shallow-draft


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Adj.1.shallow-draft - of vessels whose keel is not far below the waterline; "a shallow-draft river boat"
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The companys ships are shallow-draft dry cargo vessels mainly designed for operations in Russian inland waters, Black Sea and Mediterranean ports, as well as a new generation of sea-river vessels optimized for navigation in Volga and Don channels and unrestricted navigation at sea.
Many of the vessels Bowhead uses are "lagoon sets," small, shallow-draft tugs and barges.
After the November 1943 invasion of Tarawa, where aerial reconnaissance failed to disclose the natural reefs that blocked even shallow-draft craft from reaching the shore, the navy had formed underwater demolition teams of specially trained swimmers to map the beach and destroy obstacles prior to future invasions.
The shallow-draft boat, which was not designed to withstand heavy winds as an ocean-going vessel can, overturned in what Chinese weather authorities have called a cyclone with winds up to 80 mph.
The new Skeeter Saltwater Series SX2250 is a shallow-draft bay boat capable of flattening chop, while providing family features for a day at the sandbar.
China's is a shallow-draft modern high-speed vessel that can more easily dock in places where U.
We'll be lucky to secure the full complement of 15 shallow-draft visitor moorings in the lagoon for that week," explained Slingsby.
Shallow-draft boats can only be poled, for no outboard motor can operate in the grassy waters.
Fall cruises: The 80-passenger shallow-draft Spirit of Columbia departs weekly through Nov.
Since last summer, operators have used the shallow-draft boat for 40-minute tours into the south part of Morro Bay, where no commercial boats have run before.
Proofs of concept for value of high-speed, shallow-draft craft and affordable ship deployment
Following to the agreement Rosmorport will place an order for construction of one shallow-draft ice breaker at the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex with an option for three more.