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
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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Maersk Wins 4-Year Contract from Petrobras to Launch Some Badass Anchors

Maersk Supply Service has won three new contracts with the Brazilian state owned oil company Petrobras (SAO:PETR3) for anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) services offshore Brazil. These 4-year contracts commencing...

March 6, 2012
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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
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Anchor Repair – So How Do They Recondition An Anchor?

Stranded on the Largest Island (he means China… yes we know) featured an interesting “How-To” article on anchor repair. Along with detailed descriptions are some very interesting photos, check out...

September 21, 2010
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Anchor and Mooring Gear – A History

Chief Mate Andre van Schoonhoven of the new cruise ship Eurodam gives us the history of classifying anchors. He writes; Traditionally ships were anchored using large hemp hawsers called cables....

July 21, 2010
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Anchor Chain Construction

Today we bring you the following photos from Baldt’s Chain Link factory in Penslyvania where the original Baldt Stocklass anchor was first produced in 1896. Step 1 – Heat The...

October 13, 2009
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

How not to anchor a ship – Video

April 9, 2008
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