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The Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ships of Classes IV, V, VI, & VI(A)-Bridge Visibility) Regulations 1992

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3.—(1) In determining whether the above requirements are met the helmsman shall be assumed to have a height of eye of 1675mm. above the deck at the steering position.

(2) Where a sight line, required to be clear to meet the above requirements, passes through an after facing window, that window shall be of not less than 450mm. depth (height) centered at 1675mm. above the deck at the steering position.

(3) No such sight line shall pass through any enclosed passenger space.

(4) In new ships, and where practicable in existing ships, any such sight line which passes over an open passenger deck shall be such that it would pass over the heads of any passengers occupying seats on that deck. Should the activities of standing passengers on these decks cause a serious obstruction to visibility from the steering position a dedicated lookout must be employed in such a manner as to overcome the effects of such obstruction.

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