The MF Lastovo is a ferry owned by Croatian shipping company Jadrolinija that operates on local routes.[2] The ship was built in Japan's Kurushima Dock Co. Ltd. for Japanese company Shikoku Chuo Ferry Boat K.K[3] to serve the route between Kawanoe and Kobe. In 1978 the ship was bought by Jadrolinija and renamed, firstly to Partizanka, then, in the same year, to Lastovo I. In the year 1998 the ship was renamed to Lastovo.

Lastovo (ship, 1970) IMO 7010717 in Split, Croatia, 2011-09-18.jpg
Lastovo in the port of Split as seen on Sep 18, 2011
History
 Croatia
Name
  • Ishizuchi (1969-1978)  Japan
  • Partizanka (1978)
  • Lastovo I (1978-1998)
  • Lastovo (1998 onwards)
Owner
Port of registry Croatia, Rijeka
Route
Builder
Yard numberNo. 627
Launched10 December 1969
Homeport Croatia, Split
IdentificationIMO number7010717
StatusShip in service
General characteristics
TypeRo-Ro passenger ship[1]
Tonnage
  • BRT 1114,63
  • NRT 339,5
LengthLoa 72.7 m
Beam13.6 m
Draught3.671 m
Installed power2646 kW
Propulsion
  • Internal combustion engine
  • Dies 4T1 2
  • MAN B&W Diesel A/s
  • Frederikshavn, 1969
  • 2 propellers fix blade
Speed16 kn
Capacity
  • Passengers 500
  • Cars 60
Lastovo departing the port of Split, on Feb 9, 2012

AccidentsEdit

On Aug 15, 1993, around 7 PM (CEST), while Lastovo I was at a position around 2 nmi from Ubli, the fire broke out in the engine room. The ship had managed to dock, but the fire was extinguished just on Aug 16, 3:30 AM. The badly damaged ship was towed to Split's north port Vranjic. Since the damage was great, the possibility of sending the ship to a scrapyard was considered, but it was finally rejected, and the Jadran-Brodoremont d.o.o. completed the repair on Aug 4, 1994, with new engines installed.

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