Anchors & Anchorwork(eBook)

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January 2007

Anchors & Anchorwork(eBook)

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When you consider anchors there is a large number of ocean going ships to consider. This pdf covers the anchors in use on merchant vessels, their associated equipment, anchorages, anchoring and the problems of anchorages and manoeuvring in such a close confine which is too often an often underestimated hazard.

 

PUBLISHED DATE: JANUARY 2007
No. OF PAGES: 73

 

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The anchors of the past, with their cables, windlasses and auxiliary equipment, were designed for ships up to a certain tonnage and within certain specifications regarding weather and bottom conditions they were generally adequate. Today's ships are considerably larger and although the weights and sizes of the ground equipment have not been scaled to match we still seem to expect the same performance from our anchor equipment. As this is not possible on very large vessels we must change our ideas and expectations of our anchors and adjust our seamanship methods to cope with this. Always remember that an anchor is designed for one purpose, to temporarily hold the ship in position while waiting for a berth or pilot. Everything else it may do is a bonus.

It cannot be long before more staff in port environmental positions begin to realise the extent of the problems with anchors on large ships, and regulations regarding the size of ships that can use certain anchorages will be introduced, forcing larger ships out into deeper water and away from the coastlines. The problem with this happening lies in the holding power of the anchors and the capability of windlasses. Few ships carry sufficient cable to anchor securely and safely in deep water and many ships do not have windlasses with the power to lift the anchor from such depths.

 

Chapter 1 ANCHOR TYPES
   1.1 THE TESTING OF ANCHORS
   1.2 ANCHOR DESIGN
   1.3 ANCHOR AND CHAIN DAMAGE AND LOSS
   1.4 THE HOLDING POWER OF ANCHORS

Chapter 2 THE CHAIN
   2.1 SHACKLES AND JOINING GEAR

Chapter 3 THE WINDLASS

Chapter 4 THE WIND AND CURRENT EFFECT
   4.1 TABLES OF WIND/CURRENT FORCES AND HOLDING POWERS

Chapter 5 ANCHORAGES
   5.1 MANOEUVERABILITY
   5.2 ANCHORAGE TYPES
   5.3 POSITIONING
   5.4 RESPONSIBILITIES IN ANCHORAGES
   5.5 APPROACH TO THE ANCHORAGE
   5.6 CHOOSING THE ANCHOR POSITION

Chapter 6 METHODS OF ANCHORING AND MOORING
   6.1 ANCHORING TO A SINGLE ANCHOR
   6.2 WHICH ANCHOR?
   6.3 USING BOTH ANCHORS

Chapter 7 AFTER ANCHORING
   7.1 THE ANCHOR WATCH

Chapter 8 MOORING
   8.1 STANDING MOOR
   8.2 RUNNING MOOR
   8.3 BERTHING USING ANCHORS
   8.3.1 The Mediterranean Moor
   8.3.2 The Baltic Moor

Chapter 9 MANOEUVRING WITH ANCHORS

Chapter 10 LARGE VESSELS

Chapter 11 HANGING OFF AN ANCHOR

Chapter 12 GROUND TACKLE MAINTENANCE
   12.1 ANCHOR MARKINGS

Chapter 13 HEAVING ANCHOR

Chapter 14 ANCHORING TERMS

Title: Anchors & Anchorwork(eBook)
Number of Pages: 73
Product Code: 4431P002
Published Date: January 2007

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