11th July 2020, 15:15
The Foreign Office is to protest an incursion by the Spanish state research ship Garcia Del Cid this morning in Gibraltar waters just off the North Mole.
In answer to GBC Questions, the Convent said the vessel did not undertake any survey actions in BGTW and was very closely monitored by the Royal Navy’s Gibraltar Squadron.
HMS Scimitar, only recently back in the water after completing her Annual Survey and Repair Period, was deployed to the Spanish vessel which sailed off to the South, but is still being monitored.
The FCO said it will protest the incursion to the Spanish Authorities.
(Picture courtesy of Michael Sanchez)