‘Below Deck Med’: Captain Sandy Shares What to Do If Your Crew Suspects a Guest Has Drugs on Board

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Chief stew Jenna MacGillivray and deckhand Chris Miller from Below Deck Sailing Yacht each suspect a constitution visitor is doing unlawful medicine on the boat. They deliver their suspicions to Captain Glenn Shephard who’s put in a tricky place — what do you do when no medicine are discovered however the crew is suspicious?

Previews present Shephard going via the visitor’s belongings as the first seems to be nervous. Another clip exhibits the visitor confronting Shephard telling him his luxurious yacht trip has now been ruined.

Captain Sandy Yawn from 'Below Deck Mediterranean'
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So did the crew get it unsuitable? Crew members have shared that the captain can go to jail and the crew can lose their license. Illegal medicine introduced on board a yacht are severe business. But what occurs if no medicine are discovered and what’s one of the best ways to deal with this extraordinarily delicate scenario?

Showbiz Cheat Sheet requested Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean how most yacht captains deal with comparable conditions. As somebody who has been within the business for 30 years, Yawn mentioned she’s encountered her justifiable share of visitors attempting to deliver medicine on board. She mentioned unlawful medicine on board are very severe and shouldn’t be tolerated.

However, she mentioned there’s a sure degree of finesse yacht captains should deploy to stroll that tremendous line between remaining lawful, whereas nonetheless respecting the visitor’s privateness.

Start with the first

Yawn mentioned merely having a suspicion of medicine on board makes an accusation difficult. During Below Deck season 1, stew Kat Held really discovered unlawful medicine sitting on a visitor’s finish desk throughout turndowns. That made Captain Lee Rosbach’s choice fairly easy and simple (he eliminated the visitors instantly).

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However, what’s the greatest strategy once you suspect a visitor has medicine? “Just go to the primary,” Yawn shared. “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.”

She is aware of individuals do medicine and the visitor merely can’t have them on board. “So then I’ll just say, ‘Can you please go talk to your friends and take the drugs off the boat?’ That’s how I talk to them and they’re usually really cool about it.”

She received’t search a visitor’s belongings both

While Yawn acknowledges the seriousness of bringing unlawful medicine on board, she’s not going to dig via the visitor’s personal belongings. “I would never go through the client’s stuff,” she insists. “Taking someone’s personal stuff? You can’t go through someone’s stuff.”

She returns to the notion of getting a rational dialog with the first. Let them know medicine on board is a violation of maritime legislation, however make the visitors nonetheless really feel snug and keep away from admonishing them. “How you handle it is really the difference,” Yawn continues. “It’s how you address it.”

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She provides that she’s not right here to guage the visitors. She and the crew are right here to make sure the visitors have a beautiful constitution however inside the parameters of maritime legislation.

And Yawn insists it may be completed with the precise strategy. “Remember, as the captain you’re not the boss of [the guests],” she says. ‘You’re the boss of the boat. If the consumer does issues that endanger the boat or the crew, you then go, ‘OK, these are the things I’m in command of,’ however I handle it with the principal consumer. And you don’t undergo anybody’s stuff.” The Below Deck Sailing Yacht season finale is on Monday, May 25 at 9/8c on Bravo.

Below Deck Mediterranean season 5 premieres on Monday, June 1 at 9/8c on Bravo.

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