Tag: Spain

  • Spainish ships violate Gibraltar waters

    Repeated entries into UK waters. Spanish ships accused of ‘violating’ Gibraltar’s territory Spanish vessels and helicopters were in “clear violation of international law” after entering UK waters in Gibraltar, the […]

  • Guinea police seize cocaine on ship from Spain

    Master arrested as investigations continue. Guinea police seize 75 kg of cocaine on ship from Spain Guinean police have seized 75 kg of cocaine at the Conakry port on a […]

  • Spain takes over Op Atalanta

    Deployment to last five months. Spain Takes Force Command of Operation Atalanta off the Coast of Somalia On Wednesday 6 May 2015 Rear Admiral Alfonso Gómez from the Spanish Navy, assumed […]

  • Six Somali pirates jailed in Spain

    Accused of attacking tuna ship. Six Somali pirates jailed in Spain A Spanish court on Wednesday convicted six Somalis for piracy and sentenced them each to 16 and a half […]

  • U.S. Presence at Spanish Base Grows

    Around 4,000 US personnel at base. U.S. Presence at Spanish Base Continues to Grow By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity ROTA, Spain, Dec. 7, 2014 – The American […]

  • Greenpeace rammed to prevent piracy

    Activists injured in incident. Spanish navy rammed Greenpeace boat to prevent “piracy,” Defense Ministry says The Spanish Defense Ministry has justified the actions of the country’s navy, which rammed into […]

  • Spain lauds Nigerian anti-piracy efforts

    Plaudits come in a week of kidnappings and strike action by maritime unions. Spanish envoy to Navy: you’ve conquered piracy The Nigerian Navy (NN) yesterday received accolades from the government […]

  • Spain apologises to Moroccan monarch

    Case of mistaken identity at sea.  Spain apologises to Moroccan monarch after yacht ‘drug smuggling’ gaffe Infuriated Moroccan monarch shouted: “Do you know who I am?” after officers patrolling for […]

  • Spanish Navy ship in drug haul

    Training ship apparently used for smuggling. Spanish navy ship caught with 127kg of cocaine on board Spanish police have seized 127kg of cocaine found in a storeroom of a navy […]

  • ESPS Navarra joins EU NAVFOR

    Spanish vessel makes its second deployment with Operation Atalanta. Spanish frigate ESPS joins EU counter piracy forces off Somalia On Tuesday 22 July 2014 Spanish frigate ESPS Navarra joined the […]