Member Alert

Home News Member Alert

Member Alert

Göteborg: 27 April 2017

Anchor-loss USB available free-of-charge

The root causes of many groundings and collisions, loss anchors are among the top five reasons for claims costs. 

Ship anchoringBased on an analysis of damage cases involving anchor and anchor chain losses, the project partners (DNV GL, Gard, and The Swedish Club) issued a report identifying the most frequent technical and operational causes, and some steps crews and operators can take to address them. 

"One of the key takeaways of our investigation is the importance of the officers and crew being aware of the environmental loads their equipment is designed for, " says Håkon Skaret, Senior Principal Engineer at DNV GL. "If these limits are not taken account of in shipboard anchoring procedures, there can be significant damage to the vessel - even beyond the loss of anchor and chain. Many anchor losses are avoidable if the proper maintenance and handling procedures are adhered to."

We have an Anchor-loss USB with videos, presentation material, case studies, and newsletters.
To order free-of-charge, please contact

Anchor loss USB

Member Alert is published by The Swedish Club as a service to members. While the information is believed correct, the Club cannot assume responsibility for completeness or accuracy.

Visiting address

The Swedish Club
Gullbergs Strandgata 6
SE-411 04 Gothenburg

Postal address

The Swedish Club
Gullbergs Strandgata 6
P.O Box 171
SE-401 22 Gothenburg


Tel +46 31 638 400
Fax +46 31 156 711


GOTHENBURG: +46 31 151 328
Piraeus: +30 6944 530 856
Hong Kong: +852 2598 6464
Tokyo: +81 44 222 0082
Oslo: +46 31 151 328


Disclaimer and Cookie information

Privacy Policy

The Swedish Club Privacy Policy

Member Complaint

Member Complaint

The Swedish Club is a member of: