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A Beach Picnic on Below Deck Goes Incredibly Wrong: “This Is a Very Dangerous Situation”

"I will do everything I can to keep a guest safe,” Captain Kerry Titheradge said about the difficult situation he dealt with on the recent episode of Below Deck

By Jamontae Hickman

It appeared to be trouble in paradise for the St. David crew on the latest episode of Below Deck.

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After losing two yachties (bosun Jared Woodin and stew Cat Baugh), the remaining crew members are starting to feel the pressure of being short-staffed. On Season 11, Episode 8 of Below Deck, the charter guests enjoyed a laid-back beach picnic on the shores of Carriacou, Grenada. Although the day started off serene, it ended up getting cut short thanks to troubled waters and a rainstorm.

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Captain Kerry Titheradge reacts to Carriacou’s beach conditions

Upon arriving on the shores of Carriacou to set up the beach picnic, Captain Kerry Titheradge expressed concerns about the water current to deckhand Kyle Stillie and Chief Stew Fraser Olender.

“Yikes, this isn’t great,” he said. “Do you see how far the water is coming up?”

Captain Kerry Titheradge of Below Deck Season 11 wearing his uniform on a yacht.

Kerry then informed his right-hand staffers that they would have to unload all the equipment from the water because of the "shallow beach." While the issue required more work for Fraser and Kyle, Kerry reassured them that the “risk is worth the reward.”

Of course, the charter guests were thoroughly impressed with their offsite lunch location, which included activities like snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing.

Ben Willoughby experiences engine “trouble” with the tender on the beach

Moments later, Ben Willoughby soon found himself in a bind after he mistakenly was pushed too close to the beach by the current while dropping off a charter guest.

After trying several failed attempts to start up the engine, Kerry stepped in to help Ben resolve the issue.

Yacht Tender floating on the water.

“It’s the sound that you never want to hear,” Ben said in the clip above. “Sand gets sucked up in the impeller. It’s like a grinding, crunching sound – it means you’re in trouble. F-ck!”

Due to a shortage of vessels, the St. David crew had to figure out a way to transport their guests back to the yacht. Kerry proposed an "all in one" solution, which involved having everyone pile in a boat and towing the tender behind them.

The Below Deck crew deals with a “very dangerous situation”

While attempting to board guests onto the boat, Kerry had to navigate through troubled waters and an incoming storm. Keeping everyone's safety in mind, he instructed them not to "move towards the boat" until he approved to do so.

In his confessional, Kerry revealed the severity of the circumstances he was dealing with.

“Nothing crops safety. I will do everything I can to keep a guest safe,” he clarified. “I’ve got to read the waves, bring the boat in on a calm wave, and back it out on the high waves…”

He added: “This is a very dangerous situation I’m in right now.” In the end, Kerry safely got everyone on board before it started raining.

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