APES frustrated by Gibraltar’s lack of entertainment hired a Spanish ship to get them off the rock, it has emerged.
Barbary apes paid a six-figure sum for the hire of RV Romon Margalef, whose incursion into British waters caused a diplomatic incident.
Ape Tom Logan said: “There is absolutely nothing to do here except smoke fags and loiter outside British theme pubs haranguing tourists for peanuts.
“Spain however has a thriving cultural scene with high quality tapas, Almodovar films and minimal techno clubs. Everything an ape could want.”
Apes have a long history of attempting to flee Gibraltar, but have been hampered by poor organisation and their erratic, hedonistic nature.
In 2003 a group of apes overpowered the crew of a fishing boat using a combination of extreme stealth and scat flinging.
An onlooker said: “One of their number had gone overboard and they were repeatedly speeding the boat up whenever he tried to swim back to it, which a lot of them seemed to find hilarious.”
The vessel eventually washed up off the Gibraltar coast, littered with banana skins, vuvuzelas and drugs wrappers.