• MoD announces £2m upgrade to Windmill Hill monitoring station

    MoD announces £2m upgrade to Windmill Hill monitoring station0

    The Ministry of Defence is to invest £2m to upgrade ‘Windy Hill’, its maritime monitoring facility overlooking the strategic Strait of Gibraltar. Sitting high above Europa Point, personnel at the monitoring facility keep an eye on 60,000 ships entering or leaving the Mediterranean, or crossing between Africa and Europe. They also play a crucial role

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  • Collision sub docks in Scotland for repairs

    Collision sub docks in Scotland for repairs0

    The Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarine HMS Ambush has arrived in Scotland for repairs following a collision off Gibraltar last month. The submarine arrived at the Faslane naval base last week as an expert from the Royal United Services Institute warned the collision on July 20 would put “huge strain” on Britain’s remaining submarine fleet. HMS Ambush

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  • Spain seeks ‘urgent explanations’ over submarine collision

    Spain seeks ‘urgent explanations’ over submarine collision0

    The Spanish Government sought “urgent explanations” from Britain yesterday after a Royal Navy submarine was forced to dock in Gibraltar late Wednesday following a collision with a merchant vessel. In a statement, Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Madrid said it was seeking information from the British embassy regarding the damage sustained by HMS Ambush and

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