Promotion at the Gibraltar Port Authority

Vessel Traffic Services Operator David Pincho has recently been promoted to the rank of Port Officer.

David joined the Gibraltar Port Authority in November 2006 and has since acquired a variety of skills as well as attending numerous courses both locally and abroad.

Deputy Captain of the Port, J Manuel Tirado, said: ‘we are delighted to see David being promoted and wish him all the very best as he enters the next phase of his career with the Gibraltar Port Authority.’

Gibraltar Port Authority Attends the European Bunker Fuel Conference in Rotterdam

The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) was represented at the European Bunker Fuel Conference last week in Rotterdam by the CEO and Captain of the Port, Commodore Bob Sanguinetti and Bunkering Superintendent Victor Calderon. The conference brought together leading industry experts to discuss the current bunker market conditions, and identify the challenges facing the shipping community against a demanding economic backdrop and strengthening environmental requirements.

GPA 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.

Kaylan Catania was appointed as a trainee VTS Operator in April and attended the South Tyneside College near Newcastle in April and May for a rigorous 7-week course which provided his VHF radio, radar and VTS training before his final assessment by the college at the end of May.


To coincide with the arrival of the summer season a new version of the ‘Safety at Sea’ booklet has just been published in a joint venture between the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA), the Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP) and the Gibraltar Maritime Administration (GMA).

‘Safety at Sea’ is published for the benefit of the general public to provide essential safety information for all marine leisure and commercial users, containing guidance on how to keep as safe as possible on the water and on the shoreline.

Interview in Oil, Gas and Shipping Magazine with Commodore Bob Sanguinetti

Commodore Bob Sanguinetti, CEO and Captain of the Port, gives an interview in the latest Oil, Gas and Shipping magazine. The article can be read on page 46 in the magazine below.

Safety at Sea Information Booklet

A new edition of the Safety at Sea booklet is now available on our website page containing information and guidance on keeping safe at sea or on the shoreline.

Free printed copies of the booklet are available from the Gibraltar Port Authority office at North Mole, the Royal Gibraltar Police offices at New Mole House or Casemates,or the Gibraltar Maritime Administration office in Casemates.


Gibraltar Shipping Interviews IMO Secretary-General

Gibraltar Shipping Interviews IMO Secretary-General

Gibraltar Port Authority Responds to Mayday Call

On Monday 16 May at approximately 1030 hrs, a private 35m Motor yacht with 5 persons onboard, suffered a fire in their engine room soon after they departed Ocean Village Marina.

The Gibraltar Port Authority received a mayday call from the yacht and immediately put its emergency response plan in place, with the Fire Brigade being contacted and tugs requested – both of which were on scene promptly.

The fire was brought under control by the Motor Yacht very quickly and was then towed safely to the Port and duly secured. No injuries were reported.

Ovation of the Seas megaship in inaugural visit to Gibraltar this week

Quantum-class cruise ship Ovation of the Seas, will be making its inaugural call to Gibraltar on Sunday May 8th 2016. This is the largest cruise ship ever to dock at Gibraltar.

The vessel was recently constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany and belongs to the cruise firm Royal Caribbean International. It has a gross tonnage of 168,666 tonnes, a length of 348 metres with capacity for 4,905 passengers and 1,300 crew members.

Ocean Endeavour pays her inaugural visit

MS Ocean Endeavour, a Dmitry Shostakovich-class ferry cruise ship has made its inaugural call to Gibraltar on Thursday May 5th 2016.

Built in a Polish shipyard in 1981, the vessel has been part of the Fleet Pro Passenger cruise firm since 2014. It has a gross tonnage of 12,907 tonnes, a length of 137.6 metres, capacity for 450 passengers and a crew of 100.


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