Wednesday, July 21, 2010

MONACO - 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARITIME POLICE


Monaco Post issued a new stamp to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Maritime Police on 1st July 2010.

The Maritime and Airport Police Division (D.P.M.A.- Division de Police Maritime et Aéroportuaire) was created by Sovereign Order of 16 August 1960, which transferred to the Director of the Monaco Police Department the maritime police powers that were, until then, vested in the Director of the Ports and Marine Service. The D.P.M.A. today has about forty civil servants. The stamp illustrates the vessels successively assigned to the Division: the launch “Grace Patricia”, in service from 1961 to 1970, and the current launch “Vigilante” of 18 metres in length.
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