Afala Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Afala 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 rocky island off the N coast of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands extending 360 m in WSW-ENE direction and 310 m in S-N direction. Situated 740 m W of Baklan Point, 860 m NE of Retamales Point and 1.05 km SSE of Withem Island. British mapping in 1968.
Named after the ocean fishing trawler Afala of the Bulgarian company Ocean Fisheries – Burgas that operated in Antarctic waters off South Georgia during its fishing trip under Captain Kosyo Kostov in the 1985/86 season. 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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