Orcas sink yacht off Morocco
Published on November 5th, 2023
Orcas have gone and done it again, demonstrating that they still despise boats for reasons scientists can’t figure out. For months now, orcas, also known as killer whales, have been assaulting boats — especially, it seems, yachts — off the coasts of Spain and Morocco, sending several to the bottom of the sea.
A Polish touring company, Morskie Mile, said that’s exactly what happened to one of its yachts – a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 449 – on October 31.
In a Facebook post, a spokesperson for the company said that its vessel, the “Grazie Mamma II,” was in the Strait of Gibraltar when a pod of orcas targeted it. The animals attacked the boat’s rudder for 45 minutes, “causing major damage.”
“The crew is safe,” the post added, but the boat itself sank at the entrance to Tanger-Med, a Moroccan port. – Full report