‘Bering Sea Gold’ Season 9 Episode 2 Preview: Can Ken Kerr hold the lead after running into spud issues?

It was a stable begin for Captain Kerr of Myrtle Irene in the opening episode of ‘Bering Sea Gold’ Season 9. The brand new “Mr Gold” entered the season assured that he may rake in 4,000 ounces, a record-creating haul in Nome. And he lived as much as the assertion too. By the finish of the episode, the Myrtle Irene scooped out main chunks of cobble and the opening day noticed them extract 124 ounces of gold, which provides as much as $186,600. Essentially the most by any group at the begin. 

Nevertheless, it does appear there’s a technical concern that threatens the stall of his mining. Episode 2 sees Ken run into a pace bump with the Irene having bother with the spud and a damaged backside cable. The Irene does not use anchors, as an alternative, it makes use of two heavy spuds which are dropped to function a stable holder every time they find a spot with numerous gold. Nevertheless, the shifting ocean flooring sees certainly one of the spuds caught in new layers of deep mud turning the Myrtle into a sitting duck. 

This may price precious time and gold for Kerr as he is aware of the competitors will likely be stiffer this season. Skippers Kris Kelly and Emily Riedel have already begun their season with the latter getting off to an honest begin. Kerr may also be cautious that Shawn Pomrenke is working double-time to get his vessel, Christine Rose, out of chapter and into the sea to make some gold and reclaim his title of “Mr Gold.” The query is how shortly can Kerr handle to resolve the concern. 

Followers may also be hoping to see Vernon Adkison open his account. He might have had a very good outing, however that wasn’t to say he had issues aplenty. The skipper had a tough time together with his daughter, Elaine, and this time they’re optimistic. “That is going to be our 12 months,” remarked  Adkison throughout the season particular simply forward of the premiere. “If anyone can get it, it should be us,” seconded Elaine. It additionally appears they’ve made some upgrades to the Wild Ranger.

Solely time will inform how issues will pan out for Kerr and Adkison this season. 

‘Bering Sea Gold’ airs Fridays, eight pm ET on Discovery Channel.

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