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FEEDBACK OF THE CLASS I ORAL JANUARY ATTEMPT

FOLLOWING QUESTIONS WERE ASKED BY CHIEF NAUTICAL SURVEYOR CAPT. QASIM SAEED IN JAN, 13. DURING
CLASS I ORAL EXAMINATION.
FULL ORAL IN ENGLISH . IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND ANY PART OR FULL QUESTION ASK AGAIN. BE PRECISE
WHILE GIVING ANSWERS, EXTRA ELABORATION WILL LEADS TO MORE TROUBLE AS PER MY OWN EXPERIENCE.
NO TOLERANCE IN ROR UNDERSTANDING AND WHILE EXPLAINING CARDS USE EXACT WORDING AS PER ROR.
LIKE TRAWLER SHOULD BE EXPLAINED AS " A VESSEL ENGAGED IN TRAWLING OTHER THAN FISHING ". BE
VERY CLEAR ABOUT RULE 8 (F) , C.B.D. , FISHING VESSEL AND TRAWLER NETS AND LENGTH AS DESCRIBE IN
ANNEX II.
IF YOU ARE MEETING THE SATISFACTORY CRITERIA HE WILL GIVE YOU CLUES ALSO. THE MOST
IMPORTANT POINT IS BE CONFIDENT WHILE REPLYING BECAUSE HE WILL POSE AS YOU ARE GIVING WRONG
ANSWER. DOUBLING THE ANSWER WILL GIVE HIM CLEAR EVIDENCE THAT YOU ARE NOT SURE ABOUT YOUR
ANSWER THAN HE WILL GO DEEP. BEST IS TO GIVE ONLY SHORT/RELEVANT ANSWER AND THEN KEEP QUITE HE
WILL GIVE YOU A BLANK LOOK JUST TO CONFUSE YOU, IF YOUR ANSWER IS UP TO HIS STANDARD HE WILL
STEP TO NEXT QUESTION.
AT THE END ALL IS FROM ALLAH (J.J) HE IS ONE WHO GIVES US ALL THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE.
REMEMBER ME IN YOUR PRAYERS.
SYED ALI RAZA
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DATE:

21-01-2013

CANDIDATE:

KASHIF NOOR

TIME:

1 HR 30 MINTS

RESULT:

FAILED

LAST SHIP:

BULK CARRIER

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF TRIANGLE ON B/C SHIPSIDE.


BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT?
HEAVY WEATHER ANCHORING?
COLLISION ACTION BY MASTER?
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MASTER IN STABILITY DATA BOOKLET (S.D.B)?
NUC , TRAWLER CARD RANGE OF VISIBILITY OF LIGHTS ?
LATEST AMENDMENT IN COLREG 72?
HOW TO DETERMINE ASPECT OF SHIP?

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DATE:

22-01-2013

CANDIDATE:

MUHAMMAD ZUBAIR MUSHTAQ

TIME:
RESULT:
LAST SHIP:

1 HR 45 MINTS
FAILED
BULK CARRIER

1. BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT AND WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS FACED BY CH. OFFICER DURING
BALLAST VOYAGE?
2. WHAT YOU WILL CHECK WHEN YOU WILL JOIN AS MASTER?
3. HOW TO CORRECT MAGNETIC COMPASS?
4. OOW INFORMED RCVD DISTRESS ON INMARSAT-C , YOUR ACTION?

5. RESTRICTED VISIBILITY SITUATION 4 SHIP AROUND YOUR VESSEL 3 HAVE ZERO CPA 1 HAS 2 NM CPA
ACTION AS MASTER?
6. YOU ARE IN TSS A VESSEL CROSSING FROM PORT TO STBD ON TWO YOUR ACTION?
7. TOWING , TRAWLER CARDS?
8. SAFE WATER MARK, SPECIAL MARK, PREFERRED CHANNEL MARK WITHOUT TOP MARK?
9. WEST CARDINAL MARK HEAD IN WESTERLY HEADING?
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DATE:

23-01-2013

CANDIDATE: SYED ALI RAZA


TIME:
RESULT:
LAST SHIP:

1 HR 10 MINTS
PASSED
BULK CARRIER

1. YOU JOIN AS MASTER ON BULK CARRIER AND YOUR CHARTERER FIXED VESSEL FOR IRON ORE AND
RECOMMENDING YOU LOAD IN ALTERNATE HOLDS WILL YOU FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS? AND WHAT
ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF JUMP LOADING OVER ALL HOLD LOADING?
2. MAINTENANCE OF STANDARD COMPASS AND IT'S BINNACLE?
3. YOU ARE HEADING NORTH AND FOUND EAST DEV.?
4. YOU ARE HEADING EAST AND FOUND EAST DEV.?
5. HOW TO CORRECT CO-EFFICIENT B?
6. LUBBER LINE ERROR WHAT IS IT? WHICH CO-EFFICIENT EFFECTED?
7. ORDER OF CORRECTING COMPASS?
8. WHY FLINDER BAR IS NOT CORRECTED BEFORE KELVIN SPHERES?
9. WHEN WILL YOU MAKE NEW DEVIATION CARD? WHAT WOULD BE MAXIMUM DEVIATION LIMIT?
10. WHAT ARE STATUARY CERTIFICATES? THERE EXPIRY?
11. WHAT IS FROM E, FROM R?
12. WHAT ARE CERTIFICATES ISSUED UNDER MARPOL?
13. WHAT IS SMD UNDER WHAT CONVENTION AND HOW AS MASTER YOU WILL DECIDE MINI. & MAX.
COMPLEMENTS FOR YOU SHIP?
14. IN MID OCEAN OOW CALLED AND INFORMED SHIP IS NOT MOVING, ENG. ROOM INFORMED VESSEL
LOST RUDDER YOUR ACTION?( DON'T TELL ABOUT JURY RUDDER HE WANTS TO LESSON ABOUT
RENDERING ASSISTANCE FROM OTHER VESSEL)
15. IN RELATION TO ABOVE SITUATION ONE VESSEL OFFERED YOU ASSISTANCE YOUR ACTION? IF OWNER
ARRANGE TUG FOR YOU WHAT DOCUMENTATION YOU WILL CARRY OUT WITH TUG?
16. IN BAD WEATHER YOU APPROACHING PORT IN BAY OF BISCAY BERTHING DELAY FOR FEW DAYS WHAT
WILL BE YOUR ACTION?
17. RELATING ABOVE QUESTION IN NORMAL WEATHER HOW YOU WILL ANCHOR IN DEPTH OF 70 METER
DEPTH? FROM WHERE YOU WILL GET THE DROP HEIGHT OF ANCHOR?
18. YOU ARE IN RIVER STEMMING STRONG TIDE CARRY OUT MOORING?
19. WHAT IS DISADVANTAGE OF MOORING ? HOW WILL YOU CORRECT FOUL HAWSER?
20. HOW WILL YOU ARRANGE ENGINE WATCHES AT SEA, ANCHOR AND PORT?
21. WHAT IS YOU OBLIGATION UNDER SOLAS?
22. WHAT DO YOU MEANT BY UNABLE, UNREASON AND UNNECESSARY IN SOLAS CH V REG. 10?
23. WHAT IS FAL CONVENTION facilitation of marine traffic?
24. WHAT ARE REQUIREMENTS FOR ETA EMERGENCY TOWING ARRANGEMENT ON BULK CARRIER cargo
vessel above 500gt?
25. YOU HAVE OIL POLLUTION ON BOARD IN PORT, YOUR ACTION?
26. WHICH SYNTHETIC ROPE WILL FLOAT?
27. WHAT WAS ANCHOR TYPE ON YOUR LAST SHIP?
28. OOW CALLED YOU AND INFORMED HE RECEIVED MAYDAY CALL ON VHF YOUR ACTION?
29. RESTRICTED VISIBILITY SITUATION 2 VESSEL ON EACH BOW 4 POINT CPA ZERO, OOW CALLED YOU
ACTION?
30. WHAT MINIMUM INFORMATION YOU WILL GET FROM ARPA OR RADAR PLOTTING?(MOST IMPORT IS TCPA)
31. DREDGER , TOWING & TRAWLER CARDS?
32. A SHIP SUNK OUTSIDE KARACHI HOW THE SHIPPING WILL BE INFORMED IMMEDIATELY ABOUT THIS?
33. SAFE WATER MARK? WHAT IS MORSE CODE A (ALPHA)?

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DATE:

23-01-2013

CANDIDATE:

SULEIMAN EJAZ

TIME:

45 MINTS

RESULT:
LAST SHIP:
1.
2.
3.
4.

FAILED
TANKER

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM LENGTH OF TRAWLER?


CBD , 4 CARDS ABOUT TRAWLER, NUC?
NAME TRAWLER'S NET AND FISHING BOAT NET?
ROR

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FEEDBACK OF THE CLASS I ORAL APRIL ATTEMPT


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DATE:

23-04-2013

CANDIDATE:

MUHAMMAD ZUBAIR MUSHTAQ

DURATION:

1 HOUR 15 MINS

RESULT:

FAILED

1- WHAT ARE THE CORRECTABLE ERRORS OF SEXTANT.


2- HOW DOES THE ERROR OF PERPENDUCALIRITY AFFECTS THE ALTITUDE.
3- UNDER WHICH CERTIFICATE MAGNETIC COMPASS REQUIRED.
4- MAGNETIC COMPASS DAMAGED, HOW WOULD YOU CONTINUE YOUR VOYAGE.
5- WHAT CHECKS WOULD YOU MAKE BEFORE ADJUSTING MAGNETIC COMPASS.
6- HOW DOES THE LIST AFFECTS ON MAGNETIC COMPASS.
7- SAILING FROM KARACHI WHAT FORM YOU CH OFF WOULD DISPLAY FOR CREW INFORMATION.
8- GIVEN CARGO NAME CAESIUM AND ASK ABOUT 18 COLUMNS IN DETAIL.
9- WHAT IS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN F AND TF IN LOADLINE MARKS.
10- WHAT IS DENSITY OF PANAMA CANAL.
11- HOW WOULD THE SURVEYOR MEASURED THE FREEBOARD.
12- WHAT CERTIFICATES ARE REQUIRED ONBOARD UNDER SOLAS, MARPOL, LL, TONNAGE ETC.
13- CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRY COMES UNDER WHICH CONVENTION.
14- UNCLOS UNDER WHICH ORGANISATION.
15- UNDER WHICH CONVENTION YOU DO WEEKLY INSPECTION OF ACCOMODATION, STORES ETC.
16- UNDER WHICH CONVENTION YOU CONDUCT DRILLS ONBOARD.
17- HOW MANY TYPES OF SURVEYS CARRIED ON SHIPS.
18- WHAT IS CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY.
19- CAN YOU LOAD OR DISCHARGE CARGO WITHOUT SHIP HAVING CLASSED.
20- WHAT IS THE MEANING OF ADMINISTRATION.
21- WHO IS PRIMARY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHIP SURVEYS.
22- CHIEF OFFICER INFORMED YOU THAT HE RECEIVED MAYDAY, ACTION AS MASTER.
23- EXPLAIN UNABLE, UNRESONABLE AND UNNECESSARY AS PER SOLAS.
24- CARDS: RAM VL ANCHORED 2 POINTS ON PORT BOW SEEN FROM STBD SIDE, ACTION.
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DATE:

23-04-2013

CANDIDATE:

MUHAMMAD SALEEM SHAHZAD

DURATION:

1 HOUR

RESULT:

FAILED

1- MAGNETIC COMPASS AND SPARE MAGNETIC COMPASS BOTH ARE OUT OF ORDER, ACTION.
2- WHAT IS TENTATIVE SWING.
3- WHO IS COMPASS ADJUSTER, HOW YOU WILL VARIFY HIS QUALIFICATION AND WHO WILL ISSUE HIM
CERTIFICATE.
4- GOING TO ANCHOR, CONSIDERATION AS MASTER.
5- HOW MUCH DEPTH IS CONSIDERED AS DEEP WATER.
6- UNDER WHICH CONVENTION YOU DO WEEKLY INSPECTION OF ACCOMODATION, STORES ETC.
7- OFFICIAL LOG BOOK ENTRIES
8- CREW MEMBER SOCIALLY CREATING PROBLEM, ACTION AS MASTER.
9- WHAT IS THE MEANING OF REPRIMAND.
10- CONTENTS OF IAMSAR VOL III, WHAT IS THE USE OF VOL I AND II.
11- SEARCH PATTERNS AS PER IAMSAR, WHAT IS MPP AND HOW YOU WILL CALCULATE IT.
12- 3RD OFF CALLED YOU THAT YOUR VESSEL COLLIDED WITH ANOTHER VESSEL CROSSING FROM PORT
SIDE, AND OTHER MASTER ISSUED YOU LOP, WHAT WILL YOU DO, WILL YOU ISSUE HIM ALSO LOP AND
WHAT WILL YOU WRITE IN LOP.
13- ETA REQUIREMENTS ESPECIALLY FOR DRY CARGO VESSELS.
14- YOUR RESCUE BOAT PICKED UP SURVIVORS AND WIND FORCE INCREASED TO FORCE 6, HOW WILL YOU
RECOVER YOUR RESCUE BOAT ONBOARD.
15- OIL RECORD BOOK ENTRIES.
16- RESTRICTED VISIBILITY, TWO VESSLES ON PORT AND STBD BOW, CPA 0, ACTION. IF A/C TO STBD STILL
RISK OF COLLISION EXIST WITH VESSEL ON STBD BOW, WHY, ACTION AGAIN.
17- CARDS: CDB CROSSING FROM PORT TO STBD, ACTION
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DATE:

26-04-2013

CANDIDATE:

MUHAMMAD NADEEM ASLAM

DURATION:

1 HOUR

RESULT:

PASSED

12345-

WHAT IS USE OF GROSS TONNAGE AND ITS DEFINATION, SOLAS APPLIES TO WHAT GT.
WHAT IS TENTATIVE SWING, PREPARATION BEFORE SWING AND HOW WOULD YOU DO IT.
OFFICIAL LOG BOOK ENTRIES.
CREW FIGHTING, YOUR ACTION, WHEN YOU CAN DISMISSED IF CREW ARE FIGHTING.
IAMSAR / SEARCH PATTERNS / IF NO WIND AND NO TIDE WHAT PATTERN YOU USED, ELABORATE ALL
PATTERNS.
6- SHUT DOWN IN HEAVY WEATHER NEAR FRANCE AND YOU ARE DRIFTING TOWARDS LAND.
7- IN RIVER WHICH MOORING YOU PREFERE AND WHY ELABORATE.
8- EXPIRED CERTIFICATE FOUNG AFTER MASTER HANDING OVER PROCESS, CAN YOU SAIL OR NOT.
9- WHAT IS WIND ROSE AND TIDE ROSE.
10- WHO WILL DECIDE THAT YOUR SHIP IS UNSAFE OR UNSEAWORTHY.
11- WHAT IS DIFFERENCE B/W SHORT TURN AND SNUB AROUND, WHEN YOU USE SNUB AROUND.
12- HEAVY WEATHER AND DEEP WATER ANCHORING.
13- MASTERS OVERRIDING AUTHORITY.
14- EXEMPTION WHICH REGULATION IF CERTIFICATE EXPIRE.
15- WHAT IS NEW DANGER MARK, HOW TO KNOW REGION A OR REGION B BEFORE ARRIVAL.
16- RESTRICTED VISIBILITY, 2 VLS AHEAD AND 2 ABEAM, ACTION.
17- TSS, PDV CROSSING FROM STBD, ACTION.
18- TSS, ONE VESSEL WITH COMBINED LANTERN CROSSING FROM STBD, ACTION.
19- WHY SHORT TURN IS DIFFER TO PORT AND STBD.
20- TURNING SHORT ROUND IN LEFT HANDED PROPELLER.
21- CARDS: RAM CROSSING FROM PORT TO STBD, ACTION.

TRAWLER CROSSING FROM PORT TO STBD, ACTION.


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DATE:

29-04-2013

CANDIDATE:

ISRAR AHMED

DURATION:

1 HOUR

RESULT:

PASSED

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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

WHAT IS CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY, PURPOSE, LEGAL STATUS AS PER IMO.


INSTRUCTION FOR MASTER IN STABILITY BOOKLET.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS U LL GET IN STABILITY BOOKLET FOR CAPASIZING.
MASTERS RESPOSIBILITY AS PER MARPOL.
WHAT IS MASTERS OVERRIDING AUTHORITY.
RAM AT ANCHOR AT PORT BOW, ACTION. (HE WANT TO LISTEN PASS AT SLOW SPEED.)
TOW CROSSING FROM PORT BOW, ACTION. AS PER WHICH RULE(17) EXPLAIN.
TSS- FISHING VSL CROSSING FROM STBD, ACTION. APPLY RULE 8,10,18. FULL EXPLAINATION AND
REFRENCE.
9. WHICH VSL SHALL NOT INPMEDE SAFE PASSAGE AS PER RULE 9,10.
10. RISTRICTED VISIBILITY- TWO VSLS ON BOTH BOW, CPA-0, ACTION. BOLD ALTERATION TO STBD. NOW
RISK OF COLLISION EXIST WITH SOME THIRD VSL ON STBD BEAM, ACTION. REDUCE SPEED. WHY TO
REDUCE SPEED. WHY U DIDNT ALTERED FURTHER. BECAUSE RULE SAY DONT ALTER TOWARDS A VSL
ABEAM. WHY RULE SAY SO? REASON? WHAT IS PROBABLE HEADING OF VSL THIRD VSL TO CREATE CPA0, CONVERGING COURSE.
IT WAS ALL DISCUSSION FOR VARIOUS ASPECT OF RULE-19 AND ITS UNDERSTANDING .
11. CONSIDRATION FOR ANCHOR AT KHI.
12. HOW U WILL ARRANGE WATCH AT ANCHOR.
13. WHAT INSTRUCTION U WILL GIVE TO UR OOW AT ANCHOR.
14. WHAT TYPE OF MOORING U LL USE IN RIVER? RUNNING/STANDING.
15. WHAT ARE DISADVANTAGES.
16. HOW TO CLEAR ANCHOR HAWSE, HOW MANY METHODS, WHICH U LL PREFER, WHY, (THAT WIL SAVE
TIME)
17. SAFE WATER BUOY.
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DATE:

29-04-2013

CANDIDATE:

MUHAMMAD KASHIF HUSSAIN

DURATION:

1 HOUR

RESULT:

FAILED

1- MAGNETIC COMPASS GLASS BROKEN, ACTION.


2- SPARE MAGNETIC COMPASS ALSO HAVE SOME PROBLEM OR NOT ONBOARD, ACTION.
3- UNDER WHAT CONVENTION YOU ARE HERE FOR YOU EXAM.
4- WHAT IS TENTATIVE SWING.
5- WHAT IS STATUTORY FREEBOARD AND WHO ASSINGED IT.
6- ANCHORING PROCEDURE.
7- HOW MANY ENGINE MOVEMENTS CAN BE GIVEN.
8- PRESSURE FALLS 5MB IN 3 HRS, ACTION.
9- CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES ARE UNDER ANY CONVENTION OR NOT.
10- ICS PUBLICATIONS, CONTINGENCY PLANS ARE MANDATORY OR NOT.
11- LOAD LINE, FROM WHERE TO GET INFORMATION.
12- RULE 2 EXPLAIN.
13- PREFERRED CHANNEL BUOY, POSSIBILITIES.

14- PROPELLER LOST, RUDDER LOST, HEAVY SEAS, OFFSHORE WINDS WHAT ACTION AS MASTER.
15- PILOT IS DELAY FOR 2 HOURS, PORT CONTROL ASK TO STOP AT SAME POSITION, HOW WOULD YOU DO
THAT.
16- CARDS: TRAWLER HAULING NET.
RAM VL MAKING WAY
SAILING VL END ON.
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FEEDBACK OF THE CLASS I ORAL JULY ATTEMPT


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DATE:

15-07-2013

CANDIDATE:

KASHIF NOOR

DURATION:

1 HOUR

RESULT:

FAILED

25- WHAT IS TENTATIVE SWING.


26- ORDER OF CORRECTING MAGNETIC COMPASS.
27- INTACT STABILITY CRITERIA AND GRAIN STABILITY CRITERIA.
28- GRAIN LOADING INSTRUCTIONS TO CHIEF OFFICER.
29- HEAVY DENSITY CARGO PRECAUTIONS.
30- DOCUMENT OF AUTHORISATION.
31- TYPES OF GRAIN.
32- STRESSES ON BULK CARRIER DURING BALLAST PASSAGE.
33- ALTERNATE LOADING ADVANTAGES OR DISADVANTAGES.
34- PRECAUTIONS BEFORE LOADING WHEAT.
35- MEANINGS OF SO FAR AS POSSIBLE, SO FAR AS PRACTICABLE, CIRCUMTANCES OF THE CASE.
36- CARDS: CBD CROSSING FROM PORT TO STBD.
TOWING VL CROSSING FROM PORT TO STBD.
RAM TOWING ON PORT BOW SEEN END ON .
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DATE:

16-07-2013

CANDIDATE:

SHAFIQ UR REHMAN

DURATION:

1 HOUR

RESULT:

FAILED

18- HOW DO YOU KNOW TYPE OF YOUR VESSEL.


19- WHEN TO ADJUST MAGNETIC COMPASS.
20- WHAT IS TENTATIVE ADJUSTMENT.
21- TURNING 180 DEGREE COURSE IN VERY ROUGH WEATHER, WHICH SIDE YOU PREFER TO TURN.
22- CARDS: MINE CLEARENCE VL, WHAT LIGHTS YOU WOULD SEE FROM HER STERN.
CBD CROSSING FROM PORT TO STBD.
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DATE:

16-07-2013

CANDIDATE:

MUHAMMAD ZUBAIR MUSHTAQ

DURATION:

1 HOUR 30 MINS

RESULT:

PASSED

1- CHARTERERS WANTS TO LOAD GRAIN CARGO, IN LOADING PLAN MADE BY CH OFF WHAT IN
PARTICULAR YOU ARE LOOKING AT.
2- WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT TRIMMED END AND UNTRIMMED END HOLDS.
3- YOU HAVE TO LOAD WHEAT, CAN YOU LOAD THIS CARGO OR YOU CANNOT.
4- WHAT IS DOCUMENT OF AUTHORISATION.
5- HOW DO YOU KNOW YOUR TYPE OF VESSEL.
6- MAGNETIC COMPASS ADJUSTMENT, TENTATIVE METHOD AND PROPER METHOD OF CORRECTING
MAGNETIC COMPASS.
7- WHO IS QUALIFIED PERSON TO DO THIS ADJUSTMENT.
8- SINGLE BUOY MOORING.
9- SYNOPTIC CHART, HOW DO YOU GET THESE CHARTS.
10- 3RD OFFICER INFORMED YOU THAT VESSEL HAS RUN AGROUND, TAKE ACTION.
11- COLLISION WITH ANOTHER VESSEL, ACTION.
12- BEACHING YOUR OWN VESSEL FULL PROCEDURE.
13- NOTE OF PROTEST, LETTER OF PROTEST, LEGAL VALUES OF BOTH.
14- LLOYDS OPEN FORM FOR SALVAGE, HOW WOULD YOU TAKE ASSISTENCE FROM OTHERS AND WHAT
CONSIDERATIONS WOULD YOU TAKE.
15- WIND FORCE 8 AND ABOVE, WHAT OBLIGATIONS FOR MASTERS.
16- DANGEROUS DARELICT SIGHTED, WHAT OBLIGATIONS FOR MASTERS.
17- CO2 TO BE FLOODED IN CARGO HOLD NO-1, FULL PROCEDURE.
18- 3RD OFF INFORMED YOU THAT YOUR SHIP IS TURNING TO STBD VERY FAST, TAKE ACTION.
19- HOW WOULD YOU INFORM ALL CREW ABOUT EMERGENCY STEERING DRILL.
20- WHAT IS THE ETA REQUIREMENTS ON BULK CARRIERS.
21- WHAT IS THE REQUIREMENT OF LRIT AND PURPOSE OF LRIT.
22- MINIMUM LENGTH OF TRAWLER, VISIBILITY OF HAULING NETS LIGHTS.
23- ARC OF VISIBILITY OF MASTHEAD LIGHT.
24- WHAT LIGHT WOULD YOU SEE FROM ASTERN OF VESSEL ENGAGED IN PUSHING AHEAD.
25- CARDS: PUSHING AHEAD SEEN FROM PORT SIDE ON MY PORT BOW.
TOWING DRACONE SEEN FROM PORT SIDE ON MY PORT BOW.
TRAWLER HAULING NETS.
FINALLY HE CALLED ME AGAIN ON 19, 23, 24, 26 AND 29 JULY AND THEN HE PASSED ME.
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DATE:

17-07-2013

CANDIDATE:

TASSADUQ HUSSAIN

DURATION:

1 HOUR

RESULT:

FAILED

22- MAGNETIC COMPASS ADJUSTER ONBOARD, WHAT PRECAUTIONS AS MASTER YOU WOULD TAKE.
23- MAGNETIC COMPASS SHOWING LARGE DEVIATION, WHAT WOULD YOU DO AS MASTER.
24- REQUIREMENT FOR SPARE MAGNETIC COMPASS BOWL.
25- MAINTENANCE OF MAGNETIC COMPASS AND ITS BINNACLE.
26- ORDER OF CORRECTING MAGNETIC COMPASS.
27- WHAT IS COEFFICIENT A AND APPARENT A.
28- CARDS: TRAWLER HAULING NETS.
TOWING DRACONE.
PDV CROSSING FROM PORT TO STBD.
TRAWLER SHOOTING NETS (COLOUR OF P FLAG).
TRAWLER UNDER STOPPED OR AT ANCHOR.
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DATE:

17-07-2013

CANDIDATE:

SHER MUHAMMAD KHAN

DURATION:

1 HOUR

RESULT:

FAILED

17- MAGNETIC COMPASS SHOWING 6 DEGREE DEVIATION, WHAT WOULD YOU DO AS MASTER.
18- WHAT IS TENTATIVE SWING.
19- WHAT IS INDUCED B AND INDUCED C.
20- WHAT IS COEFFICIENT A AND APPARENT A.
21- WHAT ARE THE INDICATIONS FOR TRS.
22- VOYAGE FROM CANADA TO BALTIC, WHAT PRECAUTIONS YOU WOULD TAKE AND WHAT YOU GIVES TO
CHIEF OFFICER.
23- 3RD OFFICER INFORMED YOU THAT HE RECEIVED MAYDAY WHAT IS YOUR OBLIGATIONS AS MASTER.
24- DOES TRS POSSIBLE IN MEDITERRANEAN OR NOT.
25- CARDS: TRAWLER OBSTRUCTION.
TRAWLER UNDERWAY STOPPED OR AT ANCHOR.
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DATE:

18-07-2013

CANDIDATE:

MUHAMMAD KASHIF HUSSAIN

DURATION:

1 HOUR 50 MINS

RESULT:

PASSED

1- MASTER OBLIGATIONS UNDER MARPOL.


2- SYNOPTIC CHARTS.
3- PRESSURE FALLS 5MB NEAR MADAGASCAR, ACTION.
4- TRS IN FULL DETAILS.
5- CANADA TO BALTIC VOYAGE, PRECAUTIONS IN WINTER SEASON.
6- ICE PRECAUTIONS.
7- TURNING CIRCLE, ADVANCE, TRANSFER, TACTICAL DIAMETER, PIVOT POINT ETC.
8- ENGINE BREAKDOWN NEAR FRENCH COAST FOR FEW HOURS, ACTION FOR ONSHORE WINDS.
9- ANCHOR WATCH PROCEDURE.
10- STEERING / EMERGENCY STEERING TESTING REQUIREMENT.
11- MASTER, OOW AND RATINGS EXAMS AS PER WHICH CONVENTION.
12- MAYDAY RECEIVED, OBLIGATIONS UNDER SOLAS, EXPLAIN UNABLE, UNREASONABLE AND
UNNECESSARY MEANINGS.
13- WHAT IS CONTINGENCY PLAN.
14- WEATHER FACSIMILE, WHERE TO FIND FREQUENCIES.
15- ICE CLASS, HOW YOU WILL KNOW ABOUT IT AND WHAT WOULD BE THE ICE NOTATION.
16- MAGNETIC COMPASS / TENTATIVE SWING.
17- WHAT IS COEFFICIENT A AND APPARENT A.
18- WHAT IS MSO 2001.
19- EMERGENCY WRECK MARKING BUOU IN FULL.
20- CARDS: TRAWLER UNDERWAY STOPPED OR AT ANCHOR.
TOWING SEEN FROM ASTERN.
RAM MAKING WAY.
PDV CROSSING FROM PORT TO STBD.
FISHING VESSEL WITH GEAR EXTENDING.
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FEED BACK OF OCTOBER 2013

NAME: Mr. IMRAN ALI


RANK: CH.OFF.
ATTEMPT: 1st.
RESULT: FAILED
DURATION: ABOUT 1HR.30 MINS.
DATE: 29-10-13
QUESTIONS:
WHAT IS GENERAL AVERAGE?
2.
WHAT IS PARTICULAR AVERAGE?
3.
WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF P & I CLUB?
4.
OPEN MOORING WHY WE DO?
5.
BAD WEATHER APPROACHING KARACHI ACTION?
6.
ARE DRILLS EFFECTIVE PRACTICALLY ONBOARD?
7.
CONTINGENCY PLAN: WHAT & WHY? GIVE EXAMPLES.
8.
INSURANCE, WHAT IS COVERED?
9.
HOW , PRACTICALLY, YOU WILL AVOID POLLUTION WHILE AT SEA?BEING MASTER?
10.
HOW YOU WILL ENSURE AS A MASTER THE MAINTENANCE OF LSA / FFA?
11.
MAGNETIC COMPASS CARD IS OSCILLATING DURING HEAVY ROLLING, WHAT
CORRECTION TO BE APPLIED?
12.
COMPASS ERROR MAXIMUM LIMIT? DEV. MAX. LIMIT? WHAT ACTION AS A MASTER
WHILE AT SEA?
13.
HOW TO AVOID HEAVY WEATHER DAMAGE?
14.
SYNCHRONISED ROLLING, PARAMETRIC ROLLING, POOPING AND SURF RIDING?
15.
BEACHING, WHY, WHEN AND HOW?
16.
ALL CREW READY FOR ABANDONSHIP AWAITING MASTER ORDER, YOUR ACTION?
17.
YOUR VESSEL UNDER PILOTAGE, HAS COLLIDED WITH A NAVIGATIONAL MARK, YOUR
ACTION AS A MASTER?
18.
CARDS:
1.
Trawler Underway but stopped or at anchor probably 50 m or more
2.
RAM at anchor 50 m or more in length, possibilities what such vessel may be
3.
Pilot vessel 50 m or more in length at anchor
4.
PDV CBD less than 50 m in length
NAME: MR. GHUFRAN
RANK: CH.OFF.
ATTEMPT: 1st
RESULT: FAILED
DURATION: 1HR. APPROX.
DATE: 01-11-13
QUESTIONS:
GMDSS? WHICH TYPE OF ALERTS AND MESSAGES RECEIVED ONBOARD?
DEFINE GROSS TONNAGE?
3.
GT 10,000 VESSEL YOU ARE GOING TO JOIN WHAT YOU EXPECT TO FIND ONBOARD?
4.
MIN. AND MAX. SAFE MANNING CERTIFICATE? FROM WHERE IT IS CALCULATED?
5.
MASTERS RESPONSIBILITY IN CASE OF DISTRESS?
6.
YOUR VESSEL STBD. SIDE HAS COLLIDED WITH OTHER SHIP? WHAT IS YOUR ACTION AS
MASTER?
7.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DISABLE SHIP AND SHIP IN DISTRESS?
8.
NEW DANGER MARKING?
9.
RECEIVED DISTRESS IN NORTH ATLANTIC, ACTION?
10.
SALVAGE?
1.

11.

RAM AND TRAWLER CARDS ?

NAME: FARRUKH SHAHZAD


RANK: CH.OFF.
ATTEMPT: 2nd (1ST DID NOT APPEAR, SO MISSED THE TRAIN AS PHRASED BY CAPT. QASIM SAEED)
DURATION: 45-50 mins.
DATE: 07-11-13
RESSULT: PASSED with ALLAH SUBHAN-AU-TAALAA BLESSING
I ENTERED ROOM AND WISHED AOA AT THE DOOR HE TOLD AT THE SAME TIME TO SIT DOWN, SHIP
WAS IN FRONT OF ME AT THE TABLE. HE TOLD THAT 99% OF CANDIDATES FAIL IN LIGHTS AND ROR
SO HE HAS DECIDED TO CHANGE THE PATTERN OF EXAMINATION TO DO THE LIGHTS FIRST AND
THEN GO FURTHER BUT PASSING LIGHTS DOESNOT MEAN THAT YOU HAVE PASSED THE ORALS. I
SAID RIGHT SIR, THEN BRIEF INTRO OF RANK AND WHEN CLEARED CLASS-II AND HOW LONG HAVE
BEEN SAILING AS CH.OFF?
In most cases, he shows u green light and on the port bow crossing and checks your action
and discuss rules under which action has been validated by the COLREG.
RAM LESS THAN 50 m IN LENGTH MAKING WAY THROUGH WATER SHOWING GREEN
LIGHT ON 3 PTS. PORT BOW ACTION? WHAT POSSIBILITIES COULD THAT VESSEL BE
DOING?
2.
TRAWLER LESS THAN 50 m IN LENGTH HAULING NETS?
PDV ENGAGED IN TOWING LENGTH OF TOW EXCEEDS 200 m, LENGTH OF VESSEL LESS
THAN 50 m. DISCUSSED ABOUT THE FOG SIGNAL MADE BY THE VESSEL BEING TOWED
SAYS IF MANNED AND PRACTICABLE, WHAT IS MEANT BY PRACTICABLE? IT MEANS IF
SOUND SIGNALLING APPLIANCES ARE FITTED AND POWER IS AVAILABLE TO OPERATE THAT.
4.
PDV UNDERWAY MAY OR MAY NOT BE MAKING WAY PROBABLY 50m OR MORE IN
LENGTH SEEN FROM RIGHT AHEAD, 3 PTS. PORT BOW, ACTION?
5.
ANY OTHER POSSIBILITY FOR THE ABOVE CARD?
6.
PDV CBD LESS THAN 50 m IN LENGTH SEEN FROM STBD. SIDE LIGHT SECTOR, 3 PTS.
PORT BOW ACTION? I TOLD HIM ALTER COURSE TO STBD. KEEP VESSEL ON PORT QUARTER
CLEAR THE VESSEL AND RESUME HE WAS NOT HAPPY GAVE HIS ADVICE TO REDUCE RPM
MAY BE BY 1 OR 2 LET HER PASS AND THEN RESUME WITH SAME SPEED. DISCUSSED
VARIOUS ASPECTS LIKE TAKE EARLY ACTION TO ALLOW SUFFICIENT SEA ROOM, DID GO IN
THE RULES TO DISCUSS RULE: 18, 8 (f),16 AND 17. I DID NOT QUOTED THE RULES WORD
BY WORD BUT ONLY THE UNDERSTANDING. HE ALSO GUIDED ME ALONG TO THE ANSWERS
AND THE PHRASES I MISSED OUT.
7.
WHAT IS IMPEDING PASSAGE AND IMPEDING SAFE PASSAGE? WHAT IS MAY AND SHALL
SCENARIOS IN ROR? HE SUGGESTED ME THAT MAY SCENARIO OCCURS FIRST BUT IF YOU
HAVE MISSED THE MAY SCENARIO THEN A SHALL SCENARIO WILL COME WHERE YOU HAVE
NO OTHER OPTION BUT TO TAKE ACTION TO AVOID COLLISION. MAY SCENARIO GIVE YOU A
LITTLE LEEWAY IN LEGAL ASPECT BUT THEN LEAD YOU TO A SHALL SCENARIO WHERE YOU
WILL BE HELD LIABLE FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH ROR. BUT IN BOTH CASES YOU ARE
UNDER OBLIGATION TO TAKE ACTION AND SO YOU DO.
8.
DISCUSSED THE PHRASES SO FAR AS POSSIBLE AND SO FAR AS PRACTICABLE? BUT IN
THESE QUESTIONS HE WAS TRYING TO EXPLAIN THEN TO CHECK MY OWN
UNDERSTANDINGS.
9.
IN DAY LIGHT SITUATION HE PUT A VSL ON MY PORT SIDE CROSSING AHEAD OF ME NOT
TAKING ACTION ASKED ME ABOUT MY ACTION? I GAVE FIVE SHORT AND RAPID BLAST IF HE
STILL NOT TAKING ANY ACTION I WILL ALTER COURSE TO STBD.KEEP THE VSL ON MY PORT
QUARTER CLEAR THE VSL AND THEN RESUME MY COURSE. DISCUSSED WITH THE
RULES.HE ASKED YOU JUST WILL TAKE ACTION YOU WILL NOT DETERMINE THE RISK OF
COLLISION EXISTS OR NOT I TOLD HIM THAT I WILL DEFINITELY DO THAT BUT IF D/OFF WILL
CALL ME ON BRIDGE THEN MOST PROBABLY IT WILL NOT BE IN NORMAL
CIRCUMSTANCES. HE SUGGESTED THE VARIOUS ACTIONS TO ME AND I JUST ACCEPTED
1.

THOSE NOT GONE AGAINST HIS WILL, I DID SUGGESTED THE REDUCTION OF SPEED OF PDV
CBD WHEN HE TOLD ME THAT U MIGHT NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT SEA ROOM AS WELL IN
THAT SCENARIO.
10.
MASTERS OBLIGATION ON RECEIVING A DISTRESS ALERT OR MESSAGE BY ANY MEANS
ON BRIDGE?
11.
REPORTING REQUIREMENT UNDER SOLAS?
12.
FROM WHERE YOU GET THE STANDARD FORMAT FOR REPORTING?
13.
WHAT WAS THE STEERING GEAR SYSTEM ON LAST VESSEL?
14.
HOW OFTEN MANUAL STEERING TO BE TESTED? AS GIVEN IN SOLAS. CH-V REG.24.
15.
WHAT IS THE REQUIREMENT OF EMERGENCY STEERING DRILL TO BE CARRIED OUT?
WHERE IS GIVEN THE REQUIREMENT? I TOLD HIM ABOUT SOLAS CH-V, HE ASKED NOT THE
COMPANY REQUIREMENT WANTED TO HEAR ABOUT THE DRILL SCHEDULE IN SMS.
16.
REPORTING OBLIGATION UNDER MARPOL?
17.
YOU ARE AT BERTH / TERMINAL CHICKSEN BROKE DOWN POLLUTION OCCURRED, YOUR
ACTIONS AS MASTER?
18.
WHAT IS SOPEP?
19.
WHAT ARE DRILLS CARRIED OUT UNDER SOPEP?
20.
WHAT INFORMATION GIVEN IN SOPEP? ACTUALLY HE WANTED TO HEAR ABOUT SOPEP
IN ACTIONS FOLLOWING A POLLUTION INCIDENT WHICH I DID NOT MENTION AND SO
ASKED ME ABOUT SOPEP AND COMMENTED I NEVER HEARD IN YOUR ACTION ABOUT
SOPEP THAT IT WILL BE CONSULTED. BUT WENT FURTHER
21.
ITEMS REQUIRED FOR THE PREVENTION OF OIL POLLUTION UNDER SOPEP?
22.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DISABLE VESSEL AND A VESSEL IN DISTRESS?
23.
WHAT IS UKC? WHY .IS IT EMPHASISED TO CALCULATE UKC AT EVERY LEG OF VOYAGE?
WHICH PUBLICATION CONTAINS A CHAPTER ON UKC?
24.
WHAT IS MANDATORY SHIP REPORTING SYSTEM?
25.
WHAT IS CONTINGENCY PLAN? WHY AND WHERE AND HOW?
26.
YOU ARE FAST ASLEEP AT NIGHT, D/O CALLED YOU ON BRIDGE AND YOU FIND A
SITUATION AS BELOW? YOUR ACTION AS A MASTER?
27.
IN RESTRICTED VISIBILITY D/OFF WAS TAKING CARE OF ALL THE SITUATION AND HE
CALLED YOU ON BRIDGE THAT HE IS CONFUSED WHAT TO DO? YOUR ACTION IN SUCH A
SITUATION ON RADAR IS AS FOLLOWS: HE ASKED TO EXPLAIN WHAT ALL THESE VESSELS
ARE GOING TO DO AND THEN EXPLAIN YOUR ACTIONS
28.
IN RESTRICTED VISIBILITY, YOU HEAR A FOG SIGNAL FWD. OF THE BEAM ACTION? RULE
19 (e).
29.
HOW WILL YOU KNOW THAT THE DANGER OF COLLISION IS OVER IN ABOVE
SITUATION?
30.
SHOWED ME SAFE WATER MARK ASKED ME TO IDENTIFY AND LIGHT CHARACTERISTIC?
31.
LEAVING A PORT HOW YOU WILL PASS THE BUOY?
NAME: KASHIF NOOR
RANK: CH.OFF.
ATTEMPT: 3rd
DURATION: 1HR. 30 MIN.
DATE: 29-10-13
RESULT: FAILED
QUESTIONS
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONSTRUCTION OF A BULK CARRIER AND AN ORE CARRIER?
JUMP / ALTERNATE LOADING ADVANTAGES / DISADVANTAGES?
3.
RAM AT ANCHOR 50 m OR MORE? WHICH SHIPS COULD THAT BE? HE SUGGESTED THAT
IT CAN BE A DREDGER OR U.W.O. WITH NO OBSTRUCTION EXISTING ON ANY SIDE, WHICH
CAN NEVER BE SUCH A VESSEL AS PER COLREG SO DO YOUR HOMEWORK ON THIS AND
CAREFULLY ANSWER OR ARGUE SUCH A RESPONSE.
MINE CLEARANCE VESSEL? SUGGESTED THAT ANSWER SHOULD MENTION THAT IT IS
DANGEROUS TO APPROACH WITHIN 1000 m OF SUCH VESSEL.
1.
2.

VSL AGROUND? FOG SIGNAL SHOULD MENTION ADDITIONAL SIGNAL OF MORSE CODE
FOR LIMA (. _ . .) OR UNIFORM (. . _)
6.
VSL NOT UNDER COMMAND?
5.

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MUHAMMAD DANISH
2ND OFFICER
PREVIOUS VESSEL RORO (ADNATCO)
ORAL DURATION 1HR 20 MINTS
Dear Fellas,
Asslam O Alaikum,
When I entered the room Capt Qasim Saeed was having a ship on his table and I Persumed as if he is
gonna ask me about the ROR at first but he started from introduction as to which company I am sailing in
and why still sailing as a 2nd Mate etc. Than the Oral was started in a light mode and he asked a series of
questions asf:
What is FORM C
1.
Which books would be found in Form E and I told him IAMSAR VOL III he asked any more I couldnt
answer so he rotated the question from where to tell that Interco is mandatory and I took it as a clue and
answered him from SOLAS Form E and he moved on.
2.
How you conduct an ISM Survey preparation. And I answered him what was in mind re
documentation and Safety Items and all the stuff and in the middle I Presumed that he is thinking about
another question
3.
He asked me what is the difference between Auditor and Surveyor and I told him that one who
conduct physical checks and auditor checks the documentary record he was not happy with answer but
neither had he suggested anything. It was sure a wrong answer, So he told me that he is not gonna ask
me about the what will happen in vessel collided and actions as he presume this stuff I already know and
he is more concerned abouth the paper work now coz being a master is all about Documentation and
paper work
4.
He asked me about the Magnetic Compass when to correct and I told him about all the possibilities
which you fellas also know about.
5.
He asked me in absence of Magnetic Compass Adjustor what method a Master would use to correct
and I told him Tentative Swing he asked the procedure which I Fully explained.
6.
He asked me about the half deviation correction why to apply which I didnt know but anyhow he
moved on.
7.
He asked me about heeling Error I explained him the error in entirety but he asked how to correct I
told him from Heeling arm Bucket He asked how exactly which I didnt know so he moved on to next one.

8.
He asked me about Oil spill in Karachi who should be informed I told him emergency contact List
form SOPEP. And I also explained a little procedure.
9.
He asked me about STCW Part A and Part B. just the Names if I know it or not not the detail
10. Under what regulation of which convention I am here for exam I told him STCW Chapter 2 but
regulation I didnt remember at that time.
11. He has shown me a Vessel engaged in Towing Dracone I told him the answer he said its not
complete so I told him day signal and fog signal than he told me where dracone will carry the diamond I
told him aft extremity but he was not happy and he said this dracone is spherical so I agreed with him
and told him where it can best be seen than there was a discussion of some rules and actions mainly
about rule 7 and 8 part f I ii iii.
12. He shown me a Trawler more than 50 m and asked about which side is it first I took a while and than
I answered him port side he tried to check concept so he asked me arc of visibility of Mast head Light and
I told him for which he agreed.
13. He has shown me a card of trawler with hauling nets and asked abt day signal I told him Flag and
Cones But he asked me the colour of flag and that was the point where I had to say I DONT KNOW he
passed me a smile and came to debriefing told me about some of my mistakes and rectification
In general I observed it a conducive manner Oral he only looked at me gazing when I really make some
mistake and not to confuse me also when I told him something he nodded and added up some of the
points himself just to guide me through And I totally oblige to his comment That I still need more
experience so Inshalah better luck next time and all the very best to you all May Allah be with you and be
confident and be precise if you dont know something just say it that you dont know and thats all dont
beat about the bush just to get into more trouble.

Muhammad Naeem Akhtar


1. What type of ship you have sailed?

2. What will you check in Loadicator? Especially in large container vessel?


3. What new regulations are in process for containers?
4. What is flag state and port state?
5. Where they are given authority to check ships and under which conventions?
6. Purpose and function of LRIT? Only security or also for safety?
7. Purpose and function of VTIS? What if Master don't follow VTIS?
8. Oxymeter, oxplosimeter, Gas tube detectors? Their maintenance and calibration?
9. How you will ensure that LSA and FFA are maintained up to date?
10. At 2 o clock at night , 2nd officer called and informed that anchor is dragging? your actions?
11. At 1 o clock at night , 2nd officer called and informed your vessel has collided with laden oil tanker in her tank
no. 2?
Your action as Master ? Your fore-peakp is flooded?
12. What is deep water? How you would anchor in deep water and what considerations before anchoring?
13. What is disable ship and what is ship in distress?
14. What is IMDG code? is it mandatory? Which solas chapter?
15. Container segregation in IMDG chapter 7?
16. How you will get information onboard for weather?

17. What is synoptic chart? How do you read it? Where do you find information for synpotic chat symbols?
18. GPS positioning errors? How you ensure position fixing done by duty officers are safe?
19. How will you arrange navigtional watches on bridge / at anchor / at sea?
20. What is extended letter of protest?
21. Weather condition 7 to 8? How will you turn your vessel in such situation?
22. Loadline mark at centre is touched but fwd and aft have not reached summer? Can you load further?
23. What information you will check before loading IMDG conatiners onboard?
24. What vessels are obliged not to impede the passage in TSS/Narrow channel?
25. How will you identify the vessels less than 20 meters?
26. What is May scenario and what is shall scenario?
27. Rule 17 - Complete understanding?
28. Rule 19 - Three Situations?
29. Trawler less than 50 mtrs, making way , stbd side, hauling net? Hauling net light visibilty?
30. Golf and papa flags? Thier morse codes?
31. V/l towing less than 50 mtrs in length, tow 200 meters or less?
32. Mineclearance v/l , less than 50 meters , seen from ahead?
33. Buoys? New danger mark? Is new mark added in IALA?

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IMRAN ALI
Passed
3rd Attempt
Tanker
1) What is lien, how many types, give example of maritime lien.
2) What is general average?
3) Who will declare general average? Examples of general average.
4) How many types of charters, give details of bare boat charter.
5) In bare boat charter can registry of ship be changed?
6) Heavy weather encountered action as master.
7) Turning in heavy weather.
8) Life raft overboard in heavy weather, action as master.
9) Heavy weather precautions.
10)
What is BOW height?
11)
If you have to Hogg or sag your ship what you will prefer.
12)
Why sagging preferred.
13)
Who will exemption to a ship flag state or classification society?
14)
Damage stability criteria.
15)
Permeability.
16)
How many consecutive starts of main engine requirement.

17)
18)
19)
20)
21)

From where youget information of Ship maneuvering characteristics.


Restricted visibility four ships right ahead and one on stbd beam. Action reduces speed.
Towing vessel on 4 points Port Bow.
Ram vessel on 4 points port bow.
East Cardinal Mark.

Khalid
Time,0915 to 1010,hrs
Result: Fail.
1, card towing vessl on port bow.
2, restricted visibility 2 v/l port bow 1v/l stbd bow and one on stbd beam.
3,Rule no.2 ful which I not remeber.
4.Last v/l bulk carrier cargo coal
5, name of all coal cargo which I not remeber.
6,can you load iron ore.
7,where you get information you can load iron ore hig density cargo.
8,Can you load corn cargo grain
9, where you get information you can load grain.
10, What you youkonw about IMSBC CODE.
11,precaution loading coal
12,is it same precaution for the all coal cargo.
13,where you get the coal cargo is danger.
14,What is convention
15,What is code and recomondation.
16,is code is mandetory.
17, STCW CONVENTION OR CODE
18,How many code of stcw .
Name: M Farooque
2nd attempt
Fail
1 Hour 45 min.
1. Heavy weather precautions.
2. LRIT, requirement, purpose. Purpose I told him to provide effective SAR services, detailed
information by QasimSaeed that it is not for SAR, it is for security reasons, it is a paid service.
3. Ram vessel crossing from port, identification and full action.
4. Towing vessel crossing from port.
5. Trawler Hauling nets card. Color of Golf flag.
6. Flags Z, p colors.
7. GZ curve of two vessels which one you will prefer comments with respect to GM, area under
GZ etc. (Curve of stiff and tender vessel).
8. How you will make watches for port/sea/anchor
9. Restricted visibility 2 targets, 1 on port bow & 1 on stbd bow action.
10.Meaning of flag Z, G, P.
11.How you will come to know which publications are mandatory for a particular vessel.
12.New amendments to STCW.
13.ALRS volumes, contents.
14.3/off called you, vessel has collision, actions
15.Rule 19, various discussions.
16.Rule 8 discussions
17.Safe water buoy, identification, lights, I said iso, he said what is iso, make proper words like
isophase, occulting, donot say iso, occ etc., uses of safe water buoy.
18.How new danger is marked, lights etc. purpose.
19.Responsibity as a master, what is meaning of master.

20.Info about IBC code.


21.MLC convention
22.Convention ratified by Pakistan.
23.Difference between unsafe & unseaworthy vessel.
24. There were 3 OOW, u has lost one, and now your vessel is unseaworthy or unsafe.
25.Safe manning certificate.
26.What certificate issue under annex 2- Marpol.
27.LSA/ GMDSS, ISGOTT code are mandatory or not, how you will know which code is mandatory.
28.General about AMVER, AUSREP, INSPIRE etc
29.What is SOPEP, purpose, contents.
30.Little bit ISM.
31.What is polar code.
32.What is Lien, how many types of liens.

ADNAN SOHAIL
2ND ATTEMPT
1. CARDS cbd 3 points port bow
Trawler 3 points port bow.
2. Restricted Visibility situation. (showed a situation in which action required stopping of own
vessel)
3. Magnetic Compass
a. When we will check for deviations
b. All coefficients explain.
4. ALRS (all 8 volumes names and contents)
5. Notice To Mariners (contents)
6. Mandatory Reporting (was asking about AUSREP,ISPIRE etc)
7. IAMSAR Volume 3 contents
8. Passing east of Australia due to bad weather lifebuoy lost what kind of message to be
transmitted and to whom to send the message. (urgency or safety, send to ships in vicinity
and MRCC not to Coast station)
9. TRS approaching signs and avoiding actions.
10.What r the mandatory publications.
11.Contents of NP 100
12.Weather charts coding and decoding. How u will do and where u will get the information.
13.All navigational equipments required under SOLAS for different sizes of vessels.
14.LRIT purpose and requirement.
15.SSAS purpose
16.Precautions required in bad w/x
17.VDR purpose and requirement
18.Steering gear tests required and at what frequency
19.Emergency drills frequency of conducting.
Syed Hyder Raza
Passed
3rd Attempt
Tanker
He called me twice. First time he took 1h45m and second time it was about 50m. I may have
missed/added questions in the feedback as some questions comes in your mind after few days. If
you will be facing him for the first time than my advice is that dont try to prove yourself right on
points in which you are in doubt. Give you answers precisely/shortly and dont add things from your
own, otherwise he will catch you and will go deep in that section. He normally dont appreciates and

try to make you confuse and check your confidence level. He never asks to quote you the rule but if
you want to give reference than use proper words as mentioned in rules. Best of Luck.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

STCW introduction (basic features and recent ammendments)


Maritime Lien (just definition)
Heavy weather precaution as Master
What is residual error in sextant
IMDG code basics (volume contents only with dimensions of playcard and label)
Why we dont rely on GPS near coast. (because visual sites are more reliable)
At sea why cant we only rely on GPS (He wants to listen that we will cross check with sights)
GPS errors and accuracy (I told the accuracy is +-20m for GPS and +-10m for DGPS, he
agreed on that)
9. SAR patterns
10.Garbage throwing requirements (I told him that we can throw only food waste from Jan13
onwards, but he was reluctant and kept telling me the old requirements, so I didnt make him
angry on that)
11.Garbage special areas
12.Precautions before tentative swing
13.Mandatory publications onboard (I told him as per flag state requirement because on IMO
website its mentioned that ship has to follow flagstate, plus pubs mentioned in SOLAS V)
14.CLC certificate under which convention (CLC Convention, dont mention any other convention)
15.Difference between LOP and NOP
16.Latest amendments regarding ECA (0.1%Sulphur from Jan15)
17.TRS avoiding action in Northern hemisphere
18.Trawler probably more than 50m underway/stopped or at anchor. (he always ask the aspect
so be prepared for that)
19.NUC card
20.Towing dracon card
21.Towing RAM (use proper wording as per rule three for towing ram otherwise he will get angry)
22.Mine clearence from port side
23.CBD three points on port bow and crossing who is give way? (I told about rule 18, thn he
moved on and asked that what action cbd would take if I wont take action? I answered that
she will remain obliged to take action if I wont take action and will reduce speed.
24.Trawler end on
25.Sailing vessel (he asked for the length, I told him we cant tell the length unless side lights are
combined, he agreed)
26.Fishing vessel with gears extending 150m
27.He discussed about Rule 9 (main thing which he wanted to listen is FAIRWAY not FAIRWAY
BUOY, which we always quote as fairway buoy)
28.North cardinal buoy without top mark, heading north action? (I told him that we are already in
Point Of Interest, therefore I will immediately take all way off by reversing my course because
that is the only safe route known to me within that danger zone)
29.Preffered channel buoy without top mark
30.Flag and morse code for pair trawling (he told me that normally class I guys dont realize the
imprtance of this)
31.Flag and morse code for G, P
32.Nav lights visibility as per length (ranges given in rule are minimum/atleast)