In the Pacific Ocean, sharks sank the catamaran Russian Ocean Way – TION, but three Russians on board managed to escape.
As the website of the project “By the Way of Russian Round-the-World Sailors” writes, the first shark attack occurred on September 4, when the rear left balloon of the catamaran was damaged, after which it completely sank into the water.< /p>
The head of the coastal headquarters of the expedition, Yulia Kalyuzhna, assumed that the sharks could mistake the catamaran balloon for “some mammal and therefore attacked”.
Over the next day, the catamaran was able to travel about a hundred miles, but on the evening of 5 In September, the ship was again attacked by sharks, damaging the right balloon.
As a result, the catamaran began to sink, and the crew sent an SOS signal. 45 minutes later, the expedition members were picked up by Dugong Ace dry cargo.