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Here is the officially released video training file dedicated to the problems of the anchoring and mainly addressing larger vessels. From Hong Kong to Rotterdam, Singapore to New York, the past twenty years have seen a massive increase in world trade and, with it, the volume of world shipping.
Too frequently amended schedules and orders has been added even more time at anchor, waiting for berths to become free, demanding ever more care for masters, crews and pilots concerned for the safety of their vessels. For the past twenty years have seen over a thousand anchor related incidents, mainly among the largest vessels. Anchors have been let go in the wrong place, at the wrong time, in the wrong way... the costs, expenditures and equipment is immense and poses the awkward question - do those responsible properly understand the basic design principles and limitations of their anchoring equipment?
In addressing this question head on and since most reported incidents have been aboard the large vessels, our program looks closely at two separate anchorings aboard the same bulk carrier plying between Europe and North America. In illustrating here what is best in anchoring practice, we should also point out the pit falls for ships of all sizes...
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