I f***ing hate people like that.He was the officer in charge of the focsle part of ship. We were coming alongside somewhere and he asked me to go to the MCO (main communications office) and get a radio for him because he’d forgotten to get it himself.
So I did.
He then left it in the fwd breakwater because he couldn’t be fucked to take it back to the MCO afterwards.
It stayed there for quite some time and when it was eventually found it was fucked from sitting in a puddle of seawater for a few days.
Of course the MCO blamed me because I’d collected it from them.
The officer denied all knowledge.
There is nobody shabbier in the World than a shabby Officer - from a seventies American book called The Marine Officer's Guide.