The women on “The Real Housewives of New York” know a thing or two about taking amazing vacations. But their latest adventure in Colombia appears to have gone awry.
Each year, the ladies on the hit Bravo show take a vacation together, typically to some warm-weather destination where they can lay by the pool, sip cocktails, and get into a cat fight or two in front of the cameras. This time, the women weren’t battling each other as much as they were battling travel mishaps as their pleasure cruise boat caught fire and encountered some trouble in Cartagena, Colombia.
The women, including Ramona Singer, Dorinda Medley, Bethenny Frankel and Tinsley Mortimer, had excitedly taken the ride on the pleasure boat according to the Daily Mail. All was well until the boat began making its way back to shore. It was then that it allegedly hit some rough waters.
“The anchor got stuck, so the crew had to saw the anchor off before they could sail anywhere,” a source told the Daily Mail, saying that it was then that the engine went up in a “huge blaze.” The source added that the cast of the show “thought they were going to die and they were hysterical” throughout the journey.
A spokesperson for Bravo, however, says things went a little differently.
“On the return trip to the mainland, the boat encountered turbulent water, which caused the anchor to deploy unexpectedly,” the spokesperson told Page Six. “At no time ... was the vessel in danger of sinking, nor was a rescue required. Thankfully, everyone is fine. The safety of our cast and crew is paramount and, to that end, we are still reviewing the situation.”
Following the incident a grainy image of the women appeared on social media. It appears to show Medley sitting on the ground as Singer sits behind her in a wheelchair. However, according to a source who spoke to Page Six, Singer had previously sustained an ankle injury prior to the trip.
The good thing about this rather shady boat story is that it will inevitably end up on television for all of us to see sometime this year, when “The Real Housewives of New York” returns to Bravo.