Captain Roberts is Suspended
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CAPTAIN ROBERTS IS SUSPENDED
from the Victoria Daily Colonist, 14 Feb 1904, pg.2

Master of Clallam Retired For One Year By Board of Enquiry

Engineer DeLaunay's licence is Revoked and Censured For Neglect

Seattle, Feb. 22. The decision of the marine board of enquiry, which sat upon the 'Clallam' disaster case was handed down today. The chief blame for the disaster is laid upon disaster case was handed down today. The chief blame for the disaster is laid upon Chief DeLaunay, charging him with neglect and incompetency. Capt. Roberts is censured for not having an officer of the ship in the second and third boats that were launched and for not giving explicit orders to the captain of the 'Holyoke' to take the ship to the nearest shelter. The officers of the tugboats 'Holyoke' and 'Sea Lion' are highly complimented for their share in the work of rescuing the passengers of the 'Clallam'. DeLaunay's licence is revoked and the licence of Capt. Roberts is suspended for one year.