Database containing all local place names along the Belgian coast.
Lifeguards get faster to 'Het Keun'(the rabbit) or 'Blote Betsy'(naked betsy).
Author: Tom Le Bacq
BLANKENBERGE/KNOKKE-HEIST/BRUGGE/MIDDELKERKE/KOKSIJDE/DE PANNE/BREDENE/DE HAAN/OOSTENDE - The province has developed a new database with the different names of approximately a thousand places along our coast. 'If people call us to say that someone is in distress at'Het Keun' in Knokke, we can find out much quicker where we are expected to go', says operator Philippe D'Haene.
'Child missing in the neighbourhood of Blote Betsy' or 'swimmer in distress off De Pisser': when people contact the rescue services they often use these local place names. To prevent that the rescue services lose time with deciphering these mysterious messages, the province has developed a new database. The database contains 931 places along the Belgian coast, and all possible names that are used to indicate them.