KNRM - The Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution
The Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (in Dutch, Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij: KNRM) is the search & rescue organisation of the Netherlands.
Some 1400 volunteers man over 70 lifeboats around the clock, 365 days a year to cover the Dutch coastline and large expanses of inland water. In addition, doctors from the KNRM’s Radio Medical Service stand ready to help sick and injured crew members on seagoing vessels the world over.
The KNRM offers all services free of charge to those in need and operates as an independent unsubsidised organisation.