Dropping of ship anchor is done during emergency to reduce the speed of the vessel as swiftly as possible to prevent any forthcoming mishap. Learn about nine important points to consider during this emergency procedure.
Ship’s anchor is used to turn the ship in the desired side and direction during the berthing process. Learn inside the article as to how a ship is berthed using its anchor as a pivot.
Dredging anchor is a method used during maneuvering of a ship when neither a bow thruster nor a tug is available to check the ship’s bow movement. Learn how dredging anchor is used to control ship’s movement in restricted waters.
A vessel was in ballast and it began to drag anchor in a north-westerly direction. Soon, the ship’s speed had increased to 0.9kt, dragging in the direction of another vessel.
In a real accident, despite the attempts by the AB to secure the winch brake, the anchor chain continued to run out and the last length of chain broken loose from the chain locker, hitting and fatally injuring the AB fatally by the bitter end.