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Whale, Cruise Ship Crash - Collision With Sapphire Princess Kills Humpback Whale
By Jim Roberts
Jul 29, 2010
A juvenile humpback whale collided with the 2,670-passenger Sapphire Princess cruise ship and the crash killed the whale. The whale was found stuck on the bow of the cruise ship, and federal authorities are investigating the incident, reports Newsoxy.
According to AOL Travel, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) spokeswoman, Julie Speegle, tells the Juneau Empire, the ship was south of Juneau near Tracy Arm, when the whale became lodged on the bow.
NOAA is conducting a necropsy on the animal.
The ship contacted the U.S. Coast Guard and National Marine Fisheries Service, which contacted NOAA, and federal authorities responded.
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