"Will that be the answer," replied the secretary, smiling, "which he must transmit to his Majesty if, by chance, his Majesty should have the curiosity to know why no vessel is to leave any of the ports
of Great Britain?"
In a moment I was up on deck to see an enemy submarine about two hundred yards off our port bow.
Shortly after daylight we saw smoke apparently coming straight toward us, and after a time we made out the squat lines of a tug--one of those fearless exponents of England's supremacy of the sea that tows sailing ships into French and English ports. I stood up on a thwart and waved my soggy coat above my head.
Mauki's father was chief over the village at Port Adams, and thus, by birth a salt-water man, Mauki was half amphibian.
They had been made so in a single night, by his mother, who had compressed about them a powdered mineral which was dug from the landslide back of Port Adams.
He paid a thousand livres down, and deposited the three thousand with a Burgomaster, after which he brought on board without their being seen, the ten men who formed his land army; and with the rising tide, at three o'clock in the morning, he got into the open sea, maneuvering ostensibly with the four others, and depending upon the science of his galley slave as upon that of the first pilot of the port
This made me very anxious to make an escape, though which way to do it I knew not, or what port or place we could go to.
Hither then we resolved to go; and, accordingly, though after a tedious course, and very much straitened for provisions, we came within sight of the coast very early in the morning; and upon reflection on the past circumstances of danger we were in, we resolved to put into a small river, which, however, had depth enough of water for us, and to see if we could, either overland or by the ship's pinnace, come to know what ships were in any port thereabouts.
'I cannot, therefore, allow of the departure from this place of an individual whom we mutually respect and esteem, without, my dear Sir, taking this public opportunity of thanking you, on my own behalf, and, I may undertake to add, on that of the whole of the Inhabitants of Port Middlebay, for the gratification of which you are the ministering agent.
The inhabitants of Port Middlebay may at least aspire to watch it, with delight, with entertainment, with instruction!
A ship may have left her port
some time before; she may have been at sea, in the fullest sense of the phrase, for days; but, for all that, as long as the coast she was about to leave remained in sight, a southern-going ship of yesterday had not in the sailor's sense begun the enterprise of a passage.
It will be recalled that leading French Shipping company, CMA-CGM, in a statement issued recently, stated that a vessel, M/V HAMMONIA AMERICA had to omit Tin-Can Island Port
in Lagos for Cotonou port
in Benin Republic to discharge it's Nigerian cargoes due to congestion issues.
The rank of the port
was the 70th in the year 2018.
The total volume of cargo traffic through the Batumi port
to Azerbaijan amounted to 167,304 tons in January-June 2019, a source in the port