A new type of anchor, developed by QMC Anchor Technology Ltd, incorporates the properties of both drag and deadweight anchors, and has the added advantage that the direction of pull is not restricted. Its essential feature is that it is installed vertically and is fitted with a side thrust plate, at or below the seabed, which converts a pulling force from any direction into a vertical component along the shaft axis. The tendency of a conventional anchor to drag and rotate under variations of load due to changes in tide or current is thus overcome. Two variants of the new type are described. Order from BSRA as No. 49,370.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Gulf Publishing Company

    Box 2608
    Houston, TX  United States  77001
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

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  • Pagination: p. 57
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM