Catamaran collides with whale

2012-08-11 13:44

A man was injured when his catamaran collided with a whale in Durban.

Derrick Pienaar (50) had fractured the bone in his upper right arm, said National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesperson Craig Lambinon.

“Pienaar’s injury was sustained after he fell on deck after the sport fishing boat of which he was a passenger, struck a whale while the boat was under way.”

There were seven other people on board but only Pienaar was injured.

He was taken to the Umhlanga Hospital.

The catamaran was not damaged.

“Clifford Ireland, NSRI Durban station commander, said that while on the scene, a whale came past the boats and it is suspected that this was the same whale that they had struck and ... it appeared to not be injured,” said Lambinon.

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