The yacht was later taken under tow, but the impacts from the orcas continued, snapping the tow rope.
When the yacht was lifted ashore there were clear bite marks on the hull and the rudder was split in two.
And after another incident, one of the crews of a yacht said: “I was quite aware of the orca interactions beforehand but I thought we kind of got through the worst area of it by the time we had ours.
“There are two little pots of shallow water around Cadiz heading towards Tarifa. I was on my watch and the boat was on autopilot.
“I turned around to see the steering of the boat flying left, right, left, right, crashing on its binnacle.