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VIDEO: Croatian captain praised after claiming record for steering largest ever vessel to pass through Greece’s Corinth Canal

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15 October 2019 – A Croatian cruise ship captain is receiving international praise after breaking a new record this month. 

Captain Jozo Glavić from Dubrovnik was at the helm of Braemar’s Fred. Olsen cruise ship when it created history as the longest-ever ship to cruise through Greece’s Cornith Canal. 

With over 900 passengers on board, Glavić and his team managed to negotiate the Fred.Olsen cruise ship down the 22.5 metre-wide, 6.3 km-long canal to set a new record. 

“Becoming the longest-ever ship to cruise through the CorinthCanal is great publicity and will be talked about for many years to come. It has been the biggest achievement in my career to date. I don’t think it has sunk in and I am humbled to be given this opportunity and it is a moment I will never forget and always be proud of,” Glavić, who joined Fred.Olsen cruise liners back in 2013, said in a video on social media.

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The Corinth Canal is a tidal waterway connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf, dividing the Pelopónnisos from mainland Greece. Ships have been navigating through the narrow waterways since 1893 but the Fred.Olsen, weighing 24,344 gross tons, and over 195 metre long, is the longest cruise ship through the canal.

Check out the video below. 

You can hear what the captain had to say after claiming the record below.

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