Dropping Anchors in the Gulf of Mexico: 60 Days of Letting Her Go and Pulling Her Up

By Michael Carr - Each of American Salvor’s four 6,000 lb. anchors were attached to its own huge winch by hundreds of feet of 1.5-inch diameter wire cable. Each drum was powered by a large noisy diesel engine equipped with pneumatic controls. Paying out anchor wire and pulling wire in was noisy and dangerous. With all four winches running the decibels were … [Read more...]