perils of the sea


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perils of the sea

Accidents and dangers peculiar to maritime activities, such as storms, waves, and wind; collision; grounding; fire, smoke and noxious fumes; flooding, sinking and capsizing; loss of propulsion or steering; and any other hazards resulting from the unique environment of the sea.
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fortune de mer
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Or when they are on a voyage, amid the perils of the sea?
Davis prayed for all those exposed to the perils of the sea, I added in thought `and for all those who live in houses where cushions are loved not wisely but too well!' There!
The least we can do to return the favor they bestow the country is to expedite the handling of compensation claims - arising from the perils of the sea or from their work - for those who die, and of those who are injured or who become ill.
When asked about some of the dangers they might face during the crossing, Bol noted the unknown weather, perils of the sea, collisions with floating logs, objects and fishing nets and also whale and shark encounters and locust swarms near the African coast.
Admiral Alexander Lopez, Wescom chief, publicly announced that the government opposed the trip to Pagasa because of the perils of the sea and a negative reaction from China.
According to the UK National Water Safety Forum, there were 78 drownings in Wales in 2012 and 2013, many of the fatalities being holiday-makers unaware of the perils of the sea. And the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), was called out 1,076 times in 2014 alone in Wales, with volunteer crews rescuing 1,244 people.
Sadly, in an age-old illustration of the perils of the sea, the company's 42-foot sailboat, Red Cloud, was lost during her maiden voyage while carrying 10,000 pounds of coffee from San Pedro on Ambergris Cay, Belize to Galveston Bay, Texas.
"[McCullough] is forced to make awkward juxtapositions and segues among people who did not cross the Atlantic at the same time (though 'everyone knew the perils of the sea'), did not live a shared narrative and did not share all that much common ground.