Captain Lee Rosbach BLASTS Captain Sandy For Mishandling Camille Lamb’s Firing
“So I found out after the fact that she fired one of my crew, not before. Ok?” Captain Lee Rosbach tweeted after the new episode aired on Monday, January 23.
After Camille gathered her belongings, Captain Sandy FaceTimed Captain Lee to fill him in. While, Captain Sandy’s predecessor thanked her for keeping him in the loop during his absence, he was not pleased with receiving the info after the decision was made.
“Then why contact me after and tell me at all? Plenty of time to call me after, but not before. She made the right call. But lacked in procedure and respect. Just the way I roll,” Captain Lee explained via Twitter. “Had I been replacing Capt Sandy on her boat temporarily and felt the necessity to fire one of her crew, I would have called her first to let her know what I was doing and why. I agree with her decision, just not how she went about it.”
Captain Lee responded to his followers who questioned why he didn’t contact Sandy offline about his concerns:
He wrote, “She did it on tv in front of how many people with out consulting me. That doesn’t sound very private to me at all.”
The 73-year-old skipper points out that he does not take issue with the decision to terminate Camille.
“Not at all, she deserved what she got. That was never my issue. So many people can’t see that, and I’m sorry for that,” he wrote, referring to the deck stew who left earlier in the episode.
He clarified that being excluded from the process is the matter of his dispute.
“I agree, I didn’t want her to ask permission, just wanted the update, that quick call you mentioned, good manners,” Captain Lee concluded. “Ok, last word on this, no, I would not have said no, I would’ve said your call, you’re there real time do what you need to do and thanks for the heads up. Appreciate it.”
Captain Sandy did not address Lee’s complaint on Twitter.
Earlier this season, the series O.G. announced his departure on the Monday, December 12 episode, citing health problems — more specifically, a nerve issue that had begun to affect his ability to walk — as the reason for his decision. As the captain put it in a confessional, “My injury is getting worse.
The series O.G. announced his departure on the Monday, December 12 episode, citing health problems — more specifically, a nerve issue that had begun to affect his ability to walk — as the reason for his decision. As the captain put it in a confessional, “My injury is getting worse. The left side of my body, I don’t feel anything.”
Still recovering from back surgery that he underwent before filming for Season 10 began, Captain Lee added, “I expected a lot more progress than I’m experiencing and the most frustrating part about it is I can’t do a goddamn thing about it.”
Despite that, the captain did his best. Despite using a cane and crutches to maneuver the yacht, he realized that he couldn’t keep relying on his crew so much. “One of my biggest problems now is I’m not able to observe,” Captain Lee explained. “I don’t know who’s doing what, it’s my job.”
“I owe it to my crew to do right by them,” he continued. “They expect that out of me. There comes a point if a captain is really being objective, he should be putting the best interests of his crew first.”
Crew member, Fraser Olender, recently discussed how working with Captain Sandy contrasted with his time with Lee.
“I think they have, overall, very different management styles,” he told Us. “I knew Captain Lee and I knew how he worked. I knew how he liked things to be run. He also trusted me and he gave me the confidence to be creative and enjoy my take on [it].”
Fraser noted that it “took some time” for him to “get used to” how Sandy wanted the St. David to run. “But, equally, she taught me a lot about myself and I think at the end of the season [you’ll] understand what I mean by that,” he continued. “She really opened my eyes to things I previously wouldn’t have dealt with so well — without her making sure I did.”
Below Deck airs Mondays, at 8 p.m. ET, on Bravo.
Olivia Davis is a Staff Writer at All About The Tea. Olivia’s hobbies include binging Netflix series, and watching Housewives on Bravo. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in History.