site.btaDay 72: RSV 421 Sails into Strait of Magellan
The Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421) entered the Strait of Magellan from the Atlantic Ocean at 19:00 hrs local time (24:00 hrs Bulgarian time) on March 8.
A Chilean harbour pilot boarded the ship about two hours later to manoeuvre it through the narrow passage to the port of Punta Arenas.
In Punta Arenas, RSV 421 will leave the last group of 26 explorers of the 31st Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition and seven Spanish explorers from the Juan Carlos I Antarctic Base, which is situated close to the St Kliment Ohridski Bulgarian Antarctic Base on 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 covered the Bulgarian expedition on site throughout the stay in Antarctica.
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