The Real Housewives of New York City cast is used to its fair share of drama. However, a recent trip put a different, scarier spin on that famous RHONY drama. The RHONY cast experienced a terrifying boat incident during one of their classic group vacations, as Page Six reports. The article states that the boat trip was captured for the upcoming season of the Bravo show. And, by Page Six's account, the boat excursion was nothing short of alarming.
The cast was supposedly set to relax aboard a luxury yacht during their trip to Cartagena, Columbia. How else would a RHONY Housewife travel, after all? Although, things turned disastrous almost as soon as they boarded the ship. First of all, it wasn't the luxurious boat that the Housewives were expecting. Instead, they reportedly traveled aboard an old ship that had a faulty anchor. According to Page Six, one crew member had to saw off the anchor before they could even set out to sea. But, the trouble didn't stop there.
In the midst of their trip, the ship's engine reportedly caught on fire and the seats and other objects on board started to fly about in choppy water, as, reportedly, nothing was nailed down. According to a Page Six source, the Housewives were all terrified during the ordeal, as anyone naturally would be. The source continued:
“Bethenny [Frankel], Ramona [Singer] and Dorinda [Medley] were soaked and screaming hysterically, Carole [Radziwill] and Tinsley [Mortimer] were literally throwing up from seasickness. They were far out to sea and they thought they were going down like the Titanic.”
Luckily, the ladies made it out OK once a passing boat arrived to rescue them. In response to this news, Bravo told Page Six, “The Real Housewives of New York City cast was recently on a boat in South America and encountered turbulent water. Thankfully, everyone is fine and was able to continue their vacation as planned. The safety of our cast and crew is paramount and, to that end, we are doing a full investigation.”
Bustle reached out to Bravo for additional comment and about whether the situation will appear on the upcoming season, and were given the same statement as above.
Since the event was of such a serious nature, so serious that Bravo reportedly offered the Housewives counseling, it's possible that it would not shown on an upcoming episode. Perhaps, rather than showing the ship itself, the Housewives will talk about what happened and it will be touched upon in some way similar to the Luann de Lesseps/Tom D'Agostino's divorce news precursor during the Season 9 reunion.
It's unclear exactly when this terrifying boat event took place. As of right now, none of the Housewives have mentioned the ordeal on any of their social media pages. (Bustle has reached out to reps for all of the New York Housewives for comment, but did not receive any responses at the time of publication.) However, based on some of their past posts, it seems that the event took place somewhat recently. Fans already know that the upcoming Season 10 has started filming, as of November 2017. According to an Instagram post from de Lesseps, the ladies were together (sans Carole Radziwill) to attend their annual trip to the Berkshires. And since this boating ordeal was captured as they were filming for Season 10, it had to have happened sometime between late 2017 (possibly following Bethenny Frankel's Nov. 4 birthday, per All About the Housewives) and now.
Based on Page Six's report, it's unclear if Sonja Morgan and de Lesseps were also on the ship at the time. Based on one fan's tweet, it seems as though the women did attend the group's Colombia trip, though. In their tweet (via AOL.com), all seven of the current RHONY Housewives (including de Lesseps in a wig for some reason) could be seen filming a dinner scene in Colombia for the upcoming season.
Considering how scary their boating adventure became, it's good to hear that all of the Housewives made it out of the situation safely in the end.