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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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Video Of A Faulty Brake Or… How Not To Anchor A Ship

The following is video of seatrials aboard a newly built German ship. The video commentary states “When testing the anchor winches it became obvious that something was wrong with the...

December 4, 2010
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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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