Originally Posted by jck339
I sailed in and around Gib all of last fall. There was another ship wreck withing a stones throw of there being salvaged due to it colliding with another. Huge amount of ship traffic.
We sailed into Gibraltar
at dawn on passage
from Majorca. There were bazillions of ships anchored in the harbor with their lights on, and numerous vessels underway entering and leaving the harbor/anchorage. It was all hands on deck
dodging ships and trying to figure out where we were supposed to be. It's not surprising that collisions and groundings happen in such a congested area.