mother ship


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mother ship

n
(Nautical Terms) a ship providing facilities and supplies for a number of small vessels
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navire principal
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It must have been carried far below, held to its mother ship by a single rope which finally parted to the enormous strain put upon it.
In another instant she must strike, and then I saw the familiar signal flown that sends the lesser boats in a great flock from the deck of the mother ship.
This is the first time that Hanjin has sent its mother ship to Bahrain," said Al Sharif Group office director Hussein Al Sharif.
Hanjin will now be sending four mother ships to Bahrain every month, allowing the kingdom to import several goods from Asia and maintain its export there.
When the pirates tried to leave the coast, Absalon intervened and stopped the mother ship, before it could pose a threat to shipping in the open sea.
It is believed the dhow was hijacked by suspected pirates so they could use it as a base, or mother ship, from which to launch attacks against merchant ships many hundreds of miles from Somalia.
The warnings had the desired effect and the skiff fled along and headed towards its mother ship nearby.
The aim is for the mother ship - called the VMS Eve after Sir Richard's mum - to carry the craft to 56,000ft before it is fired into space, powered by its own rockets.
Background footage, including the maiden flight of mother ship WhiteKnightTwo, and images are available at www.
If you're delusional press 7 and your call will be forwarded to the mother ship.
In April, the Plymouth-based ship disrupted a gang who had hijacked an Indianflagged boat, taken the crew hostage and were using the vessel as a pirate mother ship.
Reports of EUNAVFOR Somalia over the past few months said the pirates might have used the Asian Glory as a mother ship for hijacking operations because the vessel was spotted several times in the open seas off the Somali coast.