site.btaDay 31: NAVAL RSV 421 Covers Over 4,000 Nautical Miles
The Bulgarian military research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (NAVAL RSV 421) has already covered over 4,000 nautical miles on its journey to Antarctica since departing from the Bulgarian port city of Varna 31 days ago.
RSV 421 passed through the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara, the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, crossed the Atlantic Ocean at its narrowest point between the shores of Africa and South America and passed through the equator to reach Brazil's shores near Salvador on the night of January 25 to January 26.
The ship maintains its south-southeasterly course towards its next stop at Mar del Plata in Argentina.
RSV 421 has been maintaining an average speed of 9 knots amidst light 4-5 m/s winds. If the weather conditions in the Atlantic Ocean remain favourable, the ship is expected to reach Mar del Plata on February 4.
The Bulgarian vessel is on its historic first journey to Livingston Island to assist 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 will cover the Bulgarian expedition on site throughout the stay in Antarctica.
All media outlets can use the Bulgaria-Antarctica BTA's Log for free.