Brodosplit: Delivery of Flying Clipper Delay Approved

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ZAGREB, June 14, 2019 – The Brodosplit dock on Friday confirmed for Hina that the completion and delivery of the sailing ship “the Flying Clipper”, is running late compared to contracted deadlines adding however that the Split-based shipyard would not be held responsible as this was an approved delay and the ship will be completed.

A spokesman at the dock said that the Flying Clipper is the first sailing ship in the world to have ‘Safe return to port’ security standards installed and that it meets all the requirements of the US coast guard and its public health standards and it is the only sailing ship in the world that has been assigned with the highest category of noise and vibration.

“It has been extremely complicated to build that type of ship however Brodosplit will be completing it soon,” Brodosplit said.

The Friday edition of the Novi List daily reported that the company Star Clippers from Monaco had in March terminated its contract with Brodosplit even though in May they said that they hoped an agreement with the Split dock would be reached to take over the ship.

Novi List further writes that it seems the situation finally “snapped” at the end of May, calling on sources from the ship’s owner in Monaco and that the client has called for guarantees on advance payments of 15 million euro to be enforced and that they were allegedly paid this week.

According to unofficial information, the state has 12.7 million euro in active guarantees for the Flying Clipper while sources in the Finance Ministry earlier in the week denied the allegations by the Novi List about the activation of the guarantees.

More news about Croatian shipyards can be found in the Business section.


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