site.btaDay 121: Bulgarian Naval Academy Faculty Visit Hellenic Naval Academy
Faculty members of the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy (NVNA) of Varna paid an official visit to the Hellenic Naval Academy in Piraeus. Participating in the meeting were the NVNA Rector, Flotilla Admiral Prof. Boyan Mednikarov, Commander Nikolay Danailov, Commanding Officer of the Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421), the ship's Chief Engineer, Lieutenant Commander Stoil Popov, and some of the 24 cadets who are conducting sailing practice aboard RSV 421, led by four lecturers.
The Bulgarian delegation was welcomed by Rear Admiral Christos Sasiakos, Commander of the Hellenic Naval Academy, and other members of its leadership. After a presentation of the Naval Academy's history, structure and plans for the future, the Bulgarian delegation was shown round. Representatives of the two naval academies will discuss cooperation opportunities on April 27.
After its port call in Piraeus, RSV 421 will leave for Bulgaria on April 28 instead of April 29 due to a change of plans. The ship will complete its voyage on May 2 when it will dock in Varna after its successful participation in the 31st Bulgarian Antarctic expedition.
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.
All media outlets can use the Bulgaria-Antarctica BTA's Log for free.