Seven sailors from HMS Talent and drugs

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Seven sailors caught taking cocaine are booted off nuclear submarine | Daily Mail Online
Seven sailors have been kicked off a Royal Navy ‘hunter killer’ nuclear submarine after being caught taking cocaine
The sailors attended a drug-fuelled party after the 5,300-ton boat docked at Devonport Naval Base. They failed a compulsory drugs test when they returned to the sub the next day to prepare for a sensitive mission to track Russian submarine movements in the North Sea and the Arctic Circle.
And what could happen if the drug takers would make a mistake?
HMS Talent hit the headlines four years ago when she required £500,000 of repairs after striking an iceberg while tracking Russian submarines.
 
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And what could happen if the drug takers would make a mistake?
Depends on the mistake. They might be chefs, leading to a horribly burnt soufflé if they're off their tits on charlie. Absolute disaster, obviously.
 
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chrisg46

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If they'd have gone the old way and just ate some boot polish on bread, then they wouldn't have been caught as easily. KGB could probably give us some advice about this from a Russian perspective, eh?
 
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Thanks for nice comments Gents.
 
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Is there a drug testing programme in the Russian military?
Yes, and even top commanders, generals have to pass drug tests.
Солдат российской армии проверят на наркотики
There is a system of periodic and snap tests for drugs.
Sailors on submarines are all contractors with very good salaries. For them even one positive test would mean dishonorable discharge. They would lose in this case many social benefits, including military pensions.
Maybe salaries and benefits in the RN are not so significant as some risk to lose them? Or maybe the 7 sailor would be allowed to serve further?
 
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Yes, and even top commanders, generals have to pass drug tests.
Солдат российской армии проверят на наркотики
There is a system of periodic and snap tests for drugs.
Sailors on submarines are all contractors with very good salaries. For them even one positive test would mean dishonorable discharge. They would lose in this case many social benefits, including military pensions.
Maybe salaries and benefits in the RN are not so significant as some risk to lose them? Or maybe the 7 sailor would be allowed to serve further?
Contractors?

How terribly mercenary, old chap.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

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(snip)

And what could happen if the drug takers would make a mistake?
Russia would get nuked and everyone would welcome the improvement, particularly the Russians.

Next question.
 

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