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A mooring rope with both ends on board ship, enabling the crew to cast off without disembarking.
- ‘Vessels are obliged to lie anchor at a distance of three miles from shore, with slip ropes on their cables, ready to slip and go to sea at a moment's notice.’
- ‘As Mags was preparing to catch the slip ropes on the lockside at the bow, she leaned out too far, lost her balance and fell overboard.’
- ‘During this separation, the slip rope is allowed to slip through the ring and it will also be separated from the assembly.’
- ‘The hose string should then be hung off the slip rope with the camlock flange at deck level and derrick hook disconnected.’
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