December 17, 2018 (Google Translation) – The high-altitude patrol boat “Serviola” (P-71) arrived this morning at its base in Ferrol, after completing its participation in a collaboration with the Argelina Navy within the Bilateral Hispano-Algerian Cooperation Plan for the year 2018.
The ship visited the port of Algiers between December 10 and 13 with the purpose of preparing a counterterrorism exercise that was subsequently executed at sea.
During the stay in port, the Special Operations Team of the Special Naval Warfare Force conducted several training sessions with their Algerian counterparts, exchanging techniques and procedures to prepare the exercise at sea. In addition, sports and protocol activities were carried out to improve knowledge among the personnel of both Marinas. Within the planned protocol activities, on December 10 the ship received the visit aboard the Hon. Mr. Ambassador of Spain in Algeria Mr. Fernando Morán Calvo-Sotelo.
Once at sea, the practice of the exercise was completed with the participation of the patrol boat “Serviola”, the Algerian patrol boat “Rais Hassan Barbar” and the special operations teams of both countries.