Big Savings Claimed For Bruce Anchor Retrieval System

A chaser (anchor retrieval device) claimed to save rig operators between $100,000 and $300,- 000 a rig year has been developed by Bruce Anchor Ltd.

The features which make the patent-protected Bruce chaser of special significance as an anchor retrieval device are its ability to slide freely along chain or wire rope, whether the mooring line is on the seabed surface or deeply buried; to reach a deeply buried anchor by virtue of its own selfburying design ; to slide easily on and off the shank of an anchor, and to negotiate chain-to-wirerope connectors of the composite mooring lines which are becoming increasingly used as exploration moves to deeper waters.

It is claimed that the chaser provides safer working conditions for anchor handling personnel. It has been in service in the North Sea and in the Mediterranean for nearly four years, but the company says it has now established, in conjunction with the Bruce anchor, a chasing system with a proven trouble-free track record.

The Bruce chaser has also been used successfully with hinged fluke anchors, despite the inherent risk of a chaser jamming between the shank and fluke.

For complete information, contact Bruce Anchor Ltd., 82 Northfield Broadway, Edinburgh EH8 7RY, Scotland.

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