‘Below Deck Sailing Yacht’: Captain Glenn Describes Why Bringing Illegal Drugs on Board Is so Serious

by Jeremy Spirogis
Captain Glenn Shephard

Below Deck Sailing Yacht previews present that somebody brings unlawful medicine on board. The narcotics are seemingly coming from a bunch of company however in typical actuality tv format, the supply is being stored intently beneath wraps.

Captain Glenn Shephard
Captain Glenn Shephard | Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images

Captain Glenn Shephard appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and was capable of provide his ideas on why unlawful narcotics are an enormous deal on a yacht. Bravo re-ran Below Deck season 1 earlier that day. Viewers noticed what occurred when stew Kat Held discovered white powder and a rolled-up greenback invoice in a visitor’s cabin.

The medicine belonged to the very first group of constitution company on Below Deck. Captain Lee Rosbach didn’t hesitate to show the yacht round, lower the journey quick and instantly bounce the company from the yacht. The offense was so severe, the crew ended up not getting any tip cash, which stung. But the crew understood why it needed to be executed.

‘Below Deck’ encounters medicine on board for a second time

No one has apparently introduced unlawful medicine on board since that first group of Below Deck company. But it appears to occur once more. Host Andy Cohen requested Shephard concerning the severe nature of unlawful medicine on the excessive seas in the course of the After Show. While Shephard couldn’t tackle specifics, he commented about why it’s a large deal.

Shephard chatted with Cohen by way of satellite tv for pc whereas quarantined on Parsifal III in Spain. Cohen shares that from his information of boats, unlawful medicine on board are taken very significantly as a result of that places the captain in violation of each maritime regulation.

Shephard agreed. “Any suspicion of drugs on board is a very serious thing that obviously has to be investigated,” he explains. “Yeah, I could lose my license, the boat could be confiscated, I could go to jail. There’s a lot of different things. So yeah, you have to take it seriously.”

The buck stops with the captain

Even although medicine are introduced on board by the company, it’s the captain who’s on the hook and, like Shephard mentioned, might imply jail time for a captain. Any severe incident might imply jail for a captain. Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean discussed the near-death expertise on Below Deck when she appeared on WWHL in June.

Deckhand Ashton Pienaar virtually died on Below Deck season 6. A rope wrapped about his ankle and dragged him into the water. A fast-thinking cameraman managed to untangle the rope and save Pienaar’s life.

But Yawn mentioned, if Pienaar had died, Captain Lee Rosbach, who was on the helm would have been held accountable. “But my reaction was I knew exactly how Captain Lee felt,” Yawn mentioned after watching a clip of a visibly shaken Rosbach. “He probably wanted to drop to his knees, just the thought of killing someone.”

“Captain Lee would have ended up in prison no matter what even if it wasn’t his fault,” she mentioned. Cohen appeared shocked. “Yeah, because we hold a federal license, so no matter what,” Yawn mentioned. “You see these captains go to prison in aviation and maritime.”

Below Deck Sailing Yacht airs on Monday at 9/8c on Bravo.

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