This book contains the report presenting the results of the study performed by the recognized industry experts. The main declared objective of the study was the thorough analysis and review of the offshore use of the drag anchors. The idea of the authors was to establish the practice of the usage of subject anchors – this includes selection of the proper anchors, methods of their deployment and recovery, periodical inspection and survey of the anchors, failures that can occur during the anchor operations.
Difficulties commonly experienced when performing anchor handling operations, and many other important aspects. The report includes the valuable information covering the fabrication methods, dimensions and shapes of the drag anchors, their holding power and reliability matters.
The authors have gathered and analyzed a huge amount of information and data to get to the most accurate results of the study – subject information was collected using two methods, namely a literature survey and circulating relevant questionnaires to the authoritative offshore industry organizations . Numerous professional conclusions relating to the safety and reliability aspects have been drawn from the content of the report.