site.btaDay 51: RSV 421 Leaves Deception Island
The Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421), providing support for the 31st Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition, left Deception Island shoftly after 5 pm local time, and headed back to the neighbouring Livingston Island. The ship unloaded at Gabriel de Castilla Spanish Antarctic Station and took there the members of the Spanish expedition who boarded RSV 421 in Cartagena, Spain.
Lieutenant Commander Radko Muevski told BTA that the ship had unloaded on schedule 16 tonnes of concrete, 10 tonnes of food products, and 5 tonnes of various supplies and equipment for the Spanish base, loaded on RSV 421 back in Cartagena. Supplies will also be unloaded at Spain’s Juan Carlos I Base on Livingston Island.
From Deception Island, the Bulgarian vessels took a group of Spanish scientists who she will transport to Juan Carlos I base and the neighbouring island of King George. Later, the ship will transport to King George Island a second group of Spanish scientists from Juan Carlos I base as well as the group of Bulgarian journalists staying at the Bulgarian Antarctic base since February 14. From King George, they will catch a flight to Chile and then head to their homes in Europe.
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 covering the Bulgarian expedition throughout its stay in Antarctica.
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