The master having had long service at sea, and up to the present disaster without casualty, has the sympathy of the Court in the position in which he is placed, but the Court cannot overlook the fact that a first-class steamer, with a considerable quantity of cargo, has been lost, and a large number of lives placed in jeopardy by his neglect, and therefore recommends that his certificate, No. 19509, be suspended for a period of three months from date of stranding
Collision on Clan MacNab - 1894
Finding of The Court
That the master of the "Clan Macnab," Charles Robert Wakeford, appears to have navigated his vessel in a seamanlike and proper manner, and when a casualty was inevitable, to have done everything in his power to minimise the damage both before and after the collision.