You are wondering about the title of this article. What is the biggest car-carrier in the world? Why is mentioned on this blog? And so on. Well, I was born in Pula, which is well known because of the beautiful amphitheatre (Arena) from 80 A.D., but also well known for its shipyard Uljanik since 1856. Uljanik was the most important shipyard in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and today is the technologically most advanced shipyard in Croatia. I grew up watching the shipyard day by day, and since my 3rd year, it triggered my imagination.
When ship goes into the sea, this is a very unique experience both for the builders and spectators. When ship (HÃ¶egh Delhi is almost 190 meter long, and 32 meters tall) gets by you when going into the sea, it is a moment when you hold your breath and just watch. On these days when the ship is launched, Uljanik opens the doors, and everyone is welcome to enter and watch. Unfortunately, today I didn’t get a chance to watch the launch from the first row, but I watched it numerous times.
I took a few pictures which can be viewed at Flickr.