site.btaDay 107: RSV 421 Nears Strait of Gibraltar
At 9 pm ship time (10 pm Eastern European time) on April 12, the Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421), was located about 120 nautical miles from the Strait of Gibraltar, from where it will enter the Mediterranean Sea on the way back to Varna after its successful first participation in the 31st National Antarctic Expedition to Livingston Island. RSV 421 sails northeast across the Atlantic off the coast of Morocco.
RSV 421 is heading to the next intermediate stop on her route, the Spanish city of Cartagena, where she should arrive by mid- April. There, a group of 24 cadets from the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy (NVNA) in Varna will board the vessel to conduct a 10-day sailing practice, similarly to 23 cadets who were aboard the ship on the outbound journey.
After sailing off the Spanish city, the ship will stop in Piraeus, Greece, where cooperation between NVNA and the Greek Naval Academy will be discussed.
The vessel is expected to reach 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 its stay in Antarctica.
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