site.btaDay 88: RSV 421 Sails Through Brazil’s Oil Fields
At 01:00 hrs nautical time (02:00 hrs EET) the Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril I Metodii (RSV 421) was on traverse from Santos, the main port of Brazil’s most populous city Sao Paulo, said Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Radko Muevski.
The ship was on a a bearing of 42 degrees and a speed of 10 knots sailing in favourable conditions through the oil fields off the coast of Brazil and south of Rio de Janeiro. A large number of FPSO (floating production storage and offloading units), were located in the region, from which offload crude oil to tankers ship to oil refineries across the world.
Sv. Sv. Kiril I Metodii is on a course to its next interim stop at the Spanish city of Cartagena, where it is expected to arrive in mid-April. The vessl is expected to return to Varna 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 on site throughout the stay in Antarctica.
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