The Foreign Office has summoned Spain's ambassador to the UK over concerns regarding an "ongoing incuresion" by a Spanish vessel into Gibraltar waters.
The Minister for Europe, David Lidington, said:
Despite repeated diplomatic protests to Spain in relation to incursions into British Gibraltar Territorial Waters in recent months, a Spanish State research vessel, the RV Ramon Margalef, undertook significant surveying activity in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters on 18 and 19 November for over 20 hours. When challenged by radio, the vessel responded that it was conducting survey work with the permission of the Spanish authorities and in the interests of the European Community ...
I strongly condemn this provocative incursion and urge the Spanish government to ensure that it is not repeated. We stand ready to do whatever is required to protect Gibraltar’s sovereignty, economy and security.
More top news
David Cameron's aunt urges her nephew to provide funds to keep children's centres in his constituency open in an interview with ITV News.
TV show will have to be renamed in the UK after Twentieth Century Fox lost a legal battle with a British comedy business of the same name.
The daughter of a missing RSPCA inspector has paid tribute to her "amazing" dad - saying she was coming to terms with him not coming home.