After years of research, a Dutch firm has brought onto the market an anchor with unique features that are said to give the product a proven effectiveness for use with dredgers and offshore installations. Trials have shown that the holding power of an anchor depends not only on shape and weight, but primarily on the anchor's ability to take a rapid and thorough hold in the seabed. The new delta-shaped, sheet steel open anchor is fitted with a movable shank. This shank hinges, as it were, between the long sides of two large open scalene right-angled triangles. The entire structure is surrounded by a framework consisting of two sloping trimming plates linked to each other on both sides by a set of stabilization plates. Such is the design that the anchor has only a short drag across the seabed, and buries itself quickly from any position in which it lands on the bottom, while the stabilization plates guide the anchor into the correct position.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maclean-Hunter Limited

    481 University Avenue
    Toronto 2, ONo,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

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  • Accession Number: 00172702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Development News
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM