6 Jan 2020

Anchor and chain search and recoveries in December

In focus: ✔Ship repair✔Аnchor recovery ✔Docking ✔Dredging equipment update✔Albwardy Damen Fujairah B


Diving team received a report that one of the vessel at Fujairah B anchorage lost her starboard anchor. Our dive technician conducted full SONAR survey immediately the next day and performed complete test on the system to ensure its integrity during the entire operation in order to avoid any delays.

On the 4th of December the team proceeded on the area aboard our dive-survey boat based on the given coordinates where the search operation will take place. After a risk assessment and confirmation that the area was considered clear from any obstruction the search operation began. With 325 meters of cable laying in a water depth of 133 meters the team found the lost starboard anchor and chain 205 meters North-west from the given position.

The next day, on the 5th of December the diving recovery team recovered the anchor. In one planned track the anchor and chain was fully recovered and immediately delivered to client vessel the same day. The second anchor for a different vessel was recovered on the next day December 6. The team searched the area based on the given coordinates from the vessel with a water depth of 64.4 meters and the lost port anchor and chain was found 140 meters south- south east from the given position. On the 10th of December the second anchor was completely recovered from the sea bed and safely delivered directly to vessel.