Bulgarian naval research ship bound back home from Antarctica

site.btaDay 71: RSV 421 Continues Towards South America's Coast

Day 71: RSV 421 Continues Towards South America's Coast
Day 71: RSV 421 Continues Towards South America's Coast
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On Tuesday the Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421) continued its voyage through the Drake Passage, maintaining a course of 325 degrees (north-northwest) towards the Le Mar Strait, some 100 nautical miles away, the head of the navigational department, Lieutenant Commander Hristo Hristov, told BTA.

Despite the significant waves and winds of up to 13 m/s, RSV 421 maintained a good speed of 9.5 knots towards the Chilean port of Punta Arenas, where the ship will leave the 26-strong group of Bulgarian Antarctic expedition members, who were the last ones to leave the Bulgarian Antarctic base on Livingstone Island. This concludes the 31st Bulgarian Antarctic expedition.

In the afternoon of March 6, the ship had to tackle serious waves of 6-7 degrees Douglas in the Drake Passage.

BTA's Daily News editor Konstantin Karagyozov is the only member of the media who is traveling aboard the ship to Livingston Island and back and covered the Bulgarian expedition on site throughout its stay in Antarctica.

All media outlets can use the Bulgaria-Antarctica BTA's Log for free.

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