Most crab boat captains grow up in the industry and therefore some of their children follow in their footsteps. The Harris family is not exception. Captain Harris started crab fishing when he was 10 and two of Phil’s sons, Josh and Jake also worked on the ship and had this to say about their father and captain.
Here is Captain Phil with his two sons Jake (the younger son) and Josh.
"It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dad - Captain Phil Harris. Dad has always been a fighter and continued to be until the end," sons Josh and Jake Harris said in a statement released by the network. "For us and the crew, he was someone who never backed down.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Harris family and the “Deadliest Catch” family. They have lost a dynamic captain, fisherman, husband, father and friend. I look forward to seeing the Discovery Channel’s tribute to Captain Phil. I am sure I will shed a tear during that episode.