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

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6.—(1) Vertical framing between all windows in the wheelhouse shall be kept to a minimum and shall not be installed immediately forward of the steering position, or positions.

(2) The height of the lower edge of the forward facing windows of the wheelhouse shall be as low as practicable.

(3) The upper edge of the forward facing windows of the wheelhouse shall be high enough to allow a person at the steering position with height of eye of 1800mm. a clear forward view to at least 10 degs above the horizontal at height of eye level.

(4) Except on an existing ship the wheelhouse windows shall be inclined from the vertical plane, top out, at an angle of not less than 10 degs and not more than 25 degs, except in the way of access doors to the wheelhouse.

(5) Neither polarised nor tinted glass shall be used in any wheelhouse window.

(6) An adequate portion of the forward facing windows serving the helmsman shall be able to be maintained in a clear condition during conditions of spray and precipitation.

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