Orca attack

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Not an attack/interaction but a pod of 5-6 was sighted close in shore at the beach here in Lagos today. Presumably the southern pod who have been working their way down the coast.
 

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Not an attack/interaction but a pod of 5-6 was sighted close in shore at the beach here in Lagos today. Presumably the southern pod who have been working their way down the coast.
Well, we won't be leaving here until they are reported a bit further away!

- W
 

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would the " trade " boats not just move up a size or two . ( i remember someone on here a while ago ( this thread ) claiming that the trip boats are all big anyway )
 

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would the " trade " boats not just move up a size or two . ( i remember someone on here a while ago ( this thread ) claiming that the trip boats are all big anyway )
The trade boats probably don't need to change anything.
Trip boats generally stay close inshore to visit the caves and beaches. Many of them are only circa 20ft and carry maybe 6 pax. The next size are often old fishing boats or similar that again stay close inshore. They can carry maybe 30/40 pax. There's also a few motorised cats that carry 20 /30 or so. The boats that go more offshore are the "Dolphin boats". Often 10 m plus Ribs that carry maybe 20 pax. They are fast enough to stay out of the way of orcas and don't have the attraction of a spade type rudder.
 

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Another incident near Cascais today:
Auxiliados dois tripulantes de veleiro após interação com orcas ao largo de Sintra

Translation:
Two sailboat crew helped after interaction with orcas off Sintra
02 NOV 2021
The elements of the Cascais Lifeguard Station helped, during the early hours of today, two people, 49 and 51 years old and of English nationality, who were on board a sailboat that, after an interaction with orcas, became adrift, four nautical miles (about seven kilometres) from the beach of São Julião, in Sintra.
Following an alert received at 04h13, through the Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre of Lisbon (MRCC Lisbon), elements of the Cascais Lifeguard Station were immediately activated to the scene.
Upon arrival at the yacht, the elements of the Lifeboat Rescue Station found that the two crew members were physically well and proceeded to tow the yacht to the Cascais marina, for safety reasons for navigation.
 

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I see the official advice in the report is still to turn the engine off, lock the helm and wait. I'd expect most people to at least try transitioning to reverse if the opportunity arises before initial physical contact. It seems more likely to work as it makes an approach to the rudder more difficult.
 

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Not an attack/interaction but a pod of 5-6 was sighted close in shore at the beach here in Lagos today. Presumably the southern pod who have been working their way down the coast.
Apparently a false alarm, these Orcas have been confirmed, by more than on source, to have been dolphins.👍🏼
 

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Indeed. It’s a lot like Covid. Live life, or cower in fear behind sealed doors, sanitised hands and gas masks in public.
Why do you do that? You should get out, wear a mask as appropriate, use sanitising and maintain social distancing. Be careful though of those that don't. You can most definitely still catch it.
 
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