site.btaDay 80: Stopover at Mar del Plata
The Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421) is having a stopover in the Argentinian port of Mar del Plata. It is one of the ship's stops on the way back to Bulgaria after participation in the 31st Bulgarian Antarctic mission on Livingston Island.
At 17:00 hrs local time (22:00 Eastern European time), RSV 421 docked at the Mar del Plata naval base after being assisted by two pilot boats.
The ship will remain here until March 20 to replenish its stocks of fuel, foodstuffs and fresh water. After that, it will cross the Atlantic and make two more stops - Cartajena in Spain and Elevsina in Greece - beofre it gets home in Bulgaria at the end of April.
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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