The bridge or dashboard is a room from which the commander rules a ship. It is generally placed in a position on the ship's bow, and can, in the case of large ships, project left and right with balconies to allow bridge and navigational staff to have as much of a view as possible Wide in the surrounding horizon, in order to be able to safely and ergonomically manage all the activities related to navigation and the various needs of maneuver both at sea and in port waters.
The bridge is the place where nautical equipment and electronic devices are used for navigation, such as helm, compass, engine controls and other accessories (eg radar, radio ...)
In the past on more traditional ships, the dashboard included a boating hall and a wheelhouse, while on modern ships there is a unique environment from which the operations related to the handling of ballast water handling and part of the propulsion operations .
On the sides of the bridge there are some suspended canopies, which protrude on the sides of the ship beyond the maximum width of the ship itself, allow the commander, officers and the pilot, when on board, to watch the ship All along its length. These particular accommodations are commonly called bridge wings or English "Flying bridge deck".
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