I almost made a boo-boo, then I read your post again.
I don't have silicone over that area, but you have a 13' - so your bench is next to the sink like the Liberty is.
In that case, it is very likely that they did put silicone on the bench there to keep any splashing water out of that space.
Patriot owners? What about it? That would put water very close to the electrical
stuff, right? So, yes, they probably did.