Alandia Marine monthly advise

Anchors and chain. Maintenance is essential.

Follow anchoring procedures!

Anchor and chain loss can often lead to collisions and grounding, which can result in additional damage to your vessel.

  • The D-shackle is the technical component with the highest loss causing failure rate.
  • The windlass brake is essential. The tension of the brakes to be adjusted and liners replaced in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Be aware of the environmental risk factors, such as the weather, strength of the currents and water depth.
  • Authorities may require that lost anchors are recovered.

More information, including an "Anchor awareness" video, can be found here at

Alandia Marine montlhy advise. Anchor and chain.