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Austria: River Police

Österreich: Schiffahrtspolizei

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River Police Pennant

Wimpel für die Durchführung schifffahrtspolizeilicher Aufgaben

The police pennant (Wimpel für die Durchführung schifffahrtspolizeilicher Aufgaben) has a design that is used by the river police forces vessels in several (probably all) other countries of the Danube system. Probably the basic form of the pennant is agreed upon in some mutual document, possibly through the Danube Commission. Minor differences are the result of sovereign legislation of each by the countries - but in all countries the police vessels carry a white triangular pennant with a blue voided horizontal lozenge.
The dimensions of the Austrian river police pennant are 36 x 80 cm, length of the (outer) edge of the lozenge is 20 cm, width of the lozenge is 4 cm and the length from the hoist to the lozenge is 13 cm. The lozenge reaches to the upper and lower edge of the flag.
Željko Heimer, 20 February 2001