Last modified: 2008-09-06 by ivan sache
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Duwvaart, by J.G. Jansen & W. van Heck, presents
Rederij Ringoot of Brasschaat, a municipality to the north-east of Antwerp. Ringoot is specialized in transporting mineral oils with its own barges representing at the time of writing (1988) about 60% of this kind of traffic
Till 1986 the company was only active in inland shipping, then it acquired a sea-going vessel and stopped inland shipping beginning 1987 for the time being.
The triangular house flag, rendered in black and white is white with a small blue border (except at the hoist) and bears the company initials R.R. in red.Jan Mertens, 25 February 2006
House flag of Ringoot en Zoon, unconfirmed - Image by Ivan Sache, 3 March 2006
Ringoot is now called Rederij Ringoot en Zoon N.V. and based in Schoten, situated between Antwerp and Brasschaat.
As a gold jubilee was celebrated in 2001 this means the firm must have been founded in 1951. Newly acquired tankers are double-hulled: a picture shows one built in St. Petersburg, Russia, and outfitted in Hardinxveld, Netherlands.
The triangular flag or pennant, as shown graphically on the Company webpage still has the red initials (no more dots) but these are now on the middle, white stripe which is put between a yellow stripe (upper) and a blue one (lower).A photgraph made by Ren&ecut; Keuvelaar, 4 March 2006, on board the shows the flag with the yellow and blue stripe not diminishing but rather following the flag's edge nd maybe meeting at the tip. Jan Mertens, 9 July 2006