beachmaster


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beachmaster

The naval officer in command of the beachmaster unit of the naval beach group. Also called BM.
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o h In September and October, South Georgia's beaches are overrun with elephant seals coming ashore to give birth and mate, and alpha male beachmasters, identifiable by their distinctive inflated proboscis, must constantly defend their harems.
I watched the beachmaster and the colonel talk deep in conversation.
Captain Dick Taylor, of the US Coast Guard, will assist expedition leader Nigel Sitwell and act as Beachmaster, to oversee landings by Zodiac craft.
Nicholson runs Beachmaster Interprise 2000, a legitimate firm which acts as health and safety consultants to ports and major building sites.
The director and beachmaster shared a radio-equipped landing craft as a dispatch boat.
Constructed of stainless steel, the Beachmaster has no chrome-plated tubing components to rust, wear, or cause maintenance problems.
Factor (1989) reported on the Turtle, an all terrain wheelchair that plows through snow, grass, and sand and Beachmaster (1989) boasts of its new aquatic chair which can be used in pools and at the beach.
There was the Porta Pier trailer, portable ramp, Beach Chair, Sand Rik, Beachmaster and the Emancipator.
In 1940 he acted as Beachmaster to help organise the evacuation of more than 300,000 troops from the beaches of Dunkirk.
A radio-equipped landing craft assigned to the port director (and shared with the beachmaster, described below) served as a dispatch boat.
The Navy provides amphibious construction units (Seabees), beach group and beachmaster ship-to-shore controllers, ship offloading personnel, lighterage (tugs and barges) of various capacities, floating and elevated causeways and piers, and the Offshore Petroleum Distribution System (OPDS).
Luoto, SC, USN), Nucleus Port Crew TWO, Beachmaster Unit ONE, Assault Craft Divisions 11 and 12, Mobile Support Unit THREE, and several other organizations which were rapidly deployed to assist in the major combat support task at hand.