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.