Tanker Strikes Humpback Whale

An oil tanker struck an endangered humpback whale and carried it on its bow into Port Valdez. Crewmen Monday on an escort vessel spotted the 40- to 50-foot whale along the water line of the tanker Kodiak as it docked. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spokeswoman Sheila McLean says the whale was lodged on the bulbous protrusion of the ship’s bow.

The Associated Press and Jay Barrett, KMXT – Kodiak

Download Audio (MP3)