Shocking moment when a shark jumps aboard a fishing boat in Maine

You will need a bigger boat.

A group of high school boys and their dads were treated to a scene straight from Jaws when a mako shark jumped out of the sea into their chartered fishing boat, according to stunning video of the incident.

“A unique experience! Luckily no one on board was injured,” read a Facebook post from Sea Ventures Charters, owner of the fishing boat Lady Anne.

The families and crew were on a shark fishing expedition off the coast of Maine in August when the incident began with the mako shark chewing the bait.

As it jumped out of the water to escape the fishing line, it landed on the deck of the 38-foot boat.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration notes that mako sharks can grow up to 13 feet long and weigh up to 1,200 pounds. It is a fast-swimming, migratory species that swims up to 30 miles per day. They’re also surprisingly acrobatic – it’s not uncommon for one to leap onto a fishing vessel.

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A 7-foot mako shark shocked the crew of a fishing boat when it jumped out of the water onto the ship.
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Luckily she is Lady Anne Mako was tagged and released back into the sea.

Speaking to The Post on Wednesday morning, Captain Dave Sinclair said the incident “happened so quickly”.

“We’ve treated a lot of sharks over the years, but makos are special – they tend to act wild and crazy.”

That "Lady Anne" and her crew are based in Maine.
The Lady Anne and her crew are based in Maine.
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“It was pretty wild and breathtaking to watch.”

Based in St. George, Maine, Sea Ventures Charters specializes in sport fishing, diving expeditions and other maritime adventures.

That Lady Anne The incident marked the end of a landmark season for Sharks. Just last week, The Post reported on a Pennsylvania resident who was killed by a bull shark while snorkeling in the Bahamas.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/14/shocking-moment-shark-leaps-aboard-a-maine-fishing-boat/ Shocking moment when a shark jumps aboard a fishing boat in Maine

JACLYN DIAZ

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