Posted on November 21, 2019
Different regulations are used for vessels with designation Anchor Handling:
These rules, though sharing a similar purpose, prescribe different formulae for the forces and moments to be taken into account when assessing stability for anchor handling vessels. The results of these calculations can be expressed in tables of allowable anchor chain forces, or in a polar plot of maximum allowable anchor chain forces for a given loading condition.
SARC has implemented both polar plots of allowable anchor chain forces (for a given loading condition) and the tables of allowable anchor chain forces for the first 3 of the requirements listed above. Still, many questions are asked because results may sometimes conflict with users’ expectations. Additionally, some of these rules include some formulae of which the purpose and background are obscure.
Just as for other complex stability calculations, SARC will offer a workshop/training on the ins and outs of above rules.
The following subjects will be presented:
If you are interested, please contact SARC for further details. The first workshop is planned on December 13 2019, from 10:00 to 16:00 in Bussum, the Netherlands.