"offshore" as preposition?

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon May 20 02:18:55 UTC 2013

"Offshore England" gets a lot of hits, some of which are relevant.

Fyns Kran Udstyr A/S (Odense, Denmark) has tested its hydraulic lifting yoke in London Array, offshore England’s east coast. 

Apache drills globally, with operations in Australia, Alaska, Canada, Egypt and offshore England.

Several typical field applications are reviewed, including cases in North Sea, offshore England, and offshore Brunei.

Adjective with "onshore" bonus: http://jgs.geoscienceworld.org/content/156/4/779.abstract
examples from the Triassic of onshore and offshore England and Northern Ireland

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On May 19, 2013, at 5:00 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> From Wikipedia's page about the novel *Storm* (
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_%28novel%29):
> A cyclone develops offshore Japan, and becomes a significant storm that
> moves into California as a blizzard of significance for the Sierra Nevada
> range, with snowfall amounts of 20 feet (6.1 m).
> I don't recall ever seeing this usage before, only Adv + "of": "offshore of
> PLACE". It could easily be a typing error, but development of a
> prepositional use makes sense too. I can't think of a way to search the Web
> for it. Any observations, in either sense?

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