Leading Wren Latifah Ngorongoro has been arrested for smuggling coke on HMS Erythroxylon.
As a result of a sting operation by the Royal Navy's Special Investigations Branch, coke with a street value of over £1 million was discovered in the destroyer.
HMS Erythroxylon was returning to Plymouth from a Carribean deployment where it is believed the evil deal was hatched.
Wren Ngorongoro is now detained in the guardroom at HM Dockyard, Devonport where she awaits trial by court martial.
Meanwhile, HMS Erythroxylon rocks at anchor just off the Fastnet light awaiting salvage tugs.
The Admiralty made the following statement this afternoon:
"HMS Erythroxylon is expected in Plymouth Sound within hours of restarting the engines.
No difficulty restaring the engines is anticipated once the coke is pumped out of the fuel tanks.
Royal Navy chefs are attending the salvage and will assess the coke to see if it is still drinkable, if a little flat".