Anchors are key to ship safety
Anchor loss – technical and operational challenges and recommendations
by the DNV GL, Gard and The Swedish Club [Note: all rights reserved].
Neglect leads to anchor loss, replacement and risks to safety.
Anchor loss due to failure of: d-shackle, swivels, chain, Kenter shackles.
Anchor and chain lost due to technical failure of: windlass motor , windlass brakes
chain stoppers. Operational reasons: dropping of anchor, use of brake, heaving the anchor, securing the anchor , anchor watch , lack of attention to bad weather.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS FILIPINO SEAFARER’S EXPERIENCES OF MARITIME PIRACY
Source: THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT through the Maritime Training Council National Maritime Polytechnic Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT through its Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (2012)
Trauma, post-trauma, and support in the shipping industry: The experience of Filipino seafarers after pirate attacks, Sanley S. Abila n, Lijun Tang Seafarers International Research Centre, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, United Kingdom