English to Afrikaans Meaning :: whaler

Whaler :
walvis
- walvis

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Noun(1) a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales(2) a ship engaged in whale fishing

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(1) On 10 November 1841, Kahe and John Nicoll, a whaler , were formerly married on board a ship off the coast of Kapiti.(2) Between 1831 and 1834 he worked as a whaler and sealer and organised whaling stations around the coast even before South Australia was established in 1836.(3) Expecting Grady either to board or to sink the whaler , Anthony nudged his ship westward - and waited.(4) ‘It should give the sick whaler medical aid but ensure the ship does not return to the kill,’ Greens Party leader Bob Brown said in a statement.(5) Cold-stiff hands and aching shoulders hauled on the guys tied to the fore and aft cleats of the whaler until it was drawn back on board the ship.(6) Back in colonial times, Spanish whaler José Manuel jumped ship in New Zealand and, as was the custom of the time, took several wives.(7) On the morning of 11 February 1944, off the Norwegian coast, Stubborn sighted a convoy of seven ships escorted by four trawlers, a whaler and an aircraft.(8) When the Makahs stopped whaling in the 1920s it was because commercial whalers , harpooning all they could find, had nearly driven the gray whales to extinction.(9) Both the letters and the Bulletin contain descriptions of the whalers , prospectors, government agents, and other missionaries who lived in Alaska at that time, as well as depictions of Inupiat life.(10) Nonetheless, the film is intelligently and movingly constructed, and unquestionably catches at critical themes and undercurrents of the book, including its sympathy for the whalers ' harsh existence.(11) Alice Roberts looks back at Dundee's history of whaling and meets former whalers who risked their lives in this now reviled industry.(12) The International Whaling Commission has granted the whalers of the island of Bequia with Aboriginal Whaling Status.(13) A series of mainly South American fisherman have been hauled back to Australia with their ships and prosecuted after they were caught fishing near southern Heard Island, and HSI said it hoped to see similar action against whalers .(14) Early in the nineteenth century crews of visiting ships came looking for flax, and from 1829 whalers came to share the bounty in this southern area.(15) The Coast Guard cutter Bear became a familiar sight in Alaskan waters, rescuing icebound whalers , providing medical services for the Eskimos, and enforcing the international seal protection treaty.(16) Since the international ban on whaling 21 years ago, cruising sailboats have replaced whalers as the primary visitors to the islands.
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1. whaling ship ::
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