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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MV Eastern Endeavour, then, supposedly requested a port-to-port passage with LCT Poseidon 29, advising the latter to maneuver and stay on hard port rudder to increase its closest point of approach.
It is this which prompted the 2,000-strong union to write to Trump explaining how hard Port Talbot will be hit.
"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.