§ Lord Kilclooney
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the "Prestige" oil tanker, in distress off the Galicia coast of Spain, was sailing to Gibraltar; and what advice has been given to the Government of Spain; [HL120]
§ Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean
The company that chartered "Prestige" has stated categorically that the vessel was not going to call in at Gibraltar but was going to Singapore via the Straits of Gibraltar. The records of the Gibraltar Port Authority also indicate that no notification of an intention to call had been made to the "Prestige".
We have made this clear to both the Spanish Government and the European Commission.