site.btaDay 67: Final Loading, Unloading Activities Underway at Bulgarian Polar Base on Bulgaria's National Day
Final loading and unloading activities are underway at the Bulgarian polar base after RSV 421 returned to the South Bay of Livingston Island. At the same time, preparations are underway to winterize the base and leave until the start of the next Antarctic summer.
Over the past three days, RSV 421 has taken on board four of the Bulgarian polar explorers, and a group of their Spanish counterparts from the two Spanish bases, the Juan Carlos I on Livingston Island and the Gabriel de Castilla on Deception Island, to take them to King George Island, where they will take flights to South America and then to Europe to return home.
After taking on board the rest of the group of polar explorers at the St. Kliment Ohridski Bulgarian polar base on Saturday, the ship is expected to set sail back home on Sunday.
Loading and unloading activities have begun after construction work on the base was completed earlier on Friday.
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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