Thursday, May 7, 2015

Germany 2015 - 150 Years of The German Maritime Search and Rescue Service

ISSUE DATE:7 May 2015
STAMP DESIGN:Andreas Ahrens
Foto „Seenotkreuzer WILHELM KAISEN”: YPS Collektion, Peter Neumann, Hamburg
Foto „Stürmische See” Dipl.Fotodesigner Thomas Steuer, Essen
STAMP SIZE:34.89 x 34.89 mm
PRINTER:Bagel Security-Print GmbH & Co.KG, Mönchengladbach 
PAPER:Coated, white and fluorescent postage stamp paper DP II
PRINTING PROCESS:Multi-color offset printing
SHEET SIZE:209 mm x 104 mm

The German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (German: Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger - DGzRS) is responsible for Search and Rescue in German territorial waters in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, including the Exclusive Economic Zone. 
The DGzRS operates 61 vessels on 54 stations in the North Sea and Baltic. 20 of which are seagoing cruisers between 20 m and 46 m of length and 41 vessels are classified as inshore lifeboats. 
A feature of the cruisers is that all but the 20-m class carry a fully equipped small lifeboat on deck which can quickly be released through a gate in the aft for conducting operations in shallow waters. This principle was developed by DGzRS in the 1950s. The 20-m class uses a rigid-hulled inflatable boat instead.

More than 80,000 people has already been rescued from dangerous situations since its creation in 1865 the DGzRS. They operate thanks to donations. Visit their website. You never know when YOU might need them to be ready.

150 Jahre Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger

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Stamp images thanks to Deutsche Post

Deutsche Post