THE biggest vessel in the Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP) fleet is to be named after Sir Adrian Johns, the outgoing governor who leaves in December.

Due to arrive for service next year, the 26-meter outboard-engine powered vessel will have the capability to remainat sea for up to four days with its crew of up to six officers.

A copy of the vessel name plaque was presented to Vice-Admiral Sir Adrian Johns by the Chief Minister at a lunch of senior RGP officers.

The officers also presented the Governer with a crystal glass timepiece as a farewell gift.The new vessel “will be yet another of this Government’s significant enhancements to the RGP’s marine capability and it follows the purchase of the two interceptor vessels and jet-skis,” said Mr Picardo.

“But on this special occasion, I am also delighted that Sir Adrian’s name will live on Gibraltar: it is fitting that Sir Adrian Johns will continue to be a major player in British Gibraltar’s Territorial Waters for many years to come.”

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