GIBRALTAR TENSIONS: Royal Navy fires warning flare at Spanish ship in British waters

Gibraltar

Gibraltar has been at the heart of a territory dispute between the UK and Spain for years

 

A ROYAL Navy patrol boat has fired three flares at a research vessel from Spain amid increasing tensions over the Rock.

Spanish oceanographers onboard research vessel Angeles Alvariño anchored in British waters as they attempted to drop a sonar buoy.

A Gibraltar Squadron speedboat was scrambled to stop them after radio contact failed.

Royal Navy ship the HMS Sabre then fired three warning flares, eventually forcing the research ship to leave. Continue reading

Royal Navy Fires Warning Shot At Spanish Boat In Gibraltar

The Royal Navy has fired a warning shot at a Spanish patrol boat which sailed too close to a US nuclear-powered submarine as it sailed in waters off Gibraltar.

Flares were fired across the bow of the Spanish Guardia Civil vessel Rio Cedena as it twice attempted to sail across the front of the ballistic missile submarine USS Florida. Continue reading