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Postby aukepalmhof » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:20 pm

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This stamp issued by Grenada in 1981 depict a shrimp trawler which is not identified and I have not more details on her. You can identify the type on her two long towing or outrigger booms and a backboom, I have seen many of this type in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. On the stamp the booms are up and she is not fishing but underway to or from port to the fishing grounds.

Wikipedia has a little more on the type:
Outrigger trawlers use outriggers, or booms, to tow the trawl. These outriggers are usually fastened to, or at the foot of the mast and extend out over the sides of the vessel during fishing operations. Each side can deploy a twin trawl or a single otter trawl. Outrigger trawlers may have the superstructure forward or aft. Warp winches with capstans are installed on the deck to haul the catch.
Outrigger trawlers with a forward superstructure (as the stamp shows) and aft working deck are widely used to target shrimp. The towing winch is usually located to the rear of the superstructure so warps from the drums feed to bollards on the cap rail, and then to towing blocks on the outriggers

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Grenada 1981 40c sg1116. Scott?
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Postby aukepalmhof » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:31 pm

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The FAO web-site gives for the “World Food Day”
On October 16, 1945, 42 countries met in Quebec, Canada, to create the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO). Its objective was to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition, and to effectively manage the global food system.
FAO celebrates World Food Day every year on October 16, commemorating the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in more than 150 countries around the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the calendar from the ONU. These events promote awareness and action around the world in favor of those who suffer from hunger and to remember the need to guarantee food security and nutritious diets for all.

Mexico issued in 2014 two stamps for the “World Food Day” of which the $7.00 stamp shows us a shrimp trawler.

I have not any info on the trawler, more info on this type is given above.

Mexico 2014 $7.00 sg?, scott?
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