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3rd July 2022, 22:15

Incursion to be protested to Spain after SVA boards Gibraltar boat in BGTW

An incursion on Saturday evening saw a local boat boarded by the crew of a Spanish customs vessel; the Convent has confirmed to GBC that the incident will be protested to the Spanish authorities.

A video shared on social media shows the Aquila II alongside a Gibraltar-registered pleasure boat, with the local crew saying they had been asked for documentation. 

According to a spokesperson for the Convent, the Spanish vessel pulled away as the Customs vessel Sentinel arrived along with a Royal Navy RHIB. The RHIB escorted the Aguila II out of British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.