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18888. You are still of opinion that it is perfectly good seamanship for your captains to go full speed ahead provided they can see far ahead enough to clear the ice? - Yes. 18889. Can you suggest any reliable method by which they can say whether the weather is such as to enable them to see the ice in time? - No. Examined by Mr. LEWIS. 18890. How many first trips have you taken part in? - Three, I think. 18891. Is it a fact that attempts have been made to make a record on trial trips? - Never. 18892. Do you think your presence on board would encourage the officers to make special efforts? - I do not think it had the slightest effect. 18893. Can you tell me with regard to the boats, do you think more men could have been utilised to have got the lifeboats down quicker? I understand they went from boat to boat to lower them. Do you think more men could have been used? - No. 18894. Did you see anything of the firemen; were they mustered up at all? - No, I did not see them. 18895. When you were on the “Carpathia” can you tell me whether you were consulted by the Captain or by the Marconi operator with regard to the sending of names of the passengers or of the crew? - I was not. 18896. Not in any way? - No. (The Witness withdrew.) (Adjourned to tomorrow at 10.30 o’clock.)
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