Compilation of Clips from GBC TV Documentary 'Port Ops' Series

GBC has released a compilation of clips from the recently aired TV documentary series 'Port Ops' which gave a 'fly-on-the-wall" account of the Port's daily routines and business.

The compilation can be viewed at

Retirement at the Port after Almost 43 Years’ Service

Congratulations and best wishes go to Port Officer Tyrone Ghio on his retirement after almost 43 years of service for the Port Authority, formerly the Port Department. Tyrone joined the Port Department as a very young man, initially serving as a Seaman and worked his way up to the post of Port Officer where his experience and knowledge were invaluable to both the Port and his colleagues. During his latter years in service, as Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Supervisor, Tyrone made a key contribution to the safe and efficient running of the busy port and waters.

Advertising Feature in Onboard Magazine - July 2017

An advertising feature from the Summer 2017 edition of the Onboard magazine has appeared about superyacht berthing in Gibraltar's Mid-Harbour Marina.

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.


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