The Dutch coast guard was established on 26 February 1987 when an agreement
was signed between several services of six ministries. (Some of these services
are: navy, military police, police, customs).
The flag of the Coast Guard was adopted on 6 December 2001, and became
effective when the decision was placed in the "Staatscourant" on 11 December
This flag has three stripes orange, white and blue in the proportions
54:10:13. The emblem of the Coast Guard is placed in the orange stripe
near the hoist.
This emblem consists of a round shield with the lion and billets from
the national arms. This shield is placed on a rosette of eight points,
over two crossed foul anchors, the royal crown on top. Dimensions of the
flag: 145 x 225 cm, which just doesn't make 2:3.
The flag is used both on ships and ashore.
The official document of adoption can be found (as Acrobat .pdf file
of 57 kB) at this web-address.
(If this link doesn't work go to http://www.overheid.nl/op/
and search for "onderscheidingsvlag".
BTW, note that the hoist is placed at the right in this document!
Mark Sensen, 18 May 2002