We are out of control, going fast and high, and someone else is piloting this vessel.
I really thought I could do it this time...I keep wondering, have I broken the vessel?
Dive crews are particularly vulnerable because the 115,000-ton vessel is not yet secured and could quickly shift in stormy seas.
Local mechanics pitched in to help mend the craft, but weeks into setting off the repairs wore thin and the vessel sprung a leak.
It is a reminder that he is something other than a machine, and something other than a vessel for our political controversies.
This is said of a steam-engine if reversed, to propel the vessel astern.
Had he had a calm sea he could have raked that vessel without missing a shot.
The Dresden, the fastest, proved too speedy a vessel to overtake.
That the vessel had slowed up, Lieutenant Raymond of course could not tell.
The vessel appears to have been constructed a long time ago.
c.1300, "container," from Old French vessel (French vaisseau) from Latin vascellum "small vase or urn," also "a ship," diminutive of vasculum, itself a diminutive of vas "vessel." Sense of "ship, boat" is found in English c.1300. "The association between hollow utensils and boats appears in all languages" [Weekley]. Meaning "canal or duct of the body" (especially for carrying blood) is attested from late 14c.
vessel ves·sel (věs'əl)
A duct, canal, or other tube that contains or conveys a body fluid such as blood or lymph.