sealift

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sea·lift

 (sē′lĭft′)
tr.v. sea·lift·ed, sea·lift·ing, sea·lifts
To transport (troops or supplies) by sea, as when ground or air routes are blocked.
n.
A system or an instance of such transport.

sealift

(ˈsiːˌlɪft)
vb
to transport by ship
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1968 Utilizing prior pioneering experience, Crowley begins the first in s continuing series of the now-famed summer sealifts following the discovery of oil Prudhoe Bay.
1969 Becomes an ally of Alaska's fishing industry launching their "Salmon Carriers" business that s lighters cases of salmon from several shores-based canneries in Bristol Bay out to ships at a mid-stream anchorage which then sealift them to Seattle, continuing to 1985.
1975 Crowley's summer sealift flotilla to the North Slope faces the worst Arctic icepack conditions in a century.
1983 The annual summer sealift is composed of 26 barges, 14 tugs and accompanying vessels moving through the Beaufort Sea to Prudhoe Bay.