If he were hoping for any comforting words from the captain, Rowe would have been better off seeking solace elsewhere. As Rowe recounted, "He said, 'Son, I'm the captain of a crab boat. My job's not to get you home alive. My job is to get you home rich. You want to go home in one piece? That's on you.'" Those words only made Rowe more careful during his time at sea.