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Ferry Marko Polo Stranded on the Island near Sibenik, Croatia

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Ferry ‘Marko Polo’, which over the weekend, crashes into Croatian island of Sit  is still stranded, despite the efforts of rescue team.

The Jadrolinija’s ferry Marco Polo was on its regular route Rijeka – Split – Dubrovnik – Bari (Italy) when it ran aground on the island Sit (small island located between Island Žut and Island Pašman) in vicinity of Sibenik and Zadar. The incident happened last Saturday at 2.50 am.

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None of the 41 passengers and 64 crew members were hurt in the incident, the ship was in good technical condition and there has been speculation the accident was down to human error.

The above photo shows ferry Marko Polo stranded on the island, as appeared on the page of yesterday’s eddition of Vecernji List (vecernji.hr).

Photos of stranded ferry at vecernji page

2 Responses to “Ferry Marko Polo Stranded on the Island near Sibenik, Croatia”

  • Nick Staveley Stanley on June 19th, 2011 11:22 pm

    I have seen this majestic, well-proportioned ship many times and I am really pleased that Jadrolinija have decided to repair her and return her to service. The MS.Marco Polo must be a very strongly-built ship to still be reparable after such a heavy impact on rocks! My holidays would not be the same if I did not see the Marco Polo steaming along the Korculinski Channel at full speed!
    I am also exceptionally pleased that Jadrolinija have not scrapped the MV. Postira (built for Jadrolinija in 1963) as she is rapidly becoming a tourist attraction in her own right! She is a great little historic ship doing a vital job servicing the Elaphite Islands from Gruz, Dubrovnik. My wife and I enjoy sailing upon her far more than any modern vessel! The Postira should carry a brass plaque celebrating her longevity and her survival of the war!

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