A Whale of a Story

The quirkiest story of the week happened in Australian waters: A  whale picked up an anchor line and towed a yacht and its two crew 1.5 nm out to sea.

The whale, no doubt, was just as alarmed as the crew – with the rope in his mouth, dragging an anchor on one side and a yacht on the other.

They finally cut the line and lost both whale and anchor. Can you imagine filling out the insurance claim form for the loss of that anchor? Or, the reaction of the insurance assessor?

The photo above shows the whale towing the yacht out to sea by the anchor line.

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