Through Canaries' Territorial Waters and Onward to Cape Verde
The Bulgarian navy research/survey vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (NAVAL RSV 421) passed through the Canary Islands' territorial waters and is heading southwest towards the Cape Verde archipelago.
"We have safely passed the Canary Islands and are on course for the Cape Verde archipelago. In the last 24 hours, we traveled about 240 nautical miles, which shows that our average speed is about 10 knots," said the Executive Officer of NIK 421, Leutenant Commander Radko Muevski.
He added that NAVAL RSV 421 managed to make up about 3 hours of its delay in Spain due to maintaining a good average speed and favorable weather conditions.
NAVAL RSV 421 is sailing across the Atlantic Ocean on its way to the second stop on the voyage to Livingstone Island - Mar del Plata in Argentina. The ship is expected to arrive in Mar del Plata in early February.
"The waves are with us, the wind is with us. We hope it will remain the same on the way to Mar del Plata, as the forecasts suggest, and we hope they come true," said Leutenant Commander Muevski.
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 will cover the Bulgarian expedition on site throughout the stay in Antarctica.
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