1. Damage

1.          Action following a collision or sustaining damage of any kind.    View ans

2.          Actions on grounding, methods of refloating, surveys subsequent re-floating.    View ans



1. 1.      Vessel aground. What will be your actions?    View ans

1. 2.      You have a hole in FO tank. What would you do?   View ans

1. 3.      What parties to be informed in case of aground?    View ans

1. 4.      At 0200 Hrs, your OOW informed that v/l is aground. What are your immediate and follow-up actions?   View ans

1. 5.      What actions you will take to refloat the ship?    View ans

1. 6.      All your measures to refloat the vessel is failed. What will you do?       

1. 7.      You are able to refloat the vessel. But your rudder/ propeller is damaged. What will you do?                          

1. 8.      While aground, you are approached by two tugs, one LOF and other towage contract. Which one you will choose? Why?          

1. 9.      Both offering LOF. Which one will you choose? Will you choose both?   

1. 10.    Rudder/ propeller is lost. What is your action?   

1. 11.    Collisions with another vessel: action.    View ans

1. 12.    Hull damage: action, damage control plan.               

1. 13.    No damage: action. 

1. 14.    As a result of collision, you have a hole under the water line of No-1 cargo hold. How would you repair it?       

1. 15.     As a result of collision, your No-1 hold flodded. What is your action as a master?    View ans














2. Vessel in Distress

1.           Steps to be taken when disabled and in distress.      

2.           Preservation of passengers and crews in the event of wreck.   

3.           Abandoning ship: survival procedures.

4.           Communication with the shore.   



2. 1.       Sequence for sending distress alert. Which one last? Why? 

2. 2.       Wind force 6/7. Every one inside the lifeboat except winchman. How would you take him?   

2. 3.       How would you launch/ recover lifeboat in 6/7 wind force? 

2. 4.       How will you lower lifeboat in heavy weather condition?       View ans

2. 5.       What are the Master’s obligation in meeting distress situation? 

2. 6.        After futile attempts of floating your stranded vessel, what options do you have?

2. 7.       Your vessel is stranded. What is your action?















3. Assistance in distress

1.          Assisting a ship or aircraft in distress

2.          Rescuing passengers and crews of a disabled ship or ditched aircraft.        View ans

3.          Launching of rescue boat.   

4.          Circular-9 of 2002.  View ans

5.          Amendments to circular-9 (Circular 12 of 2002). View ans



3. 1.      What actions will you take after received a distress message?   view ans

3. 2.      How to proceed to rescue?   view ans

3. 3.      At sea you receive a distress signal 30 miles off. What is your action?     View ans  

3. 4.      Distress alert 850miles away: will you proceed? Why?   

3. 5.      No survivor after going for rescue: actions.     View ans

3. 6.      25 survivors floating on a survival craft: how will you rescue them? How it an be expedited?        View ans

3. 7.      Distress relay on various frequencies, action.    view ans

3. 8.      A ship in distress requested you to tow her. Are you obliged?

3. 9.      If you are not obliged, why is it necessary to enter in log book? 

3.10.     What are the distress frequencies?      View Ans  

3.11.     Can you relay a distress message?        View ans

3.12.     How will you rescue a ship in heavy weather?

3.13.     How will you rescue survivors scattered in the water?        View ans

3.14.     When master is not obliged to assist?        View Ans

3.15.     Actions when master is released from obligation and proceed.

3.16.     What preparations you will take for rescue operation?

3.17.      You have picked some survivors. What actions you will take?














4. Bad weather

1.           Bad weather maneuvers    View ans

2.           Precautions at anchor and at sea    View ans

3.           Use of oil    View ans

4.           MSC-Circular 1228

5.          TRS

a.          Actions in TRS.    View ans

b.          Master’s obligations in TRS.  View ans



4.1.       What is synchronized rolling? What to do when you experience this?    View ans

4.2.       How would you determine that the ship experiencing synchronized rolling?    View ans

4.3.       What are the following seas and quartering seas? What you would do if you encounter them?       View ans

4.4.       What is synchronized pitching? How would you determine? What actions will you take?        View ans

4.5.       Heavy weather to be encountered. What actions will you take?    View ans

4.6.       Your ETA delayed by 10h, what actions will you take? Under which rule?   

4.7.       You have received a TRS forecast. What are your actions?      View ans

4.8.       How will you get position of TRS if your weather fax machine breaks down?            View ans

4.9.       Despite the evasive actions, ship entered TRS. What is your actions?      View ans

4.10.     What is surf riding?        View ans

4.11.     What is broaching to?        View ans

4.12.     Suddenly wind force 10 or above: actions.       View ans 

4.13.     What is parametric rolling?        View ans

4.14.     Buys ballot's law: what is it? Describe.        View ans

4.15.     What do you know about gale warning signals?        View ans

4.16.     What is backing?    View ans

4.17.     What is veering?       View ans

4.18.    How will alter course in bad weather?    View ans

4.19.    How TRS is formed?    View ans















5. Ship handling and seamanship

1.          Anchoring and working anchors and cables in all circumstances.     View ans

2.          Approaching rivers and harbors and maneuvering therein.   

3.          Approaching off-shore loading points under open sea conditions. 

4.          Define: Transverse thrust, Screw racing, Wake current, Frictional wake.    View ans

5.          Various knots, hitches and stoppers.



5.1.       You are Chief mate. On arrival the port authority informed you that your berthing is delayed. Master drunk. You have to stay 7 days at anchorage. How would you go about it?           View ans

5.2.       What factors you will consider while choosing a place for anchoring?        View ans

5.3.       You have to moor in an SBM. How would you go about it?       View ans

5.4.       Anchoring: open moor, standing moor, running moor. Which one you will prefer? Why?     View ans

5.5.       What special instruction you give to OOW when the ship is at anchor in running/ standing moor?    View ans

5.6.       Describe Baltic moor.          View ans    

5.7.       Describe Mediterranean moor.        View ans

5.7.       Berthing on port side with a strong off-shore wind.       View ans

5.8.       How would you go alongside on port side?        View ans   

5.9.       What is smelling the ground?  View ans

5.10.     What is squat?      View ans

5.11.     What is shallow water? What are the effects?        View ans

5.12.     What are bow cushion and bank suction effects?        View ans

5.13.     How to clear a foul hawse?        View Ans

5.14.     What is interaction? Explain interaction while overtaking, passing and with tugs.    View ans

5.15.    What do you mean by girting?    View ans

5.16.    What is short round turn? How will you execute?

5.17.    Berthing on-shore wind, with tide.

5.17.    Berthing off-shore wind, with tide.












6. Towing and being towed  

1.           Long distance towage.    View ans















7. Navigation in the vicinity of ice


7.1.       How will you calculate the amount of possible ice accretion on deck?    View ans

7.2.       What are the cold weather precautions?    View ans

7.3.       At sea you have sighted ice. What is your action as a master?    View ans

7.4.       What are the responsibilities of master as per MSA while navigating in the vicinity of ice?    View ans

7.5.       Before proceeding to ice zone, what will you check as a master?    View ans














8. Dry-docking

1.          General procedures and precautions to be observed.    View ans

2.          Dry docking with full cargo for inspection of propellers and shafting.    View ans



8.1.      How would you prepare your ship for dry docking?    View ans

8.2.      How would you prepare a ship for dry dock before 3 months?   View Ans

8.3.      What surveys can be done at dry dock?    View Ans

8.4.      You are in a dry dock. Surveyors are not available to check anchor cables. What would you do?   

8.5.       You have cargo onboard. You need to go to dry dock for repair. What would you do about it?      View ans

8.6.       What is critical moment/critical instant? Why is it called critical instant?    View ans

8.7.       What is critical period?     View Ans

8.8.       Does a submarine have GM? How is a submarine’s GM affected as water level in dry dock goes down?   

8.9.       What are the things you will check before refloating in dry dock?    View ans

8.10.     You are in a dry dock. Dock workers went on strike. What would you do as a master?   

8.12.     What will happen if a negative GM occurs in Dry dock?    View Ans

8.13.     What are the chief officers standing instructions in dry dock?       View ans 

8.14.     What plans do you give to dock master?          View ans       

8.15.     What are the contents of a docking plan?          View ans     

8.16.     In any dock, what is master’s major concern?   














9. Fire prevention

1.           Prevention of fire at sea and in port.   

2.           Methods used and actions to be taken to prevent of spread of fire.   

3.           Full knowledge of he use of FFA and precautions to be taken.   



9.1.        Fire prevention onboard:   

a.          Equipments onboard to minimize fire

b.          How to minimize risk of fire        View ans

c.          Fire fighting appliances in E/Room

d.          How to keep FFA operational readiness onboard

9.2.        Fire in cargo hold in port. What would you do?    View ans

9.3.        Fire in the galley at sea. What would you do?    View ans

9.4.        In case of E/R fire, how will you cut off fuel supply?   

9.5.        What are eight principles for fire protection?        View ans

9.6.        Fire in cargo hold at sea. What will you do?    View ans

9.7.        What are the possible sources of fire onboard?        View ans

9.8.        What do you know about types of fire?        View ans

9.9.        How do you tackle an Engine Room fire at sea?

9.10.      Improved Guidelines for Marine Portable Fire Extinguishers. View ans

9.11.     Graphical symbols for shipboard fire control plans.   View ans

9.12.    Guidelines for the Maintenance and Inspection of Fire-Protection Systems and Appliances. View Ans

9.13.    How will you test BA set?















10. Training of personnel aboard ships

1.           Training of personnel.

2.           Crew representation.   

3.           Routine inspection of living quarters and store rooms. 



10.1.     How would you train your crews about enclosed space entry? 

10.2.     How will you train your junior officers regarding receiving distress message? 

10.3.     How will you train your junior officers about cargo operations?














11. Compensation and adjustment of compasses


Magnetic compass:

11.1.     How will you make a deviation curve?   

11.2.     How will you swing the compass?   

11.3.     How to calculate co-efficients?   

11.4.     How to correct co-efficients B, C and D?   

11.5.     What are the reasons of A, B, C, D, E?   

11.6.    Which co-efficients are not normally available in merchant ships? Why?

11.7.     Your ship in regular run between Australia and Japan. Which is the best place to adjust magnetic compass? Why?   

11.8.    What is heeling error? How to correct heeling error?

11.9.    How many methods are there for correcting magnetic compass?


Gyro compass:

11.15.    What is a free gyroscope?

11.16.    Properties of a free gyroscope.

11.17.    What are the errors of gyrocompass.

11.18.    What is damping of a gyroscope?














12. ROR   (View all rules)

1.           Aground vessel – Action.       View ans


12.1.     How will you understand if you are overtaking/crossing a ship?       View ans

12.2.     Explain rule no 7, 9, 10, 13, 17, 18 & 19.    (View ans)

12.3.     Draw a diagram and explain actions as per rule 19.   View Ans

12.4.     What instructions will you give your navigation officer as per passage planning in a TSS?   

12.5.     How will you navigate inside a narrow channel?         View ans  

12.6.     You are a power driven vessel. You see a fishing vessel crossing you from starboard when you are in TSS. What is your action?           View ans

12.7.     How would you pass a vessel engaged in mine clearance operation?        View ans

12.8.     What is difference between underway and making way?       View ans

12.9.     At what distance from ship’s steam you should be able to see the masthead lights separately?      View ans

12.10.   What are the dimensions for a ball, cylinder and cone?      View ans

12.11.   What should be the spacing between two shapes?      View ans

12.12.   Which will you follow in a TSS? A, B or C?   


12.13.   Write down the distress signals as per ROR.       View ans

12.14.   At night you see a single light. What ships it may be?   View ans

12.15.   What are the obligations of a stand on vessel and a give way vessel?     View Ans

12.16.   Which vessel shall be responsible after one being overtaken by another?       View ans

12.17.   What is your action in fog:        View ans

a)          A target appears on the radar, port side of your own.    View Ans

b)          A target appears on radar, stbd side of your own.       View ans

c)          When you hear a sound signal from fwd of your vessel.  View ans

12.18.   What is your action when a vessel is crossing you from your stbd side in a TSS?      View ans

12.19.   What is your action when you see a seismic survey vessel?       View ans

12.20.   What are the lights of a vessel constrained by her draft, under way but not making way?        View ans

12.21.   Sound signal of a vessel aground.       View ans

12.22.   Sound signals of a power driven vessel.        View ans













13. IALA system of buoys  (View all buoys)


13.1.     You are approaching Japan. What buoy would you like to see first?      View ans

13.2.     What is an ODAS buoy? What light does it show?      View ans 

13.3.     Your course is 000º. You see a north cardinal buoy. What is your action?       View ans 

13.4.     Your course is 045º. You see a east cardinal buoy. What is your action?       View Ans

13.5.     What is the difference between region A and region B?       View Ans

13.6.     What is special mark?       View ans

13.7.     What is top mark of an isolated danger?   View Ans

13.8.     What is a preferred channel buoy?        View ans

13.9.     What is safe water mark?            View ans

13.10.   What is new danger mark?        View ans

13.11.   What is the difference between preferred channel mark and lateral mark?

13.12.   What is LANBY? Describe its characteristics.        View ans

13.13.   What do you know about local and conventional direction of buoys?        View ans

13.14.   What do you mean by flashing, occulting, isophase?        View ans

13.15.   What is emergency wreck marking buoy?        View ans















14. Stability

1.          Progressive flooding & angle of flooding, relationship.

2.          Damage control plan and booklet.        View ans

3.          Just after sailing, 8° list: action.   

4.          Angle of loll: correction.    View ans   

5.          Minimum stability criteria

a)   General cargo        View ans

b)   Grain                View ans

c)   Timber            View ans

d)   Container.        View ans

6.          Windage area.

7.          Bilging, flooding, angle of flooding, vanishing stability, guidance for damage control plan.      

8.          Damage stability.



14.1.      What are the intact stability criteria for a ship carrying grain in bulk?      View ans

14.2       What is the intact stability criteria for container ship?      View ans

14.3.      What is the stability criteria of a cargo ship?        View ans

14.4.      Which one creates fore free surface effect, a half filled tank or 80% filled tank?   

14.5.      How will you use KN and GZ curve?    

14.6.      How will you calculate GM of a ship?

14.7.      What is angle of loll? How would you correct it?

14.8.      What is VHM related to grain? How would you calculate?

14.9.      What is free surface effect? How do you calculate it?

14.10.    How does the ship loss GM due to FSE of tanks?

14.11.    Vessel proceeds from dock water to sea water. What will happen to her draft and trim?

14.12.    How will you do draft survey of a vessel?

14.13.    What does length of a vessel mean in stability?

14.14.    What is length over all?

14.15.    What do you mean by FP and AP?

14.16.    What information you can retrieve from a stability booklet?

14.17.    Draw intact stability curve.













15. Nav Warnings.


15.1.    What do you mean by hydrolants and hydropacs?    View ans

15.2.    How many types of nav warnings are there?    View ans   

15.3.    How many systems are used to provide the mariners with navigational information?    View Ans

15.4.    How many chapters of weekly notices to mariners?    View ans















16. AoA and crew matters

1.           Article of agreement.    View ans

2.          Crew matters:    

a.          Crew complain.    View ans

b.          Drunkenness.   

c.          Disobediency.

3.        Going beyond permitted trading area: actions.      View ans

4.        Flag change

a.          Actions as a master.

b.          New AOA required? –Yes.   



16.1.   C/Off, Ch/Engr reports that a crew does not go to work. What would you do?   

16.2.   How will you impose fine on crew member?   

16.3.   How can a crew member appeal to director?   

16.4.   Which regulation in MSA deals with crew discipline?   

16.5.   As a master, what will you do if a crew member dies at sea? (With respect to wages, properties and legal requirements fore the incident).   

16.6.   How frequently you will have to inspect accommodation?        View ans 

16.5.   What are entries to be made in official log book? 

16.6.   Some crew members complained about food quality. What would you do? Despite the corrective actions, crew members are not happy. What would you do?   

16.7.   Before sailing, one crew did not come back. What would you do?     View ans  

16.8.    One crew is seriously ill at sea. What will you do?

16.9.    What is form-U?    View ans

16.10. What is FRE-13?    View ans

16.11. How will you sign on/off crew members?    View ans













17. Charter parties and COGSA


1.      Charter party

             a. Voyage charter

             b.  Time charter

             c.  Bareboat charter



17.1.    Ship masters legal position in relation to time charter.     View ans

17.2.    Under what fors of contract do most merchant vessels trade?    View ans

17.3.    What is common carrier, common law warranty, common law exceptions?

17.4.    When a carrier is not protected by common law exceptions?    View ans











18. Maritime Law

1.           Proceeding to port of refuge.    

a.           Master’s concern.    View ans

b.           Under what circumstances.    View ans

c.           Duties    View ans

2.        UNCLOS    View ans 

3.        Re-shipping cargo before dry-docking: who is responsible?

4.        LOF .    View ans

5.        Oil pollution: Evidence required, defenses, CLC certificates

6.        Salvage & towage. 

7.        Accident report.   

8.        Master as an agent of necessity.        View ans

9.        Maritime liens.     View ans

10.      IMO, International Convention On Salvage, 1989.    View ans   

11.      Registration of ship.    View ans

12.      Marine insurance act - 1906.        View ans

13.      SCOPIC Clause.     View ans




18.1.     Your ship is still at the shipyard. As a master how can you expedite survey and registry process of the ship?  

18.2.     What is P & I club? Give some examples of interests the P & I club looks after.    View ans

18.3.     You arrived port with damaged cargo due to heavy weather. What is your action as a master?   

18.4.     What are the formalities/ procedures for arriving place of refuge?    View ans

18.5.     Your ship aground. After refloat, which surveyor to be present in port of refuge? What will you do with the surveyor’s report?   

18.6.     As per diver’s report, there is no crack on the hull. Rudder/ propeller all right. But the classification society’s opinion, the rudder may slip off in the sea. Who will take decision for repair in this case? Who will select the repair port & workshop? Who will pay?   

18.7.    What documents to be kept ready in port for PA & GA?   

18.8.    What is an archipelagic sea lane?   View ans

18.9.    What is innocent passage? What are your responsibilities while exercising the right of innocent passage?   View Ans

18.10.  Define baseline, territorial waters, contiguous zoneEEZcontinental shelf and high sea.

18.11.  What is contractual salvage and common law salvage?

18.12.  What is duties of master to salvor under ISC-1989?    View ans

18.15.  Stowaway onboard. What to do as a master?    View ans

18.16.  What do you mean by arbitrators? Why arbitration are preferable to litigation?    View ans

18.17.   What is warranty?     View ans

















19. Actions in various situations


19.1.     Lashing of a heavy lift container parted. What is your action?         View ans

19.2.     Your vessel suddenly developed a 20º list. What is your action?      View ans 

19.3.     Engine breakdown in a TSS, actions.    View ans

19.4.     At sea DG container leaking. Crews affected. What would you do?

19.5.     What will you do if you see smoke coming out from No2 cargo hold which have class-2 DG cargo inside?

19.6.     What is your actions before you approach a fog bank?        View ans

19.7.     What actions will you take in the event of a gyro failure? How will you turn to next course (say, next course is 110ºT)?    View ans

19.8.     In anchorage, you see another vessel dragging anchor towards you. What actions will you take?     View ans















20. Tanker operations

1.            Various instruments.

2.            Man entry into enclosed spaces.

3.            ISGOTT.

4.            Use, scale and calibration of gas detectors. 




20.1.       Use and calibration of explosimeter.

20.2.       Use and calibration of tank scope.

20.3.       How will you check the presence of dangerous gases?

20.4.       What are your main concern as a chief officer if you have never worked on tanker?














21. Bridge procedures

1.           Master’s standing orders: points to consider.             View ans

2.           Master’s night order.        View ans

3.           Passage planning.



21.1.     What are the most important thing during taking over a command which you should not forget to ask? 

21.2.      What is standing order? Is it only for officers or can be for the crews as well?   

21.3.      As a master, what standing orders you will give to your watch-keeping officers?   

21.4.      How will you check passage plan before commencement of voyage, as a master?   

21.5.      What instruction you will give to your navigation officer regarding passage planning? 

21.6.      What instructions you will include in night order?     View ans

21.7.      How do you assess reliability of a chart?















22. Various regulations:

1.           Rules for vessels navigating through Malacca & Singapore strait.        View ans

2.           Various requirements & definitions:

              Dead weight, light weight, ton, tonne,

              Weather deck.




22.1.     How will you know that your marine circulars are updated?        View ans

22.2.     What is Polar Code? Is it mandatory?

22.3.     What do you know about marking of ship's IMO number?        View ans

22.4.     What are the fire safety objectives as per MSA?        View ans

22.5.     How will you give rest to non watchkeepers?    View ans















23. Shipboard operations & Cargo Work

1.          IMDG cargo: special requirements and constructions. 

2.          Fumigation.        View ans

3.          Grain Code.       

4.          BC Code.

5.          Methods of pest control, fumigation of hold and living spaces, safeguard in applying various materials.   

6.         Timber code.

7.         CSS Code.




Cargo work - general

23.1.     What is heavy lift? How will you load a heavy lift?       View ans

23.2.     How would you load a heavy lift if the load is exceeding the deck load capacity?         View Answer

23.3.     How to load a heavy lift in dry dock?          View answer

23.4.     How would you load a heavy lift if the load has exceeded the SWL of cargo gear? 

23.5.     What is SWL and ‘Breaking Stress’?   

23.6.     What is ‘Proof Load’?   

23.7.   What is MSL- ‘maximum securing load’?   View Ans

23.8.   What is ‘tipping angle’ and ‘sliding angle’?   

23.9.   How to test derricks?   

23.10.   What do you mean by chain register? What are the contents?   

23.11.   How will you inspect a ballast tank?

23.12.   How will you inspect a bunker tank?

23.13.   What do you mean by load density? How will you apply it?

23.14.   What is factory act? What does it relate to C/O?         View ans

23.15.   What is risk assessment? Where do you get it?        View ans

23.16.   Do a risk assessment for working aloft.    View ans

23.17.   What do you know about ventilation?

23.18.   Outside temperature is 21°C, hold temperature is 30°C, will you ventilate?

23.19.   What are the precautions of derrick?


IMDG code

23.21.   You have to load 10 IMDG containers as C/O. How would you go about it?        View ans

23.22.   How many volumes are there in IMDG code?   

23.23.   How would minimize the risk of fire of flammable cargo vapor ?   

23.24.   How will use IMDG code?

23.25.   How will you use MFAG in IMDG code?

23.26.   Where will you get information regarding segregation?

23.27.   How many classes of dangerous cargoes are there?

23.28.   How will you control pests in the ship?

23.29.   What documents require to carry dangerous goods?    View ans


Grain code

23.31.     How would you load grain in a general cargo ship?   

23.32.     How would you load grain in Alaska (cold region)?     View ans

23.33.     How would you load grain in a bulk carrier?        View ans

23.34.   What documents will you obtain before loading grain in a bulk carrier?

23.35.  What is DOA? How can you load grain without the document of authorization? View ans

23.36.   How will you minimize the heeling moment and cargo shifting?    View ans

23.37.   What do you know about grain code? What are the contents of a grain code?

23.38.   Precautions and procedures for loading grain.       View ans

23.39.  Securing arrangement of grain: Saucers, Bundling of bulk, Overstowing, Strapping or lashing.


BC Code

23.41.   What is angle of repose? Which one is more dangerous: big or small?

23.42.   What are the contents of a BC code?

23.43.   Where will you get information regarding cargo securing of a break bulk cargo?

23.44.   What are the procedures for cargo securing for break bulk cargoes? Where will you find it?

23.45.  Main hazards of solid bulk cargoes.


Timber code

23.51.  Precautions during loading timber - under deck and on deck.


CSS Code

23.61.     Where will you find information regarding lashing heavy lift?

23.62.   How will you lash cargo (code of safe practice for cargo stowage and securing).

23.63.   Action in heavy weather regarding cargo shifting.   View Ans

23.64.  Actions to be taken when cargo is shifted.    View Ans














24. Marine meteorology

24.1.    What is anabatic wind and Katabatic wind?    View ans

24.2.    How many types of fog? Describe sea smoke, radiation fog and advection fog?    View ans

24.3.    What is occlusion? Which one is more dangerous?















25. Various codes and conventions:


25.1. STCW-95

1.           Chapters no & names.

2.           Crew training .

3.           Watch keeping.

4.           Look out man duty.   

5.           Rest hours.        View ans

6.           Call master.        View ans



25.1.1.  What are the master’s responsibilities as per STCW-95 with respect to:

a.          Watchkeeping 

b.          Onboard training   

c.           Drug alcohol policies. 

25.1.2.  Describe the watchkeeping guidelines under STCW-95.   

25.1.3.  What are the chapters in STCW-95?   

25.1.4.  What are the factors effecting the efficiency of a look out?   

25.1.5.  What is fitness for duty as per STCW-95?

25.1.6.  What is fatigue? How to avoid it?

25.1.7. How will you keep anchor watch? View Ans (Circ.)


25.2. SOLAS   

1.           New amendments CH II-2.   

2.           New amendments CH-V.   

3.           Thorough knowledge of CH-V.

4.           CH-IX.

5.           CH-XII.

6.           Master’s obligation.   

7.           Maintenance of LSA/FFA.   

8.           Amendments of CH-III.   



25.2.1.   Master’s obligation in TRS, heavy weather, ice etc/ danger message.  View ans

25.2.2.   What is ‘main vertical zones’?         View ans

25.2.3.   How many firemen’s outfit to carry on a tanker and a general cargo ship?      View ans

25.2.4.   How many firemen’s outfit to carry on a tanker 499GT?        View ans

25.2.5.   Mention the weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly checks of  LSA, FFA. Where will you get them?   

25.2.6.   What is ‘international shore connection’? What are the dimensions? How many to carry onboard?       View ans

25.2.7.  What is VDR and SVDR? How will you test? View ans (Circ).

25.2.8.  What is sea area A1, A2, A3 and A4?

25.2.9.  What is danger message? When to transmit?    View ans.

25.2.10.What do you mean by CSR-Continuous Synopsis Record?    View Ans



25.3. IAMSAR

1.           Chapters.

2.           DSC, SMC, OSC.





25.3.1.   How many types of search patterns are there?           View ans     

25.3.2.  Describe parallel sweep search, expanding square search, sector search, track line search.        View ans

25.3.3.  How will you execute a Williamson turn?      View ans

25.3.4.  How will you execute single round turn?    View ans

25.3.5.  What is Scharnov turn?    View ans

25.3.4.  What is an OSC? What are the duties of OSC.      View ans

25.3.5.  Can a merchant ship be an OSC?    View ans

25.3.6.  Contents of SITREP.     View ans

25.3.7.  Define SMC, RCC. What are their duties?   




15.4. ISM Code  

1.           ISM Code

2.           DOC.

3.           SMC.

4.           Certification.

5.           Master’s role in implementation.



25.4.1.   What are DOC and SMC? How long they are valid? What is frequency of audit?   

25.4.2.   What are chief officer’s responsibilities under ISM?           View ans

25.4.3.   What are master’s responsibilities under ISM?       View ans

25.4.4.   As a chief officer, how would you take over ISM documents and responsibilities?

25.4.5.   What is FSA? Where do you get it?        View Ans

25.4.6.   In heavy weather an unknown object is rolling in the hold. Master asked you to carry out an FSA whether to send crew or not.       

25.4.7.  Container lashing parted in heavy weather. Do an FSA whether to send crew or not.        View ans

25.4.8.   What do you know about ISM?        View ans

25.4.9.   What is DPA?        View ans

25.4.10. What types of mandatory and non mandatory drills are carried on ships? Where do you get it?

25.4.11. How will you prove to surveyor that SMS is in operation?   




25.5. MARPOL 73/78    

1.           Chapters     View ans

2.           Special areas      View Ans

3.           Garbage       View ans 

4.           MSA CH-243   



25.5.1.  What are the MARPOL special areas as per:

a)           Annex-1.     View ans

b)           Annex-5.     View ans

c)           Annex-6.     View ans

25.5.2.  At sea, 2/E informed you that he wants to pump out bilge. What would you do?        View ans

25.5.3.  How would you go about discharging garbage at sea? How will you dispose of various types of garbage overboard?    View Ans

25.5.6.  What do you know about MARPOL-Annex 6?        View ans

25.5.7.  How would you discharge oil at sea?     View Ans

25.5.8.  What do you know about Oil Record Book 1 & 2? How will you make entries in them?     View ans

25.5.9.  What do you know about garbage record book? How will you make entry?         View Ans

25.5.10. What is SOPEP? What types of ships must carry SOPEP? What are the contents of SOPEP?   View ans

25.5.11.What is cargo record book?      View Ans

25.5.12.What is SMPEP?      View ans



25.6. ISPS CODE     View ISPS Code full version

25.6.1.     What do you know about ship's security system?     View ans

25.6.2.     What is security level 1, 2, 3? Which one is highest?        View ans

25.6.3.     What do you know about ship's security officer?      View Ans

25.6.4.     What do you mean by DOS - Declaration of security?    View ans

25.6.5.     How will you do cargo operation at security level-2?    View ans

26.5.6.     When can you show parts of SSP? What parts are inaccessible?    View ans















26. Surveys and certification


26.1.     All statutory certificates: Name and contents. Under which conventions?      View Ans

26.2.     What do you mean by class certificate?    View Ans

26.3.     What are the roles of classification society?   View Ans

26.4.     What is condition of class certificate? When is it issued?   View ans

26.5.     How would you prepare for a loadline survey? Where will you get the checklist?     View ans

26.6.     How would you prepare for a safety construction survey?      View ans

26.7.     How would you prepare for a safety equipment survey?    View Ans

26.8.     How will you prepare your ship for safety radio survey?    View ans

26.9.     How will you prepare your ship for IOPP survey?        View ans

26.10.   What is enhanced survey?       View ans

26.11.   What do you know about harmonized system of survey and certification?        View ans

26.12.   Draw the plimsoll mark, load line mark and timber load line mark, Starboard side.   View Ans

26.13.   What is CLC?    View ans

26.14.   What is SMC? How will you obtain SMC?

26.15.   Define deck line.

26.16.   Every equipment onboard have an equipment certificate, what do you know about it?

26.17.   What do you know about IMO?        View Ans

26.18.   What is port state?        View ans

26.19.   What is flag state?            View ans

26.20.   What do you understand by MOU?    View ans

26.21.   What is equasis?    View ans

26.21.   What are the validity, extension period, survey frequencies for various SOLAS certificates?      View Ans

26.22.   What is enhanced special coating?        View Ans

26.23.   What is in water survey?        View ans

26.24.   What marks will you find on anchor?        View ans

26.25.   Required certificates.    View ans

26.26.   De-ratting and de-ratting exemption certificate.    View ans

26.27.   Preparation for de-ratting / Ship Sanitation Control Certificate.  

26.28.  ISM (Certification section).   

26.29. Document & certificates to be carried by Singapore Ships    View Ans

26.30. How will you change brake liner of windlass brake?














27. Merchant shipping regulations


27.1.     What are the statutory certificates required for a Singapore registered ship?           View Ans

27.2.     What is the difference between shipping circular and marine circular?   

27.3.     Define as per MSA:

              Net tonnage, Gross tonnage, Tanker.

27.4.     What is the difference between Ton and Tonne?    View ans

27.5.     How will you know that your MSA is up-to-date?   

27.6.     What are the penalties for the misuse of pyrotechnics?

27.7.     What are the testing requirements of steering gears as per MSA?    View ans

27.8.     What are the requirements of the followings as per MSA:

a)          Fire pump        View ans

b)          Fire hose        View ans

c)          International shore connection        View ans

d)          Firemen's outfit        View ans

e)          Life buoy        View ans

27.9.     Definition / requirements:

              Main vertical zoneA class divisions, Fire extinguishers, Fire control plan, fire drill, Document of compliance

    Anti exposure suit, Thermal protective aid, Radar transponder.

27.10.   What is GRT?















28. Various bridge and Nav equipments



28.1.     What is ECDIS?   

28.2.     What is DGPS? Explain its principle.  

28.3.    How many types of speed logs are available in marine sector?    View ans

28.4.    What is LRIT?    View ans















29. Non categorized questions

29.1.     Take over command as a master.    View ans

29.2.     Take over as a chief officer.       View ans

29.3.     What type of anchor you have in your last ship? What is the difference of that anchor with AC14?      View ans

29.4.     How would you plan deck maintenance as chief officer? 

29.5.     How would you test your mooring winch?   

29.6.     What do you know about types and uses of wires?

29.7.     How would you let go anchor from bitter end? How would you secure an anchor buoy?

29.8.     What are the main parts of a kenter luggless joining shackle? Sketch and explain use of each part.

29.9.     What should you do to take out the lead pallet after you failed to do it by hammering?

29.10.   How do you prepare for anchor station?

29.11.   How do you retrieve the anchor if it has been released during an emergency?

29.12.   How do you hang off the anchor?   View Ans

29.13.   New third officer joined ship. How will you instruct/guide him on cargo operations as a chief mate?

29.14.   How would you condemn a wire?

29.15.   What maintenance you will do on anchors and cables?      View ans

29.16.   How would you take sea bed sample?

29.17.   Describe the securing arrangement of an inflatable life raft.

29.18.   What do you know about rigid life raft?

29.19.   What are the IMO publications regarding cargo?        View ans

29.20.   How do you test crane?

29.21.   How will you go about temporary repairs of a damage as a result of collision?

29.22.   How will you calculate maximum list for a heavy load?

29.23.   What do you know about load diagrams of derricks?

29.24.   How will you go about annealing?

29.25.   What do you understand by catenary effect of anchor chain?

29.26.   What markings you find on an anchor?

29.27.   What factors you will consider when passing through various load line zones?

29.28.   What items you will check in boat deck about launching crafts?

29.29.     Vessel going to load in cold region. Reply within 6Hrs. Able or not? What will you check?   

29.30.     Which rule empowers the PSC surveyor to survey the ship? 

29.31.     What do you mean by ship detention and ship arrest?   View ans

29.32.     What is cathodic protection system?    View ans

29.33.     What do you know about painting scheme? View ans




Updated: November 02, 2007

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