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Finally, the Argentinean coast guard, the Preferura Naval, has a long h istory daring back to a captain-of-th e-port organization in the nineteenth century. Since th e Falklands War (1982) and the fall of a mili tary d ictatorship, the Argentinean coast guard has introduced a slas h symbol on its vessels, painted in national colors to readily identify its sh ips with the service. The slash/stripe as a mariti me identification symbol for coast g uards and related sea services around the wo rld is a part of maritime cultural history, much like fig ureheads, fu nnel colors, ho use flags, uniforms-all of which have been subjects of serious specialized study. Beyond the cultural managem ent strategies that can be addressed, the racing stripe as a logo or paint scheme underlies corporate and executive identi ty of the coast guards to the surrounding maritime community an d th e general public. 1,

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Argentinian coast guard (Prefetura Naval) vessel GC-24 PNA Doctor Manuel Mantilla.

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Sea History 139 - Summer 2012  

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