The Royal Moroccan Navy teamed up with its U.S. counterpart in a passing exercise in the Mediterranean sea last week, February 6, aimed at boosting interoperability and tactical proficiency.

The U.S. Navy was represented by the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55), while the Sigma-class corvette Allal Ben Abellah (FMMM 615) took part in the sea drills on behalf of the Royal Moroccan Navy.

The drills included ship maneuvering, simulation of man overboard response scenarios along with boarding operations. […]