On Deadliest Catch, captain Sig Hansen learned the unfortunate fate of own of his best friends, Jeff Hathaway. Hathaway was the captain of the fishing boat Destination, which disappeared of the coast of St. George Island.
A distress call was never put out by the vessel directly but its emergency position indicator radio beacon (EPIRB) alerted the U.S. Coast Guard of a possible problem when it was activated by water.
Upon arriving at location of the beacon, the Coast Guard found an oil slick and "debris indicative of a crab boat going down."
When Hansen learned of the lost crew he was visibly upset. Hansen said, "I'm freaked out. I just lost one of my best friends."
After having a conversation with his wife Hansen decided to leave the season early and head home. "Right now, I need to get off the boat," said Hansen, "I'm spooked. I'm heartbroken. My wife asked me to come home, I want to go."