|LtCdr Ian Molyneux & his wife|
This appears to be an isolated incident and can't always be avoided. Human nature will always present risks that cannot be controlled. We must allow the relatives and crew to grieve, and the police and navy to conduct their investigation. Any knee jerk reaction would be counter productive, and politicians should avoid the scramble to be the first person to call for a resignation, or imply that there is some massive systemic failure on the navy's recruitment program.
It's important for our emergency services and military to be staffed by human beings, with the full range of human feelings, emotions, strengths and weaknesses. With this comes a very small risk, but gives massive benefit.
I am absolutely gutted for the family and friends of Ian Molyneux. I just don't want his death to be seized on politically in the same way that Afgan and Iraq deaths have been.
Lets just remember, though, that Ryan Donovan is innocent until proven guilty. The media, including bloggers, should exercise some editorial restraint until such time as he is found guilty in court.