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Anchor drag

01 September 2013 | Pearce Point Harbour
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The last 24 hours were not our favoured:
- first we almost lost our dinghy in the open seas when one of the rolls of the davit broke and the dinghy started dragging behind the boat, with 2 m waves crashing over it
- then once here in the bay our anchor dragged and the alarm didnt go off, so we only realized after a couple of hundred meters...
- then we reanchored about 5 times and the anchor is still dragging; the ground in this bay seems to be gravel, in any case nor we nor Traversay are holding, so we continue to re-anchor, be dragged for 200 meters, re-anchor, be dragged for 200 meters with engine running, etc etc. And all this in heavy winds of 35 kn, with max gusts 45 kn
- and now it even started snowing horizontally.
Fortunately, the wind should start decreasing to 25 kn in the next couple of hours, lets hope...
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Vessel Name: Libellule
Hailing Port: Switzerland
Crew: The Cottier family on s/v Libellule
Extra: Caribbean - Greenland/Iceland - NW Passage - South Pacific - Antarctic Peninsula - Svalbard
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