A bulk carrier dragging anchor collided with an anchored vessel and while attempting to prevent this, caused a lightering barge to founder. Re-positioning a vessel should not be done with barges attached, warns The Nautical Institute in a report on the accident. The...
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...
Collisions are possible even when both vessels are at anchor. A vigilant anchor watch is therefore always advisable, says The Nautical Institute in its latest Mars Report. In this report, a tanker was hit by another vessel in an anchorage after the wind shifted,...
Even with engines and anchors, limited space in some anchorages can easily trump these options when winds are strong. Vessels are safest at sea in these circumstances. The Nautical Institute gives this advice in its latest Mars Report in which two bulk carriers...
In tight anchorages and strong currents, main engines should always be on standby and the vessel’s position checked as if the vessel is underway. The Nautical Institute gives this advice in its latest Mars Report in which a vessel went from being anchored to a...
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