Most Valuable Ship of VCG Navy Celebrates 85th Birthday

By , 10 Aug 2018, 13:54 PM Lifestyle
Illustration Illustration Sinisa Lukovic

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August 10, 2018 - The Ministry of Defense, the Navy of VCG, the Municipality and Tivat Tourism Organization have prepared a rich program of events that will mark the great jubilee - the 85-year-old MVCG school boat, Jadran sailing ship, for the next two weeks.

The feast dedicated to the birthday of the most beautiful and valuable ship of the Navy VCG starts on Saturday, August 11th, when a special "Jadran" voyage around Boka bay is scheduled for all specially invited friends of the ship. The sailboat will sail from the promenade Pine in Tivat at 11.30 am which will be followed by a convoy of smaller ships from Krasici. Then they will all head towards the strait of Verige before which they will be greeted with the sirens and water cannons by fire brigade vehicles of the Protection and Rescue Service of the Municipality of Tivat, while the fire brigade of Porto Montenegro will greet them at sea. 

Passing through the Verige, the ships will make a semicircle around the island of Our Lady of the Rocks, and then sirens will greet the town of Perast. In the Dražin rt the separation of ships is planned on the left and right from the "Jadran" with mutual greetings and photographs, and all these activities will be followed by the media from the sea and air in video and photo recordings. During the show on "Jadran", there will be a sales exhibition of specially prepared photographs of this ship in large format on canvas.

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PHOTO: Siniša Luković

On Wednesday, April 15th, the "Open Doors Day" is scheduled for "Jadran". The old sailboat anchored at the promenade Pine in Tivat will then be open for the citizens from 9 am to 7 pm. The same evening, starting at 9.30 pm, a special concert will be held in honor of the "Jadran", which will be organized by the Tourist Organization of Tivat as a gift for the sailboat and its crew, and the famous Croatian singer Vanna will perform.

Two days later in the "Museum and Gallery" Tivat, a special exhibition of the photographs of 85 years long life and sailing service by "Jadran" will open, while on August 18th, in the waters of Tivat Bay, a special sailing regatta will take place.

The central celebration of the "Jadran" with the ceremony on the boat itself, which will host, among others, the Minister of Defense Predrag Bošković and numerous other officials, is scheduled for August 20th in the evening.

Text by Sinisa Lukovic, on August 9th, 2018, read more at Vijesti

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