A seabag pat down is the half-assed search for little liquor bottles and other contraband that a Sailor may be attempting and easily succeeding at bringing aboard a Navy Vessel. This search is always performed in a lackadaisical manner giving the stuffed seabag a few pats with the hands on the outside, then calling it "searched." Otherwise, with more determination, the contraband might be found, confiscated and therefore never shared with the Sailor on watch who is conducting the seabag pat-down.
Packing my deployment gear took some ingenuity because I had to surround the boxes full of Jack Daniels nips with soft clothing, packed tight. Otherwise, I may not pass the infamous "Seabag Pat Down."
by kdelik January 31, 2014