harbor defense


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harbor defense

The defense of a harbor or anchorage and its water approaches against external threats such as: a. submarine, submarine-borne, or small surface craft attack; b. enemy minelaying operations; and c. sabotage. The defense of a harbor from guided missiles while such missiles are airborne is considered to be a part of air defense. See also port security.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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"There's the Hydra, a harbor defense turret-ship, but she never leaves the home waters."
Defendant Flea World was misguided in claiming the ISP safe harbor defense and the court so agreed as the defense was struck down.
(216) While no court has yet applied the safe harbor defense to release a private housing provider defendant from liability, some courts appear open to this extension of the exemption to benefit private housing providers.
Congress authorized the Army to build or strengthen fixed harbor defenses and the Navy to build blue-water ships to defend America's right to the sea lanes.
Plains Marketing Canada LP (In re Renew Energy LLC), recently ruled that a supplier of physically delivered natural gasoline was entitled to utilize the safe harbor defense to reduce a substantial amount of its preference liability because two of the supplier's contracts with the debtor were "forward contracts" within the meaning of the Bankruptcy Code, and the transactions otherwise satisfied the requirements of the safe harbor defense.
CDR Tera Salo, Harbor Defense and Port Security Plans Officer for CNFK, said the myriad tasks that CNFK supply personnel performed made the exercise possible.
Defense officials are assigning new homeland security roles to the Naval Reserve in such fields as harbor defense, port security, maritime surveillance, anti-terrorism, force protection and maintenance of shipping channels.
PH1 Sonya Moore documents ships departing Norfolk Naval Station to assist with harbor defense after the attacks of September 11th.
Other units in the exercise included the Coast Guard's Harbor Defense Command Unit 111, Alameda, Calif.; and Mobile Inshore Unit Warfare 104, San Jose, Calif.
Seahawk's prime goal revolves around the development of a standard operating procedure for harbor defense when more than one country or element is involved.
The mold has been used to produce the blocks for harbor defenses in Algeria, Denmark and Spain, with markets in Chile, Mexico and Morocco also being explored.

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