They are always escorted by an extensive flotilla of other ships.
As senior medical officer he had great difficulty certifying the captain of another ship in the flotilla when the stress proved too much for him.
a flotilla of cargo boats
I finished my tour on the opposite side of Punda from the fort, where a flotilla of sailing boats was moored up on a small waterway off the main harbour.
The Quays welcomed two Galway Hooker sailing boats and a flotilla of sailing vessels were docked at Albert Basin.
US officials had said that dolphins, first used in Vietnam, were a far better bet than all the technology on board the flotilla of ships.
Once at sea, the ship will join a flotilla of military vessels that played a part in the landings in a ceremonial crossing of the Channel before berthing at Caen.
The craft will join a flotilla of Royal Navy ships and nearly one-quarter of the British Army.
You are unlikely to see him but can tell when he is in residence by the flotilla of navy ships patrolling just offshore.
The almost constant vision of a flotilla of ships and boats on Sydney Harbour, shown ad nauseam on Foxtel today, proves that point.