Nautical News: For the week of May 24, 2015
STUDENTS INJURED OFF PLYMOUTH ON WHALE WATCH TRIP
Eight students from a New York high school were taken to the hospital after the Captain John and Son II whale watch ran into some rough seas off the coast of Plymouth. Ambulances were waiting at the dock for the whale watch boat to return. The Coast Guard said there were 112 people aboard the 76-foot whale watch boat. Fortunately, none of the injuries were serious. Most of them were sprained ankles, bruises and sea sickness. The assistant harbor master said the wind was blowing hard all day at 25 to 30 knots with 6 to 8-foot waves. A representative from the whale watch boat company said it would have been a fabulous whale watch trip if it weren’t for the injuries. There were a lot of humpback whales breeching and feeding right around the boat.
WHALE BREACHES AND LANDS ON BOAT KILLING PASSENGER
Here is another story about a whale watching trip. This one happened In the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Cabo San Lucas. Two women on vacation, …read more