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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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It is not clear why the MT Tour has now dropped anchor off Iran, which as one of the world's biggest crude producers has no reason to import more.
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.
Earlier more than 60 boats had dropped anchor blocking the vital deep-water channels into Tees Port.
SHIVER me timbers, a huge ship has dropped anchor at World Museum!
The coloured water wasn't ideal for plaice, which are mainly sight feeders, but their skipper dropped anchor on the banks and the guys lowered their bait ready for some action.
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 Grey Seal is thought to have dropped anchor late on Friday.
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.
Consequently, the cruise liner dropped anchor at the Hilton Beach Marina near St.