Terrifying moment, a great white shark rams a father and son’s boat – just weeks after a 10-year-old boy was dragged into the water by another predator
- Sean Vinar and son James filmed a great white shark bumping into their boat
- The meeting took place about 10 km off the north coast of Tasmania on Wednesday
- While they watched seals, a great white shark rammed their 5.7 meter boat
- The shark bit off the anchor and tipped a tail and they ran back to shore
A father and son filmed the terrifying moment when a great white shark stormed into their boat.
Sean Vinar and son James Vinar met the apex predator while fishing 10 km off the coast of Low Head, northern Tasmania, on Wednesday.
After getting out early, they decided to go deep-sea fishing for flathead fish on Barrenjoey Island or Tenth Island, home to a well-known seal colony.
The couple had just circled the island and returned when they saw seals approaching.
Sean Vinar and son James Vinar captured the moment Wednesday (photo) a great white shark storming into their boat, 10 km north of Low Head
Sean slowed down to get his son filmed when they sensed that something was ramming the 5.7 meter ship.
“Suddenly we just had a mighty thump on the side of the boat, water flying through the air,” said Sean ABC news.
“In a bit of shock I looked up at the front of the boat and there I see a huge, great, great white shark come out of the water and open his mouth and grab onto the front of the boat where the anchor is. ‘
Sean watched the shark bite the anchor and, worried about the damage to the boat, slowly accelerated away.
“The shark released, passed under the boat, hit the back of the boat, and then did a massive tail flip right next to the back of the boat,” Sean said in the video.
Concerned that the shark was attempting to capsize the boat, Sean shouted at James to “hold” and flew him back to shore.
It is the second time this month that Tasmanian fishermen have had a brush with a great white shark.
10-year-old Lucas Arnott, 10, was torn by a shark from a fishing boat off the coast of Stanley, northwestern Tasmania, on July 17.
He miraculously survived after his father jumped into the water and scared off the shark.
Two weeks ago, a 10-year-old boy was ripped from a fishing boat by a great white shark off the coast of Stanley, Tasmania (stock)