site.btaDay 32: RSV 421 Sails on Schedule to Mar del Plata
On the 32nd day of its voyage to Antarctica, the Bulgarian military research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (NAVAL RSV 421) is on schedule for its second stopover at Mar del Plata in Argentina, Lieutenant Commander Radko Muevski told BTA.
RSV 421 is sailing along the coast of Brazil in the South Atlantic, maintaining a south-southwest course. In the morning of January 27, the vessel passed near the Minerva and Rogers ledges, which rise up to about 50 metres below sea level. By comparison, the average depth of the Atlantic Ocean is 3,646 m.
Approximately 1,650 nautical miles separate RSV 421 from Mar del Plata. The vessel is moving at an average speed of about 9 knots. The weather continues to be favourable, with moderate wind of 7 m/s sea waves of 2-3 degrees Douglas.
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 will cover the Bulgarian expedition on site throughout the stay in Antarctica.
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