site.btaDay 36: RSV 421 Expected to Reach Mar del Plata as Scheduled
The Bulgarian naval research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (NAVAL RSV 421) continues her journey to her second intermediate stop, Mar del Plata in Argentina, according to schedule, Leading Seaman Ivan Nedelchev, Helmsman of RSV 421, confirmed for BTA. The ship is sailing at a speed of around 9.5 knots in favourable weather conditions. The ship is less than 650 nautical miles away from Mar del Plata.
At Mar del Plata, scientists and logisticians from the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute will board the ship. The group will be comprised mostly of logisticians, as major construction work is to be carried out at the St. Kliment Ohridski Bulgarian Antarctic base on Livingston Island. A new science laboratory is to be built. The ship's cargo - food supplies, cement, building foundations, water treatment equipment - will support the polar mission.
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, who will cover the Bulgarian expedition on site throughout the stay in Antarctica.
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