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Q1 Last ship name and type?

Q1 What is the principle of sextant? What is Index Error?
Q2 Detail errors of magnetic course and how them corrected?
Q3 What is deviscope, heeling error and causes?
Q4 Principle of Gyro compass?
Q5 What is Echo transducer?


Q1 What do you mean by good seamanship?

Q2 Differentiate between underway and making way?
Q3 Outside definition explain the difference between Not under command and
Restricted in her ability to maneuver?
Q4 What is safe speed?
Q5 In TSS fishing is allowed or not?
Q6 For which vessel you are stand on and in what respect and rules?
Q7 For which vessel you are give way?
Q8 Self on Not under command vessel, fishing vessel on port bow, who is give way?
Q9 Self on Not under command vessel overtaking fishing vessel who is give way?
Q10 Define stern light?
Q11 Explain restricted visibility rule 19. What precaution will you take? What are you
supposed to not do?
Q12 What do you mean by navigate with extreme caution?
Q13 Main points of rule 19 and difference between rule 19 and other sailing and
steering rule.
Q14 Why you not altered course to port for a vessel forward of beam? What is the
reason behind it?
Q15 Fog signal on port bow one prolong blast action?
Q16 Echo 4 points on starboard bow 5 miles?
Q17 What should be the separation of steaming light and shapes?


Q1 Safe water mark, where and why we pass keeping it on port side?
Q2 What is new danger as given in the IALA Buoyage system? How will you it?
Q3 What is submarine cable, submarine buoy?


Q1 What are the company instructions about the role of safety officer?
Q2 What regulation states about qualification of master and chief officer and ratings?
Q3 Give examples of permanent certificates as per STCW?
Q4 How to know, which certificate have certain validity period?
Q5 If Rating’s certificate covers under STCW? Validity?
Q6 What do you know about dangerous cargo endorsement/how it can be cancelled
and re-valid?


Q1 Give details of LSA and FFA equipment carried onboard as per SOLAS?
Q2 LSA class VII?
Q3 What is the chapter of SOLAS cover LSA and FFA?
Q4 What is SCABA? What are important points to check?
Q5 Life buoys specifications, length of line?
Q6 Rescue boat requirement?
Q7 Differentiate between TPA, anti exposure suit and immersion suit?
Q8 Requirement of immersion suit and can a ship is exempted to carry them?
Q9 What are the life raft requirements? Why forward life raft is required? Describe
all arrangement required for forward life raft
Q10 Rescuing crew from other ship How to throw lifeline. Preparations?
Q11 What is new about chapter XI?
Q12 SOLAS chapter number 5 danger messages?
Q13 What preparation you made to carry out survey of safety equipment as a chief
Q14 short and long international voyage


Q1 How you carry out EPIRB test?

Q2 What do you know about SAR?
Q3 How will you maintain watch for search and rescue?
Q4 What is ship-reporting system? Is it mandatory for all vessels in all regions? Why
SAR has been developed? When one vessel is required to report to ship reporting
system? Information sent? Relation between ship reporting system and search and
rescue area and coastal states? AUSREP?
Q5 What is IAMSAR?


Q1 What is MARPOL? What are the annexes?

Q2 Why special areas have been designated?
Q3 What annexes of MARPOL refer to special areas?
Q4 What is particularly sensitive areas, zone and which are they?
Q5 What is cargo record book and oil record book and their requirement for vessel?
Q6 What is the difference between cargo ships and tanker Oil record book? All
Q7 SOPEP deals with reporting procedure?
Q8 IOPP issued to what ships and under what convention? under what annex? What
certificate is issued under annex II then?
Q9 Your vessel has been moored on SPM what action in particular you will take to
avoid pollution?
Q10 What equipment was produced on your vessel for pollution prevention?


Q1 What are minimum stability criteria for cargo ships?


Q1 What do you know about IMDG? Explain all columns in IMDG volume 2?
Q2 What are subsidiary risks in IMDG code?
Q3 Packing group in IMDG I, II, III?
Q4 What is special provision?
Q5 What do you mean by limited quantities?
Q6 Content of IMDG code and supplement?
Q7 Difference between labels and play cards, where you use them.
Q8 Labeling and marking on containers and other packets.
Q9 What are subsidiary risks label in IMDG code?
Q10 How will you determine which is subsidiary risk label and original class label?
Q11 Stowage categories A, B, C, D in IMDG?
Q12 How to load dangerous goods 1.1?
Q13 How you load oily cotton waste how to proceed with regard to the code? What
information is required? How to find and how to use?
Q14 Take out the details of wet cotton?
Q15 How will you enter MFAG and EMS?
Q16 A person has got in contact with HCL his hands are burning. What will you do?
Q17 Explain all columns in IMDG volume 2?
Q18 What emergency equipment will you carry for IMDG class VIII?
Q19 How to report pollution incident in involving dangerous goods?


Q1 What is difference between stowage factor and density?
Q2 What is you last ship gross tonnage, capacity?
Q3 What is gross tonnage and how’s calculated?

Q4 General information about derricks

Q5 Advantages and disadvantages and general description of derricks and cranes?
Q6 In derrick maximum stress on which block?
Q7 Difference between Hellen and Velle derrick?
Q8 What are the names of wires used for cargo runner and topping lifts?
Q9 Describe chain register?
Q10 Annual inspection of gears?
Q11 What precautions you will take before loading heavy lift cargo in berth
(1) By ship derricks and
(2) By shore crane?
Q12 There is a weight of 5 tonnes on deck beyond the reach of derrick? How will you
lift it?
Q13 If you have to use 2 blocks one with small sheave and other with large sheave
which one will you use and why/
Q14 Define enclose space?
Q15 Define confined space and preparation?

Q1 Loading and unloading operations of tanker
Q2 Were you involved? Have understanding of calculations etc?
Q3 Have you done COW?
Q4 Type of machine fixed?
Q5 Define full wash, Top wash, bottom wash?
Q6 Time taken by machine to complete a cycle?

Q1 What is bitter end?
Q2 Lead in joining shackle? Why difficult to remove?
Q3 Diameter of Hawse pipe of anchor chain?
Q4 How would you know your anchor is brought up?
Q5 What is the scope of cable?
Q6 How to determine what is required scope in shallow water and deep water?
Q7 What is difference between scope in shallow water and deep water?
Q8 How to drop anchor? Where to drop anchor? What precautions to take? What
depth to let go anchor? At what depth to veer anchor?
Q9 How to do deep water anchoring?
Q10 If another vessel anchor drag coming to you distance half ship length your action?
Q11 A vessel ahead of you drags anchor what will be your action?
Q12 Your vessel is dragging anchor, action?
Q13 If your anchor cable stuck while lowering the anchor, anchor is not going down
your action.
Q14 How the anchor cable is disconnected and why?
Q15 How much length of shackle you will change end to end? Why will you change
Q16 What was the length of anchor chain on your last ship?
Q17 You are going on a SBM, prior preparation, maneuver the vessel and make fast to
buoy with anchor cable?

Q1 Types of moor advantages and disadvantages?
Q2 Purpose of running and standing moor?
Q3 Running moor by ship model?
Q4 Standing moor by ship model? Advantages
Q5 Mediterranean moor by ship model?
Q6 Baltic moor by ship model?
Q7 Difference between running moor and standing moor?
Q8 Make a short round turn by head current?
Q9 What is Slip wire? Why and where we use it?
Q10 How to send slip wire? Purpose and procedure while mooring and unmooring
only rope not anchor cable?

Q1 Towing preparation on board?

Q1 Navigation in vicinity of ice. What kind of damage will be expected on board?


Q1 What is pivoting point? Change of position of pivot point if by the head or by the
stern trim?
Q2 Berthing procedure tide ahead, how will you approach?
Q3 Berthing small ship starboard side along side and opposite current
Q4 Berthing small ship starboard side along side and opposite current in river?
Q5 Berthing in calm weather which side will you berth?
Q6 Berthing port side to following tide?
Q7 Berthing very strong off shore wind with out tug and pilot?
Q8 To sail out with off shore wind?
Q9 Un berthing with very strong off shore wind with out tug and pilot?


Q1 What is angle of loll? What to do to correct situation?

Q2 What is squat and interaction?


Q1 Fire in cotton bales action?
Q2 Fire in galley action?
Q3 Fire in hatch in port?

Q1 What Precaution will you take?
(1) Before heavy weather
(2) After heavy weather
Q2 After heavy weather has passed what will you check first?

Q1 Vessel navigating in VTS Singapore Strait. Ship touches bottom. Is it grounded or
Q2 If any accident happens what plan you will consider


Q1 What is critical period?

Q2 How we can detect critical period in dry dock?
Q3 What information you required from dry docking authority?
Q4 Preparations on board before entering dry-dock?
Q5 Precaution before entering in and after leaving dry-docking
Q6 Preparation for dry-docking with port cargo onboard?
Q7 What Dry docking plans are required and their use?
Q8 When you entered the dock your fore peak tank was full in dry dock the tank was
made empty for repairs. Before leaving dry dock what precautions will you take
and why?
Q9 Dry-docking procedures
Q10 What is general arrangement plan?


Q1 Which convention defines sea boundaries, limits and zone of a coastal state?
Q2 What are territorial water, base line, international waters and continental shelf?
Q3 UNCLOS-other aspects?
Q4 What is difference between convention, code, protocol, resolution, guidelines,
recommendation and amendments? Explain with example?
Q5 Name all conventions
Q6 What convention deals with ship, owner and seafarer?
Q7 Can convention be amended with out a protocol?
Q8 How a code is enforced? Is it always mandatory to enforce, if not in what
Q9 When convention becomes mandatory and when code becomes mandatory?
Q10 What is mandatory and non mandatory?
Q11 What is exemption and exception in a convention?

Q1 What is the difference between flag state and port state?
Q2 If a convention has come in to force and our flag state has not ratified .Are our
ships required to comply such convention? If yes why?
Q3 Differentiate the duties and function of port state and flag state?
Q4 When port state control is enforced and through which convention?


Q1 What is difference between ISM and ISO?
Q2 ISM applies to what ship?
Q3 What is SMC, DOC?
Q4 Chief officer role to ensure implementation of ISM code on vessel?
Q5 Joining as chief officer what will you do as per ISM?
Q6 What certificates are issued under ISM code on vessel? Validity?
Q7 What are the ISM documents required what are the master obligations under

Q8 Classification societies what are they. What functions ICS member?

Q9 What classification societies are recognized by Pakistan to work in Pakistan?
Q10 What certificates are issued by classification society on behalf of government of
Pakistan (MMD)?

Q1 Which authority issue which certificate?
Q2 Certificate carried on board your ship?
Q3 Certificate required by a class 7 ship?
Q4 What convention regarding pollution Pakistan has ratified?
Q5 What certificates are issued by MMD?
Q6 What is the role of MMD in Pakistan?
Q7 Which covers certificate of registry?
Q8 What is harmonized system of survey? By which international convention it
required and certificates covered by this? And why this system has been
developed? Surveys under harmonized system of survey? And their validity?
Q9 SOLAS apply to what ship?
Q10 Which convention regulates the requirement of LSA and FFA? On what size ship
does it apply?
Q11 What certificates are required issued under SOLAS convention? Each certificate
deals with which chapter of SOLAS?
PSC / DOA / ISM / DOC / ISPS / Enhance survey report
Q12 Under what convention a safety certificate is issued? What chapter?
Q13 Safe Manning document is under what convention?
Q14 Where is Safe manning document in SOLAS?
Q15 What items would you check for cargo ship safety equipment survey?
Q16 What certificates are required before loading dangerous goods?
Q17 What are white list, gray list and black list?


Q1 Under what convention and chapter are the exams of master and mates
Q1 What is Voyage chartered, Time chartered, Bareboat chartered and Demise


Q1 What is general average and particular average? Give example


Q1 What stands for ISPS code abbreviation?
Q2 What is General idea about ISPS?
Q3 Who is the key authority in Pakistan for ISPS?
Q4 What certificate given under ISPS?
Q5 What certificate is issued to port facility under ISPS?
Q6 ISPS is under which convention?