site.btaDay 86: RSV 421 Sails Off Southernmost Coast of Brazil
The Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421) is sailing off the southernmost coast of Brazil in the Atlantic Ocean. In the early hours of March 22, RSV 421 was just over 60 nautical miles east of Lagoa Mangueira, said Chief Petty Officer Yavor Stoynev, the senior navigation and communications systems specialist on board.
Weather conditions in the area are favorable for sailing and allow the vessel to maintain an average speed of 10 knots.
Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii is heading to the next intermediate stop on its route - the Spanish city of Cartagena, where it should arrive by the middle of April. The ship is expected to dock in Varna at the end of the month.
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 its stay in Antarctica.
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