Just reading articles about the Sapphire Princess having a full grown female humpback whale 'attached' to her bulbous bow outside of
Juneau earlier this week. The article goes on to say that a necropsy would be preformed today to determine if the whale was dead before becoming 'stuck' or whether the ship hit her. I understand Princess could face serious reprimands and fines if they are found 'guilty' of running into the whale...as they are a protected species. I understand this has happened before to Princess. Does anyone know if other lines have had the same issue?
I know ships are huge, but would it not be noticable if a ship struck a whale (this one was approx 45 ft. long)???