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British navy punishes group for nude swim
Updated: 2005-05-11 14:47

The British navy has punished a group of officers for apparently swimming naked in the Caribbean, the Ministry of Defense said Tuesday.

A group of officers with British navy swim nakedj in the Caribbean. [sina]

The group of about six men and one woman belong to the crew of the destroyer HMS Liverpool, which is helping rebuild the island of Grenada after Hurricane Ivan.

After a meal ashore, the group went for a swim. The female officer, a doctor, wore a bikini and swam apart from her fellow officers, some of whom apparently were naked, a ministry spokesman said.

The captain of the HMS Liverpool confined the officers to their ship until June 1 and removed their entitlement to drink alcohol while aboard the vessel, he said.

"This sort of behavior was considered to be inappropriate, and action was taken to remind individual officers of the high standards expected, especially whilst overseas," the spokesman added.

Hurricane Ivan swept through Grenada in September, killing 39 people and damaging or destroying nearly all the island's buildings.

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