It’s all been leading to this…after a season low on crab count but high on drama and conflict, Captain Derek Ray steers the Cornelia Marie into uncharted waters with accusations and ultimately a call to the Dutch Harbor police in an all-new, must-see episode of DEADLIEST CATCH Tuesday, May 24 at 9 pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel.
In the DEADLIEST CATCH season opener, Derek immediately clashed with Josh and Jake Harris and the rest of the crew questioning their work ethic and commitment. As the Cornelia Marie’s hunt for the valuable but elusive blue crab continued to come up short, tension and discord only mounted culminating now in the May 24th episode with Derek accusing Jake Harris of using drugs on the boat and calling the cops to search and arrest him.
Derek took over last year as a relief skipper when Captain Phil Harris suffered his stroke. Following Phil’s death, Derek rode out the rest of the season on the Cornelia Marie and was then hired as captain for king crab season in the fall of 2010. The Harris boys returned to the Cornelia Marie crew as deckhands and now, part owners of the boat.