The orcas are at it again: Killer whales sink sailing yacht off coast of Spain
· May 15, 2024 ·

I don't know about you but I am pretty confident at this point that I am never going out on the ocean again, ever:

An unknown number of orcas have sunk a sailing yacht after ramming it in Moroccan waters in the Strait of Gibraltar, Spain's maritime rescue service said on Monday, a new attack in what has become a trend in the past four years.

The vessel Alboran Cognac, which measured 15 meters (49 feet) in length and carried two people, encountered the highly social apex predators, also known as killer whales, at 9 a.m. local time on Sunday, the service said.

The passengers "reported feeling sudden blows to the hull and rudder before water started seeping into the ship," they reported. They were subsequently picked up by an oil tanker and taken to Gibraltar.

Alas, no footage of the sinking exists; witnesses were reportedly so upset by the sight of it that they all turned away.

Okay it probably wasn't that bad. But orcas have been just ripping boats apart recently:

Note that these things are the apex predators of the ocean, nothing to fool around with:

Scientists "are unsure about the causes for the behavior," with theories including the attacks being "a playful manifestation of the mammals' curiosity, a social fad or the intentional targeting of what they perceive as competitors for their favorite prey, the local bluefin tuna."

Imma just stick to the 10-foot stretch of water on the beach and avoid the rest of the ocean forever now, kay?

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