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abandon

[ə′ban·dən]
(engineering)
To stop drilling and remove the drill rig from the site of a borehole before the intended depth or target is reached.
(petroleum engineering)
To terminate oil and gas production from a well when it becomes unprofitable.

abandon

i. To bail out or eject out of an aircraft and let it crash. Used as a command, as in “abandon aircraft.”
ii. To walk away or leave an aircraft on the ground in an emergency as when it is on fire.
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He said that activities of dismantling abandoned ships at Gadani ship-breaking yard have been stopped and an inquiry committee has been formed on the directives of federal and provincial governments to conduct probe into the incident.
The captain and six-man crew of the 1,000- tonne Ash abandoned ship following the collision, and moments later the vessel, carrying a cargo of steel, sank to the bottom of the ocean.
Monday when it was about 1,200 kilometers southwest of Guam Island, the officials said, adding that after the crew failed to extinguish the fire, they abandoned ship and boarded a life boat.
There may be holes and leaks, but the Ducks haven't abandoned ship just yet.
There were 900 passengers on board and everyone had abandoned ship within two days,' said Mr Jones.
Before long, its bow broke away and sank, fires erupted, oil began to leak into the sea, and the crew abandoned ship.
They abandoned ship after the engine room flooded because either the sea water inlet pipe or the engine seawater cooling system failed.
Witnesses said that as Schettino abandoned ship, Rebello, a Mumbai native, stayed on to help other passengers to safety and even gave one his own lifejacket.