sea lift

sealift

[see-lift]
noun
1.
a system for transporting persons or cargo by ship, especially in an emergency.
2.
the act of transporting such persons or cargo.
verb (used with object)
3.
to transport (persons or cargo) by sealift.

Origin:
1955–60; sea + (air)lift

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