Workstation for Navigating and Manoeuvring

The main workstation for a ship’s handling consists of crew members working in seated-standing position with optimum visibility and integrated presentation of information and operating equipment to control and consider ship’s movement. From this position it should be possible for a crew member to operate the ship safely, in particular when a fast sequence of actions is required.

9.4.4.1 Workstation for Monitoring

The workstation from which the crew member is operating equipment and from which his or her surrounding environment can be permanently observed should be in a seated-standing position. When several crew members are working on the bridge, it serves for relieving the navigator at the workstation from navigating, manoeuvring, or carrying out control and advisory functions by master or pilot.

9.4.4.2 Workstation for manual steering (the Helmsman’s Workstation)

The workstation from which the ship can be steered by a helmsman, as far as legally or otherwise required or deemed to be necessary, is preferably conceived for work­ing in seated position.

9.4.4.3 Workstation for Docking (Bridge Wing)

The workstation for docking operations on the bridge wing should enable the naviga­tor together with a pilot (when present) to observe all relevant external and internal information and control the manoeuvring of the ship.

9.4.4.4 Workstation for planning and documentation

This is the workstation at which the ship’s operations are planned (for example, route planning, deck log), and where the crew member fixes and documents all facts of the ship’s operation.

9.4.4.5 Workstation for safety

This is the workstation at which monitoring displays and operating elements or sys­tems serving safety are colocated.