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

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

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.
Incidents such as this are becoming common in the Bay of Gibraltar and the Spanish government has been accused using scientists to make a political statement about their supposed claims to the territory.
Dr John Cortes, Gibraltar’s Minister for the Environment, tweeted:... read more

 
21 November 2016 in World News, Views: 58
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