I have many photos of operations taking place on ships and oil rigs, and here is one of the guys on the deck of the Maersk Server, a UT 722, dealing with the complexities of the Vryhof Stevmanta VLA anchor. The anchor was developed in order to provide a secure mooring in deep water where, essentially, the tension is vertical, rather than horizontal. Its operation requires the setting of a link at the point where the chains converge. This allows the anchor to be deployed at a fairly conventional angle and then when sufficient tension is applied the link is broken and the anchor takes up an angle at 90 degree to the mooring (Hope this is clear).

Photo taken by Tony Poll in 2003 and posted here on 26th March 2018.


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