Porto Montenegro is a destination like no other – a waterfront sanctuary steeped in maritime heritage and lasting charm. Established as a naval base in the 19th Century, our shores were the place where ships and submarines were repaired and ceremoniously relaunched. Over the years, it has evolved into a shimmering marina resort decorated with luxury residences and vibrant activity. From shipyard to playground, no matter its role, its legacy as a prestigious place to work has stood the test of time.
Marko Krivokapic’s family have been working on the Porto Montenegro grounds for generations. The first member of the Krivokapic family – Marko’s grandfather – started work here in 1962, followed by Marko’s uncle in 1980, then his father a year later.
Marko joined the Porto Montenegro team as a summer intern whilst he was still a student in 2012. Now a technician responsible for the surveillance system throughout our village at the water’s edge, Marko is carrying on the Krivokapic tradition with pride.
What is your full name and where are you from?
My name is Marko Krivokapic, I am from Tivat.
How long have you been working in Porto Montenegro?
My job in Porto Montenegro started from the day I was a student. My first job was seasonal after which I started working all year round. This is the 9th year of my work in the port. In the early years, I learned a lot from my older colleagues. People working in maintenance have many years of experience in the work of repairing warships, at home and abroad. They selflessly passed on that experience to us younger ones, so that we can learn some skills that can rarely be learned today.
What members of your family used to work on these grounds before? Their names? Roles? The period when they worked?
Several generations of Krivokapic’ family worked at “Arsenal”. A former military nautical base on the site of which Porto Montenegro was built. My grandfather and my uncle worked in an explosives plant. My grandfather started in 1962 and my uncle started in 1980. My dad was working on engine parts of the ships and started his 1981. His work engagement included working in Libya as an “Arsenal” worker, and as a guy that is responsible for engine functioning, he participated in the overhaul of warships and war submarines in the military base in Tripoli. My dad and uncle left the “Arsenal” in 2007 when it was officially closed just to return to the same place several years later under slightly different circumstances. This time their job was not in a military base but on the contrary, a tourist resort called Porto Montenegro. My father is the supervisor for the team that is responsible for the 27 pools in the village including the largest PMYC pool. Since my father worked on overhaul projects for military ships and war submarines, this job was unusual for him at first, but he managed to adapt very quickly. My uncle also worked on pool maintenance.