Whale Smashes Boat

A leaping whale crashed into a boat this week off the coast of South Africa, leaving two sailors fighting for their lives. Paloma Werner and Ralph Mothes were whale-watching from a distance when the giant mammal rose out of the water and crashed into the side of their boat.

Werner and Mothes took refuge behind the boat’s steering wheel. The mast and its rigging were destroyed by the whale’s impact, but the boat remained afloat. The whale appeared to be unhurt.

10 Responses to “Whale Smashes Boat”

  1. Percy Jackson
    July 21, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    I hope There ok.

    • TOOTER
      July 24, 2010 at 10:05 am #

      cooool!

  2. Pokefrk
    July 22, 2010 at 9:14 am #

    Wow! Sounds like Whale Wars! (he-he)

    • I love cars
      December 20, 2011 at 9:46 am #

      lol

  3. well I'll Be
    July 22, 2010 at 8:33 pm #

    amazing

  4. Alexker1
    July 23, 2010 at 8:05 am #

    Whale jumping is called breaching… :-(

  5. Selena Gomez
    July 24, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    goodthing the whale is not hurt.

  6. chip
    July 24, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    i saw that on the news

  7. hunter
    July 24, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    OH MAN! Is the whale ok.

    : (

  8. jessica
    September 21, 2010 at 6:40 pm #

    another example of humans gettin in the way of animals

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