GIBRALTARIANS are up in arms about the safety of their waters.
Following a clash with a Spanish boat, Gibraltar officials are petitioning the government for increased military protection.
Earlier this month, a British speedboat intercepted a Spanish boat taking samples off of the Gibraltar shore.
When requested to exit the waters, the boat deployed a probe that could have endangered the lives of sailors on board the British boat.
This event follows 173 reports of unauthorized and illegal incursions on Gibraltar’s waters in the month of June by Spanish ships.
Public figures including the former governor of Gibraltar are calling for increased Navy presence, citing the current ships as lacking endurance and speed capacity.