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ANCHOR. A measure containing ten gallons. Lex, Mereatoria.

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Five of these dropped anchor off Palompon town, two in Isabel town, two in Hilongos and another in Isabel, all in Leyte province, said Cmdr.
Around 10 boats, heading to locations including Liverpool, Runcorn and Spain, dropped anchor off Amlwch as they wait for the storm to pass.
Two of the ship's seven engines had to be shut off and they dropped anchor to investigate the cause of the blaze.
Due to its size, the ship is unable to enter the port itself, and dropped anchor 4 kilometers (2.
Unable to restart the engine, the skipper dropped anchor before the cruiser ran aground on nearby rocks.
The couple had been unaccounted for on the Costa Fascinosa cruise ship, which had dropped anchor in Tunis at the time of the attack with more than 3,100 passengers on board.
Just last week, another international ocean liner, Caledonian Sky, also on its maiden voyage to the country, dropped anchor off Baclayon town.
The crew took control of the ship and dropped anchor near the shore.
Suarez Melendez pointed out that on April 9, five cruise ships dropped anchor in the port of San Juan.
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.