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Royal Navy intervenes as Spanish Customs tries to board boat off Europa Point

This is the moment that a Royal Navy rigid-hulled inflatable boat [left] approached a Spanish SVA interceptor [centre] as its crew attempted to board a pleasure boat off Europa Point yesterday. The pleasure can be seen behind the Spanish vessel. Photo by Bart van Thienen

A Royal Navy speedboat intervened on Monday afternoon to prevent the crew on a Spanish Customs vessel from boarding a pleasure boat in British waters off Europa Point. The incident, which happened just after 4pm, was logged by British officials as an unlawful incursion and will lead to a diplomatic protest from the UK Government...

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