head sea

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a sea in which the waves are running directly against the course of the ship

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Tuesday's early progress was brought to a grinding halt by the evening, when we ran into a rough head sea which reduced us to a miserable five knots.
We've been labouring into a head sea driven by a 20-knot wind, making around six knots through the night.
Now that I'm here, the truth is that we're in a head sea.
Indeed, in a head sea of any magnitude, solid water often swept over the pilothouse.
In the revamped Brasserie, the gilt head sea bream, slow roasted rump of High Faceby lamb and coconut panna cotta were all exquisite.
Lo Drive, West Peabody, Massachusetts, was charged on April 1, 2004 in a four-count Indictment with filing false returns that failed to report more than $200,000 in vendor kickbacks and other payments that KLOACK allegedly was paid while employed as a Vice President of seafood operations and head sea food buyer for Legal Sea Foods, Inc.
Marine Corps teams at AVTB tested many critical vehicle features including troop egress and component storage, reserve buoyancy, center of gravity, water maneuverability, hydrodynamic stability, ocean speed into head seas and surf transit capability.
Certainly following seas are much better than head seas for making progress, but they too, have their pitfalls.