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1st mate orals by Capt. Deepak Kapoor 21.10.

08
Internal : Capt. Deepak Kapoor
External : Nil

Function 1

1.what are your duties as mate in keeping a navigational watch?


2.how will train ur cadets in ROR pratically n theoritically?
3.from which rule u will start?
4.is seaplane a vessel?
5.buoyage system
which region is europe?
6.safe water mark, special mark where it is used? (he has wooden
shapes for these)
7.pilot transfer arrangement ?
he also asked me if pilot falls overboard what r the liabilities
towards the vessel?
8.ship reporting system
what are mandatory n obligatory reports?
9.ship routeing
u in TSS n engine breaksdown? action
10.he has a magnetic board in which he showed following lights
identify the vessel, state its fog signal n action.....
A) two white lights in vertical line and a green light right ahead
action
B)aground vessel light (2 red lights n 2 white light)
C) CBD vessel seen from stern
11.right ahead fishing vessel u a Power driven vessel ROC exists
action?
12.port bow a container crossing u ROC exists ? action
then he told me there is vessel in stbd side overtaking u then ? ( i
told reduce
speed) he asked by which rule (rule 8)
13.how will identify a naval vessel ?
14.u r in somalian water n u seen some craft approaching ur
vessel? Action n whom u will inform?
15.as mate how will u assist in bridge team management?
16.some how u r not able to recieve weather fax reports, how will
predict weather?
17.if a master dies how will u take over ?
18.which all navigational equipments are required on board a
vessel? n what all maintenance are required for same?
19.how many rules are there?
20.expected to encounter bad weather n moderate visibility? action
as mate?
17.09.08 1st mate oral continue..
1.what are M n MS notice? n what they give?
2.what is spring n neap tides?
3.gas freeing methods (displacement n dilution)
4.in bulk carrier bilge hold alarm requirement
5.alarms in IG system

17.09.08 1st mate orals


Internal : Capt. Shukla
External : Capt. Oak
(DG Mumbai)

Function II & III ( he asked me combine)


1.load density
2.grain intact stability criteria
3.how to load expolsives
4.how to prepare refer compartment for loading?
5.what is CSC plates
6.what is note of protest?
7.what is CAS, CAP, ESP n single hull phasing out dates?
8.what is OLB? (official log book) ( he used abbrivation alot)
9.what is QCV? (quick closing valve) fuction , how its operated,
10.what are statutory certificate?
11.who can visit ur ship in port to inspect cargo gear?
12.chain register?
13.PMS for newly built ship (gangway/accomodation ladder)
14.which certificate is required by ILO?
15.what is ILO?
16.ur second mates calls u n tell u that while loading vessel is
unexpectedly listed to port? action
17.parts of lugless joining shackle?
18.how will u slip a anchor?
19.force 5 how will u tell bridge that vessel is brought up?
20.what all plans u will refer before going to dry dock?
21.contents of docking plan?
22.vessel is berthed at berth with 3+2 fwd n aft, n master not there
n terminal wants u to shift 50 m ahead, how u will do it?
23. how will u drop anchor between two vessel, distance he give
between
them was 0.6nm, how will approach? current n wind r there
24.ur vessel (bulk carrier) is loading, n 4500 mt of cargo is still left
to load in (two holds)
,n u require a trim of 20cm by stern, how will u calculate how much
cargo to laoded in these two holds?
( answer, as we do in Hindship problems)
25.what is Sopep?
26.heavy lifts precaution?
27.what r disadvantage of container(stability wise)
28.fire in cargo compartment action?
29.how will u release CO2?
30.in a bulk carrier one of the cargo hold is damage ? how will u
report to ur supriendent?
31.how are plates n frames numbered?
32.what is BLEVE?
33.change in trim due to change in density

Internal : Capt. Shukla


External : Capt. Oak
(DG Mumbai)

Function 1
1.what is tide n currents?
2.how will u take star sight?
3.towing vessel and towed vessel lights n shapes?
4.principle of gyro compass?
5.why gyro is not used in high latitudes?
6.Buoyage System (lights n shapes) (FAILING QUESTION)
he ask me safe water mark , preferred channel buoys (region B)
7.various emergency he interlink all the emergency in one i.e.
first situation (ROR situation), then ur radar fails, action
then m/e fails action?
then master not coming? action
then master lying in his cabin? action
then collision?action
then ur 2 n 3 DB is filling water? action
now u want drop anchor
8.information exchange after collision
9.NUC vessel lights n daysignal
10.aground vessel day ,night n sound signal? ( he made me sound
the signal )
11.synoptic n prognsis charts
12.difference between VDR n SVDR?
13.weather routing?
14.ROR situation:

A) u a container 20 knots, there is head on vessel, n on port bow a


crossing vessel.
normal visibility, both having same TCPA. action
b) zero visibilty, u have vessel in ur port bow n vessel in ur stbd
quarter? action
15.u in narrow channel, one buoy in port bow, n one bow in stbd
quarter how will u calculate gyro error
oral question fm others (thanks)
( He checked my form ,I had done 1 bulk carrier ,1st time as 3rd
officer followed by all chemical/ petro chemical ships , so he started
off with bulk carrier )
1.what cargoes did u normally carry ?
(I said coal, iron ore )
2.Was the vessel under contract of carriage or contract of
affreightment ?
(since voyage charter- contract of carriage)
3.Obligations of the master towards the owner under the contract of
carriage?
4.What items will u check in the contract of carriage?
5.You are master of a bulk carrier, panamax size ,have to load iron
ore in Brazil .How will u go about it from statutory ,commercial,
safety ….. point of view?
(talked about NOR, safe port, BC code, precautions with
concentrates, BLU code, safe stowage ,stability, seaworthiness,
normal bulk carrier problems etc)
6.What is a safe port?
(gave definition)
7.How will you know that the port is safe ?
8.What documents will u sign wrt loading?
(B/L,LOP)
9.Will u sign B/L as presented?
(no)
10.What will you check?
( …gave B/L details)
11. How will u know what is the correct quantity?
( .. from mate’s receipt )
12. There is no Mate’s receipt .then ?
(.. from draft survey report )
13. No draft survey done. then?
(.. from shore figures )
14.which document will give u shore figures?
( .. I said I wasn’t sure of the name of the document)
15.Your obligations as master prior sailing ?
(include reference to MSA sec 334,307)
16.You have to make a voyage through north atlantic ,ur statutory
and other obligations as master. a tropical storm expected
enroute ?
17.Have u heard about Solas amendments regarding master’s
discretion (wrt above)?
( SOLAS Ch V..Charterers will not force master to follow a particular
route if in professional judgement of master he thinks otherwise for
the safety of the vessel.)
18. (A question leading to ) definition of master (MSA)?
19. Is master a seaman ?
(No, except in two cases –refer section 148 and section

oral question fm others ( thanks)


Kiesler Pereira's oral questions
13.may.08 orals at dg
Capt Jha..
1. introduction and general questions as to what type of ships done
as 3rd mate, 2nd mate, mate.
2. on cape size bulk loading iron ore in australia. hatches 08 nos.
how will u go about loading?
3. can u load alternate holds?
4. stability booklet states u can load alternate holds. will u load
now?
5. what laws n conventions pertain to loading of bulk carriers?
6. u have loaded this v/l. 1,00,000 tonnes. u now go to singapore to
anchor. how will u go about it?
7. yr anchor now dragging. action.
8. u have dragged anchor n collided with a v/l stbd qtr. action.
9. u r to take over a new build v/l. what will u chk. n what all
surveys will u want carried out. owner is new. advise him.
10. v/l out of yard. how will u undertake sea-trials n what actions /
precautions necessary.
11. inform me abt annex - 6 marpol.
12. what cert. is issued under annex - 6.
13. how will u plan with ship personnel to abide by annex - 6
marpol. in seca n non-seca areas.
14. requirements of solas ch - 9.

Capt Avasthi.
1. cape size bulker. how will u anchor in rough weather? give me
the ans in as many conditions of current / wind as possible.
2. how will u double bank with another v/l?
3. have u heard of portable fenders? if so where r they used n how?
4. what info will u transmit to the other v/l master coming to double
bank with u?
5. what info is exchanged to the other master when u have collided?
6. yr v/l is swinging port thence stbd. how will u tell d other double
banking master to approach?
7. u r on cape sizer loaded. how will u plan yr approach n distribute
yr crew fr anchoring rough n calm wx? also give me best
possibilities of safe anchoring..

May 16 SAHIL....
Sahil Puri -Oral questions
Surveyor : Capt D.Kapoor
External : None
Result : Pass
oral question fm others (thanks 4 their efforts)
Anantharaman Ganeshans Oral Questions
ASM ORALS
7TH MAY 2008

INTERNAL - CAPT. UPPAL


EXTERNAL - CAPT. IYER

1. Chart with buoys shown; night time passage. Needed to


manoeuvre, identify the buoys –
Situations thereforth –
A. Another P.D vsl coming out of port
B. CBD vsl
C. Fishing vsl
D. Mine clearance vsl
Abv vsls shown by cards, so had to identify them first.

Finally all the above with 2 directions of current…

2. Plotting sheet given with abt 10 targets with rel. vectors, action
to be taken in res. Vis….

3. TRS positions for day 1, 2 & 3 shown. Action to be taken by vsl….

4. Weather fax print shown…to interpret all weather…..

5. Passing constricted area, during night time…islands not lit….all


possible recourses as master…..

6. Accelerated turn…

7. Turning vsl in heavy weather….

8. Indian articles of agreement….

9. Recruitment & placement rules (2005) of M.S. rules….

10. Own vsl governed by hamburg rules…grain cargo damaged by


due to unability to ventilate….liabilties to master…..

11. High expansion & low expansion foam…differences and places


where they are used….

12. Cadet working alone on deck in heavy weather….injured by a


wave….
A. Actions?
B. Injury very serious, actions?
C. Evacuation, how?

13. Difference between nls and chemical cargo…


14. Taking out vsl after 2 ½ yrs of lay-up….what all things need to
carried out….owner is new, doesn’t know, so as a master what will u
advise him….

15. Certificates on board, safecon expiring tmrw. Actions…


16. Prepare risk assessment for launching & recovery of rescue
boat….

17. Marpol, very basic stuff….

I was the first one in…abt 2+ hrs initially…i could not answer 4-5
questions to his satisfaction…so told me to find out by evening….at
1830, comes in and askes the answers which i had found out….he
and uppal pass me….
One thing i would like to say….confidence and presentation matter
as much as knowledge/preparation….
All the best…. May 13 Kevin

Oral question fm others (thanks 4 thier effort)


FIRST MATE
Function 2
Date :14.02.07 External examiner: Capt. Somasundaram SPO,
NMA.

1. What all factors will you consider when you make a discharge
plan in a Tanker?
2. How will you carry out COW onboard while discharging?
3. Few points from ship-shore safety checklist on a tanker?
4. Explain about the container lashing system?
5. What is Note of protest? When will you issue this?
6. What is concentrate? What are the hazards associated with
concentrate?
7. How will you carry out the test to find the concentrate within TML
?
8. What is the new amendments in Marpol annex 2?
9. From where do you get the information about above test?
10. What are the responsibilities of chief officer with respect to the
carriage of cargo onboard?
11. How will you go about Loading of Grain?
12. Draw and explain container bay plan?
13. What is the latest amendment in IMDG code?
14. What is the range of densities of bulk cargoes?
15. Name different types of gas carriers?

My phase 2 viva questions


hi the questions asked for viva function 2 ......... mishra and venki
he advices me to ans as a management level officer ....... then
starts with asking me
1.u r onboard as c.off on gearless cape size bulk carrier ........ on
ballast passage ....... master gives you cargo to load ......... details
of cargo ........ tell me how will you make a stowage / loading plan
2 cohesive and incohesive cargo.wat is
3.wat is air draught (This is hieght of shute from terminal level )
4.wat is grain intact stab requirement
5. wat is loading manual

Lawrence
Mates orals Capt Baweja...
4 sep 2008 ( Dg shipping)
Internal-Saggi
External- Baweja (orals taken by external only)
Passed all 3 fn first attempt..
Function-1:
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1.Lights / shapes / sound signals for Nuc, Vsl aground, Constrained
by her draft.
2.action Rv. tgt vsl right astern with radar and without radar..and
whos action..
3. lights for vsl aground or nuc from astern,..what action and
why....
4. Narrow channel overtaking procedures.
5. why weather routing...and general explanation.
diff bet grounding and beaching.
6. Contigency plan in case of grounding..
7. Cold weather precautions.

Function-2:
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1. Contents of Imdg supplement
2. Ammendments in new Isgott.
3. Types of containers
4. Heavy lift precautions..and securing
5. Hazards of concentrates.
6. Cow procedures and requirements.
7. ig failure and actions.
8. diff bet lpg and lng.
9. action in case if conc liquefies.
10. How to note of protest and defn and documents reqd..
11. types of chemical tankers and their requirements....( as per ibc)
12. how are chemical tankers constructed...( as per what)

Function-3:
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1. Diff bet Mandatory and statutory cert.
2. Which cert are both mandatory and statutory.
3. Contents of chain register.
4. Diff types of b.o.l.
5. Which is more stringent psc or flag stste and why.
6. entries in oil record book...more specific entry in details
loading,,,disch through odmcs..
7. pms for anchor cable.
8. cont plan for cargo shifting
9. cont plan for explosion.
10. anchor dragging action as mate and master not on board..
11.dry docking procedure.
12.D.d- Why slight trim and not excessive trim.

capt bawejas questionn are straight fwd,,more on principles than


details...want specific answers..change over question as soon as
you answer that point..
give you a 2 chance to go out and find out and tries to pass you..

I jus couldnt stop jumping with joy...thanks all my family and


friends for their Prayers and well wishes...
Thank u god..

all the best guys...jus keep cool..vamos

pa2
fn III
1. discharge criteria for annex I
2. surveys and certification what all r statutory and what all
mandatory.
3. what all certificates covered in enhanced survey programme and
interval?
4. master not on board, carry out all surveys and certifications.
5. make a risk analysis for mooring.
6. make whole plan, procedure and precaution for drydocking, when
all r soundings taken, its thrice one before taking blocks to have
initial condition af ballast etc., then after taking all over so as to
ascertain no damage taken place and no change, then before
refloating to ensure vessel brought back to initial condition.
i didn't answer muc so he din go further, then he and vaz had
discussion, then came the vaz question:-
"what is the ambient temperature and pressure for radar horizon"
i gave the best possible blank expression:)
finally, unexpectedly but quite comfortably managed to fail all three
functions:)
well it was jus one of those days.
the ambience temp and pressure as given in subra's shipbourne
radar book is temp 15 deg celcius and pressure 1013.8 mb.
this surveyor comes rarely, so dont bother muc with these
questions, all the very best:)

Sep 2
ketan
Capt. Panigrahi

1. Critical moment and Critical Period in drydock


2. Bilge blocks and side shorings..use of the same
3. Baltic Moor, Mediterranean Moor - why are the two used??
4. List of all the certificates on board, issuing authority and their
validity, also as per what conventions
5. STCW Code contents
6. ISM Code contents
7. Contingency for Foundering
8. Emergency steering reqs as per SOLAS
9. Advantages of Ground tackle over Tugs
pa2
capt. kapoor (dg internal surv.)
fn-I

1. has a magnetic board, on which he displays lights to identify-


white over red(pls remember to mention code flag H), red over
white(also mention gear extending 150m or less, imp), 2 white lgt
in vert.. line and a red lgt, 3 red lgts in vert. line and a white light
below, some more lights and shapes. he wants correct, confident
and quick reply in ror lights nd shapes, so b prepared.
2. situations, 3 rest. vis. situations askd to me, i said reduce speed
for all 3 cases nd justified using rule 8(e) and rule 19(e), he was
happy.
a) o/v p/d, 3 targets p/d one on stbd bow crossing, one on stbd
beam same speed, one on port quarter overtaking. roc exists with
all 3.
b) o/v p/d, 2 targets p/d one crossing from port bow, one on stbd
qtr.
c) o/v p/d, 1 target rgt ahd disabled on a head-on sit, 1 tgt p/d
right astern overtaking.
3. what r all the ammendments to collision avoidance rules,
mention emergency wreck marking buoy, blue and yellow stripes,
topmark a "+" yellow, flashing alternating blue and yellow of one
sec duration with 0.5 sec interval.
4. principles of watchkeeping, his pet question. do it from cockcroft,
in stcw explanatory notes. ques to me was, res. vis navigating in
TSS.
5. solas chapter 5, do it thoroughly, particular stress to equipments
required to be carried, publications, mates duties/obligations as per
chapter 5, reportings.
6. master incapacitated, completing the voyage
or " " , carrying out surveys
or " " , vessel dragging anchor
your confidence will be noted in your reply, very imp.
7. difference between AIS and LRIT, can LRIT receive information?
he asks lots of questions, goes about the assessment in a strict
way, but bottomline he tries to pass and very considerate.
so put in the efforts and if ure lucky to get him, u wont fail, if u
present well, be specific and most importantly confident.

pa2
capt. krishnamurthy iyer(external surv.)
date: 13th jun 2008
internal surv: capt. vaz but evaluated by external surv.

fn I
1. he carries a charts with all cardinal, lateral, safe water, preferred
channel, special marks buoys in it. he asked to take the ship and
explain each buoy along the route.
2. he had PPI on relative motion display and rel. vectors drawn on a
paper with targets on it and asked to report each target.
3. he showed another paper with true motion true vector display
and asked how will determine risk of collision, without changing
display or vector. i replied by increasing the vector time, then if the
vectors meet at same time then there is risk of collision.
4. he showed another paper, two ships A and B. B is overtaking A
from starboard side, at a unsafely close distance, then the ships
come closer and after overtaking A, B swings to port and there is
collision. he asked what has happ and discuss violation of rules in
this case. ans: due to interaction the ships hav come closer when
their parallel middle bodies overlapped and later due to +ve
pressure built up at bow of A and stern of B, the repulsion has
caused B to swing to port. B violated rule 13 and A rule 2.
5. he showed me a chart and asked to make passage plan in it in
clear visibility and asked ROT formula and how the factor F is
determined.
6. the same chart in rest. vis he wanted me to discuss BTM.
7. if u are overtaking a TRS, what r the aspects involved?
determination dang. semicircle, then he showed a paper with the
track of a TRS(WNW) marked on it over 3 days, ur vessel is located
north and well clear of the storm field, he asked what CTS and wich
sector to be avoided. Ans: avoid sector from south to east clockwise
and make a reciprocal heading to that of track of the storm(ESE).
8. showed a weather map, with the movement of warm and cold
fronts marked and wanted to explain everything on it.(failing
question!!!(fq))
9. voy- india to australia, how to adjust mag. compass for H.E.(fq

nitin
my oral attempts.
5. where to find weight of tha anchor?
6. where to find bottom plug details& nos.
7. what does a docking plan gives?
8. where r tha plans kept?
9. plan issuied by whoom?
10. where to get locationn of all hull openings?
11. what r tha different openings on hull & where to find( in which
12. SMC window period?
13. different ISPS documents?
14. crew not working, how to resolve problem as a ch. off.?
15. guidence from what conventions?( MSA, log book, ILO etc.)
16. off. book entries & witness
17. piracy precaution & what is req. as per ISPS?
18. chain register what for & contents?
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2nd attempt,09.04.08
internal-- capt. Awasthi
external-- capt. Miranda passed-- Fuct. 1

function 1

1. as a ch mate how will u train 2nd mate for taking sight?


2. if no noon sight possible then? ( ex mer)
3. if only app. noon sight & no other obs, how to get pos & speed?
( do a back calculation & transfer PL)
4. N cardinal buoy seen right ahed on a northerly course -- action?
5. what could be tha reason of above,what went wrong?
6. whats parametric rolling ? actons to avoid?
7. whats cesmic tide or tsunami tide ? action?
8. TRS why recurve,action to avoid? whats advance quadrant?
9. ROR-- own vsl CBD , tow crosing u from port
own vsl CBD , Ram crossing u from port
in R.V. u are on powerdriven vsl RAM crossing from port
10. basic principal of Gyro & how to stabalise?
my oral attempts..
function 2

1. in brief -- IMDG, BC code, BLU , IGC. def of dangerous &


hazardous, harmful cargo?
2. isgott 5th edition. whats new in it?
3. sability criteria for timber vsl, damage stability criteria for tanker
& bulk carr.
4. Solas ch 12 whats req. for bulk carr. ( survey, construction,
stability)
5. timber load line
6. imdg pack group 3 content?
7. advance B/L & other diif types of B/L
8. loading dangerous cargo & a container containg dang. goods on
fire action?

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3rd attempt,08.05.08
internal-- capt. Uppal
external-- capt. Miranda passed-- Fuct. 2

function 2
1.you r given a cargo 1 cubic meter in size & with load more than
hold's permitted L.D.
will you load, if yes - what precaution.
2. how will u lash that cargo & lashing eqp. of what size will u use &
how will u decide?
3. rcvd info- to load 50000 mt bulk cargo. what things will u
consider & how will u plan
so that u load her even keel & reach destination port safely.
4. contents of stability booklet. ( drat, disp.,tpc, mctc ...)
5. whats heavy lift? ( if while lifting a cargo,special precaution has
to be taken,
for avoiding loss or reduction in GM)
6. what is pyrophoric iron oxide ? action for safety?
7. contengency plan & remedial action during oil leakage in
discharge operation
nitin
my oral attempts
1st attempt,11.03.08
internal-- capt. Das
external-- capt. Gupta passed-- Fuct. 3

function 1
1. HOW TO TAKE STAR SIGHT
2. HOW TO FIND SUN'S ANGULAR DIA. & WHERE ISIT GIVEN IN
ALMANAC
3. SEXTANT ERRROR
4. GPS ERROR
5. U ARE A 2ND MATE WITH CH MATE LICENSE, HOW WILL U
PREPARE PASSAGE PLAN?
WHAT PRECAUTIONS WILL U TAKE? SOURCE OF WEATHER INFO.
(he asked--any thing from WMO?)
6. PRECAUTION WHILE TRANSFERING POSITION FROM ECDIS TO
PAPER CHART & WHAT
INSTRUCTION WILL U GIVE TO OTHERS WHILE USING
ECDIS&PAPER CHART TOGETHER?
7. YOUR SHIP GROUNDED. WHAT ADVICE WILL U GIVE TO UR
MASTER &
ACTIONS TO TAKE?
8. YOUR SHIP IN NARROW CHANNEL, APPROCHING A BEND,WHAT
SOUND SIGNAL WILL
GIVE& FOR HOW LONG & WHAT IF SAME SITUATION IN R.V.WHAT
SOUND SIGNAL?
9. IN R.V GOING ASTERN WHAT SOUND SIGNAL?
10. HOW WILL U DECIDE A SHIP IS OVERTAKING OR NOT? WHAT
SOUND SIGANL TO GIVE?
11. ROR CARD-- 1 SINGLE WHITE LIGHT.

function 2
1. u have to load tea boxes, no info given from shipper,what action
& how
to find stowage factor?
2. where to find load density of a hold?
3, angle of repose? more is dangerous or less?
4. bc code in brief & 5 hazards of cargo mentioned in it.
5. u got steel coils to load, but no securing means, will u load or
not?
if yes then what precaution? loading procedure?
6. when is dangerous moment while lifting a heavy lift & what
action to
take if sudden list developes.
7. loading DRI, u as a ch off. going out what night order will u
leave.
8. timber free board is more or less? & why?
9. after sailing out what checks for hatch covers?
function 3
1. what is condition of class?
2. what is storm valve & where to find there details?
3. what precautions to take b4 flooding drydock?
4. you r on C.B.D. vsl,what precaution b4 emmidiate stop & what is
trasverse thrust

Anirudha
3rd Attempt. 02/05/08
Capt. Khatri

Fn-II
Called me in at 1300 hrs

What do u know abt acrgo related legislation?


Prepare one page each with "Scope"; "Aim"; 'Salient features" of
Hague, Hague-Visby, Hamburg Rules; COGSA, Multi-modal
transport rules.
Asked me to come at 1600hrs to discuss he same.

We discussed the above rules. what led to the formation of each?


wat is the difference b/w these rules?

Passed Fn-II

Harshad
mates orals- 7th may 2008. capt khatri
7-05-2008
capt khatri only function 2 (no external)
result- passed

DAY ONE- 5th may 2008

1) which ships have u done???


2) as a mate of an LPG ship give me details of all the jobs??
3) complete procedure of changeover of gas from ammonia to lpg
mix??
4) ammonia no HC... then how will u check tank atmosphere??
5) explain principle of tankscope??
6) explain wheatstones bridge??
7) explain principle of multi gas detector???
8) explain gassing up procedure??
9) explain cooling down process???
10) what is the rate at which cooling down is carried out???
11) How to do cargo calculations for lpg ships?? formaula to
calculate vapour weight?? (come tomm and tell)

DAY TWO- 6th may 2006

1) explain to me the calculations i asked yesterday??


2) what is shrinkage factor??
3) explain airlock system on lpg ships??
come again tomm and explain all the safety feature of lpg ship..

DAY THREE- 7th may 2008

1) explain emergency shut down procedure and principle and


requirements as per
code??
2) explain procedure and requirement of fixed water spray system
on lpg??
3) why water spray sprinklers near relief valves???
4) what is BLEVE??
5) what is the major differrence in fighting oil fire and lpg fire???

finally passed...... all the best

mates orals- april capt mhaisale & capt j.b.singh


april 2008
only function 2, 3rd attempt
result- failed

capt j.b. singh


1) angle of repose
2) why theres a grain code
3) sugar is in granular form. if loaded in bulk, will u follow grain
code??
4) who publishes ISGOTT?? amendments?
5) timber load line.. draw and explain?
6) steel coils each 25 tonnes.. show diagram how u will load it in
holds?? preacautions
7) precautions while loading steel pipes??
8) preacautions loading muriate of potash??
9) livestock carrier precautions??
10) how much food and water required for sheep??
11) how much food and water required for cattle??
12) what is veterinary officer requirement for livestock?? which
animals require a vet??
13) can u load producs on NLS carrier?? how??
14) bill of lading??
15) note of protest??
16) crain breakdown while loading heavylift.. actions as a mate??
17) difference between bottlescrew and turnbuckle?

after lunch...... capt mhaisale..

1) ship at bombay anchorage.. barge alongside with explosives to


load on ship in a container....... explain complete procedure??
2) explain contents of document of complaince?? mandatory as per
which reg??
3) explain complete procedure of COW on oil tankers??

2nd Attempt 01/04/08


Int: Capt. Awasthi, Ext: Don't know.

Fn-I:
Precautions to be taken while entering high lat
Explain the above with ref to oil tankers.
What are the constituents of anti-freeze added in P/V Breaker
ROR:
1) R/V; Tgt vsl right astern; radar ops; ROC exists; action?
2) R/V; one tgt on port bow & other on stbd Qtr; ROC exists;
action?
3) ROR cards
Own vsl in TSS, Engine breakdown; action?
TRS(everything tat is there to be asked abt it)
Beaching
Grounding

Fn-II:
Difference b/w new & old ISGOTT
COW operation(precaution)
IMDG Suppl. contents
Load Density, Stowage Factor
Heavy lift cargo(precautions while loading)
Loading of MOP
Difference b/w BC code & BLU Code
Types of B/L
Contents of DGL
Mates Reciept
Who prepares DGL? What info does it give?

Passed Fn-I
1st Attempt 01/03/08
Int: Capt. Mhaisale ext: Capt. Oak
Fn.-I :
Navigation in high latitudes.
Ice navigation
Gyro wandering-action
Procedure for star sight
Cards & Action: 1) towing vsl (crossing fm P/S & S/S)
2) pilot vsl (crossing, hd.on)
3) NUC vsl (hd.on, anchor fm asern)
Which bridge equipt. has emgcy power source
What is VDR & s-VDR
Dates of VDR coming into force

Fn.-II
BC Code
CSC Code
P& A Manual on Chemical Tanker
Tank Washing & Cleaning on Chemical Tankers
Loading of Pet Coal( Full procedure from receiving orders to dep fm
port)
Trimming procedure for bulk cargo
Discharging procedure for crude oil & COW.( Mention SMS
checklists..I forgot to mention tat)
Criteria for COW
Wat is IG interlock
Wat are the various IG alarms
Wat is Pyrophoric Oxidation

Fn.-III
Dry-Docking Preparation
Critical instant; critical period
why r both of the above imp
wat plans are required before dry-docking
checks before flooding the docks
how will u test the welds on ship-side
While coming out of the dock, sdg of 2S WBT is continiously
decreasing- Action( no wrk carried out in tank, tank was checked
thoroughly inspected b4 un-docking)
Anchoring procedure
Slipping of Anchor
Wat r statutory certificates & their validity
Entries in Official Log Book

Passed Fn-III
2nd attempt capt panigarhy
capt panigarhy (no external)
01jan08 / dg shipping
1.what do u understand by rule 2 & 19 .
2. RV, Radar unoperational, v/l on port qtr action
3. PD v/l head on ,own v/l CBD dist 3 nm action
4.own v/l hdg 180 ,sees a south cardinal buoy right ahead action.
5.steering failure in channel departure port,master has handed over
to you action
6.MOB in english channel (transmit distress msg)
7. what happens to magnetic compass in higher latitude.
8.meditterrenean / baltic moor
9.sudden onset of heavy wx at high seas ,no previous
warnings(transmit TTT msg )
10.load density/stowage factor define
11. contents bulk code
12. all the stresses experienced on bulkk carrier
13. SF & BM explain
14. Precautions on RO-RO ships at sea.
15. IBC code contents
16.IGC code contents
17. bonjean curves.
18.contents ISM code & what is ISM code
19. Contigency plan on foundering of v/l
20.certificates carried onboard chemical carrier.
21. critical moment

did not get any function (15,16,18 failing questions)


S.K.Das / Chandra(LBS), 2nd Apr 08
2nd Attempt Passed 1 & 3 , failed 2.
All questions askd by Capt Chandra.

Func 1
1)Diff bet tides & tidal streams
2)How do you cal. tides by harmonic constants, which Vols used
etc.
3)Why & when are harmonic constants used
4)What are ocean currents, how are they formed
5)Direction of flow of Labrador, Peru & Chile current.
6)What is ship routing
7)What is weather routing.
8)Why is TRS called a revolving storm
9)What is DGPS, how is posn calculated by DGPS & why is it used
10)Name some DGPS stations on the Indian coast.
11)How will you check the error of the magnetic compass onboard
12)Situation: One CBD v/l & another RAM v/l on its port bow,
aspect crossing. Whose duty to keep clear, according to which rule.
13)Difference bet. "Give way" & "not to impede"
14)Which rules mention about Give way, & which rules mention
about not to impede.
Func 2
1)ORB: What are the changes in the entries according to the new
MARPOL & old.
2)How will you load Sulphur on the Indian coast
3)IF during the voyage, concentrates liqufy, what action.
4)If loadictor fails how will you calculate stress/stability of the ship.
5)How will you calculate stress/stability of the ship using Bonjean
curves.
6)Draw loadlines/timber load lines. Dist in spacing bet S,W,T,F, etc
7)Why buoyance improves if you load timber
8)If sawn timber is loaded every voyage in containers on deck, can
they be assigned timber load lines.
9)Mast Riser catches fire, what action.
10)Contents of chain register
11)WHo is a competent person, who checks the lifting gear
12)Contents of timber code

Func 3
1)Define Piracy
2)What are low lights in passenger ships
3)What is critical instant/period
4)What is dredging anchor
5)What is dragging anchor
6)Duties of C/O as per STCW
7)What will you do if a cadet misbehaves
8)On the shell expansion plan , what is "-5C"
9)Changes in the New ISGOTT
3rd attempt capt mahisale/capt baweja
also class surveyor is a competent person
15.negotiable B/L
16.functions of B/L
17.note of protest
18.precautions prior ldg explosives
19.biparty /triparty agreement
20.statutarory certificates
21. how will u report dimensions of damage on shipside to company
from where will u get those--- ga plan ,shell expansion plan
22. duties as per STCW of mate
23.Master ashore bunkering operation as a mate what will u do
24 screening of lights

25 A/B found sleeping on watch 3 times how will u take action


according to MSA the 1st,2nd &3rd time respectively

26.enteries in log book regarding indiscipline


27.who tells u to drydock /why is it required/interval & plans
required

after all this he asked what do u expect i said i have answered most
of it so expect to pass but he said he is not giving me anything .

so external passing you is useless??????


3rd attempt capt mahisale / capt baweja
capt mahisale /capt baweja (external)

old mmd ,04feb 08, all 3 functions.

initially capt baweja took orals after which he gave me 2 & 3,


1. single red light identify & action open sea
2. radar operational, tgt v/l's ahead and astern of own v/l action.
3.fog signal pilot v/l - v/l aground
4. semaphore..-
5.why is v/l drydocked ? who tells v/l 2 drydock ? what plans
required & interval of drydocking.
6. note of protest---who gives it /why /in front of whom.
7. have u done dry docking ? yes floating docks, what is it? what r
keel blocks & bilge blocks.
8.what is STCW code ,duties of ch/off as per that ,interruepting ok
tell me of rest hours
9.ldg cargo why preffered in lower hold than tween deck also why
load density of lower hold greater than tween deck(stability/
construction)

after this asked to wait for capt mahisale ,when capt mahisale
arrived baweja asked him to pass me in 2 & 3 but capt mahisale
said he will asses me again.

he started with 1. defn load density/stowage factor/angle of repose


and all
2. Pms of enclosed life boat
3. how will u load sulphur from barge(DOC,MFAG,EMS,SF,BC
CODE,LOAD AS PER GRAIN CRITERIA DG SHIPPING REQT)
after answering these with confidence he asked me to wait &
recalled me to tell he will take my orals next day morning

05feb08
1.latest amend to SOPEP
2.latest amend to ORB
3.why are bulk,grain,lashing & all other codes made
4.grain stability criteria
5.grain ldg why vol heeling moments reqd how do u use them (for
vertical shift of grain)
6. loadicator fails how will u go about ldg.
7. what is CSC & ACEP(approved continuous examination
programme)
8. ldg crude oil how will u go abt doing COW
9. pet coke loading
10.what 2 check & how will u load explosives
11.explosives are stuffed onboard containers bought by barges at
mumbai anchorages what documentation reqd and precautions 2b
taken
12. SF BM BONJEAN CURVES
13.precautions on transit with coal cargo laoded
14.entries made in chain register by whom -competent authority-eg
dock inspector
Mates Oral Internal S.C. Panigrhay
Ist Attempt Passed in Function II & III

Func-I
1. Performance Standards of Echo Sounder?
2. Quote rule no. 2?
3. Quote rule no. 10?
4. Aground v/l Fog signal?
5. Restricted Visibility own v/l hears the fog signal of a target v/l
astern overtaking action?
6. A-Z flags and their meaining?

Failed Func-I

Func-II
1. What is Load Density?
2. What is Angle of Repose?
3. What is SWSF and SWBM?
4. What is Bonjean curve and what do you get?
5. Coal loaded in the hold fire what action?
6. How will you go about loading grain?
7. Sulphur mixes with water what happens?
8. You are sailing on a general cargo vessel and approaching port
after a long voyage what precautions as a mate will you do?
9. What is IGC Code? and what is the purpose?
10. What is IBC Code and its purpose?
11. How will you go about loading LNG?
12. What is the different methods of COW?
13. What is Note of Protest and Extended Note of Protest?
14. DOA Contents?

Func-III
1. Tell me all the Certificates under which convention, issuing
authority, validity?
2. What IOPP certificate mentions and its contents?
3. What IOPP for the carriage of Noxious Liquid substance mentions
and its contents?
4. What is ISM ? How many Chapters are there?
5. What is STCW'95 How many chapters?
6. What is Baltic moor and Mediterreanean moor and difference?
7. What is difference between Ground Tackle and Tug pulling a
vessel?
8. What precautions while dry docking?
9. What is Critical period? Critical moment?
10. Critical moment in Floating Dock?
11. Contingency Plan for Foundering?
12. Precautions prior Bunkering
Mates Oral External Dubhey Internal S.C. Panigrhay
Ist Attempt Passed in Function II & III

DUBHEYS QUESTION
Func-I
1. How do you navigate in Polar Region? What Compass will you
steer with
2. What are the principles of Gyro? Errors of Gyro?
3. Ristricted Visibility situations?
4. Where does TRS originate?
5. Conditions for formation of TRS?
6. From where TRS gets so much of energy?
7. Grounding and Beaching?

Func-II
1. What is Load Density?
2. What is Angle of Repose?
3. How will you check a Loadicator?
4. What is SF and BM?
5. What is Bonjean curves?
6. When Loading Coal what precautions?
7. When sailing loaded with containers what will you check?
8. How will you load crude oil and what precautions will you take?
9. What is BC Code?
10. What is B/L and types of B/L?

Func-III
1. Who does the survey after one year and who does it after 5
years?
2. What is Chain Register?
3. Mates Duties as per ISM/STCW'95?
4. Slipping of Cable and Hanging of Anchor?
5. Drydocking what precautions?
6. How will you calculate the stability to ensure adequate stability at
the time of Drydocking?
7. Formula for calculating virtual loss of GM?
8. Heavy weather Precautions?
9. Oil spill action?
mates orals-capt khatri and capt yadav
passed fn 1&2. failed fn 3. 1st attempt.

1) south cardinal buoy-all specifications


2)what is isgott.tell me everything bout isgott.
3)how will u load concentrates
4)how will u go about loading 85000 t of cargo on an oil tanker.tell
me everything right from initial calculations to loading plans.
5)what is free water in crude oil
6)what is the magnetic compass affected by the most?
7)how will u berth a ship with tide and a tug..all the details
including engine movements and berthing
8)what are the min requirements to join shipping? min marks reqd
in english?(could not answer the min marks in english one...any
answers??)
9)how will u train a cadet onboard for the first time?
10)on load release system?
11)load density?sf?
12)open moor and running moor?
mates orals- Capt Avasthi & Capt Baveja
1st mates orals
date held on: 5th mar
all 3 functions
result : PASSED

FN-1 :
1. what is preffered for high latitude navigation- gyro or magnetic
compass and why
2. what is optic fibre gyro
3. what is principle of working of a gyrocompass.errors of gyro
compass and their
corrections.
4. polar code
5. what are synopyic charts
6. as a mate what precautions will u take for high latitude
navigation
7. as a mate what all information will u check for(obtain) in second
mates passage plan
8. prepare a contingency plan for grounding
9. ROR cards
10. qoute and explain rule 19
11. what do u mean by immediate manoeuvre
12. SITUATION- restricted visibility- vsl right astern, no radar- what
action

FN-2 :
1. changes in new isgott
2. diff betwn mates receipt & B/L
3. contents of IMDG and also of supplement
4. define stowage factor,load density,angle of repose
5. how will u measure angle of repose as per BC Code
6. define note of protest
7. in front of whom will u note a protest- ans: notary or indian
councellor
8. if notary or counciller not there for that port then in front of
whom will u note protest
9. what all evidencies (documents) are required while noting protest
10. precautions while loading heavy lift
11. if load density of deck increases then will u load? if yes how
12. define hazardous, dangerous & harmful substances, give
examples of each
13. hazards & precautions for loading concentrates
14. what will u do if concentrate cargo shifts

FN-3 :
1. how will u load if loadicator fails
2. how will u dry dock a ship & what trim will u prefer,why
3. define critical period, critical instant,declivity
4. what plans required for ry docking-with & without cargo
5. diff types of B/L
6. diff betwn statutory & mandatory cert. name some
7. prepare cont. plan for collision
8. biparty & triparty agreement
9. articles of agreement
10. disch criterea for annex 1 mach spaces
11. define cat Z substances
12. diff betwn flag state & port state inspections. which is more
strict & why
MATES ORALS CAPT PANIGHARE CAPT CHANDRA
05/03/08
ONLY FUNCTION 2
RESULT- FAILED

1. Prepare v/l for drydocking as a mate..


2. What is Critical moment?? (ditto)
3. What is Ground tackle?? (I informed, i passed function 1 & 3 and
only 2 remaining)
4. Define SF and BM?
5. Explain Bonjean curves??
6. List all the contents of IBC code?
7. What is Intact stability criteria for RO-RO?
8. What is Windage Area for container ships.. How to find it??
(come after lunch)
9. Define angle of repose?
10. What is relation betwn stowage factor, permeabillity and broken
stowage??
11. A log floating in water R.D 0.80, (forgot the whole question)
12. ISGOTT- fullform.. latest ammendments?? Why NRV on
shoreline required???
13. Grain Code? What details r given?
14. Loading of bulk grain on ship without D.O.A??
15. Stability Criteria for Grain??
16. Explain Packing and Marking as per IMDG??
17. Loadicator not working.. actions?? Draw Bonjean curves..
18. Precaution to be taken prior, during and after loading of
Banana???
19. Draw Timber loadline...
20. What is requirement for LWNA and LW in timber load line??
21. Freeboard requirement for timber carriers as per Load Line
convention?
22. Intact stability criteria and general stability criteria for timber
ships??
23. Heavylift loading.. Crane stops working... actions as a MATE??
24. Defination of OIL TANKER as per MARPOL??
25. What is Autolock/Interlock on LPG???
26. How much positive pressure is to be maintained inside
compressor room on Lpg??
27. Reliquifaction plant Valve gets stuck.. what r the reasons??
what action to take??
28. Contents of Cert of Fitness and its validity??
29. Explain Boatnote and Mates reciept?? What is difference
between them??
30. Can u put remarks of cargo condition on mates reciept??
31. Is it a normal practise to give dirty B/L?? under what condition
can u give clean B/L
32. What is Extended note of protest.. why master has to issue it??
33. What is difference between Note of protest and Extended note
of protest?
1st mates orals.
Date : 18th Feb 2008
Day : Monday
No External
Internal : Capt Deepak Kapoor…….

Function : 2
How will u load concentrates and coal, & what are hazards
associated with it.
How will u load crude oil
How will u load IMDG cargo
What is DOC for IMDG cargoes
Hazardous associated with timber cargoes
What all factors will u take care in any kind of cargo operations

Function : 3
What is class and psc and what is its difference
Among flag state and psc whose inspection is tough
What all surveys comes under Class
U are mate and Master dies onboard what action will u take
U are loading in port and oil spill takes place master is ashore what
action will u take.
What is PMS and on what all factors it depends
How will u implement discipline onboard as chief officer
How 2nd mate duties different from 3rd mate
What is duties of chief officer relate to dry dock, i.e b4, during and
on leaving dry dock
What are base for issuing IOPP certificate
What is SOPEP and what all information get it from it
What all entries will u make in official log book
What are the duties as per ISM and STCW

Passed in both the function (2 & 3)

One thing would like to tell about capt kapoor that he will
concentrate more in function 3 i.e surveys and MSA
1st mate orals
Date : 16th Jan 2008
Day : Wednesday
External : capt Kutino
Internal : Capt Mahisale

Function 1 :
what is VDR and SVDR, its reqmts and time by which its should be
installed onboard ships.
what is whirling pyshrometer and how do u use it.
ur heading 000 and u see north cardinal buoy right ahead, what
action will u take and when will u take it.
RV radar not working u hear fog signal right ahead what action will
u take. (dont forget to say about rigging fenders as safety
precaution)
U r mate coming on watch at 0400 hrs, how will u make out RV
What all precaution will u take prior transiting mallaca strait
Pirates attack what action will u take.
Even after taking ur action if in case pirate board ur v/l and reaches
to bridge wings what action will u take.
What are the errors of echo sounder, and what are its corrections.
When will u take x meridian sight. What are its limits and how will u
get it (He wants table 4 and even table A with its contents)

Function : 2
Define load density, stowage factor with units
How will u load pet coke, sulphur
How will u load IMDG cargo
How will u go about preparing cargo discharge plan incorporating
COW on a crude oil tanker
What are COW reqmts
Why antenna onboard ship are grounded………
U have not COW the heavy weather ballast tank at discharge port
and b’cos of bad weather u had to take ballast in that tank…….. now
explain how will u discharge the oily water………. 10000 cum of oily
water is left, behind what action will u take (tell him that I will flush
ODMCS, heat the oily water and give sufficient time for settling,
don’t directly tell him about shore reception )

Function : 3
What is AOA and its contents
What are statutory certificates, name some of them
How will u renew tank top plating Of 6 x 6 mtrs in ur cargo tank on
oil tanker
U r mate on anchor station, how will u make out that vessel is
brought up. There no land and ships around,
And Same situation in wind force 5 now how will u make out the
same
What is SWL and proof load
Can load mor
MATES ON ORAL ON 19 FEB
1) ON LOAD RELEASE SYSTEM OF LIFEBOAT?
2) AT WHAT HEIGHT CAN U RELEASE ON LOAD RELEASE SYSTEM?
3) WHAT ALL IS INCLUDED IN CAGO PLAN ?
4) IF U HAVE NEW CADET JOINING SHIP ,HE WILL BE THERE FOR
NEXT 6 MONTH,HOW WILL U GO ABOUT HIS TRAINING?
oral on 19 feb
internal was capt saggi but he was not present in the office ,
external was capt yadav he alone took my orlas.

function 1
1) how will u identify pole star without ny table n star identification
table?
2) what is the day n night signal of vessel cbd ?
3) what are the dimension of cylinder?
4) what action if u see vessel at 4 points on stbd bow n u can see
both mast light and side lights?
5) what is the soung and light signal of south cardinal buoy?
6) if u see a target on radar 12 m off commoind down in tss in ur
lane,what action?
7) if u going on 180 course u see south cardinal buoy right ahead
what action?
8) how will u navigate in tss?

function 2
!) defn of load density?
2) unit of load density?
3) what information u requir to load concentrates?
4) full form of isgot and its content ?
5) from where do u get load density on ship?
6) masters call u and told we have o load 80,000 t of crude what
prepartion u willl do as mate?
7) u r loading heavy lifts with ships gear what precaution will u take
as chief officer?

function 3
1) what is catenery towing?
2) if u are at last disch port n company give u around double the
time od ur disch capacity to disch cargo and after this ship has to
proceed to dry dock after this what preapartion as mate will u do?
3) why vessel is slightly trim when entering dry dock?
4) what entries are made by chief officer in offical log book/
5) what are the duties of chief officer as pr ism and stcw?
6) what all entries are there in offical log book?
7) he gave me model n told this is 5 m from jeety at 12 knots n u
will get tug at 0.5 m from bert ,current is from behind ,u can brth
ny side u want ,and told me to tell him each movement and rudder
helm and which lines u will pass first?
8)what is the running moor?
9) full form of stcw .he wanted exact terminology .,even he asked
me the spelling of it.
10) and content of stcw?

HE PASSED ME IN FUNC 1 AND 3 AND FAILED IN FUNCTON 2.

AMIT SINGH
mates orals for the month of feb 2008 2nd attempt
Function 2

1)wat is load density,why Ld is lower hold is more than tw dk.


2)angle of repose definition
3)plans used for cargo loading
4)contents of b.c.code,lashing code, imdg code (supplement
contents )
5)new amendments for isgott then he asked changes in ship shore
check list
6)wat is bongean curve and hw will u calculate sf and bm
7)types of containers,
8)precautions while carrying sawn timber
9)wat is diff. bet roro and pcc vessel and wat precaution u will u
take in car carrier
10)general precautions while carrying livestocks
11)define heavy lifts and precaution while loading
12)diff. betn lpg and lng carriers
13)hazards and precaution of coal and sulphur
14)dangerous,hazardous,harmful substances
15)mahishale asked wat is csc and hw will u load containers as per
this,i did not understood.
16)wat is bill of lading and types of bill of loading
17)note of protest and in whose presence u make
18)oil spill contingency plan
19)sulphur barge a/s master tells u to load sulphur hw will u go
about
function 3
01)various ships plan
02)wat is statutory certificates and mandatory certificates
03)entries in official log book
04)contents of chain register
05)biparty and tri party agreement
06)ism/stcw c/o duties
07)wat is psc and flag state which is more stringent
08)pms for anchor cable
09)grounding contingency plan
10)wat u mean by slipping of cable and when u will carry out
11)heavy weather duties
13)preparation for drydocking including all terms like critical
moment,critical period,declivity
Mates Orals with Avasthi and capt Oak- 1st attempt
On- 5th feb 2008, 1st attempt
Internal- Avasthi, External- Capt Oak
passed function 1 and 3... failed function 2
Function- 1
1) Ur vsl leaves out of port 4.15 am.master goes to sleep. 2nd eng
calls saying prob in m/eng.. ur action as mate on watch?? ( normal
n.u.c procedures)
2) Now in same condition u have a westerly wind causing 5 deg
leeway and easterly current causing 5 deg set... ur true course is
000... how will u counteract???
3) Now in same condition u see a vsl N.U.C right ahead...vtis not
assisting..AIS not working.. risk of collision exists... ur action??
4) U r on a tug 90m length.. towing more than 200m.what lights u
will display???
5) U r on aground vsl 125m length... whats lights, shapes and
sound signals??
6) U r on a CBD vsl... what lights, shapes and sound signals u will
display??
7) What r errors of Aneroid barometer??
8) What r the corrections for atm pressure that u will apply??
9) How will u determine whether u r in dangerous or navigable
semicircle??
10) Heavy weather precautions???
11) What info do u find in Bridge procedures guide??
12) Errors of Gyro??? What happens as ur latitude increases?
13) south cardinal buoy rght ahd on course 180. action??
Function 2

1) Various plans u will refer for cargo loading??

2) Have u seen Lashing code??? ( i said NO )

3) How will u prepare for loading reefer ship???

4) U load a reefer container.How will u determine if the


refregeration was on, while the container was on jetty?? ( i said ill
check present temp.he said they just started cooling for 1 hour to
fool u and get the container loaded. i said i will check the past
records of container temp provided by shore... he said they produce
a false document showing cooling.. How will u determine?? i said ill
check condition of cargo inside... he said, the container is sealed...
finally i said i dont know )

5) Cargo to b loaded 3000 tonnes in no.1 and no.5 holds... present


trim 60cm by stern. desired final trim 20 cm... show me how will go
about the calculations???
Continue
Mates Orals with Avasthi &.... continued part3
12) He drew a ship alonside a berth.. astern of it and in
perpendicular direction, he drew another ship passing and leaving
her berth... he asked... what all forces will act on ur ship when this
ship is passing astern of u in perpendicular direction????

13) What all plans will u refer for dry-docking???

14) What is difference between critical moment and critical


period???

15) What is PMS for Steering gear????


16) When will u slip the anchor cable??? When to slip from joining
shackle and when to slip from bitter end????

17) U heave up ur anchor and find that another anchor with a short
length of cable is fouled on ur anchor... How will u clear the foul???

18) Anchoring in heavy weather???

Waited outside for 15 min... Avasthi called in and asked...

Whats ur problem in CARGO FUNCTION???


He was trying to give me function 2 also......
Asked me following...

1) Explain in detail LASHING CODE??


2) Relation between lashing code and solas???
3) Why lashing coed is so significant??? ( i didnt understand )
4) do u know other codes like b.c, blu, timber etc.. ( i only said- yes
i know )

Finally passed me in function 1 and 3 asked me to prepare again for


function 2 next time.....

Harshad

Mates Orals with Avasthi &.... continued


6) U r in D.W 1.010... trim by stern 90 cms... u come out in S.W
1.025... how does this effect ur trim???? ( gave me a rough paper
and pen for last 2 questions )

7) How do u load LPG????

8) What is P and A maual??

9)What r procedures for COW??? when is it necessary?? ( i didnt


give satisfactory answer)

10) What is BLEVE???

11) How do u load coal??

12) Heavy lift precautions???

13) Now during heavy lift ur load is hanging in air.. when suddenly
crane stops workin... ur actions as a mate??? (i cudnt answer how
to get the load down)

14) What is Note of Protest??? Procedures to issue the same?

15) What is Bill of lading and mates reciept???

16) What is DG manifest???

Function 3

1) What r dangerous, harmful and hazardous substance??

2) What is difference between vdr and s-vdr?? when did it come


into force?? what is GRT requirement to carry vdr, s-vdr??

3) Marpol annex 1 requirements.( i forgot which ones he asked )

4) What is to be inspected under Dock Labours Reg???

5) Enteries in OLB regarding Cargo carried???

6) Ur cadet slapped ur A/B... How will u handle the situation as a


mate?? (in the process i said ill warn the cadet, make entry in OLB
etc... he said.. that means u will blindly trust ur A/B???? then i
altered my answer)

7) What is biparty and triparty???

8) Which company u r in??? which agreement do u sign??

9) If u dont get ur wages for 1 month... ur allotment hasnt


reached... company not willing to pay... Whom will u complain???
( No answer )

10) ( from the window of avasthi's office.. he should me a ship


a/side )... and asked.. no current, no tugs... how will u unberth this
ship??

11) Now again he showed another ship inserted current... ok


unberth this ship without tugs.. ( i think i must be right.. since i
passed.. :-) )

Continued......
orals with capt jb singh
func-1
principles of ice navigation
principles of watch keeping
restricted vis defination
distress signals in which chapter in colreg and note down all
lee tide , spring tide --define
nav equipments on ur last ship
tss rule quote or explain

ror
u ar vsl cbd vsl u see vessel not under comand nearly right ahead
vessel showing
2 red lights only . action

restricted visibility on ur radar screen u see to trget one port 4


points and one stbd
4 points can u pass in between them as per rules of restricted
visibility.

u course 000 u see a red light right ahead and it suddenly disaaper
what is the
hdg of the other vessel in degrees.

func-2

what is the use of al codes like imdg .blu , bc etc and why they ar
called codes not
regulations
def - heavy lift, stack weight,
mates recipt , dangerous cargo recipt ,
imdg how many classifications
livestock carried why is so imp
types of container ,
contagency plan,
power break down and cargo work going on action.
bigles leaking give reason why whr is prob

func-3

statutory and mandatory cert, entries in offical log book , write


down a entry for death on the ship,biparty triparty and under which
convention it come , ism duties for chief officer , how does chief
officer assist master on ship ,
how will u deal as a chief officer with multinational crew.
continengency plans , u on vlcc u have to give anchor cable for sbm
operation how will u go about , what is the link frm anchor to i
shacke known ,
how will u turn a vlcc in heavy seas , imp dry dock duties as per
chief officer , and why
surveroyor comes in dock as ship is docked when there even thr is
no survey
capt. baweja 07/05/07
Function-1
1) diff. betn vdr and svdr and regulation for svdr? specific points.
2) ocean currents in north atlantic ?
3) best time to take star sight and betn which twilight?
4) latitude by meridian altitude sight calculation?
5) performance monitor of echo sounder?
6) few cards
7) 5-6 situations

Function-2
1) types of chemical carried on chemical tankers?
2) types of gases carried on gas carrier?
3) diff. betn lpg carrier and lng carrier?
4) precuations while loading conc. ?
5) action on shifting of conc. cargo?
6) difference type of containers? ( livestock container is imp.)
7) precuation u will observer on livestock carrier?
8) pure car carrier and ro-ro vessels...what all things are loaded on
both vessels and diff.?
9) crude oil washing procedure?
10) tanke cargo calculation?
11) principle of ullage temperature and interface?
12) tank scope , oxygen analyser and explosive meter working and
principle?
13)changes taken place in new isgott?

function 3

1)duties of chief officer as per ism?


2) biparty and triparty agreement?
3) port state and flag state inspection?
4) which one is more tougher...i gave no answer!!!
5) then he asked whom u r afraid of port state inspection or flag
state inspection...
i said flag state inspection...then little conversation took place on
that...he was stressing tht it should be other way round..
6) statuatory and mandatory certificates?
7)documents as per ism.
8)certificates as per ism.
9)contingency plan for grounding?
10) entries in oil record book?
11)who will issue bill of lading?
12)different types of bill of lading?
13)function of bill of lading with full explanation in erspect tp when
charters r shipper also and when shipper and charters r diff.

finally he told me to wait outside...and after 5 mins capt uppal


called me and that i am passed in all 3 functions...that was very
great moment ..thanks to all my friends who helped me during my
preparations...
all the very best to all ...
capt. Sinha 05/12/07
1 :What is TRS? how is it formed?
2 :What is ODAS buoy? Describe?
3 :(Situation) own vsl CBD, RAM vsl on stbd bow? action? quote the
rule (18)?
4 :Quote rule 19 (word to word not required)
5 :few cards random..... stops if u know the situation and action..
6 :entering TSS collision with Fishing vessel, action?( stresses on
reporting)
7 :Load density? loading of steel coils? each of 20T ships gear?
(loading of heavy lift) securing of coils, how will u plan it?
8 : Vsl out of drydock at anchor, how will u prep. 4 compass
adjustment next day? prepare?(location of spare magnets, greasing
of nuts of spheres, previous correction report)?
9 : Critical period in a floating drydock? (danton). how graving and
floating drydock operate? upthrust and how loss of GM occures?
10:Prep. when sailing out of drydock?
11:Vessel arriving port for loading Checkd to be carried out?
12: prep. for crude oil washing? in detail?
13: contents of lashing code? Required by which resolution? (check
SOLAS chap VI..his fav.) who endorses it?
14:Contents of chain register? Who inspects? as per what
regulation?
15: How will you prep. for bunkering?
16:Grain code? contents ? Vol heeling moments? how will u refer?
17:What is statutory certificate? Name all certificates with validity
period?
18: Contents of official log book?

repeats the same questions? wants quick answers and to the point?
all the best...
Capt baweja ...03/12/07 contd..
FUNCTION 3
1 entries in OLB regarding drills
2 frequency of all drills
3 define note of protest ..how n why carried out
4 diff betn psc n flag state inspections
5 name all psc mou s
6 triparty agreement ..name one..( CBA)
7 checks mate makes before flooding drydock..
8 all procedures for arriving , entering dry dock , trim ,declivity,
types of docks, loss of gm
bilge blocks , keel blocks
9 plans required for drydocking to keep ready..
10 pms for anchor cable
11 diff types of bills of lading..
12 duties as mate as per stcw/ism

fail 1
pass 2
repeat 05/12/07 3
which buoy to be used as a leading mark in a tss
which buoy shall be used as a leading mark in a tss...and which side
will you keep this buoy???
...ruchir wat answers for the thumbrule for sf bm????
and air pipe above deck corrosion???

my question...capt df vaz..
limitation of indian coast guard wrt indian adminstration??
requirements for indian coastal vessels wrt isps code???
inauguration...wah wah..
Mates Orals Mumbai
Internal : Capt Khatri
External : None
Functions : 1, 2 & 3.
Ships Done : Bulk Carrier & Container

1. How are the maneuvering characteristics of a fully laden


container ship affected?

2. What documents will you check prior loading containers?

3. How will you plan the loading of containers?

4. What thumb rule will you use to ensure that SF and BM are
whithin acceptable limits if loadicator fails ?

5. What is ESP? Which ships does it apply to?


6. How will you as Mate plan surveys as per ESP?

7. Explain Survey Planning DOcument

8. WHich part of the Air Pipe that extends above deck is subject to
maximum corrosion
ORAL BY CAPT MURALI
MY ORAL IN OLD MMD ON 5TH DEC BY CAPT.MURALI
FUN I
1) HE GAVE ME A PAPER ASKED ME DRAW PASSAGE PLAN FROM
JAPAN TO CHILLE WITH GC TRACK.ASKED ME ABOUT CURRENTS U
WILL EXP DURING PASSAGE,
2) HOW U WILL U FIND GYRO ERROR AT SEA IN CLOUDY
ATMOSPHERE?
3) HOW U WILL TEST BRIDGE CONTROLS PRIOR DEPARTING FROM
PORT?
4) WHAT ARE THE THINGS U WILL CHECK WHILE TESTING RUDDER
?
5) HOW AND WHAT ALL WILL U CHECK IN ECHO SOUNDER?
6) WHAT IS THE HORIZONTAL VISIBILITY OF THE BRIDGE?

NO ROR QUETIONS AT ALL,

FUN II
1) WHAT IS BLU CODE AND IT'S CONTAIN?
2) WHAT IS GRAIN CODE AND IT'S CONTAINS? DEFN OF GRAIN?
3) WHAT IS CONTAINER SAFETY CONVENTION AND WHAT IS CSC
CODE ?
4) WHAT IS CSS PLATE AND IT'S MARKING?
5) WHAT IS TARE AND STACK WT OF CONTAINER?
6) WHAT ALL SECURING GEARS U WILL FIND ON CONTAINER ?
7) HE GAVE ME SITUATION , C/O IS BUSY IN TANK INSPECTION
WITH SURVEYOR. HE 4)TOLD TO U TO FIX UP THE CHICKENS AND
LINE UP FOR LOADING. YR PROCEDURE?

FUN III
1)WHAT IS STCW 95 ? ACCORDING TO THE CODE WHAT IS REST
HOUR PERIOD?TO WHOM IT IS APPLICABLE ON BOARD?
2) WHAT IS SHELL EXPANSION PLAN? WHERE IT IS USED?
3) WHAT IS GARBOARD AND SHEER STRACK?
4) WHAT IS MARGINE LINE(NOT PLATE)?
5) WHAT IS BULKHEAD DECK?
6) WHAT IS COLLISION BLKD?
7) IN FREE FALL LIFE BOAT WHAT ARE THE OTHER LIFE SAVING
APPLINCES U WILL CARRY?
8) WHAT IS THE DIFF BET GMDSS RADIO AND WALKIE TALKIES?
AND VHF ?

GOT ONLY FUNC II

Dec 5 (3 days ago)


Harshad....
plz tell the answers of the foll:-

1)HOW U WILL U FIND GYRO ERROR AT SEA IN CLOUDY


ATMOSPHERE?

2) 4) WHAT IS MARGINE LINE(NOT PLATE)?

6:52 am (4 hours ago)


KUNAL
ans back
1) for gyro error i ansredthat i will make a entry in the logbook
error unobtainable due to cloudy atmosphere. he didnt said
anything.but if shore object like light house is available then by
horizontal or verticle sextant angle u can take error. or by leading
lights are available u can take.

2) i didn't get his quetion , margin line. i was knowing only margin
plate.i asked him twice to confirm that the word is margin line!

7:43 am (3 hours ago)


MANOJ
Margin Line is .... Imaginary Line 760mm below deckline... it is
given so as to calculate, that if a certain compartment breached,
the ship will not sink below the above mentioned line... i.e. Margin
Line

I Guess, I am right...

7:47 am (3 hours ago)


MANOJ
And for Gyro Error Question, Vertical/ Horizontal Sextant Angle is
not the method... as it will give you only an angle between 2 certain
points, and not the Gyro bearing of the object, and hence it will not
give you the Gyro Error,
I think, the correct method might be the back angle method, as the
surveyor didn't said overcast... or it might be by double angle
method, taking the body's bearing to its image to its reflection in a
plate filled with mercury...

Sorry, I don't know the exact answer...!!!


oral by capt Vaz
Guess i was te only guy to go to him on tat fateful day.As Capt Vaz
is widely known in our circles as a tough surveyor,he indeed made
me sweat.i would like te answers to te 5 questions he asked me for
wich i cud not even twitch my eyes.
1. What is te legality of VTS? Obligation of master and officers
towards them according to SOLAS? (specific and generals
comments invited)
2. AIS implementation on coastal vessels - dates and waiver? ( dint
find anything specific on coastal ships in SOLAS-V/REG 19)
3. As per ISPS code,wat is te vessels master required to know in
specific about te personnel onboard? (tis was a complete
bouncer.pls refer ISPS bfore answerin.i dont hav one)
4.Under wat conditions can u load explosives without DOC for
explosives? (I made te blunder of sayin DOC is for ISM )
5. this am not veri sure of but it goes like tis-wat is te new unified
safety code and wen is comin to force? (it is not safety but sumthin
related to it.sorry i 4got)
Navigator
MARPOL is back!!!
With ref to MARPOL 73/78
1) What is Ratification?
2) What is Denunciation? (Ref: Article-18 MARPOL)

Dec 1 (7 days ago)


kevin
supp bro....gud qts....
neways the answers to ur qts are in solas " articles of the
international convention for the safety of life at sea "...its ther in the
the initial pages..probably ARTICLES IX AND XI.....
AS FOR ratification....is basically acceptance by the
organisation...there are 2 modes of ratification...1) tacit and 2)
explicit....but m not sure under which ratification is MARPOL...i think
its TACIT ratification....
ISGOTT 5TH EDITION
yes , sid is right . ISGOTT is the just the guidlines for tankers and
trminals for safe operations n management. i have found the latest
5th edition summery ,
The new edition is divided into four
sections: “General Information”, “Tanker
Information”, “Terminal Information” and
“Management of the Tanker and Terminal
Interface”. It includes the latest thinking
on a number of issues including:
• Generation of static electricity and
stray currents
• Tank cleaning
• Use of mobile telephones and pagers
• Use of new materials for mooring lines
and emergency towing-off pennants
• Toxicity and toxic effects of benzene
and hydrogen sulphide
• The principles underlying the
International Safety Management (ISM)
Code and the International Ship and
Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

Also, the Ship/Shore Safety Checklist has


been revised to reflect better the
individual and joint responsibilities of the
tanker and the terminal
few answers to capt vaz quests
1: radar range rings r on wat temp n pressure
A- inner components r tested for -15 degrees to +55 degree celcius
temp and outer( open to atmosphere ) r tested for -25 to +55
degree celcius , so range rings also r on these temprature.
regarding pressure scanner should be able to withstand pressure of
100 knots winds

2: wat is 10.10.84
A- guys he asks wat is ten ten eighty four and not 10.10.84
it is actualy 101084 and it is the position of a container i.e. 10th
bay , 5th row on port side and 2nd tier on deck

i hope ur distress quests r answered. all the best guys


1mate orals questions by Capt. Jha Capt. Das
Function – I
1 How will you take over watch at night?
2 What is safe speed?
3 What is radar limitation?
4 How will you check radar is working properly?
5 What is performance test ? How will you carry it out?
6 What are day & night signals for CBD?
7 Distress signals?
8 Your obligations and actions on receiving distress signal?
9 If you are loaded tanker what actions?
10 What will you do when you spot a vessel at sea?
(He does not specify where the v/l is just wants to know action that
you will take.
Check bearings and ascertain risk of collision exists)
11 What will you do if you are a stand on vessel & give way vessel
does not take action? (again does not specify where the vessel is)
12 What are fronts?
13 How will you know you are approaching a cold front?
14 What all weather fax you will receive?
15 What all information is given in the weather fax?
16 What clouds are associated with Cold front?
17 Signs of approaching TRS? Your action?
18 How will you determine the dangerous semi circle? What action
next?
19 You keep on altering to starboard in NH & finally come across an
island, (constrained waters) now what?
20 You are a duty officer on watch, you see an AB fall into the water
from forecastle your action?
21 What is shallow water Effect?
22 How will you know you are in shallow waters?
23 What is the best action to counter shallow water effect?
Function II
1 How will you go about loading a product tanker? (my last ship)
2 How will you load heavy lift?
3 Contents of IMDG Code?
4 Different Classes of IMDG cargo?
5 Marine Pollutant label. (draw it)
6 What is critical marine pollutant? How is it shown?
7 How will you make a DG Manifest onboard?
8 Loading of containers? What containers where how & why?
9 How will you go about loading coal?
10 What is bill of lading?
1mate orals question by Capt. Jha Capt. Das
contd.......
10 What is bill of lading?
11 To whom and how will you give the cargo?
12 What is LOI?
Function III
1 What will you do if the cargo is short in loading port / discharge
port?
2 What is note of protest?
3 What all inspections are there for a 15 year old tanker?
4 What is CAS?
5 What all surveys are there under classification society?
6 You come on watch and the AB on duty informs you that his
reliever refuses to come on watch. What will you do?
7 How much can he be fined as per MSA Act?
8 If you have an incinerator onboard, what is the sludge tank
capacity you are supposed to have?
9 What do you understand by Sox, Nox?
10 How will you keep them under control?
11 Discharge criteria for oil from cargo space.
12 What is ODMCS? How does it work?
13 Your duties when Pilot is on board?
14 Will you object if you think the pilot is wrong?
15 Vessel grounded. Your action as mate? What will Master do?
What will you advice master?
16 Heavy weather precautions.
17 Anchor not holding Master decides to slip it. What will you do?
How will you go about doing it?

All questions asked by Capt Jha. He is a really nice person and gives
time to think and
answer. I cleared all three functions. Thanks to my faculty at LBS
College & Friends for
all their help and support. Also am very grateful to all those past
mates who have put in
an effort to write these sets. Best of luck. Keep writing the sets.
Orals Questions--Capt.Vaz
Friends Wel i went to vaz for ma 1st attempt.Hw can it be....
Well in Function-1 asked me only 2 questions...
1)what is radar permissibility?
2)The radar ranges what u get r at which temperature and
pressure??
Function-2
1)Intact stability criteria of ur last ship?
2)Preparation of dry dock on tankers?
3)what is 10/10/84?
4)Crude oil washing?
well he was pretty happy with the answers and was giving me
function-2 but then he asked me
5)without DOC can u load Dangerous cargo if yes why if no why??
Regulations??
Function-3
1)Lifebuoy-description.
2)rocket parachutes,handflares-description.
3)Annex-4 which certificate and what surveys??
4)Rescue boats??
Only gave me function-3......
but Vaz is not that bad as i used to think...Understand his questions
and then answer..
All d best to all guys whomsoever goes to old mmd
1 :What is TRS? how is it formed?
2 :What is ODAS buoy? Describe?
3 :(Situation) own vsl CBD, RAM vsl on stbd bow? action? quote the
rule (18)?
4 :Quote rule 19 (word to word not required)
5 :few cards random..... stops if u know the situation and action..
6 :entering TSS collision with Fishing vessel, action?( stresses on
reporting)
7 :Load density? loading of steel coils? each of 20T ships gear?
(loading of heavy lift) securing of coils, how will u plan it?
8 : Vsl out of drydock at anchor, how will u prep. 4 compass
adjustment next day? prepare?(location of spare magnets, greasing
of nuts of spheres, previous correction report)?
9 : Critical period in a floating drydock? (danton). how graving and
floating drydock operate? upthrust and how loss of GM occures?
10:Prep. when sailing out of drydock?
11:Vessel arriving port for loading Checkd to be carried out?
12: prep. for crude oil washing? in detail?
13: contents of lashing code? Required by which resolution? (check
SOLAS chap VI..his fav.) who endorses it?
14:Contents of chain register? Who inspects? as per what
regulation?
15: How will you prep. for bunkering?
16:Grain code? contents ? Vol heeling moments? how will u refer?
17:What is statutory certificate? Name all certificates with validity
period?
18: Contents of official log book?

cleared 1 & 3
repeats the same questions? wants quick answers and to the point?
capt. baweja 07/05/07
Function-1
1) diff. betn vdr and svdr and regulation for svdr? specific points.
2) ocean currents in north atlantic ?
3) best time to take star sight and betn which twilight?
4) latitude by meridian altitude sight calculation?
5) performance monitor of echo sounder?
6) few cards
7) 5-6 situations

Function-2
1) types of chemical carried on chemical tankers?
2) types of gases carried on gas carrier?
3) diff. betn lpg carrier and lng carrier?
4) precuations while loading conc. ?
5) action on shifting of conc. cargo?
6) difference type of containers? ( livestock container is imp.)
7) precuation u will observer on livestock carrier?
8) pure car carrier and ro-ro vessels...what all things are loaded on
both vessels and diff.?
9) crude oil washing procedure?
10) tanke cargo calculation?
11) principle of ullage temperature and interface?
12) tank scope , oxygen analyser and explosive meter working and
principle?
13)changes taken place in new isgott?

function 3

1)duties of chief officer as per ism?


2) biparty and triparty agreement?
3) port state and flag state inspection?
4) which one is more tougher...i gave no answer!!!
5) then he asked whom u r afraid of port state inspection or flag
state inspection...
i said flag state inspection...then little conversation took place on
that...he was stressing tht it should be other way round..
6) statuatory and mandatory certificates?
7)documents as per ism.
8)certificates as per ism.
9)contingency plan for grounding?
10) entries in oil record book?
11)who will issue bill of lading?
12)different types of bill of lading?
13)function of bill of lading with full explanation in erspect tp when
charters r shipper also and when shipper and charters r diff.

finally he told me to wait outside...and after 5 mins capt uppal


called me and that i am passed in all 3 functions...that was very
great moment ..thanks to all my friends who helped me during my
preparations...
all the very best to all
orals continued
What are the hazards of concentrates?
What precautions will you take while loading coal?
How do you carry out surface ventilation with mushroom vents?
How will you sample the gas? Where are the sounding points?
What are the new regulations for bulk carriers?
If you load in the UK for India, how will you carry out ventilation?
What is the difference between hazardous, harmful and dangerous
substances?
Where will you get info about the same?
What are the minimum Marpol requirements for COW?
Discharge criteria for marpol annex 1
How will you purge a tank?
When will you start gas freeing?
What is pyrophoric sulphide?
What are the precautions to be taken for the same?
What is the inert gas system interlock?
What is the fixed fire fighting arrangement on a LPG ship?
What are its requirements?
How will you prepare a Refer hold for loading?
How do you prevent torsional stresses in a container ship from
developing?
How is heel corrected in a container ship while loading?
How will you load a heavy lift?
Your power cuts off while your heavy lift is lifted, what action?
Function 3:
Draw a ship with negative stability.
What’s the difference between a mate’s receipt and a bill of lading?
What is the difference between M and MS notices? What are the
different types?
A cadet complains about the helmsman slapping him. What will you
do?
What are the entries to be made in the official log book?
Describe in brief the Annex 6 of Marpol. Name the special areas.

Lots of other questions which I cannot recall at the moment


guys capt jb singh oral ques
hii this is a tricky ques
u r a cbd and a nuc right ahead of u wat will b ur action???

can u violate tss?


plz give an appropriate ans for the first ques yaar guys
1) which IMDG class is not mandatory to b mentioned in the
DOC
2) a british flag vessel : is it mandatory for her to report to
the VTS in dover straiit.
3) RV situation: own ship stopped radar conks off when a
veesel is miles rigght stern. hear same fog signal of increasing
intensity from stern. Action
IMDG Class
Only class 9 is not mentioned in the DOC for carriage of DG.

The DOC (in tabular form and as a sketch) clearly shows which DG
can and cannot be carried (so class 6 and 7 too are included) - on
deck and in holds separately.
Jan 7
Manish
overtaking!!
own ship sights target v/l on port bow. radar inoperational. how will
you determine tht u are overtaking the other v/l with bearings
remaining constant.

Jan 9
Manish
orals by Cpt. Deepak Kapoor
Func 1: 8th and 9th...
well I thank him alot for bearing me for a long time.
he gave many chances to amend my answer ; also supplied me with
a few books for reference... I owe him alot...
here are his questions as far as i can remember as he asked me
lotzz of them..
1- latest amendment in the integarted navi system. ( is still dont
know)
2- signifcance of it.
3- wht is marine electronic highway( check out in google..it's the
latest gr8 project everlaunched...)
4- ship reporting and ship routeing system... general
5- high lattitude navigation ...problems with it
6- errrs in sextant
7- all type of sight for pos fixing
8- wht do u mean by " immediate manouvre" ...( u don't require to
give notice to the E/R)
9- other name of the above...( all manouvres in ur wheel house
poster)
10-buoyage systems....region A and B
11- to wht all ships ROR is applicable and whole of Rule no.1
12- wht is rule 38 and annex IV of ROR
13- principles of watchkeeping ( very specific answers)
14-obligation as Mate when Master dies onboard... do mention MSA
also and it's points
15- as a Mate in command when Master dies ur duties for passage
planning

Jan 9
Manish
orals contd..
16- obligation in TSS
17- wht do u mean by near an area of restricted visibilty
18- wht do u mean by Heave To... ( check Danton)
19- same question; as a mate wht action out of 3 will u decide while
heaving to
20- IMO circ. regarding quartely seas....( still don't know)
21- latest amendment in solas ch V ...( LRIT) ...how is it beneficial
to u as mate.
22- as a person in command on event of death of Master how will u
make a safe and economical voyage.... various factors....
23- ur in TSS; ME fails ... ur actions..
24- wht are the storm signals shown on the SW coast of India
25- dangers associated with beam seas... again refer Danton...

well tht's all i can recall for the time being

anyways he finally gave me the green signal.... thanks to him


alot....

I wish to thank all fellow mates out here for helping me and wish
this comm. to grow more ...let's b alive and kicking!!!!
2) Internal Cpt. Uppal external Cpt. Baweja

Day1 ( 10th) no orals so next day

Day2 ( 11th) Cpt. Baweja


F1
1- Radar diff btwn RM and TMotion
3-The 3 displays namely N up, C up, H up are they mandatory
and if in which all motions..
4- Performance monitor and wht does it check
5- X band and S band radar frequency and which to b used
when... are which one is compulsoryPrep for Ice Navigation
2-
6- principle and errors of echo sounder
7- arpa and it's limitations.
8- ROR cards and he wants exaclty wht's wriiten on the bac
side all the points..
i screwed up with the fog signals... so he stopped their and
tht was the end of the road for F1

F2

1- load density and why do we load more in lower hold thn


above on upper tween deck
2- plans used to load a bulk cargo
3- lashng code : i said never seen it ( on tankers) so he
stopped their
4- IMDG code and contents of the supplemnt
5- amendments to ISGOTT
6- use of Vol. Heelimg Moment
7- Diff between Crude tanker and Product Tanker
8- Infromation given by loadicator
9- Hazards of urea
10- can u load more than ur load density ( yes : proper
dunnage using)
11- precautions to load refer container
12- diff between ro ro and pcc
13- preacutions for heavy lift
14- types og gas carriers as per imo
15- diff between hazardous, dangerous and harmful
16- use of UN number in IMDG
17- types of B/L and wht is Note of protest
18- def. contingency plan and explain with power failure

was satisfied with my answers so F2 approved

F3
1- def. environmental protection
2- wht are stat. certificates
3- entries in official log book relating to drills
4- contents of chain register
5- article of agreement in detail
6- mates duty as per stcw 95
7- diff btwn flag state and port state
8- pms for anchor cable : was not happy no matter wht i said
still am not able to find the answer
9- contingency plan for collision
10- same for wet shift of cargo
11- slipping of cable
12- heavy wx preparation
13- prep for dry dock .. said him 10 points was till not happy
14- bilge blocks and bilge keel

well that was it ... he was not very much sure whether to give
or not f3 so asked me to come on 13th again

Day3 13th

Capt. Uppal ( was short and sweet)

1- wht info u get from dd plan


2- wht is declivity( in DD)
3- wht is critical period and why is it called so
4- wht does vessel suffer loss of GM
5- how will u find which plate is damaged as per which plan
( shell exp plan)
6- how are the numberings done for plates and frames
7- wht is stealer plate
that is it..
he was satisfied and gave me F3

as for Capt. Baweja pls do make sure to have the orals form
as he asks word by ord from there .... and to get F1 u need to
crack the ROR card...

he comes normally all days in the 2nd half... in DG so chances


of him takin orals is high....

well i still have F1 left so let's c.....wht new year has in store
for me ...

All the best to all guys who are appearing for the orals.....

cheers.....

Mates Orals By Capt Awasthi and Capt. Miranda


« on: May 16, 2008, 10:06:59 PM » Quote

1. Reasons for failure in last attempt.


2. Synoptic charts and synoptic hours
3. TRS in detail
4. Duties of mates as per ISM code
5. Chain Register
6. Contigency plan for ISPS
7. Documents kept with Chief officer
8. Contents of Damage Stability booklet
9. Dry Docking
kolkata
capt mandal
ext capt jawardhar sr

f1
parts of ROR
sound signal equipment requirements as per which rule,
diff in ht betweenfwd and aft anchor lt,
ht reqt for fwd mast head light
port bow sailing v/l action(own v/l pd)/also propelled by machinery
rule 18,good amount of discussion. on not altering to port.
ligts shown by composite unit tug and tow

f3
anchor in given position with current from behind,no room for
turning in anchorage.big ship
what is mediteerean moor?
diff between open moor and mediterrean moor?
what is the new weekly inspection for lsa?
different kinds of drill to be conducted on board?
requirements of the aux steering steering gear as per solas.
cargo gear maintainence as per dock labour act.
chain register
parts , surveys,testings of gear,
piracy attack,teams,contigency
plnning.actions,immediate,later,alarms

fail 1,pass 3
advice; be thorough in ROR regardless of external
Amarendra Kumar

Mates questions... plz try to answer them


1. Can timber loadline be assigned to ship carrying sawn timber on
containers on deck
every voyage?
2. Whats the diff between turn buckle and bottle screw?
3. Is a Veterinary Required to sail on livestock carrier?? What are the requirements
regarding VET on livestock carrier?
4. Can u load containers on tankers??? if yes how?
5. Latest amendments to ORB?
Patanjali mates orals capt.uppal, capt.jha
« on: May 16, 2008, 10:17:38 PM » Quote

1st attempt:- capt.saggi,capt.jha reasult:- passed ftn1,2


2nd attempt:- capt.uppal, capt.jha reasult :-passed ftn 3

1)As capt.jha had been the external 4 my 1st attempt as well, he


only asked methe questions in which i had not been satisfactory.

1) Anchoring? as a mate, duties..how will u make out if the anchor


has been brought up?
what are the other uses of anchor bsides anchoring?
2) what is dredging of anchors? what r the advantages?
3) As per MSA, how will u resolve dispute betwn A/B and cdt?..what
if u find A/B is drunk on watch?
4) statuatory certificates?..validity of SEQ cert?
5)duties while taking over frm relieving C/O?

thats it..he asked me to wait outside..Capt.uppal didnt ask me again..and passed me


Patanjali 1MFG orals with capt.Saggi, ext-capt.jha
« on: May 16, 2008, 10:31:49 PM » Quote

1st attempt, all 3 ftn's.


1230hrs:- Capt.saggi had gone out. capt.jha took my orals.

He made me easy and relaxed which im sure many of u might


agree, is a very essential thing . asked about my company, type of
ships done etc.
he started with ftn -2 cargo.
1) u will be joining as a c/o, how would u take over frm thr relieving
c/o?
2) loading IMDG cargo, what all u check?
3) asked IMDg in detail
4) asked DG manifest in detail
5) DG cargo leaking action?
6)how would u go about loading a 1,60,000 dwt bulky with iron
sulphide?
1) how would u load a 1,60,000dwt capesize bulky?..draw a loading
plan?
2) loading as per draft survey?..explain the working with
calculations?
3) calculate damage stability?
4) describe code of intact stability?
was quite happy with ftn 2..he said we'll move on 2 ftn 1..

FTn-1:-
1) ROR 4 situations:-a) u a PDV , head on with a CBD..action?
b) U a PDV with a PDV on ur port side Xing..action?
c) same with trgt vsl a nuc..
d)overtaking in a narrow channel..sound signals
e) RV, u c on radar a vsl on port bow ..action?

2) how do u correct ECIDS/..how do u maintain these corrections?

again , he quite happy with my ans and said we'll move on 2 ftn3
FTN-3

1)anchoring..how would u go about it?..i told him about whtr walk


back or let go?..he said why let go?..why cant walk back?..wht all
situations would u let go?
wasnt quite happy with my ans..
2) contingency actions for grounding?
3) preparation of ships 4 renewal survey?
4) certificates as per statutory survey?..4 some strange reason i
just got blank..i think tht was my failing question..anywayz..
5) conflict betwn a/b and cdt/..how would u resolve?..wantd me
quote MSA..

i just goofed it up on 2 questions otherwise i wuld have passed all 3


..neverthless capt.jha is damn good external..he makes u feel at
ease and comfortable, which is very imp..told me 2 wait as
capt.saggi had the final say...came bck after lunch..capt. saggi
called me inside..didnt ask anything.and passed in 1& 2..thats it
guyz..best of luck

p.s.:- 2 all of the mate candidates..aftr ur orals make it a point to


post ur experience on this forum as it can b very helpful 4 1st
timers like me...

cheers!!

pat
Wasimahmed
urgent oral question.....need answers
hey friends.....this is really urgent......i am not gettin good answerrs
to this question, if someones got it, plz revert back to me
Q.how do i proceed for radio medical advice(full on theory...asked
by khare)......no one liner...he needs complete procedure

7/10/07
Anonymous
u hav information bout this given in the intl medical guide ..
send this message to the dr by RT or DSC
pan pan medico
that inclludes .. name of vessel / call sign
last port / nearest port / next port
patients name / age / rank
diagnosis
illness
medicens administrd
treatment
other info if any
i blv that will suffice
all the wasim ..

7/10/07
Wasimahmed
thanks bro......grt help
Anonymous
tidal streams
DIFF. BETWEEN TIDAL STREAM AND TIDAL ATLAS?

tidal streams - a (usually surface) current caused due to water


flowing in / out - related to tides in a particular place.

Where to get Info on this? tidal stream atlasses are published by BA


only for British Isles.
For other places, you would have to caculate the tidal stream as
given in teh last pages of the tide tables. Good example - Malacca
straits.

U DO NOT HAVE TIDAL ATLAS ,HOW WILL U CALCULATE TIDAL


STREAM?

See the above answer. You can also figure it out based on the tides
for a port.
Eg: If Mumbai LW was 0800, you can assume that at 0900 water
would be rushing into Mumbai port, hence the tidal stream will flow
towards the port from sea.

HOW WILL U REFER IMDG FOR COW OPERATION?

Cannot - IMDG code is only for dangerous goods in packaged form


(eg: oil in a bottle) while COW is for tanekrs (oil carried in bulk).
COW info is given (only I guess) in Marpol.

7/12/07
MELVIN ...
IMDG & COW
IMDG is only for DG in packaged form(hope so)

more details regarding COW is given in ISGOTT and requirements of


COW etc are given in MARPOL annex-1,reg 33 ,35 etc.
nitin internal-- capt. Das
« on: June 01, 2008, 04:00:12 PM » Quote

nitin
my oral attempts.
5. where to find weight of tha anchor?
6. where to find bottom plug details& nos.
7. what does a docking plan gives?
8. where r tha plans kept?
9. plan issuied by whoom?
10. where to get locationn of all hull openings?
11. what r tha different openings on hull & where to find( in which
12. SMC window period?
13. different ISPS documents?
14. crew not working, how to resolve problem as a ch. off.?
15. guidence from what conventions?( MSA, log book, ILO etc.)
16. off. book entries & witness
17. piracy precaution & what is req. as per ISPS?
18. chain register what for & contents?
orals by Cpt. Deepak Kapoor
Func 1:
well I thank him alot for bearing me for a long time.
he gave many chances to amend my answer ; also supplied me with
a few books for reference... I owe him alot...
here are his questions as far as i can remember as he asked me
lotzz of them..

3rd attempt,08.05.08 internal-- capt. Uppal


« on: June 01, 2008, 04:08:27 PM » Quote

2nd attempt,09.04.08
« on: June 01, 2008, 04:06:30 PM » Quote

orals on 3rd oct


external

functn 1

-maintenance of nav lts


-gyro n magnetic errors
-star sight n sextant errors
-maint of gyro n magnetic compass
-echo sounder principle n errors
-man characteristics,tactical dia ,turning o head reach crash stop
etc
-shallow water effects
-asd volumes n frm ver wd u get how many volumes n their
headings
-ror u r pdv n c a ram on ur port side
-rv fog signal frm rt ahd actn????
-pd vl n towin vl on magnet board lts

functn 2
imdg classess n sub classes
-load density grain cap bale cap
-precautions 4 heavy lift
-how wil u load a cargo dat exceeds load density
-ig system requiremnts igg n igs difference

func 3

-immersion suits -tpa requiremnts n diffrnce


-intact stab damage stab n trim tables --wt is it --1 line ansrs
-panting n pounding n stresses
-name ne 8 imo conventions
-diff btwn convntn n code
-workn aloft chklst
-pilot ladder spec

internal khare

func 1

-day signal n fog signal 4 cbd


-spec of cylinder n fog signalling appliance
-situatns --ovrtakin in a tss,fishing vl crossing a tss,rv 1 vl on stbd
bow n d oder on port quarter
rv fog signal hrd rt astern
-rule 13 -18 n 19
-ror ammendments
functn 3

m n ms notices
-lifebuoys n lifejakts requirement
-medical scales n med chest
-marpol sewage n garbage dish requiremnts

got func 1 n 3 frm xternal but capt khare grantd only 3 les c wat
hapns now

ALL U GUYS KINDLY SHARE WAT ULL R BEING ASKD --IT IS REALLY
VERY HELPFUL--ESP MY BATCHMATES SAGAR SHELDON PRATH ETC
ETC
HAPPY STUDIES HAHAHAH

External : capt Kutino Internal : Capt Mahisale


« on: May 16, 2008, 10:25:39 PM » Quote
1st mates orals.
Date : 16th Jan 2008
Day : Wednesday

Function 1 :
what is VDR and SVDR, its reqmts and time by which its should be
installed onboard ships.
what is whirling pyshrometer and how do u use it.
ur heading 000 and u see north cardinal buoy right ahead, what
action will u take and when will u take it.
RV radar not working u hear fog signal right ahead what action will
u take. (dont forget to say about rigging fenders as safety
precaution)
U r mate coming on watch at 0400 hrs, how will u make out RV
What all precaution will u take prior transiting mallaca strait
Pirates attack what action will u take.
Even after taking ur action if in case pirate board ur v/l and reaches
to bridge wings what action will u take.
What are the errors of echo sounder, and what are its corrections.
When will u take x meridian sight. What are its limits and how will u
get it (He wants table 4 and even table A with its contents)
Rakesh Surveyors: Capt Oak and Capt Misale
« on: May 17, 2008, 07:34:13 AM » Quote

mates orals

Function 1:
How do you know which stars are available for sight in the morning?
At what time will you take a star sight and how do you calculate it?
What is the difference between tide and current?
What are the causes of tides and currents?
What are the problems with the gyro compass in the polar region?
What are the forces acting on a gyro compass?
What weather would you expect in the Pacific at this time of the
year?
How do you know if there is a TRS in the region?
What avoiding action would you take in the northern hemisphere?
Lots of ROR cards
You?re a CBD in a TSS a fishing vessel is crossing from starboard,
what action and why?
What lights will you display? What sound signal to alert the other
vessel?
You are on a tug with tow length of tow more than 200 meters what
lights will you show?
You have a vessel on your starboard side actions?
What is the definition of a vessel restricted in her ability to
maneuver?
Isn?t the tug you are on a REM vessel?
What lights will she display to be called a REM vessel?
What are the amendments to ROR?
How will you as a chief officer insure a safe watch in congested
waters? (Rest hours)
In a bridge team, what are the duties of the Master, chief office and
3rd officer if on the bridge?
ROR situations
What will you check in the 2nd mate?s passage plan?
You leave port and the master hands the con over to you. All of a
sudden the CE says that the ME has a problem and he is stopping
engines, what action?
You now have a 2 degree list? What could be the reasons?
Your 2 port DB is bilged, what will you do?
While pumping out the DB you have a black out, what will you do?
What is weather planning? How will you carry it out?
What is a gnomonic chart?
Function 2:
How will the trim of a vessel change when she goes from salt water
to fresh water? Why?
What info do you need to load 3000 tons of cargo in number 1 and
5 hold to get a trim of .2 meters?
What are the hazards of concentrates

What are the hazards of concentrates?


What precautions will you take while loading coal?
How do you carry out surface ventilation with mushroom vents?
How will you sample the gas? Where are the sounding points?
What are the new regulations for bulk carriers?
If you load in the UK for India, how will you carry out ventilation?
What is the difference between hazardous, harmful and dangerous
substances?
Where will you get info about the same?
What are the minimum Marpol requirements for COW?
Discharge criteria for marpol annex 1
How will you purge a tank?
When will you start gas freeing?
What is pyrophoric sulphide?
What are the precautions to be taken for the same?
What is the inert gas system interlock?
What is the fixed fire fighting arrangement on a LPG ship?
What are its requirements?
How will you prepare a Refer hold for loading?
How do you prevent torsional stresses in a container ship from
developing?
How is heel corrected in a container ship while loading?
How will you load a heavy lift?
Your power cuts off while your heavy lift is lifted, what action?
Function 3:
Draw a ship with negative stability.
What?s the difference between a mate?s receipt and a bill of lading?
What is the difference between M and MS notices? What are the
different types?
A cadet complains about the helmsman slapping him. What will you
do?
What are the entries to be made in the official log book?
Describe in brief the Annex 6 of Marpol. Name the special areas.

Lots of other questions which I cannot recall at the moment


Bradsen
Orals date 7th Sept 07
Cleared all 3 first shot
Capt Baweja
Function 1
Performance standards for radar, echo sounder, Ecdis
Polar code....Prepare a voyage for polar navigation
What is Ground Stabalised and Sea Stabalised as per Radar
3 Restricted visibility situations
3 Normal Visibility Situations
Tides Calculation and Currents in Atlantic

Function 2
Contents of Inert gas
Changes in New and old ISGOTT
Carrying concentrates..cargo behaves as a liquid at sea action
Loading Sulphur , Coal
Load port preparations on a tankerWhat is a heavy lift ? (it is a
relative term for a small ship something light might be a heavy lift
dont mention any figures)
Heavy lift procedures
Hazards of DRI

Function 3
Contingency plan Grounding, Collision ,Oil Spill During Loading
What is difference between Port state and Flag state
Certificates
Prepare for Safcon ,Saf radio,Enhanced Survey
Anchoring

Capt Kapoor (Internal)


Function 1
2 ROR situations (simple and practical ones)
What are principles of safe navigation
What are Ur duties in A tss (Just Quote the rule)
Master Ill Request U to check 2nd mates passage plan...what will U
Check ?

Function 2
Loading Sulphur Concentrates and Grain as per MSA (Its different
from the code)
Vessel is +100A LR classed ship and master is ill...Another
passenger ship has a doc on board and gives u permission to come
along side and make fast..How do U proceed
Please mention if calm weather ill use the lifeboats..additionally
class +100A means she has a operational anchor Equipment...So
mention that U will plan a contingency before ,aking
approach....rest all normal ops using transverse thrust
What do U check in the weekly rounds made with the master ?
If U find 2 stowaways......action
if they request permission to work on board.wil u allow it ? as per
what rule U wont allow it ?
Cadet caught with drugs Action...Please remember Log book Entry
What is pilot hoist ? what is the size of the wire....Please be
practical....he knows U dont know the answer so tell him Man Instrs

9/8/07
Bradsen
Planned maintenance for Emergency steering ? He doesnt want to
know if U know about strg gr but want to know U know about
planned maintenance...Eg rough weather Job so schedule it
accordingly
What is the use of an anchor
Standing Moor, Running Moor, Open Moor...when will u prefer each
Contingency plans....Various...Grounding
Action if Strg fails in TSS
Basic principles of Navigation
What is rule 2 when wil U use it ?
lOTS MORE ABOUT MSA AND Conduct with Crew as per MSA..

Etc Etc Etc

1. what is the latest mepc resolution no n give details


2. when was the last imo meeting held and wat was it about
3. what r the classes of ism
4. what is a wall test and how will u determine the thickness of a
plate,which are
the conventions it should comply with
5. sitiuation: ur a cbd vessel n u c a nuc vessel right ahead,she is
not taking any
action what will be ur action,and u are about to collide wat actions
will u take
thats wat i had for capt kohli.
all the best to u
my orals today..... capt. vaz. 19 nov 2007
my orals today..... capt. vaz.

1) What is the waiver for AIS for costal vessels?


2) Method of loggin in to EGC mode in SAT-C?
3) MEthod to send "ROUTINE" msg when in EGC mode?
4) SAT-C not operational (vsl in port), PSC checks...... Can the
vessel be detained? If YES, under What req? IF NO , under what
req?
1) What is the waiver for AIS for costal vessels?

I said, Till 1 july 2008. he asked what other waiver can be


applied.........
I said, if vsl is taken out of service within two yrs of application
date, then need
not carry AIS..... he tried to ask if the company tried to fool
surveyor / govt. how to
believe the company.... i said dat the inspector will make a not in
the Safety
Equipment Certificate of the reason given by company for not havin
AIS.... (was not
sure of my answer but he moved onto second question)

2) Method of loggin in to EGC mode in SAT-C?

I said i'll go to the SAT-C menu n select EGC mode.... was not too
convinced....

3) MEthod to send "ROUTINE" msg when in EGC mode?

i said will edit msg, n in transmit menu select, ROUTINE.... not


convinced again...

4) SAT-C not operational (vsl in port), PSC checks...... Can the


vessel be detained? If
YES, under What req? IF NO , under what req?

(THIS was the one which got me d "PASS")

i said:

Detained if :
no further action had been taken to notify any concerned authority /
company / ask
for repairs..... which means dat crew not familiar with
equipment.......

Cannot Be detained if:


As per req: equipment need to be
i) Duplicated or
ii) Spares to b carried on board (which can be replaced without
major req
for calibration)
iii) Shore-based maintenance

(above statements in Chapter4 SOLAS)

he was very happy bout the last answer n gave me the green
jerson...
« on: May 17, 2008, 07:40:45 AM » Quote
1 :What is TRS? how is it formed?
2 :What is ODAS buoy? Describe?
3 :(Situation) own vsl CBD, RAM vsl on stbd bow? action? quote the
rule (18)?
4 :Quote rule 19 (word to word not required)
5 :few cards random..... stops if u know the situation and action..
6 :entering TSS collision with Fishing vessel, action?( stresses on
reporting)
7 :Load density? loading of steel coils? each of 20T ships gear?
(loading of heavy lift) securing of coils, how will u plan it?
8 : Vsl out of drydock at anchor, how will u prep. 4 compass
adjustment next day? prepare?(location of spare magnets, greasing
of nuts of spheres, previous correction report)?
9 : Critical period in a floating drydock? (danton). how graving and
floating drydock operate? upthrust and how loss of GM occures?
10:Prep. when sailing out of drydock?
11:Vessel arriving port for loading Checkd to be carried out?
12: prep. for crude oil washing? in detail?
13: contents of lashing code? Required by which resolution? (check
SOLAS chap VI..his fav.) who endorses it?
14:Contents of chain register? Who inspects? as per what
regulation?
15: How will you prep. for bunkering?
16:Grain code? contents ? Vol heeling moments? how will u refer?
17:What is statutory certificate? Name all certificates with validity
period?
18: Contents of official log book?

cleared 1 & 3
repeats the same questions? wants quick answers and to the point
chief mate orals Q
Hi guys one Q , under which section number is isps introduced in
MSA acts?

10/11/07
Anonymous
Fol. parts of MSA were ammended to make provsions for the ISPS
code -

Section 3 - clause 44
Sections 31, 99
clause 344 (maximum changes)

See this page for complete details of the changes


ashish
chief mates orals Q
What are latest amendments to Solas and marpol(annex wise)?
i am in despriate need of answer as my orlas are next week , please
reply thanks .

10/6/07
Atuldutt
yr answers
Go to IMO.org and click on SOLAS and Marpol u will find all the
amendments there, the fav ones that r being asked these days r

SOLAS
Chapter V
Chapter III

Marpol
Annex I , II

all the best


mates orals- 7th may 2008. capt khatri
« on: May 16, 2008, 10:43:55 PM » Quote

7-05-2008
capt khatri only function 2 (no external)
result- passed

DAY ONE- 5th may 2008


1) which ships have u done???
2) as a mate of an LPG ship give me details of all the jobs??
3) complete procedure of changeover of gas from ammonia to lpg
mix??
4) ammonia no HC... then how will u check tank atmosphere??
5) explain principle of tankscope??
6) explain wheatstones bridge??
7) explain principle of multi gas detector???
explain gassing up procedure??
9) explain cooling down process???
10) what is the rate at which cooling down is carried out???
11) How to do cargo calculations for lpg ships?? formaula to
calculate vapour weight?? (come tomm and tell)

DAY TWO- 6th may 2006

1) explain to me the calculations i asked yesterday??


2) what is shrinkage factor??
3) explain airlock system on lpg ships??
come again tomm and explain all the safety feature of lpg ship..

DAY THREE- 7th may 2008

1) explain emergency shut down procedure and principle and


requirements as per
code??
2) explain procedure and requirement of fixed water spray system
on lpg??
3) why water spray sprinklers near relief valves???
4) what is BLEVE??
5) what is the major differrence in fighting oil fire and lpg fire???

finally passed...... all the best..


3 of 3

9/4/07
Anonymous
how to set draft setting switch in echo sounder?
need explaination on how to set draft setting on echo sounder?

how to know that a vessel is underway or making way?as some of


ror cards say that vessel is underway/making way?
9/9/07
Anonymous
as per i know underway means v/l is not moored,not at anchor
,making way is ur having some speed through water

10/3/07
Anonymous

Draft setting
Use the draft setting knob!

It s one of the knobs on the lower part in thsi photo -


http://www.knudsenengineering.com/images/products/320M/320Ml
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If your vsl is to made fast or aground or moored she is underway.

If she is moving thru water, she is making way thru water.

Classic example - vessel drifiting in open seas - she is underway but


not making way since she just 'goes with the water (current)'!
Anonymous
DIFFICULT Q 123
Q33. Before offering to tow a disabled ship, what factors would you
consider?
A vessel requiring a tow is not necessarily in distress. I would
therefore carefully consider.
1) Whether the contract of carriage (as contained in the charter
party or Bill of Lading) gives my vessel liberty to tow.
2) Whether I have sufficient bunkers and/or fresh water on board
for the tow, and whether sufficient reserves can be maintained,
throughout and after the tow, to meet the stipulations of owners or
charterers.
3) Whether there is a possibility of missing a cancelling date under
the charter party.
4) Whether the nature my cargo permits a lengthening of the
voyage (which is especially relevant aboard a reefer)
5) Whether my vessel’s machinery is of adequate power and in
good enough condition for towing; and
6) Whether the value of the vessel requesting the tow, plus her
cargo, is likely to be of sufficient value to merit a salvage service by
my ship

Q) State where information on Traffic Separation Schemes may be


obtained

Q) Discuss the problems involved in making stellar observations in


the Red sea

Q) State, with reasons, the minimum number of stars required to


obtain a reliable position

Q) State the duties of the O.O.W. when under pilotage

Q) State the advantages to the navigating officer of having Navtex


Receiver on Bridge.

Q) Discuss in general terms the realibility of navigation charts

Q) State and explain what errors could be anticipated when radar


plotting

5/27/07
Anonymous
reg. distress and rescue
a Mitsui tanker had collided with a vessel (off sri lanka) when she
went to resacue her - large oil spill, etc. hence the above question
can be expected (on the safety of a vessel when rescuing a
distressed vessel) for some time.

Remember, contrary to popular impression, there IS NO


OBLIGATION to help a distressed vessel if you feel own vessel even
MAY run into danger during the process.

Capt.G.B.Singh`s questions
Function 1
Rules 9,10 n 19.
situation...RV a vessel overtaking u.
ROR cards
ur vessel heading south.The green light of the target just
dissapears.target brg 2 points on port bow.
latest ammendments to ror

Function 2
angle of roll to which twist locks are tested.
load on generators as a result of loading maxium reefers
points to keep in mind while loading containers
definitons of DG goods,harmful goods,etc
Lashing systems on containers....reason why they are lashed in a
particular way

Function 3
description of IMO
Shell expansion plan
Marpol annex v...special areas
latest ammendments to marpol

FUNCTION ONE
ORALS FUNCTION 1
FIRST ATTEMPT :
CAPTAIN BHATIA AND CAPTAIN MHAISALE
1)how to determine risk of collision? what is compass bearing? its
limitations like error, why dont we use true bearing?
2)passage plan.
3) correction of charts and sailing directions with supplements and
all
3)ram while dredging lights making way, underway and at anchor
4)autopilot controls
5)diff between gyro and magnettic heading starts to increase

ATTEMPT 2:
CAPTAIN GUPTA AND CAPTAIN MHAILSALE
1)anchor at mumbai, lots of vessels, wind picks up, what u do? now
u start dragging anchor, action.
2)sailing with invalid paper chart, how u correct and use it, detail of
cumulative notice
3) wig craft and non displacement mode, seaplane lights.
4)you are sailing, six miles off, 4 points on stbd bow u see a boat
with a man raising and lowering a handkerchief, whats ur action?
5)u see a conical buoy, which side will it lie, explain lateral system
of buoys.
6)explain cardinal system of buoys.

MORE GUYS NEED TO POST FOR THIS TO WORK


new wreck marking buoy
Good Day All,
Do remember - a new wreck marking buoy has been introduced (on
a trial basis) - it is the snazziest buoy around (yellow - blue flashing
lights, yellow-blue stripes!). Introduced as a result of the Tricolor
incidet more details can be found on the iala and imo websites
(google to the rescue).

Are any of the examiners asking q's on this or is it already stale


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