The United States Public Health Service (USPH) recently decided that having an outdoor BBQ on a cruise ship is potentially hazardous to your health.
They now require some sort of cover over you and the food to prevent insects, birds and their waste products from hurtling out of the sky into your food.
They also require a handwashing station, with soap, hot water, refuse receptacle, and approved handwashing signage to be located within 24 feet of anybody preparing your food. Furthermore, the required handwashing station cannot be located in a space where a door must be opened or closed to get to and from the handwashing.
This creates several challenges for cruise ships; moving the BBQ essentially indoors and installing handwashing stations in open public areas.
Until this is done, the ship cannot legally offer a BBQ - regardless of where in the world it might be sailing.
I'm sure that those reading about this will be rushing down to their local Home Depot to purchase all the building materials required to make their next home BBQ safe and legally compliant.
Your tax dollars at work...............................................