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

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"We've also been re-registering the home ports of the vessels and they wanted to make it a first for Newcastle by making that the ship's home port.
The 4,950-ton destroyer Haruna from MSDF Maizuru base in Kyoto Prefecture and the 8,150-ton supply ship Tokiwa from Yokosuka base in Kanagawa Prefecture left their home ports Tuesday morning.
Company officials said they would try to fly the passengers - including Brits - back to their home ports.