Kaprela Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Kaprela 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 mostly ice-covered rocky island 500 m long in SW-NE direction and 150 m wide, lying off the NE coast of Trinity Island in the Palmer Archipelago. Situated 8.43 km SW of Cape Neumayer and 10.67 km N of Awl Point. British mapping in 1978.
Named after the ocean fishing trawler Kaprela 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.
No images of this place could be found.