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Rheintank (German Shipping Company)

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[Rheintank houseflag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 17 May 2006 See also:


Company website: Rheintank has been a petroleum and oil supplier to inland navigation for more than fifty years now (another source gives 1951 as the foundation year).   Also offered are drinking-water, paint, and other materials for bargepeople.
The company is not only active in the Rhine area but on the River Main and in the former GDR as well.

As the one boat shown on the website does not fly the house flag, the site’s flagoid will be pressed into service.  Not counting the black holding lines, it is horizontally striped WRW with the word ‘RHEINTANK’ in white letters on the red stripe.
Jan Mertens, 17 May 2006

Rheintank (black letters)

[Rheintank black] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 Aug 2007

On 17 May 2006 I sent a message concerning this Duisburg supplier of oil to inland navigation and joined a flagoid (ship visible on website but no flag) which was giffed by Eugene and sent the same day.
Horizontally divided white-red-white, ‘RHEINTANK’ in white letters on the red stripe.
Well… a Rheintank flag (along with Rhenus) is shown on this page, photo is clickable: showing not white, but *black* letters.  Photo copyright by “AnSaGa”, taken
– it is said - on the left bank of the Rhine, near the railway port, where Jaegers is situated.
Leaving me wondering why Rheintank’s site prefers white letters… or why black letters are thought to show up better?
Jan Mertens, 6 Jun 2007

Rheintank Pennant

[Rheintank pennant] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 Dec 2010

The pennant variant confirms the black lettering.
Source: German eBay offer no. 170578551020 (end 19 Dec 2010)
Jan Mertens, 6 Jun 2007