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Endangered 44-foot whale dead on collision with massive cruise ship, dragged into New York city port – Times of India

NEW DELHI: An endangered whale measuring 44 feet in length died after likely being struck by a 19-deck cruise ship into the East River at the Port of Brooklyn on Saturday morning, and it is impossible to determine how long the deceased mammal was dragged by the boat before it was found, as per marine experts. According to New York Post report, the adult female Sei whale was found as the MSC Meraviglia docked at the Port, a spokesperson for MSC cruises confirmed.The colossal Meraviglia, a vessel that came to the aid of 24 Cuban migrants in distress off the Florida coast last year, boasts an impressive gross tonnage of 171,600 and stands at a towering height of 214 feet.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) fisheries spokesperson Andrea Gomez said, the endangered whale wa...