Monday, July 27, 2009

Cruise Ship Impales Whale, Brings to Dock on Bow

Fin whale impaled on bow ball of the Sapphire Princess cruise ship.

Does this boat smell like fish?

From The London Times:

A passenger cruise ship arrived at port in Vancouver on the weekend with a dead fin whale lodged on its bow.

The Sapphire Princess, from the Princess Cruise Lines, arrived in Canada from Alaska on Saturday morning with the whale speared to the ship’s bulbous bow, the part of the bow which cuts through the water.

It is not known how long the carcass of the fin whale, estimated to be approximately 70 feet long, had been attached to the ship before it docked at the Port of Vancouver’s Canada Place terminal


retrieverman said...

I highly suspect that Paul Watson will be harrying cruise ships in the near future.

Jonathan said...

damn Retrieverman, you beat me to the sea shepherd joke. I can see them launching attacks on cruise boats now.

Seriously sad for the whale though. Now they have to worry about getting run over in their own backyard
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