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.
It is also known as a safe anchorage spot because they get a lot of shelter off Anglesey.
Puerto Galera, which lies on the northeastern coast of Mindoro Island, was once a thriving trade port, providing safe anchorage for sea vessels during a storm.
Additionally, safe anchorage is permitted in the Garden Key and Bird Key harbors within the one nautical mile zone of Garden Key.
RUNSWICK BAY This is a "picturesque bay with a golden sand beach which traditionally provided safe anchorage for fishing boats but is now more popular with holidaymakers," according to The Beach Guide.
A strong SE forecast turned into a full-on gale and I managed to flag down a fishing vessel to relay a message back to my parents that we were at a safe anchorage.
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.