unfavorable current

unfavorable current

[¦ən′fȧv·rə·bəl ′kə·rənt]
(navigation)
A current flowing in such a direction as to decrease the speed of a vessel.
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This is largely in order to correct the unfavorable current account deficit that the country is facing.
Nyad's previous failed attempt ended amid boat trouble, storms, unfavorable currents and jellyfish stings that left her face significantly swollen but in her latest attempt, she wore a full bodysuit, gloves, booties and a mask at night, when jellyfish rise to the surface.
They made it as far as Honduras, but unfavorable currents forced them to reverse thousands of miles to San Francisco and pedal to Hawaii first.
Nyad's previous failed attempt ended amid boat trouble, storms, unfavorable currents and jellyfish stings that left her face significantly swollen but in her latest attempt, Nyad wore a full bodysuit, gloves, booties and a mask at night, when jellyfish rise to the surface, the report added.