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Whale collision - When 40 Tons of blubber come crashing down on you

Thursday, July 22, 2010   (Image © Paloma Werner/Cape Town Sailing Academy)
A couple who took a yacht for a quiet sailing trip were stunned when a 40-ton whale crash-landed on their boat off Cape Town RSA. The pair were enjoying calm seas off the South African coast when the animal flipped into the air and smashed into their mast. Ralph Mothes, 59, and Paloma Werner, 50, were helpless as the beast thrashed around on their 33ft vessel before slipping back into the water. The story and a slide show.

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