THE UK’s Foreign Office has officially accused Spain of violating maritime law following multiple Spanish incursions into Gibraltarian waters.
The Gibraltar police believe that the accusation comes on the heels of an incident from Saturday, where a Spanish security boat and helicopter pursued another Spanish boat into the waters off of Gibraltar.
The Foreign Office released a statement stating that, despite the necessity of pursuing a boat for criminal issues, not informing the Gibraltar authorities was ‘completely unacceptable and illegal under international maritime law’.
The Spanish government has protested against the accusations based on their claim that the territorial waters are under Spain’s domain, commenting that ‘There were no incidents. Spain recognises these waters as Spanish’.