Italy post issued a definitive stamp to mark 150th anniversary of the Corps of Harbour Coast Guard. The stamp issued is a part of thematic series, the Citizenship.
The stamp depicts two Coast Guard patrol boats, a modern and a classic, at the top, the logo for the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Corps of the Harbour Coast Guard.
150 is inscribed in a way resembling to the logo of Racing stripe of the Italian Coast Guard.
The Corps of Harbour Coast Guard
The Corps of Harbour is the coast guard of Italy and is part of the Italian Navy under the control of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport.
In Italy, it is commonly known as simply the Guardia costiera whose tasks and functions mainly concern civil use of the sea. The head office the Corps of Harbour is located in Rome.
The Guardia Costiera uses “The Stripe” on its vessels. This marking is in the national colors, with a narrow green band, a narrow white spacing, and a broad red band. Inside the red band is a white circle with a black anchor.
The Coast Guard comes under the authority of various government ministries, but primarily the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, which in 1994 took over handling most matters related to commercial and recreational navigation.
The main tasks of the Corps activities are:
– Search and rescue at sea (SAR) with the entire organization of co-ordination, control, detection and communications.
– Safety of navigation, with systematic investigative controls on the entire national mercantile, fishing and pleasure shipping.
– Protection of the marine environment, with functional dependence of the Ministry for the Environment.
– Control on maritime fishery, with functional dependence on the Ministry of Agriculture.
-Maritime police (namely technical-administrative maritime police), including the discipline of maritime navigation.
Title: 150th anniversary of the Corps of Harbour Coast Guard
Date of Issue: 20 July 2015
Denominations: € 0.80
Source: Italy post
Did you like this post, please share with your friends!!!