South Korea issued a stamp to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Korean Coast Guard on 10th September 2013.
Created under the name of the National Maritime Police on 23 December 1953 under the authority of the Public Security Bureau of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Korean Coast Guard has been promoted in status to the Maritime Guard, and to the Korea Coast Guard.
They was formed with a crew of approximately 600 and with six patrol boats, the Korea Coast Guard has now grown into a giant organization currently boasting 10,000 elite crews, around 300 patrol boats and 23 air craft, in addition to 4 regional headquarters. 16 coastguard stations, a maintenance workshop, and the Korea Coast Guard Academy.
The Korea Coast Guard’s mission includes: preventing illegal fishing; confronting threats of maritime terrorism; ensuring a safe fishing environment for the fishermen near the West Sea NLL (Northern Limit Line), a politically and militarily sensitive zone; protecting fishery resources, conducting swift search and rescue activities in the sea; defending the maritime sovereignty over Dokdo, Ieodo and EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) and protecting the maritime environment to ensure a clean sea to be passed down to future generations.
On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, it is the hope of the Korea Coast Guard to provide an ever more forward reaching service. Therefore, in acknowledging their undisputed leap toward the future, a commemorative stamps is issued, featuring both the emblem of the Korea Coast Guard and the 3005, a 3,000 ton class large patrol boat.
Source Korea Post.
In 1999, the Coast Guard promoted the construction of a large all-weather patrol vessel to quickly respond to changes in various maritime conditions such as search and rescue missions, and a new patrol vessel annually (1 in 2000, 1 in 2001, 3 after 2002) to strengthen the security force. A drying plan was established. According to this construction plan, five third-generation 3,000-ton class patrol ships were built between 2002 and 2007, with improved working conditions for crew members, installation of helicopter hangars, and reinforcing naval facilities, etc.
The patrol boat in front is the 3005, behind her three other patrol boats of the Coast Guard
3005 Patrol boat large was built by Hanjin Heavy Industries, South Korea for the Korea Coast Guard.
Displacement 3,900 ton full load, dim. 110.0 x 15.4 x 4.9m. (draught)
Powered by two Pielstick 16PA 6B 280 STC diesel engines 8,800 hp., twin pitch propellers, Speed 21 knots.
Range 8,500 miles.
Armament of the class: 1 – 40 mm Novong or Breda cannons, 1 – 20mm Vulcan cannon
Completed 27 January 2004.
Commissioned 10 February 2004.
She is based at Ship 3005 ( Pacific 5 ) deployed to Incheon Maritime Police Station belonging to the Korea Coast Guard
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