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Union des Remorqueurs de Dakar

[Union des Remorqueurs de Dakar] image by Ivan Sache

L'Union des Remorqueurs de Dakar (Union of Dakar tugs) is a Senegalese company, subsidiary of the French group Bourbon Maritime. The houseflag of URD is diagonally divided blue-white (per bend sinister) with the red letters URD placed diagonally (per bend).

Quoting the website of Groupe Bourbon: (located by Jan Mertens

"Founded in 1948 from the merger of several family-owned corporations seeking to rebuild the Reunion island sugar industry in the aftermath of the war, Groupe Bourbon soon became the island's leading sugar group and then a world name. The successive additions of retailing, food-processing and subsequently marine services has developed the group into a structure of international standing. 2001 was the year of a major strategic policy decision when Groupe Bourbon focused its development on two main trades: retailing and marine services. With its payroll of 7,644 employees, the business extends from the Indian Ocean to Europe and from South-East Asia to West Africa and across to Brazil.

Bourbon Maritime develops its business in offshore oilfields, in towage and assistance services and in dry bulk transport. A modern, specialized fleet of over 200 vessels offers clients customized service organized by some 2000 experienced staff-members according to three corporate mottos : efficiency, quality and safety."

Ivan Sache, 30 August 2003