from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hawser or length of cable which secures a vessel to the dock.
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"Because we don't have shore-fast ice this time of year, that's what's significant," he said.
Officials feared a lack of shore-fast sea ice would leave Nome and Native villages sprinkled along the coast vulnerable to sea surges.
Making communities more vulnerable than in past years is the lack of shore-fast sea ice, said Jeff Osinsky, the National Weather Service's regional warning co-ordinator.
For days, operations officials have looked at how best to lay the segmented fuel hose across the shore-fast ice for the transfer.
Perhaps the worst consequence of global warming in Alaska may be the need to relocate entire seaside villages because of reduced shore-fast ice that normally would protect them from violent autumn storms.