Royal New Zealand Navy chief Rear Admiral Jack Steer has announced a slew of new alcohol rules for the service.
Ships, at sea and docked, will go dry and sailors won't be able to splurge on duty-free booze, or cigarettes, when overseas.
And during working hours, no sailor will be allowed to drink alcohol without express permission.
Steer announced the changes yesterday in an "all despatch" post to the approximately 1900-strong force.
"I no longer want to come into work on a Monday and find out that one of you has been arrested doing something stupid while drunk," Steer said.
Does their CNS really think this is going to fix alcohol related problems? It's worked out so well for the USN, after all. I think all he wants to do is to be able to say, "I took drastic action, so nothing that happens can be considered my fault."
Is the RCN next?