Anchor brake maintenance is a crucial element in safe operations. The Nautical Institute gives this advice in its latest Mars Report in which a tanker’s port anchor brake malfunctioned, eventually resulting in it becoming entangles with the starboard anchor...
The bulk carrier Julietta D, which collided with a tanker on Monday 31 January near IJmuiden and was subsequently adrift for a large part of the day, has safely been towed to Rotterdam. The salvage was carried out by Boskalis’ tug Sovereign in cooperation with...
At around 7 pm Monday night, tug Sovereign managed to secure a tow line to the Julietta D, which had been adrift and making water after colliding with the Pechora Star on in the morning. The Coast Guard said last night the convoy was waiting for calmer weather to...
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...
Anchors and associated gear are for holding ships in light to moderate weather conditions. For more adverse weather, drifting or slow steaming (hove-to) would be the safer option. The Nautical Institute gives this advice after a tanker lost its anchor in force 6-7...
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