At anchor

Especially during cruises the ss Rotterdam often had to anchor off the harbour. The anchor gear has been made by the Dutch firm Figee in Haarlem. Two anchors of 8.6 tons are connected to chains of 600 meters. A spare-anchor is stored on Promenadeck. Our volunteer Jan van Pijkeren produced a documentory film of the manufactoring and use of the anchor gear. The next pictures were made by Klaas Krijnen:

At anchor on the roads of Grand Cayman, December 31 1994.

During refurbishment in Wilhelmshaven in 2008.