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Jun 04 - Ocean Village Flotilla - Info Update

OV Flotilla - Governor addresses captains briefingParallels have been drawn between the Gibraltar Jubilee Flotilla and yesterday’s Jubilee Flotilla on the Thames. Now, although the London maritime pageant involved 1000 vessels and the Gibraltar Flotilla involves 100, it is important to note that there are major differences that make the Gibraltar Flotilla just as unique and special.

The Gibraltar Flotilla is just as safe and organised as the London Flotilla despite there being no Thames Barrier for protection. Our vessels will be breaking out into open waters in formation behind the Port Authority’s vessel General Eliott. This ship will be leading the pageant of vessels as they manoeuvre through the Bay of Gibraltar and around the Rock. The Port Authority’s ship Samorang, protecting and assisting from the rear, will follow the vessels as they navigate around Gibraltar.

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Jun 04 - Ocean Village Flotilla - Captains Briefing with Mike Toogood and Greg Butcher

Ocean village diamond jubilee - Greg ButcherWith the Captains’ Briefing over, YGTV can now bring you the latest update on the Jubilee Flotilla as at 1045 at Ocean Village.

After a brief introduction from organisers Ros Astengo and Greg Butcher welcoming the boat crews from the 100 vessels taking to the sea for this celebration of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, Mike Toogood of the Port Authority ran through a list of the safety procedures to ensure that all vessels and crews are kept safe throughout the flotilla. A short briefing from the RGP then followed this where they explained that there would be a sizable presence of law enforcement vessels accompanying the flotilla given the recent unrest in the Bay of Gibraltar between the Guardia Civil and the Spanish Fishermen.

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Jun 4 - Ocean Village Flotilla - Captain's Briefing is now on

Jun 04 - Ocean Villa Flotilla Captains BriefingOcean Village's Diamond Jubilee Flotilla's Captain's Briefing is under way now. Addressing the Captains is Ros Astengo, event organiser, Greg Butcher, owner of Ocean Village and the Royal Gibraltar Police.

Minister for Culture, the Hon Mr Linares is attending the event. Minister Linares will be setting the flotilla off by sounding the official horn. The 115 boats will start to move off and in formation will sail around Gibraltar from Ocean Village, round to the Eastern Side, where they will turn around near Catalan Bay and then come back to Ocean Village.

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Jun 4 - Ocean Village Flotilla - Captain's Briefing

Ocean Village Diamond Jubilee Flotilla Captains Briefing

It’s just gone 10:00am and YGTV are down in Ocean Village from where the Jubilee Flotilla will be departing at around midday. So far there is a large congregation of seafaring folk outside O’Reilley’s enjoying a Captains’ Breakfast to get energy levels up before the official Captains’ Briefing.
There is a definite buzz in the air and the excitement is palpable. Stay tuned throughout the day for regular updates, photos and footage from this Special Jubilee Celebration.

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Crime Report For 31st May 2012

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From the hour of 07:00 on the 31st May, to 07:00 on the 1st June, the following occurred:


1 Person arrested for Possession of a Commercial Quantity of Cigarettes

1 Person arrested for Obstructing Police Drugs Misuse Act

2 Person arrested for Possession of a Controlled Drug

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Crime Report For 30th May 2012

Gibraltar Crime ReportRGP Media Report 38

From the hour of 07:00 on the 30th May, to 07:00 on the 31st May, the following occurred:


3 Persons arrested for the offence of Theft

2 Persons arrested for the offence of Causing Damage

2 Persons arrested for the offence of Being in possession of a controlled drug

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