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This information was gleaned from this
site. The house flag is blue with a broad red cross throughout and
black initials B.V.U. in the centre of the cross. The similarity with the
flag is surely no coincidence and
Jan Mertens, 20 Feb 2006
B.V.U. at Elsfleth is a German inland shipping cooperative presented
here, and although the company website is inaccessible right now, the basis
for Ivan’s gif may still be seen here
(note the black initials).
Now what should turn up but a table flag with white initials in a rather beautiful script! This is one step nearer the real article.
Source: German eBay offer no. 190276749720 (end 4 Jan 2008) put up by “msluisel”.
Some further thinking led me to this page, showing BVU’s former own gravel extraction site at Stolzenau: Indeed, the second colour photo shows a life-size BVU flag with white initials waving on an impressive dredging craft.
We learn that the floating dredger was bought in 2004, but also that the next year, the extraction site was taken over by the WRM-Reese group which is not, I believe, active in shipping.
Jan Mertens, 2 Jan 2009