Below Deck Med follows the daily lives of nine members of crew who sail on a super yacht for a living.
Following the Bravo series crew on a 184-foot super yacht doesn’t just show them sailing, it also brings with it drama, relationship fall-outs and arguments to the shore.
While some of the crew have been captains before, others have had previous experience working on yachts – and now a new stew has joined the ride across Majorca, Spain, and replaced a former stew.
Fans were shocked when a firm cast favourite was fired as chief stew during Monday’s episode (August 17th). We looked into who left the yacht and who has come aboard as the new stew.
Who left Below Deck Med?
Hannah Ferrier has now left the series after being fired as chief stew on Episode 12 of the show’s fifth season. But her journey ended when Captain Sandy Yawn took further measures for Hannah to leave the boat.
Hannah was seen having a panic attack at 4am after Valium and a CBD pen were found in her possession. After she didn’t provide a prescription for the Valium to the Captain, she was told by Sandy: “Right now, I can’t go to sea with you. It’s not worth it to me, I worked very hard for my life and I don’t want to take that risk.”
Hannah responded: “Can I have my Valium please? Thank you, I’ll pack now.” According to Sandy, it is part of the maritime law that no drugs are kept on board.
She later added:
I’m very aware of the maritime laws for years, I’ve been in yachting for years. It was a mistake on my part, I needed to declare that. But to be honest with you, I think I’ve been ready to make a hasty exit from yachting for years now. But I don’t like going like this. Yachting was such a fantastic chapter.
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Who is the new stew on Below Deck Med?
Christine “Bugsy” Drake, who joined the crew as the second stew, instantly replaced Hannah Ferrier’s place as chief stew.
This was just an hour before the crew had to prepare for the upcoming charter. Captain Sandy Yawn sat Christine down and asked if she was “up to the test” to become chief stew.
Christine said: “What a way to be promoted, I guess. Somebody has to step in and take charge.” She later tells guests they can call her “chief” while on the yacht.
Born in South Africa, Christine has six years of yachting experience and has previously been chief stewardess during travels through the Caribbean, Mediterranean and the Atlantic.
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