Story from The Gibraltar Chronicle
SPANISH FISHING BOAT SEIZED: 14 HELD
In a dramatic turn, 14 Spanish fishermen abroad the fishing vessel Pirana were arrested at 1.10 am on the morning of the 27th in an operation involving Royal Gibraltar Police, Gibraltar Services Police and the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron.
At 4am this morning RGP confirmed that an incident had taken place just off Rosia Bay.
According to reliable sources, when they were boarded and arrested, the fishermen offered no aggressive resistance.
The incident comes just one day after fishermen from another
vessel had pelted RGP officers with lead weights.
After arrest, the skipper and 13 others from the boat were being
held in police cells. They had been arrested for obstructing the
police and for fishing with nets.
It is not known when a Court appearance will take place. The fish seized, thought to be mainly mackerel, may be distributed to the hospital or the old people's home at Mount Alvernia.
The Pirana held at Coaling Island