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Montevideo, June 26th 2019 - 00:38 UTC

Tag: Strait of Gibraltar

  • Tuesday, June 19th 2018 - 07:15 UTC

    Spain receives hundreds of rescued migrants but warns they will be dealt “according to our laws”

    Spain’s maritime rescue service pulled 986 people from 69 small boats its rescue craft reached in waters near the Strait of Gibraltar between Friday and Saturday

    Hundreds of migrants were rescued by Spanish authorities in the Strait of Gibraltar in recent days, with authorities in Tarifa having to equip a municipal gym to accommodate them once on land. With reception centres increasingly under strain, Tarifa’s municipal authorities, working alongside the Guardia Civil, the police, the Red Cross and the Spanish maritime rescue service, have again stepped up to give the migrants shelter and ensure their basic needs are met.

  • Thursday, January 14th 2016 - 06:24 UTC

    Gibraltar logged 431 Spanish vessels' incursions into territorial waters

    Figures released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office show that a total of 431 incursions were logged by British officials last year.

    The number of unlawful incursions by Spanish state vessels into British Gibraltar territorial waters rose last year compared to 2014. But the number of serious incidents tailed off in the final months of 2015 against the context of diplomatic efforts to increase cooperation at sea, according to a report published in the Gibraltar Chronicle.