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Basler Rheinschiffahrt, Switzerland

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[Befrag AG] image located by Jan Mertens, 13 April 2006
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About the Flag

The full name is Befrag AG. As explained on this Swiss firm’s website: the name recalls the word ‘BEFRAchtunG’ (freighting).

Now located in Birsfelden near Basel (Basle) on the Rhine, Befrag was founded at Basle by M. Ludwig, general manager and major shareholder, in 1997. Although primarily a freighting agency for inland navigation (more specifically tankers), the company is also active in personnel management, brokerage, etc.

The house flag is green with a white descending diagonal (drawn, perhaps unintentionally, in an ‘asymmetrical’ position) containing the name ‘BEFRAG’ in red letters – shadowed, I see; in the lower hoist is a white-bordered red square with a large couped white cross recalling Switzerland.

This flag is used on vessels, the best example on the site being the ‘Brienzersee’ in the ‘Tankschiffe’ (tankers) section: clickable photo. As Befrag cooperates with Plouvier of Belgium, the presence of an Intertrans (Plouvier-owned Swiss firm) house flag on the same vessel should cause no surprise.
Jan Mertens, 13 April 2006

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Jan Mertens, 16 September 2006