site.btaDay 86: RSV 421 About 100 Miles Southeast of Porto Alegre
The Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421) is sailing off the southernmost coast of Brazil in the Atlantic Ocean, maintaining a course of 38°. RSV 421 is on her journey back home to Varna after her successful participation in the 31st Bulgarian Antarctic expedition.
In the evening hours of March 22, the vessel was moving on schedule at an average speed of 9 knots with slightly deteriorating but still relatively favourable weather conditions - a headwind of 10 metres per second and a swell of 3-4 bars. The ship's current position is about 100 nautical miles southeast of Porto Alegre.
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 two weeks later.
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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