The Algerian National Navy’s new mine-countermeasures vessel (MCMV) El-Kasseh 1 (501) was commissioned by Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah on 30 September, the Ministry of National Defence announced.
It emerged in 2014 that Algeria had placed an order with Italy’s Intermarine shipyard for an MCMV similar to Finland’s Katanpää class. The vessel was launched at the company’s Sarzana yard in April 2016.
Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to all our insight content, please enquire about our subscription options ihs.com/contact