drop anchor

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secure a vessel with an anchor

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During the Typhoon "Frank," petitioners said Go knew of the weather advisory as well as the risk but failed to order the captain of the vessel to drop anchor.
Giving more details of the approved salvage plan, the Tubbataha Protected Area Management Board (TPAMB) said a crane-bearing salvage ship will drop anchor one kilometre away from the protected coral walls of the Tubbataha Reef.
The 'Zhenhua 10' was due to dock at Vallarpadam Terminal but as the area lacked sufficient depth for the ship to drop anchor, it was finally diverted after three weeks to Kochi.
HMS Kent is to drop anchor at Roath Basin in Cardiff Bay tomorrow evening.
However, punters saw Collingwood and Bell drop anchor and smashed into the draw meaning a second consecutive losing Test for us.
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.
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.
Next year the plan has got to be to drop anchor in this league.
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.