‘Deadliest Catch’ Captain Admits He’s Afraid Of The Ocean And Can’t Swim

deadliest-catch-6The Hyena’s at TMZ mock the Skipper – Would you believe one of the “Deadliest Catch” stars is actually “afraid” of the ocean and is unable to swim? Captain Sig Hansen of the F/V Northwestern admitted to TMZ on camera that he’s the “last guy” who wants to go into the ocean. “I’m afraid of the ocean,” Sig said. “The last guy that wants to go in there is ME. I can’t swim.” That’s one for the ages. An ocean boat captain who can’t swim? You’d think there might be some kind of test for that you have to pass in order to be a certified captain. Apparently when you’re a fisherman it’s not a requirement. Video, read the rest here 17:29

2 Responses to ‘Deadliest Catch’ Captain Admits He’s Afraid Of The Ocean And Can’t Swim

  1. DickyG says:

    Any one who doesn’t have a healthy fear of the ocean is either a fool or suicidal or both. Has the author of this sarcastic and perjorative article ever seen the “ocean” that these guys work in and have to survive to fish in again the next trip and the next season? In those conditions if you’re overboard without a survival suit and a life raft the ability to “swim” doesn’t make a great deal of difference, now does it? The attitude of this author in this article is steeped in the ignorance of the fishing industry and the extreme risks involved in putting a pound of fish on peoples’ plates. An ignorance that is unfortunately so prevalent in our society.

    Here’s to a good rest and recovery Capt. Sig. I had a similar experience a few months ago that stopped me cold and showed me, in no uncertain terms, how old I was and how hard I was pushing.

  2. Raquel A Valair says:

    It’s like becoming an airline or fighter pilot when you’re afraid of flying…

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