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mother ship

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(Nautical Terms) a ship providing facilities and supplies for a number of small vessels
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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.
The cranes will significantly increase the overall efficiency of operations of the terminal which has 18-metre draft and could accommodate mother ships which are now in vogue around the world and considered to be meeting the economies of scale.
Santhosh Chandran DOHA Shipping and logistics firms in Qatar expect around 50 percent growth in business in the next two months as the frequency of ship arrivals, including mother ships, to Hamad Port has increased manifold since the beginning of the Gulf crisis Soon after the blockade was imposed on Qatar by the Saudi led bloc, leading shipping companies and logistics firms in the country opened new shipping routes with ports across the world, including Singapore, Colombo in Sri Lanka, and Nhava Sheva, Chennai and Mundra in India.
The port has a designed draft of 18 metres and operational or current draft of 16 meters allowing berthing of mother ships. It may be recalled that, KPT and terminal operator had failed to ready the port for inauguration in May and August, whose completion was delayed for over six years.
"My suspicion is that the boat that has come in at Tuticorin is one of those mother ships, which has a number of security personnel and a number of weapons onboard.
The South Korean firm 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.
"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.
These vessels have successfully deterred pirates by taking action against mother ships and launching preemptive strikes.
"Mother ships have stopped calling at the Indian ports as they have to load and unload within specific timeframe, which is not possible due to the congestion in the ports.
KARACHI, November 27, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Port Qasim has taken a lead as the first sea-port of the country to berth mother ships by deepening of its channel at 13 metres draught and has become able to get a good share of cargo from other ports of the region.
a navy source said: "Jobs will be lost as not all sailors on current minesweepers will be able to be integrated on to mother ships and the rest of the fleet."