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I get a cold shiver up my spine when I think of the amount of booze we used to drink when I sailed with P&O.
The consumption dropped considerably when, in 1977, I joined CSR Shipping aboard tankers on the Australian coast as it was singlehanded watched.
I left in 1986 and sometime later they brought in selfbreathalysing and according to guys I sailed with, the social life in the wardroom just about died.
The individuals would 1 or 2 cans to their cabin and read a book.
Did things change for in the British Merchant Navy?