The Lovric family started its traditional manufacture stemming from the cottage industry in the 1980s. Each MeL's product has been created by working hard, step by step. The company distributes products in its own chain of stores, but it also supplies hotels, cruise ships, restaurants, etc. MeL products are proud holders of the titles "Croatian Quality" and "Croatian Creation". Jakov Lovrić on the photo.
Brodosplit shipyard is located in Split, the regional center of the eastern Adriatic coast and the second largest city in Croatia. At this point Brodosplit grows into the largest Croatian shipyard, today covering an area of 560 000 square meters. Brodosplit’s wider expansion within the demanding international market started in the second half of the past century. Brodosplit's production program is wide and varied. Basic and most important products of the company are, of course, ships: commercial, passenger, container, ships for the transport of liquid and bulk cargo, dredgers... and other special types of ships, mostly built for international clients.
It's a common practice in the town of Vis (on the island of Vis, Croatia) for fishermen to purposefully sink their boats to get the wood to swell, which prevents leaks. However, it is an uncommon practice to photograph this procedure. The locals were so baffled while I shot this that they gathered around to watch me. Then they recruited me to help them. Just ten minutes after snapping this image, I was sent to bring the boat to shore. This is an article of National Geographic about Croatia, photos by Peter McBride, text by Rachel Scheer.