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sandbank

a submerged bank of sand in a sea or river, that may be exposed at low tide
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sandbank

[′san‚baŋk]
(geology)
A deposit of sand forming a mound, hillside, bar, or shoal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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They found the man marooned on a sandbank and managed to establish communications with the stricken sailor, advising him to stay put.
Around 2.30pm a member of Flint RNLI volunteer crew spotted a catamaran aground on a sandbank one mile north of the lifeboat station, the situation was monitored and later in the afternoon Holyhead coastguard were informed, and authorised an immediate launch.
The rescues have prompted warnings about the danger of tidal movements and shifting sandbanks.
The 51,000-tonne ship, which has a cargo of 1,400 cars and 105 pieces of construction equipment, floated free from the sandbank on the high tide on Wednesday and has since been anchored at a spot two miles east called Alpha Anchorage near Lee-on-the-Solent.
The vessel began to list as it left the port, forcing the captain and pilot to take the emergency action of beaching it on the sandbank to prevent it turning over into the sea.
A police spokeswoman said: "The driver failed to stop and continued heading south on Sandbank Street, where he turned left on to Maryhill Road.
Ellie's decision to escape the island in an ancient boat is influenced by a sense that she is helping to reunite Anabel with her love, and when she leaves the boat to swim towards the sandbank it is to help him into the boat.
Both Schmidt and Sandbank say their neighbors report hearing the chickens, although some claim to enjoy the sound (and the regular gifts of eggs they receive to help keep the peace).
The project licence was recently bought from German Sandbank Power GmbH & Co.
He hasn't been arrested, nobody is looking for him, but he has confined himself to the solitude of the sandbank where he lives as if he were politically exiled.
The RNLI station at Criccieth launched both of its inshore lifeboats after iot received a 999 call about group of tourists stranded on a sandbanK on an estuary near Porthmadog.
An 80-meter ship is currently stuck on a sandbank in a Burgas bay in the Black Sea after strong winds and waves broke its anchor Monday morning.