Environmentally Safe Ship Anchors?


#1

I received this from a journalist today. I explained that a sea anchor isn’t really an anchor, and he gets it, but I don’t know much about anchoring in coral reefs.

I’m wondering if any innovations exists that are trying to produce a more ‘eco-friendly’ anchor (traditional anchors with their chains can cause a lot of environmental damage to coral reefs).

any suggestions would be welcomed. the sea anchors seem to be a big
help for smaller ships - I’m hoping someone out there is designing a
new method for larger ships (in any capacity).

Please let me know if anything crosses your mind.
Any thoughts on this?


#2

DP…


#3

Good point! Well, except for the carbon footprint of having 4 EMD’s running 24/7.


#4

If a country is interested in protecting their reefs they should invest in moorings. These can get expensive if your looking to hold a VLCC but,once installed, they become part of the ecosystem.


#5

Enviormentally safe anchor?? The only thing that crosses my mind is “Painless Dentist” and “Amicable Divorce”