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Amber Bay Shipping Ltd.

image by Ivan Sache, 13 September 2003

The flag of Amber Bay Shipping Ltd. can be seen at <>.
Jan Mertens, 23 August 2003

The house flag of the Lithuanian shipping company "Amber Bay Shipping Ltd.", based in Klaipeda, is shown on the company website, as reported by Jan Mertens
The flag is divided per saltire, the upper and lower triangles being green and the two lateral triangles being white. A yellow disc charged with a black V letter is placed in the middle of the flag.
Klaipeda (formerly known as Memel) is the third biggest city in Lithuania (c. 200,000 inhabitants) after Vilnius and Kaunas. It is located on the Baltic Sea, on the opening of the Kurski Bay (Kurskij zaliv). The Bay is nearly completely separated from the Baltic Sea by a thin stripe of land (Kurskaja kosa). The southern part of the Bay belongs to Russia (Kaliningrad enclave).
I wonder if Amber Bay could not be a nickname for the Kurski Bay, since most yellow amber is to be found on the coasts of Poland, Russia (Kaliningrad) and Lithuania.
The colours of the flag of the Amber Bay Shipping Ltd. might recall the green and yellow stripes of the Lithuanian national flag. I hope they do not refer to the alledged green-yellow-green flag of Memel, which was rather the flag of the Mameluks in Egypt. Yellow might also recall amber. The V might be the initial of the company founder or anything else.
Ivan Sache, 13 September 2003

The richest amber deposits are found there;  especially in the Kaliningrad enclave, it seems. The "V" does not recall the word "amber", that's for sure.  Anyhow the colours of the central disk are aptly chosen: a black letter encrusted in yellow. (I recently learned that the older amber is, the whiter it gets.  The variety one usually sees is golden-yellow).
Jan Mertens, 18 September 2003

The company commented as follows:
"National flag is yellow, green & red. Green as our bay surrounded by green plants (trees etc...). About the color yellow you were right. Letter "V" stands, because of family name of owner.
Amber Bay"
So Ivan was right about nature's beauties and the company owner's family name. The website lists a Mr. Aloyzas Vilkas as General Manager.
Jan Mertens, 20 September 2003


Baltnautic Shipping Ltd is a Klaipeda based, Lithuanian shipping company founded in 1998.  Website, English version at <>.
The firm currently operates sixteen vessels of “sea-river type” (mixed coastal-inland no doubt) most of which are registered in St Vincent & the Grenadines, five in Lithuania, and one in Panama. All however are general cargo ships mostly active in the Baltic, the North Sea, and the Mediterranean.  (See the ‘Fleet’ page, upper menu). Besides chartering and agency services, Baltnautic also offers technical assistance and repair.
The image carrousel on the home page offers a view of the house flag.  It can also be seen, less clearly, on this clickable photo: White field, the company logo above dark blue name “Baltnautic” / light blue words “Shipping Ltd” (no serifs); the logo shows a ship’s bow advancing to the right: a light blue stylized hull above white foam on a dark blue sea.
Jan Mertens, 9 August 2009

Fertex Transport

image by Jarig Bakker, 16 July 2004

The flag of Fertex Transport can be seen at <>.
Jan Mertens, 17 August 2003

Fertex houseflag - diagonally blue over red; top hoist white F, bottom fly blue T.
Jarig Bakker, 16 July 2004

Lithuanian Shipping Company

image by Jarig Bakker, 16 July 2004

The flag of Lithuanian Shipping Company (logo on white or light blue) can be seen at <>. From this site: "AB "Lietuvos jűrř laivininkystë" (Lithuanian Shipping Company) was established on 27th June, 2001 as the result of reorganisation of "LISCO", established in 1969. Today, Lithuanian Shipping Company (LJL) is national company, with 73.24 of shares owned by Government of Lithuania and the rest - by private shareholders. Presently, the company owns and operates 18 vessels of different types. As a part of ex-LISCO, company has 33 years experience in shipping and good reputation among clients and business partners in carryng wide range of cargoes: bulk, timber, general cargoes as well as containers. The cargoes are carried on basis of different contracts that best suites client's needs."
Jan Mertens, 23 August 2003

Lithuanian Shipping Company - light blue with the company logo at the hoist.
Jarig Bakker, 16 July 2004

image by Jarig Bakker, 29 December 2005

Lithuanian Shipping Co., Klaipeda - horizontal YVR flag; white shipshaped "L", charged with "LISCO", with green top and red bottom.
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, 1995.
Jarig Bakker, 29 December 2005

Limarko Shipping Company

image by Jarig Bakker, 12 August 2005

Limarko Shipping Company AB, Klajpeda, Lithuania. Quote from website <>:
"The Public Stock Company Limarko Shipping Company AB begins its history on January 1, 1987. At that time, the Company was called Klaipeda Transport Fleet. In 1995, the State Company Klaipeda Transport Fleet was reorganized and registered as a Public Stock Company Klaipeda Transport Fleet AB. Since June 1, 1998, Limarko Shipping Company AB (formerly Klaipeda Transport Fleet AB) is a publicly listed company and its shares are on the current trading list of the Vilnius Stock Exchange. (...) In 2003, the strategic investor Limarko UAB, together with financial investor Vilnius Bank Venture Capital Management (VBVCM), successfully participated in the privatisation of Klaipeda Transport Fleet AB. On May 14, 2004, Klaipeda Transport Fleet AB was renamed to Limarko Shipping Company AB. Since its establishment, Limarko Shipping Company AB was one of the leading Central and Eastern Europe shipping companies specialising in transport services of chilled, frozen and perishable goods. November 2004 marked the beginning of diversification for the Company’s main activity with the decision to enter the dry cargo segment."
House flag: horizontally divided: orange (upper stripe) and blue, in the centre a blue disk within a narrow white ring enclosing a white slanted letter 'L'.  
Jan Mertens, 12 August 2005

Uglana Co. Ltd.

image by Jorge Candeias, 4 April 1999

Uglana Co. Ltd. (Lithuania) - Quartered per saltire, blue above and below and red at hoist and fly, with a white lozenge centered charged with a blue "L". Where the "L" come from is a mystery...
Jorge Candeias, 4 April 1999

According to <> (defunct), it's a company from Klaipeda in Lithuania.
Jarig Bakker
, 5 April 1999