site.btaDay 55: RSV 421 Commander, Crew Members Visit Argentine Polar Base Deception
Members of the crew of the Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421), including ship commander Nikolay Danailov, visited the Argentine Antarctic base Deception on February 19.
The polar explorers discussed future opportunities for cooperation between the bases of Sv. Kliment Ohridski and Deception in the field of scientific research activities.
Commander Danailov thanked the base staff for their hospitality and respect. The Captain also presented their host with a plaque of the N. Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy in Varna as a symbol of the good cooperation between the polar programmes of Bulgaria and Argentina, while the doctor of the RSV 421 delighted the Argentine polar explorers with homemade Bulgarian honey and several traditional types of dried meat.
The Argentine Deception Station was built in 1948 and in 2023 will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its foundation.
The RSV 421 has dropped anchor in the inner bay of Deception Island to unload the rest of the material destined for the Spanish base Gabriel de Castilla. The Deception and Gabriel de Castilla bases are located several hundred metres apart.
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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