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Royal Navy warships have forced heavily armed Spanish ships to retreat from British waters around Gibraltar.
Relations between the 30,000 residents of the British outpost and mainland Spain have become strained following what the Foreign Office described as 'a violation of British sovereignty'.
The warships were dispatched after Spanish ships sent boarding parties to inspect fishing boats in British waters, despite having no authority to do so.
Originally posted by stoo82
Oh well, just thought id bring it to everyones atention.
From stoo82's link
Spanish fisheries protection vessel - described as a corvette