Slovenia post issued a postage stamp featuring Tuna fishing boat – Tonera as a part of EUROMED postal stamps.
All the members of PUmed will be issuing stamps with the common theme as the boats of the Mediterranean.
The stamp features a wooden fishing boat, powered by oars, used to catch tuna.
Tuna fishing boat
Tuna fishing boats are large purse seiners, normally over 45 metres, equipped to handle large and heavy purse seines for tuna. They have the general arrangement, with the bridge and accommodation placed forward.
A crows nest or tuna tower is positioned at the top of the mast, outfitted with the control and manoeuvre devices. A very heavy boom which carries the power block is fitted at the mast. They often carry a helicopter to search for tuna schools.
On the deck are three drum purse seine winches and a power block, with other specific winches to handle the heavy boom and net. They are usually equipped with a skiff.
Postal Union of Mediterranean
PUMed was officially established on 15 March 2011 with its headquarters stationed in Malta.
PUMed currently includes 20 postal operators across the Mediterranean region, namely Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Monaco, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.
The creation of PUMed marks the Mediterranean region as a political, economic and social area.
Faced with an ever-changing postal industry, members within PUMed have come together so as to develop projects that will help each postal operator keep up with the challenges of the market.
Its goal is to support economic development in the Euro-Mediterranean region by promoting the role of post offices in the economy of the various countries and encouraging cooperation between the players involved in the postal sector.
Title: Tuna fishing boat stamps Slovenia
Date of Issue: 9 July 2015
Source: Slovenia Post
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