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Reflecting on the firing in a recent interview with E! News, Captain Sandy said, "I stand by it. First and foremost, I don't fire people unless I have the facts, and, secondly, I don't fire people out of favoritism or non-favoritism. I fire people because if they're the one singular thing where everything else is evolving around them, that's the problem I have to eliminate."
The Below Deck Mediterranean captain, who's temporarily filling in for an injured Captain Lee Rosbach on Below Deck Season 10, shared a similar sentiment during a conversation with Camille herself. "The reality is, I have a charter to run," she said. "I have to have a unison on this boat."
And according to the crew's department heads, that wasn't the case with Camille aboard. So, as a final resort, Captain Sandy fired her. "The last thing I want to do is start firing his crew, so it's a very hard line," she told E! News. "But my main priority is the client, what's best for the boat. Happy crew, happy boat, happy client."
"When I'm a captain, I'm not there to make friends, I'm there to do my job," Captain Sandy continued. "Firing people is never fun, but I try to do it in a gentle way. It doesn't mean we've ended a working relationship."
As for her working relationship with Camille, Captain Sandy revealed that she actually encountered her after their time together on Below Deck: "I did a fundraiser for the maritime industry and she showed up. A lot of Below Deck people showed up that I didn't even invite and I thought that's pretty awesome because they love the maritime industry."
That's not to say the two are "buddies," though. "She showed up, I love the support and it's like another colleague in the industry," Captain Sandy said. "So, good terms? I don't look at good terms. I have to say I'm very neutral when it comes to the crew."
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