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SHIP SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND PERSONNEL CARE
Instructions:
1. Answer five questions only. Not more than TWO from any section.
2. All Questions carry equal marks
3. Neatness in handwriting and clarity in expression carries weightage
4. Illustration of an Answer with clear sketches /diagram carries weightage
5. All unused pages of the answer script must be cancelled out by two lines (X) across the page

SEPTEMBER 2016

Q1. Discuss the responsibility of flag state under ILO maritime labour convention 2006.

Q2. In the event of a failure of the main electrical power supply on a ship, an emergency source of power must be available. State
the circuits which must be fed from such a source and discuss the reasons governing the selection of such circuits.

Q3: A. i) With respect to the hazardous areas of tankers, explain the term flameproof (Ed) for electrical equipment; ii. State the
type of electrical equipment that would be protected in this way.
B. List likely defects of flameproof equipment.

Q4. With reference to health hazards from inhaling asbestos dust;
A. State where asbestos may be found on – board. - i) Ships no being built for the Indian Registry; ii) Ships built before asbestos
health hazards were recognized.
B. State the health risks from contact with asbestos.
C. Outline the precautions necessary to minimize exposure to asbestos during an emergency repair.

Q5. A. Describe information which is available in the record which is attached as a supplement to the IOPP Certificate, for a bulk
carriers and oil tanker.
B. What are the provisions for engine room under MARPOL 73/78 Annex -1, for large ocean going vessel? C. What is IBC Code and
what Certificates are issued under the Code and to which ship?

Q6. With reference to oil content monitoring of bilge or tanker discharges:
A. Describe with the aid of a sketch the general arrangement of an oil monitoring system; B. State the inputs that are recorded; C.
Differentiate between monitoring chambers using direct light and those using scattered light d) Explain the problem to be
overcome in the design of monitoring systems.

Q7. Explain the principle of port State control and give in detail the verification the Port State Control Officer may carry out with
particular reference to the following; A. Emergency generator; B. Auxiliary steering gear; C. Lifeboat engine; D. Bilge pumps; E.
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Q8. A. Explain the principles underlying the STCW Convention; B. Explain how as a senior engineer you would implement the
regulation for controlling and monitoring of minimum hours of rest for watch keepers; C. What type of specific shipboard
familiarization is required to be given? D. List the areas in which training is required and areas it is desirable.

Q9. With reference to a bank of emergency lead acid batteries:
A. State the conditions of the battery bank if the specific gravity of a number of cells in the bank is in the region of 1.11 with an
ambient temperature of 160
B. Describe a systematic procedure for checking the conditions of the battery bank if it is divided into section for charging; C.
Describe the necessary routine maintenance; D. State safety precautions for entry to battery room.

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