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.

Gibraltar Opens New Super Yacht Berths

The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) is delighted to announce that the new Mid-Harbour Marina outer wharf, providing over 500 metres of berthing space, at a charted depth of at least 6m (and deeper in most parts), is ready for visiting super yachts.

This additional jetty space, in the relatively sheltered waters inside the harbour, comes at a time when the number of fueling points in the port is also increasing.

Mein Schiff 3 to Pay Inaugural Call to Gibraltar in May

German cruise ship Mein Schiff 3 will be making its inaugural visit to Gibraltar on Monday May 2 2016. 

The vessel is part of the German TUI Cruises fleet, which is a joint venture operation with the American firm Royal Caribbean Cruises.

The Mein Schiff 3 was built in 2014, has a gross tonnage of 99,526 tonnes and a length of 293.2 metres. It can carry some 2,500 passengers and a crew of 1,000.

Mid-Harbour Marina Open For Business

The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) is pleased to announce that boat owners who have been allocated a berth at the Mid Harbour Marina and paid their fees for 2016, will be able to take up their berth from Friday 29th April.

Whilst the process of informing the relevant berth holders of this arrangement has already begun, any boat holder requiring further information or clarification can contact 200 46254 on ext 4003 / 4004.

Call for Boat Owners to Pay Annual Fee

The Gibraltar Port Authority requests those persons who have already been allocated a berth at the Mid Harbours Small Boats Marina and already have / own a boat registered with a 'G' number to call in at our offices between the hours of 1030 – 1230 and 1500 – 1600 to pay their annual fee (remaining eight months of the year) at their earliest convenience.

These persons, having once paid the annual fee, will be informed of their berth numbers and will be able to occupy the berths as from Friday 29th April.

Port Authority Host Sail Training Ship Open Day - Sunday 24th April

The Port Authority has announced that it will host an Open Day on the sail training Tall Ship ‘Jean de la Lune’ for the Gibraltar public on Sunday 24th April.

The Jean de la Lune, a 33.5m long, 110ft high traditional French Schooner sailing ship built in 1957, was originally used as a fishing vessel but after a full refurbishment is now registered as one of the UK’s Sail Training International (STI) fleet for working or holiday voyages, offering people the experience of sailing on this now converted wooden two-masted Brigantine.

Shipping Mission to the Far East Concludes With a Ministerial Reception in Hong Kong

The Minister for Shipping, the Hon Albert Isola MP, hosted a reception at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong on Monday 11th April.

Minister for Shipping leads Maritime Services delegation to Singapore and Hong Kong

Minister for Financial Services and Maritime Services, the Hon Albert Isola MP, led a delegation to Singapore on 7th and 8th April and then on to Hong Kong on 11th and 12th April 2016.

The Minister was accompanied by CEO and Captain of the Port, Bob Sanguinetti. The visit formed part of the Government’s continued campaign to raise the Port of Gibraltar’s profile and to aggressively market the broad range of services it delivers globally.


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