Research and analysis

Safety lessons: unsafe anchoring in heavy weather

Summary of the grounding of tanker Astral after its anchor dragged in storm force winds, highlighting ways to prevent similar accidents.

Document

MAIB safety flyer issued January 2009

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Details

This safety message concerns a grounding after a product tanker drags anchor and is one of a number of similar accidents. The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • shipping industry
Published 29 January 2009