Sapphire Princess Strikes Whale

July 26, 2009

When the Sapphire Princess docked in Vancouver yesterday for its scheduled turnaround, it arrived with one extra guest. A whale. While sailing through the inside passage, comprising of Canada and Alaska, the ships bulbous bow struck a fin whale and it remained there for the remainder of that leg. Pretty much every cruise ship out there has an extension of the bow underwater to decrease drag and increase fuel efficiency. This part comprises of the “bulbous bow.”

Gene Sloan of Cruise Log, managed to track down a photo of the event.

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One Response to “Sapphire Princess Strikes Whale”

  1. urgf said

    that’s so sad and just plain awful.

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