Croatian Government to Step in to Save Uljanik Shipyard

Uljanik Shipyard

After missing payroll in December, Uljanik Shipyard will turn to the Croatian government for loan guarantees of up to 96 million euro in hopes to restructure the yard and continue operations. 

The loan guarantee is subject to approval from the European Commission.

Yard management met with unions on Monday, with unions eyeing a potential work stoppage if salaries are not paid out this week, according to Croatian media reports.

Should the loan guarantee come in, it will provide the necessary financing to carry the shipyard through April.  Loan conditions require repayment in six months, and call for the shipyard to implement a restructuring plan that requires finding a “strategic partner.”

The Scenic Eclipse is currently under construction at the Croatian yard, and is set for an August delivery.

Cruise Industry News Email Alerts

Email Newsletter

Get the latest breaking cruise news. Sign up.

Cruise Ship Orderbook

119 Ships | 272,774 Berths | $69 Billion | View

Latest Magazine Issue | Fall 2018

CIN Fall 2018

In This Edition:

China

Shipbuilding

Food + Beverage

Asia/Pacific

Australia

Zero Emissions

Interior Design

Expedition