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1st October 2023, 12:13

Oil tanker carrier crew member recovered from sea after falling while climbing steps of Detached Mole

Published by GBC News

The body of a Filipino national was recovered from the sea on Saturday night after he was seen climbing the steps on the northern side of the Detached Mole.

The 48-year-old was a crew member of the oil tanker MV Gladiator who was reported missing at around 9.30pm when it's believed he fell into the water. 

A multi-agency search followed involving the RGP, the Gibraltar Defence Police, Customs, the Port Authority and the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service. GBC understands two GFRS divers and two back up divers were involved in the initial search and rescue operation, however the body was apparently recovered within minutes, at around 10.30pm.

Crime Scene investigators were dispatched to the area and the coroner was informed.  

No foul play is suspected at this time and an investigation is ongoing.