HONOLULU — The former skipper of a Navy salvage ship was reprimanded and fined by military authorities Friday for sexual harassment of women crew members and other acts.
Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Harvey was found in violation of 10 charges, including sexual harassment, behavior unbecoming an officer, assault, dereliction of duty and fraternization with enlisted personnel, Lt. Cmdr. Gary Shrout said.
Harvey, a Navy veteran, was relieved of command of the Safeguard on Aug. 7 after accusations that he tried to "sell" female crew members to South Korean forces, later characterized as a "tasteless joke." He also was charged with condoning nude swimming by crewmen while women crew members were present.
As punishment, Navy authorities sent Harvey a punitive letter of reprimand and fined him $3,133.80, one half of his base pay for two months, Shrout said.