ship helm Take control of the helm
ship relinquish Remove your control of the helm
ship lash Lash the helm to hold course. You can give an
angle so that the lashed ship turns at that angle,
-90(hard left-larboard) to 90(hard right-starboard)
The course of a ship is controlled from the helm. In order to change a ship's
course, the person who is at the helm uses "SHIP COURSE"
If the person at the helm must leave the room, the helm must be lashed. Lashing
the helm holds the wheel steady to avoid the ship veering wildly with the wind
and waves. Even when a ship is lashed, it might drift slightly off course.
When the helm is relinquished, the current helmsman will be removed and someone
else will be able to take control of the helm.
See Also: SHIPS SHIP_INDEX SHIP_NAVIGATION SHIP_COURSE