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

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Dedicated lookout

4.—(1) Where an existing ship does not comply fully with the requirements of regulation 2(2) or regulation 2(3)(b), or both, a dedicated lookout shall be provided at all times when the ship is under way.

(2) The dedicated lookout shall be positioned outside the passenger spaces. He shall be instructed by the master to keep a continuous lookout astern and in particular over the areas referred to in regulation 2(2) or 2(3)(b), or both, as the case may be, which the helmsman cannot see.

(3) The dedicated lookout may be in the wheelhouse, but if positioned outside the wheelhouse and remote from the helmsman he shall be provided with a wired telephone communication link to the helmsman.

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