3. Stern Anchor
Due to a change in European regulations this barge owner was required to fit a stern anchoring system. With no space below decks and no deck space aft it was not clear where an anchor and rode could be stored and deployed.
Kilworth Marine Services came up with a solution that mirrored a cabinet in the wheelhouse and hid the anchor and chain within the false cabinet. The anchor is veered and hauled electrically from either within the wheelhouse, on the stern deck or using a radio control from anywhere else on board. The result has no impact on the cabin spaces below and even provided a hauling capstan on the stern should one be required..