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Dropping and Raising Anchors
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on 23 August 2016 09:46 AM

Dropping and Raising Anchors

In the Anchor Manager, you can place an anchor at any location:

        Directly below it’s current position

        At a user-defined distance and bearing from its current position

        At a target location

        On a tugboat

Dropping Anchors at the Current Anchor Posi­tion

To drop an anchor at the current anchor position:

1.       
In the Anchor Manager, select the anchor you want to drop
.

2.       Click [Drop]. The anchor display shows the anchor right-side up on the screen at the current location and its status in the Anchor Manager becomes “On Bottom”.

Dropping Anchors at an Anchor Mark

To drop the anchor on an anchor mark:

1.       Right-click the anchor mark in the area map

2.       Select the Drop at Marker option. The anchor display shows the anchor right-side up on the screen at the current location and its status in the Anchor Manager becomes “On Bottom”.

Anchor Dropped at Anchor Mark

Dropping Anchors at a Target Loca­tion

To drop an anchor at a target location:

1.       Select the target in the Targets drop-down list.

2.       Click [Drop at Target] in the Anchor Manager. The anchor display shows the anchor right-side up on the screen at the target location and its status in the Anchor Manager becomes “At Target”.

Anchor Dropped at the Target Location

Raising Anchors

When you raise an anchor, it always returns to its attachment point on the vessel.


To raise the anchor
:

1.       Select the anchor you want to raise in the Anchor Manager

2.       Click [Raise]. The anchor display shows the anchor upside down on the screen at the attachment point position and its status in the Anchor Manager becomes “Racked”.

Alternatively, you can right-click on the anchor in the area map and select Raise.