Confusion about maritime law and the medication Ferrier had on the boat dogged season 5 of the show. Viewers pointed out that other crew members took medication like pain killers while on the show and they weren’t fired.
Bosun Malia White snapped a photo of Ferrier’s valium, pen, and passport holder. She sent the photo to Captain Sandy Yawn. Ferrier was fired after Yawn said she didn’t feel safe going to sea with Ferrier.