UPLS May 24, 2020

We recently wrote about the desperate condition of our icebreakers who were left and forgotten on the Novi Sad quay, because individuals in Serbia value personal profit more than the interest of the nation. That the situation is not like that only in Novi Sad is shown by the fact that abandoned vessels on all our rivers began to sink because they were left without any supervision, and the competent authorities DO NOT ABSOLUTELY DO ANYTHING to prevent or at least mitigate it.

That the problem is much bigger than it is thought, is shown by the fact that these same facilities do huge damage to the infrastructure of Serbia. A landslide on the quay wall, which was constructed and designed to defend the state from floods, undermining and destroying it, can cause incalculable damage and huge human casualties in the event of a flood.

The fact that the authorities are not taking any action and that they seem to be allowing the destruction of everything, is shown by the fact that NOT ONE sunken object (and there were as many as seven in a year) was removed, removed or at least properly secured and marked.

We do not want to be declared opportunists and manipulators undermining the system again, so in support of our rebellion against doing nothing and protecting irresponsible shipowners and phantom shipping companies, we add a series of photos taken in Belgrade, on Ada Huja, during this month. .

PHOTO: Vlado Sekerovic

 

The photo shows serious damage to the quay wall caused by the shipwreck.

 

Cracks on the quay wall, a consequence of the sinking of the abandoned ship Kikinda.

Steel ropes cracked and an inadequate mooring on the ruined shore.

 

Extremely dangerous collapse of the quay wall in Belgrade, a consequence of negligence and lack of maintenance.

 

 

Ada Huja in Belgrade, near the Pancevo bridge. The ship that sank at the official anchorage was neither removed nor adequately marked. It is not clear how the state cannot devise a strategy to address this problem, which potentially threatens the safety of people and ships.

Let us remind you, the ship "Salajka" last year, during the landing maneuver, hit a sunken unmarked barge and sank on that occasion.

The marking of this dangerous place was done only with a coastal sign that is not visible from the unloading plant at that place.

 

 

In serious countries, if the shipowner is unable or unwilling to remove his damaged vessel within the given time frame, the state takes over, and the collection is made by confiscating and selling the shipowner's property.

Neglecting infrastructure and negligence, protecting the interests of individuals and unprofessional performance of work of national importance would in regular circumstances be considered high treason, because ignorance or ignorance of the problems of those responsible should not absolve them of guilt and responsibility entrusted to them by the people.

UPLS Board of Directors