Originally Posted by Nos4r2
I can't believe he's a naval officer and has the temerity to plead 'not guilty'.
It's probably escaped your notice, but in this country you are innocent until proven guilty.
Secondly, as a Naval Officer, he is likely to have far more knowledge of the sea and navigation than you will ever have, so perhaps you should wait until the verdict of the court is announced before making these "armchair pundit" comments.
The officer may be found innocent or indeed guilty, but I believe you should not comment again until the court has reached it's verdict.