Ship Anchor Classification
Deck equipment

Ship Anchor Classification

There are Certification Authorities such as Lloyds, ABS, and DNV who class and certify anchors for use in naval and commercial ships.

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Ship anchor operation
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Ship anchor operation

Anchor watches shall be maintained in accordance with Masters orders. This should include regular inspection of lead and weight on chain. F

Planning and operational guidance for anchor ship
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Planning and operational guidance for anchor ship

Anchoring operations planning consists of information, instructions and actions which contribute to a procedure for manoeuvring the vessel to the designated anchor position and successfully anchoring in a safe, seamanlike manner taking the prevailing weather conditions and sea state into consideration.

Safe anchoring for cargo ships
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Safe anchoring for cargo ships

Anchoring operations planning consists of information, instructions and actions which contribute to a procedure for manoeuvring the vessel to the designated anchor position and successfully anchoring in a safe, seamanlike manner taking the prevailing weather conditions and sea state into consideration.

Deep water anchoring safe practice by VLCC
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Deep water anchoring safe practice by VLCC

VLCCs, because of their inertia require great caution while anchoring. They can suffer equipment failure if attempting to anchor whilst moving at speeds as low as half a knot over the ground.

Anchor and chain damage
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Anchor and chain damage

When anchor and chain damage resulted from the following causes, they can be covered by insurance as ‘General Average’ sacrifices loss. The Master shall in such cases secure witness statement from external sources if Possible.