site.btaDay 64: Bulgarian Vessel RSV 421 Receives Cargo from Turkish Polar Programme
The Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421) received a cargo from the Turkish polar research programme in the spirit of international Antarctic cooperation, the Executive Officer of the vessel, Lieutenant Commander Radko Muevski, told BTA on Tuesday. RSV 421 took on board two pallets containing equipment and scientific samples with a total weight of about 600 kilograms.
The cargo was handed over by the private Chilean ship Betanzos, chartered by the Turkish polar programme. The operation was a success despite the rough weather off the coast of Livingston Island.
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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