Last modified: 2011-05-28 by ian macdonald
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image by Eugene Ipavec, 14 April 2011
The Japanese shipping company Kyowa Kisen and its house flag boldly
proclaiming the name are represented at
jp~hf4a.html#kyowa, and as may be seen on this page, two subsidiaries
were given similar flags (at least the
drawings imply they exist in the cloth), one them being FSM Line of Pohnpei,
From the ‘About US / History’ section of kyowa-line.co.jp we learn that FSM Line Ltd was founded in 1994 by Kyowa cooperating with Kyowa’s own Micronesian service. Given Micronesia’s dependence on shipping, firms such as FSM play an important role.
The flag is strongly influenced by Kyowa – in fact, the only difference is the company name “FSM LINE” (in red on the central stripe of a horizontally divided flag blue-white-blue).
Jan Mertens, 8 April 2011