Monday, November 23, 2015

WATCH: Runaway Anchor Chain Causes Chaos and Fire A very chaotic situation indeed as this anchor chain control malfunctioned and dropped unconstricted. Most surprisingly, deckhands can be seen scurrying about in the video risking life and limb...

November 23, 2015
Total Views: 80

Monday, August 13, 2012

There Goes the Anchor Chain – VIDEO

While lowering the anchor from USS Tarawa (LHA-1) in 2001, the ship’s anchor, plus 13 shots of chain were lost in a plume of rust and fury of sparks and...

August 13, 2012
Total Views: 442

Monday, August 8, 2011

Two Anchors Are Better Than One – A Look at a Ship’s Most Underutilized Tools

The GPS was set on anchor watch, range and bearings were calculated on the radar, and a pair of landmarks around Mobile Bay had been sighted on the gyro repeater....

August 8, 2011
Total Views: 668

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Engineering News

Rolls-Royce wins large deep water anchor handling equipment contract

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by STX OSV Trading to supply technologically advanced anchor handling systems. The equipment will be installed on three vessels operated by offshore services company...

February 24, 2011
Total Views: 4

Friday, December 24, 2010

K Line Offshore’s KL Sandefjord: the world’s most powerful anchor handling tug

K Line Offshore’s KL Sandefjord just completed sea trials and set the new world record at 430 tons (390 metric) for a bollard pull by an anchor handling vessel on...

December 24, 2010
Total Views: 453