‘Below Deck Med’ Teases Another Horrific Accident

Perhaps it is a good thing Below Deck is giving fans a few months to bring their heart rate down after the last season. The latest Below Deck Mediterranean trailer not only looks action-packed but the season may be featuring yet another close call disaster too.

Captain Sandy Yawn released some footage on her Instagram story that flicks at what may have happened on the superyacht. Like with last season, viewers are only given a glimpse, but audio picks up screams with Yawn saying, “There is something definitely wrong.”

Captain Sandy Yawn | Photo credit Bravo

Not only does the trailer show that the guests and crew encounter rough seas, but another anchor issue may be plaguing Yawn yet again.

Last season featured a seriously hideous accident

Bottom line is deckhand Ashton Pienaar could have died last season. The accident was the perfect storm of being in the wrong place at the wrong time for Pienaar. Captain Lee Rosbach received the “all clear” to motor and as he drove the boat, Pienaar’s ankle became entangled in a rope while he was on the swim platform.

The rope seized Pienaar and dragged him into the ocean. Deckhand Rhylee Gerber, who was standing next to Pienaar when it occurred, is seen trying to grab him but to no avail. She immediately delivers a “man overboard” message on the radio as the crew scrambles.

Pienaar survived thanks to a fast-acting cameraman. He even managed to escape the watery grave without injury, although he was sidelined for a while due to a sore ankle. Although the entire crew was rattled, Rosbach seemed destroyed by what transpired. “We weren’t from 30 seconds of him dying and I have to call his parents and tell them their son is dead,” Rosbach said in a confessional interview. “And I’m responsible. I don’t know how I’d deal with that. I have kids. And I don’t know how I’d make that call.”

This season looks just as harrowing

Although the trailer shows something scary happens on Sirocco, Yawn’s Bravo clip goes much further. The first indication that something is seriously wrong is the control panel wildly flashing. Yawn wants to know why the alarm is going off as water furiously crashes over the vessel.

Crew members rush to attend to the situation as cameras catch the anchor being released. That’s when Yawn utters that something is definitely wrong. Bravo added the flashing words, “Mayday” during the clip too, which indicates the yacht is in trouble.

Captain Sandy Yawn | Photo credit Captain Sandy Yawn

Meanwhile, one of the crew members (is that you João Franco?) is tapped to investigate the situation. Outfitted in diving gear the brave crew member is lowered into the ocean on what appears to be a swing. What comes next sounds terrifying. The crew member is heard uttering, “What that…” And then a scream, “Oh no!” is next.

Thankfully it appears that all crew members are accounted for from a quick “Instagram investigation.” But whatever goes down on Sirocco will definitely have fans on the edge of their seats. Bring on the popcorn!

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