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Fairplay Tugs (Shipping Company, Germany)

Fairplay Schleppdampfschiffs-Reederei GmbH

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[Fairplay Tugs (Shipping Company, Germany)]
by Jorge Candeias

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White with a centred device consisting of a large red four-pointed star charged with a smaller blue 4-pointed star, rotated 45 relative to the larger one.

Jorge Candeias, 20 February 1999

This is interestingly similar to the houseflags of Borchard Lines Ltd. and Lucy Borchard Shipping Ltd.. Any idea of the reason for such similarity? Were these three once the same company?

António Martins, 18 September 2001


[Hapag-Lloyd (Germany)]
by Jorge Candeias

White with blue and red vertical bands at the hoist and the logo (reminding two arrows) horizontally centered and vertically shifted to the bottom. This looks very unbalanced to me. The GIF is based on the photograph Dov Gutterman found, which had a furled upper fly. Perhaps there is something in that area?

Jorge Candeias, 10 February 1999

Your assumption is correct, the flag does not look exactly right. Check out their logo [and flag] in their website.

M. Moldenhauer, 10 February 2000

John T. Essberger

[John T. Essberger (Germany)]
by Jorge Candeias

A blue "E" on a white field.

Jorge Candeias, 7 March 1999

Mentz, Decker & Co. (Hamburg 1910)

[Mentz, Decker & Co. (Germany)]
by Ivan Sache

Midgard AG & Co. KG

[Midgard AG & Co. KG (Germany)]
by Jorge Candeias

Divided per saltire, white on top and bottom and blue at hoist and fly, with a white oval in the centre, bordered blue and charged with a blue snake (with a huge head, and an even bigger eye, in relative terms).

Jorge Candeias, 14 March 1999

This may be a canting flag: wasn't there a Midgard snake, serpent or dragon in Norse mithology?

António Martins, 18 September 2001

According to Encyclopaedia Universalis, Midgard snake (Midhgardhsormr) keeps the world in place by clasping it into its rings. When the snake relaxes, a generalized flood shall occur and the world shall disappear during the so-called Ragnarok —Fate-of-the-Powers, very often mispelled Ragnarokr, Twilight-of-the-Powers— Midgard snake is compared to Yggdrasill, the ash tree which supports the world with its branches. When Yggdrasill collapses, the world shall disappear.

Ivan Sache, 19 September 2001