See a BLOW ? Go SLOW! HOW to Avoid Ship STRIKE With Whale?

As magical as an encounter with a whale could be, sometimes the encounter can turn into a drama. Collisions with whales are unexpected and often traumatic experiences for both the animals and the boats.

Marine mammals and collisions

A friend told me about his first encounter with a sperm whale: while he was crossing the Atlantic from Central America to Europe on his 12-meter sailing boat with his girlfriend, they survived a traumatic encounter. 1 day before arriving in the Azores, they suddenly felt a massive shock and they thought that the boat was going to break. The first reaction was incomprehension then, a few seconds later, they saw i