Title : Postage Stamp in Commermoration of Nation MARITIME Day
Stamp Serial#
1086 
KPC#
C-772 
MICHEL#
1111 
StanGib#
1312 
Scott#
1118 
Date of Issue
03/13/1978 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Korea Shippping Industry Expanding in the World Market 
Designer
Ahn, Seung Kyung 
Image Area
33mmí┐23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing and Mint Agency of the Republic of Korea 
Description
Promotion of maritime transportation, along with an increase in exports, is a short cut to the strengthening of the nation's wealth and power, particularly for the Republic of Korea, seabound along three sides, where natural resources are comparatively scarce.

There were times in our national history when the people of Korea wielded a dominant power over the seas surrounding Korea owing to such great men as Chang Bo-Go of the Silla Dynasty and Admiral Yi of the Yi Dynasty. Under the inflence of Confucian thought and culture from the chinese continent, however, our people failed to think much of the importance of maritime industry as a whole.

In the firm belief that one who rules the sea rules the world, we have extended ourselves painstakingly for the promotion of maritime transportation since the early 1970's. As a result, we became one of the semi-advanced shipping countries of the world by the end of 1977, boasting 3,500,000 tons in gross tonnage of vessels and earning as much as $600 million from maritime transportation.

In commemoration of the Second National Maritime Day, March 13, the memorable day on which Korea Maritime and Port Administration was founded, the Ministry of Communication is issuing this postage stamp to show off the advancing posture of the marine transportation of Korea to the entire world and to encourage those engaged in the maritime transport industry, who are this moment cruising the world oceans, gallantly cutting through rough waters. It is also hoped that our shipping industry will acieve the target amount of 6 millon tons in gross tonnage, and earn $1,500 millon by 1980.