By which observations you can tell that the ship is dragging her anchor?

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An anchor is said to be drag, when it is not held in the seabed.
If you observe regular cycle of the cable coming to long stay, then slacking, then coming to long stay again and so on, this indicates that the ship is dragging her anchor.
Always check cross bearing or beam transit bearing.
If the ship is out of the initial anchor position - she is dragging the anchor.

Required action: Let go the second anchor at the extremity of the yaw and veer both cables so that the ship rides to both anchors. Hoist flag "Y" and main engine on standby.

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