abandoned ship

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Noun1.abandoned ship - a ship abandoned on the high seasabandoned ship - a ship abandoned on the high seas  
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
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"The 21 crew of the vessel abandoned ship after the incident on board which resulted in damage to the ship's hull starboard side," the company said in a press statement.
Heavily damaged by the ensuing explosions and suffering from severe flooding below decks, the crew abandoned ship while West Virginia slowly settled to the harbor bottom.
Once the world's predominant shipping lenders, most German banks have abandoned ship finance as they've written off tens of billions of nonperforming loans to cope with around $100 billion in toxic debt and sold scores of vessels to foreign owners at knockoff prices.
The captain and crew (on an abandoned ship) find themselves at ease once they come closer to the UAE than being anywhere else in the world.
While Nouman remained tight lipped on exactly why she had abandoned ship, she said lack of attention from Sharif on issues highlighted had left her crestfallen.
LASBELA -- Death toll from gas cylinder blast and fire took place at an abandoned ship at Gadani ship-breaking yard in Gadani area of Lasbela district has risen to 26 after three more laborers suffered to their burn wounds on Sunday.
But a plan to deliver a pump on board the vessel was abandoned after rescuers arrived and saw the crew had abandoned ship into the boat's liferaft.
The crew of the cattle ship Ezadeen, thought to be people smugglers, had abandoned ship. The ship had been powerless after running out of fuel 40 miles from Italy's southern coast.
ITALIAN coastguards abseiled from helicopters on to the deck of a boat in distress yesterday to find crew had abandoned ship and set it to autopilot.
About 30 minutes after the Sewol began tilting, a crew member asked a marine traffic controller whether passengers would be rescued if they abandoned ship off South Korea's southern coast, the transcript, released Sunday, showed.