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CAPT PANIGRAHI

1) WHAT IS VERIFICATION AS PER CHAPTER 9 OF SOLAS.

2) WHAT IS SUSPENSION OF INSPECTION? ( HE ALSO ASKS WHAT IS RES 882


AMENDMENTS TO PORT STATE )

he also ask, what all Q asked by PSC when coming onboard. ( tell him he ask
ship particulars to apply conventions while doing audit )

3) FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF gmdss

4) WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF QUATERING SEAS. ( SAY ALL POOPING / SURFING /
BROACHING). WHAT ACTION TO TAKE.

5) QUOTE RULE 8. HE ALSO ASK 2, 10 AND 19.

6) SITUATION CROSSING FROM PORT TO STBD.....NORMAL VISIBILITY. ( ONE SHORT


BLAST ALTER COURSE AND PASS ASTERN, WHY NOT REDUCE SPEED??.....COS OPEN
WATERS.....)

7) REQUIREMENTS FOR CHEMICAL TANKERS.

8) WHAT IS INSTPECTION AND ENQUIRIES OF MSA......) START WITH CAPTER


12.....AND DEFINITION OF CASUALTY )

9) WHATS IS MSA ACT?

10) WHAT IS COLLISION REQUIREMENTS AS PER MSA........??

11) DESEASED SEAMAN ......MSA?? ( DONT FORGET ABT MEDICAL OFFICER SIGNATURE
IN OFFICIAL LOG )

12) AMENDMENTS OF MSA...2007 AND 2003.

13) LOF95

14) WHAT IS P&I ROLE FOR OIL POLLUTION? HE WANTS TO HEAR ABT CLC .....

15) WHAT IS HARMONISATION OF CONTINGENCY PLAN. A852.

16) TELL ME ALL ABT IAMSAR. ( START WITH OBLIGATION TO ASSIST.)

17) diff between piracy and armed robbery.

Panigrahi(june2009)
Res.852
ibc/igc
amndmnts to msa
amndmnts to psc
elements of gmdss
last n new amndmnt with rgds to ro-ro vsl
solas ch-9
px vsl going to sail in area not hvg SAR facility,action
piracy /armed robbery diff?latest amendments
what is imo?wkg procedure?hw rules passed

capt panigrahi(june2009)
1)sections of msa, word by word
2)collision with reference to msa?(with rgds to colregs)
3)hw msa came about
Only 3 qs were asked n result fail

capt panigriri > > First attempt> >


ism code reso 741(18)?> chapter 9 solas details?
> psc inspection as per what conventions?>
Damage control plan?
> general emergency alarm?
> quote rules 2,8,9,15,19?
> situations:- pd v/l right ahead ur on cbd action?
> fog signal right astern?
> crossing situation stbd to port action?
> quote all flags?
> M.O.B in english channel action?
> all certificates onboard?
> what certificates will get affected as per change of flag?
> resolution 852 in detail?
> hague ,hague visby rules and hamburg?
> P & I clubs?
> CLC and Fund convention?> fog signal of vessel at anchor?> registration of
ships?
> details regarding IBC code ?
> Certificate of fitness details?
> SMPEP contents?

External: Capt Panigrahi, in presence> of capt Uppal in his> cabin.


Cleared 1st attempt.

1. As soon as i went in, he asked me to sit and asked how was my preparation.
I replied good n i m prepared
2. started with, What is MTD.
3. What is CTD. Difference bet> MTD/CTD.
4. Who can become MTO.
5. What info in MTD n what are its> liabilities.
6. How can i send a package from New> Delhi to USA interiors.
7. How many legs this is divided into.> 1st: New delhi to> Mumbai, 2nd Mumbai
to USa n 3rd inside> USa interiors.
8. How many modes of transport can we use in MTO.
9. What happens if the consignment is damaged and where it is damaged we dont
know? how much liability?
10. If we know it is damaged in 1st> leg, how much liability?
11. If we know it is damaged in 2nd> leg, how much liability?
12. If we know it is damaged in 3rd> leg, how much liability?
13. Which rules apply out at sea when> you have to send> consignment from new
delhi?
14. Which rules apply when you ship a> cargo under b/l from> Mumbai? ----
Indian Cogsa.
15. From which rules is Cogsa drafted> from?
16. Has india ratified Hague-> visby?
17. What ammendments has India> ratified?
18. Difference between Hague/ Hague> visby?
19. what other rules can apply to> B/L?
20. what is Hamburg rules?
21. Has india ratified Hamburg? why?
22. Showed me about 7 cards in random.
23. Can you Quote rule 2,7,6
24. res. Vis, on Radar, one target 2 point to port bow, 2 points to stbd bow,
one right astern.
-- Quoted rule 19, then said ascertain CPA, TCPA and take actions accordingly.
Said the one which is right astern is the one having least TCPA.
25. Situations.... Good visibility.Own P.D.V., one P.D.vessel crossing from
port side 0.5 miles. one vessel stbd beam 0.5 miles open seas. Which rules
apply? I said, rules 13, for vsl on my stbd side, rule 15 crossing from port
side. Then i said, rule 17 Actions by stand on vessel. Rule 2 Responsibilities.
Finally i will go as per rule 2. Wanted to give him the whole scenario, abt how
would i go for accessing the situation. Then i said, as a master i would be
aware of my vsls manouvering characteristics, and 0.5 Nm would be too closes to
alter and to avoid collision. I will give full astern, crash stop manoeuvres.
as well as all actions possible to avoid collision. If it is apparent then i
will take actions to avoid collision.
25. Masters responsibility after> collision.
26. Why P & I,----- 1/4th> collision clause.
27. What all covers does P & I give. Which covers and which cert? ... wanted to
know about blue card and about wreck removal? Wreck removal cover or
certificate? Its certificate, went through IMO site for wreck removal.
28. Which dry dock will you prefer?> Why?
29. What is graving dock? Have you been to graving dock? As a master what
precautions you will take? How will be your> approach for preparing, give me
analytical way. I spoke about critical path analysis technique for preparation
and drawn same on rough paper. Then what will be my day to day duty at dry
dock. I said, 1st Safety of my crew, a meeting held daily with dept heads n
discuss with them the days proceedings n followups. Will involve Bosun, pumpman
n fitter at times to see if they need something?
30. Master loading fully ref gas carrier. how opns take place. Masters dep
checklist? How will i know if storm is approaching in port? I had read storm
signals and told him about it.
31. Then came what is Investigation and inquiry? its P.I. and Formal
investigation? all about it. Then who conducts P.I.? Does P.O. goes himself? I
said person appointed by him? Can he appoint you? If he appoints you how will
you conduct an Inquiry? I spoke about resolution giving guidelines to Inquiry.
and its contents. 32. Then what are contingencies and how is it developed. I
spoke about Res A.852(20). Asked for pen n paper, n said it even contains
pollution,which is developed under MEPC 86 (44) Made the SOPEP graph and wrote
6 modules for structure.
33. I m a master of a foreign flag vessel, passing Somalian waters what
precautions. I told him about, Res A.1004(25). Each flag state will develop
their own safety procedures for vessel. and other contents. And told him, in
Indian context. 2 circulars given by DG. One Jan 2007 and latest Nov 2008. And
told in brief about Jan 2007 contents and Nov 2008 contents. He wanted to know
about Safety corridor by Coalition warships. India part of UN countries. Thus
india too patroling Somalian waters. And what reportings? In a format
prescribed in Nov 2008. reporting prior entry, at entry n immediately after
exit, to DG 24 X 7 room. also other manning agents duty if employing indian
crew to report in their database. And reduce polling to 1 hr. I was sent out.
Called inside again in 2 mins, asked which company i was employed with. Told me
i have been reported good and passed. Hope this would help you n others

 capt panigriri First attempt


 ism code reso 741(18)? chapter 9 solas details?
 psc inspection as per what conventions?
 Damage control plan?> > general emergency alarm?
 quote rules 2,8,9,15,19?
 situations:- pd v/l right ahead ur on cbd action?
 fog signal right astern?> > crossing situation stbd to port action?
 quote all flags?
 M.O.B in english channel action?
 all certificates onboard?
 what certificates will get affected as per change of flag?
 resolution 852 in detail?
 hague ,hague visby rules and hamburg?
 P & I clubs?> > CLC and Fund convention?
 fog signal of vessel at anchor?
 registration of ships?
 details regarding IBC code ?
 Certificate of fitness details?
 SMPEP contents?
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CAPT.P KUMAR
1)TYPE of vsl sailed/details/cargo carried
2)crude oil properties?(maya crude- high h2s content,pyrophoric comb,…..)
3)in what all condition psc inspctn?(all incldg incase of major psc defect
report )
4)u r proceeding for rescue,preparation other than reporting
5)what is scramble net?(gangway,cargo net)
6)in rx wx will u lower l/boat
7)mob stb’d side,action
8)in rv ,what turn
9)willianson turn(lot of cross qs on 7,8 n 9)
10)hw to make ur self legal master
11)new procedure for endorsing master on COR
12)emg wreck marking signal,does it show on radar,if yes then how?(blue n white
strip buoy with yellow cross top mark,yellow n blue occ light.CHECK THIS ANSWER
)
13)R.V.what all condition can u alter to port.
14)o/tkg diff as per rule 19 n rule 13
15)diff hamburg n hvisby
16)imdg-classes

capt p.kumar(june2009)
trs?wx/action……
hague-hv rules
snubbing the vsl?(if vsl loses steering n danger on port side then can use
st’bd anchor to swing vsl to stb’d n then use eng to head away fm danger)
imdg
ibc code?ch.17 layout n 1st chemical on list
clc/fund/supp
helicopter operation/reference/procedure
can tanker load grain?(yes if hv doa)
procedure for ldg grain

Date: 15 Feb 2010


Capt Saggi & Capt. Khambatta

1) You are taking over a brand new ship from yard, how will you implement ISM on board?
(Don’t forget to mention about DOC. Once system activated call for Survey).
2) What will be issued after Survey?
Ans: Interim Safety Management Certificate.
3) What is expiry date of Interim Certificate?
Ans: 6 months
4) When & how a SMS certificate will be issued?
Ans: After you are sure that SMS has been completely implemented, call for another survey, after
which a SMS cert will be issued.
5) How will you prepare for PSC Inspection?
6) What is the procedure for detention?
7) What are clear grounds & sub-standard ships?
8) Is lack of documents Detainable Deficiency?
9) What are the contents of Certificate of Registry?
10) GT/NT stated in the Tonnage certificate is different from the one that is engraved on the ship’s
bulkhead. Why? And which is right figure?
Ans: In yard many ships are built with slight difference in tonnage capacity. So the one mentioned
in the certificate is the correct one.
11) When can you not proceed for assistance in as distress alert call?
12) You are anchored in Singapore Strait with lots of other v/l anchored close to you. You get
heavy Wx warning. Action? Ans. I will consider anchoring in open space
13) Your company is not happy with your decision of re-anchoring due to consumption of fuel.
Will you still re-anchor?
Ans: Yes, Safety First. Master has over-riding authority in case of Safety matters.
14) Let’s say you drop your plan to re-anchor & wind picks up. Action?
Ans: Use engine. Drop Second anchor.
15) How will you drop second anchor?
Ans: Since there is not much of a sea- room, use engine & heave 1st anchor till just touching the
bottom. Slightly swing the vessel, to open up the angle between 2 anchors and pay out both anchors
as u slowly fall back.
16) You are entering Sudan / Somalia Piracy area? Action?
17) Will you lock accommodation doors, as safety is compromised?
Ans: Safety has priority Security. However door can be locked from inside.
18) One of your crew does not want to transit this area. Action?
Ans: This area has been marked as high risk area, and as per most of the flag state requirements,
any crew who doesn’t want to transit this area can be repatriated to home town at owner’s
expenses.
19) You are on a tanker at port. You see oil sheen around your vessel. Action?
Ans: Reporting as per Marpol & MSA.
20) Cadet comes & complains that Ch. Off has man-handled him. Action?
Ans: Calm down cadet. Call ch. Off, verify the allegation, and if true make an entry in OLB as per
MSA.
21) What type of sewage treatment plant was on your last ship? If your sewage treatment plant
stops working, what will you do?
Ans: Collect in Holding Tank.
22) Fire in Engine room. Head count taken, 2 persons missing, fire getting out of control. Already
2 searches carried out. Action?
Ans: If time permits carry out search as many times as possible till flooding eminent. Prior
flooding, Call Ch. Eng & Ch. Off, inform them of the situation, make an entry in the OLB with
their signatures. Inform Company & flood.
23) Why call C/O & C/E?
Ans: So that later during Casualty investigation you are not to be blamed for inappropriate search
etc.
24) What is Mortgage Certificate?
Ans: It is a security against a Loan.
25) Cargo completed 14th Feb 2350 hrs, B/L produced to you with date 15th on it. Action?
Ans: Not to sign any pre/post dated B/l.
26) What is the implication of signing post dated B/L?
Ans: Laytime calculation. Demurrage/Dispatch.
27) What precautions will you take prior signing a B/L?
28) Shipper asks for a Clean B/L. Action?
Ans: Brief Ch. Off & duty off, not to load any faulty, damaged, etc cargo. However if such cargo is
loaded & in any case inform owners & P&I Correspondents.
29) Ships figure is more than B/l Figure. Action?
Ans: it can be mistake. However some amount of difference (as stated in Charter Party) is allowed.
Still more difference inform Owners & P&I Correspondents.
30) You are on foreign flag V/L. Your & other crew wages are not payed. Action?
Ans: Maritime Lien
31) For how many months of wages you can have Maritime Lien?
Ans: As stated in MSA / Flag state.
32) At night RCC calls you & informs that your EPIRB is activated. Action?
ASM ORAL QS JUNE2009
Date-01-06-2009
Internal examiner-Capt.Awasthi External examiner-Capt.Khambata
1. Cert of registry, legal significance, contents in detail
2. IOPP cert details, form A and form B contents
3. EPIRB sending out false signal, action
4. Second officer is signed off and u are not complying with safe manning
cert,action
5. Night 2 o’clock second officer on watch reports that duty AB wants to go
down for tea ,action
6. What all times can a single person be on bridge watch, as per which
regulation
7. Restricted visibility, radar operational u hear fog signal right astern,
whose duty to keep clear.
8. Fire in the engine room what is ur action, one motor man missing and fire
out of control, ur action
9. Why is spray preferred to jet during fire fighting
10. Vessel stemming the tide, and now u want to turn the vessel using tugs and
engines,
11. Lof 1995 and 2000 difference
12. At discharge port if someone comes with duplicate bill of lading ur action
13. At discharge port if someone comes with second/third original bill of
lading ur action
14. Discharge criteria of oil from cargo spaces
15. Wrt gas carrier what all protection devices are fitted in cargo pump to
prevent it from damage.
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Khambhatta(JUNE2009)

1) Checks before issuing SMC & DOC


2) ISM audit procedure
3) What is observation incase of observation what is action
4) What is NC & Major NC give 5 examples
5) Action in case of Major NC & NC
6) Hole seen in the cap of portable extinguisher, why?
7) Many old Co2 cartages lying on ship how to check good or bad
8) MOB in English Channel at 100 hrs temp below 5 deg c? Action. Now 1900 hrs
getting dark, when to abort rescue
9) Vessel in ur vicinity in distress? Conditions u will not go for assistance.
Legal entries in OLB
10) Beaching and grounding? Action in case of grounding? ( mention ERS)
11) Stowaway on board what is action
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asm orals 03/12/09 d.g. shipping


capt. Saggi ext: capt jairam (ex dg, presently in searland)

formal introduction, information exchange regarding company, no. of caonracts


as mate, etc.

1. list all statutory certs and as per what convention?

2. what precautions/checks would u carry out before entring english channel,


after a lont trans-atlantic voyage-coming from brazil?

3. what are the functional requirements of the gmdss equipment onboard?

4. what is a concentrated port state control inspection?

5. wht is iopc fund? who contributes towards the fund? limitation of liability?

6. what precautions will you take before entring the gulf of aden?

7. wht precautions will you take for piracy prone areas?

8. stbd hand latrel mark

9. region b - prefered channel to stbd

10. v/l ram dredging with safe side on the port side - action, day signal,
sound signal.

11. what is lof 2000? article 13, article 14?

12. wht is scopic?

13. information available on the wheel house poster?

result : passed, time : 40 min

other questions asked by him to other asm candidateds from ari - delhi

1. mine clearance vessel - card


2. pump room flooding - actions?

3. oilspill on deck , vessel at berth in us waters - actions?

4. information available on the fire control plan?

5. collision with a fishing vessel by indian vessel in u.s. waters?

6. marine board - composition, powers etc?

questions asked on tuesday 01/12/09

1. ammendments to msa 1958 - 59 of 2003 - prevention and containment of


pollution of the sea by oil.

2.iopp certificate form a and form b - diffrence?

3. details of indian articles of agreement?

4. details of lrit.

5. fixed co2 system - how much empty can the co2 bottles be? i.e. minimum
weight required? or max loss allowed?

other usefil information

1. tuesdays - capt baweja

2. wednesdays - capt panigiri

3. thursdays - capt jairam , capt miranda

some questions asked by capt miranda

1. what is pyrophoric oxidation?

2. fire onboard all fixed co2 system bottles used up, v/l departed port 3 days
ago, action?

3. v/l aground - action?

4. iopc fund?

5. you are on a loaded tanker - get smell of rotten eggs on deck - action?

Inline Attachment Follows: orals.txt


Internal : Capt. Shukla & External : Capt. Bhatia

1. Introduction / last company / How many contracts as a mate / how much time
as a mate /
when did u pass ur mates / from where u did ur pre-sea training (by Capt.
Shukla).

2. Cargo carried on ur last ship & from where to where?

3. What precautions u will take while carrying steel slabs?

4. What arrangements of fire fighting u have on ur last vessel?

5. Fire in cargo hold, Action?

6. Taking over as master?

7. UR joining as a master on a new management ship all crew is new & u have to
prepare a
muster list what publications u will consult?
8. Give 3 examples of rights of Master & Crew which are similar for both &
which master is having & crew doesn't have.

9. Documents which master signs on behalf of owners, give 5 examples?

10.Open moor?

11.Scopic?

12.Difference Between Hague / Hague Visby rule?

13.How will u cancel a distress alert which was sent mistakenly?

14.How much is turning circle of the vessel?

15.Which IMO resolution will give information regarding turning circle?

16.What is Detention?

17.Give 3 examples of detention from bridge & engine room?

Internal : Capt. Uppal External : Capt. Bhatia(june2009)

General questions - where U did SMS course etc

1. Taking over as master


2. Make a new muster list onboard , previous muster list not available , what
all publications U will refer ?
3. ROR situations - RV : ship right astern action , crossing situations -
action as per what rules
4. Card - NUC + Aground - can U alter to port ?
5. Short round turn
6. Stbd side along side - 1 tug - current from astern - Berth is on the stbd
side
7. PSC comming onboard , how will U prepare ?

capt avasthi
1 define oil as per marpol
2 is palm oil a oil as per the definition
3 what is in the passenger ship safety certificate
4 name all the chapters of solas AND the certificates required by each

sorry, u have failed bye bye see u next time


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Nayandas(june2009) Internal : Awasti External : Bhatia
1) Vessel at Singapore anch taking over as a master for 1st time
2) Dept Singapore POB, pilot says no maneuvering diagram on Bridge action as
mater
3) What is Res 781 ( 15 ) its abt maneuvering std.
4) What are amend to above res. Mainly amendment contains stopping distance of
15 ships length can be increased to 20 ships length for bigger ship
5) Quote rule 2/8/19 word by word
6) ROR R.V Radar operational, open waters, 1 vessel crossing port side, one
crossing stbd and one right astern state action
7) Will u trust radar in above situation
8) Will u ascept damage container as a master? If no where it is written
9) If shipper gives indemnity will u accept the damage container?
10) Berth the vessel port side alongside, stern current 2 knots, one tug
11) What is GA
12) One container damage on deck weather GA applicable or not
13) What power given to PSCO?
14) Detainable deficiency under PSC
15) Account of statement under PSC
16) ROR cards Day signal & with Flag
17) Chief cook complains to much noise in cabin state action
18) 2nd officer sleeping on Bridge state action
19) What all condition master can conduct an investigation
20) Latest amnd to MARPOL
Bhatia:
1) Take over as master explain procedure
2) Entries in OLB afterwards
3) Chief cook complains hot cabin, action
4) Note of protest- defn/what/when to make/how
5) Latest amendment to marpol
6) Reaching port tomorrow? PSC coming on board, action
7) Berth vessel portside? Astern current, one tug, on shore wind
8) OLB entries
9) When is master is seamen? Give example
10) (R.V.) A fog signal on stbd quater, can not detect on radar due to blind
sector? Action
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ORAL QUESTIONS – Girish. G. Devrani Date : 04/06/09 (D.G Shipping)


Capt . Avasthi (Internal) and Capt. Miranda(External)

1) Tell masters duties as per SOLAS Chapt. 9 ?


2) How will u prepare for PSC Inspection at your next port ?
Various cross questions in this ? Do mention about IMO Res 787 and 882
3) How will u prepare for a Ship construction renewal survey ?
4) Ship transiting gulf of Aden , tell everything u will be doing ?
Ans: Tell all about MARLO, MTO, D.G shipping reporting as per
D.G circular, also about safety corridor and naval convoy
5) How far is the naval ship from the convoy, distance wise ?
6) 2nd mate calls u on bridge as he has reported that he has seen two red
lights and a
white light ? ur action as a master ?
Ans : tell all about MSA section wise masters duties and also make refrence to
SOLAS chpt 5
7) I said I will go on reverse course, so he asked which side will u turn and
why ?
Ans : port side because turn is shorter.
8) Shipping casualty ?
9) How will u come to know how many radio personel are required on board ?
10) Tell all you know about IAMSAR ?
11) What means of fire fighting is provided on an the pump room of an oil
tanker ?
12) Expansion ratios for high expansion and low expansion foam ?
13) Other details about foam fire fighting medium ?
14) What other means of fire fighting present in the pump room ?
15)What is phyrophoric oxidation ?
16) Tell all about LOF 2000?
17) All about Multi modal transport ?
18) All about Fund convention ?
19) U only have a radar , no ARPA u see a vessel on your prt bow bearing
constant distance reducing ?
ans : Tell about radar plotting, he gives a paper and asks u to plot it and
find weather u r 22.5 degrees abaft the beam
20) Radar plotting , various cross questions ?
21) Fog signals of aground vessel , RAM, NUC.
22) Various cards mostly day signal cards ?
23) Other simple situations with ship models ?
24) Special area machinery space discharge ?
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RAJESH NAIR(12-06-2009) 1ST ATTEMPT(PASS) 1645-1740hrs
INTERNAL:CAPT AWASTHI(all qs asked by him)
1)which company
2)name of owner of company
3)r u ready to take command?yes
4)i am outgoing master,u r taking over master,take over fm me?along with other
details,he wants u to say about psc & flag state inspection file
5)u hv not yet taken over n outgoing master infms u that cargo safety equip
cert.expiring tmrw,(incldg ext period),he has also not infmd company?action
6)u hv taken over and l/raft cert exp tmrw?(5 mnth ext period as per solas &
permission fm flag state )
7)u find gangway damaged,action?(carry out enquiry for finding ROOT CAUSE of
problem)
8)psc boards and abt to gv 30-33 defiencies?(use my PR skills to convince him
that ,I will rectify most of the defects,BASICALLY CONVINCE HIM TO REDUCE THE
NOS OF DEFIECNCY IN FORM B,as it goes on record)
9)4th container fm top on deck,ch/off reports smoke action
10)container contains bromine
11)hw to refer imdg
12)gulf of kutch,collision,2 casualty on other vsl n 3 casualty on own
vsl,action?(tell him ALL action-alarm/msa/radio med /med evac/posn
fix/sounding/w/t doors/strong current/grounding…….)
13)ur hdg 000 n u get distress vsl sinking 090,dist 150nm,action?
14)when will u abandon vsl
15)will u gv notice of abandonement?(I asked hm whether he is asking me an
insurance qs,he said I m trying to confuse u,so I tld him NOA as per insurance)
16)indiscipline onbd?he wants to hear - warning/then fine/then get him off the
vsl along with olb entries
Capt awasthi is looking fr a confidence,so look n answer confidentally

Vinay(june2009)
Internal : Shukla External : Baweja
1) ISM : do u know Res 741 (18), tell me abt it, how many chapter, tell me
something abt it
2) Tell me something abt chapter 5 ( he wants overriding authority)
3) ISM def
4) Def of NC & Major NC
5) ISPS, security level def, DOS/ level 3 duties of last ship, ask abt SSP who
was last SSO on ur last ship, his duties
6) Certification Cargo ship safety equipment certificate plus passenger ship
safety equipment certificate. Form E & P, contents of form E & P. he asks abt
columns, heading and sub heading
7) HSCC detail, intermediate and renewal survey
8) Ice nav. Ask me to write abt all precautions I answer as per danton & also
mentioned BTM
9) ROR situation : He wants action as per which rule
1) Own ship , port quarter, target vessel, normal visibility, state action,
alter course to stbd ans given by me
2) Own ship, one vessel crossing from port side action
3) R. V. radar operational one vessel on port side, one on stbd and one on
right ahead, stbd is most dangerous state action ans : BOLD alter course to
port
4) TSS CBD crossing port side ans : reduce speed past stern of vessel

10) Port side along side stbd side along side 3knots speed /all speed/all line
in sequence
11) Casualty what is practical ans, he wants photo evidence, OLB
12) Hague and Hague visby rule
13) Co2 requirement n maintenance as per SOLAS

Shukla :

1) Container Vessel wind age area, 2 NM from anchor area what speed to
maintain, I answer 2 knots, he said engine failure now what ( gave all
answer ),
2) River port berth along side, no tug no pilot state action
3) Beaching, what is planned beaching also give example and when to beach

15th Jan 2010


Capt. Saggi questions by capt. Jha
he started with briefing of previous ship and company.
1. what is LLM convention?
2. How will you take over as a Master of a Container ship?
3. Which all certificates are required to be carried on a container ship?
list them with conventions and validity?
4. What will you check in a Safe manning Certificate?
5. what is the procedure/precautions for loading IMDG class 7 cargoes?
6. Are you authorized to load such cargoes?
7. Action in case of fire due to radio active cargoes.
8. What precautions you will tell your chief officer to take while loading,
during voyage and prior discharging reefer cargo containers?
9. how will you ensure that reefer cargo temperatures are monitored properly.
10. what precautions you will take while loading imdg cargo?
11. one AB reports cargo leaking from a container action?
12. what are the factors affecting ship handling?
13. how will you know if your vessel is complying with Weather criterion?
14. what is interaction? bank cushion and bank suction effect?
15. what is propeller bias?
16. What is the working principle behind Bow thruster?
17. Berth a Vessel Stbd side with the help of bow thruster, offshore wind.
18. Double bank your vessel with a storage tanker.
19. what all precautions and items are required for double banking as per OCIMF
guidelines.
20. you are anchored off shanghai, what precautions you will tell your watching
keeping officers to take while on anchor watch?
21. another vessel comes and collides with your vessel, action?
22. what if there is an oil spill?
23. how will you safeguard your and your owners interest?
24. how will you decide on your port of refuge?
25. how will you decide if you should go for towage or salvage?
26. explain LOF 2000 and SCOPIC?
27. what is preliminary and formal investigation? what are the outcomes of such
investigations?
28. do you have rights to appeal against suspension or cancellation of
certificate?
29. where can you make such appeal?

Capt. Jha likes practical answers with clarity of mind.


he appreciates Confidence. All the Best.

capt jha(05/06/2009)
1. what are the different certificates onboard
2. what is the procedure for master take over from another
3. ROR you are in a TSS lane with one ship moving along with u on ur stbd beam
0.5 nm and u see another vessel crossing you from port to stbd
4. hebei spirit situation what you u do if the barge approaching u
5. during the night the 2nd officer banged a fishing boat but did inform u , in
the morning the coast guard boarded ur vessel to investigate what will be ur
defence
6. if there is an oil spill due to collision what will be ur action
what 3 tiers of covers does ur ship have, clc fund and what else
7. what does solas say about co2 fixed fighting system
8. if the super says u have to carry 4 persons more than the allowable how can
u arrange that, no is not the answer
9. how does solas define fire barrier (bulkheads) types
10. what is the princple for carrying lpg
11. what are the different categories for chemicals
12. what certificate is required for its carriage
13. different classes of dangerous goods

SRIKANT(JUNE2009)
Questions asked by Capt. Kapoor
Organs of IMO
Which all ILO Convention has been ratified by India
Responsibility of Flag State
York Antwerp rule
Diff bet H & M insurance and P & I insurance
Any conv on Towage
All certificate carried on Board
LLMC,CLC, Fund liability
Bunker Convention Key point only
What to check prior signing BL (only commercial aspects)
OPRC & HNS Convention and applicability in LNG Tanker.
Tell me about Class Notification
Maritime lien
Collision / Duties of Master
When will you Abandon Ship
Death on Board ( OLB Entry)
How to carry out PSC Insp. (You are Inspector)
What is Casualty Investigation
Lof 95 / 2000 / Scopic
What is STAT / MAND / OBLIGATORY Certs
Classification is it mandatory?
What is SW Monsoon
BUOYAGE SYSTEM
Passage plan what to check as Master, only commercial aspects
Resp Prior Dep Port, V/L loaded
One Person Missing what will you do?
4 Point port Bow PDV Crossing Risk of Collision
Disch criterias for CHEMICALS ( Ann 2 )
TSS ( Join, Leave ) ( Crossing )
Berthing with 1 Tug on port side, Onshore Wind and Current
1 kt from astern.
What is Seaworthiness.
What is Safe port / Safe berth clause.
ILLC. How will you prepare.
PDV on port bow crossing. You are also PDV. Risk ofcollision. Clear Visibility.
Your action.
Certificate of clearance (P & I insurance)
How many air kicks required starting ship's engine
What are the items inspected during dry dock (Answer as
master)
Is master seaman. Which all cases
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SUJITH SINGH(JUNE 2009)


IST ATTEMPT-PASS

June(2009) Capt J B Singh


1)any interesting incidents during your tenure on previous ships ?
2)what has been the most dominant/prominent remark made by PSC inspetor during
their observations ?
3) As a PSC inspector how will you inspect a ship ?
4) How will you handle correspondence onboard ?
5) You receive a message from charterers asking the bunker qty reqd fro a round
trip ? how will you go abt it ?
6) you have given a qty of bunkers to receive but when you reach alongside you
are informed that those bunkers are not available ? action ? what if you have
ordered 3000 T ? but when in port C/E tells you that you can receive only 2200
T ? action ?
7) what do u know abt damage ctrl plan ?
8) what do u know abt container ship ? technical name for reefer container ?
9) what are statutory, mandatory, obligatory cert ?
10) what type of the above cert is tonnage cert ?
11) why do u need suez/ panama tonnage cert? when u hv tonnage cert ?
12) berth a ship in a bend with tide from astern and no tug
13) U are on a VLCC and transitting Singapore strait and u see ahead of u
vessel with 2 red lights in vertical line ? action ?
14) what is emergency ? what is ur role as Master in emergency ?
15) what do u know abt multimodal transport ? difference between negotiable and
non-negotiable b/l ?
16) Latest amendments to COLREGS ?
17) What do u know abt Fund convention ?
18) where is it located and who handles it ?
19) LSA maintenance plan is reqd as per which rule ? what is the most important
thing u will check in it ?
20) how will u handle GMDSS equipment ?
21) In piracy cases who pays the damages, charges ?
22) what do u know abt helicopter operations ?
23) what dou know abt arbitration ? why is it used ?
24) how is general average adjusted ? and why dont many owners declare it ?
INTERNAL: CAPT. AWASTHI EXTERNAL: CAPT. J.B. SINGH
HARLEEN SINGH AHLUWALIA

1. WHAT ARE THE NEW AMENDMENTS COME INTO FORCE IN JAN 2008.

2. WHAT IS LRIT. WHY NEEDED IF AIS FITTED ON SHIPS.

3. YOU ARE PSCO. HOW WOULD YOU CARRY OUT THE INSPECTION?

4. GIVE THE DETAILS OF FORM A AND FORM B.

5. HOW WOULD U PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES ON BOARD? REFERENCE TO RES 852 –


HARMONISATION OF CONTINGENCY PLANS.

6. AS A MASTER WHEN WOULD U DECIDE TO ABANDON THE SHIP. GIVE ALL DETAILS AND
PARTICULARLY ONE STATEMENT GIVEN BY IMO.

7. DEFINE STATUATORY AND MANDATORY CERTIFICATES.

8. ARE CLASSIFICATION CERTIFICATES MANDATORY OR STATUATORY.

9. WHAT IS DYNAMICAL STABILITY? WHERE WOULD U GET INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ON


YOUR VESSEL?

10. TELL ME WHAT U KNOW ABOUT CASUALTY INVESTIGATION WITH REFERENCE TO IMO.

11. WHAT IS TACIT AND POSITIVE ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURE?

12. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AMENDMENT PROCEDURES OF SOLAS CH 1 AND THE REST OF THE
CHAPTERS AND REASON WHY.

13. CAN CHEMICAL TANKERS CARRY OIL? ANSWER WITH REFERENCE TO


INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS.

14. AS A MASTER HOW WOULD U IMPLEMENT MARPOL ANNEX 5 ON BOARD UR VESSEL.

15. TELL ME WHAT U KNOW ABOUT CLC CONVENTION.

16. CONTENTS OF INTACT STABILITY BOOKLET SPECIFICALLY FIRST AND LAST PAGE.

17. IN GENERAL ARE CODES MANDATORY OR RECOMMENDATORY. WHAT DO THEY CONTAIN?

18. WHAT ARE MASTER'S OBLIGATION UNDER MSA AFTER COLLISION. WHICH SECTION NO.

19. DEFINE GRT / NRT. WHAT IS PANAMA / SUEZ TONNAGE.

20. HOW OFTEN VESSEL INSPECTED UNDER PSC. AS PER NEW INSPECTION REGIME WHAT IS
THE INSPECTION SCHEDULE FOR LOW RISK /HIGH RISK VESSELS.

21. IF U REFUSE TO GO AND CARRY OUT PSC INSPECTION, WHAT COULD BE UR REASON FOR
THE REFUSAL.
--overall substandard ship-suspension of inspection

June(2009)
take care, orals q by Capt J B Singh
1)any interesting incidents during your tenure on previous ships ?
2)what has been the most dominant/prominent remark made by PSC inspetor during
their observations ?
3) As a PSC inspector how will you inspect a ship ?
4) How will you handle correspondence onboard ?
5) You receive a message from charterers asking the bunker qty reqd fro a round
trip ? how will you go abt it ?
6) you have given a qty of bunkers to receive but when you reach alongside you
are informed that those bunkers are not available ? action ? what if you have
ordered 3000 T ? but when in port C/E tells you that you can receive only 2200
T ? action ?
7) what do u know abt damage ctrl plan ?
8) what do u know abt container ship ? technical name for reefer container ?
9) what are statutory, mandatory, obligatory cert ?
10) what type of the above cert is tonnage cert ?
11) why do u need suez/ panama tonnage cert? when u hv tonnage cert ?
12) berth a ship in a bend with tide from astern and no tug
13) U are on a VLCC and transitting Singapore strait and u see ahead of u
vessel with 2 red lights in vertical line ? action ?
14) what is emergency ? what is ur role as Master in emergency ?
15) what do u know abt multimodal transport ? difference between negotiable and
non-negotiable b/l ?
16) Latest amendments to COLREGS ?
17) What do u know abt Fund convention ?
18) where is it located and who handles it ?
19) LSA maintenance plan is reqd as per which rule ? what is the most important
thing u will check in it ?
20) how will u handle GMDSS equipment ?
21) In piracy cases who pays the damages, charges ?--
22) what do u know abt helicopter operations ?
23) what dou know abt arbitration ? why is it used ?
24) how is general average adjusted ? and why dont many owners declare it ?

Name: Ashutosh V Apandkar


Date: 03th August 2009
Surveyour: Internal: Capt. Saggi
External: Capt J.B.Singh
Capt J.B.Singh looked at my form and asked me what type of vessels I have done
.
Q1: What was the need of ISM ? (reason) Explain contents of ISM ?
Q2: What is PSC and how a PSCO carries out inspection ?
Q3: How to conduct Emergency fire drill ?
Q4) Good visibility : Singapore TSS
NUC
Vess
el
Two
red
lts

Own

vess
el

Q5) What are the latest ROR amendments and when in force?
Q5: What If form A and Form B under port state inspection its content and when
it is given.
Q6: Fund Convention / CLC ? ( latest amendment with respect to liabilities)
Q7: MANDATORY / STATUTORY/ OBLIGATORY CERTIFICATES WITH EXAMPLES?
Q8: Damage control plan?
Q9: WHAT WILL U DO IF A STOWAWAY IS FOUND ON BOARD ? How will you restrict
Stowaways entry on board ?
Q10: DEFINE GRT / NRT. WHAT IS PANAMA / SUEZ TONNAGE
Q11: How will u cancel False Disterss Alert ? ( Procedure )
ans: imo res 814(19).
Q11: What is the first principle of Ice Navigation ? ( I also explained Polar
code)
Q12 What is Dangerous Good ? (Explain IMDG code)
Q13 Helicopter Operations : Preparation/precaution ?
ans: iamsar manual
After this he asked me to wait out side, As Capt Saggi was busy , I was
waiting outside till 1400 hrs , then I was called inside whereby I was declared
PASS.

Candidate : LLS(june2009)
External : Capt Panda Internal : Capt Saggi
1. What do u know abt Chapter 9 Solas
2. What do u know abt SMS
3. ISM Certification, SMC, DOC and their verification
4. Def of NC and Major NC ? Effect on above certificate
5. How u will carry out ISM Audit
6. PSC, how u will carry out PSC inspection
7. Indian ship in Indian port whether it is PSC or Flag State
8. Form A & Form B
9. Damage control Plan
10. Information on maneuvering diagram on bridge
11. What do u know by Damage Stability? Information in Damage Stability booklet
12. What is Bilging and what is Damage?
13. Difference bet Bilging and Damage
14. Overtaking situation in normal visibility
15. Calculation of Aspects
16. Opening bearing and closing bearing
17. Overtaking situation in restricted visibility and various cross questing on
the same
18. What is a current? What is Tide?
19. Difference bet Current and Tide
20. Why western part of the world have strong currents as compare to Eastern
parts
21. Collision, Action
22. Distress message received, action
23. Hague, Hague-Visby and Hamburg rule, difference bet all three
24. LOF 95 and LOF 2000, Difference bet two
25. B/L functions
26. How do u calculate Damage Stability on Board
27. Helicopter operation and precaution
28. Fire in engine room, action
29. Co2 released what precaution
30. Automatic Co2 released valve not working , action
31. Where do u get an information how much Co2 bottle required for engine room,
by which plan
32. Collision with ship what is ur action in arrival first port after collision

Name: Shourya Sanadhya Company: NYKSM, ESM, Tolani


Ships: PCTC, PCC, Bulk Date: 04/04/2008 Time: 1345-1450 & 1610-1620 MMD
NoidaCapt. Sagar & Capt. Sood
While flipping over my file Capt Sagar asked about place where I am staying (Noida), owned
property or rented. Why I haven’t thought of buying or investing in property in NCR region. Why
marks were not very good in 12 th even though 10 th marks were very good. Capt Sood asked
about connectivity of Noida sect 62 with Delhi, since they were planning for FOSMA over there
also. Then Capt Sagar asked. Why did I left Tolani after second mates and ESM after Mates? He
also asked why that is after 10 years at sea and 6 contracts as 2 nd mate, I was still sailing as 2
nd officer with NYK. To which I replied having changed the company and type of ships after
mates, NYK asked me to do 2 more ships with them as 2 nd mate before they can promote me.
Then he asked, how much time or contracts for master in NYK I told not before 5 contracts. Then
he asked do you plan to leave the company for quicker promotions. I said no had it been the case I
would have done it much before. Then my file was handed over to Capt Sood for further
questions.Capt Sood handed over a bulk carrier ship model and asked me to assume it to be my last
PCTC and then answer the questions.5 Night cards randomly picked1Towing vessel crossing from
stbd to port.2Dredger with obstruction on port side end on.3Mine clearance crossing port to
stbd.4PD >50 m nearly end on ½ point on stbd bow.5Pair trawling shooting nets on stbd 3-4
points.1 Day Card, Capt asked me, no need to identify just tell me your action and what light will
this vessel show in night.1Dredger with obstruction seen end on.2 Buoys 1East cardinal mark
2Region B Lateral Starboard Hand mark. Which region does India follow? I said region B (Big
blunder), but Capt asked me what is the difference between region A & B, while telling that I
corrected India myself and told India is in Region A, not Region B, then he asked me to tell 2
countries in Region B. With this cards were kept aside and came out a paper and pen on which Capt
Sood’s sketched one of his favorite Ship Maneuvering / handling question.

Was asked to plan the passage and then berth Stbd Side. Vessel was provided with B/T and Engines
no tugs. I had to describe location of Pivot point during the entire passage, speed of vessel and
rudder movement at various stages and reasons for that, shallow water effects, effects of wind and
current. Demonstrate use of anchor for berthing (Must). B/T operational on speeds less than 5 knots
and requires 30 mins notice.
Q PSC, Have you seen any of the websites.Which all?
Q What do you understand by White list?
Q How do they determine, what are the criteria?
Q What is Target Factor?
Q Vessel transiting Singapore Straits, how will you go about it, keeping in mind the latest piracy
reports and traffic density?
Q Vessel boarded by pirates 5-6 in numbers heavily armed and taken 2 nd officer and yourself as
hostage on bridge. What action will you take?
Q What are your priorities as a Master while negotiating?
Q Taking over a Vessel first time as a Master, How will you go about it?
Q Certificates you had on your last ship?
Q Tonnage Certificate? What information is there on it?
Q State any two amendments to SOLAS? I answered Chapter XII and XI.Bulk carrier safety, what
are the regulations for high density cargo carriage.
Q Can bulk ships go about alternate hold loading? Under what conditions?
Q Brief difference between AIS and LIRT.
Q State amendments related to passenger ships in SOLAS?QTwo MARPOL amendments. I stated
Annex VI SECA and Special areas Off South Africa and Oman.
Q Anything new in Annex II?
Q What is IAMSAR, what information do you get from it?
Q Difference between LOF 2000 & previous one? (Did not answered)QCLC & Fund Conventions?
Q Give 3 differences between Hague Visby and Hamburg Conventions?
Q Stopping Distance of your last vessel? (Didn’t knew)
Q Any maneuvering particulars of your last vessel? I gave tactical diameter and advance of the
vessel.

Capt Sagar
Q Do you know what is Running Moor. (recall)Recall
Q What is running moor, how you do it and why you do it?
Q What if your anchor gets fouled, what actions do you take as a master.
Q Which book you referred? Golden words from Capt Sagar “Okay you are passed”.