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Encyclopedia > Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij

The Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij (KNRM ) is the Dutch voluntary organisation tasked with saving lives at sea along the Dutch coast of the North Sea and on the Ijsselmeer. For that purpose, it maintains 39 stations from which its lifeboats operate. Its headquarters have been in IJmuiden since 1996. The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... IJsselmeer seen from space The IJsselmeer (or Lake IJssel) is a shallow lake of some 1250 km² in the central Netherlands bordering the provinces of Flevoland, North Holland and Friesland, with an average depth of 5 to 6 m. ... Velsen (population: 67,642 in 2004) is a municipality in the north-western Netherlands, in the province of North Holland, on both sides of the North Sea Canal. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


The KNRM was created May 22, 1991 by merging the Koninklijke Noord- en Zuid-Hollandsche Redding-Maatschappij (founded November 11, 1824), called the Noord, and the Koninklijke Zuid-Hollandsche Maatschappij tot Redding van Schipbreukelingen (founded November 20, 1824), called the Zuid. May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


The KNRM also operates the Dutch Radio Medical Service (a task taken over from the Dutch Red Cross on January 1, 1999) which provides about 700 medical advices to ships via radio each year. The terms Red Cross and Red Crescent are often used as short names for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, or its two leading international organs, the ICRC and the IFRCS. This page is about the symbol itself, see respective articles for information about the organizations and movements. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Like the comparable British and German organisations, the KNRM is entirely financed by private donations.


See also

Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity dedicated to saving lives at sea around the coasts of Britain and Ireland. ...

Links

  • official site (Dutch)

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Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij - Wikipedia (644 words)
Aanleiding was een scheepsramp voor de kust van Huisduinen in oktober van dat jaar waarbij drie schipbreukelingen en zes redders het leven lieten.
De KNRM steunt op giften van donateurs en de inzet van een groot aantal vrijwillige bemanningen en medewerkers.
De KNRM is in 1991 ontstaan uit een fusie tussen de Koninklijke Noord- en Zuid-Hollandse Reddingmaatschappij (KNZHRM) en en Koninklijke Zuid-Hollandse Maatschappij tot Redding van Schipbreukelingen (KZHMRS).
Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (206 words)
The Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij (KNRM) is the Dutch voluntary organization tasked with saving lives at sea along the Dutch coast of the North Sea and on the IJsselmeer.
The KNRM was created May 22, 1991 by merging the Koninklijke Noord- en Zuid-Hollandsche Redding-Maatschappij (founded November 11, 1824), called the Noord, and the Koninklijke Zuid-Hollandsche Maatschappij tot Redding van Schipbreukelingen (founded November 20, 1824), called the Zuid.
The KNRM also operates the Dutch Radio Medical Service (a task taken over from the Dutch Red Cross on January 1, 1999) which provides about 700 medical advices to ships via radio each year.
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