Giant whale killed by passenger ferry

A PASSENGER ferry has, inadvertently, killed a sperm whale during a routine trip between Palma, Mallorca, and Valencia.

The giant creature was discovered, only when the Transmediterranea ship docked at the Poniente Quay in the Port of Valencia, at 7.45pm last Saturday.

Port workers called the Emergency Control Centre after seeing the cetacean encrusted to the front of the large passenger ship.

But the crew, unaware of the accident because of the size of the ship and engine noise, said they “knew nothing about it”.

Port police attempted to rescue the whale, but it had sunk in the port and, the following morning, divers were called in to remove the body.


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