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According to Flags of the World by EMC Barraclough and W Crampton (1981 ed) [bcr81] page 153, the flag of the Nigerian Ports Authority is green with a white disc in the centre
charged with a gold [heraldic] dolphin wearing a naval crown and a chain with
a gold hexagram around its neck.
Santiago Dotor, 13 April 2000
image sent by Martin Grieve, 14 April 2000
The website of the Nigerian
Ports Authority shows a coat of arms which appears to be used as the emblem
of the organisation.
Martin Grieve, 14 April 2000
The Nigerian Ports Authority was created in 1955 when it replaced Nigerian
Ports and Seaways that had been operated by the Marine Department of the
Nigerian Government. The vessels of the Marine Department that had flown the
Nigerian Blue Ensign now flew the Nigerian Ports Authority Blue Ensign
which was granted
29 August 1955. The badge in the fly was similar to the badge on the Nigerian
Blue Ensign but the circle was white instead of red, and the crown and word
NIGERIA in the centre of the star were replaced by the letters NPA in gold. Return of the warrant was requested
06 November 1961, but the ensign was
probably not used after October 1960.
David Prothero, 13 April 2000
image by Martin Grieve, 13 April 2000