'Below Deck Sailing Yacht': Did Jean-Luc put everyone in danger? 'Tallest deckhand' may not be getting any sleep
He's responsible for making sure that the vessel is maintained, clean and the equipment works fine. He was hoping to ace it and more but day one was tough for the big guy
Jean-Luc Cerza Lanaux calls himself "the tallest deckhand in yachting". He is also the youngest crew member on Parsifal III. But those two qualities are not enough when it comes to excelling at the job at hand. He's responsible for making sure that the vessel is maintained, clean and the equipment works fine. He was hoping to ace it and more but day one was tough for the big guy.
Jean-Luc and Colin Macrae were mopping the deck when they thought that it would a good idea to ditch the soap and use a cleaning solvent instead to remove the dirt and grime from the surfaces. Jean readily agreed and got a bottle of it. They poured it all over the deck only to realize later that somebody had filled it with diesel and now the area smells of it, not to mention how risky it made the whole place.
You could see Jean was apologetic and first mate Gary King was fuming but a little quick-thinking helped the crew manage the crisis. They took paper towels, made them into a bunch, and inserted them at every corner, which helped to soak the excess liquid. Jean was relieved and his tiny slip-up was let go. But one cannot really blame him for making simple mistakes given he had no sleep since the day he arrived on the yacht. The bunks were too small for him.
Elizabeth Frankini of 'Below Deck' made a similar mistake. She was assigned to get laundry done where she mistakenly mixed bleach and soap, which experts on the yacht said may have created a mustard gas equivalent. It did leave a handful of crew members choking and gasping for breath. She was fiercely reprimanded for her mistake by chief stew Francesca Rubi.
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