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Q1. With reference to the 0.

5% sulphur limit applied to residual fuel oils applicable from 1st Jan
2020,enumerate the regulations in the MARPOL convention according which this limit is applied globally. Also
prepare a plan for changeover of ships fuel oil tanks and engine fuel oil systems to low (0.5%) sulphur fuel oil
so that the ships tanks are ready to comply with the new regulations.

2019/MAR 2019/JUN 2019/JULY 2019/NOV

Q2. To operate engines in compliance with the new IMO 2020 Sulphur limits and to prepare the engine and
auxiliaries for the changes in fuel characteristics, is a challenge for owners, operators and crews. From the
Chief engineer’s perspective, explain the following briefly:

(a) Cylinder lubrication strategies;

(b) Compatibility issues between fuel bunkered at differed ports.

(c) Procedures employed for preparing fuel oil tanks onboard.

2019/SEP 2019/OCT

Q3. Your owners have asked you to propose suitable retrofit for your ship with Ballast water Management
Equipment, Give a reasoned response. You may make any assumptions but list the assumptions in the
beginning.

2019/JULY 2019/OCT

Q4. You as Chief Engineer are required to inform your Company with respect to inspection of propellers in dry
dock during which you a surface crack on one of the blades. State the steps taken by you as Chief Engineer for
successful handling of the situation

2019/OCT

Q5. Referring generally to a general Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) System, explain;

a. Requirements related to construction and technical performance.

b. Requirements related to onboard installation of the system.

c. Special requirements for tankers and ships carrying dangerous chemicals.

2019/MAR 2019/NOV

Q6. What are the engine developments & retrofitting which were adopted by engine manufacturers to enable
hassle free slow steaming & ultra-slow steaming of ships?

2017/FEB 2017/DEC 2019/SEP

Q7. To operate engines in compliance with the new IMO 2020 Sulphur limits and to prepare the engine and
auxiliaries for the changes in fuel characteristics, is a challenge for owners, operators and crews.

From the Chief engineer’s perspective, explain the following briefly:

(a) Cylinder lubrication strategies;

(b) Compatibility issues between fuel bunkered at differed ports.

(c) Procedures employed for preparing fuel oil tanks onboard.

2016/FEB 2016/APR 2016/JUN 2017/JUN 2019/JAN 2019/FEB 2019/APR 2019/AUG 2019/SEP


Q8. The vessel in which you are the Chief Engineer is about to be laid up for 3 months for commercial reasons.
All equipment and machinery on board require to be preserved during the lay-up period for re-commissioning
when required. Describe the actions you will take as Chief Engineer to prepare the Axillary diesel engine for
preserving during the lay-up period.

2018/SR09 2018/OCT 2018/DEC 2019/JAN 2019/FEB 2019/AUG

Q9. Discuss with merits and demerits of different principles used to operate reciprocating internal-

combustion engines on gas, with special focus on the following:

a. Pre-mixed Low-pressure Gas injection.

b. High-pressure Gas injection Diesel - Gas engines.

2019/JAN 2019/APR 2019/JUL

Q1o. You are deputed by your company to a shipyard for taking delivery of a new ship fitted with an

intelligent engine for main propulsion. Assuming that you have never worked on these engines,

enumerate:

A. How you would ascertain the items that need to be personally examined by you, &,

B. How you would carry out the examining of each item stated at ‘A.’ Confine you answers for ‘A. & ‘B.’

with respect to the main propulsion only.

2011/MAR 2018/JUN 2018/JULY 2019/JUN

Q11. To operate engines in compliance with the new Sulphur limits in Sulphur emission control areas

(SECAs) and to prepare the engine and auxiliaries for the changes in fuel characteristics, is a challenge

for owners, operators and crew. From the Chief engineer’s perspective, explain the following briefly:

(a) Cylinder lubrication strategies;

(b) Cat-fines related issues;

(c) Fuel change-over procedures.

2016/FEB 2016/APR 2016/JUN 2017/JUN 2019/JAN 2019/FEB 2019/APR

Q12. Describe the general structure of a Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) System, highlighting the

following methods of treatment: -

a) UV Treatment method

b) Gas Treatment method

c) Electrolysis method d) Magnetic Separation method.

2019/JAN 2019/FEB 2019/APR

Q14. The utilization of renewable energy sources is currently benefiting from vast intonational attention in
many industrial fields, including shipping. Discuss the most promising technologies under development for the
utilization of non- conventional energy in shipping.

2019/JAN
Q15. Discuss various techniques for 'Risk Assessment' applied onboard, with brief description on the

following techniques: -

a) Fault Tree Analysis (FTA).

b) Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).

c) Event Tree Analysis (ETA).

2019/JAN

Q16. With respect to typical High Voltage System onboard, briefly describe, comparing with low voltage

systems: -

a) Earthing

b) Protection devices

c) Emergency Shut-down devices

d) Plugs & sockets.

2019/JAN

Q17. With respect to Exhaust Gas Boiler;

A. Describe the procedure to be adopted for inspection of a safety valve fitted to an exhaust gas fired

auxiliary boiler stating, with reasons which parts should receive particularly close attention.

B. Describe the procedure for the setting valve of safety valves of exhaust gas operated auxiliary boilers

C. Explain the action a chief engineer should taken after setting of safety valves as in B.

2013/SR12 2014/SR12 2018/DEC

Q18. Write short notes on:

A. Tier II and III emission regulation on main engine;

B. Homogenizers for water emulsion;

C. Selective Catalytic Reduction for NOx Emission Reduction;

2013/FEB 2013/AUG 2010/AUG 2012/OCT 2013/OCT 2013/DEC 2014/APR 2014/NOV 2015/APR

2015/OCT 2015/FEB 2016/MAR 2017/NOV 2018/DEC

Q19. With reference to surveying of large starting air receivers:

(a) Explain where corrosion is likely to occur and state why it occurs in these regions;

(b) State how the incidence of corrosion in air receivers might be minimized:

(c) If serious corrosion is detected in a starting air receiver and that receiver must be used explain how

you, as Chief Engineer, would determine the maximum pressure to which the receiver should he

subjected;
(d) State the further action a Chief Engineer must take upon discovering such air receiver corrosion.

2018/AUG 2018/NOV

Q20. With reference to the burning of residual fuel, State with reasons, EACH of the following.

(a) FIVE main problems associated with burning residual fuel oil in medium speed engines;

(b) How the problems mentioned in Q1(a) may be minimized in order to ensure that a medium speed engine
may be operated in an acceptable manner;

(c) The procedure you, as Chief Engineer would adopt in order to ensure that bunkers of the correct quantity
and specification were ordered and accepted on board.

2018/AUG 2018/OCT 2018/NOV

Q21. Discuss the new generation marine diesel engines. With specific reference to any make, describe in detail
the fuel injection system used. Compare the ‘Emission’ and ‘Economy’ modes of such engines.

2018/SR09 2018/OCT

Q22. Name the present ISO standards for Marine Fuel and explain the silent feathers of it. With reference

to fuel oil analysis report, explain the relevant corrective action which can be initiated against various

adverse observations in it.

2016/MAR 2018/SR09

Q23. With the latest emission control requirements, storage & purification of marine fuel oils on board has
become a challenge for chief engineers. Against this background, discuss: a) Challenges with the traditional
fuel purification systems on exiting ships. b) Advanced computer-based fuel cleaning system.c) Fuel storage
and stability issues. d) Fuel oil additives & treatments.2016/JAN 2016/FEB 2016/JUL 2018/MAR 2018/JUN
2018/JULY

Q24. Referring to various alternatives to tin-based antifouling paints discuss the following: a) hull roughness of
different types of antifouling paints. b) Enhancement of foul release coating by oil incorporation. c) Personnel
and health safety during application of antifouling paints.

2016/SR01 2018/SR01

Q25. On a ship you are employed as Chief Engineer. The vessel has UMS system for controlling engine room
and a central scanning and data logging system for monitoring. Explain the special attention you will pay to the
specific data and formulate a chart for condition monitoring. Highlight the tools in computer application you
will use for making graphical representation of the salient points, which will enable trend analysis.