After outlining the development of the ship's bridge from the turn of the century, and in particular over the past ten years, the Authors review the bridge as exemplified in modern East German ships and suggest, on the basis of operating experience, how its form, layout, and equipment could be improved in future ships. The improvement of the view from the bridge is discussed, and one of several recommendations is that a partly-automated anti-collision system should be developed for the the ships of the 1980s. In the second part of the article, the Authors stress that, in future ships, the bridge will be a center for all operations of and in the ship, & that this will necessitate the collection and processing of information for the more important tasks. Bridge routine, as practised at present in pilotage and coastal waters and in the open sea, is described, and proposals are made for the bridge design, layout, and equipment of new ships. These proposals apply to large general-cargo ships, but the principles involved are of wider application. Drawings of a bridge and its equipment layout, embodying the proposals, are included in the article. Features of this bridge (with which the chartroom and radio-room are combined) are discussed; they include provision of a range of view of 300 deg. from the watchkeeping officer's position and of at least 220 deg. from other important positions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Taken from Volume 8, (December 1976) and Volume 9 (January 1977).
  • Corporate Authors:

    VEB Autobahnbaukombinat

    Templinestrasse 19
    Potsdam,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Lubjuhn, H
    • Ruckert, H
  • Publication Date: 1976-12


  • German

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158022
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM