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L. Figueiredo Navegação S.A.

House Flag of L. Figueiredo (Brazil) image by Joseph McMillan

Source: Josef Nuesse's website Reedereiflaggen: House Flags of Shipping Companies.

L. Figueiredo Navegação S.A. changed its name in 1976 to Frota Amazônica S.A.
Neale Rosanoski, 22 December 2002


Finarge Navegação do Brasil Ltda.

House Flag of L. Figueiredo (Brazil) image located by Jan Mertens, 13 March 2011

A Brazilian member of the Rimorchiatori Riuniti Group is Finarge Navegação do Brasil Ltda at Rio de Janeiro. Is is stated that this company, founded in 2005, “will manage the newbuilding vessels built in Brazil under Brazilian flag in order to match the new contract requirements requested in that country” (slightly edited quote from http://www.rimorchiatori.it/index.php). One supply vessel is operated at present.

A variant of Finarge’s truncated pennant is shown, incorporating the national colours yellow (lower hoist) and green (upper fly) and the proper initials “FB” in black (upper hoist). No photo found but the flag is painted on the ship’s superstructure.

House Flag of L. Figueiredo (Brazil) image located by Jan Mertens, 13 March 2011

The role of Finarge Apoio Maritima Ltda, founded in 2008, is different: “the company will support Finarge Srl and Finarge Navegação do Brazil both for the local crew and for all services that our vessels need in Brazil.”

In this case Finarge’s pennant is varied differently, as apart from the initials “FA” the Brazilian colours are put into the fly: green (top) and yellow (bottom).
Jan Mertens, 13 March 2011


FLUMAR - Transportes Fluviales e Maritimos

House Flag of FLUMAR - Transportes Fluviales e Maritimos (Brazil) image by Jarig Bakker, 20 February 2006

Transportes Fluviales e Maritimos (FLUMAR), Rio de Janeiro - Spanish-style white-red-white flag; in center the firm's logo.
Source: Loughran (1979)
Jarig Bakker, 20 February 2006


FRONAPE (Rio de Janeiro)

Frota Nacional de Petroleiros

House Flag of FRONAPE (PETROBRAS) (Brazil) image by Joseph McMillan

Source: Josef Nuesse's website Reedereiflaggen: House Flags of Shipping Companies.

The shipping subsidiary of the giant national oil company PETROBRAS.  Nuesse's site shows the green as a gray-green, but I believe based on seeing Petrobras stations in Brazil that it is really the same as in the national flag.
Joseph McMillan, 16 June 2001

House Flag of CONAN - Companhia de Navegação do Norte (Brazil) image by Jarig Bakker, 20 February 2006

Loughran (1979) shows this flag with a green hexagon in the fly.
Jarig Bakker, 20 February 2006

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Former Flag

Former Flag of FRONAPE (PETROBRAS) (Brazil) image by Joseph McMillan

Source: Stewart and Styring, Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours (1963).


Frota Amazônica S.A.

House Flag of Frota Amazônica (Brazil) image by Joseph McMillan

Source: Josef Nuesse's website Reedereiflaggen: House Flags of Shipping Companies.

Two related companies are Frota Amazônica S.A. and Frota Oceánica Brasileira.  Both fly flags divided vertically, with a large letter F mirroring itself in different colors.  That for Amazônica has a green and yellow field with the Fs in white and blue.  The Nuesse site shows the Amazônica flag with a muddy greenish-grayish-blue hoist half.  A check of the company website confirms that it should be green.
Joseph McMillan, 15 June 2001

House Flag of Frota Amazônica (Brazil) image by Jarig Bakker, 14 October 2005

Frota Amazonica S.A. became Frota Oceânica e Amazônica (FOASA) in1996 and incorporated the fleet previously shown under Frota Oceânica Brasileira S.A. Brown's Flags and Funnels 1982 and 1995 show the fly "F" as green rather than blue which may indicate original colours.
Neale Rosanoski, 22 December 2002


Frota Oceânica Brasileira (Rio de Janeiro)

House Flag of Frota Oceânica Brasileira (Brazil) image by Joseph McMillan

Source: Josef Nuesse's website Reedereiflaggen: House Flags of Shipping Companies.

Two related companies are Frota Amazônica S.A. and Frota Oceânica Brasileira.  Both fly flags divided vertically, with a large letter F mirroring itself in different colors.  That for Oceânica has a blue and white field with the Fs in white and red.
Joseph McMillan, 15 June 2001

Their fleet became absorbed into Frota Oceânica e Amazônica in the 1990s. The flag in the picture above, by my calculations, is actually shown back to front even though that is the way both Brown 1995 and Josef Nuesse display it. The company website image of the flags clearly shows that the white is in the hoist and if you study Josef's flag, although the hoist area does not stand out, the width from the red "F" to the side is greater than that of the white "F" to the side indicating to me that the white includes the hoist area.
Neale Rosanoski, 22 December 2002

House Flag of Frota Oceânica Brasileira (Brazil) image by Anita, 12 November 2007

I noticed the comment about the blue as the hoist [as opposed white in Josef Nuesse page]. Here is a picture of the logo I have on a piece of china. Does the order of the color help date the flag?
Anita, 12 November 2007