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Anchor loss prevention

The root cause of many groundings and collisions, lost anchors are among the top five reasons for claims costs. A rising number of anchor losses reported over the last several years prompted DNV GL, Gard and The Swedish Club to investigate this issue. Based on an analysis of damage cases involving anchor and anchor chain losses, the project partners have issued a presentation identifying the most frequent technical and operational causes, and some steps crews and operators can take to address them.

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DNV GL, Gard and The Swedish Club work together to help reduce anchor losses

The root cause of many groundings and collisions, lost anchors are among the top five reasons for claims costs. A rising number of anchor losses reported over the last several years prompted DNV GL, Gard and The Swedish Club to investigate this issue. Based on an analysis of damage cases involving anchor and anchor chain losses, the project partners have issued a presentation identifying the most frequent technical and operational causes, and some steps crews and operators can take to address them.

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Collision with vessel at anchor

The Swedish P&I Club has published its Monthly Safety for December 2015 regarding a collision with vessel at anchor. While Vessel A was raising its anchor before proceeding to the next port, the master decided to pass ahead of vessel B that was anchored for bunkering. Vessel B was on A’s starboard bow, A was maintaining a speed of 7 knots and a course of 122°. There was a strong southerly ebb tide of about 5 knots.

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