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autopilot

Autopilot

When a ship has to steer a single course for a long time it would be tiresome for the helmsman to concentrate and steer. The aytopilot does the job of the helmsman by continuously obtaining feedback from the gyrocompass and commanding the steering gear approporately

anchor

Heaving up anchor

Avoiding damage to the anchor system If the paid out length of the chain has to be adjusted, or when the anchor heave-in-operations has to be started, ensure there is minimum tension in the chain. The windlass is not designed for breaking out an embedded