'Below Deck Mediterranean' Star Malia White Defends Reporting Hannah Ferrier's Medications

Kristen Markel

Below Deck Mediterranean star Malia White did some explaining on Wednesday. In a lengthy Instagram post, the bosun went into detail and described her rationale behind reporting her co-star Hannah Ferrier's prescription Valium and CBD to Captain Sandy Yawn. The 26-year-old further acknowledged that she might not have handled the situation appropriately. You can view her post here.

"I apologize if I didn't go about reporting or handling the situation to the best of my ability but it was also a HUGE learning curve for me."

Malia maintained that she acted correctly and that it was imperative to report any medications that crew members were taking before starting work. Her post included a copy of a yachting contract that specified the health requirements.

"You undertake, before commencement of your employment, to inform the Company and Master of any pre-existing medical condition and of all medication you are taking," the contract partially read.

Malia called the policy "pretty straightforward" and further stated that the rule was in place for everyone's safety.

"The Captain of the vessel has the right to know who might be taking what & when! They are operating a vessel at sea with everyone's lives in their hands."

There have been several scenes throughout the season that showed Hannah taking a pill at the end of the night. Some fans even called out production for making it appear as though there was an issue. Hannah insisted that she had been taking Advil for inflammation and referred to yachting a "young person's game."