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Captain Sandy Got "So F-cking Mad" at the Crew for *These* Reasons
The Below Deck Mediterranean captain lamented about the "disaster" she had to deal with aboard Mustique.
On Season 8, Episode 11, which aired on December 4, the full crew, including Tumi Mhlongo, Luka Brunton, Kyle Viljoen, Jack Luby, Jessika Asai, Lara Du Preez, Haleigh Gorman, Max Salvador, and new stew Lily Davison, were taken to task by Sandy for various reasons.
Keep scrolling to find out why Sandy got upset at the crew.
Captain Sandy is upset about the crew mess looking like "a frat house"
After the crew went out for their night off, Sandy came downstairs to the crew mess area to find, well, quite the mess.
"Oh my god...that's disgusting," Sandy exclaimed as she encountered a sink full of dishes and empty beer cans and a table covered in empty beer bottles, cans, and liquor bottles.
"It's like babysitting. I f-cking hate it," Sandy lamented as she cleaned up some of the mess.
"When I walk downstairs, I don't want to see this disaster," she shared in an interview as we flashed back to her telling the crew that the crew mess was the deck team's responsibility to keep "tidy."
She continued in the interview: "Even in between charters... after your party you clean up after yourself. It's not a frat house."
Captain Sandy scolds bosun Luka Brunton for how he handled the crew's responsibilities
Unfortunately for the crew, later in the episode, Sandy took them to task yet again after some deck responsibilities were slightly mismanaged.
It all started when Tumi needed Luka to bring up the tender to pick up a "mentalist" on the dock for some entertainment for that charter's guests. "There could have been better communication on both parts, but it would have been nice if maybe Luka came up to me and said, 'Yo...do you need a tender later on? We're pulling it up.' That's what's happened on my past boats."
That miscommunication between the deck and interior crews became an issue for scheduling the teams' duties later in the day. Luka sent Max on a break while he took the tender to the dock. When he returned, he then sent Lara on her break, and Hayleigh was already on break after tending to the guests earlier in the day for a diving excursion. That left no deckhands available to help the interior with dinner service as Luka took the mentalist back to the dock after he provided his services for the guests.
Needless to say, Sandy wasn't exactly pleased when she learned this information and when none of the deck crew responded to being called.
While calling Luka, who was busy driving the tender back to the boat, Sandy stated, "We only got you on deck? That's not OK. We need help with service. We always have two people on deck. This isn't OK, Luka."
Sandy then had to bring Lara up on deck, further explaining her reasoning in an interview.
"It's important to have at least two deckhands on board in case of an emergency," she explained. "I have to be able to maneuver, we have to haul the anchor...not only is it safety, we have guests on board. It's about service."
She continued: "The deck team...they're there to support the interior because now it's all about the food, the service because there's no water sports. We can't only have one person. I need two. I'm not happy."