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Synonyms for slipway

structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired

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The nationwide event takes place in simultaneously in Swansea, Perth, Coventry and at the famous Titanic Slipways in Belfast on Friday May 25 and Saturday May 26.
The Urban Planning & Municipalities Department - Abu Dhabi City Municipality - has completed the construction of temporary slipways for boats and jet skils in Yas Island and Al Mina in Abu Dhabi at a cost tag of AED 4,220,218 in 4 months.
A press release issued by the municipality stated: "Construction works of the hotel and the permanent [-] Al Sadr and Al Bahya slipways are expected to start in September 2017, and the two projects, together with their components, are expected to be opened in the last quarter of 2018.
The six vessels were four tugs, a hopper dredger and a jack-up rig and they matched a previous record for the number of vessels accommodated simultaneously on the slipways.
This, the yard said, was a sign that its small and medium sized vessel repair business continued to flourish since the opening of its state-of-the-art slipways.
The slipways are being developed as part of a series of new marine projects which also include trailer parking, wash down areas, dry stack storage, marine fuelling facilities and retail outlets.
As the ship launched on the River Thames, in front of 3,000 spectators, the vessel became stuck on the slipway, causing Brunel to go from national hero to laughing stock overnight.
Through its participation in the exhibition it sought to promote its two 255-metre-long slipways which are designed specifically for the workboat and support vessels market.
Summary: Water sport activities will be back with a splash at the Al Mamzar beach with Dubai Municipality reopening the slipway.
A river flowing deep and in places quite wide How was it stripped bare as the employment disappeared on the outgoing tide Why were we ignored and our traditions discarded Throwing men on the scrap heap of the jobless retarded To add insult to injury our facilities were exported abroad The final thrust of those wielding the redundancy sword Well the slipways have slipped and the cranes migrated Yet the fate of the workforce was it ever debated?
But the Record can reveal that unless the river is near high tide, the James Bond-style amphibious yellow bus would crash head-on into the slipways.
PhD student Ben Thomas, from the university's school of design, engineering and computing, has identified ways to reduce friction levels on the slipways during launch and recovery.
Shaikh Daij, who was speaking during a ceremony to formally inaugurate two slipways and an additional berth at the yard in Hidd, said the expansion project is expected to receive the Asry general assembly approval.
The Moel y Don and the Gazelle slipways on both the Gwynedd and Anglesey sides of the Menai Strait were purchased by the former Arfon Borough Council in 1993.
In their response, the Polish authorities stressed the necessity of keeping two slipways in operation.