Prevent Dragging Anchor during Typhoon Seasons

9 October 2019 No.1039

According to the latest weather forecast on 9 October, violent Typhoon Hagibis is approaching wide areas from western to northern Japan over this weekend.


We would urge members to provide safety measures against rough sea, obtaining the latest weather information such as a maximum instantaneous wind speed, a storm warning area, a projected path and so on. Vessels staying at anchorages to avoid typhoons should take appropriate measures against dragging anchor including engine stand-by in advance.


Furthermore, in case that vessels will be anchoring or navigating in rough sea, it is essential to take extra care to ship handling in head and countering/following Seas.


For your reference, please refer to our Loss Prevention Bulletins No.25 “Preventing an Anchor from Dragging”, No.43 “Dragging Anchor – Case Studies and Preventive Measures” and No.45 “Marine Weather – Ship Handling in Rough Sea”.


We wish you a pleasant voyage.