Russian Black Sea Fleet Ships in Algeria for Exercise

A detachment of ships of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet) consisting of the frigate “Admiral Grigorovich”, the patrol ship “Dmitry Rogachev” and the rescue tugboat “SB-742” from the permanent grouping of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean, arrived at the port of Algeria to participate in the international exercise “Joint naval maneuvers – 2021 “with the ships of the Navy of the Algerian People’s Democratic Republic.

The exercise will last until November 20. During the onshore phase, the crews of the Russian and Algerian ships will conduct communications exercises, briefings on episodes of joint actions, train inspection teams, hold a demonstration damage control exercise and a pre-voyage conference before the naval phase of the exercise.

The purpose of the exercise is to practice joint actions of the navies of the two countries, to strengthen security in the region. The main tasks of the exercise were the development of Russian-Algerian military cooperation, the exchange of experience between the fleets in the performance of specific tasks, the planning and coordination of joint naval training activities.

In accordance with the protocol agreed by the parties, the exercise is led by a representative of the Algerian Navy – the commander of the Central Region of the Algerian Navy, Rear Admiral Qaid Nordin. The Russian side appointed the commander of the Novorossiysk naval base of the Black Sea Fleet, Rear Admiral Viktor Kochemazov, to lead the exercise.

From the Algerian Navy, the following are taking part in the exercise: the frigate “Harrad” with a helicopter on board, the training ship “La Summam”, the rescue ship “El Munjid”, a patrol aircraft and a search and rescue helicopter.



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