Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

An unknown number of killer whales have sunk a yacht in the Strait of “Gibraltar”.

The newspaper quoted the Spanish maritime rescue service, the yacht named “Alboran Kognac”, which is 15 meters long and was carrying two people, was attacked by predatory whales, also known as “killer whales”, at nine o’clock in the morning on Sunday.

The passengers said they felt sudden blows to the hull, followed by water seeping inside.

After alerting rescue services, passengers were taken by a nearby oil tanker to Gibraltar, while the yacht was left there until it sank alone.

The incident is the latest example of frequent killer whale incidents in the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates Europe and Africa, and according to available statistics, 700 such incidents have been reported since May 2020.

Experts say they are unsure of the reasons for this behavior, but possible theories suggest it is a manifestation of predatory whale playfulness.

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