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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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But family members appeared to have already convicted the crew who were caught on video abandoning ship, the captain in his underwear, while the children, obeying orders, waited in their cabins for further instructions.
Its captain is being tried for manslaughter and abandoning ship.
Captain Francesco Schettino, who left the ship before all its crew and passengers had been rescued, faces charges including multiple manslaughter and abandoning ship, with the trial starting on Tuesday, Reuters reported.
The prosecutors' office in Grosseto also wants Francesco Schettino to be tried for causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship while the frantic evacuation of passengers and crew was still being conducted.
Schettino is awaiting trial after being accused of manslaughter and abandoning ship as others struggled to get into lifeboats.
The ship's captain is due in court for the preliminary hearing on Monday and stands accused of causing a shipwreck, manslaughter and abandoning ship before all passengers were evacuated.
The captain, Francesco Schettino, is under house arrest and accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship before passengers and crew were safe.
Francesco Schettino, who faces charges of multiple manslaughter and abandoning ship, arrived at his home around 2:00 am (0100 GMT), accompanied by police and carabinieri, as the toll in the disaster rose to 11 with another 20 people missing.
The other is Captain Francesco Schettino -- whom newspapers have branded a coward for fleeing in the face of adversity and who is now under house arrest, accused of multiple manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship.