To jettison cargo.



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ABANDON VESSEL

To evacuate a vessel from crew and passengers following a distress

JETTISON (OF CARGO)

Throwing overboard of goods in order to lighten the vessel or improve its stability in case of an emergency

JETTISON

To throw objects overboard, especially to lighten a craft in distress. Jettisoned objects that float are termed FLOTSAM; those that sink JETSAM; and heavy articles that are buoyed for future recovery, LAGAN.

A AXIS

The angle that specifies the rotation of a machine tool about the x axis. abandon

DUMP VALVE

A large valve located at the bottom of a tank or container used in emergency situations to empty the tank quickly; for example, to jettison fuel from an airplane fuel tank.

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