tells us that Sean Dwyer became the youngest captain in the fleet when he took over the vessel, Brenna A. Starting with shadowing his captain father, Dwyer has proven himself to be a fully capable fishing boat captain. His firsthand experience as a deckhand helps Dwyer know what level of effort is required for the whole crew to be successful. That’s why when deckhand Willie Manchester dropped a $2,000 pot to the bottom of the sea, Dwyer knew the mishap could’ve been avoided.
The incident occurred when the Brenna A was pulling up a string of cod fish pots. Until this point, based on the crew’s cheers, these pots had been bringing up a decent bounty. Then Manchester, who has been asince 2016, put in a nonchalant effort while pulling up a pot. Adding the pot’s rope to the wheel of the hydraulic crane takes precise timing, and Manchester found himself a step or two behind. This delay resulted in the rope getting snagged under the boat, eventually snapping, sending the $2,000 pot to the bottom of the Bearing Sea.
With no chance of recovery, captain Dwyer clearly holds back his frustrations in front of the camera with a dry, “That’s 2,000 bucks, thanks, Will.” Not only was a brand new pot lost, but the bounty of codfish within it also slipped through the captain’s fingers. That’s pretty significanton the rise. And although this mishap is just part of the fishing experience, it still stings, especially when the financial loss is a direct result from one individual’s lack of effort.