The crewmen assigned to take care of the ship while anchored or moored, charged with such duties as making sure that the anchor is holding and the vessel is not drifting. Most marine GPS units have an Anchor Watch alarm capability.

Related Terms

AFT

Back of the vessel.

ASTERN

A backward movement of a vessel

ATHWARTSHIP

Across the ship, at right angles to the fore-and-aft centerline

UPBOUND

A vessel traveling upstream.

BUMPKIN

The spar projecting from stern of ship

BEAM

The width of a ship. Also called breadth.

BREADTH

The width of a ship.

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

AFFREIGHTMENT

A hiring of a vessel

CORDAGE

Ropes in the rigging of a ship

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