MS Europa 2 Inaugural Visit to Gibraltar

German cruise ship MS Europa 2 made its inaugural call to the port of Gibraltar on Friday 17th June at 5:30pm.

The vessel belongs to German firm Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. It has a gross tonnage of 42,830 tonnes, a length of 225 metres, capacity for 516 passengers and a crew of 370. The MS Europa 2 has been awarded the coveted distinction of 5-stars-plus by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2016. The vessel entered service in May 2013 and has since been named the number-one cruise ship in the world by the prestigious shipping guide.

Gibraltar Port Authority and Royal Gibraltar Police Remind Marine Users of Speed Limit Within Harbour Waters

The Gibraltar Port Authority and Royal Gibraltar Police are reminding local mariners, particularly small pleasure craft and jet-ski users, that there is a speed limit of 5 knots in force within the inner harbour for the safety of all marine users.

The limit was incorporated within the Port Act in May 2015, following a safety of navigation risk assessment conducted on inner harbour movements. The assessment concluded that 5 knots was the optimal speed which kept vessels’ wake to a minimum, thereby preventing a nuisance or danger to other users.

Gibraltar Port Attends Posidonia Exhibition in Athens

The Gibraltar Port Authority attended the Posidonia 2016 exhibition in Athens earlier this week. The maritime industry's global showcase is held every two years in the Greek capital. The event was opened by the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras.

Commodore Bob Sanguinetti, CEO and Captain of the Port along with Daniel Perera, Bunkering Superintendent, the Gibraltar Port Operators' Association (GPOA) and around 20 port and bunker operators represented Gibraltar at this prestigious international exhibition.

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


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