site.btaDay 85: RSV 421 Sails East of Samborombon Bay
In the early hours of March 21, the Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421) sailed along the coast of Argentina, east of Samborombon Bay. RSV 421 maintained a course of 50° at 9.5 knots at 3 degrees Douglas waves and a starboard wind of 6 m/s.
Samborombon Bay is a bay on the coast of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Located at the Río de la Plata's mouth on the Argentine Sea, it begins about 160 kilometres southeast of Buenos Aires and is about 135 km wide.
The Río de la Plata is the estuary formed by the confluence of the Uruguay River and the Parana River at Punta Gorda. It empties into the Atlantic Ocean and forms a funnel-shaped indentation on the southeastern coastline of South America. Depending on the geographer, the Río de la Plata may be considered a river, an estuary, a gulf, or a marginal sea. If considered a river, it is the widest in the world, with a maximum width of 220 km and an area of some 35,000 sq km.
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