safe anchorage

safe anchorage

An anchorage considered safe from enemy attack to which merchant ships may be ordered to proceed when the shipping movement policy is implemented. See also refuge area.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The doctor opened the seals with great care, and there fell out the map of an island, with latitude and longitude, soundings, names of hills and bays and inlets, and every particular that would be needed to bring a ship to a safe anchorage upon its shores.
That terrifying product of the social system he belonged to and believed in, the young girl who knew nothing and expected everything, looked back at him like a stranger through May Welland's familiar features; and once more it was borne in on him that marriage was not the safe anchorage he had been taught to think, but a voyage on uncharted seas.
A helicopter ride will give you an incredible look at the wrecks - a cluster of 15 out-of-service ships scuttled by the Queensland Government decades ago, to give smaller vessels a safe anchorage spot.
A helicopter ride will give you an incredible look at the wrecks - a cluster of 15 out-ofservice ships scuttled by the Queensland Government decades ago, to give smaller vessels a safe anchorage spot.
A helicopter ride will give you an incredible look at the wrecks - a cluster of 15 out-of-service ships scuttled by the Queensland Government decades ago to give smaller vessels a safe anchorage. Or take a snorkelling tour to see the coral now forming inside the hulls.
"It is also known as a safe anchorage spot because they get a lot of shelter off Anglesey."
Puerto Galera, which lies on the northeastern coast of Mindoro Island, was once a thriving trade port, providing safe anchorage for sea vessels during a storm.
A strong SE forecast turned into a full-on gale and I managed to flag down a fishing vessel to relay a message back to my parents that we were at a safe anchorage. The next morning I woke to find the cockpit full of water--a piece of plastic had blocked the draining scupper.
But there was one serious disadvantage-the shallow harbour did not provide a safe anchorage for larger vessels.
But there was one serious disadvantage--the shallow harbour did not provide a safe anchorage for larger vessels.
"Our intention has always been to keep oil loss to a minimum so we could take it to safe anchorage."