site.btaDay 79: RSV 421 Sails on Schedule, Expected to Reach Mar del Plata on March 16
Proceeding on schedule, the Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421) on Wednesday is at 300 nautical miles from the Argentinian port of Mar del Plata, where it is expected to arrive in the afternoon of March 16, BTA learnt from the ship's Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Radko Muevski.
On the morning of March 15, RSV 421 is located at some 100 miles from the Argentinian coast and the Golfo Nuevo bight, sailing north-northeastward. The ship maintains an average speed of 9.5 knots, taking advantage of the favourable Falkland Current.
Southern right whales prefer the waters of Golfo Nuevo, where the aquatic mammals migrate in winter to mate and are often spotted there by passing ships.
BTA's Daily News editor Konstantin Karagyozov is the only member of the media who is travelling on board the ship to Livingston Island and back and covered the Bulgarian expedition throughout its stay in Antarctica.
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