A navigational screen displays a chart of the
vicinity and a radar scan of the other ships in the
area. It also displays the VICTORY's course and
speed and the course, speed, and closest point of
approach of the other ships in the area as well as
their Automatic Information System data (e.g. name,
registry, type of ship).
There are windows in the floor of each of the
bridge wings so that the captain and the pilot can
look down and see the ship's position vis the pier.
The emblems drawn on the pier were drawn on
previous voyages and allow the captain's of the
ships that drew them to know the correct location
for mooring their ship. (In the photo at left, you
are looking downwards. The pier is at the top, the
side of the ship is at the bottom and the water is in
On either side of the bridge are a duplicate set of
controls. These controls allow the captain to have a
better view of the relationship between the side of the
ship and the pier as he manuvers the ship next to or
away from the pier.
The wheel of Carnival Victory bears no proportion to the size of the ship. In fact, the wheel
is primarily used only when the ship is entering or leaving port. Even then, the levers and
dials above the wheel are what is sued to dock the ship. The rest of the time, the ship
operates on an autopilot system that the officers can easily override if it is necessary to
change course for any reason.
CARNIVAL VICTORY's Bridge is a wide expanse dominated by
navigational controls and fire control panels.
THE BRIDGE AND
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