‘Below Deck Med’ Executive Producer Says Captain Sandy’s Hands Were Tied When It Came to Firing Hannah Ferrier

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Below Deck Mediterranean producers and crew have been criticized with how chief stew Hannah Ferrier was fired. But govt producer Nadine Rajabi shared that Captain Sandy Yawn’s fingers have been tied. She had no selection however to dismiss Ferrier.

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Hannah Ferrier |Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo

Bosun Malia White snapped a photograph of Ferrier’s undocumented prescription valium and shared the picture with Yawn. Yawn referred to as Ferrier into her workplace and in the end fired Ferrier. Fans blasted the sequence, citing that different crew members had taken remedy. Kat Held from Below Deck season 1 additionally didn’t doc her anti-anxiety remedy.

However, Rajabi says the state of affairs was distinctive as a result of cameras captured conversations in regards to the undocumented remedy. She describes the Wellington as being a well-wired vessel, designed to trace practically all exercise on board. This contains cameras that weren’t put in by manufacturing. Rajabi mentioned {that a} non-production digicam on the boat was put in on the ceiling of the bridge. This digicam picked up each dialog, placing Yawn in a no-win state of affairs.

Everything is documented on the boat

“[The camera] records everything,” she described on the Reality Life with Kate Casey podcast. “It almost serves as a black box of the boat and that records everything. So when there’s information like this on there, it’s kind of like your hands are tied. Because it’s recorded.”

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“So what I know and from what we documented is in conversations is if Sandy is given this information and there were a couple of people that were copied on this, that had nothing to do with production, from what I’ve heard, her hands are tied,” she continued.

Production couldn’t intervene

“There are a lot of conversations about it in the bridge and that whole boat they recorded it in the bridge,” Rajabi mentioned. “I don’t know if there’s other cameras. There’s one on the aft deck. But I do know that the boat is completely wired and information goes back to the management company.” Adding the boat was designed to select up any data that can be utilized particularly for insurance coverage functions.

Legal ramifications additionally prevented manufacturing from intervening. “It was beyond the network’s control because of maritime law,” she mentioned. “I feel with one other sequence I feel there’s a much bigger dialogue with the community, like one of many Housewives isn’t going to return again or a realtor isn’t going to return again. On one thing like this, if any individual’s let go from the vessel, that’s it. There’s nothing the community can do to regulate this. It’s very black and white.”

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Rajabi additionally addressed cabin checks on the boat. Unannounced cabin checks are routine within the business. The bosun or chief stew normally conducts the checks. “There’s cabin checks on this boat and a lot of boats have cabin checks,” Rajabi famous. “Basically they can go through anything at any point.”

Captain Sandy regrets how Hannah Ferrier departed the boat

“Sandy has spoken to me and has said that’s not how she wanted Hannah to go either,” Rajabi mentioned. “I think they both would have been happy if they could have just finished off the season.”

“Because Sandy likes Hannah,” Rajabi continued. “Like wishes her the best. And I think Hannah as well likes Sandy. I think right now the relationship is very severed because of everything.”

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“It was tough because I think Sandy really wanted to … I think it was like that final goodbye,” Rajabi mentioned. “But I think that Sandy felt really bad about everything. But as an observer, I think she felt bad.”

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