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CAPT OAK

Fun:1
1) U are on a container ship, thersa container ship comind down right
ahead, thers another vsl on or port bow around 3 pts and thers a fairway
buoy on ur stbd Bow around 4 pts. The fairway buoy is at around 4 miles
. good visibility and risk of collision exists. The tcpa of both the vsls is the
same . Action
My Rply: 1 short blast and alter course to stbd.

2) Identify the Fairway buoy


My rply: told him the shape , colour, and light of the fairway buoy(Safe
water mark buoy).

3) U are on a container ship ,theres a vsl 3 pts on ur port bow and


another vsl on ur stbd qtr. Thers risk of collision , the radar is operational
and RV.action
My reply: Reduce speed to the minimum at which I can be kept on my
course and if necessary take all way off.

4) You are transiting through a TSS and thers a vsl ahed of u , whom u r
overtaking and RV
My rply: Alter course to port and over take him frm the port side .He
asked me as per which rule I said rule 19

5) u r on a big tanker ship transiting through Singapore straits. One


fathom Buoy is around 3 pts on ur port bow and ur engines failedk, thers
another vsl behind u in the tss.action

rply: display the NUC signal, inform master ,inform the Singapore VTS
and prepare for emergency anchorage.

6) Master is not yet come on the Bridge


Rply: call him up again

7) master Still not coming


Rply: Ring the emergency alarm

8) Still not comin


Rply: Send a crew member to his cabin. In the mean time ask another
officer (2nd officer ) to go Fwd stns for the anchorage.

9) the Crew member reports to u that master has slipped, banged his
head and is unconscious(Master is incapacitated)
rply: Call up the chief cook and the stwd .as they are the members of the
medical party and so are familiar with the location of the first aid kit and
procedures and equipment. First anchor the ship and then attend to the
Master.

10) now u have to prepare for evacuation of the master frm the ship.what
options of evacuations do u have
rply: helicopter evacuation , one method where the helicopter lands on
the ship and the the other method is the winching method.

11) This particular tanker ship of urs does not have enough landing
space for the vsl

Rply: prepare for winching , whinching area the bridge wing area as the
tanker bridge wings have a considerable open area. Told him about
helicopter operations

12) after u anchored the ship u suddenly find that the ship has
developed a 3 degree port list .
rply: Call another officer on the bridge and hand over the watch to him
while I go down and investigate the cause of the list . sound the tanks

13) u r grounded at 4 db port side and now have to prepare for


emergency towage
14) make the fog signal for a vsl aground ( he wants u to make it with ur
mouth)
rply: I asked him the length of the vsl (130m).

15) what emergency towing arrangements does a tanker have fwd and
aft
16) how will u pass the towing line to the tug coming to u frm the stbd
side and u also have a wind of force 5 blowing frm the stbd qtr
rply: told him that ill use the LTA and attach a messenger line to the line
of the LTA
17) how will u fire the LTA
for ur understanding, if u have to pass the line of a LTA in the North
direction and if u have the wind blowing frm the west , then u fire the LTA
in a dirction of around 045 so that the wind catches the line and the line
will curve and the propellent of the LTA will to the north.

18)how will u make use of the small diamonds on the chart.

The tidal range and the tidal stream diamonds. Thers a table on the
chart giving the tidal range and stream.

19)u have received weather warnings of heavy weather , what


precautions with respect to cargo will u take
18) how will u assist the master with ice navigation, u r already in a pack
of ice
19) wat happens to a gyro in high latitudes

Function 2 & 3:

20) As a mate on ur container ship how will u check that a reefer


container after arriving on the ship was cooled properly prior its arrival on
board
Rply: there is a Parthlow chart which gives the record of the temperatue
of the reefer container for a period of 1 month.

21) what are the various test that a container undergoes prior it is put
into service
22) how will u load a heavy lift on the deck of a container ship
23) on ageneral cargo vsl how will u load explosives
24) on a general cargo vsl how will u know wat loose gear do u have
Chain register
25) what are the contents of the chain register?
26) On a bulk carrier what do u determine frm a Draught Survey
27) U have 6000 tons of cargo to load in the 2 triming holds No.2 and
No.7 ,ur present trim is 60 cms and u have u get the trim to 30 cms.

Told him trim formula (hindship)


28) severe wind criteria. Drawn and shown him including the formula
29) the different lashing requirements as per the timber code
30) Cow requirements
31) Displacement and dilution method
32) Whats MARVS, SPMEP(I think is something to do with oil
containment system on tankers), CAS and CAPS ( some surverys
related to tankers)
33) SOPEP , what oil containment equipment do u have on board.
34) Different statutory certificates
35) How will u go about preparing the defect list for drydock
36) What jobs are carried out with respect to the hull in the drydock
37) What is critical period, why is it important( refer to hindship its
explained beautifully there, note that critical instant is the time when the
bow is just about to sit on the blocks and NOT when the stern touches
( as stated in Capt. Dubeys Book , it is wrongly stated in Dubeys book
and is gona be corrected in the new book)
38) How will u shift the ship frm jetty no 54 to jety no 66, and the master
is not onboard. Also u have an off shore wind.
Know all ur Stabily Formulas (Hindship ones) for List, trim, drydocking,
severe wind criteria.

Capt. Oak is a dam gem of a guy. In the start he asked me if I was


comfortable with any function in particular.nyways I started off with one
( of course he passed me in all 3 functions).
But honestly I do feel he is, considering he was very practical and
wanted practical answers so pls take a moment ,think and then answer
the question ..dont just say anyting instantly. I was not asked any rules
or shown any cards. Also no SOLAS and MARPOL stuff ( after all a

practical guy would definitely refer to these publications which are


always there on board).
I was able to answer all the questions of function 1 and 3 . in function 2, I
wa unable to answer 2 tanker questions , I taught I may not get function
2 but then capt. Avasthi gave me all the 3 Functions, he did not ask me
any questions.
Remember guys when u pass , dont forget to write down ur questions,
after all someone also wrote them down for u.

ATTEMPT NO. 1
CAPT. AVASTI
EXTERNAL CAPT.OAK

FUNCTION 1
1) IDENTIFICATION OF BUOYAGE SYSTEM SYSTEM A &B
2)R.V. VESSEL IN TSS YOU HAVE A SHIP AHEAD AFTER 45MINUTES
EXPECTED COLLISION
REPLIED REDUCE SPEED , NOW SHE WILL COLLIED IN NINETY
MINUTES WHAT ACTION
3) YOU HAVE A VESSEL RIGHT AHEAD ,ONE VESSEL IS COMING
FROM PORT . THERE IS A SAFE WATER MARK OR A FAIRWAY
BUOY ON YOUR STARBOARD SIDE WHAT ACTION WILL YOU TAKE.
4)YOU ARE GOING TO ANCHOR BETWEEN TWO ANCHORED
VESSEL DISTANCE BETWEEN THESE VESSEL IS HARDLY ONE
MILE .HOW WOULD YOU ANCHOR (SAFE WATER ONLY BETWEEN
THE TWO ANCHORED VESSEL)
5)R.V RADAR NON OPERATIONAL YOU HAVE VESSEL AHEAD OF
YOU ACTION
6)JANUS CONFIGURATIN

7) YOU ARE IN BRIDGE IN SINGAPORE NEAR ONE FATHOM BANK


YOUR ENGINE FAILS DUE TO SOME REASON MASTER
UNAVAILABLE TO GO ON BRIDGE HOW YOU WILL HANDLE THIS
SITUATION?

FUNCTION 2

1)8000 TO LOAD IN NO.1 AND NO.9 TRIM IS 100CM REQUIRED


TRIM OF ONE CENTIMETRE BY STERN.CALCULATE
2)YOU ARE LOADING.CRANE STOPS WITH THE WEIGHT HANGS IN
BETWEEN .REPAIRING THE CRANE WILL TAKE TIME WILL YOU
KEEP THE WEIGHT HANGING IN AIR ?
3)YOUR LOADICATOR OUT OF ORDER .HOW SHALL YOU USE
BONJEAN CURVES.

FUNCTION 3

1)STATUTORY CERTIFICATES
2)AS CHIEF OFFICER WHAT IS YOUR DUTY WHEN THERE IS
REPAIR WORK OF BOW THRUSTER
3)INTERACTION BETWEEN VESSELS WHILE PASSING A BEND OR
A BANKS.

1. One ship 2 points on port bow coming down, one ship right ahead
coming down and fairway buoy 4 points on stbd bow. Action? And
fairway buoy characteristics.
2. Open sea, one ship right ahead, one ship on port quarter and stbd
quarter both overtaking. Practical action out at sea i.e. no speed
reduction.
3. R.V. one vessel on port bow 3 points is crossing not taking avoiding
action, one ship on stbd quarter, radar working. Action? Now radar not
working. Action? Now if u reduces speed she is still coming in. Now if u
go astern how will u convey her that u r going astern because she is still
coming in i.e. what sound signal for this action.
4. Narrow channel, one vessel right ahead and u r overtaking. Action.
Now how will interaction takes place between u 2. What helm orders
throughout manoeuvre u will give taking care of interaction as well as
bow cushion effect until u overtake and go ahead of him.
5. U r on anchor at 4o clocks other vessel not under command drifting
on u. Action. Now u cannot use engines as maintenance is going on it.
Action. Now if u paid out full anchor chain still u r colliding. Action. Now u
r unable to release bitter end also. Action. Now even if u rig fenders she
collided at No. 2 DB tank ruptured. Action. Now after all collision
contingency u r waiting for getting towed. What arrangements r there for
towing on your vessel. How will u pass your messenger line to tug right
ahead with wind from 3 points on port bow i.e. how will u throw LTA.
6. U have to go for buoy mooring and u have to disengage your anchor
from anchor chain and pass your anchor cable for mooring. Describe
procedure. What is the name of pin in lug less joining shackle?
7. What r the problems associated with Gyro in higher latitudes.
8. What r the prognosis and synoptic charts.
9. What all preparations for ice navigation u will do?
10. Wind force 4 and u r o forecastle. How will u know anchor has
brought up?
11. What r the latest amendments of SOLAS Chapter 5?

12. What is Ice reporting and trs reporting? (ANS: SOLAS CH V Reg. 31,
32 and MSA Act 354 and their contents, this was the only question
asked by Capt. Das to me & which became my failing question).

Function 2: CARGO
1. How will u load Grain cargo on general cargo vessel? Ans. obviously
that vessel will not have DOA so tell loading grain criteria for vessels
without DOA.
2. What r the stability requirements for grain vessels.
3. What is static accumulator oil and how will u load it (Ans. Tell that u
will add anti static accumulator device to raise the electrical conductivity
to more than 100 Pico Siemens).
4. How will u plan to load crude oil including full cargo calculations?
5. What is the requirement for the number of crude oil tanks to b
washed?
6. What is MARV? (Ans: Maximum Allowable relief Valve Setting).
7. How will u load heavy lift on the hatch cover of a container ship? If u
mention about CSS code then what r the contents of CSS code and
cargo securing manual.
8. What is dangerous cargo manifest?
Function 3 :
1. What is CAP and CAS?
2. What is the latest MSC notice?
3. What is close up and overall survey?
4. Bow Thruster motor has to be opened for repairs. What preparations
will u do as per as ISM?
5. Draw and explain wind heeling criteria. From where will u get windage
area?

6. How will u indent for paint in Dry Dock? If u say that u will calculate
paint area then what is the formulae for calculating the paint area?
7. How will u check that the area grit blasted is ready for painting? (Ans:
Will check as per SA 1, SA 2 ... surface preparation).
8. What repairs r carried out on rudder in dry dock? (Ans: Very important
to mention about checking Rudder Drop by trammel guage).
9. What all entries r being made in OLB?
10. How will u prepare for Load Line Survey?
11. What all statutory certificates r there onboard? Why minimum safe
manning certificate is required?
12. What all plans r required for dry docking?
13. What information u will get from docking plan?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
Questions by Capt Oak: 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.(Dont know to whom these
Questions were asked)

1. Preparation for a load line survey

2. Chain register under which regulation and who can inspect

3. How will u assist chief engineer in changing break liner of windlass as


a mate

4. How will u carrry out a risk assesment for changing bow thruster
motor

5. tri party n bi party agreement

6. note of protest

7. CBA as per which sec of MSA

8. Entries in ORB
Function 1
4 to 5 situations with models.
TSS situations
Bouyage system

Function 2
Calculations for oil tankers.. (lot of cross questioning)

Function 3
Preparation for dry dock by C/o
Plans required for D/D
Preparation for Load line survey
How will u transfer runner wire from a coil kept on poop deck to the
crane situated midship. ( cannot use manual labour)

Fun - 1

1. composite group flash 2+1 approaching japan

2. clearing bearing & clearing mark


3. what do u understand by MSI
4. difference between VDR & SVDR
5. rule 19.

Fun - 2
1. How will u load grain on general cargo ship as a ch.off
2. loading steel coils, up to what height.
3. static accumulator and requirement
4. how to determine how much cargo to load
ie 6000 t caro to load in no 1 & 9 hold
f/a draft - 6.2 aft - 6.6 (this is final draft required)
HE want full calculation with all formulas and u have to solve this
problem on paper.

Fun - 3
1. as ch.off prepare v/l for safety const. survey
2. painting draft mark fwd of (vlcc)
3. hanging off anchor
4. in D.D how do u check that ship side surface is properly cleaned &
sand blasting is done properly, he want to know the standards of surface
preparation.
ALL Q BY CAPT OAK.

FUNCTION 1:

1) R.V. ONE V/L ON PORT BOW & OTHER V/L AT STBD


QUARTER.ROC EXISTS WITH BOTH.ACTION AND SOUND SIGNAL?
2) R.V.,IN TSS,OTHER V/L ON SAME COURSE RIGHT AHEAD
CLOSING IN.ACTION?
3) FOR WHAT IS JANUS CONFIGURATION USEFUL FOR?
4) WHAT IS THE LATEST MS NOTICE REGARDING SAFETY OF
NAVIGATION?
5) EXPLAIN THE REQUIREMENT FOR VDR AND SVDR?
6) RIGHT AHEAD COMPOSITE GROUP FLASHING (2+1) RED.
ACTION?HOW WILL THE SAME BUOY WILL LOOK LIKE IN
DAYTIME?
7) HOW WILL THE LAND APPEARS TO BE MOVING IN TRUE AND
RELATIVE MOTION ON THE RADAR?
8? WHAT TYPE OF MSI DO U RECEIVE?

FUNCTION 2:
1) HOW WILL U LOAD STEEL COILS IN GENERAL CARGO SHIP?
2) HOW TO LOAD HEAVY LIFT ON A GEARLESS CONTAINER
VESSEL HATCH COVER?
3) TELL ME ABOUT IMDG CODE?
4) CONTENTS OF TRIM AND STABILITY BOOKLET?
5) HOW TO CHANGE A PNEUMATIC VALVE OF CARGO PIPELINE
WHILE IN A BALLAST PASSAGE?
6) DISPLACEMENT AND DILUTION METHOD?
7) HOW WILL U LOAD A STATIC ACCUMULATING OIL?
8) WHAT IS SUBSIDIARY RISK?
9) WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR LOADING GRAIN ON A
GENERAL CARGO SHIP?

10) CONTENTS OF CSS CODE?

FUCTION 3:
1) HOW WILL U PREPARE FOR SEQ SURVEY?
2) WHICH PLANS TO REFER WHEN GOING FOR DRYDOCK?
3) WHAT TO CHECK IN LIFERAFT WHICH HAS COME AFTER
SERVICING?
4) WHAT TYPE OF TESTS ARE CARRIED OUT WITH THE LIFEBOAT
DAVIT IN DRYDOCK?
5) STEERING FAILURE NEAR THE COAST.ACTION?
6) WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE TRIM WHEN THE SHIP GOES FROM
FW TO SW AND WHY?
1st attempt ....resuts :failed in all
Function1
identify safe water marks in day n night
list all rules section wise
r.v situations
rule no.19
star finder chart.?how to use?..

Function2
loading grain cargo?..DOA?..
loading heavy lift?
Gas carrier req 4 ldg?....I couldnt ans ...
loading of static accumulator oil?.....VOC???

Define VOC?
Dry dock preparations.
plans reqd drg dry dock
contents of docking plan
critical period
Maintenance of chain lkr in dry dock
calcn of bulk cargo if loadicator fails...
CAS/CAP

function3
shifting in berth
bow cushion effect

i coudnt ans abt gas tnkrs...Ldg VOC...


He told me to put little more efforts..
bettr try next time..u vil get it....
thats it....
Fun1
1. Situasn in RV, u r going in singapore st. behind a vsl, ur spd is more,
risk of collision exists... action... ans i vl overtake her, he said shallow
patch on stbd side, tel him, i vl overtake from port side cos as per rule, u
can alter to port for a vsl being overtaken...
2. Calculasn of tide in detail, wat is neap n spring tides
3. Errors of GPS
4. SRS (ship reporting system) n VTS (vessel traffic survices) in detail

5. RED Flashing 2+1, in Japan... describe the buoy


6. In Singapore straits near OFB master died action..... i was answerin
suddenly he said engine fails, action... while i was answering, he askd
how much is one fathom, i said... 6 feet den he said, soon after u
anchored, vsl listed 2 deg to port, action...
7. How vl u assist master in command decision making (read from nitin
mahajan)
8. hav u taken sights... i said ysss sir... explain theory of posn lines....den
he told me to wait outside...
den he calld me in abt 10 mins n Capt. khatri told me congrats.... gv me
ur exn form.....:)

Fnct.2
2. vsl loading coal from australia for indian port? load the vsl, hazards &
explain trimming?
3. upon completion, 6000mt to go, trim 1 mtr, required to finish at 40
cms, load in hold 1 & 9? explain working on paper?
4. can a general cargo vessel load grain cargo n how?
5. grain loading without DOA?
6. timber loading - height n types of lashing?
7. load a heavy lift on hatch cover?
8. wher to get the swl n load density for above?
9. precautions for above?
10. hazards related to bulk cargoes?
11. p n a manual?
12. cow - hazards n precautions?

13. cow line leaking, actions?


14. note of protest? evidence required n how to collect same?
15. dock water allowance?
16. change in trim due to change in density? with diagram on paper?
17. case of oil spill, unable to put the wilden disch hose in slop tank due
to ig pressure? what neesd to be done?
18. alternate arrangement for above? - dump valves.
19. testing on odmcs n how will you go baout it?

Fnct.3
20.d/dock preps as mate? stability related?
21. plans required for docking n information avilable?
22. d/dock maintainence on anchoe chain n chain locker?
23. paints required for chain locker? type?
24. how to indent for paint required in d/docking? calculation of vol.
required?
25. pms? specific to windlass?
26. types of grease?
27. preperations for load line survey?
28. ms notice? how are they useful?
29. olb entries?
30. runner wire of port crane damages/needs replacement, spare coil on
poop deck, how will you go about it?
31. wages not paid for month, how will you deal with it? w.r.t CBA n
AOA?
32. whom will you inform for above?

33. crew informs you about meat damaged in meat room, how will you
deal with this? how will you make out if the meat id damages/rotten?
34. training of cadets n crew?
35. various types of trainings?

Function 1

No cards, No quoting, No Magnetic boards. Capt. Khatri's cabin has


models. So straight forward models for situations. I was confident with
ROR though.

1. 4 vessels ahead, 1 on STBD bow abaft the beam crossing, 1


overtaking from fine quarter vessel entering port. I said reduce speed,
assess situation and tackle each target as per least CPA.
2. Rest. Visib. operational RADAR- 1 on STBD quarter and 1 on Port
Bow. I said reduce speed and let both vessels pass as per rule 19.
3. Red buoy 2+1 flashing in Japan- Which buoy. Preferred channel to
PORT. Topmark- I said Triangle, He said cone.
4. Then asked about fairway buoy characteristics. Told him for Special
mark.
5. Vessel in Singapore Straits, one vessel o'taking not taking action.
Action- 5 short blasts. Narrow Channels rule.
6. Now you are NUC, OFB Buoy on Port Buoy (OFB btw is ONE
FaTHOM BANK and I didnt know. I told him never been to Singapore as
a officer and then he asks me how much is one fathom, yaha se mera
Function 1 starting getting screwed)- I said I'll show proper signals,
inform VTS and consider anchoring.

7. What speed will U anchor- I said Emergency Situation and Shallow


very close so at 4-5 knots. Not satisfied says anchor gone and Master
will come up on bridge. (Then remembered Master ko kal raat ko daru
pilake sulaya hai). He says anchor gone Master gets a heart attack, U
have to land him ashore. Said about Helicopter ops, inform VTS and
stuff after anchoring.
8. If other anchor does not hold and breaks. I said beach the vessel. He
asks how without engines. Im clean bowled, runout, caught, hitwicket all
at once. I said wherever find suitable beaching ground go and beach.
Aise hi just to show miracles do happen.

9. Towing vessel comes to ake you out. Not coming close coz of shallow,
how to pass heaving line. I said LTA. He asks which side. I said into
wind. He says 1 LTA wasted. I sad use the other I have two now away
from the wind. Happy.
10. What is MSI?? Stumped that was the only one left. Ok Its Maritime
Safety Information. Ch V reg 4. I took it in terms of Meterology since we
were talking of wind. Wrote it on my form.
11. VTS and SRS regulations.
12. What is Ship Routeing? Answered and Happy.
13. Which Solas Ch. V regs important as a Mate. Said all, then most
impo Pilot Hoisting arrangement coz under mate's control and his
responsibility. Happy.

Function 2

I think Cargo was where I increased my chances of passing

1. Grain loading on Gen Cargo ship. I asked him do I have DOA.


2. Grain loading without DOA.

3. You have to load 1200 tons of Iron Ore and have to trim the vessel
from 1.2 m to 0.6 m. How to do it. Told him using Hydro tables using LCB
and LCG or Using wd/100MCTC taking 60 cm trim change. Told him
another crude method by keeping people on marks. He said not
practicable. I said the same since terminal must be informed where how
much, because shoots cannot be repositioned. I said the using the
formulae. I guess he was Happy.
4. Load Heavy lift on Container Vessel's hatch cover. Told whatever I
knew about CSM.
5. Where will you get load densit of Hatch Cover. I said Capacity Plan
and CSM.
6. Loading precautions and Position. I said C/L to keep accelerations
minimum. Happy.
7. Prepare Crude Oil tanker for DD. How will you go about tank
preparation. I started I will cow all tanks at last disch port. He then asked
have U done crude. No.
8. Then to Chem. My Baby. I took good care of it. Types of Chem
Tankers. What is Cargo containment. He was Happy with my answers.
9. P and A Manual?
10. Cargo Samples Fail when Vessel in Disch port. I saw maybe due to
SW ingress. Keep temp and press logs ready. Inform Charterers, P and I
and ask for independent Survey.
11. Says Cargo gone bad due to Bulkhead failure. Intertank leakages.
Everyday occurence on UNIVAN vessels. Faad diya. Cargo offspec.
Discharge to barge.
12. Which survey for checking Transverse bulkheads, I said SAFECON.
OK off to 3.

Function 3

1. CAS/CAP
2. ESP
3. Removing anchor 1st shackle for towing, how will you go about. I said
take extra lashings, Lower slightly to check if bearing weight of Anchor +
Chain. Remove lugless Shackle and pass cable. What is pin of shackle
called. Spile pin, choked with Lead.
4. ETA which reg- I said SOLAS Ch. 2 and requirements for deployment.
All OK, but said reqd for 10000GT+ but actually for 20000DWT+.
5. Risk Assessment for removing bow thruster motor. Said all. Fine.
6. What is close up survey and what is overall survey. All part of ESP.
7. How to arrange for close up survey. Again ESP.
8. P and I clubs. Just started and said enough. Wait outside.

1) safe water mark on starboard side..vl right ahead, sailing vl on port


and vl on port bow..roc with all vls take action...
I answered since this is a safe water mark it indicates safe water all
around I will alter to stbd keeping clear of the buoyhe changed the
situation..
2) RV radar not working other vessel approaching from port bow.
Intensity of sound signal increasing..action..
I said since I cannot determine the cpa I will reduce my speed..he said
still coming..i said I will take all her way off by going asternthen he said
how will convey other vessel u r going astern..

I said I cannot bcos in rv cannot use manvring signalshe wasnt


happy..he kept saying then how u will convey other dat u are going
astern
I think he wanted to hear that even if u r going astern on engine ship is
actlly not moving asternhence till the time we fully stop we give 1
long..nd then 2 long blast eventually on stopping
3) describe safe water mark
4) Errors of gyro

Capt Mandal / Capt Oak


1. What is a Fairway buoy, how does it look and it's characteristics
2. Collision in 20 minutes in oertaking situation in RV in TSS, action...No
place on
stbd side..
3. Janus configuration
4. Dgps principle and working and how is it different from GPS
5. Wind heeling criteria and constants, to which ships does it
apply(Failing Q for
func 3)
6. Why is freeboard larger on timber ships
7. Explain change of trim due to change of density in detail, with
diagrams
8. What is CAS and CAP
9. What is static accumulator charge.
10. Conditions necessary for a TRS
11. How will you change the No. 3 runner wire of a crane
12. Criteria to abandon a wire....exact criteria he wanted(figures)

13. Going for a drydock, what plans will you refer to


14. What will you find in a docking plan.
15. How will you load steel coils as a Mate. ( Failing Q for Func 2)

FN 1

1. FEW ROR SITUATIONS INVOLVING WARSHIP, PD'S AND A


FAIRWAY BUOY
(Keep urself focussed, he will try and play around with his wooden boats
but the solutions are all pretty simple)
2. HOW DOES A TRS GAIN STRENGTH
(Factors for TRS)
3. QUOTE RULE :1,2,19
4. RV SITUATIONS
5. HANDLE AN ENGINE FAILURE @ OFB (ONE FATHOM BANK : He
started off asking me the full form of OFB hehehe) , MASTER
INCAPICITATED.
6. CARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR AIS

FN 2

1. GRAIN LOADING CRITERIA. WHY IS IT LOADED AS PER GRAIN


CODE AND NOT IMSBC (Shifting and Settling / Its is also mentioned in
the IMSBC that Grain is supposed to be loaded by Grain Code )
2. DIFFERENT TEMPERATURE SENSORS ON AN LNG AS PER IGC
CODE
3. CONTENTS OF IGC CODE.

4. INERTING A TANK BY DISPLACEMENT AND DILUSION


5. GRADE CHANGE FROM LPG TO AMMONIA

FN 3

1. LOADLINE SURVEY
2. CARGO SECURING MANUAL.
3. PLANS FOR DRY DOCKING
4. MAINTENANCE ON ANCHOR AND CHAIN LOCKER IN A DRY
DOCK
5. HOW WILL YOU MEASURE RUDDER DROP
6. HOW WILL YOU ORDER PAINT
7. YOU HAVE TO LET GO THE ANCHOR CHAIN FROM BITTER END.
HOW WILL YOU GO ABOUT DOING IT? (No weight on the Anchor
cable, Pay out as much as possible, Buoy for locating the Anchor chain )