YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 6, ARTSAKHPRESS. The Bulgarian navy research vessel Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (NAVAL RSV 421) left Mar del Plata on Sunday. The Argentinian port was the second stopover on her historic first voyage to Livingston Island in support of the 31st Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition.
The ship sailed off at 6 pm local time (11 pm Bulgarian time). The send-off was attended by the Bulgarian Ambassador to Argentina, Stoyan Mihaylov, and by Argentinian naval personnel, including Rear Admiral Marcelo Tarapow, Director General of Education and Preparation of the Argentine Navy, who has participated in 12 expeditions to Antarctica.
At the Argentinian port, the ship was supplied with provisions, food products, fuel, and water.
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.