Antonio Muñoz, the spokesman for the environmental group Verdemar denounced this Wednesday, September 28, the arrival in Gibraltar of a US Navy nuclear-powered submarine. The USS Florida docked at the Peñon naval base at around 4:30pm. Muñoz lamented the presence of this type of vessel in the Bay of Algeciras.
The nuclear sub previously visited the Rock in December 2019, making a stay of six days without an official reason being given for its presence. Environmentalists criticised that the reasons for the visit of this submarine were not explained at the time.
“Fortune favors the brave”. Under this motto sails the American nuclear submarine **USS Florida (SSGN 728) a powerful ship of the so-called clase Ohio, with 40 years of history behind it. with port in Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, Georgia the submarine has reached Gibraltar in the midst of environmental protests and with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spanish waiting.