site.btaDay 70: RSV 421 Leaves Antarctic Geographical Region
The Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421) left the Antarctica geographical region, crossing the 60th parallel around 0230 hrs on March 6.
Antarctica encompasses the continent of Antarctica as well as the waters and island groups of the Southern Ocean south of the Antarctic Convergence. The Antarctic Convergence is the line encircling Antarctica where the southern cold Antarctic waters sink beneath the relatively warmer northern waters.
RSV 421 is sailing through the Drake Passage from the South Shetland Islands to the port of Punta Arenas in Chile at a speed of about 8.5 knots in a moderate swell. The ship will enter the Strait of Magellan from the Atlantic.
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 covered the Bulgarian expedition on site throughout its stay in Antarctica.
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