drop anchor

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Synonyms for drop anchor

secure a vessel with an anchor

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Another ship will drop anchor 274 metres away from the wall of the protected coral bed, TPAMB said.
Every time boaters drop anchor, they wonder if they can retrieve that anchor without difficulties," says Provonchee.
The first boat, My Amber, suffered engine problems and attempted to drop anchor near the island of Isay, off the Isle of Skye.
He was then forced to drop anchor at around 4pm yesterday after the injury became more painful.
The vessel will drop anchor at Mina Salman until Wednesday, during which it will take part in a change of command ceremony for a multinational taskforce that patrols regional waters.
CRUISE line passengers and crew can drop anchor in the heart of Liverpool's shopping district thanks to a free bus service.
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More than 425,000 cruise ship passengers are expected be on board the cruise liners, which will berth either at Port Zante or the Deep Water Port, or drop anchor in the Basseterre Roadstead.
Then, he would quickly turn to the river bank and drop anchor, and they managed to scramble up to the second cottage on your picture.
Swashbuckling pirates are set to drop anchor at Hartlepool's Historic Quay in support of terminally ill people.
More recently, with the 1999 opening of the Mall of Georgia near Atlanta, Havertys became the first major furniture chain to drop anchor at a mall.
Long black shorts, pounds 22; red/white striped vest, pounds 10; striped cropped jacket, pounds 50; drop anchor earrings, pounds 5, all from Top Shop.
The captain planned to sail the vessel a mile away and drop anchor before surveying for damage.
Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of merchandise destined for local retailers, manufacturers and import/export firms was left sitting offshore over the weekend as ships were forced to drop anchor off the West Coast.
This year, several companies--Cunard, Carnival, Radisson Seven Seas and Celebrity Cruises--are expected to drop anchor, says Yezid Meneses Rumie of the local tourism office.