Encounters At Sea
Certificate of Merit
NEAR MISS SITUATION WHILE ANCHORING
The ship was a bulk carrier and was approaching Antwerp with a wind force of 8.Due to this wind, the port was closed.Vessel was asked either to anchor or drift outside the port limits. Since the traffic was heavy, Master decided to anchor.The draft was 10 mtrs.The depth was nearly 90 mtrs. Master ordered to let go the anchor instead of taking the ship back to a safer place.As a result the anchor was lost and the bitter end just missed the mate and the bosun.