site.btaDay 51: RSV 421 Sails to Deception Island
The Bulgarian naval research ship Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421) left Livingston Island on Wednesday morning and is sailing to the neighbouring Deception Island. The vessel is sailing in a strong swell of 4-5 knots in a western-southwestern current and an easterly wind with a speed of 12 m/s, Chief Petty Officer Nikola Lipchev, a trainee on the voyage to Antarctica, told BTA.
Another Spanish polar base, Gabriel de Castilla, is located on Deception Island, where the ship will unload the food and building materials it is carrying from Cartagena, Spain.
RSV 421 will take the Bulgarian journalists to the neighbouring King George Island on the evening of February 15, from where they will gradually take flights to their homes in Europe.
The first stage of the cargo unloading after the arrival of Naval RSV 421 on Livingston Island within the 31st Bulgarian Antarctic expedition has been completed.
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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