Safety Alert – secure anchor or risk getting a hole in your hull

The Coast Guard has issued a Safety Alert regarding the importance of maintaining anchor handling equipment.  Recently a freight ship had its anchor break lose in 15 foot seas and it punched a hole in the ship.  A safety management plan that was properly implemented could have prevented this casualty which cost $1 million to repair and a month out of service for the vessel.  The Safety Alert is at this link.

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