EMERGENCY services in Gibraltar blocked off Rosia Bay after someone called to report a ‘suspicious box with cables’ floating in the water.

It followed an anonymous caller who called to report the object in the water, thinking it might be a bomb.

The call to the Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP) control room prompted the emergency services to declare an emergency incident in Rosia Bay on Wednesday morning.

“Police officers immediately deployed to Rosia Bay and asked some fishermen to leave the jetty before closing the area to the public,” the RGP said.

“The HM Custom ship Seeker was also dispatched to the area to prevent any vessels from entering the bay.

“At the same time, officers in the Control Room alerted the Royal Gibraltar Regiment Bomb Disposal Team, Ambulance Service, Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Department and the Royal Navy.”

Navy divers then entered the western bay and brought the object to the mainland.

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SUSPECT: The object brought ashore by Royal Navy divers after bomb threat

In the end, experts believe that it was an old boiler, with wires attached to it, making it look suspicious.

Police Commissioner Richard Ullger said: “I would like to thank all the services involved for their quick response and great teamwork during this morning’s incident.

“This is a good example of how we can all put procedures in place for when it comes to a real incident of this nature.”

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