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Old January 13th, 2010, 10:16 PM
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I think a lot of the noise people hear in port is not the anchor--it's the thrusters that maneuver the ship into it's docking space.
Notice the large ropes (usually blue ) that come from the ship to the dock and ties the ship in place-- not much need for an anchor to be dropped in a port where the ship is tied, front and back on both sides to bollards mounted in concrete on the dock.The ropes are dropped over the bollards, the electric winches on the ship winds in the slack, drawing the ship snug up against the dock. Sometimes when they have to tender
and can't dock they use an anchor but the amount of noise and vibration from anchors and / or thrusters is for a very few minutes--not long drawn out periods that would bother most people.
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