Anderson had warned them to avoid the row of pots he and his crew had laid and specifically asked them to watch out for buoys in the area — but the cargo ship ended up going right over the fishing grounds, separating the buoys from a row of pots. Not happy with the situation, Captain Anderson shared his frustration with his crew over the ship’s loudspeaker: “The buoys are fire engine red, how the hell did you do that?”
Anderson was already in a sticky situation, as he mentions earlier in the episode – he has to meet his black cod quota or he’ll lose his boat – so he’ll have to figure it out if he loses the buoys for the row of pots how to get them found on the sea floor.
Even without the buoys, Anderson still has a good idea of where his pots are on the seabed through GPS and mapping — but to get back on board they have to drop a giant hook and tow it along the seabed in hopes of finding the Grab chain of pots to pull them up again. The pots are a staggering 1,600 feet below the surface of the Bering Sea, and the line of pots stretches a mile — all of these factors weigh against Anderson and his crew as they shape the grappling hook into thousands of feet of rope and begin the slow journey of the Dragging the hook along the row of pots.
https://www.looper.com/1029108/a-huge-cargo-ship-made-a-huge-mess-for-deadliest-catchs-jake-anderson/ A huge cargo ship has made a huge mess for Deadliest Catch’s Jake Anderson