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

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The ship, around the same size as the Tuxedo Princess which is docked by the Tyne Bridge, has had Newcastle registered as its home port - believed to make it the first ocean-going commercial vessel to do so.
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.
Pascagoula and Gulfport, Mississippi, home ports for House Republican whip Trent Lott, Seator John Stennis of the Armed Services Committee, and Senator Thad Cochran of a defense appropriations subcommittee;
With the introduction of the 1,918-passenger ms Noordam in early 2006, Holland America Line's fleet grows to 13 ships, offering nearly 500 cruises from more than 25 home ports.