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cathead

[′kat‚hed]
(naval architecture)
A projection on a ship's bow which supports tackle for hoisting an anchor, and to which the anchor is secured.

cathead

A notched wedge placed between two formwork members meeting at an oblique angle.
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Potential interventions include improvements to cable winch guide systems, installing guards on the winch drums and catheads, and discouraging workers from working alone on deck.
Other work includes an electrical system upgrade for improved lighting and power distribution, replacement of the catheads, and lowering the caprail height back to her 1812 configuration.