Anchor gear is subject to brutal forces and good practice would include a close inspection of the chain and anchor on each recovery, states The Nautical Institute in its latest Mars Report. In the report, a fractured crown shackle was spotted in time. The Nautical...
Always check if a ship is stable after anchoring. The Nautical Institute gives this warning in its latest Mars Report in which a loaded general cargo vessel started dragging anchor and collided with another anchored vessel and a shore dock. The Nautical Institute...
Damen Shipyards is developing a new class of vessel that will be capable of supporting the next big development in offshore wind; the roll-out of large-scale floating offshore wind turbines. These turbines will require chains and anchors of unprecedented sizes as well...
In early 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic forced many cruise ship companies into an operational pause, resulting in many cruise ships anchoring in various locations for long periods of time. Several incidents have occurred since October 2020 where cruise ship anchors or...
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