site.btaUPDATED Day 76: RSV 421 Enters Atlantic Ocean, Heads on North-Northeasterly Course
The Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421) exited the Strait of Magellan in the early hours of March 12 and headed on a north-northeasterly course through the Atlantic Ocean around the shores of South America. RSV 421 is heading towards the Argentinian Port of Mar del Plata.
The ship exited Chile's territorial waters, crossing their border between Punta Dungeness and Espiritu Santo Cape, which is where the Strait of Magellan ends. The vessel maintains a normal speed of around 9 knots in relatively favourable weather conditions.
RSV 421 is expected to reach Mar del Plata on the evening of 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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