site.btaRSV 421 Sailing near Brazil En Route to Mar del Plata
The Bulgarian military research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (RSV 421), which is part of the 32nd Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition, is sailing by the coast of Brazil en route to the next stop on its journey to Livingston Island, Argentina's Mar del Plata, the ship's commanding officer, Nikolay Danailov, said during a discussion on polar research at the Bulgarian pavilion for COP28 in Dubai. He took part in the event online.
He expects the ship to drop anchor at Mar del Plata on December 17. A Spanish research vessel en route to Antarctica is expected at the port at the same time. "We will gety ready, we may play some football with the colleagues," Danailov jested.
RSV 421's next stop after Mar del Plata is the port of Ushuaia, where she will pick up the Bulgarian researchers and wil head to the Bulgarian Antarctic Base on Livingston Island.
During the 32nd Bulgarian expedition to Antarctica, which started on November 8, 2023, the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) is publishing interviews with Antarctic researchers. The Bulgaria-Antarctica BTA's Log again provides coverage of the voyage of the Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii to Antarctica and back and its stay there, as it did during the 31st expedition between December 27, 2022 and May 2, 2023. Back then, only BTA had a correspondent, Daily News Editor Konstantin Karagyozov, who covered the 127-day expedition with text, video and photos during the entire voyage (including across the Atlantic in both directions) and throughout the stay in Antarctica. In June 2023, BTA published in Bulgarian and in English an issue of its LIK magazine "To Antarctica and Back under the Bulgarian Flag" dedicated to the historic expedition.
Again, all of BTA's information on the Bulgarian scientific research in Antarctica and the support provided by the Bulgarian naval research vessel, as well as on the other activities at the Bulgarian Antarctic Base, will be available to all media outlets in Bulgarian and in English on BTA's website in the Bulgaria - Antarctica: BTA's Log section.
BTA has a National Press Club aboard the ship and is planning to open a National Press Club at the Bulgarian Antarctic Base on Livingston Island.