Well, he said that there was a big hole around the prop shaft. I guess the prop hit the whale's spine, which is stronger than the hull, and the stainless prop shaft wrecked out a big hole around itself.Im not doubting that it could happen, but how does that happen? I cant see a whale somehow cracking a hole in the hull. Maybe it tried to surface while under the boat and held it in a capsized position for a period of time. I hope there is more follow up from the crew.
Article says " At one point in the account below, a crew member is quoted as saying, “We hit a whale,” but the damage was at the rudder area of the boat,..."