Whales attacked a small ship off the coast of Spain
A signal from the crew of a 10-meter vessel was sent to the console of the Marine Rescue Service Duty Officer. Agitated people reported that they were being pursued by a group of killer whales, which came close to the vessel. According to the protocol, in such situations it is necessary to turn off the engine, which the crew did. As a result, the ship was surrounded by killer whales and could not sail further. Rescuers arrived at the scene and helped the ship to get out of the "encirclement".
This is far from the first such incident off the coast of Spain. At the end of March, a sailing ship passing through the Strait of Gibraltar at night was heavily attacked by four killer whales. For almost an hour, the animals chased the sailboat, ramming it and gradually destroying it, and eventually broke the steering control. The killer whales were scared away only with the help of a signal flare.
And last autumn aggressive killer whales appeared off the coast of Spain and attacked ships several times. Then scientists found an explanation for this phenomenon. Most likely, once young killer whales witnessed an attack on their relatives in the water area, where unusual cases are now recorded. And these attacks were made from similar sailing ships with the use of harpoons. In addition, there are traces of injuries on the killer whales. But their nature indicates that they were obtained by trying to grab the bait. Most likely, the wounds were from a fishing line. One way or another, the "failure in the program" is associated with human activity.