blockship

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blockship

(ˈblɒkˌʃɪp)
n
a ship used to block a river or channel
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It sold the policies in the LTCI block SHIP is reinsuring from 1992 through 2005 in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
A block ship at Port Said in the Suez crisis in the 1950s
Inganess Bay (1999) is a seemingly tranquil seascape of a World War H block ship filled with concrete in order to sink German submarines (Fig.
Two of the block ships were scuttled across the Bruges Canal but did not obstruct the channel completely and two days later the first U-boat slipped past at high tide.
According to (https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/tourism-cruises/article229069589.html) Miami Herald , the judge threatened to block ships from docking stateside as a punishment for violating probation from a previous legal settlement.
According to a report issued by the Ministry of Construction in August last year, the port oversees 40 percent of Burma's sea trade and is situated close to the proposed bridge, whose structure would seemingly block ships' access to the port's piers.
Admiral Roger Keyes' plan centred on obsolete, concrete-filled "block ships" - Thetis, Intrepid and Iphigenia at Zeebrugge; Sirius and Brilliant at Ostend - being sunk in the very mouths of the canals.
The set of orders includes plans for mine sweeping, air operations, the establishment of Mulberry harbours and Gooseberry block ships to act as breakwaters.
The industrial action was carried out by disgruntled former staff of the now dissolved MyFerryLink, who used lifeboats to block ships from docking.
The industrial action was carried out by disgruntled former staff of the now-dissolved MyFerRYLINK, who used lifeboats to block ships and prevent them from docking.