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image by Jorge Candeias
Diaz Irmão can be a name, but it's more likely that it means "Diaz and Brother," so this company's name
can probably be translated as "Diaz, Brother and Co." Diaz is a Spanish name, by the way.
The flag is blue over white with large countercharged initials "SCN" in the center.
Funny thing, these letters bear no resemblance to the company name.
Source: Chart of house flags circa 1950 at www.naufragiosdobrasil.com.br
Jorge Candeias, 5 June 2002
image by Joseph McMillan
Source: Josef Nuesse's website Reedereiflaggen: House Flags of Shipping Companies.
According to the DOCENAVE and
Vale do Rio Doce company websites,
DOCENAVE, or Navegação Vale do Rio Doce, S.A., was formed in 1962 and
is the shipping arm of the Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD), a huge, formerly
company (privatized in 1998) with mining, industrial, forest product, transport
and port operations interests in Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo,
Pará, and Maranhão states. CVRD itself was created in 1942 to
implement the Brazilian government's takeover, under a U.S.-UK-
Brazilian agreement, of American and British iron mining and railroad
interests in Minas Gerais as part of the Allied war effort. DOCENAVE
claims to be one of the 10 largest transoceanic shipping companies in
the world. Most of its operations are conducted through a Liberian-
flagged subsidiary, SeaMar. Including both foreign and domestic
services, DOCENAVE and its subsidiaries operate about 24 ocean-going
vessels (plus eight tugs), 10 of them under the Brazilian flag.
Routes connect Brazil to the U.S. east and west coasts, the
Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and the Far East,
carrying primarily ferrous and non-ferrous ores, oil, and grain.
Joseph McMillan, 26 March 2002
image by Jarig Bakker, 25 November 2005
Loughran (1979) shows for
DOCENAVE a horizontal bright blue-grey-bright blue flag; in the center the white
Jarig Bakker, 25 November 2005