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2nd February 2021, 19:23

Italian aircraft carrier cancels visit to Gibraltar at eleventh hour

An Italian aircraft carrier cancelled its visit to Gibraltar at the eleventh hour this week.

GBC understands the 244m-long Cavour was in contact with local authorities and was expected to stop in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters yesterday.

Arrangements had been made by the crew of the Italian aircraft with private companies to take on substantial quantities of fuel as well as supplies.

But the flagship of the Italian Navy instead headed to Rota.

The ship seems to have revised its port of call after contacting NATO command, leading many to suspect the Spanish Government’s hand in the change of plans.