Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by agentaqua, Apr 12, 2016.
Tofino whale-watching company says capsizing that killed 6 was 'act of God'
Jamie's Whaling Station in Tofino is named in a proposed class-action lawsuit
By Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press Posted: May 09, 2016 1:13 PM PT
was building a top heavy boat alteration and letting a dozen people stand on the top of it an "act of god" no way. the roller set that hit it might have been.
agreed TrophyWife. However accepting liability means big pay-out. Lawyers for the company and the company's insurance supplier obviously prefer to let it be called an "act of God" instead- and spend the lawyer fees to argue it out in court. Carl Ligert has never explained what actually happened on the bridge of the Queen of the North - for the same reason...
Christy Clark visits Ahousaht for economic agreement, emergency preparedness funding
Community hopes run-of-river power in Clayoquot Sound could help local economy
CBC News Posted: Aug 13, 2016 8:58 AM PT
Jamie's Whaling Station vessel runs aground near Tofino, B.C.
Company says all passengers were rescued safely from a 'slow-speed bear watching tour'
CBC News Posted: Oct 02, 2016 12:58 PM PT
West Coast whale boat tragedy scars survivors, families and rescuers
'This has affected me more than any other single event ever in my life,' says daughter of victim
By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press Posted: Oct 21, 2016 9:01 AM P
Leviathan II survivors' special thank you takes shape in Ahousaht
Skateboard park build a year later connects survivors of whale-watching tragedy with rescuers
By Megan Thomas, CBC News Posted: Oct 24, 2016 9:59 PM
Tofino remembers whale-watching tragedy one year later
'One of the most life-changing and difficult experiences that we have ever been through,' mayor says
By Megan Thomas, CBC News Posted: Oct 25, 2016 2:39 PM PT
TSB to release report into deadly whale-watching incident off Tofino
The report's findings will help the families recover, says lawyer overseeing civil lawsuits
By Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press Posted: Jun 14, 2017 5:00 AM PT
Capsizing and loss of life
Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia
25 October 2015
Marine Investigation Report M15P0347
Unless the modification was signed off by an engineer. This will end badly for the operator.
But not nearly as bad as the victims in this.
From what I gathered listening to the press conference the modifications were not an issue.
The TSB said the boat was all up to standard and there was no issues with the boat.
Interesting. Well who knows how this will play out...
I can't believe PLB's or EPIRBS are not mandatory on a boat like that with that many passengers.
Makes me realize how lucky I have been over the years & how stupid I am.
Lucky for sure, Ericl... same with the rest of us. A few $ for a decent, comfortable floater/pfd - a wp radio, flares, and whatever else you want in a wp bag - could make a big difference when things go sideways...
Ya. I agree. wow.
One thing people need to remember about wearing a PFD is that if you have a fully enclosed cabin, you will be trapped inside if your wearing it when shit hits the fan. Just something to think about for people that have these types of boats. I was also surprised that a boat that size did not require a EPIRB
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