Swiss Ocean Tech





Our Solution


AnchorGuardian provides high sub-meter accuracy with an early alarm if the anchor is dragging, independent of any movement of the ship.  Thereby false alarms due to factors like wind and tide, where the ship sways around the anchor, are eliminated.  A disruptive, patented technology that will change the way we see and approach the anchoring process. 

Our mission is to ensure that no matter the size of a vessel – whether it be a leisure boat, merchant ship, fishing vessel or super yacht – all information needed whilst anchoring is available to ensure safety for sailor, ship and sea.

Providing Critical Information And Alarms

Laying the Anchor

  • anchor depth
  • anchor distance to seafloor
  • orientation of anchor
  • scope
  • when the anchor reaches the seafloor

At Anchor

  • anchor displacement
  • anchor dragging velocity
  • prediction of anchor hold
  • force on anchor
  • anchor chain angle
  • amount of chain on seabed
  • anchor position in electronic chart

Lifting The Anchor

  • anchor location
  • anchor aweigh
  • anchor in sight
  • anchor stowed

Our Customers

AnchorGuardian addresses both new build and existing boat customers.  

Basically any vessel with an anchor can use AnchorGuardian.




Fishing Vessels


Merchant Ships


Leisure Boats


Dangers Associated With Anchoring



Collisions disrupt holidays, planned voyages and shipping schedules. They damage boats, sometimes irreparably, and can lead to physical harm. In a nutshell, collisions cause havoc for captains, crew and the immediate surroundings.  



A dragging anchor can lead to groundings. The consequential losses of grounding can be significant: damage and loss to the vessel, other vessels, property and the environment. Not least of which, groundings have also led to loss of human life.


Oil Spills


Anchor dragging has been reported as the root cause of many oil spills and marine ecosystems suffer the brunt of these accidents long-term. They hamper the water-repelling abilities of bird’s feathers, they destroy the insulating ability of fur-bearing animals and they harm fish, shellfish and sea turtles.


Damaged Cables/Pipelines


Accidents with underwater fiber net cables due to anchor dragging can have repercussions to neighbouring countries or even felt around the world when internet connections are broken. Operators estimate anchor dragging to be the main reason for damage to sub-sea oil and gas pipelines.


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