The capsized whale-watching boat Leviathan II

RAW VIDEO: Footage of capsized whale-watching boat, water off Tofino

New video shows the flipped Leviathan II, which capsized on Sunday. The incident claimed the lives of at least five people.



In the footage above, new video shot on Tuesday, you can see the capsized whale-watching boat Leviathan II – still in the water two days after it fatally flipped near Tofino. The incident claimed the lives of at least five people.

Another person is still missing, as of today. 27 people were onboard the 20-metre long vessel when it capsized on Sunday.

Transport Canada says it is currently investigating the incident with the Transportation Safety Board, the RCMP, and B.C.’s coroner.

Spokeswoman Jillian Glover said the Leviathan II was last inspected on March 6, 2015, while Jamie’s Whaling Station owner Jamie Bray said he’s still not sure what caused the ship to sink.

“In the event of a sinking, it would be very difficult to exit a vessel when you’re being held up onto a ceiling or the deck with a life jacket on,” Bray said on Monday.

This is something just totally out of the blue.”

Michael Harris is the executive director of the Pacific Whale Watching Association, a group that contains 36 companies and gives on-the-water tours to roughly 400,000 people every year.

“It just doesn’t happen and that’s part of the shock. This is just a horrible tragedy,” said Harris. “We go above and beyond. We just make sure people are safe.”

In the video below, you can see raw footage of the area around where the Leviathan capsized, off Tofino, B.C.

With files and video from The Canadian Press.

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