Damage to boats by Orcas has been reported to German insurance companies. However, these have no financial significance. (Archive image)
Alliance announced this in Underfiring on Tuesday. Dozens of attacks by orcas on barges have been known since last summer. The most intelligent animals attack boats, and the reefs are often damaged or torn. There were no direct attacks on the sailors.
Financially, the damage to AGCS, which specializes in large corporate clients and industrial plants, is minimal. In the relevant cases, these are still below the amounts paid by the insurance broker. However, a spokesman said it was very rare for boats to be damaged by marine life. In the past, this included California walruses, who chose boats as resting places and damaged them by their ton weight.
Orcas are large predators, but attacks on humans are not yet known, marine biologists have stressed in recent weeks. It is not clear why the orcas are now attacking boats and biting the oracle. One doubt is that the attacks may have been retaliatory because the sailors in the area may have had horns on Orcas.