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L'Union des Remorqueurs de Dakar (Union of Dakar tugs)
is a Senegalese company, subsidiary of the French group Bourbon Maritime. The
houseflag of URD is diagonally divided blue-white (per bend sinister) with the
red letters URD placed diagonally (per bend).
Quoting the website of Groupe Bourbon: (located by Jan Mertens
"Founded in 1948 from the merger of several family-owned corporations seeking
to rebuild the Reunion island sugar industry in the aftermath of the war, Groupe
Bourbon soon became the island's leading sugar group and then a world name. The
successive additions of retailing, food-processing and subsequently marine
services has developed the group into a structure of international standing.
2001 was the year of a major strategic policy decision when Groupe Bourbon
focused its development on two main trades: retailing and marine services. With
its payroll of 7,644 employees, the business extends from the Indian Ocean to
Europe and from South-East Asia to West Africa and across to Brazil.
Bourbon Maritime develops its business in offshore oilfields, in towage and assistance services and in dry bulk transport. A modern, specialized fleet of over 200 vessels offers clients customized service organized by some 2000 experienced staff-members according to three corporate mottos : efficiency, quality and safety."
Ivan Sache, 30 August 2003