‘Below Deck Med’: Captain Sandy Says She Did Not Fire Hannah Ferrier Because of the Valium

by Jeremy Spirogis
Captain Sandy Yawn

Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean revealed she didn’t fireplace chief stew, Hannah Ferrier, due to the prescription treatment she had on the boat. But as a substitute, as a result of she felt that she might not belief Ferrier as a crew member.

Captain Sandy Yawn
Captain Sandy Yawn | Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo

“I did not let the stew go because of drugs,” Yawn stated in an Instagram Live. “I let the stew go because I had to make a critical decision which protects the vessel, the owner of the vessel, and my license.” Adding, “I no longer felt I could trust that crew member.”

Yawn was seen receiving a photograph of Ferrier’s prescription valium and a CBD pen from bosun Malia White. She later calls Ferrier into her workplace the place she confronts Ferrier over the discovering.

Crew members have to be deemed medically match to go to sea

Yawn expressed issues about security and reliability. She reminded followers that the buck stops with the captain. If one thing unlawful or life-threatening happens, the captain is the one who takes the autumn, she shared. “So if a crew member gets hurt and they’ve been under the influence and we all get drug tested, guess who goes to jail? Not the crew member,” she stated.

“I don’t care who you are,” she continued. “I don’t care where you’re from. I’ll never risk what took me a lifetime to build. Because you can’t follow the guidelines. That’ll never happen in my career. And if for some of you, that seems disheartening.”

She requested followers to place themselves in her place. “Something that you worked your entire life, that you take all risk and ask yourself, would you take that risk? It’s that simple,” she stated.

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Yawn added that every one crew members have to be deemed medically match to go to sea. “If said crew member has a diagnosis or is taking medication that impairs their ability to save lives at sea, that crew member is deemed a liability,” she stated.

Crew members discussed medication and medicine on the yacht

Yawn stated in her Instagram Live that crew members aren’t allowed to do medication. All prescriptions have to be turned over to the designated medical individual upon arrival and logged right into a medical locker. “The medical person in charge and is responsible for administering the dosage,” Yawn stated. “That’s across the board.”

White pre-emptively defended herself in an Instagram post, which she later eliminated. In addition to logging all drugs, White remarked that crew members should disclose any psychological well being situation that might require treatment. “If any crew member suffers from a mental health condition that they require medication for they must disclose that to the Captain BEFORE signing onto the boat,” she wrote in her post. “They then under the supervision of Captain or Officer can be given medication as needed and evaluated to see if they can still stand duty.”

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Former bosun João Franco from Below Deck Med additionally weighed in on the state of affairs. While he agreed that the captain ought to find out about all drugs, he would have approached the scenario in a different way. Instead of snapping a photograph and sending it to the captain, Franco stated he would have first discussed his discovering with the crew member.

Yawn and White have additionally been attacked as a result of Ferrier stated White went by her personal belongings to acquire the treatment. Yawn stated she didn’t notice that White went into Ferrier’s private belongings. Adding, that she needs Ferrier solely the most effective.

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