March 3, 2016

Swiss Merchant Fleet.

A set of 4 stamp was released by Swiss Post to celebrate 75 years of the Swiss merchant fleet on 25th February 2016.

Swiss Merchant shipping was started in 1940.Swiss merchant ships are operated not by the Swiss Confederation, but by private shipowners. They remain under the protection of Switzerland, whose flag they fly. In return, the government is entitled to commandeer the ships at times of crisis or emergency to ensure the country’s economic needs are met.

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