Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral

Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

Event time: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6 p.m.
Location: garden of the Governor’s Palace, Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
Topic: presentation of the lives of merchant seamen who sailed on Jugolinija’s ships through the intriguing tales of our guests: a reporter and a sea captain.
Moderator: Gloria Fabijanić-Jelović, Museum contractor
Gloria Fabijanić-Jelović
Branka Malnar, retired reporter for HRT Radio Rijeka
Juraj Karninčić, vessel commander

Ahead of a major and, for Rijeka and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, significant exhibition, the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka is hosting an event in its garden that will bring visitors into the exhibition “Stories of the Blue Horizon – Jugolinija’s 75 Years,” which is scheduled to open in the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka on 24 May 2022 at 7 p.m.
The sea and ships have always been the point of departure and return for many people tied to our stone-covered region. The fabled “bread with seven crusts” has fed many a coastal family, and seafarers can recount many intriguing tales and events.

Some of these stories and details from their lives and work will be presented to us by Branka Malnar and Juraj Karninčić.

Thanks to her work but also propelled by her incredible desire to learn about seafarers and their lives on and with the sea, Branka Malnar, a retired reporter from Croatian Radio-Television’s Radio Rijeka, has been present in every segment of the careers of numerous sea captains, officers and ordinary seamen. As the editor of the universally known broadcast “Maritime Evening,” firmly bound to every story about the sea and ships, Branka’s award-winning work has always been done with the love and care of a dedicated professional.

Juraj Karninčić was born in Bol on the island of Brač. In 1964, after graduating from Maritime Secondary School in Split, he was hired as a cadet on the Jugolinija ship Trepča. He built a career with Jugolinija, so in 1977 he was promoted to command the Nikola Tesla. He commanded nine of Jugolinija’s vessels: Nikola Tesla (twice), Srbija, Bakar, Kumrovec, August Cesarec, Snježnik, Bribir, and Triglav. He left Jugolinija in 1989, but remained professionally tied to the sea. He also worked on ‘dry land’ and even sailed for foreign companies. From 1998 until 2002, when he retired, he was the commander of the school ship Vila Velebita II. Today he heads the Queen of the Sea Northern Adriatic Sea Captains Association, and as its president he participates in assemblies of European sea captains.

The event will last approximately one hour, and the public may participate in the conversation with their own questions and recollections.


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