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drop anchor

To let down the anchor to secure a ship. We've been sailing all day, and here seems like a good enough spot to drop anchor, don't you think?
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Another ship will drop anchor 274 metres away from the wall of the protected coral bed, TPAMB said.
Rising winds forced them to drop anchor after only two miles - but the change paid off when Nick landed a fine 25lb cod.
The royal yacht's captain was forced to drop anchor a mile off shore and the Queen, starting her annual two- month Balmoral break, was taken ashore by motor launch.
Drop anchor in the world of the mighty dreadnoughts at a blockbuster new First World War centenary exhibition from Thursday.
The yacht, with two people on board, had just left Hartlepool Marina for a day trip but seeing thick fog, decided to drop anchor and wait until it burned off.
With the red boat hard aground and not moving, the skipper and crew decided to drop anchor and wait for daylight to try and see if they could float off when the tide rose the following day.
YbaAaAaAeA~ez said the sunken ship poses no threat to the navigation of oth ships except that they could drop anchor to M/V Sportivo.
Instead of heading for a safe haven, Sisu decided to drop anchor in an open bay, thus saving port charges, to ride out the storm and then cash in when the storm passed once the ship, Sky Blue, had completed her voyage and the profits earned.
The Pirates drop anchor for the last time tomorrow night.
The first boat, My Amber, suffered engine problems and attempted to drop anchor near the island of Isay, off the Isle of Skye.
"They tried to drop anchor but the attempt was unsuccessful, so called us."
When cruising in the West Indies, the ship would drop anchor at places like Jamaica and Curacao.
He ordered the captain of his EUR130m super-yacht Ecstasea to drop anchor in Bridgetown Harbour, Barbados, then dashed ashore with five bodyguards to The Ship Inn after a tip-off that it was screening the Blues' FA Cup tie.
After a month at sea, the ship will drop anchor in Liverpool, with performances of a new production of the world's most famous nautical tale from June 7-16 to coincide with the festival.
And where the cruise liners drop anchor there's the chance to go ashore and explore the country by bus and train.