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This dwarfs the range and speed of conventional guns, whose ammunition can travel only 10 to 20 nautical miles.
After returning from the worldwide voyage in June 2017, adding to the canoe’s more than 150,000 nautical miles since 1976, the work isn’t over.
The tanker Sanchi, run by Iran's top oil shipping operator, National Iranian Tanker Co., collided on Saturday with the CF Crystal, carrying grain from the United States, about 160 nautical miles off China's coast near Shanghai.
Under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), to which both China and South Korea are parties, coastal states can claim an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) up to 200 nautical miles from their coastline.
Airlines need a plane to fill the gap between the smaller 737 and the larger 787, something that can hold between 230-280 passengers and fly up to 4,000 nautical miles.
Ships are also being sailed more efficiently, often by slowing them down, which reduces the amount of fuel consumed per nautical mile.
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships are on a 163-day overseas training cruise that began in May and will cover approximately 30,000 nautical miles with ports of call in eight countries.
The 747-8 promises 16 tons less carbon emissions per trip over the 727-200 and has an extended range that allows trips from Washington to Hong Kong—7,730 nautical miles—without a layover.
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NAUTICAL MILE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nautical mile for English Language Learners
: a unit of distance equal to 1,852 meters or 1.15 miles that is used for sea and air travel
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