A person who steers a ship.

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The helmsman or crew member in command of a boat.


The expected response of a vessel to control mechanisms, such as a turn answering to the wheel and rudder. 'She won't answer' might be the report from a helmsman when turning the wheel under a pilot's order fails to produce the expected change of direction.


One Man Bridge Operations when a sole OOW maintains a navigational watch on the bridge without the support of additional personnel, other than a helmsman engaged in steering


Directing a helmsman in steering a vessel.

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