Croatia’s state-owned ferry company Jadrolinija has presented a new ferry on Thursday, the 54th now in its fleet.
The new ferry, named ‘Lošinj’ after the Croatian island, sailed towards Rijeka today for the first time from the shipyard in Kraljevica.
‘Lošinj’ will be used for the Lopar (Rab) – Valbiska (Krk) route, under the command of Captain Nin Matić. The first voyage of “Lošinj” was solemnly marked with it passing through the port of Rijeka and greeting the citizens and the headquarters of Jadrolinija, Morski.hr reported.
Thanks to the large capacity of the garage and the modern passenger lounge, “Lošinj” can carry 600 passengers and 140 vehicles.
The ferry is 97.85 meters long and 16 meters wide, with a speed of 13 knots.
By choosing the name, Jadrolinija continued its practice of naming vessels after Croatian islands.
“Fleet development is the most important point of Jadrolinija’s strategic development in the last four years, and this is the fourth ship joining the fleet. We continue in this direction, the renewal of the fleet is necessary in order to maintain a leading position on the Adriatic, but also to provide a better and more comfortable service to our islanders and respond to intensive traffic during the summer months. We believe that the white fleet of Jadrolinija can present Croatia and its tourist offer to the numerous passengers we eagerly await in the best possible light,” said David Sopta, President of the Management Board of Jadrolinija.