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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ecologists Protest As British Nuclear Submarine Docks In Gibraltar

British nuclear submarine docks in GibraltarFeelings are once again running high in the Straits of Gibraltar due to the presence of a Royal Navy nuclear submarine in the port of Gibraltar.

HMS Tireless docked at the Rock in 2000 for emergency technical repairs which eventually lasted for a year, and this time the boat in question is the nuclear-powered HMS Ambush, although the submarine's third visit to Gibraltar in just over a month is a routine scheduled one.

The latest protests against British submarines are being led by Verdemar Ecologistas en Acción, who are concerned that the Ambush is returning so soon after her latest visits, which were from 21st May to 2nd June and between 8th and 15th June. On the first occasion HMS Ambush coincided in Gibraltar with another submarine of the same class, HMS Astute.

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