site.btaDay 116: RSV 421 Is North of Tunisian Coast
On the evening of April 21, the Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421) was sailing north of the Tunisian coast. The ship was going eastward on its way back to Bulgaria after its successful participation in the 31st Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition to Livingston Island. The weather in the Mediterranean Sea was auspicious, and RSV 421 maintained a sailing speed of about 10 knots.
Earlier in the day, the ship's distance from the African coast was reduced to 25 miles. The vessel went past the Galite Islands, which are situated north of Tunisia and northeast of Algeria.
Before ending its voyage, RSV 421 will have one last stop at the Greek port of Piraeus, where a two-day discussion will take place about the opportunities for cooperation between the naval academies of Bulgaria and Greece. The vessel is expected to complete its voyage on May 2, when it will dock at the Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna.
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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