site.btaDay 109: RSV 421 Reaches Spanish Port City of Cartagena
Shortly before 1:00 pm central European time on Friday, the Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421) reached the Spanish port of city of Cartagena.
Cartagena is RSV 421's intermediary stop on its journey back to Varna after its participation in the 31st Bulgarian Antarctic expedition on Livingston Island.
The Bulgarian ship was met by a local maritime pilot that helped it maneuver through the port's bay and lighthouses to its designated place in the local naval base, where RSV 421 was docked with the help of port workers.
In Spain, the ship will be boarded by a new group of 24 cadets from the N. Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy in Varna, who, like their 23 colleagues at the beginning of the trip, will conduct a 10-day sailing practice. After Cartagena, RSV 421 will stop in Piraeus, Greece, to discuss the mutual cooperation between the naval academies of the two countries. The ship is expected to complete its full voyage in early May, docking at Varna Naval Station.
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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