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dinghy

any small boat, powered by sail, oars, or outboard motor

dinghy

[′diŋ·ē]
(naval architecture)
A boat, less than 20 feet (6 meters) long, propelled by oars or sails, that may be used as a tender to a ship or yacht.

dinghy

An inflatable rubber boat carried in aircraft for use when an aircraft must be ditched. Small dinghies are packed in the form of a cushion on a seat-pack parachute, and large dinghies are stowed in the aircraft, usually near escape hatches.
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The young girl was in the dinghy but the teenager was in the water trying to hold the position of the boat.
"The inshore lifeboat launched at 1.50am and was alongside the dinghy and its occupants within a couple of minutes where it was taken under tow to the Pilot Pier where the local coastguard team and police were waiting to meet it.
Separately, a Border Force cutter was deployed at 5.50am to the Channel to help a dinghy which was travelling towards the UK with seven men and a woman onboard.
South Tarawa [Kirbati], Jan 28 ( ANI ): Seven survivors, including an unconscious baby, aboard a dinghy have been found by rescuers while searching for a ferry carrying 50 people that went missing in the waters off Kiribati.
Specially trained rescue divers leapt into the water to pull dozens to safety, including those who managed to stay aboard the half-submerged dinghy as well as others already flailing in the cool waters around it.
Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was fined on Friday for not wearing a life-jacket while steering his inflatable dinghy near his residence on the Sydney Harbour.
The crewman shouts to the drenched casualty, who is too big to fit in the dinghy and is wearing a hoodie and shorts: "Ey up fella, what are you doing out here?" He then radios to the Coastguard that the man was in a "PS10 dinghy" and had no safety equipment.
Thieves stole an inflatable dinghy that was being kept at the boat park at Riverside Road.
In June two tourists had to be rescued from a dinghy while trying to reach an island without a paddle.
Coast guard officials said after the dinghy used a satellite phone to request help Sunday afternoon, a Singapore-flagged merchant ship rushed to the scene but the migrants' boat capsized just before its arrival.
A neighbor on the bay, faced with my sad story, was conned into letting me put the dinghy on his dock for the summer.