The Cabin Boy Diaries

Even on the cusp of his own wedding, James Brown can’t help embarking on another exciting adventure. Intrepid James embarks on the Aquamarin – a Russian fishing trawler – and travels to the shores of the Spitsbergen Archipelago in the Barents Sea to fish for cod. During his 21-day shift, he learns to catch, sort and package the fish, and to do all the chores expected of a sailor. He also speaks to professional fishermen about how they balance their work at sea and their family lives. His main goal, however, is to make sure he returns home in time for his wedding. To do that, he has to work hard. That hold won’t fill itself with fish!