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British crew of yacht feared for their lives as 30 killer whales attacked them

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British crew of yacht feared for their lives as 30 killer whales attacked them

The 25ft orcas slammed into the vessel’s hull for two hours — and one swam away with a chunk of the rudder.

The British crew of a luxury yacht feared for their lives as a pod of 30 killer whales attacked them
The British crew of a luxury yacht feared for their lives as a pod of 30 killer whales attacked themCredit: Solent
The 25ft orcas slammed into the vessel’s hull for two hours — and one swam away with a chunk of the rudder
The 25ft orcas slammed into the vessel’s hull for two hours — and one swam away with a chunk of the rudderCredit: Solent
Nathan Jones said: 'I began to think: ‘Is this how it all ends?’
Nathan Jones said: ‘I began to think: ‘Is this how it all ends?’Credit: Solent 

The three-strong crew feared they would sink as the five-ton mammalsrammed them.

Brit Martin Evans, 45, who lives in Greece, said: “It was an onslaught.”

Nathan Jones, 27, of New Milton, Hants, added: “I began to think: ‘Is this how it all ends?’

“If the boat had sunk we would have been in a life raft surrounded by killer whales. That would have be drastic.”

The crew left Ramsgate, Kent, and were attacked near the Strait of Gibraltar, where the boat is now being fixed.

Nathan said: 'If the boat had sunk we would have been in a life raft surrounded by killer whales'
Nathan said: ‘If the boat had sunk we would have been in a life raft surrounded by killer whales’Credit: Solent
The crew left Ramsgate, Kent, and were attacked near the Strait of Gibraltar, where the boat is now being fixed
The crew left Ramsgate, Kent, and were attacked near the Strait of Gibraltar, where the boat is now being fixedCredit: Solent
It is the latest in a string of orca attacks in the area
It is the latest in a string of orca attacks in the areaCredit: Solent
An expert said one of the whales may have been previously hurt by a boat
An expert said one of the whales may have been previously hurt by a boatCredit: Solent 

It is the latest in a string of orca attacks in the area.

Martin said: “It felt like they had a plan and were angry.”

An expert said one of the whales may have been previously hurt by a boat.

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