From the June 1976 magazine.

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LONDON, ENGLAND--"What shall we do with a drunken sailor?" This question from the old sea chantey is relevant to the crews of Britain's fishing fleets.

A large number of fishing boats put to sea with so many crewmen incapacitated by drink that the ability of the ship to survive any emergency in the first day or two after leaving port is seriously open to doubt, says the report of an expert committee...

-- Harvey McConnell