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Houseflags of Norwegian maritime companies (B)

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Bertrand Jacobsen

[Bertrand Jacobsen]
image by Ivan Sache
Source: Lloyd's book of house flags and funnels of the principal steamship lines of the world and the house flags of various lines of sailing vessel [1] at Mystic Seaport Foundation #2021

The flag is white with BJ (blue) in the middle.
Ivan Sache, 27, December 2003


Bjorklids Ferjerederi

[Bjorklids Ferjerederi]
image by Jarig Bakker, 8 January 2006
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [4]

Tromso - red flag, blue diamond bordered white, white "B".
Jarig Bakker, 8 January 2006


BOC

[BOC]
image by Ivan Sache, 17 December 2013

Josef Nuesse's "Ships and Flags" website shows the house flag of BOC, a Lysaker-based company, as a blue swallow-tailed flag charged with a white goat's head.
Source: http://www.flagpole.de/reedereiflaggen/europa/nordeuropa/
Ivan Sache, 17 December 2013


Bona Shipholding

[Bona Shipbuilding]
image by Jorge Candeias


Borges Rederi A/S

[BOC]
image by Ivan Sache, 18 December 2013

Josef Nuesse's "Ships and Flags" website shows the house flag of Borges Rederi A/S, a Tønsberg-based company, as green with a white 'B".
Source: http://www.flagpole.de/reedereiflaggen/europa/nordeuropa/
Ivan Sache, 18 December 2013

Though Hans Borge apparently was active in shipping earlier, he founded Borges Rederi A/S in December 1936.
The company sold the last of its own ships in 1968, but for a while it continued managing the ships the company bought together with Skips-A/S Karlander, where the hyphen is missing from the name.
I'm not sure about the green. It doesn't look quite the same as the flag at Josef Nuesse's website. Maybe we should simply use standard green?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 18 January 2014


Borgestad-Reim Shipping A/S

[Borgestad-Reim Shipping A/S flag]
image by Jarig Bakker, 11 October 2005
Source: Brown’s Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, 1995 [4]

Porsgrunn - swallowtail, Spanish-style white and green.
Jarig Bakker, 11 October 2005


Brødrene Klovning [Klovning Brothers]

[Brødrene Klovning]
image by Ivan Sache, 17 December 2013

Brødrene Klovning [Klovning Brothers] was established in 1970 by the two brothers, Odd and Svein Klovning. Svein Klovning passed away in 1982. Thereafter Odd Klovning owned and managed the company up to his death in 1993. In July 1993, Brødrene Klovning was transformed into a joint stock company, Brødrene Klovnings Rederi AS of which the Klovning family kept 50% of the company and the balance by local shipping companies.
The company started its activity in 1970 by ownership and management of dry cargo vessels. In 1975 the company built and managed the first supply vessel. The company has been involved both in dry cargo and offshore activities since 1975. From 1996 Brødrene Klovnings Rederi AS managed the chemical tanker "Trans Borg." From 1998 we managed the product tankers "Norsk Drott" and "Norsk Viking". Brødrene Klovning Shipping AS was established in 1997 as a management company and is a 100% owned daughter company of Brødrene Klovnings Rederi AS.
Brødrene Klovning Shipping AS operates today four small chemical tankers in special market segments with long-term contracts to first class charterers Nordic Tankers A/S, Denmark. The first of four sister vessels was received from Volharding Shipyards Newbuilding, Harlingen, The Netherlands, in 2006. The three last were received in 2007 and 2008.
Source: http://klovning.no/ - Corporate website
Josef Nuesse's "Ships and Flags" website shows the house flag of Brødrene Klovning, a Haugesund-based company, as a red sallow-tailed flag charged with a white "K".
Source: http://www.flagpole.de/reedereiflaggen/europa/nordeuropa/
Ivan Sache, 17 December 2013


Bruusgaard Kiosteruds Dampsk.

[Bruusgaard Kiosteruds Dampsk. flag]
image by Jarig Bakker
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies [9]

Drammen white flag, blue cross bordered white and red; in all corners black "BK&Co."
Jarig Bakker,15 February 2005


Bugge & Olsen AS

Current flag
[Bugge and Olsen AS]
image by Ivan Sache
Source: http://www.buggeolsen.no/

The company was founded in 1894 in Larvik by Niels Magnus Bugge and O.P. Olsen. The flag is horizontally divided blue-white-blue (1:3:1) with the blue letters B&O on the white stripe.
Ivan Sache, 1 December 2003

Original flag
[Bugge & Olsen]
image by Jarig Bakker
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies [9]

The original flag as shown by Lloyds 1912 [1] and Brown 1926 [wed26] was red with the white letters "B&O".
Neale Rosanoski 26 August 2004

Red flag, white "B&O".
Jarig Bakker, 24 December 2004


Bukser & Bjergning A/S
Buksér og Berging AS

[Bukser & Bjergning]
image by Jarig Bakker, 5 September 2005
Source: Brown’s Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, 1995 [4]

Hövik - per hoist-diagonal white over red; in bottom hoist and top fly blue "B".
Jarig Bakker, 5 September 2005

It seems the company now spells its name "Buksér og Berging AS" ("Bjergning" is an old spelling of the word meaning "salvage".) More about the company, with the house flag in the website banner.
Jan Oskar Engene, 6 September 2005

Bukser (Buksér), now usually means "towing" -- "Towing and Salvage Ltd".
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 7 September 2005


company website version
[Bukser & Bjergning]
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 November 2007
Source: http://www.bube.no/

Flag image taken from the company website. Here, the partition is per ascending diagonal and the B’s are placed differently, in fact the lower one encroaches on the white triangle but I cannot see whether it is pushing itself in front of the upper initial as well.

Company head office at Oslo, part of the Neptun Group. The Norwegian house flag site gives the version shown in Brown [4], above.

In fact, I have not found any photo of the "new flag" whereas the "old" one is easily found painted on funnels. So for the moment, this one is a flagoid.
Jan Mertens, 6 January 2007


Regarding the company website flag image, one of their tugs is showing the "BB" connected logo on its funnel/superstructure [modern tugs have little in the way of a funnel now and the main logo of Jarig's flag is placed on the white superstructure outlined black instead of being placed as an on outlined panel on a black funnel]. This funnel, or a version of it appears on the Norwegian site referred to by Jan and that shows the website flag, albeit with orange instead of red, so perhaps they are [slowly] in the process of changing their image. I have a tug photo dated August 2005 in which the original flag is flying.
Neale Rosanoski, 3 June 2007


A/S Bukserbåter

[A/S Bukserbater]
image by Jarig Bakker, 4 February 2006
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [4]

Narvik - blue flag, white diamond, red "B".
Jarig Bakker, 4 February 2006


Bulk Handling A/S (L. Gill-Johannesen A/S)

[Bulk Handling]
image by Jarig Bakker, 27 December 2005
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [4]

Oslo - White-Blue-White swallowtail, in center blue disk.
Jarig Bakker, 27 December 2005


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