Research and analysis

Safety lessons: best practice for ship anchoring

A safety message about how to safely anchor particularly during adverse weather.


MAIB safety flyer issued January 2009

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This summary concerns a grounding after the product tanker Astral drags its anchor in storm force winds and a number of other similar accidents.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • shipping industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 29 January 2009