Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean admitted that she regrets not being able to actually sit down with Hannah Ferrier and have a “real conversation.”
“I guess I wish I could have sat down with Hannah and we had a real conversation, which that never happened,” Yawn shared on the Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen After Show. “So that’s it.”
Yawn asked Ferrier how she was doing on a few occasions. At one point Yawn said to Ferrier that she didn’t seem like herself this season. Yawn ended up firing Ferrier mid-season after bosun Malia White shared a photo of Ferrier’s unregistered prescription valium with Yawn. Ferrier’s dismissal was the first time a chief stew was fired on the franchise.
Malia White also regrets how she handled the situation
White also admitted she regrets how she handled the situation with the medication. “Like I said obviously it was my first time ever having to do a drug reporting,” she said on WWHL. “So I obviously could have handled it a lot better. I wish I would have spoken to Hannah first or kind of given her a heads up.”
“But overall the drugs had to be reported,” she asserted. “That’s my job. That’s all of our jobs. But how I handled it and the finesse of all of it, and the language I used, definitely could have been better. And I’ll learn from this.”
Ferrier was disappointed with White, referring to her as underhanded. “I was really disappointed because I felt like Malia and I got along quite well all season,” Ferrier said in an Instagram Live after the episode aired. “I feel like we were respectful to each other.” She added, “I didn’t realize our relationship was in such a bad place.”
Ferrier and White shared a cabin until White’s boyfriend joined the crew. The crew did a cabin swap so White could bunk with her boyfriend, which is when she snapped the photo.
Captain Sandy says she got support from Captain Lee
Yawn shared that she discussed Ferrier’s firing with Captain Lee Rosbach from Below Deck. WWHL host Andy Cohen shared a viewer question wondering how Ferrier’s situation was any different than one Rosbach dealt with in an earlier season. Kat Held from Below Deck also didn’t tell Rosbach she was taking anti-anxiety medication but she wasn’t fired.
“Well, that’s on Captain Lee’s boat,” Yawn shrugged. That’s when Cohen asked Yawn if she talked to Rosbach about Ferrier. “We chatted,” she said. “I mean he agreed. He agreed. She had to be terminated. So yeah, he’s a great support. Actually, I texted with him not too long ago.”
Rosbach, who is typically active on social media, has yet to comment about Yawn’s remark. Ferrier too also had no response to the comments made on WWHL.
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