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HOME PORT. The port where the owner of a ship resides; this is a relative term.

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In addition to launching Cairns as a new homeport, the cruise line has opened up a range of new Queensland ports in recent years including Gladstone and Fraser Island earlier this year.
The Navy's decision is to implement the preferred alternative, which is to homeport a single nuclear powered aircraft carrier (CVN) at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport, and to complete associated infrastructure modifications.
The boats open to the public, and their homeports, are: Queen of Hearts, Moline, Ill.
Work will be performed in various ship homeports throughout the world and is expected to complete by April 2015
Celebrity ships will sail from six homeports and spend overnight port calls in eight ports.
Being stationed aboard this forward-deployed submarine tender is a heavy burden, especially when the ships you repair play critical roles much of the time in operations halfway around the globe, and steaming back to stateside homeports is not an option.
homeports, including the line's first departures from Philadelphia and Baltimore.
Work will be performed at various ship homeports in the United States as well as overseas and is expected to be completed by September 2018.