Sagita Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Sagita Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
The 280 m long in SW-NE direction and 180 m wide rocky island lying off the NE coast of Astrolabe Island in Bransfield Strait. Situated 710 m SE of Kanarata Point and 1.64 km NE of Drumohar Peak. German-British mapping in 1996.
Named after the ocean fishing trawler Sagita of the Bulgarian company Ocean Fisheries – Burgas that operated in Antarctic waters off South Georgia during its fishing trips under Captain Ivan Krastanov from February 1978 to July 1978, and under Captain Yordan Yordanov from December 1979 to June 1980. Apart from fishing, on the latter occasion the ship carried out fisheries research by an onboard scientific team. The Bulgarian fishermen, along with those of the Soviet Union, Poland and East Germany are the pioneers of modern Antarctic fishing industry.
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