The loss of the crew of the F/V Destination has hit the fleet hard. I knew Capt. Jeff Hathaway and Engineer/deckhand Larry O'Grady well. We fished side by side for over 25 years. We were friends and allies, never rivals. Jeff was an incredible captain who ran a tight ship. He was a consummate professional who put the safety of his crew first. These men were elite fishermen, but more importantly, they were beloved fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, uncles and friends. I can not express the amount of respect I had for Jeff , and for the passion he had for his life at sea and on land. This is a devastating loss for all who knew and loved these men. Please keep their loved ones in your thoughts and prayers. The USCG and good Samaritan ships are to be commended for their tireless efforts to find the crew. In Memory of the crew of the F/V Destintion: Capt.Jeff Hathaway, Engineer/Deckhand Larry O'Grady, Engineer- Charles Glen Jones Deckhands-Kai Hamik, Darrick Seibold and Raymond Jay Vincler. Rest easy my friends, we have the watch.
In response to tonight's episode, thanks to all of you who have expressed your concern and offered your support. I am fine, and we remain committed to working together as a team for the kids. #Wizard #DeadliestCatch #LifeGoesOn #KidsFirst