Nigel Hooker


Age: 63

British product programme assurance manager at the satellite firm Airbus Defence and Space Ltd. in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England who was among one of five known fatalities involved in the tragic sinking of the Leviathan II when the 65ft-long whale-watching boat capsized and sank in the vicinity of Plover Reef off the west coast of Vancouver Island near Tofino, British Columbia, Canada during calm seas with one remaining passenger still missing in one of the worst Canadian marine accidents of the decade, in which the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said a rogue wave flipped the ship when most of the passengers and crew members were on the top observation deck raising a high center of gravity that may have compromised the ship's stability.

Cause of Death: Drowned during a shipwreck

Born: 1952

Died: October 25, 2015

Tofino, British Columbia, Canada