Algerian Navy sail training ship El-Mellah (938) has sailed in Valletta Port on a courtesy visit. She is a three-mast sailing ship with a steel hull 110m long and 14.5m wide. The highest mast reaches the height of 54m.
El-Mellah was built by Polish Remontowa Shipbuilding SY in Gdansk, in a project coordinated by CENZIN for the Algerian Navy. She was commissioned in service on 21-Oct-2017.
El-Mellah serves the Algerian Navy as training ship for cadets of the Naval College in Tamenfoust and also for representation purposes.
The Algerian sailing ship is presently berthing alongside at Pinto-5 wharf, and she's expected to sail from Valletta Port on Thursday, July 19th. (16-Jul-2018)