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‘Mijnster zand– en grinthandel bv’ (Mijnster Sand and Gravel
Trading Co.) is a firm established at Gorinchem and Zwijndrecht, river
towns not far from Rotterdam, Netherlands.
As explained on its website: Mijnster is not only involved in producing sand and gravel but also in construction, dredging, warehousing and the like, two recent examples being delivering a new kind of gravel mix to serve in railway foundations and strengthening dykes in Zeeland. These activities (see the photos on the site) call for a fleet of specialized vessels.
Details on this fleet are found under ‘vloot’: the names of the various vessels (suction dredgers, transport barges, pontoons, etc.) are clickable, leading to descriptions and photos some of which show the house flag e.g. ‘Taurus’ and ‘Zagri 3’.
Said house flag has a simple design: divided by an ascending diagonal
line into yellow (upper) and blue (lower) triangles, bearing a blue initial
‘M’ in the upper hoist and a small yellow four-pointed star in the lower
Jan Mertens, 12 Apr 2006
I just observed the real flag on board the "Devensteyn" with
a 5-pointed star on the Kostverlorenvaart in Amsterdam. The "flag" Jan
reported is the trademark of the firm, also depicted on the ship's funnel.
Jarig Bakker, 10 Jul 2006