Fregata Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Fregata 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 480 m long in SE-NW direction and 230 m wide rocky island lying off the N coast of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands. Situated 2.29 km W by N of Cariz Point, 1.7 km NNE of Baklan Point, 1.93 km ENE of Withem Island, 110 m NE of Kondor Island and 100 m SSW of Akin Island. British mapping in 1968.
Named after the ocean fishing trawler Fregata 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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