“Deadliest Catch” star Sig Hansen has ice water running through his veins, as he is used to fishing in the most dangerous waters in the world, but even the salty captain doesn’t mess around when it comes to health and safety around COVID-19.
Hansen and “DC” narrator Mike Rowe teamed up for a conversation to talk about the importance of social distancing and protection during the coronavirus pandemic and gave some insight into how he is making sure his family stays healthy.
In the video, released by Discovery, Rowe wants to know how the captain of the Northwestern is getting on during the pandemic, and feels that Sig’s take on things could “help the country.”
Sig doesn’t need to think long before explaining that he’s taking things seriously. He says that whenever he goes out in public to a bank or store, he’s wiping things down and being extremely “critical” of cleanliness.
“I’m afraid,” Sig admitted, adding “I’m not the kind of guy that’s afraid, and I’m telling you right now I’m afraid.”
Sig said he’s especially afraid for his elderly mother, as his family makes her dinner every night. He says during the quarantine, he is now leaving dinner on her doorstep and refusing to go in the house.
“This is serious, people will die!” Sig exclaimed.
He was adamant, “I don’t want to be a part of it. I want to do my part and my job, and if everyone can do their job and just stay away from each other for a little while, we’ll get through it.”
The captain added, “Suck it up … If you can’t do that, you’ll never get through the storm.”
Sig isn’t just giving lip service about staying safe during COVID-19, as his daughter Mandy Hansen recently posted a video of him returning from a trip outside.
The captain of the Northwestern made sure to wear his face mask while out running errands … but also showed off a little extra protection that may have given people a little more motivation to give a berth of way more than 6 ft.