Emergency Dragging Anchor Procedure Checklist

Emergency Dragging Anchor Procedure Checklist, Emergency Dragging Anchor Procedure Checklist

Emergency Dragging Anchor Checklist

  • Make sure you are safe
  • Make sure your crew is safe
  • Look around the boat for other boaters, bridges, sand bars, rocks
  • Determine wind direction, current, set and drift
  • Check downwind and/or down current
  • Decide if it is safer o let out more scope to solve the problem
  • Start engine
  • Assign bow watch to look for yours and other rodes, run a big torch and signal the helm
  • Turn on running lights
  • Engage engine to keep you from dragging further back
  • Assign someone to announce situation on VHF and keep watch
  • Have sound producing device ready for emergency signals
  • Have someone at bow make sure you don’t run over your own anchor line or others’ lines
Emergency Dragging Anchor Procedure Checklist, Emergency Dragging Anchor Procedure Checklist

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