site.btaDay 33: RSV 421 Circumnavigates Cabo de Sao Tome, Brazil
The Bulgarian military research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (NAVAL RSV 421) circumnavigated Cabo de Sao Tome, the easternmost point of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, and set on direct course to Mar del Plata on its way to the St. Kliment Ohridski Bulgarian Antarctic base on Livingston Island.
Mar del Plata is the second intermediate stop on RSV 421's route to the Antarctic. There, the vessel will be boarded by scientists and logisticians from the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute.
The ship's cargo - food supplies, cement, building foundations, water treatment equipment - will support the polar mission.
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, who will cover the Bulgarian expedition on site throughout the stay in Antarctica.
All media outlets can use the Bulgaria-Antarctica BTA's Log for free.