Captain Lee Rosbach, known for his role as captain on the popular reality TV show “Below Deck,” recently shared his opinion on the termination of bosun Luke Jones from the spin-off series “Below Deck Down Under.” Luke was fired for climbing into Margot Sisson’s bunk without her consent while fully nude.
Captain Lee intended to physically remove Luke Jones from the boat
On a podcast called Salty With Captain Lee, co-hosted by Sam DeCavalcanti, Captain Lee expressed his thoughts on the situation. He stated that while he agrees with the decision to terminate Luke, he believes that Captain Jason Chambers, who was in charge of the boat at the time, handled the situation too gently.
Captain Lee admitted that he would have fired Luke immediately and made his exit less comfortable than how it was under Captain Jason. He mentioned that he would have physically removed Luke from the boat by forcefully dragging him off and throwing his belongings with the rest of the trash. However, Captain Lee also praised Captain Jason for his calm demeanor and acknowledged that he might not have been able to remain as composed in the same situation.
As captains, they hold the responsibility for everything that happens on their boats. Captain Lee commended Captain Jason for handling the situation superbly, despite acknowledging his own inclination towards a more forceful approach.
The discussion highlights the different approaches and opinions captains may have when it comes to dealing with misconduct on their boats. Each captain brings their own style and perspective based on their experience and personality.
The conversation surrounding Luke’s termination and the contrasting viewpoints of Captain Lee and Captain Jason sheds light on the importance of maintaining a professional and respectful environment on board. It also highlights the need for captains to respond appropriately and take necessary action when crew members engage in inappropriate behavior.
The “Below Deck” franchise has garnered a significant following for its portrayal of the yacht charter industry and the challenges faced by crew members. The show provides viewers with insight into the demanding nature of the job, the dynamics between crew members, and the importance of strong leadership from the captain.
Overall, Captain Lee’s comments on Luke’s termination underscore the significance of maintaining a high standard of conduct on board yachts and the varying approaches captains may take in addressing misconduct. The “Below Deck” franchise continues to provide entertaining and educational content for viewers interested in the world of luxury yachting.