An anchor is a device, normally made of metal, that is used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the vessel from drifting due to wind or current. The word derives from Latin ancora, which itself comes from the Greek ἄγκυρα (ankura ). Anchors can either be temporary or permanent. A permanent anchor is used in the creation of a mooring, and is rarely moved; a specialist service is normally needed to move or maintain it. Vessels carry one or more temporary anchors which may be of different designs and weights. An unrelated device is a sea anchor, a drogue used to control a drifting vessel. Anchors achieve holding power either by "hooking" into the seabed, or via sheer mass, or a combination of the two. Permanent moorings use large masses (commonly a block or slab of concrete) resting on this seabed. Semi-permanent mooring anchors (such as mushroom anchors) and large ship's anchors derive a significant portion of their holding power from their mass, while also...
Rakesh M updated the Blog
on Sep 01, 2013 , 11:14 am
In new age news media what I have noted most of the anchor instead of their guest debate on the issue they try to present there personal view. Most of the time if the participant don't agree with news anchor view then they are not allowed to finish their point or interrupted in between. Its like in school debate if your teacher don't like you then he/she won't give you enough time to speak. You can basically predict ahead of time what side anchor gonna support ahead of the debate. more »