The waters of the Strait of Gibraltar were the scene last week of three incidents between ships from the United Kingdom and spanish ships, as reported by the media southern Europe.
According to the sources consulted by this media, the events occurred between Wednesday February 2 and this same Friday February 4. Official Spanish ships were involved in two of the incidents, specifically one of marine salvage and another from the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO).
In the third incident, according to southern Europea ship of the Royal Navy, i.e. the British navy, he did shooting exercises in Spanish waters without notice.
On Wednesday morning, the Salvamar Denébola, from Salvamento Marítimo, went to help a sailboat called Spetes, which had gotten out of control. According to southern Europea Gibraltar-based RIB harassed the rescue vessel, collide with him. Finally, the Denebola was able to complete its task.
Hours later, four Gibraltar government and Royal Navy vessels harassed the Spanish oceanographic vessel Francisco de Paula Navarro. According to this media, it occurred more than five kilometers from the Rock.
The third incident took place on Friday, when it was reported that HMS Pursuer, a British training ship based in Gibraltar, was carrying out gunnery exercises in Spanish waters, unreported practices. When the Civil Guard arrived at the scene, the Pursuer returned to port.
According to southern EuropeSpanish diplomatic sources have confirmed that they will raise the matter through the usual channels.