Last modified: 2010-11-13 by ivan sache
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House flag of SETAF-SAGET - Image by Ivan Sache, 31 August 2003
SETAF-SAGET is a shipping company based in Suresnes, subsidiary of
the French group Bourbon Maritime.
The SETAF-SAGET company was founded in 1968 and fully incorporated into Bourbon Maritime in 1996. The company is specialized in dry bulk transportation (coal, fertilizers, cement, ore, wood, grains). It owns handy-max (more than 40,000 tons) bulk carriers tooled up with cranes and buckets.
Quoting the website of Groupe Bourbon:
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, 31 August 2003
The houseflag of SETAF-SAGET is quartered red-blue by a white cross.
Ivan Sache, 31 August 2003
Following the announcement by Bourbon in 2005 that a new identity encompassing all of its maritime activities had been adopted, I would image that the SETAF-SAGET flag is not longer used. However the ships still bear their old funnel markings and from recent photos I have discovered that the panel appearing thereon, which would logically be based on the flag, varies in two ways. Firstly the order of the colours is reversed which would make the hoist panels blue and the fly red and secondly there is a black outline of a squarish "S" overall extending to the edges at top and base but not at hoist and fly. This is not a design which would stand out a distance and could thus have been easily missed on recording which seems likely with a funnel sighting I hold. Depending on the original source of the flag I therefore wonder whether it could have been similar.
Neale Rosanoski, 31 October 2006