Originally Posted by lorenzo b
I think it is interesting to note that recreational cruisers are far more tolerant of alcohol use while boating
then professional captains on commercial
vessels. I have never seen a tug boat captain
enjoying a casual beer
on board. It just isn't done, ever. Even fishing
boats that spend long boring days going and coming from fishing
grounds will not allow any alcohol on board.
You are kidding right??? There are plenty of fishing boats that might be alcohol free...but many are literally floating drug stores or swap fish
for booze with recreational fishermen...gimme a break.
Look at the Exxon Valdez...skipper was drunk below in his bunk...the sober mate was the guy who hit the rocks...maybe if the skipper
were on the bridge the accident
may have never happened.
The US Navy
doesn't allow alcohol on board...how many incidents do we hear about when the sailors go ashore and one or to go on drinking binges and commit serious crimes. Other navies allow low consumption
rates while still underway..not sure why...but my theory is it satisfies human nature and the craving is stunted and therefore less likely to promote binge drinking when off the ship...I think it also speaks of responsibility and drinking...instead of the "zero tolerance" or even less successful "prohibition" mentality.