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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES


DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY


STCW OFFICE

GUIDE QUESTIONNAIRES

for seafarers
The Annual Publication of Database of Questionnaires is mandated in Republic Act
10635 or the Act Establishing the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) as the Single
Maritime Administration Responsible for the Implementation and Enforcement of
the 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and
Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended and International Agreements or
Covenants related thereto and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.
These sample questions have been reviewed and validated by our respective Board
of Examiners which may serve as a guide for the review of aspiring Marine Deck and
Engineering Officers, towards the successful completion of the Theoretical
Examination.
The following sample questions do not reflect the actual set of database of questions
given during the theoretical examination. Examinees are encouraged to study the
contained sample questions and probable answers as they are intended to give an
indication of the format and difficulty level of the theoretical examination.
You may access these guide questionnaires with your smart gadgets anywhere and
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Thank you.

A Publication of the MARINA STCW Office

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FUNCTION 1 Competence 2
1.

Marine Operators, when calling a ship on VHF-FM radiotelephone,


normally call on channel_____.

2.

An intermediate spring is_____.

3.

Which is a roof like canopy of canvas suspended above a vessel's


decks, bridges, etc., for protection against sun and weather?

4.

What is the term applied where one flange of a bar is bent to form an
acute angle with the other flange?

5.

Which is a black tarlike' composition largely asphalt containing such


other ingredients as rosin, portland cement, slaked lime, petroleum that
is used as a protective coating in ballast and trimming tanks, chain
lockers, shaft alleys, etc.?

6.

After being rescued from the vessel accident, the people agreed that
they had much to ______.

7.

If you do not wear goggles and helmet, your chances of being ______
will be greater

8.

The ship can leave the port ______ the joint inspection

9.

What is the term applied where one flange of a bar is bent to form an
obtuse angle with the other flange?

10.

Which of the following is a block having two sheaves of different


diameters, placed in the same plane one above the other?

11.

Which is a single sheave block having one side of the frame hinged so
that it can be opened to allow the bight of a rope to be placed on the
sheave, thus avoiding the necessity of threading the end of the rope
through the swallow of the block?

12.

Which is a half shell block with a single sheave bolted to a mast or other
object which serves as the other half shell?

13.

How can the error be corrected when writing in the official log book?

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14.

Which of the following is an outside area on a vessel's hull from bow to


stern between certain waterlines to which special air, water, and greaseresisting paint is applied?

15.

Which of the following is a structure built up around a mast from the deck
to support the heel bearings of booms and to provide proper working
clearances when a number of booms are installed on or around one
mast?

16.

Which is a piece of plate adjoining the hawse hole, to prevent the


chafing of the hawser against the cheek of a ship's bow?

17.

Which is a triangular-shaped plate fitted parallel to and between decks


or side stringers in the bow for the purpose of rigidly fastening together
the peak frames, stem, and outside plating?

18.

An accidental grounding is called _______.

19.

An accidental grounding is called _______.

20.

What is the curve representing vertical sections parallel to the central


longitudinal vertical plane of the bow end of a ship?

21.

Which is a spar projecting forward over the bow for the purpose of
holding the lower ends of the head sails?

22.

What is generally, but not exclusively, applied to various devices used to


prevent water from entering hawse and chain pipes, etc.?

23.

Which of the following is a gangplank usually fitted with rollers at the end
resting on the wharf to allow for the movement of the vessel with the
tide?

24.

Which of the following is a distortion, such as a bulge; to become


distorted; to bend out of its own plane?

25.

Which is a departure of a plate, shape, or stanchion from its designed


plane or axis when subjected to load?

26.

Which of the following is a distortion, such as a bulge; to become


distorted; to bend out of its own plane?

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27.

Which is a departure of a plate, shape, or stanchion from its designed


plane or axis when subjected to load?

28.

Which of the following is a four- to six-inch angle bar welded temporarily


to floors, plates, webs, etc. It is used as a hold-fast which, with the aid of
a bolt, pulls objects up close in fitting?

29.

The driving force of heat transfer by conduction is best described by


the ________.

30.

Which of the following is a hatchway or opening in a deck provided with


a set of steps or ladders leading from one deck level to another for the
use of personnel?

31.

Which of the following is a support of wood or metal shaped to fit the


object which is stowed upon it?

32.

What is the comprehensive term used for all ropes of whatever size or
kind on board a ship?

33.

What are foundations of heavy blocks and timbers for supporting a


vessel during the period of construction?

34.

Which of the following is a riveted joint in which the ends of the


connected members are brought into metal-to-metal contact by grinding
and pulling tight by clips or other means before the rivets are driven?

35.

Which of the following is a fore foot in which displacement or volume is


placed near the keel and close to the forward perpendicular, resulting in
full water lines below water and fine lines at and near the designed
waterline, the transverse sections being bulb-shaped? OR Which is also
called a bulb or bulbous bow?

36.

When a vessel is entering or leaving a port, record of engine speed is


kept in the ______.

37.

Has any person ______ on board during the voyage otherwise than as a
result of accident

38.

When oil is discharged overboard an entry is required in the ______.

39.

What language shall the issuing country use in medical certificates?

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40.

Please charge the expenses ______ the ship's account

41.

The lower end of a vessel's stem which is stepped on the keel and the
point in the forward end of the keel about which the boat pivots in an
endwise launching is called _______.

42.

What are pieces of timber of which a frame in a wood ship is composed


called?

43.

Which of the following are strips of timber, metal, or boards fastened to


frames, joists, etc., in order to bring their faces to the required shape or
level, for attachment of sheathing, ceiling, flooring, etc.?

44.

Which of the following is a frame that is bent to fit around the boss in the
way of a stern tube or shaft?

45.

What is the term applied to boards or a movable platform used in


transferring passengers or cargo from a vessel to or from a dock?

46.

The Mariner's Handbook ______ general information affecting


navigation and is complementary to the Sailing Directions

47.

The accident ______ caused damage to ship's hull

48.

When heat transfer is concerned, which of the following statements is


correct?

49.

The most critical time during bunkering is when ______.

50.

Let ______ the real fact of the accident

51.

A pumproom is suspected of accumulating gases after a ventilation


machinery breakdown. Where should the combustible gas indicator case
be placed when testing the pumproom atmosphere for combustible
gases?

52.

Dunnage may be used to protect a cargo from loss or damage by


______.

53.

Which is not a required entry in the ship's Official Logbook?

54.

The damage to winches is due to ______.

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55.

In case of accident ______ the risk of sinking, all effective measures


shall be taken to steer clear of the fairway to avoid ______ the traffic.

56.

According ______ the report, ship hit the wharf during berthing.

57.

Please get everything ready prior ______ shifting.

58.

As soon as the ship is berthed, you should lower the gangway and
stretch a net ______.

59.

Which is an inclined platform, fitted at the intersection of the forward


weather deck and the shell, for stowing an anchor?

60.

Which of the following states that the energy existing in a system as a


result of relative forces of two or more objects?

61.

Any person maintaining a listening watch on a bridge-to-bridge


radiotelephone must be able to __________.

62.

He must have had an accident or he ______ then.

63.

The ______ showed that said ship complied with the requirements of the
Convention.

64.

The patches where rust has been removed should be wiped clean
before paint is ______.

65.

Never make comment estimate or guess in your Official Logbook but


______ only

66.

A lashing used to secure two barges side by side-lashed in an "X"


fashion is called a ______.

67.

Steam smoke will occur when ______.

68.

An accident came ______ my mind when I saw the broken case