‘Below Deck Med’: Captain Sandy Says She Handles Drug Possession Differently for Guests Versus Crew

by Jeremy Spirogis
Joao Franco, Captain Sandy Yawn from

Viewers know Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean addresses a problem with medication being introduced on the boat this season. But viewers are but to study if it’s a visitor or a crew member with medication. Yawn says she handles every scenario fully otherwise.

Joao Franco, Captain Sandy Yawn from 'Below Deck Med'
Joao Franco, Captain Sandy Yawn |Greg Endries/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images

Cameras seize Yawn saying, “It’s been brought to my attention that you have drugs on board.” The teaser dropped instantly following the suspicion of medication on board Parsifal III on Below Deck Sailing Yacht. Two crew members suspect {that a} visitor is doing unlawful medication throughout the constitution and alert Captain Glenn Shephard. He addresses the first, searches the visitor’s cabin however no medication are discovered.

Illegal medication on the collection have solely been featured a number of occasions. Both occasions company both introduced the medication on board or had been suspected of possessing them. However, it’s nonetheless unclear if it’s a visitor or a crew member below suspicion this time. And Yawn isn’t spilling the tea. But she did reveal that she handles drug possession with the visitor solely otherwise than how she approaches it with a crew member.

Crew members are instantly fired if they’ve medication on board

Yawn informed Reality Check that crew members are instantly dismissed if they carry medication on board.

“If it’s the crew, it’s immediate dismissal,” she says. “Period. It’s zero tolerance. It’s very different. We’re responsible for lives. And that’s really the difference.” Yawn provides that she loves the trailer and the viewers will discover out who introduced the medication.

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Although she didn’t touch upon consuming, the crew can be forbidden from consuming alcohol on constitution additionally for security causes. “We absolutely do have an alcohol policy,” a yacht captain informed Dockwalk. “In your free time, you may do what you like. But if we have guests on, there is absolutely no drinking, even if it’s for weeks at a time. If a crewmember has even one beer while we’re underway, [he or she] will be fired. That’s just a matter of safety.”

Yawn offers the company an opportunity to take away the medication (and proceed their constitution)

Yawn informed Showbiz Cheat Sheet she begins with the first if a visitor is suspected with medication. “Just go to the primary,” Yawn mentioned. “I don’t address the person with the drugs unless it is the primary. I just pull them aside and let them know the ultimate goal is for you to enjoy your friends and enjoy the charter. I’m not here to be a joy kill.”

So then I’ll simply say, ‘Can you please go talk to your friends and take the drugs off the boat?’ That’s how I discuss to them and so they’re normally actually cool about it,” Yawn explains.

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She provides,  “I would never go through the client’s stuff. Taking someone’s personal stuff? You can’t go through someone’s stuff. How you handle it is really the difference. It’s how you address it.”

Below Deck Mediterranean is on Monday at 9/8c on Bravo.

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