Chain Stopper

Chain Stopper<h1>Chain Stopper</h1> A number of factors must be considered when managing a vessel, and it is quite difficult to manage a vessel smoothly. To ensure that all of the vessel's components are in perfect condition, the vessel must be operated with great care and attention, as well as checked and updated from time to time. Vessel travels in a variety of weather situations; therefore, it must be maintained safe and stable at all times. There are several components that assist the vessel function smoothly in a variety of circumstances, but if adequate care is not given, it may have a bad impact on the vessel's operation. Anchor windlass is an important mechanism that is very effective in keeping the vessel at berth, and also if the conditions are not favourable for vessel operation, it can keep the vessel safe due to its strong weight carrying ability, and thus anchor windlass must be in good condition so that the vessel can be safely maintained at berth or harbour. There are specific elements in the windlass that work according to their assigned function, and the chain stopper is a very essential part in this mechanism. The chain stopper is mainly utilised to hold the anchor chain, and it also helps to ease a lot of pressure on the windlass mechanism, thereby making the operation easier. With the help of chain stopper the anchor is secured in the hawsepipe’s encased position, chain stopper is typically made out of two similar upright slabs fixed on a base and a hinged bar or pawl that lowers down to engage a cable connection. Due to the chain stopper the anchor is kept in proper place when the vessel is moving, also it helps to direct the chain throughout the anchoring operations. Also, at the time of anchoring, the chain stopper sustains the anchor’s stresses, thereby safeguarding the anchor winch. If the chain stopper fails to function, the anchor chain cannot be controlled which will then cause great destruction because if the anchor chain is not stopped, it may lead to breakdown of the windlass and the vessel is then difficult to manage and can have negative impacts on the vessel's operation, so it is necessary to keep an eye on the chain stopper on a regular basis and, if necessary, it should be replaced or serviced depending on the condition of the chain stopper. References: 1. <a href="https://www.wartsila.com/encyclopedia/term/chain-stopper-cable-stopper ">wartsila.com</a> 2. <a href="https://www.macgregor.com/Products/products/deck-machinery/chain-stoppers/ ">macgregor.com</a> 3. <a href="https://youtu.be/PGXwGTiPF1I">YouTube</a>