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Feds investigate video of cruise ship in near-miss with humpback whales

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Federal regulators are investigating video footage that appears to show a Holland America Line cruise ship narrowly missing a pod of humpback whales while on its way to Juneau Monday.

Palmer could not be reached for comment.

The videos appear to have been shot from a nearby vessel. In it, a voice says they contacted the Eurodam twice to warn them about the approaching whales.

“There he goes steaming right over the top of where they just surfaced. Hasn’t even bothered to slow down yet,” the voice says.

Julie Speegle of NOAA Fisheries confirmed the agency’s…

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