This fishing boat recently got hammered by a large humpback whale. The situation could’ve been deadly, but the fishermen came out of it unharmed although likely shaken. Thousands of miles from the coast, tension was mounting among the officers in particular between Pollard and Michaela. The launched boats had come up empty for days, and boat had been “dashed, literally into pieces” by a whale surfacing directly underneath it. But at the time of the lookout sighted spouts and the whaleboats were not set out to pursue a sperm whale.