It sounds like a right rum load of bollocks to Alf, but the New Zealand Navy is clamping down on its booze culture.
Rear Admiral Jack Steer is reported to have 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.
He sounds awfully like one of those bloody wowsers from the days of the temperance movement.