More Illegal Incursions - when will UK act?
UK GOVERNMENT MUST STOP TURNING A BLIND EYE TO SPAIN'S PARA MILITARY ENTERING OUR WATERS!
WE ARE HOLDING YOU ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTS AT SEA FOR NON ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS!
More illegal incursions of the Guardia Civil and 3 Fishing vessels using illegal Nets. Royal Navy Rhib was present but left the scene with Rio Paz 50 metres from shore. Rio paz got so close to Navy Rhib that they almost touched. Guardia Civil had won the day as they remained their ground and Navy Rhib went back to base.
New Boat for RGP - What is it for?
The Royal Gibraltar Police is currently not adequately resourced to stop Spanish boats from fishing. Speaking to GBC, the Chief Minister said he hoped that very soon the police will have the assets necessary to do something about incursions, if it felt it was the appropriate action to take. Fabian Picardo said he expected the expert report on fishing to be on his desk next week.
Following his meeting with David Cameron, Fabian Picardo said the UK Government and Gibraltar were working very closely together on the protection of British Gibraltar Territorial Waters, and that Gibraltar was being consulted on every move. ( Author: GBC Date: 06 December 2012 at 08:48 )
Today we have his Speech From yesterdays Naming of the Vessel Sir William Jackson on all the Press Releases, This is the Chronicle.....
NEW RGP VESSEL NAMED AFTER SIR WILLIAM
by Eyleen Sheil
NEW RGP VESSEL The Governor Sir Adrian Johns named the new Royal Gibraltar Police vessel Sir William Jackson at a ceremony yesterday.
Through lashing rain and flashes of lightening a naming and blessing ceremony of the new RGP boat the Sir William Jackson took place at the Royal Gibraltar Police Marine Section at Coaling Island.
Present at the ceremony were the Governor Sir Adrian Johns, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, Minister for Justice Gilbert Licudi, Commissioner Eddie Yome, Superintendent Richard Mifsud who is in charge of the RGP marine section, Collector of Customs John Rodriguez and the Commander British Forces Commodore John Clink, and other distinguished guests which included retired RGP marine officers.
Opening the ceremony Commissioner Yome thanked the Government for continuing to invest in assets for the RGP.
Mr Picardo thanking the RGP for the invite to ceremony noted that it was a foul and fair day, foul due to the weather and fair due to the arrival of a new vital asset for the RGP.
(The Chief Minister reminded those present that regardless of the size of vessel the RGP uses and especially in days with weather like this we cannot forget the conditions the officer’s face in the waters around Gibraltar, such as drugs or people traffickers. He said: “We are committed to providing the RGP the right resources to do their job properly and safely. I am pleased to see this new resource that will allow them to operate in all weather, for extended periods of time, in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.”)
Mr Picardo also said that the Government of Gibraltar is committed to providing the RGP with the resources it needs and that the officers of the RGP have the Government’s support on land or at sea.
So sad that it was solely bought for the RGP to have the assets to deal with the incursions, But now there's a turn around and it is now not for that............. Since when did RGP concentrated on People Trafficker's out at Sea? Is the 1999 Fishing agreement really broken and torn up? Wheres the Fishing Report? are we still turning a blind eye because the FCO is pressuring GoG to do so? These are un answered Questions that needs to be addressed..........
Should this be tolerated?
Which Country would ever allow this?
It is totally unacceptable that all those in power continue to allow these incursions by the Guardia Civil in our British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.
The tensions rise as each day these incursions are allowed!