The Donkey Man looks like one " Lenny The Lat " A Latvian Ballroom dancing fan who claimed to be ex Waffen SS, and was proud of it! I sailed with on either Bedford or Bamford of Blandfords in the early 70s.
This guy was definately Hong Kong chinese, did seven voyages with him, part of a great engine room crew led by number one fireman whose name was Ho Ming. The only name I can remember. We had two great fitters as well, and an engine room painter come to think of it. The laundry man was almost part of the engine room crew as well with the laundry at the top of the engine room. It used to get checked along with the job every watch. Great days.