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    we were informed by Port Said Port Control to start the engine and hew up anchor

    Hello all users!

    Monday, mv FOX anchored at the roads of Port Said, Egypt.
    On Wednesday,
    we were informed by Port Said Port Control to start the engine and hew up anchor.

    Does the fragment in question "we were informed by Port Said Port Control to start the engine and hew up the anchor" mean "we were instructed/directed/ordered/commanded/told by Port Said Port Control to start the engine and lift up anchor"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: we were informed by Port Said Port Control to start the engine and hew up anchor

    Any of your alternatives is better than 'informed'.

    I would have expected 'weigh anchor'. As far as I know 'hew' never means 'pull up'.

    Rover

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