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put (out) to sea

To begin or set out on a voyage at sea. I thought life as a sailor would be filled with adventure, but I've come to really dread putting out to sea. Our cruise puts to sea in just 10 days, I can't wait!
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As the Renfrew-based LR5 rescue sub yesterday made its way home without even putting to sea in the crisis, it was revealed it could take months to recover all the sailor's bodies.
Barden is also charged with not having suitable lifejackets for everyone on board, and for putting to sea an unsafe boat.
Benefits are further enhanced when use is made of vessels capable of putting to sea.
TWO boats from the same fleet as the doomed Solway Harvester have failed safety checks and been banned from putting to sea, it emerged yesterday.
Last night a worried crew member said sailors are becoming increasingly scared of putting to sea in Britain's nuclear subs.
TWO boats from the same fleet as the Solway Harvester have failed safety checks and been banned from putting to sea.
TWO sister ships of the ill-fated Solway Harvester have been banned from putting to sea after safety inspectors found a string of faults.