On the "Deadliest Catch", the Cornelia Marie is back. She is getting ready to head out on the Bering Sea to fish for crab!
It’s been around four years since that blue boat went out on the Bering Sea. Faithful fans are in for a treat in this week’s episode of the "Deadliest Catch.” Josh Harris not only owns the boat, he is the skipper in training. Helping to train him is long time family friend, Captain Casey McManus. He said that he has a fine line to walk because Josh is the owner and skipper. He went on to say that his dad made a promise to Phil Harris to take care of the boys and the best way he knows how to help the boys is to teach them how to successfully run the boat.
Phil Harris passed away in 2010. He had a massive stroke, which landed him in the hospital. A pulmonary embolism claimed his life shortly afterwards. Even though Josh and Jake tried to keep the boat running, they could not. Josh worked on the Time Bandit with Captain John and Captain Andy Hillstrand. Jake went to work briefly on the Northwestern for Sig Hansen, but he had several problems, which prevented him from working to his full potential. He was addicted to prescription drugs and alcohol. He left the Northwestern to seek help.
Before Josh can take the Cornelia Marie out on the water, he has to get the gear ready. The four years of being idle took its toll on the pots. All the netting has holes that need mending, and the lines have rotted and weakened.
John and Andy Hillstrand pay Josh a visit as he’s fixing the pots. They bring Josh a shirt with a special message on the back. On the front it says, “I’m the S.H.I.T.” Then, on the back, it reads,
Welcome Back Cornelia Marie and Josh Harris. No word on whether Jake Harris is coming back, but it's probably only a matter of time.
Watch the "Deadliest Catch" on the Discovery Channel, Tuesdays at 8 p.m. central.