The lawsuits are piling up against the whale-watching tour company and its captain involved in the fatal sinking of the Leviathan II last October.
A British National who survived, but lost her husband and son in the whale-watching boat tragedy, has filed a statement of claim in Federal Court in Vancouver.
Julie Thomas of Swindon, England says in court documents that she was trapped inside the main deck but escaped through a side door after the sixty-five foot passenger vessel capsized off the coast of Tofino last year.
Her husband, David Thomas, and eighteen year old son, Stephen, who were on the upper deck at the time, didn’t survive.
Now she’s filed a suit in federal court on behalf of herself, her surviving son, and as the personal representative of David’s estate, on behalf of his bother Gareth.
She alleges the accident was caused by the negligence of Jamie’s Whaling Station and its Captain, Wayne Dolby.
She suing for general and special damages under the Marine Liability Act.
None of the allegations has been proven in court.
In early April Two German brothers who survived the Tofino whale-watching boat tragedy that killed six people filed a potential class-action lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court.