Chayka Passage (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Chayka Passage (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Passage
This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
The 1 km long in S-N direction and 110 m wide passage between Spert Island and the SW coast of Trinity Island in the Palmer Archipelago. The S entrance of the passage is situated just W of Bulnes Point. The vertical clifs of Symplegades rise either side of the passage. British mapping in 1978.
Named after the ocean fishing trawler Chayka of the Bulgarian company Ocean Fisheries – Burgas whose ships operated in the waters of South Georgia, Kerguelen, the South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula from 1970 to the early 1990s. 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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