Spanish navy criticised after one of its vessels followed British submarine in Gibraltar

THE Spanish navy has been criticised after one of its vessels allegedly followed a British submarine leaving Gibraltar.

A source told one publication a Spanish ship followed nuclear submarine HMS Talent as it left the Port of Gibraltar on Friday afternoon on a secret mission.  The ship reportedly only backed off when a British Royal Navy vessel intervened.

Critics claim this breached maritime laws and, “is a clear sabre-rattling exercise in Madrid, which flexes its muscles again over the disputed British enclave.”

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