How many crews were injured in charter?
the Under the bridge the franchise captured several crew members who were injured on the job, some in life-threatening circumstances. Chief Mathew Shea’s knee injury Under the Mediterranean bridge put the crew in a scramble to cook dinner. But how did the other injuries affect the team in the series? And which crew member almost died?
The chief’s injuries “below deck” forced the crew to improvise
Shea’s knee injury allowed the crew to cook dinner for the guests, which ultimately failed. But other chefs struggled to pass the serve, including Chef Ben Robinson who sliced his hand during Under the bridge Season 3. Eddie Lucas had to give Robinson medical attention, but the cut was so deep that Robinson couldn’t get through the dinner service without help. “It’s in the cartilage,” Lucas observed, bandaging Robinson’s finger.
“I have a really big dinner to accomplish in the next 45 minutes,” Robinson said in a confessional. “Which is hard enough with both hands. How the hell am I going to do it with one? Fortunately, Raquel “Rocky” Dakota Stew used her culinary training to help Robinson throughout the meal.
The bumps and bruises of the bridge team “Under the bridge” put them on the sidelines
Boss Nico Scholly’s jump in a tender headed south and he injured his elbow during Under the bridge Season 5. He needed the crew to bring him back to the ship as he was almost unable to act and had to go to the hospital. “I can’t move my whole arm right now,” he told captain Lee Rosbach. He returned from the hospital in a sling but managed to finish the season.
Deckhand Colin Macy-O’Toole was also injured while working on the bridge. He dropped anchor but somehow injured his arm as well. “I actually had to ask the cameraman what happened, I had no idea what happened,” he told Decider. He too went to the hospital and found he had a “deep [wrist] sprain.”
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In addition, Deckhand Chris Miller of Sailing yacht under the bridge suffered what appeared to be a very serious back injury shortly after arriving to replace Parker McCown. Miller is seen in extreme pain and ends up having an MRI. The pain was coming from an old rugby injury, but it left him struggling for the rest of the season. But he continued, much to the dismay of the producers. “This guy’s motivation and determination to keep going through the pain was amazing,” one producer said in a “Behind the Episode.”
Some injuries “under the bridge” could have been life threatening
While he suffered only a severe laceration in his leg during the deployment of the toboggan, deckhand Bruno Duarte said he was in great pain. “I ran downstairs to the crew’s mess,” he recalls on the Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef Podcast. “They keep filming me. I remember that one of the executive producers came to help me disinfect the wound. Which was very painful because I almost passed out because it was so very, very, very painful. I went to my cabin and called the “big brother camera” because the camera was there. And I remember as if the camera was looking at me, focusing. And I was trying to put disinfectant water on my leg.
Duarte was able to continue working after receiving medical treatment on the boat. But the sailor Brian de Saint Pern was not so lucky. A cut he suffered while working on the bridge became so infected that he had to be hospitalized and he even feared losing his leg. “I actually went to the hospital and that’s when the doctor told me, he said, ‘Look, your leg is really, really bad. You have a bad infection, ”recalls Saint Pern. “They literally cut my entire knee. I was still awake and they were literally removing handkerchiefs.
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Of course, the most dangerous accident to date was when deckhand Ashton Pienaar fell overboard when a rope was wrapped around his ankle. He was not seriously injured but could have drowned if it hadn’t been for a fast-acting cameraman who freed his leg from the rope.