site.btaAdmiral Mednikarov Addresses Antarctic Vessel Crew
The main criteria for the success of the 32nd Antarctic expedition are the safety of the crew, the safety of the ship and the successful implementation of the tasks related to logistics and research, Naval Academy Rector Adrmiral Boyan Mednikarov said in his address to the crew of the first Bulgarian military research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii, which on Wednesday sets sail from Varna on its second voyage to the Antarctic. Among the guests at the ceremony were Varna Regional Governor Andriyana Andreeva, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Kiril Mihaylov, Bulgarian Antarctic Institute head Prof. Hristo Pimpirev, Varna Mayor Blagomir Kotsev and his predecessor Ivan Portnih.
Mednikarov said that the training of the crew, the repairs and the new equipment assure him that all tasks set for the 32nd Antarctic expedition will be completed. In the end he wished the crew fair winds and successful crossing of the Atlantic and the Drake Passage.