Inaugural Calls – Ocean Nova and Majestic Princess

The Ocean Nova and Royal class vessel Majestic Princess will be making their inaugural calls to Gibraltar this week.

The Ocean Nova is a cruise ship purposely built for use in arctic waters. It has a capacity for 68 passengers which can be accommodated in 37 outer cabins. She has a gross tonnage of 1,518 tonnes and
a length of 72.20 metres.


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.

Jovan Buttigieg was appointed as a trainee VTS Operator in February and undertook 3 weeks of preparatory study before attending the Blackpool and Fylde Nautical College in March for a further 4 weeks which provided his VTS, VHF radio and radar training before his final assessment by the college at the end of March.

Port Authority Feature in 'Endeavour' Magazine

The Port Authority is featured in the March edition of 'Endeavour' magazine. See the article in its entirety from the PDF attachment at the bottom of this page.

Port Authority TV Documentary on GBC

The Port Authority is currently the subject of a GBC TV documentary giving a 'fly-on-the-wall" account of the Port's daily routines and business. The programme is called "Port Ops" and is broadcast every Tuesday night at 22:00 hrs.

The first episode has already been shown but it can be viewed again on the GBC website at the following link:

Multi-Agency Search Carried Out In Gibraltar Bay for Ferry Passenger Lost Overboard

A comprehensive multi-agency search was initiated last night for a passenger reported lost overboard from an Algeciras ferry.

Following a report from the Algeciras Salvamento Maritimo at 19:30 hrs on Sunday evening that a passenger from the outbound Algeciras ferry had been lost overboard, Gibraltar Port Authority launched a full scale search.

Port Circular 11 of 2017 MARPOL

Port Circular 9 of 2017 - MARPOL


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