Petty Officer II Class Gabriela Ivanova: It's a Man's Profession, But I Wanted to Go on Adventures
"It's a man's profession, but I wanted to go on adventures. I've been in the civilian navy and it's not my thing. I want to be different," Petty Officer II Class Gabriela Ivanova, a cadet at at the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy (NVNA) in Varna, told BTA. She is part of the crew that sails with the Bulgarian research vessel Sv.Sv Kiril i Metodii (NAVAL RSV 421).
To be a good soldier, you have to be strict and conscientious, and not late, said Petty Officer Ivanova. According to her, the biggest professional challenges are related to having to cope with the lack of free time and duty hours. The main deprivation is that of personal time, she added. But we do important things and that is how we improve ourselves, she noted. Ivanova shared that she feels proud to be on the ship.
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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