Collision in Fog at Sea off the Coast of Gibraltar and Catamaran Escorted to Port

HM Customs Searcher Credit: HM Customs Gibraltar Facebook

AT around 3.30am this morning (June 29) the Gibraltar Port Authority’s Vessel Traffic Services office received a call from the Stena Drillmax which was anchored at the Eastern Anchorage in Gibraltar waters.

It reported that a small sailing boat had collided with her in heavy fog, so immediate contact was made with the vessel whose skipper advised that she was taking in water but it was contained in a watertight compartment.

The HM Customs vessel Searcher, accompanied by a local service craft Ultimate Dream set out to find the catamaran in the fog and once it was discovered, they escorted the vessel into harbour so that the damage could be assessed and repairs undertaken.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page