Factors to determine the length of cable


1.Position of anchoring defined.
2.Depth of water and amount of cable.
3.State of tide HW/LW, rise of tide.
4.Type of holding ground.
5.Prevailing weather and shelter.
6.Underwater obstructions.
7.Rate of current.
8.Swinging room from surface objects.
9. Length of time vessel intends to stay.
10.Ships draft and UKC.
11.Use of 1 or 2 anchors.
12.The proximity of other ships in the area.

13.Local hazards outfalls etc.
14.Current weather and expected
15.Position fixing method
16.Distance from shore by a launch
17.Types of anchors and holding power
18.Wind direction

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