations high and feel blessed. You know your little one is being properly cared for by our father. You will me him or her again. God Bless you . And dont give up hope

  6. Dear Mandy Pederson and Hansen Family. So sorry for the loss of your precious little jewel. May God provide you All with the strength and Comfort you need to get through such a tragic loss. Many thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Mandy, “”NO MOUNTAIN TO HIGH, OR WAVE IN THIS CASE, We learn to get over these hurdles in life that leave deep scars, only love cures the pain we go threw, but to pick up the pieces and move on after we greave is all we can do. Its said its all part of Gods plan, sometimes it dont seem to make since, all i can think is they needed a good skipper upstais. God be with you at this time. And help you make peace with it all.

  8. God knows better we also lost our beautiful girl Samantha she was full term. Like I said God know better its hard now to understand but the answer will come. Be strong and god bless to you and your family.

  9. Tho you are an adopted Hansen,you are a true Hansen in your heart! Been thru this issue you went thru in my own family.stay strong and may (god)bless you &your little(angel)!

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