In the event that there are interactions with cetaceans, it is recommended to remain calm, slow down the boat, contact 112 or Maritime Rescue, remove your hands from the rudder to avoid blows and turn off the probe, but keep the UHF and position GPS turned on.
Maritime Rescue has warned this Saturday of the presence of killer whales on the Basque coast, something that can be dangerous for boats. For this reason, from Maritime Rescue they have asked boats to exercise extreme caution, navigate close to the coast and avoid cetaceans as much as possible.
However, in the case of coinciding in the area, it is necessary to avoid getting on the side of the boats to avoid involuntary falls into the water, as explained by Begoña Sagardui of Maritime Rescue in the “Let there be light” program on Radio Euskadi.
In addition, in the case of sailing, it is recommended to start the engine to avoid damage to the daggerboard.
“The first thing would be to avoid them and avoid behaviors that could cause death, damage or discomfort to cetaceans,” he said.
In the event that there are interactions with the boats, the expert recommends staying calm, slowing down the boat, contacting 112 or Maritime Rescue, taking your hands off the rudder to avoid blows and turning off the probe, but keeping your UHF and position GPS on.
Spectacular orca sighting off the coast of Plentzia
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