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

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Once the captain realized the ship had sustained serious damage, he sent out an SOS immediately and steered south of the port before dropping anchor, reports UDN.
Dropping anchor helps us reconnect with the present and widen our perspective.
Additional safety measures in the Straits under the agreement include installing cameras, paid for by Enbridge, to support the Coast Guards new regulation prohibiting ships from dropping anchor. The company also will suspend operation of the pipeline when high winds would severely hamper response to a potential oil spill.