safe anchorage

safe anchorage

An anchorage considered safe from enemy attack to which merchant ships may be ordered to proceed when the shipping movement policy is implemented. See also refuge area.
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The doctor opened the seals with great care, and there fell out the map of an island, with latitude and longitude, soundings, names of hills and bays and inlets, and every particular that would be needed to bring a ship to a safe anchorage upon its shores.
That terrifying product of the social system he belonged to and believed in, the young girl who knew nothing and expected everything, looked back at him like a stranger through May Welland's familiar features; and once more it was borne in on him that marriage was not the safe anchorage he had been taught to think, but a voyage on uncharted seas.
The need for a safe anchorage in Augusta was first recognised by the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and the Government almost 20 years ago and this new harbour is the culmination of years of hard work and planning by a dedicated group, Mr Redman said.
We were lucky enough to be taken in tow by one of our passing sister ships to a safe anchorage.
Our intention has always been to keep oil loss to a minimum so we could take it to safe anchorage.
They were probably heading for safe anchorage, but then sunk during a storm.
Timmy Gambin, head of the Aurora Trust, said of Thursday's find: "The ships appear to have been heading for safe anchorage but they never made it.
In reality there were many hands on the tiller that finally guided the National to safe anchorage and they were able to manage the feat because as far as the general public were concerned it was inconceivable that a foundation stone of the nation's sporting life could be lost.
Timothy Langdale, QC, defending, said it was accepted Agis should have sought engineering advice to ensure a safe anchorage system was in place but it was not a case of "putting profit before safety".
Dubai: The tanker involved in a collision with a container ship off the coast of Dubai on Tuesday has been transferred to a safe anchorage area.
Port owner Stena fears a breach to the breakwater which was completed 134 years ago could cause delays and cancellations to ferry services and loss of a safe anchorage for visiting cruise ships.
CP Valour was en route from Montreal to Valencia carrying 525 containers and was heading into safe anchorage when it grounded off the coast of the Azorean island of Faial.