While Sig Hansen isn’t quite ready to let go of “Deadliest Catch” and his fishing career yet, he has started mulling over some plans about what retirement might look like for him and his family. As mentioned, he intends to have Mandy take over the F/V Northwestern completely in his stead after his departure, but he also has plans for where he’d like to enjoy his retirement.
In an interview with Idaho Press, Hansen said that he thinks he’ll wind up settling down in Norway, a location he knows very well due to his heritage. “It’s a good possibility that might be where I end up,” the captain explained. “We were there as kids; we would go back and forth every year and spend time with our families, cousins and grandparents. So, we speak Norwegian at home, and the kids speak the language … Norway is home, so to speak. Those are our roots.”
It seems that Hansen has his game plan ready for whenever he makes his eventual exit from the fishing industry. However, at least for the foreseeable future, he’s continuing at the helm of the F/V Northwestern and nabbing boatloads of crabs on the latest season of “Deadliest Catch.”