Captain Lee From ‘Below Deck’ Teases Why He Booted the Season 8 Charter Guest

by Jeremy Spirogis
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A Below Deck fan could have guessed why Captain Lee Rosbach bounces a constitution visitor in the course of the upcoming season.

“Get your godd*mn a** back to this boat,” Rosbach is seen yelling at a visitor who’s swimming within the ocean at night time. “Now!” He storms away and says, “Your charter just ended!”

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Viewers had been intrigued by the scene questioning what sparked the anger. “I can only think of two things that would irritate you that bad, sexual harassment or safety. Close?” one particular person tweeted.

Rosbach merely replied, “Yup.” He added that the season Eight scene was a primary for him and the present. “It is a Below Deck first for me ever, and the series,” he tweeted. “But I do not regret it, but you will have to watch to see exactly who prompted that [visceral] response.”

Safety first for Captain Lee

The visitor gave the impression to be swimming within the ocean at night time, which is a critical no-no in yachting. Rosbach takes security very critically contemplating all of the close to misses and security breaches that occurred throughout season 6.

The season started with Rosbach worrying about constitution visitor and friend Steve “Foam Man” Bradley when he’s allowed to experience a jet ski whereas inebriated. Not solely is Bradley drunk, however bosun Chandler Brooks doesn’t insist he wears a lifejacket. “It’s hard to have a good time when you’re dead,” Rosbach barked, Vulture recounts.

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The crew additionally had a near-death expertise when deckhand Ashton Pienaar’s ankle turned entangled in a rope on the swim platform. The yacht took off and Pienaar was dragged into the water by the rope. A quick-acting cameraman freed Pienaar’s leg from the rope, basically saving his life. Rosbach was fully rattled by the expertise.

“We weren’t from 30 seconds of him dying and I have to call his parents and tell them their son is dead,” Rosbach mentioned in a confessional interview. “And I’m responsible. I don’t know how I’d deal with that. I have kids. And I don’t know how I’d make that call.” Rosbach turned so overwhelmed with emotion he wanted to step away from the digicam.

Season 7 was additionally one other turning level for Captain Lee

Sexual harassment was one other subject for Rosbach as he handled misogynistic habits from a few of the crew final season. Pienaar returned for season 7 because the bosun and had points with each chief stew Kate Chastain and deckhand Rhylee Gerber.

Rosbach shared in his weblog he that he was disenchanted in Pienaar. Pienaar forcibly kissed Chastain after an evening in town. She refused his advances and he later turned so offended along with her he punched the within of a van. Chastain later left the boat, claiming to give up. She returned later the next day.

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“You stated that you were going to be the bigger person and apologize but I didn’t get the sense that you thought you really should have,” Rosbach wrote in his weblog after the episode aired. “But the offended party, Kate, came to the wheelhouse, took the heat, and not once did she attempt to throw you under the bus. Even though you thoroughly deserved it. No, she covered for your a**. Then you have the gall to say, ‘when you were younger you had a temper’. News flash Ashton, you still have a temper, especially when you get black out drunk.”

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