Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo
The Maritime Museum of Ílhavo

Steering gear compartment

mmi-1.jpgIt is the space where the steering gear machine is located, from which depends the ship’s steering.
Next to the steering gear compartment are the cabins of the engine personnel: the chief engineer, the 2nd and the 3rd engineers, the electrician and four assistants.
Mechanical hydraulic working, the rudder can be operated from the bridge house or, in appealing situations, by the steering wheel installed in the stern deck.