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Gun

An ancient Sumerian unit of weight approximately equivalent to 30 kilograms.
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Zakaria Baker, Head of Fishermen Committees in the Agricultural Work Committees Union, said to PCHR's fieldworker that on Tuesday, 09 January 2018, Israeli gunboats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 5 nautical miles offshore in the northern Gaza Strip.
His citation explained: "The Comet had been ordered with other gunboats to examine and, if possible, destroy an obstruction placed across the river by the Turks.
Manila: The Philippine Navy deployed a gunboat and a surveillance plane to a World Heritage-listed marine sanctuary after a suspected Vietnamese fishing vessel was seen there, authorities said Monday.
M, a Syrian gunboat crossed four miles into Lebanon's northern waters, fired shots on the Lebanese fishing boat before seizing it and taking it into Syrian territory.
In 2003, Hans Konrad Van Tilburg led an expedition that recovered the remains of the USS Saginaw, a major naval gunboat that had been stationed in the Pacific Ocean from 1860 to 1870.
A New Era of Gunboat Diplomacy [NYT] New Israeli-Palestinian Land Dispute Rises as Dead Sea Water Level Drops [Haaretz] Dead Sea's Bid As a New Wonder Is Dead [JTA] Earlier: Israel-Lebanon Sea Border Dispute Heats Up
Old Pulteney was once banned in its home town of Wick after Navy gunboats were called in to keep sozzled locals in order.
BEIRUT: An aid ship rammed nearly two weeks ago by an Israeli gunboat while trying to deliver humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip has yet be properly examined or undergo initial repairs, according to its captain, despite having been docked in Lebanon since the New Year.
Australia's action against Japanese whalers is a case of gunboat diplomacy and, as is usual with such tactics, it may have perverse consequences.
How far down was it to the gunboat from the rail where we stood?
In mid-2001 an Iranian gunboat forced a BP-hired exploration vessel to leave an oil-rich area disputed between Iran and Azerbaijan.
Installed yesterday by artist Claire Morgan, the boats were assembled in the shape of a gunboat.