Ecologists slam ‘floating bomb’ US nuclear sub docked in Gibraltar

Ecologists slam 'floating bomb' US nuclear sub docked in Gibraltar
Ecologists slam 'floating bomb' US nuclear sub docked in Gibraltar. Image: Adam Cli, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The arrival of a US nuclear submarine to Gibraltar has raised concerns among ecologists

The arrival of a US Navy Los Angeles class nuclear submarine to Gibraltar has provoked Verdemar-Ecologistas en Accion to describe the vessel as a ‘floating bomb’. “This is not the first time that American submarines have landed in the Gibraltarian port”, they added.

In statements to journalists, Verdemar has warned that “they no longer only come to carry out supplies, or change the crew, but sometimes they come here to make repairs”.

As a result, the local ecologists association has appealed to all the parties who previously supported motions against the presence of nuclear submarines in the region. Calling on town halls, the Commonwealth of Municipalities, the County Council, and the Board, to “oppose not only that they are repaired, but even to make provisioning”.


Verdemar has insisted on qualifying this type of submarine as a “floating bomb”, and criticised that the military port of the Rock is turning into “a port X, which is putting the whole population of the Campo de Gibraltar, and the Strait, in danger”.

They concluded by asking that, “once and for all, Gibraltar be kept free of artifacts, nuclear-powered submarines, and other ships that are real bombs”, as reported by


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.


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