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5th Jun '16 7:44:09 PM Khathi
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** Unfortunately, the man frequently got MisBlamed, because while he ''was'' drunk during the grounding, he was explicitly ''off'' duty, and not on the watch at the time: having completed his watch, he went down to "unwind" so to say,[[note]]During the same hearing it was revealed that Exxon has been running its tankers with skeleton crews and major malfunctions not repaired to save on the maintenance, which added to the crew's stress.[[/note]] and the one who actually ran aground was [[EnsignNewbie an inexperienced third mate]] because [[CorruptCorporateExecutive the ship's radar was broken and not repaired]] ''[[CorruptCorporateExecutive for the whole year]]'' [[CorruptCorporateExecutive to save money]]. This is actually reflected in the court decision, as while Hazelwood was relieved of shipboard duty, he wasn't otherwise heavily punished (he received just a $50000 fine and 1000 hours community service).

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** Unfortunately, the man frequently got gets MisBlamed, because while he ''did'' have a known alcohol problem and ''was'' drunk during the grounding, he was explicitly ''off'' duty, and not on the watch at the time: having completed his watch, he went down to "unwind" so to say,[[note]]During the same hearing it was revealed that Exxon has been routinely running its tankers with skeleton crews crews, resulting in 10-14 hours shifts, and major malfunctions not repaired for years on to save on the maintenance, which added to the crew's crews' stress.[[/note]] and the one who actually ran aground was [[EnsignNewbie an inexperienced third mate]] because [[CorruptCorporateExecutive the ship's radar was broken and not repaired]] ''[[CorruptCorporateExecutive for the whole year]]'' [[CorruptCorporateExecutive to save money]]. This is actually reflected in the court decision, as while Hazelwood was relieved of shipboard duty, he wasn't otherwise heavily punished (he received just a $50000 fine and 1000 hours community service).
3rd Jun '16 5:37:39 PM Khathi
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* Although usually a comic trope, it can also lead to tragedy. It was long rumored that John Hazelwood, skipper of the ''Exxon Valdez'' was [[DrinkingOnDuty drunk at the time of the accident]], which caused the grounding and terrible oil spill. This theory was confirmed in the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCourts United States Supreme Court]] case ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Shipping_Co._v._Baker Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker]]'',[[note]]In which the court decided exactly how much the plaintiffs could take in punitive damages from Exxon; the case was heard primarily to set a precedent within the federal system of admiralty law.[[/note]] in which Justice Souter (who wrote the majority) saw fit to note that Hazelwood had had five double vodkas the previous night, "enough that a non-alcoholic would have [[SophisticatedAsHell passed out]]," and was sleeping it off when the ship ran aground.

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* Although usually a comic trope, it can also lead to tragedy. It was long rumored that John Joseph Hazelwood, skipper of the ''Exxon Valdez'' was [[DrinkingOnDuty drunk at the time of the accident]], which caused the grounding and terrible oil spill. This theory was confirmed in the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCourts United States Supreme Court]] case ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Shipping_Co._v._Baker Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker]]'',[[note]]In which the court decided exactly how much the plaintiffs could take in punitive damages from Exxon; the case was heard primarily to set a precedent within the federal system of admiralty law.[[/note]] in which Justice Souter (who wrote the majority) saw fit to note that Hazelwood had had five double vodkas the previous night, "enough that a non-alcoholic would have [[SophisticatedAsHell passed out]]," and was sleeping it off when the ship ran aground.aground.
** Unfortunately, the man frequently got MisBlamed, because while he ''was'' drunk during the grounding, he was explicitly ''off'' duty, and not on the watch at the time: having completed his watch, he went down to "unwind" so to say,[[note]]During the same hearing it was revealed that Exxon has been running its tankers with skeleton crews and major malfunctions not repaired to save on the maintenance, which added to the crew's stress.[[/note]] and the one who actually ran aground was [[EnsignNewbie an inexperienced third mate]] because [[CorruptCorporateExecutive the ship's radar was broken and not repaired]] ''[[CorruptCorporateExecutive for the whole year]]'' [[CorruptCorporateExecutive to save money]]. This is actually reflected in the court decision, as while Hazelwood was relieved of shipboard duty, he wasn't otherwise heavily punished (he received just a $50000 fine and 1000 hours community service).
8th Mar '16 12:40:38 AM Menshevik
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* Captain Haddock and whiskey from ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''.

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* Captain Haddock and whiskey whisky (specifically the then-fictional ''Loch Lomond'' brand) from ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''.''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''. He clearly inherited the tendency from his ancestor [[Recap/TintinTheSecretOfTheUnicorn Sir Francis]] [[Recap/TintinRedRackhamsTreasure Haddock]]. Sir Francis' tipple of choice however was something else, as featured in his CatchPhrase "Ration my rum!".



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23rd Dec '15 9:35:25 PM Prioris
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* Music/GreatBigSea practically runs on this trope, being from Newfoundland, a province with an extremely strong tradition of seafaring and drinking (and seafaring while drinking).
3rd Oct '15 9:54:39 PM merotoker
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* Many of the ''Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' are drunk to the point of slurring their speech and/or singing. This is especially true once you get into "town", though several of the pirate skeletons prior to that point are holding containers that most likely weren't intended for soft drinks.

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* Many of the ''Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean are drunk to the point of slurring their speech and/or singing. This is especially true once you get into "town", though several of the pirate skeletons prior to that point are holding containers that most likely weren't intended for soft drinks.



* Although usually a comic trope, it can also lead to tragedy. It was long rumored that John Hazelwood, skipper of the ''Exxon Valdez'' was [[DrinkingOnDuty drunk at the time of the accident]], which caused the grounding and terrible oil spill. This theory was confirmed in the [[AmericanCourts United States Supreme Court]] case ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Shipping_Co._v._Baker Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker]]'',[[note]]In which the court decided exactly how much the plaintiffs could take in punitive damages from Exxon; the case was heard primarily to set a precedent within the federal system of admiralty law.[[/note]] in which Justice Souter (who wrote the majority) saw fit to note that Hazelwood had had five double vodkas the previous night, "enough that a non-alcoholic would have [[SophisticatedAsHell passed out]]," and was sleeping it off when the ship ran aground.

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* Although usually a comic trope, it can also lead to tragedy. It was long rumored that John Hazelwood, skipper of the ''Exxon Valdez'' was [[DrinkingOnDuty drunk at the time of the accident]], which caused the grounding and terrible oil spill. This theory was confirmed in the [[AmericanCourts [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCourts United States Supreme Court]] case ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Shipping_Co._v._Baker Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker]]'',[[note]]In which the court decided exactly how much the plaintiffs could take in punitive damages from Exxon; the case was heard primarily to set a precedent within the federal system of admiralty law.[[/note]] in which Justice Souter (who wrote the majority) saw fit to note that Hazelwood had had five double vodkas the previous night, "enough that a non-alcoholic would have [[SophisticatedAsHell passed out]]," and was sleeping it off when the ship ran aground.
20th Sep '15 1:30:34 PM Dravencour
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->''What shall we do with the drunken sailor''
->''What shall we do with the drunken sailor''
->''What shall we do with the drunken sailor''

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->''What shall we do with the a drunken sailor''
->''What shall we do with the a drunken sailor''
->''What shall we do with the a drunken sailor''
6th Jul '15 8:48:30 AM karstovich2
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* Although usually a comic trope, it can also lead to tragedy. It was long rumored that John Hazelwood, skipper of the ''Exxon Valdez'' was [[DrinkingOnDuty drunk at the time of the accident]], which caused the grounding and terrible oil spill. This theory was confirmed in the [[AmericanCourts United States Supreme Court case ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Shipping_Co._v._Baker Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker]]'',[[note]]In which the court decided exactly how much the plaintiffs could take in punitive damages from Exxon; the case was heard primarily to set a precedent within the federal system of admiralty law.[[/note]] in which Justice Souter (who wrote the majority) saw fit to note that Hazelwood had had five double vodkas the previous night, "enough that a non-alcoholic would have [[SophisticatedAsHell passed out]]," and was sleeping it off when the ship ran aground.

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* Although usually a comic trope, it can also lead to tragedy. It was long rumored that John Hazelwood, skipper of the ''Exxon Valdez'' was [[DrinkingOnDuty drunk at the time of the accident]], which caused the grounding and terrible oil spill. This theory was confirmed in the [[AmericanCourts United States Supreme Court Court]] case ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Shipping_Co._v._Baker Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker]]'',[[note]]In which the court decided exactly how much the plaintiffs could take in punitive damages from Exxon; the case was heard primarily to set a precedent within the federal system of admiralty law.[[/note]] in which Justice Souter (who wrote the majority) saw fit to note that Hazelwood had had five double vodkas the previous night, "enough that a non-alcoholic would have [[SophisticatedAsHell passed out]]," and was sleeping it off when the ship ran aground.
5th Jul '15 11:12:43 PM karstovich2
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* Although usually a comic trope, it can also lead to tragedy. It was long rumored that John Hazelwood, skipper of the ''Exxon Valdez'' was [[DrinkingOnDuty drunk at the time of the accident]], which caused the grounding and terrible oil spill. This theory was confirmed in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Shipping_Co._v._Baker Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker]]'',[[note]]A [[AmericanCourts US Supreme Court]] case deciding exactly how much the plaintiffs could take in punitive damages from Exxon[[/note]] in which Justice Souter (who wrote the majority) saw fit to note that Hazelwood had had five double vodkas the previous night, "enough that a non-alcoholic would have [[SophisticatedAsHell passed out]]," and was sleeping it off when the ship ran aground.

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* Although usually a comic trope, it can also lead to tragedy. It was long rumored that John Hazelwood, skipper of the ''Exxon Valdez'' was [[DrinkingOnDuty drunk at the time of the accident]], which caused the grounding and terrible oil spill. This theory was confirmed in the [[AmericanCourts United States Supreme Court case ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Shipping_Co._v._Baker Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker]]'',[[note]]A [[AmericanCourts US Supreme Court]] case deciding Baker]]'',[[note]]In which the court decided exactly how much the plaintiffs could take in punitive damages from Exxon[[/note]] Exxon; the case was heard primarily to set a precedent within the federal system of admiralty law.[[/note]] in which Justice Souter (who wrote the majority) saw fit to note that Hazelwood had had five double vodkas the previous night, "enough that a non-alcoholic would have [[SophisticatedAsHell passed out]]," and was sleeping it off when the ship ran aground.
26th May '15 6:25:09 PM Ptorquemada
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* ''Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' has at least one scene with a group of pirates sitting around holding tankards and acting drunk.

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* Many of the ''Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' has at least one scene with a group are drunk to the point of pirates sitting around slurring their speech and/or singing. This is especially true once you get into "town", though several of the pirate skeletons prior to that point are holding tankards and acting drunk.containers that most likely weren't intended for soft drinks.
26th May '15 3:51:51 PM Llygodenfawr
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*** It's uncertain whether in-story lawman Commodore Norrington is aware of this though- he's arguably the drunkest of the lot at one point, but more like TheAlcoholic- or at least heavily [[DrowningMySorrows drowning his sorrows]] than this usually cheerful trope.

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*** It's uncertain whether in-story lawman Commodore Norrington is aware of this though- he's though--he's arguably the drunkest of the lot at one point, but more like TheAlcoholic- or TheAlcoholic--or at least heavily [[DrowningMySorrows drowning his sorrows]] than this usually cheerful trope.



* Like all other WoodenShipsAndIronMen tropes, this one appears often in the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series. The captains coxswain is at one point referred to as being "...drunk, even by naval standards."

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* Like all other WoodenShipsAndIronMen tropes, this one appears often in the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series. The captains captain's coxswain is at one point referred to as being "...drunk, even by naval standards."



* The real [[FourStarBadass Admiral Nelson]]'s body was preserved in a barrel of cognac after his [[TheHeroDies shooting death]] at the battle of Trafalgar, so that his body could be brought home to England for burial. According to legend, his men would [[ImAHumanitarian sneak drinks from that barrel]], (apparently not actually true- said barrel was allegedly under round-the-clock guard by marines, just as Nelson's person would have been in life) leading to the [[AffectionateNickname nickname]] of "Nelson's Blood" for any alcoholic beverage and "tapping the Admiral" for surreptitious drinking on duty.

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* The real [[FourStarBadass Admiral Nelson]]'s body was preserved in a barrel of cognac after his [[TheHeroDies shooting death]] at the battle of Trafalgar, so that his body could be brought home to England for burial. According to legend, his men would [[ImAHumanitarian sneak drinks from that barrel]], (apparently not actually true- said true--said barrel was allegedly under round-the-clock guard by marines, just as Nelson's person would have been in life) leading to the [[AffectionateNickname nickname]] of "Nelson's Blood" for any alcoholic beverage and "tapping the Admiral" for surreptitious drinking on duty.
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