Day 22: 1,000 nm Lie Ahead of Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii across the Atlantic


YEREVAN, JANUARY 17, ARTSAKHPRESS. “We now have our next goal – to safely cross the Atlantic and reach the shores of South America. We have about 1,000 nautical miles to go, which is a little more than the distance from Gibraltar to Cape Verde,” Nikolay Danailov, the Commanding Officer of Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii (NAVAL RSV 421), told BTA.

In the early hours of January 17, RSV 421 reached the Cape Verde archipelago, and bypassing it from the east, the ship will cross the Atlantic to reach the coast of South America near Recife, Brazil. The ship is sailing to the second stopover on its voyage to Livingston Island, Mar del Plata in Argentina, where it is expected to arrive in early February.

“It will take us at least ten days to cross the ocean. Fighting the elements and respecting the ocean requires that we must be ready with weather forecasts at all times and reckon with the sea pressure and impending cyclones that we wait out and bypass if possible,” the Commanding Officer said.

“When one approaches the ocean and its mysteries with respect, one will always  make a successful crossing,” Danailov said.

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.

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