PortandTerminal.com, August 28, 2020
The U.S. Coast Guard says a shark approached crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball during a swim call in the Pacific Ocean.
There were very some tense moments on August 20 when the United States Coast Guard says a shark approached crew members of Cutter Kimball during a swim call in the Pacific Ocean.
Someone spotted a shark in the water where about 40 crew members were swimming.
“Bridge personnel reported “Shark!” over the radio. As if right out of a Hollywood movie, a 6-8 foot shark (no exaggeration) surfaced at the Rescue Door and was swimming toward 30-40 people in the water about 30 feet away. Everyone on the Flight Deck had a bird’s eye view. A review of video shot by a crew member reveals it was likely a Long-Fin Mako or Pelagic Thresher Shark – not something to mess with!“
A maritime enforcement specialist on board the cutter fired at the shark.
The USCG says all of the crew members got out of the water safely.
The shark was about six to eight feet long and appeared to be uninjured as it swam away.
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