What is the difference between a ‘fouled anchor’ and a ‘fouled hawse’?« Back to Questions List

Posted by marinetales
Asked on July 24, 2021 8:02 pm

The fouled anchor is the description given to when the anchor itself is fouled by some object like a cast off fishing wire, or even by its own cable turned around the fluke.
A fouled hawse occurs when the vessel has moored with two anchors and ship’s anchor cables have become entwined, usually caused by a change in the wind direction, causing the vessel to swing in opposition to the lay of cables.

Posted by marinetales
Answered On July 24, 2021 8:02 pm