freeing port

freeing port

[′frē·iŋ ‚pȯrt]
(naval architecture)
An opening in a ship's side, at the level of the deck or in the bulwark, to allow water to escape.
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Along with a summary of what happened, the flyer also highlights important safety lessons for the fishing community regarding the fitting of EPIRBs with an integral GNSS receiver; ensuring that freeing ports are of the correct size and are functioning; and, quartering seas creating a broaching risk for well-found vessels.
EXNET Connect enables the interconnection of PC-based media and voice resources directly into the switching fabric, providing high performance integrated media and switching services, and freeing ports for revenue-generating network connections.