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The situation of a vessel which has gone aground at the top of the spring tides and has to wait for up to a fortnight (during which the neap tides occur) for the next tide high enough to float it off. Vessels beneaped at around the time of the equinoxes, when the highest spring tides occur, may have to wait up to six months to get off.

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