‘Below Deck Med’: Kate Chastain Reveals Exactly Why She Thinks Hannah Ferrier Was Fired

Former chief stew Kate Chastain from Below Deck explained exactly why she thinks chief stew Hannah Ferrier from Below Deck Mediterranean was fired. Captain Sandy Yawn dismissed Ferrier after receiving a photo of her prescription valium. But Yawn said she fired her because she thought Ferrier posed a safety risk to the boat.

Kate Chastain
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Chastain said if Ferrier could produce a prescription and had registered the medication it would have been a different story. But, “On yachts, you can get fired for your personality if people don’t like you,” Chastain explained on Another Below Deck podcast. “It’s happened to me, hard to believe, I know it was in the early years.”

“But if Hannah was a fantastic chief stew, hard-working, good team player,” she continued. “I think they would have been like, ‘Okay, you have a prescription and you’re such a valuable asset. You did forget to tell us to put it on the ship’s roster of drugs. But now we will. Thank God we didn’t get caught. Let’s move forward.'”

Kate Chastain doesn’t think Hannah Ferrier was fired only because of the medication

“But I think, she wasn’t good at her job,” Chastain said. “Even when she was sober, she still wasn’t that good at her job. She wasn’t good for morale. To go around telling people ‘Kiko was my best friend and now I’m all alone.’ Be an adult. You’re basically separating yourself from the rest of the crew which is not cool.”

“I think if she had presented a prescription, which she did not, and she had been a team player, good at her job, I think she would still be on board,” Chastain said. “But it’s just like too many things that were negative.”

Chastain adds that she still hasn’t spoken to Ferrier since Ferrier ghosted her a year ago. Chastain caught Ferrier talking about her behind her back and confronted her via text. “Yesterday was the one year anniversary of when she left me unread,” Chastain remarked.

All medication must be logged

“All drugs on board have to be reported on an official log,” Chastain asserted. “Because otherwise, we’d just be going from country to country with a bunch of drugs on board. That’s called the 80s.”

“So, it doesn’t matter if you’ve taken them or not,” she said. When Yawn confronted Ferrier about the valium, Ferrier said she hadn’t taken the medication. “These are drugs that the boat did not know about. And imagine if they go into a new country and the officials come on board to do a check to make sure you’re not taking drugs from country to country. They’ll say well here’s the list of all drugs we have on board that are accounted for and prescribed.”

“If you have drugs that were not on the list, we’ve got a problem,” she added. Chastain says if you get pulled over in your car with valium with no prescription, each pill is a felony.


‘Below Deck Med’: Captain Sandy Says She Did Not Fire Hannah Ferrier Because of the Valium

Yawn was criticized on social media for following Ferrier into her cabin because she was worried Ferrier would flush the medication. Chastain thinks Yawn had the right idea. “Well, Hannah was in the bathroom, and if you thought your job was on the line, and you had a miscommunication, if that what it was, Hannah would have been like ‘oh my God I’m so sorry. I’ll go grab the prescription right now.’ You don’t wait to go to the bathroom.”

“No, she went to the bathroom, oh she’s in no rush,” Chastain continued. “Actually she’s gonna take a little potty break. Listen, I don’t know about you guys but I tried that trick many times in high school. Sandy was kind of right.”