Government Publishes Amendments To Seaside Pleasure Boat Rules

The Government has published amendments to the Seaside Pleasure Boat Rules 1989 to enhance safety of navigation in the Port and in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.

There have been two amendments to the Rules. The first one changes the definition of a speedboat to include personal watercraft. This is intended simply to clarify any ambiguity in the definition so that a person under the age of 18 years is not permitted to navigate a personal craft (jetski) unless he is authorised, in writing, to do so by an authorised officer.

Gibraltar Port Authority Oil Boom Deployment Testing

Staff at the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) carried out testing of a newly acquired Offshore Speed Sweep System Oil boom in conjunction with contractors Brightside Services Ltd who are the Tier 1 and 2 responders locally.

The system enables a single vessel to conduct the towing of the oil boom by use of a Ro – Kite (Paravane) and the collection of oil operation. This will enhance the Gibraltar Port Authorities oil pollution response capabilities in the Bay of Gibraltar.

Gibraltar Port Welcomes Its Largest Ship

This week the Port of Gibraltar played host to its largest ever visitor. The container ship TRITON, on its way from Rotterdam in the Netherlands to the Far East via the Suez Canal called into the Western Anchorage for bunkering operations in the early hours of Sunday morning. The TRITON was built in 2016 and has the capacity to carry over 14,000 containers. At 369 metres, she is one of the world’s largest ships, with a displacement of 155,000 tonnes.

Gibraltar Port Authority Staff Complete Port Security Training

The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) is pleased to announce that two of its members of staff recently completed a training course for Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO). Port Officers Paul Howard and Stefan Rothwell attended the course, held in conjunction with Gibdock, focussing on port and maritime security. The course was run by Teamwork Security, a UK based company, certified by the Department for Transport (DFT). The course covered all aspects of security including planning, security management and awareness, appertaining legislation, ISPS documentation, and emergency preparedness.

TUI Discovery 2 Sails Into Gibraltar

Gibraltar welcomed the latest inaugural call by a cruise ship last Saturday morning when the TUI Discovery 2 sailed into port.

TUI Discovery 2 was built in 1995 and operated by Royal Caribbean as the Legend of the Seas until she was sold in 2016 to Thomson Cruises. The ship is a Visions Class cruise ship with of 69,472 tonnes, a length of 264 metres, a guest capacity of approx. 1832 passengers and a crew of 771.

Gibraltar Port Attends European Bunker Conference in Rotterdam

The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) attended the 8th Annual European Bunker Conference in Rotterdam on 17 and 18 May. Deputy Captain of the Port, Manuel Tirado, was accompanied by Bunkering Superintendent, Danny Perera. Caine Federico from Port Auxiliary Services, Gibraltar was also present. The conference, organised by S&P Global Platts, a leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, attracted over 120 delegates from all over Europe and further afield.

Gibraltar Port Attends European Harbour Masters’ Conference

The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) was represented at the European Harbour Masters’ Conference held in Tanger Med Port from 10th to 12th May. Senior Port Officer, Ricky Requena, and Dock Controller, Stefan Rothwell attended the conference, which provided the opportunity for the exchange of views on current issues of interest to European ports, updates on developments, and building on the network of contacts across the shipping community.

'Ship Management International' Article - "Gibraltar Rocks"

A recent article published on Gibraltar Port is available to read below as a PDF copy.

Gibraltar Port Attends European LNG Forum

Commodore Bob Sanguinetti, CEO of the GPA and Captain of the Port attended a European LNG Forum in Copenhagen earlier this week. Hosted by the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) of which the GPA are members, it brought together about a hundred representatives from shipping companies, port authorities and energy suppliers from across Europe to discuss latest developments in the field of LNG bunkering. The delegates were also updated on the various work strands being carried out by SGMF working groups to which Danny Perera, a GPA Bunkering Superintendent, has contributed to.

Busy Weekend for the Port Launch

The bank holiday weekend proved to be a busy one for the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) launch, GENERAL ELLIOT II. In addition to her routine tasking of cruise liner escort, patrolling of BGTW and embarkation and disembarkation of GPA and GMA personnel onboard vessels anchored in the bay, the launch was involved in a number of other tasks.


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