blockship

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blockship

(ˈblɒkˌʃɪp)
n
a ship used to block a river or channel
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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.
the SS Reginald, built in Glasgow in 1878, was one of the "block ships" scuttled in 1914 to protect the British Grand Fleet from German U-boats.
They have deployed multiple Naval vessels to the area to block ships as well as fishermen from the Philippines from going to the area.
However, even if one overlooks the non-binding signature, under the UNCLOS framework of international law, a coastal state can block ships from entering its territorial waters if the passage of the ships harm "peace, good order or security" of said state, as the passage of such ships would no longer be deemed "innocent."
leadership are to block ships from breaching the blockade.