Gibraltar Port Coordinates Search and Rescue Operation

On the 26th January 2017 just before midnight the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) received information from the RGP of a small vessel with three persons onboard in distress on the eastern side of Gibraltar.

GPA VTS centre coordinated attendance of the GPA launch together with marine assets from the RGP and Customs. The vessel was located some two miles east of Europa Point. All three persons onboard were safely rescued; however efforts to recover the vessel had to be called off some time later due to bad weather.