hard port

hard port

A command meaning, “Carry out a tight turn to the left (port).” It is a combat maneuver. The heading to roll out may or may not be indicated by the person ordering this maneuver. The turn is generally carried out with full military power.
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As I am restricted on my starboard side due to shallow waters and outbound vessel occupying inbound lane, I decided to alter course to hard port (left) to avoid collision.