site.btaBulgarian Naval Research Ship Enters Atlantic
The Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421) has entered the Strait of Gibraltar, which connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Europe from Africa, Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy in Varna reported Saturday. The ship has entered the Atlantic Ocean on November 24 and is on course to pass East of the Canary Islands.
The next stop on RSV 421's voyage to the Bulgarian Antarctic base, where it will provide logistical and scientific support to the 32nd Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition, is the Argentinian Port of Mar del Plata.
The ship left the port of Varna on November 8 and is expected to return in April of 2024..
During the 32nd Bulgarian expedition to Antarctica, which started on November 8, 2023, the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) is publishing interviews with Antarctic researchers. The Bulgaria-Antarctica BTA's Log again provides coverage of the voyage of the Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii to Antarctica and back and its stay there, as it did during the 31st expedition between December 27, 2022 and May 2, 2023. Back then, only BTA had a correspondent, Daily News Editor Konstantin Karagyozov, who covered the 127-day expedition with text, video and photos during the entire voyage (including across the Atlantic in both directions) and throughout the stay in Antarctica. In June 2023, BTA published in Bulgarian and in English an issue of its LIK magazine "To Antarctica and Back under the Bulgarian Flag" dedicated to the historic expedition.
Again, all of BTA's information on the Bulgarian scientific research in Antarctica and the support provided by the Bulgarian naval research vessel, as well as on the other activities at the Bulgarian Antarctic Base, will be available to all media outlets in Bulgarian and in English on BTA's website in the Bulgaria - Antarctica: BTA's Log section.
BTA has a National Press Club on board the ship and is planning to open a National Press Club at the Bulgarian Antarctic Base on Livingston Island.