Another project for the construction of boat moorings for local population has been successfully implemented, this time in the southern part of the Adriatic sea. It is known that on the entire adriatic coast there is chronic lack of organized berths for small fishing boats and so far not even one county port can confirm that it has fully met the needs of local population. Following the finished projects of county port authorities in Pula, Rabac, Kraljevica, Zadar, Šibenik, Vela Luka and Dubrovnik. County Port Authority of Korcula managed to realize the project of a pontoon communal port for mooring smaller vessels.
New port – Porto Uš, is located southeast of the town of Korčula, and in the protected part of the water area next to the pontoon piers, were about 90 boats up to 12 meters long will find their safe berth. On the outside of the breakwater during the summer season, it will be possible to moor larger vessels in transit, or on a temporary berth. In any case, the locals got another high-quality port for mooring their boats, and any additional berth for boaters during the summer season was more than welcome, as the nearby marinas in Korcula and Lumbarda cannot meet the needs of guests for daily mooring.
The new port consists of a floating breakwater 100 meters long, located vertically to the northeast coast of the port, and two floating piers 60 meters long each, placed in a protected area vertically to the breakwater pier. Access to the breakwater is provided via a bridge from the shore, and the piers are accessed by bridges from the breakwater. The piers are anchored as standard with a system of chains and anchor blocks, and for all moored vessels, a standard four-berth system with two anchor lines for each vessel has been constructed.
Since the port itself is naturally relatively well protected, standard breakwaters type M3820BR were used to form breakwaters, and standard Marinetek Heavy Duty pontoons M2715HD, 2.7 m wide, were built for the inner piers. The total investment is 3.9 million kuna, of which the Ministry of the Sea has provided about 3.5 million kuna. The entire project was completed in a record time of three months, to the satisfaction of investors and especially the local population.
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