Danger on high seas with the series 'Deadliest Catch'
Capt. Keith Colburn talks about the challenges and dangers of his job
- Duration 9:32
- Date Jul 16, 2012
Capt. Keith Colburn talks about the challenges and dangers of his job
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Captain Keith call -- -- the wizard joins us to tell us what's coming up on season eight plus discuss what life is like out on -- high seas welcome.
And I good afternoon and -- you today good how are you doing today where are you on your travels on your schedule right now.
I my schedule is boats finally home after a long and difficult season and thought.
And now impunity a few weeks awesome go -- -- somewhere on my vice.
And cats could take on all of worry get into what's coming up in season eight continuing have a few more episodes a couple -- has over the finale right.
I'm what's your story you have such an interesting career pat how you got in tennis so tell me about that again you're gonna be a -- And then you were skiing and then -- how you ended up in Alaska.
The -- solid enough server -- that's considerably aged and I supposed to appoint you as you know 20/20 one years old and wasn't sure whether daughter wanted to root -- shots are slower so -- little -- enough.
You know I want it to get in at about fifty bucks in my pocket.
Landed in the snowstorm in just started working deductions electronic job enough I've -- going back ever since.
Yeah -- what was it about this business that kind of just had you pumped from the start.
I don't mean like the first time I went out and be captain.
They're traveling kind of up inside him that that your -- to use Aqua -- There.
Look like the look look.
Walk yeah it definitely.
All mariners you know there's something about get all the water you know they're working you know it's a small -- -- guys.
Together -- try and you know -- catch -- are usually we're gonna work.
And -- -- they're definitely gave an adventure part of it -- romantic part of it and it's not trumpet kind of book.
Get drawn in over the years you know I I didn't think I can get -- when you know after the first button here let's figure out we'll call it quits because it's so difficult.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- They'll lock it just felt like trying to -- until.
And then now what is your strategy like how do you say if you run your ship.
You know -- I I look pretty intense person what I'm all I'm pretty relaxed and when I'm on the -- in on -- Plus they can go wrong there's a lot of bad things can happen I mean it really is -- dangerous job.
And I've been on site take safety very very seriously and trying to name being out on the -- column and it -- kind of maintain these Indians probably most -- -- working conditions and the challenge.
Are -- in -- -- you know we pretty much have a chain of command.
Almost military type of attitude on -- which -- -- how we operate them both but you know -- -- all the way up the ladder -- -- -- -- we.
And you know and it it's work we've been very successful.
Yes now it technically how many days of the year are you out on road.
I may not see -- important and I and then coming I don't want to be away from home.
You know I think Garnett.
Many try to launch the war -- -- -- -- boat's gone for about 67 months I'm probably a lot of patients were.
Five or six of those months.
During the year but we will -- -- at Christmas but -- pretty much all all of all of -- And I and I know it's tough it's tough for everybody figure out how to balance their life and their work.
On that but you're lucky also get to work with your wife -- My part of my business partner now -- got the best bookkeeper on the planet I'll lend itself.
You know it's not a -- -- you know -- -- and did it have to be renewed every year is actually pretty daunting.
I'm so I mean when you're -- about our ecology oil spill.
US Coast Guard.
Amnesty International -- -- -- the list doesn't -- it's you know it's an industrial work out so.
There's a lot of rules and regulations that -- -- go.
It's a pretty -- -- Procter and you know phenomenal business.
-- I don't buy that smarter than me but Al Thani if -- -- -- -- -- -- Okay let's talk about the show spell out what it does amaze you how much people know about your industry now thanks to you Deadliest Catch.
It's kind of crazy yeah you know I I need a lot of people and god -- They really get it you know this this show is put together in real quick bites.
Yeah but you really need to follow it it can capture -- -- -- -- capture all the intentionally -- -- came -- The little doubt that the technology.
We'll -- -- action which shell while.
But folks themselves.
Are are there are the audience it can capture you're really paying attention.
And people get it.
They'll get you know people are you know I think -- they're really into the -- -- more than just good guys -- both sports -- -- you know -- some occasions maybe a little too much at all I mean they're not.
I spoke out there and it you know I mean I literally yeah I'll think there're no party or -- and that can be a bit strange -- I'm curious he got to get used to being on reality TV.
And cotton maybe they ask you and what they have to do get into the business does anybody ever months you know -- Inquire about what they -- need to do to get on -- ship.
You know what I'd I would think probably -- daily page because I can I meet someone and -- they're looking for work or -- -- Or people get a hold me to my web site which is crap when -- dot com com and our -- -- about job.
-- -- -- a bit overwhelmed and all the you know a lot of people being actually shown that bank while I wanna do that or they want to Wear out so far that within about friends -- Yeah well.
You know did make it just a cool critical problem solved and you know what -- -- -- have been -- for guys that wanna commit itself to you occupation.
-- -- -- And try to become social adult you know most of the people like me I can tell.
That's not occur after -- and a lot of people you can speak to heal quickly -- -- while our community and you know -- -- grab -- -- that -- wants.
You don't wanna be on TV is -- -- to -- your outlook don't look real good after about 38 award.
A hot now I'm sure are and I mean they do need to understand the dangers that you face and this season in particular ice there was historic ice.
So can you tell me what you learned from that after your last your past season.
After the athlete and I learned that.
Both and situation that I would never want to do it yeah I'll bet they're past.
All of the ice -- It's very.
-- it extremely dangerous thing all that's what the reasons why -- majority and we stopped finishing.
Who were dot com this year -- -- it you know once you get into it not like.
Yes -- background I can out of it because it can't -- every slow moving.
And it's -- to get people trapped in -- behind the Irish.
Com and stole what I have learned a lot more -- many times on the back you make sure you respect it.
Always try out some kind of an exit strategy.
Yes and done and what else is coming up because I know we -- this Tuesday and then the finale is next Tuesday so what else -- -- nifty new.
They -- in those final two episodes.
Well he obviously knew eventually winding down Eric Snow could ever purely a treasury and -- A lot more I you know I know I believe the unity that we could actually.
You can see my -- money.
-- -- -- -- I takes over here would be.
Almost the Wharton very close within the boat right at Harbour -- the call ends up.
You know I was able to be short clip of good yeah yeah.
-- didn't particularly like what you might go well.
Encore as well how do you watch the show that is it harder for you would see you watch all of this kind of relive our.
You know I don't think that's a good point I mean it used to be -- -- We get home would be popular home and and what you know he remembered the high the -- it's been a single bad day not about it.
You don't know how we get home and it literally get your we're -- -- show aired but I'll -- here.
You know we get home at all the regular right back on QB going through what we just went through the last month and sometimes you don't which are watching.
A lot of times you get.
Entire story that occurred during the season and so what kind of entertaining -- -- -- -- It -- kind of strange like machine doesn't go until April may now -- -- we ended July and not just about the time I'm back from it guard -- go.
Well that is -- that's a lot.