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Ivan (Ivo) height, the sixth is a professional seaman behind Magellan to circumnavigate the world.
Ivo Visin was born in Prcanj. Naval career began with 12 years as “cabin boy” on sailing ships.

When, in 1806 in Prcanj, born Ivo Visine, no one could have guessed that he would one day celebrate Kotor and Montenegro, a feat that few people in the past failed to achieve. As the tradition dictated, Ivo, in his native Boki, trained as a naval captain and, after finishing school, he became captain of the sailing ship Splendido. The ship was 30 meters long and carrying capacity 311 tons. About the size of this undertaking, which was at that time considered to be one of the greatest achievements of a seafarer, evidenced by the grand welcome of the famous captain in the Italian port of Trieste. Of the Austrian emperor this famous seafarer, upon his return in 1859 he received an honorary flag “Merito Navale”, the first seafarer who is under Austrian flag sailed around the world. This flag is now kept in the Church of Our Lady in Prcanj, grandiose church in whose environment is today a bust of Ivo Visine.

After his great adventure, Ivo Visine returns to his native Kotor, where he lived until his death on 17 August 1868.