Galician Coastal Waters Briefly Closed to Sailboats After Orca Attacks

In response to the unusual orca attacks on sailboats off the coast of Galicia, Spain's transport ministry has closed a section of its territorial seas to coastwise transits by sailing yachts.

The closure affects a strip of coastal waters extending between Ferrol and Punta Estaca de Bares, and it applies only to sailing yachts of less than 15 meters in length. Recent orca incidents have primarily affected midsize sailing vessels, according to the ministry. 

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