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berth

Nautical
1. a place assigned to a ship at a mooring
2. sufficient distance from the shore or from other ships or objects for a ship to manoeuvre
3. accommodation on a ship
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Earlier it had directed major ports to provide priority berthing to coastal vessels to reduce waiting time of such vessels.