What's everyone's take on this - Eurodam sails dangerously close to whales

I'm wondering what everyone's opinions are on these videos from a boat that was near Eurodam in Alaska yesterday morning. We just wrote up an article on it. From our standpoint it doesn't look like a good distance and didn't look very safe for the whales.

https://cruiseline.com/advice/what-s-hot/news/cruise-line-faces-investigation-after-near-miss-with-whales-video

Tags: alaska Holland America Line Eurodam eurodam holland america

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https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/wildlife/2019/07/16/noaa-closes-investigation-into-close-call-between-cruise-ship-and-humpback-whales/

"An investigation into an incident involving an apparent near-miss between a cruise ship and a pod of whales last month has been closed, concluding the vessel did not violate federal regulations.

Julie Speegle of NOAA Fisheries confirmed that the agency’s Office of Law Enforcement determined Holland America Line’s Eurdoam altered course and slowed speed as it approached a group of humpback whales on June 24."

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