It is a day of mourning for Dubrovnik. Today, the 28th of April, has been declared an official Day of Mourning in Dubrovnik to remember the citizens who lost their lives in the boat accident that occurred on Tuesday the 25th of April.
The State Commissioner, Nada Medovic, issued a decision to recognise this day and flags throughout the region will be at half-mast, and all entertainment programs and concerts have been cancelled. Television and radio stations have been instructed to adjust their programs to mark the Day of Mourning.
The terrible accident occurred when a fast response boat from the Dubrovnik Harbour Master struck a smaller speedboat in the Sipan Channel. There were nine people in the speedboat, all returning from the island of Sipan, six passengers lost their lives, two were injured and one is still missing. The group of nine people in the rubber speedboat were the management and staff of the restaurant Bowa on the island of Sipan who had travelled to the island to prepare for the upcoming season.