site.btaDay 120: RSV 421 Arrives at Piraeus
The Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421) arrived at Piraeus, Greece, the last port of call before returning home to the Bulgarian port city of Varna (on the Black Sea) and fully completing its participation in the 31st Bulgarian Antarctic expedition to Livingston Island. Assisted by a local pilot, the vessel docked at a pier off Passenger Terminal 1 at the port at 9:45 am local time on April 25.
RSV 421 was met personally by Flotilla Admiral Boyan Mednikarov, Rector of the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy in Varna. Admiral Mednikarov visit to Piraeus and the ship's stop are related to discussing the opportunities for cooperation between the naval academies of Bulgaria and Greece.
The ship will stay in Greece from April 25 to 29. Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii is scheduled to complete its sailing on May 2, when it will dock at the 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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