Making land

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Shipping manoeuvres made in order to approach the coast.


Note: The English term landfall means only the first sighting of land when approaching from seaward.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM