Research and analysis

Safety lessons: anchoring in heavy weather

Summary of the catastrophic damage to windlass of ro-ro vessel Norcape highlighting the hazards of weighing anchor in near gale force winds.

Document

MAIB safety flyer issued December 2012

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Detail

This safety message concerns an anchorage providing insufficient shelter to prevent a roll on, roll off (ro-ro) vessel’s anchoring equipment from being subjected to excessive loads. The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • shipping industry