Thomas Frizlen
Meet Thomas Frizlen – Founder Interview Series 1/6

November 29, 2021
Anchoring has been on my mind for as long as I can remember.  On the one hand it is this unknown entity when sailing and brings an element of uncertainty.  On the other hand, it is an art and demands great skill.  Even when you anchor well, you are never 100% sure that the anchor will hold.

Let’s Talk Anchoring

November 9, 2021
Anchoring, like sailing, goes back millennia, some records say as early as 3000-1500 BCE. Subsequently, where there is an anchor, there will also be anchor dragging and a dragging anchor can wreak havoc not only on underwater pipelines and cables but they also rip up fragile marine ecosystems in their path, damage seabeds and destroy aquatic wildlife.

oil spill with tanker ship
What can happen when an anchor doesn’t hold

October 14, 2021
It is not very often that an oil spill is attributed to a dragging anchor. Thank goodness. But when it does occur, the fallout is enormous – for the environment, for the local economy and for the fish and wildlife living in the contaminated area.

Safe anchoring for sailor, ship and sea…but not always in that order

July 28, 2021
There is not always a correlation made between ocean health and anchor dragging – but there should be.  Whether you sail your own boat, spend your holidays on a floating hotel or have your latest gadget shipped from another continent, it could very well be indirectly influencing the state of the seas. 

Making “Safe Anchoring” a Thing

May 17, 2021
I have been asking myself this for years.  It is the question which spurred me on to found Swiss Ocean Tech with five of my colleagues.  It will be the question accompanying us for some time to come as the problem is bigger than most people think. 

Celebrating Our First Anniversary

March 3, 2021
Anchoring dates back millennia.  Over thousands of years, sailors from all walks of life have been crisscrossing the oceans waters in search of their own holy grail.  And although sailing has evolved monumentally over this period of time, the art of anchoring – and the dangers surrounding it – has remained by and large unaffected.