Royal Navy HMS Diamond sex scandal
The sexual activity happened when the Royal Navy's HMS Diamond was docked at Limassol in CyprusHandout via Reuters

A Royal Navy chef has been accused of filming his sexual encounter with a female colleague in the shower on board HMS Diamond when the warship was docked at Limassol, Cyprus. During the court martial, the chef denied voyeurism in relation to the incident, but the female sailor said she felt "horrible and violated".

Leading logistician Scott Furber, 29, is believed to have placed an iPhone on a shelf in the shower to record about 10 minutes of footage. The video shows Furber, a chef on the anti-aircraft destroyer, grinning at the camera as well.

The consensual act violates the navy's "no touching rule" for sailors, over which a trial is underway at the Portsmouth Naval Base. The woman told the trial that she was "completely shocked" when she learnt that the act had been filmed.

Major David Whittaker, prosecuting, said: "She agreed to meet the defendant in the shower on board for consensual sex to take place. She arrived in the shower and saw the defendant was already there and sexual activity did take place. Unknown to her when the defendant had arrived in the shower ahead of her, he had put his iPhone on a shelf and recorded the sexual activity."

The court martial heard the woman admitting that she had spent time with the defendant earlier that day along with a group. Furber also applied sun cream on the alleged victim's back while they were on a beach in Cyprus. The pair also flirted over text messages before deciding to have sex in the shower.

The incident took place on 9 June 2014 on board the Type 45 destroyer but the news of the video footage came to light only in October 2014 when Furber was quizzed about the incident. Furber had initially denied the existence of the recording and said it was him with his fiancée.

However, he later admitted to have recorded the sexual act, but insisted that his female colleague agreed to be filmed. Furber is currently based at HMS Excellent in Portsmouth.