Skipper speaks out after encounter with aggressive pod of Orcas

A group of killer whales rammed into a 45-foot yacht off the coast of Portugal, while skipper David Smith called the Coast Guard for support.
2:09 | 11/17/20

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We're back with that terrifying ordeal at sea. A yacht apparently being ambushed by a pod of orcas for two hours all caught on camera and will reeve joins us from rockaway beach with more on for us. Good morning, will. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Can you imagine you're miles out to sea. All of a sudden they appear and ram your boat? They can weigh up to 12,000 that could put you in real danger. See for yourself. This morning, a frightening encounter at sea. Banging. They may just be playing with I'm sure they're going to damage the boat. Reporter: That sound, a group of orcas ramming into this 45-foot yacht offoast of Portugal. It was really scary because you could see nothing around. Biting on our rudder? Reporter: The attacks getting more aggressive. They're banging the boat somehow. I don't know if we're actually -- there's one, two, three, four fins there. I was making sure that if things went the wrong way we could have a helicopter overhead fairly quickly. Reporte coast guard's advice, cut the motors and drop the sail, be as uninteresting as possible. Whales finally moved on as two tense hours. Killer whale incidents like this are onthe rise off the coast of Portugal. Why? No one knows for sure. Incredibly powerful animals which hitting the boat but not really trying to destroy the boat lends me to think they were just being mischievous. Reporter: These attacks have gotten so frequent Spanish authorities have banned boats of a certain size from traveling in the area where the attacks have happened. Might not be attacks though in the orcas' mind, fun for them. Not so fun for the people on board. Mischievous orcas. Haven't to figure out what bores an orca. I do love the words of advice. Be as uninteresting as possible. That's how it works.

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