Captain Lee Rosbach Chokes up Thinking About What Happened to Ashton Pienaar When He Went Overboard

"I have never, ever had an experience that affected me the way this one did," the Below Deck boss said.

We're all still shook from last night's episode of Below Deck after only seeing the first few moments of Ashton Pienaar's overboard accident. So we can only imagine how the M/Y Seanna crew must be feeling after actually experiencing that whole ordeal. 

We'll see the conclusion of the accident and how it impacted the Below Deck crew in next Tuesday night's episode at 9/8c. But we already know that the experience has greatly affected Captain Lee Rosbach. The usually cool, calm, and collected captain even got choked up while reflecting on the incident during Tuesday night's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. "In 35 years of yachting, I have never, ever had an experience that affected me the way this one did. Ever. It was just so traumatic," he shared. "It was brutal." 

Captain Lee added during the WWHL After Show that he has never experienced a worse accident in all his years of yachting. "It really rocked my world," he said. "There was nothing that I can compare that experience to."

The other members of the M/Y Seanna crew also went through a variety of emotions when they heard Rhylee Gerber make the "man overboard" call, which they revealed in the latest installment of the Below Deck After Show, which you can check out, above. Having never experienced something like this before, many of them were confused, in shock, and in disbelief as they worked to get Ashton to safety. 

Kate Chastain also shed some light on how the incident could have happened in the first place, explaining that the period when the charter guests arrive and the yacht leaves the dock is "a very busy time" for the whole crew. "It's like the worst two hours of your life, which makes sense why a mistake would happen at this point because all of us, even though we are all good at our job, we are well-practiced, there's this energy that the new guests bring on that adds chaos," she explained. "And there's adrenaline, and especially toward the end of the season, you get over-confident." 

Watch Captain Lee open up more about Ashton's accident on WWHL, below.

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Captain Lee Gets Emotional Over #BelowDeck Accident
Captain Lee Rosbach from #BelowDeck shares how he felt about about the yachting accident that threw a crew member overboard and says just how deeply it’s affected him.
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