British Wreck Commissioner's Inquiry

Day 27

Testimony of Andrew Braes

Examined by Mr. BUTLER ASPINALL.

25283. Are you a retired Master mariner?
- Yes.

25284. You hold an Extra Master's certificate?
- Yes.

25285. Have you commanded steamers of the allan Line for the last 17 years?
- Yes.

25286. Have you heard the evidence of the last four Witnesses?
- Yes.

25287. Is your practice when you may be meeting ice at night similar to their practice?
- Just the same. I never slowed down so long as the weather was clear.

Examined by Sir ROBERT FINLAY.

25288. And did you hold your course?
- Yes, I kept my course.

25289. You kept your course and your speed?
- Yes.

25290. In your experience is that the universal practice in the Atlantic?
- I never knew any other practice.

(The witness withdrew.)