This is not the only recent case of such an encounter. Two boats also had unfortunate encounters this last month. In one of the cases, Faro de Vigo reports that one boat tried steering away and avoiding the pod of orcas, but the rudder got some beating nonetheless.
Alfredo López, a long time researcher of the area and a biologist from the nonprofit organization, the Marine Biological Association, notes that while strange, this behavior should not be alarming, in an interview with the Faro de Vigo.
Their motives remain unclear
Lopez states these encounters could be two singular orcas going through a learning and experimentation phase or it could be that fishnets might have taken the life of an orca calf. There is not enough evidence to confirm either of these possibilities yet.
At any rate, experts exclaim that people need not be afraid as orcas do not just "jump on the deck to attack people" out of the blue.
Alfredo closed with the remarks suggesting people to go about their lives as per usual since "there is no evidence in the entire world of a premeditated attack on a person or injuries or anything like that."