The deck boss on Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, Nick McGlashan, has died at the age of 33. He started out on the show as deck hand in 2013, and most recently appeared on the episode aired on September 22. As fans look back on the show, one question keeps coming up: what boat was Nick McGlashan in on Deadliest Catch?
What boat was Nick McGlashan on in Deadliest Catch?
Deadliest Catch follows fishing boat captains and their crews as they scour the Bering Sea in search of Alaskan King and Opilio Crab. The programme shows the fishermen’s experience navigating deadly dangers and uncertainty at sea.
Nick McGlashan made his debut on the show as deck hand of the boat Cape Caution in 2013’s Season 9. “Wild” Bill Wichrowski was the captain of Cape Caution.
The latest boat McGlashan appeared on in Deadliest Catch was Summer Bay, where he was the deck boss. This ship was built in 1981.
McGlashan was named after his great uncle Nick McGlashan, who worked on the first boat to pioneer the US crab industry, the F/V Deep Sea which was built in 1947.
Summer Bay deck boss Nick was a seventh-generation crab fisherman.
Deadliest Catch’s Nick dies, aged 33
Nick’s sister, Lyd, shared the news of her brother’s passing via Twitter on Sunday, 27 December.
TMZ reported that McGlashan had passed away on Sunday in Nashville, and that his cause of death has not yet been determined.
The Daily Star have since reported that his death may be related to drugs, as he had battled drug and alcohol addiction for years.
Police said in a statement: “The death is unclassified at present pending a report of autopsy findings from the Medical Examiner’s Office.
“Evidence indicated the possibility of drug involvement. Toxicology testing is part of the autopsy process.”
Fans are heartbroken about the news and have taken to Twitter to share their condolences.