to attend a meeting etc... is commonly seen.

but it seems that ATTEND can be followed by a place: to attend the vessel which means to board the vessel or get on the vessel.

and it can be used together with the prepostion TO: to attend to the house which means to take care of the house (keep it clean and in good order, maybe)

I saw some guys applied ATTEND this way, and then inferred the above. but maybe i'm wrong.

so what do u think.
We can use "attend" in different situations. Look at the following:

1. to go to an event, place, etc:
(Over two hundred people attended the funeral.
The meeting is on the fifth and we're hoping everyone will attend.)

2. to go officially and usually regularly to a place:
(Which school do your children attend?
I attended the classes/seminars/lectures for a month or two.)

but we use "attend to" when

to deal with something or help someone:
(Doctors tried to attend to the worst injured soldiers first.
I always have so many things to attend to when I come into the office after a trip abroad.)

I hope that helps
Dear Vincent Ding,

It is not so strange. All are examples of «attention», no? Emotion: smile

Kind regards,