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German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / Inland shipping
German term or phrase:Stülpsteuerhäuser
"Dies berücksichtigt die faktische Unmöglichkeit, Stülpsteuerhäuser in allen Höhenstellungen gefahrlos zu betreten bzw. zu verlassen."
This is some kind of elevating wheelhouse on inland waterway vessels.
* Sentence or paragraph where the term occurs: See above
* Document type: Proposal for discussion
* Target audience: Committee members
* Country and dialect (source): German
* Country and dialect (target): British English
...indicates that it's not part of the structure of the boat, as normal wheelhouses are, but separate. That's why they can be moved up and down, but the main point is that they can be lowered to negotiate low bridges, or indeed normal bridges at very high water levels. Of course it all depends too on how the boat, barge etc. is loaded, if at all.