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Nielsen Chartering A/S

[Flag of Nielsen Chartering A/S] image by Jarig Bakker, 29 November 2005

Nielsen Chartering A/S, Svendborg - white flag bordered blue; in bottom two wavy stripes; a lot of rectangles, all blue.
Source: Loughran (1995)
Jarig Bakker
, 29 November 2005

I found that Neale Rosanoski indicates in his album 3 waves for Nielsen's house flag with the following note: "Brown shows the design as taking most of the flag field and funnel band and shows only two wavy lines in base. (Brown 1995 No. 676 notes). History: ?-1985-1992-?" Josef Nusse show on its website a flag with 3 waves like Nielsen Chartering. Echoship would be the continuation of Nielsen Chartering.
 Dominique Cureau, 1 March 2009

Nordana Line

[Possible Flag of Nordana Line] image by Jorge Candeias, 4 December 2005

Quoting from the 'Profile' section of the Nordana website:
"The name Nordana Line is taken from its NORwegian and DANish background. The service started in 1957 as a joint venture between Norwegian Fearnley & Eger and Danish DFDS. Later on F & E decided to withdraw and the service continued under Danish management, but the name remains as strong as ever. Initially the service was based on carryings from Mediterranean to Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, and the vessels returned to Mediterranean via USA/Scandinavia. With the upswing of oil and gas exploration in North Africa, a direct service from USA to Mediterranean was implemented in 1961, and the calls at Scandinavian ports were suspended. In 1969 four conventional sister vessels with 85 tons heavy-lift capacity were introduced in the service to accommodate the increasing demand for larger and heavier pieces of cargo to North Africa. (...) Nordana Line has since expanded the geographic scope, improved the frequencies and widened its services to become one of the premier Multipurpose RoRo liner carriers. Today Nordana Line is recognized as a specialty carrier..."

Head office in Rungsted Kyst, Denmark. The Nordana website shows a tiny flag on a dark blue background - perhaps the swallowtail is really placed on a blue field?
Jan Mertens, 3 December 2005

Jan could be right: the corporate newsletter of Dannebrog Lines: shows the logos of both Dannebrog and Weco lines (both parts of Nordana). The Dannebrog logo is a swallowtailed Dannebrog on a blue rectangle, and the Weco logo is a rectangular Dannebrog on a blue rectangle. I guess a Danish company called Dannebrog had to use some adaptation of the national flag as their logo.
Dean McGee, 3 December 2005

At Nordana website is a promo, in three languages,, and as often happens in promos, one of the first shots is of the flag. Indeed, it is a split-flag Dannebrog on a blue field. Not much later is a shot of a beige(?) funnel, with a narrow blue top and a wide blue band with the same split-flag on it, in relief.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 19 May 2010

Orion Rederierne A/S (Copenhagen)

[Flag of Orion Rederierne A/S] image by Ivan Sache, based on Joseph Nüsse website

White flag with a big red O in the middle and a blue vertical stripe placed along the hoist, charged with a representation of the constellation of Orion in white. Orion was a giant hunter who offended the goddess Artemis. As a punishment, she killed him and changed him into a constellation. The three stars placed in diagonal in the middle of the constellation are known as Orion's Belt.
Ivan Sache, 16 November 2002

Othello Shipping Co.

[Flag of Othello Shipping Co.] image by Eugene Ipavec, 29 May 2009

Othello Shipping Co. is a Danish shipping company established at Copenhagen, specialized in the transportation of LPG and chemical gases, and part of the Ultragas group (Chile). Website (in English):

Othello’s tanker fleet counts seventeen ships: eleven of them are operated by Rotterdam based Unigas, three by Unigas Kosan (Hong Kong), and three by Maersk.  Crewing and maintenance on the other hand are taken care of by Bernhard Schulte (Cyprus) and Star Management (Japan). The ‘Fleet’ page (upper menu) presents the various ships most of which are
registered in the Isle of Man or Singapore:

The house flag is divided quarterly white (top, bottom) and red (hoist, fly) and a double black ring in the centre representing the initial ‘O’. The point where the four triangles meet remains hidden.
Jan Mertens, 27 May 2009

Otto Danielsen Rederiet

[Flag of Rederiet Otto Danielsen] image by Ivan Sache, 27 November 2003

The company was founded in Virum by Otto Danielsen in 1944. It operates 10-12 dry cargo ships. The flag is green with the white letters OD. Company website:

Ivan Sache, 27 November 2003

Continued as Danish Shipping Companies (P, Q)