Safety at Sea for All

The Port Authority would like to remind the general public and especially recreational users that there is a speed limit of 5 knots for all vessels in the inner harbour. Any vessel which exceeds this may be liable to prosecution under the Port Act. More generally, particular care should also be taken by speed boat and jet ski users when navigating in the vicinity of other vessels or swimmers in the busy waters off the coastline.

A Leaner, Greener, Cleaner Port

Gibraltar Port Authority Attends the 6th Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference

Gibraltar Port Authority Attends the 6th Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference

Gibraltar Port Authority Deals With Small Oil Spill

The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) successfully dealt with a small oil spill on Wednesday 8 November 2017 at approximately 16.00 hours. The small spill occurred between two vessels, the C Rock and St George, who were transferring bunkers when a small overspill occurred.

Gibraltar Port Authority Attends International Bunker Industry Association (Ibia) Annual Convention in Singapore

The Gibraltar Port Authority has been attending the IBIA Annual Convention held in Singapore this week.
This year’s Convention features a first class two day IBIA Conference and Exhibition and also provides an excellent opportunity to network with over 150 industry leaders.

Best Wishes to Mike Toogood

Manuel Tirado, CEO and Captain of the Port (Acting) wishes Mike Toogood all the best on behalf of the Gibraltar Port Authority and its staff as he departs from Gibraltar to take up a new role in Southampton.

Mike, who joined the GPA in 2010 as VTS Manager, has made a significant contribution to the Port since he joined and has been a key figure in the implementation and running of the Vessel Traffic System (VTS) manned by the GPA’s team of VTS staff.

Gibraltar Port Authority New Recruit Qualifies as a Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Operator

The Gibraltar Port Authority has announced that its latest recruit has successfully qualified as a VTS Operator following an extensive period of training in the UK.

Mark Olivero was appointed as a trainee VTS Operator in August and after a short period of preparatory study attended the South Shields Marine School in September for a further 7 week period which provided his VTS, VHF radio and radar training before his final assessment by the college.

Promotion at the Gibraltar Port Authority

VTSO Daniel Lopez has recently been promoted to the rank of Port Officer.

Daniel joined the Gibraltar Port Authority in March 2014 and has been able to develop his skills during this time with attendance at numerous courses, both locally and abroad.

CEO and Captain of the Port (Acting), Manuel Tirado said: ‘I am delighted to see Daniel being promoted and wish him all the very best as he enters the next phase of his career with the Gibraltar Port Authority.’

Retirement at the Gibraltar Port Authority

Congratulations and best wishes go to Peter Wyatt on his retirement after over 26 years of service for the Port Authority, formerly the Port Department.

Peter joined the Port Department in 1991 after working in several government departments beforehand. His experience and knowledge as Financial Manager has been invaluable to both the Port and his colleagues.

J Manuel Tirado, Acting CEO and Captain of the Port, on behalf of everyone at the Gibraltar Port Authority, took the opportunity to thank Peter for his service and wished him a long and happy retirement.

GPA Co-ordinates Medical Evacuation

Gibraltar Port Authority Co-ordinates Medical Evacuation from cruise ship COSTA MEDITERRANEA.

The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) was contacted by the cruise liner COSTA MEDITERRANEA on the morning of the 2 October at approximately 1100hrs. The vessel was transiting the area and a passenger on board had encountered a medical complication.


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