You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

Sometimes captains make calls that can put a crew in danger. In life, how well we keep our cool in difficult situations, and respectfully share what we know, can make the difference between success and failure. As a young engineer on the Columbia, I was forced to confront authority on a long stormy night when our lives hung in the balance.


Jack stands [out] in my mind as one of the captains [who]…thought outside of the box to…[harvest]…fish in the most efficient way and deliver the highest quality product. He was a pleasure to work with and always presented a positive attitude in a high-stress environment.”

— Dave Abbasian, Western Alaska Operations, Trident Seafoods Corporation

For years I had the pleasure of working alongside Capt. Jack Molan and his lovely wife, Joanne. We looked forward to having Capt. Jack come alongside to offload his catch because his fish were the best we ever processed. Also, he always saved three to four…king salmon for me to smoke! I’m retired now, and I miss those summer days visiting with… Joanne and Capt.  Jack. We have a lot of sea stories to tell.”

— Captain Joe Pirak