Jadrolinija Receives New Catamaran “Jelena”
The newest ship in the fleet of Jadrolinija, catamaran Jelena, was officially named at the Rijeka port as the 51st vessel in the fleet of Croatia’s national shipping company. Jelena is also the first vessel purchased for maintenance of the high-speed shipping lines in Jadrolinija, and it was built at the Damen shipyard in Singapore, reports Novi List on October 24, 2018.
The ceremony was attended by State Secretary for Maritime Affairs Maja Markovčić Kostelac, Rijeka Mayor Vojko Obersnel, Jadrolinija’s CEO David Sopta, and many other guests. The godmother of the ship was Zita Pleše, a recently retired Jadrolinija worker who worked for the national shipping company for more than forty years.
The length of the ship, built from aluminum, is 42.2 meters. It is 11.6 meters wide and with the draft of 1.5 meters, a capacity of 403 passengers. The ship will be managed by eight crew members and is able to reach a maximum speed of 40 knots.
It is intended for the carriage of passengers on high-speed lines. The passengers will be accommodated in two passenger saloons on two decks. The ship is fully adapted for transportation of persons with disabilities, and all the passengers will be able to enjoy a coffee shop. The passenger area is fully air-conditioned and the ship is equipped with the latest navigation systems and the water purification system.
The state secretary for maritime affairs said that Jelena was a true miracle of modern technology, significant because it marks the beginning of a new cycle of the passenger fleet in the Adriatic Sea.
Translated from Novi List (reported by Marinko Glavan).