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Whale wedged in the bow of a cruise ship

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With so many whale strikes unreported, it's usually tough to garner evidence that a ship did hit a whale. However, this one ship couldn't deny it hit a fin whale because it was wedged right in the bow. Still, it is not known whether the whale was alive when it was hit etc, and the cruise ship claims to have whale avoidance policies. Talk about road kill!

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8169309.stm

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The Captain was unaware that he had a 70ft whale jammed on his bow......

 

"did you just feel something?"

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Here is a photo from the local Vancouver Sun newspaper, shows just how small 70 ft is when compared to a cruise ship.... i would say would be pretty hard to feel that bump

 

 

 

Vancouver Sun

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Yeah those cruise ships are huge monstrosities and they can cruise at 12 knots or more. But that whale should've been picked by the forward depth sonar even if it were too late.

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