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Anchoring glossary of Terms and abbreviations

  Aframax (tanker) An AFRA (Average Freight Rate Assessment)max is a medium-sized oil tanker which ranges in size between 80,000 and 119,999 deadweight tonnes. Aframax tankers have an average cargo carrying capacity of 750,000 barrels. Anchor Holding Power The holding power of an anchor is


Anchoring Procedure

Anchoring a Important Aspect of Shipboard Operation!!! After a long sea voyage a ship arrives in a port or near a port area and may have to anchor the ship. This may be because of customs, immigration and cargo formalities or due to non-availability of