site.btaDay 75: RSV 421 Leaves Chilean Port of Punta Arenas
The Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421) sailed from the Chilean port of Punta Arenas in the afternoon of March 11. The vessel is moving in Chilean territorial waters through the Strait of Magellan towards the Atlantic Ocean, assisted by two Chilean military pilots.
The task of the Chilean officers is to guide the vessel through two narrows in the strait to Punta Delgada. Once done, they will disembark the ship, transferring to a pilot cutter, while RSV 421 will continue its north-northeastward journey to Mar del Plata, Argentina.
The ship is expected to reach Mar del Plata on March 16.
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 throughout its stay in Antarctica.
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