Mississippi River – Anchoring issues and Loss Prevention Advice

March 2020

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Club correspondents Independent Maritime Consultants (IMC) of the USA have produced a detailed and comprehensive guide to anchoring issues on the Mississippi River. This includes sections on preparedness; midstream buoy moorings; recommended actions for a fouled/stuck anchor; recommended actions for a lost anchor chain.

IMC’s guide can be viewed here.

Our thanks to IMC for preparing this guide.

Remember too that Steamship Mutual has produced a Risk Alert about the Mississippi High River season. Steamship’s Risk Alerts can be viewed on the Loss Prevention page of our website. RA63 about the Mississippi High River season can be viewed here.