site.btaShackleton Mission Crew Visits Bulgarian Base on Livingston Island
A crew of eight guests arrived at the Bulgarian base on Livingston Island on January 28 with the sailing Polish yacht Selma. On board was the representative in the international rowing expedition Shackleton's Mission Stefan Ivanov, reported Elka Vassileva from the 31st Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition on the Facebook page of the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute.
"It was an honour and a great pleasure to welcome such a brave and interesting Bulgarian and the international crew on the yacht. He shared amazing stories of rowing, the difficulties they faced and the unforgettable moments of the adventure in which they set several records recognised in the Guinness Book of Records", Vassileva points out.
On January 19, Ivanov reported that the Shackleton Mission successfully moored at Laurie Island, the second largest of the South Orkney Islands in Antarctica, and then headed for Ushuaia, at the southernmost tip of South America.
The Bulgarian base on Livingston Island was opened for this polar season in early December, 2022. It is currently occupied by Bulgarian polar explorers, who are awaiting the arrival of their colleagues on the first Bulgarian military research/survey vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (NAVAL RSV 421).
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.