Rikord Strait

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Rikord Strait (Russian: Proliv Rikorda; Japanese: Ketoi Kaikyo) is a strait that separates the islands of Ushishir and Ketoy in the Kuril Islands, Russia. It is 22.5 km (about 14 mi) wide. An extensive bank at its center causes whirlpools and eddies.[1]


  1. ^ National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. (2014). Sailing Directions (Enroute): East Coast of Russia. U.S. Government, Springfield, Virginia.

Coordinates: 47°25′N 152°39′E / 47.417°N 152.650°E / 47.417; 152.650