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Emergency procedures for loss of Anchor & chain for cargo ships

Response to loss of anchor and chain

When the anchor and chain are lost, the Master shall immediately confirm ship’s position and make note of the exact position and time the loss took place. If possible, throw in an anchor buoy to assist in a later recovery attempt.

When loss of the anchor and chain resulted from a cause such as illegal navigation of another vessel, the Master shall record the Name of the opposing ship, its Owner, Charterer, Port of registry, Last and Next Port of Call.

The Master shall tender a Claim Letter to the opposing ship and seek its Master’s signature [refer to Navigational guideline for ships - “Emergency Procedures for Collision”

After the anchor and chain are lost, the Master shall make an initial report to the Company . Thereafter, from time-to-time, the Master shall report further developments to the Company.

The Master shall report the circumstances which led to the loss of the anchor and chain so that the Company can determine whether general average is affected or not. Refer to guideline
“Anchor and Chain Damages Handled as General Average”





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