What is the difference between a ‘fouled anchor’ and a ‘fouled hawse’?

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Asked on July 24, 2021
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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.

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Answered on July 24, 2021