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Portuguese Scientists Visit Bulgarian Antarctic Base by Yacht
Portuguese Scientists Visit Bulgarian Antarctic Base by Yacht
Portuguese polar researchers' yacht "El Doblon" (BTA Photo)

Portuguese polar researchers honoured the long-standing friendship and cooperation with their Bulgarian counterparts by visiting the Bulgarian Antarctic Base on Livingston Island. They reached the island by the yacht El Doblon, said Prof Hristo Pimpirev, head of the 32nd Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition.

Portugal's first scientific expedition by water, COASTANTAR 2024 led by Gonçalo Vieira, began this month. The expedition hired El Doblon, which received assistance from the Bulgarian naval research ship Sv. Sv. Kiril i Medotii (RSV 421) near the Drake Passage back in January.

"The visit of our Portuguese friends brought strong emotions to the base and wishes for many more joint activities," Prof Pimpirev added.

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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 on board the ship as well as a National Press Club at the Bulgarian Antarctic Base on Livingston Island.

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