Josh Harris could face being replaced as captain of his boat on “Deadliest Catch” season 12. Harris plunked down about a million dollars to give the Cornelia Marie a complete overhaul and now he must pay back investors the money he borrowed to update it.
According to a sneak peek clip posted on Discovery, after years of having patch work done, the Cornelia Marie has been renovated with all new electronics in the wheelhouse, a large crane, a ramped up engine room, and a new galley. It all came at a big price and now Capt. Josh Harris, Capt. Casey McManus, and the whole crew must have a great crabbing season in order to pay it all back … plus make a profit.
“We’ve been told we’re replaceable,” Casey said. “We better put some crab over the rail.”
“If we can’t do the job, then they’ll find somebody that can,” Harris added.
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As Casey points out, payment for these kinds of jobs are performance-based. Investors want results and make it known to the fishermen that they don’t take steep losses lightly.
Ever since 2006, the CM has required a number of repairs and temporary fixes to keep it running. It was time to do give the boat a major remodel and it’s now one of the newest crab boats on “Deadliest Catch.”
In other spoilers season 12 of “Deadliest Catch,” when things get hairy on the boat, Casey will do whatever it takes, even it it’s not what Harris wants. Tensions may flare up in the wheelhouse.
This season will be a test for Capt. Harris in regards to navigating the boat in bad weather, spot bags at night, and drive fast. It’s also vital he keep his temper in check. Last season his temper caused CM “loyalist,” Jake Jolibois, to quit.
“Deadliest Catch” season 12 premieres on the Discovery Channel at 9 p.m., ET/PT on Tuesday, March 29.