Conning position

The place in the wheelhouse with a commanding view and which is used by navigators  when commanding, maneuvering and controlling a ship’s mouvements. Regulations on Navigation on Panama Canal Waters define the following normal conning positions:

- Conning Position No.1 is located directly behind and close to the forward centre wheelhouse window.

- Conning Position No.2 is located to port of Conning Position No.1, directly behind and close to the nearest window, thereto, so that it provides a clear, unobstructed view ahead.

- Conning Position No. 3 is located to starboard of Conning Position No.1

- Conning Position No. 4 is located at the extreme end of the port bridge wing.

- Conning Position No. 5 is located at the extreme end of the starboard bridge wing.

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