How do you know, after letting go the anchor, when the vessel is brought up?

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Asked on July 24, 2021
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By watching the cable after applying the brake once the required scope has been played out. If the cable rises up, to long stay and then bows, to form a ‘catenary’, then rises again. This cable movement is an indication that the vessel is riding to her anchor not dragging her anchor. If the cable stays taught all the time it may be assumed that the anchor is dragging under the tension.

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Answered on July 24, 2021