There were no other ships during this time frame which experienced a catastrophic fire on board. The wreckage could ONLY have come from Waratah, confirming the veracity of Captain Bruce's account. If you study the diagram below there is a current anomaly off Cape Hermes and Poenskop. Instead of washing wreckage ashore, the current (particularly during winter months) would have carried wreckage initially northeastward and then retroflected back into the powerful Agulhas Current sweeping southeastward along the South African coast. It is both plausible and convincing that charred remnants of the great liner ended up at Port Alfred some 4 months later. I challenge anyone to dispute the significance of this discovery.