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'Below Deck' star Captain Sandy shares tale of surviving pirates at sea
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Captain Sandy Yawn of Bravo's "Below Deck Mediterranean" shared her tale of evading pirates at sea during an interview on FOX Business' "Kennedy."
The Fort Lauderdale native with more than three decades of yachting experience said it was "just a day in the life" when a super-yacht on its maiden voyage to the Gulf of Aden caught on fire and became surrounded by pirates. Being the "calm in the storm" during the life or death experience was important once the boat became inoperable and needed to be rescued by the U.S. Navy.
"Honestly, you know, when you have 13 souls on board that are looking to you to lead them, and you go, by the way, the pirates are on the way. Is a warship going to rescue us or the pirates? It's very scary," she explained. "It was a race between the two."