13:18 GMT23 April 2021
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    As they were trying to force the orcas to leave, a member of the crew even lit a flare to frighten the predators off and this worked.

    A video emerged online earlier this month, showing a pod of killer whales attacking a sailboat in the waters of the Gibraltar Strait.

    The footage captured the moment when four predators attacked the vessel Serena IV, leaving it without a working rudder, off the coast of Cape Spartel last Saturday evening.

    Captain Antonio Busse managed to fight off the pod of orcas with a pole, while other crew members threw items into the water to get the predators to leave.

    Despite a partially broken rudder, the boat successfully anchored in the Spanish port of Tarifa.

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    killer whales, Strait of Gibraltar
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