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Orca encounters reach new high off Galicia, Spain

by Rhys Walters 4 Oct 08:11 UTC
MiniTransat Fleet in Baiona © Rhys Walters

The latest reports are from the Mini Transat fleet in Baiona, and yachts in Cangas and Vigo. Advice is to avoid transiting the waters off Galicia in Northwestern Spain until later in October.

The MiniTransat fleet pulled into Baiona to avoid heavy weather and orca attacks. The Minis were being thrown around like dinghies by the whales and apparently, the aluminium mini 650 support boat was attacked. They had a nasty go at the rudder.

Several other yachts have been towed to Baiona, a UK vessel to Vigo and a Swiss boat to Cangas. The activity of the whales is very high off Galicia, Spain right now. The current advice is not to transit these waters until later in October.

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