What are the factors determining Anchor planning?

Factors determining Anchor planning:
  1. Position of anchoring defined
  2. Depth of water and amount of cable
  3. State of tide HW/LW, rise of tide
  4. Type of holding ground
  5. Prevailing weather and shelter
  6. Underwater obstructions
  7. Rate of current
  8. Swinging room from surface objects
  9. Length of time vessel intend to stay
  10. Ships draft and UKC
  11. Use of 1 or 2 anchors
  12. Proximity of other shipping
  13. Local hazards outfalls etc.
  14. Current weather and expected
  15. Position fixing method
  16. Distance from shore by launch
  17. Types of anchors and holding power
  18. Wind direction
  19. Speed of approach
  20. Night or day signals