A peril of the sea. Lanasa Fruit Steamship & I. Co. v Universal Ins. Co. 302 US 556, 82 L Ed 422, 58 S Ct 371. The striking of a vessel upon a rock, bank, reef, or the like. Strong v Sun Mutual Ins. Co. 31 NY 103. A ship running aground or taking ground, not in the ordinary course of navigation, but by accident, or the force of the wind or sea, and remaining stationary for some time. 29A Am J Rev ed Ins § 1318. Being left in a helpless position; being left without funds in a strange city. In the law of marine insurance, the term implies a stopping of a vessel's progress and a resting for a longer or a shorter period. Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Coal Co. v Globe & Rutgers Fire Ins. Co. (CA2 NY) 6 F2d 736, 43 ALR 215, 218. See voluntary stranding.

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