Apparently folks here have little contact with math or life on the hook.
One Acre = 43,560 square feet
Area of a circle = PI (3.1416)*radius squared
The boat is accused of damaging 14,000 square feet so the radius of their swing (if they did a full circle) is 66 feet, or maybe they had 132 feet of chain out and swung in a half circle. The 14,000 sq feet number comes from a Seattle
newspaper which I trust much more when talking about Paul Allen (home boy) and boats (they have a few there) than I do CNN.
That seems like a pretty normal scope
(4:1 for all chain) in 16 or 32 feet of water
The article says the boat was anchored where directed by the Port Authority. It sounds like they put out a "normal" amount of chain and swung a little. That is life on the hook - what do the critics here the captain
of the boat should have done and where should he have anchored?