Capt. Nathan Schley leads a job for the first time without Capt. John; smoke in the engine room forces Capt. Stan to abandon a lucrative job; Nate Dawson wrecks a tug at dock; Capt. Ted Long is forced to work twice as long.
Capt. John struggles with his nephew Ricky's inattention; John's stepson is asked to take on a big job for the company; Capt. Ted Long struggles with a crippled engine.
Capt. Nathan Schley squares off with ice fishermen who won't move; Capt. John Selvick runs a barge to ground; Nate Dawson has a last chance to prove he can one day be a captain.