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  • Today I will show you the Bridge The command center

  • The Brain of the vessel

  • Entering through the stairs, well start

  • off from the Bridge Wing

  • From here leaning over we can see the side of the ship

  • It’s a critical vantage point for when berthing

  • or docking The Captain and Harbor Pilot usually stands

  • around here so that they gauge the position of ship

  • We have lifebuoys all over the ship two of them are located on each side of the Bridge Wing

  • They are specially designed with a quick release

  • mechanism for speedy rescue

  • Then weve got this barbeque stove looking thingy on both Port and Starboard Bridge wing

  • it’s a remote panel Here you will find controls for the Bow thrusters

  • indictors for speed, engine rpm, Rate of turn heading, compass, mic & speaker etc

  • This is a Gyro Repeater for taking bearing of objects or celestial bodies

  • And this here is an EPIRB short for Emergency Position indicating Radio beacon

  • It does what its name suggests

  • it’s installed out here in the open space because if the ship ever sinks

  • it can float up

  • Firebox and fire hydrants are all over the ship

  • and it standard to have one each side of the bridge wing

  • Inside the Bridge CO2 Extinguisher for all the electronics in

  • case of a fire

  • Pantry for snacks & drinks

  • This tall chair is a “Pilot Chair

  • there is always a designated pilot chair for maritime pilots

  • no matter what type of ship you are on

  • An azimuth ring used in conjunction with the gyro repeater

  • outside for taking bearing of objects

  • SART on Each side of the bridge SART is short for Search & Rescue Radar Transponder

  • This is what it looks like when activated The other ships can locate you from the Radars

  • C.V.S.

  • With its turning motion on a heavy snow day, it will clear the glass

  • so we can see outside

  • Fire plan, Damage Control Plan, Dangerous Goods Plan

  • All for Emergency Use

  • Visibility is of utmost importance in navigation so weve got sunscreen for all the windows

  • Moving onto the center console this is where most of the electronic navigation

  • equipment are Starting from the port side

  • Weve got DGPS for positioning Loran-C which no one uses anymore

  • AIS- Automatic Identification system for ships ECDIS, short for Elctronic Chart Display Information

  • System It’s a digital version of paper charts

  • Sadly we still use paper charts in conjunction with electronic charts

  • GMDSSGlobal Maritime distress & safety systems

  • Fancy name for communication units which consist of

  • VHF 1 2 and 3 Very High frequency in my experience can reach

  • up to 40 Nautical Miles

  • MF/HF While MF/HF depends on your frequency and

  • weather conditions, can reach hundreds of miles

  • Sat C and Sat F Satellites wellcovers the globe

  • Handhelds UHF more limited to line of sight

  • Weve got three radars One Radar Antenna on the forward mast and

  • two at the back on main mast

  • Numerous Indicators

  • Bridge indicator unit,its mostly about

  • Engine Status, Power Status and Air pressure Program Bypass for some extreme maneuvers if you want to pull a Captain Philips

  • Bow Thruster controller same as the one outside

  • on the Bridge Wing Console Telegraph transmitter, it’s linked directly

  • down to the engine room’s telegraph orChadburnas old timers will call it

  • Steering Gear Controls

  • Auto Pilot The helm, or steering wheel

  • We switch to manual hand steering when we need the precision

  • Starboard 20!

  • Navigation lights controls

  • Pilot door indicator, it shows if pilot doors

  • are shut completely close The door is located very close to the waterline

  • which is why we give extra attention

  • Watertight door indictor for the whole ship

  • Internal telephone for communication within the ship

  • Sound powered internal telephone - when internal phone fails

  • PA System - when internal and sound-powered fails

  • Cadet.

  • When internal, sound-powered and PA system fails

  • You send him to pass messages Morse Code Key

  • Weve got 3 Lifejacket & 3 Immersion Suit

  • 12 Rocket Flares.

  • Just like the ones in Captain Philips

  • First Aid Box

  • Flag Cabinet

  • That’s about it for the bridge tour, no

  • emergency escapes this time around It’s a small space very compact but with

  • lots of equipment Let me know down in the comments below what

  • else you’d like to see For sailors with internet access

  • please help me out by answering some of the questions you see in comments

  • since I am probably a week away from any internet at the moment

  • As always thanks for watching, see you next time.

Today I will show you the Bridge The command center

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Navigation Bridge of a Mega Ship - A Closer Look at the Command Center

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    吳易晉 posted on 2017/07/07
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