emergency wheel stowage


m/y Harbour Island


Donald Ansley


Fall 2011


To satisfy ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) requirements the engine control room is equipped with an emergency wheel. The only space onboard to store the wheel in non-emergency situations was in the narrow portside passage. We configured a pivoting access door with a pocket recessed into its face. This allowed the wheel to be secure, out of the way, but at the same time very visible. We NC machined a locking hub cover that holds the wheel secure but quickly spins off for access. Proved a nice demonstration of the power of 3D modeling when joined with NC machining equipment.