To weigh (raise) the anchor, a player must be standing in the room with the
capstan and type ship weigh. Weighing anchor takes a while, as the anchor
is heavy. If a player moves while trying to weigh the anchor, it will be
dropped. Only one player is needed to weigh an anchor.
To drop the anchor, type ship drop in the room with the capstan. This won't
take as much time, as lowering the anchor is easier.
If you drop anchor directly next to a dock, your ship will be considered
docked. When docked, you can perform complete repair and service your ship.
Being docked is also currently the safest place for your ship to reside.
See Also: SHIPS SHIP_NAVIGATION SHIP_SAILS