25 mei 2016

Lifeboat station

The village Egmond aan Zee houses one of the lifeboat stations of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij (abbreviated KNRM), the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution. The KNRM is a voluntary organisation tasked with saving lives at sea. Along the Dutch North Sea coast, the Wadden Sea and the IJsselmeer are 39 lifeboat stations in total. Yearly they have about 1700 distress calls.

The station in Egmond aan Zee exists since 1824. Currently they have 27 volunteers who are able to go out to sea with their lifeboat named 'Adriaan Hendrik'.

I'm linking to signs, signs.

14 opmerkingen:

  1. Verantwoordelijk werk om mensenlevens te redden!

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  2. The station looks quite impressive in all those geometric building shapes.

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  3. Interesting architecture. And I like the garage doors.

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  4. The station does look well designed and practical.

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  5. Such brave people! I like the building and the graphics!

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  6. I agree with Redpat, Lifeboat Crews are indeed brave people. Being ex-Navy I know how wild the ocean can be & lifeboats are nowhere as big as a warship. True heroes

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  7. It's easy to find where you are. Nice signs.

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  8. Very modern look.~ The Happy Wonderer...

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  9. Ooit heb ik er een spreekbeurt over gehouden :)

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  10. You have been walking around in my back garden. The next thing I expect to see is the Egmond lighthouse :)

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