"Swords: Life on the Line" Season 3 is a reality docu-series on Discovery Channel that takes viewers into the high risk lives of New England's long line fishermen.

The Grand Banks off Newfoundland and Georges Bank off the Gulf of Maine hold a valuable commodity: swordfish. The trouble is that these waters are also home to some of the wildest storms on earth. When cold fronts barrel down from Canada and meet hurricane activity from the South, the results can be deadly—as the Hannah Boden witnessed during the "Perfect Storm" of 1991, when the Andrea Gail went down in 100-foot waves and lost all six of her crew. It's been nearly 20 years since that fateful October, when Greenlaw was the last person to speak to Andrea Gail captain—Billy Tyne (portrayed by George Clooney in the 2000 feature film)—before his boat and crew were lost at sea.

"Swords" Season 3 opens as the wily and calculating Captain Scotty Drabinowicz renews his friendship with the veteran Greenlaw, but as the two steam toward the fishing grounds of the Grand Banks their alliance is quickly put to the test. Meanwhile, Captain Slick and his young crew of the Frances Anne return to Georges Bank with a greenhorn who can't seem to get anything right. Will this newbie last the season? Finally, Captain Chris "Chompers" Hansen of the Big Eye scrambles to assemble his crew after dropouts and no shows. Will his ragtag team be able to step it up and deliver a big pay day?

"Swords: Life on the Line" is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia company, and BermanBraun. Thom Beers, Philip D. Segal and Jeff Conroy are executive producers for Original Productions. Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun are executive producers for BermanBraun. Josh Berkely is executive producer for Discovery Channel.


FACTS

Network: Discovery Channel
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: August 11, 2009
Seasons: 3
Production Companies:
Original Productions
BermanBraun





'Swords' Season 3: Iconic Boat Makes a Comeback — Premiering on Thursday, May 12, the new season opens as the a renewed friendship between Captain Scotty Drabinowicz and the veteran Greenlaw is quickly put to the test as the two steam toward the Grand Banks. Read more...





 
 
 
 
craig says:
I wonder if the episode was aired on may 19, 2011 for the 1st time, when it actually happened

Got spoilers? What did you think of the last show?

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