‘Deadliest Catch’: Is Casey McManus Still Captain Of F/V Cornelia Marie?

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The Deadliest Catch Season 19 is coming back soon. However, it will be without two of its captains. We know Captain Josh Harris was fired by Discovery.

However, what about Captain Casey McManus, the other F/V Cornelia Marie captain, and co-owner? He is not listed as returning to the hit reality series. Is he still the captain of Captain Phil’s storied crab boat?

Here is the information we have gathered about this.

Is Deadliest Catch Alum Casey McManus Still Captain Of The F/V Cornelia Marie?

Firstly, it was reported that Captain Josh Harris is off of the Discovery series due to a recently revealed sexual assault of the 4-year-old girl daughter of an F/V Cornelia Marie deckhand when he was 15 or 16.

He had pled guilty and did time for this serious crime. Harris has not made a public statement about the revelation that led to his departure. In addition, Discovery removed any trace of Harris from their website.

Now that we know that Discovery kicked Josh Harris off of the series, fans may have questions. The first is whether Deadliest Catch alum Captain Casey McManus is crab fishing on the F/V Cornelia Marie now.

According to Captain Casey McManus’ LinkedIn page, he is no longer at the helm of Captain Phil’s legendary ship. The page reveals that he was captain of the F/V Cornelia Marie from April 2013 to January 2023. Therefore, it seems he would not be crab fishing on the Bering Sea, at least in that vessel.

In addition, in a post where he shared information on a new position, he was asked by the manager of a seafood company asked if he will still be running the F/V Cornelia Marie.

Casey’s reply was, “There’s no crab to catch anymore, so I will be moving on from that adventure.”

However, In February, he did post on Instagram he was back home after a long time, describing “the world’s longest crab season.” So, this is contradictory information.

But, based on Casey’s social media, where he pretty much cleaned out any photo of Josh Harris, save two, we can only guess that he is trying to distance himself from this association with his former co-captain.


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Cornelia Marie-https://www.instagram.com/p/nJlan-h9rA/?hl=en

What Is Deadliest Catch Alum Captain Casey Doing Now?

Now that we know that Casey McManus is no longer Captain of the F/V Cornelia Marie, what is the former reality star doing? The 40-year-old has a new addition to  his resume. He is now Vice President of Paradigm Marine and Technical Services.

He is captaining a tug boat and does response work. So, he spends his busy days working on engines, oil spills, salvage, and doing other jobs on boats. That is because Casey has 17 years of experience as a port engineer and a chief engineer. Also, the always affable Casey shares some of his experiences on his social media.

Is Captain Casey Still Working For The Discovery Channel?

In addition, his work with Discovery was from January 2013 to January 2023. Therefore, he no longer works for Discovery.

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Deadliest Catch-https://www.instagram.com/p/9css27B9go/?hl=en

Where Is The F/V Cornelia Marie?

Lastly, where is the famed Deadliest Catch crab boat the F/V Cornelia Marie? According to the Marine Traffic website, it is currently docked in Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

There is no information on if it has been out for fishing of any kind.

Lastly, there are unconfirmed rumors that the boat is up for sale. But, there has not been a listing found. The last known owners were Josh Harris, Casey McManus, Roger Thomas, and Kari Toivola.

Deadliest Catch Season 19 premieres on Tuesday, April 18, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on Discovery.



Georgia Makitalo


    1. Cornelia was one of the Co-Owners of the Cornelia Marie. The background behind both the Marie part in the boat’s name as to Cornelia’s current state/fate is (at least for me) unknown.

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