I don’t understand this story. What caused the whale to panic? Did the whale feel threatened?
Here is a link to video footage of a sperm whale panicking and overturning a Japanese fishing boat. It is reported that three men were trying to rescue the whale after it strayed into a bay and one man drowned when his boat was capsized by the whale. I found this link at Drudge’s website. (Note: Dead link.)
This temporary link is to the reported story: