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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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The MT Tour tanker carrying Syrian crude oil dropped anchor in the Strait of Hormuz near the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas over the weekend, AIS Live ship tracking data on Reuters showed on Sunday.
Accounts collected by Gulf News on Monday from sources in the maritime industry said that the Hamed II attempted to ride out rough sea conditions overnight and dropped anchor several hundred metres from port.
But this year, all those who dropped anchor to watch the pyrotechnics got a bonus, a full-length movie as a cur tain-raiser.
The right-hander shared a 58-run stand for the fourth wicket with opener Will Smith, who dropped anchor for 30.
newest and most powerful surface ship dropped anchor off the UK Friday in
Bernard Loots gave Holland the breakthrough by dismissing Smith (53 off 51 balls), but Gayle dropped anchor.
WITH 20 overs to go it looked a formality, with England at 262-5, Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood having dropped anchor and the draw as short as 1-150 with Bet365, writes Graham Woods.
The Indian Coast Guard detained the North Korean vessel that dropped anchor at Hut Bay on August 6 without the permission of Indian authorities after a six-hour chase.
The rider dropped anchor on the 1-3 favourite but she moved eortlessly into contention when required and eased away to account for Snoqualmie Girl by two lengths.
The rider dropped anchor on the 1-3 favourite, but she moved effortlessly into contention when required and eased away to account for Snoqualmie Girl by two lengths.
It was wonderful and when we dropped anchor, we really lapped up the sun and enjoyed our relaxation.
Disney's first interactive DVD game, Pirates of the Caribbean, yesterday dropped anchor at a store near you.
On May 13, 1607, three English sailing vessels dropped anchor beside a small island fringed by swamps in the James River, Virginia.
While Daren Ganga dropped anchor and was patience personified in compiling a 40-over 47, Morton blazed a trail at the other end.
Last year, Ellison's the Rising Sun, the world's largest private yacht, dropped anchor to help promote "Flyboys.