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Can anyone tell briefly abt the differnce between Timesheet and SOF... and their purpose..? Friday at 12:05pm Like Subscribe

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Dev Subhedar its d same thin dude,an off doc of all facts/events recorded...imp cargo doc.. Friday at 1:54pm via Facebook Mobile Like

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Zubair Modak one use sof= money ( demurrage , despatch etc) Friday at 2:12pm Like

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Nishant Tomar Time sheet has timing for port activities only whereas SOF contains time for throughout voyage in addition to time sheet. Friday at 3:04pm Like

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Sumeet Misra SOF is from arrival to departure ans Time sheet is everything ::,,,,replied by sum candidate to the surveyor and as per him surveyor was satisfied... Friday at 3:32pm Like

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Ganesh Poojari thanx guys... Saturday at 9:16am Like

Kashif Rangila time sheet - record of all times right from end of passage to rfa including the bunker details and eosp and rfa Yesterday at 8:43am Like

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Kashif Rangila sof - record of all times only during a port stay ie from first line ashore to cast off, including all cargo timings Yesterday at 8:44am Like

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Prateek S. Chawathey Ganesh Poojari : Statement of facts :--@ the end of tha stay in a port by ship the agent will make a history of all data of important events etc ... 4r normally shipowners and C/P specific relating to loading and disch of cargo ... this is normally called as "port log " or SOF ... - this is used to calculate the LAytime and Demurrage realting to dispatch of money .. and TIme sheet is more or less similar in various aspects bt used to calculating no.s of lay days time sheet is used shwg more or less the flwg information :Date/ time arrived at arrival port or roads .. Date / time arrived at disport NOR .. u can also refer to capt srivast's note which he dictated in class... and bY d way Happy friendship's day Yesterday at 9:05am Like

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Ganesh Poojari THANKS TO ALL.... AND HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY TOO.. Yesterday at 9:35am Like

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Rahul Nigam Statement of facts At the end of the stay of the ship in the port the agent will make up the history with all data which are important for the Ship Owner and for the Charterer and that are related to the loading and the discharging of the ship. This historical state is called "statement of facts" or "port log" and serves as basis for the drawing up of the "time sheet" used for the calculation of the laytime and demurrage and possibly despatch money. The officer on board must record all information relating to the loading or discharging (working hours, interruptions of loading and/or discharging) in the ship's log book or in a special workbook. Time Sheet For the calculation of the number of laydays it is necessary to draw up a time sheet, showing the following information: 1. Date and hour of arrival in the roads or in the port. 2. Date and hour of arrival in the loading or discharging place.

3. Date and hour on which the ship is ready in all respects to start loading or discharging, as stated in the "notice of readiness". 4. Date and hour on which the "notice of readiness" was tendered. 5. Date and hour on which the "notice of readiness" was accepted by Charterers, receivers or their agents. 6. Date and hour on which the loading/discharging really started and on which days and hours loading/discharging took place. 7. Date and hour on which, according to the charter, the laydays started. 8. Loading and discharging speed according to charter party. 9. Statement of days, which could not be worked, e.g. Sundays and holidays, strike, weather conditions (if weather working days have been agreed) etc. 10. Statement of quantity loaded or discharged per day and of the total quantity loaded or discharged. 11. Statement of the time allowed for loading and discharging, based on points 8 and 10 above in accordance with the provisions of the charter party. 12. Date and hour on which the loading/discharging was terminated. On the basis of this "time sheet", which must be signed by the master and the shippers/receivers, the number of laydays is determined and "demurrage/despatch money" is calculated, if the permitted period is exceeded, respectively if the ship was loaded or discharged within the allowed period and according to the charter party for the gained time despatch money is due. It is important, that in the loading and discharging port an agreement is reached between the Charterers, receivers and the master concerning possible demurrage or despatch money. If it would appear that this is not possible, then the master can sign the t ime sheet under protest and at the same time point out the differences of opinion. In case the master is not convinced, that the "time sheet" reflects the correct position, then he can sign the time sheet with the reserve "subject to Owners' approval", and leave it to the owner to come back on the contents of the time sheet (eventually with his lawyer). Yesterday at 11:33am Like

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MARPOL Amendments Enter Into Force: Antarctic Fuel Oil Ban And North American ECA Amendments to MARPOL, banning heavy fuel oil from the Antarctic and creating a new North American Emission Control Area (ECA), enter into force today(1st aug). The new regulation to protect the Antarctic from pollution by heavy-grade oils is added to MARPOL Annex I, with a new chapter 9 on special requirements for the use or carriage of oils in the Antarctic Area. Regulation 43 prohibits both carriage in bulk as cargo and carriage and use as fuel, of: crude oils with a density higher than 900 kg/m3 at 15C; oils, other than crude oils, with a density higher than 900 kg/m3 at 15C, or a kinematic viscosity higher than 180 mm2/s at 50C; or bitumen, tar and their emulsions. Therefore, a ll ships trading to or transiting the Antarctic Area, defined as "the sea area south of latitude 60S", will need to switch to a different type of fuel. An exception is envisaged for vessels securing the safety of ships or involved in search and rescue operations. Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, establishes a North American ECA, where sulphur oxide (SOx), nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter emissions from ships will be subject to stricter controls than what applies globally. The ECA will take effect on 1 August 2012. The entry into force will mean that there are currently three designated ECAs, the other two being sulphur oxide ECAs: the Baltic Sea area and the North Sea area. Why passenger ships has search and rescue plans and not cargo ships ???????? what all things are checked in a certificate of class survey..?.. any specific answer..?

DG 3rd Aug 2011 Surveyor: Capt Kapoor Function 1 Result: P 1. 2. 3. 4. What are the precautions to be taken when calling Indian ports in monsoon season? signals for vessel aground? Aground vessel right ahead....action? Own vessel aground and hit a buoy....action?

5. Shapes, light and signal for cardinal, lateral, safe water, special mark buoys? 6.Crossing and head on situation with fishing vsl? ( reply actions to be taken as per rule 18 and 8) 7. Master is dead, action as mate? 8. Elements of ship routeing?(tss,etc etc) 9. Name regulation of solas ch V which concerns u? 10. Precautions when navigating in high latitudes? 11.Contents of annual notice to mariner? 12. Ammendments to colregs? 13.Checks to be carried out to confirm if passage plan is upto standards? 14.Actions with regard to pilot vessel? 15. To which vessels does colregs apply? 16. How will u identify a war ship at night? 17. As a mate how will u assist in navigation? well thats all i remember......thanks to everyone for posting and helping out each other, best of luck to u all, take care........

DG 1st Aug 2011 INT-capt Shukla EXT-capt.Khambatta Results-X X P ...Time-1100-1150 Went for Function 3 First he asked me for which attempt i have come and the reason for failing . asked me abt my writtens stats...... Capt.Khambatta 1. Wat is camber 2.Define fwd n aft perpendicular. 3.wat is rendering stress 4.wat is breaking stress. 5.wat is d direction of rotation of wire on the drums ? - it depends on d rendering stress of d winch. 6.contents of chain register. 7.Wat is rigging plan 8. prepare vsl for dockworker inspection. 9.how u vl rig safety net on gangway. 10.types of emergencies on board 11.Who plans the drill on board and as per vch regulation 12.How u vl implement ISM onboard 13. Wen u vl condemn wire rope 14.wen DD is done 15.Abr floating DD 16.critical period in Floating DD 17.Critical Instant 18.Damage Stability on cargo ships 19.Duties of safety Officer 20.If u r duty AB tells u at 0200 hrs during watch that he wants to hav tes in mess room u r action

21.docking plan, shell expansion plan, 22. duties of mate in DD 23.Who is incharge of fire control in DD- its dock ppl, during meeting it is agreed shore is incharge. 24.fire in Pumproon.he wants to hear abt sea chest in p/p, and der is also a spindle v/v on deck so that in case of emergency it can b closed frm top, changing of low suction to high suction, implemmentation of SOPEP Etc... 25.Contents of SOPEP 26.SEQ survey 27.slepping of anchor 28 Hanging of anchor 29.wen anchor is said to be brought up 30.wat is mate receipt, B/L. captain shukla 1. u sailed on new ship and now u hav gone on old ships...how u vl implement ISM onboard.- wants to hear abt NC , accidents, preacautions blah blah 2. wat is FPD -fall preventer device is it mandatory- i said yes he told how u know it is mandatory i said it was der on my last ship.asked wat r d requirements to come into force- tacit acceptance blah blah...he said its not mandatory and is it not yet into force 3. asked me abt surveys safety survey -wants to hear abt form E & R. Thats it den d golden word i m passing you, special thanx to all my frnds, jayush, ganya, prateek, ansh, viru, mayur, kiran, chopra n many more.....thanx guys....

2nd attempt- DG 21st july 2011 INT-capt Shukla EXT-capt.Bhaweja Results-PPP Time-1515-1600 All question were asked by Capt Bhaweja First he asked me for which attempt i have come and the reason for failing . Then he told me to give correct answers of the question which i had wrongly answered in the last attempt .i told him all of them which were written on my form by Capt.OAK . then he asked me whether i cleared my writtens. Function-1 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) ROR cards around 10 ..he is very particular about cards Quote Rule No-19, 7 fog signals for pilot vsl Principle of Gyro n Error Error of echo sounder TRS sign of approach and actions 8.radar use of "performance monitor"..use the word " to check eff iciency of radar"

8) vsl grounded action...(mention 1st point "stopping of engines" n inform ECR he will move on to nxt Question 9) Explain synotic chart. 10) Anchor dragging master gone ashore in Mumbai, heavy wx, crowded anchorage (he want to hear will try to contact master on his mobile fone n inform port control n request for pilot mean time send 2mate fwd to pay out some more chain..then in general) 11) as per stcw ch.off responsibility. (imp-specify him 2 nd in command n then rest) 12) why dd is necessary. (ans-class reqn n for underwater hull maintenance) 13) which all publication will provide tide information function 2 1) Define Load density and Angle of repose 2) difference between LNG and LPG ans: LNG -163 ,LPG : propane -40 : ammonia -33 : nbutane 0 :isobutane -4 LNG : lighter then air LPG: heavier thn air (exception ammonia)

3) Cargo gear breakdown contingency plan: Ans: Stop cargo operation(imp) as soon as breakdown occurs by pressing esds or cut off switch(he wants to here this 1st) inform C/E, elec officer, infor port n befor resuming cargo ,cargo gear should be tested by Competent Authority) 4) Diff between boatnote n mates receipt 5) What are the Documents required for loading Grain?? 6) Precaution while ldg dangerous cargo Function 3 1) what is note of protest.(oath taken by master in front of notary n gave example of heavy wx 2) statutory and mandatory certificates 3) Chain regsiter parts 4) ) what is Biparty and tripary with eg ans : biparty CBA(betwn owner and union) , triparty AOA (owner/master , shipping master and employee) 5) As a mate prepare for PSC inspections ans : tell him i will first check the last psc report and all the previous NCs, if any are rectified. master-certificates 2off- bridge items 3off- lsa/ffa mate-loadicator printouts log book entries:ORB, ballast watre management,OFB(drill entries)etc,work rest hours. crew-knw their duties and thier duties during emegency. 6) give examples of NC 1.work rest hours not complied 2.cannot lower life boat 3.gmdss equipment not working 5.emergency equpmet not working. 7) as a mate how will u make a PMS for any equipment on board. ans:1) i will refer to maker's manual. 2) as per company sms. 8) Indian flag v/L in Indian port insp carried out by Indian surveyor which insp( ANS-flag state) 9) Indian flag v/L in foreign state insp carried out by Indian surveyor which insp( ANS-flag state) 10) What is MOU?total how many MOU? (Ans -memorandum of understanding ..9-mou .Paris, Tokyo, Indian, medi, aluerdo Latino, Caribbean, black sea, Riyadh, Abuja) This I was not able to answer he asked me go outside & check it out & he will call me after some time n he called master candidate inside around 1645 capt Bhaweja apna sab dukhan band karke ghar pe jane ke liye ready hokar elevator ke pass aaye he saw me there n said I totally forget u were waitin outside I have to inform capt shukla that he u have done well ..jaldi chalo apna EXn form leke no question were asked by Capt Shukla n wrote PPP on my EXn form . Special thank to Rajat n pratek amit,harsh,mayur, ajay , mikhil, kulkarni, modak, kunal n my batch mates of MASSA ..n all those guys who have posted question all the best for all

13.07.11 Venue: DG Shipping Surveyor: Deepak Kapoor Attempt: 2nd Result: P P Started with formal introduction n alll thn he started with function 2 Function 2 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. waht is break bulk cargo ? what r the hazards associated with timber ? how wud u go abt loading iron ore wrt solas, imsbc and relevant MS notices ? wat will u do if cargo is damaged ? How will u load IMDG cargo ?

6. Wat is difference between Note of Protest and Letter of Protest ? 7. wat r the major hazards of loadin g grain in bulk and how will u avoid thz hazards ? 8. how will u load heavy lift ? Function 1 1. how many nav areas r there ? 2. who issues nav area warnings in india ? 3.wat r the elements of ship routing ? 4. wat is polar code ? 5. how will u navigate in high lats with RV ? 6. passage planing in detail ? 7. ror situations ? 8. wen will u call master ? 9. MS notice 08/2010 10. how many Ship Reporting are there i the world ? i was sent out to find out the answer for question number 3, 9 and 10. In the evening m result was declared. Thanx to Almighty tht i got Capt. Kapoor. special thnx to imran, ganni , kalim , aditya, vanita, elton n everyone in m batch for their help. imran brother i owe this one to u.......poor fella ran to mmti library to find out few answers for me...thnx imran . all the best to everyone.....take care guys.

ELTON. J. QUADROS 18/JULY/2011 MONDAY VENUE: OLD MMD ATTEMPT: 2ND (Only Function 2 was left) INTERNAL: CAPT. D.F.VAZ EXTERNAL: NONE RESULT: PASSED !!!!!! I was one of the 2 unfortunate candidates out of 8 other candidates to be sent to Old MMD. I had my orals on the 15th (Friday), but Capt. Vaz was very busy and called me on Monday. I was lucky to get 2 days to prepare for Capt. Vaz. The only question in my mind was .is it enough? I went home and searched for his questions, but found only 2-3 questions for Function 2. I was again disappointed and angry at my other fellow mate candidates who have not posted their questions and here I would like to say to all of them, that PLEASE DON T BE SELFISH OR LAZY OR THINK WHAT WILL PEOPLE THINK OF MY ANSWERS, N PLS STOP GIVING EXCUSES, COZ UR QUESTIONS CAN HELP OUR FELLOW MATES TO CLEAR EXAMS. JUST IMAGINE IF EVERY ONE THINKS AND ACTS LIKE YOU THEN THERE WILL BE NO QUESTIONS POSTED HERE AND ITS ONLY OUR LOSS !!! Okay that s enough of lecturing, now here are the questions and my answer to them. There was a candidate from Massa there who went in before me. It was his 1st attempt and didn t get any as Capt. Vaz was in a bad mood coz there was mass copying going on in new mmd during the engineers exams and few guys were caught n heard Capt Vaz getting agitated over the phone when talking to someone regarding this. Well I certainly didn t want to face him on any day, and never on a day when he was angry. Function 2: Capt. Vaz: Elton, what happened last time? Me: Sir, last time I cleared Function 1 and 3, didn t clear Function 2. Told him what happened last time. Capt. Vaz: What type of frame work is there on container ships ? (1st Bouncer at 110 mph, that even the wicket keeper couldn t catch..:) Me: Transverse Web Framing.

Capt. Vaz: No Capt. Vaz: Does a Bulk Carrier require a CSM? Me: No Sir. Only if it loads any cargo other than Solid/Liquid bulk cargo. Capt. Vaz: Under what provisions of Solas and CSS code? Imo Resolutions? Me: Sir, as per Solas Ch 6 Reg 5 and Solas Ch 7 Reg 5, and CSS code Ch 1.6 Imo Resolution A.714 (17) and I further added, there was also a MSC/CIRC.745 Capt Vaz: If a bulk carrier loads a general cargo does it become a general cargo vessel? Me: No Sir. Capt Vaz: Can a bulk carrier load General cargo? Me: Yes Sir, it can if she has a cargo securing manual and all the lashing equipments and securing arrangements required as per CSM/ CSS code. In the annexes there are procedures and details of stowage and securing arrangements and methods for loading containers on deck of a ship not designed to carry contaners, portable tanks, receptacles, heavy metal scrap, steel coils, locomotives etc Capt Vaz: Dewatering of bulk carriers? Applicable to which Bulk carriers? Me: Sir, as per Solas ch. 12 Reg 13 Availability of pumping systems: There should be means for draining and pumping ballast tanks forward of the collision bulkhead and also for bilges of dry spaces forward of the fore most cargo hold (except chain lockers). Such arrangement must be capable of being operated from a readily accessible enclosed space accessible from bridge/Ecr. The v/v at the collision bulkhead according to solas ch II-I/11.4 should have means for remote operated actuation, that can be controlled from a mimic panel. Bulk carriers constd. before 1July 2004 shall comply with reg not later than 1st intermediate/renewal survey after 1July 2004 but in no case later than 1 July 2007. Capt. Vaz: Can a vessel load Dangerous goods without DOC? Me: Yes Sir, as per Solas Ch II-2/Part G/Reg 19.4 classes 6.2 and 7 of the IMDG code can be loaded, also Dangerous goods in Limited Quantities and Excepted Quantities. Limited quantities as per Chapter 3.4 of IMDG code and excepted quantities as per Chapter 3.5 of IMDG code. Capt. Vaz: Define Excepted Quantities? Me: I don t know the definition sir, but I know that I can find the details in chapter 3.5 of IMDG code. Capt. Vaz: Recently there was a ship that had come here and she was not allowed to enter our port and she had Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities. Why do u think she was not allowed to enter? Me: (After t hinking for a minute) I don t Know Sir. Capt. Vaz: Incase of an Incident regarding Dangerous Goods how will you go about doing the reporting? Me: Sir, as per Solas Ch 7/Part A/ Reg 6 and CH7/Part A-1/Reg 7-4, and Marpol Protocol 1 and also IMDG code Supplement and IMO resolution A.851 gives requirements and guidelines for reporting Dangerous Goods, Harmful substances & Marine Pollutants Capt. Vaz: Annexes to IMDG code? Me: I don t know sir. Capt. Vaz: What are the constructional differences between a ty pe 3 chemical tanker and a product tanker? Me: Sir, for a type 3 chemical tanker there are no specific requirements, but for a product tanker, As per Marpol Annex 1 Reg 18 (segregated ballast tanks) every crude oil tanker > 20000 T dwt and product tanker >30000 T dwt delivered after 1 July 82 shall be provided with Segregated ballast tanks with capacity such that it meets the ships draft and trim requirements: Midship draft not less than 2m + 0.02L and trim by stren not more than 0.015L corresponding to the midshipdraft, and prop immersed at all times. As per reg 19 of Annex 1 marpol, width of wing tanks by the formulae w= 0.5 + DW/20000 min 1m but not more than 2 m DB tanks min Ht: B/15m or 2m whichever is less and min ht 1 m Turn of bilge area where h and w are different w shall have preference at level exceeding 1.5 h above baseline. Slop tanks are mandatory for oil tankers > 150 grt having capacity not less than of 3% of the oil carrying capacity of the ship as per Marpol Annex 1 Reg 29 and Slop tanks are not mandatory for chemical tankers as per Marpol Annex 2 reg 12, cargo tanks may be used as slop tanks. Capt. Vaz: What are the differences in the venting requirements of a chemical tanker as compared to a product tanker? (This one I owe it to my batchmates and Capt coutinho Me: Sir, height of PV Valves must be >2m for a product tanker and >3m for a chemical tanker. Pumproom air

extraction system: chemical tankers 30 air changes/ hr and for Product tankers 20 air changes/ hr Capt. Vaz: Is that it? Me: Thinking of more differences Then fortunately someone entered his office to discuss some important issue with him. Capt. Vaz asked me to wait outside and meanwhile find out the answer I immediately called up Wasim Shaik, Imran, Wasim M, Kalim, Sumeet, Aditya, Vanita, Rahul Sinha, Capt. Coutinho, Capt. Contractor, Capt Mascarenhas, Capt Chaudhry. Got few points here n there from them and waited outside for him to call me in. Capt. Vaz: So Elton, did u find out the answer? Me: Yes Sir, For a chemical tanker the height of the vent outlet must be > 6m above the weather deck or the walkway. However this height may be reduced to not less than 3 m if a HVV valve is fitted and the escape velocity > 30m/s. Where as for a product tanker, when the method is from free f low vapour mixtures ht>6m above cargo tank deck or the F&A gangway if situated within 4m of the gangway & > 10 m horizontally from the nearest air intakes & openings to enclosed spaces having source of ignition including windlass and deck machinery. When the method is by High velocity discharge ht>2m above cargo tank deck & > 10 m horizontally from the nearest air intakes & openings to enclosed spaces having source of ignition including windlass and deck machinery. Chemical tankers have a Block and Bleed arrangement to isolate cargo vapours from other non compatible tank vents to prevent vapour contamination. Vapours can be sent shore via the vapour return line also. The venting requirement is given in Ch17 (open, restricted, closed or indirect venting) Pumproom air extraction system for chem. Tkrs> 30 air changes/hr and for product tankers > 20 air changes/hr. IG is not required for chem. Tkrs if the tank size < 3000 m3 and throughput of t/c machines < 17.5 m3/hr and total throughput < 110m3/hr. per tank For a product tanker IG capacity 125% of max rated discharge capacity. For a chemical tanker also 125% of max discharge capacity but the IG capacity requirement may be reduced by the administration provided that the max discharge rate is restricted to 80% of the IG capacity. Capt. Vaz: Elton, the way u started answering at the start I really was very very impressed, but somewhere in between you bungled up n so I gave u a chance to find out, as I could see u have taken special efforts to study and so congratulations. U are a mate .:) All the best and do a good job actually hearing something like that, that too from capt. Vaz was the greatest compliment I ever got.. Hope these questions and answers help the other mate candidates, who are unfortunate to go to old mmd. All the best to all those who are appearing for orals. Now the O speech.. Many many thanks to GOD Almighty for without Him I wouldn t stand a chance. Special thanks to my family members especially my wife who stood by me thorougout. Its all their prayers that are answered. And how can I forget my dear friends from mmti. Wasim S, Roshan, Wasim M, Aditya, Vanita, Imran, Kalim, Kashif, Sumit, Rahul, Roney, Patrick, Jayesh and all my batchmates from Ph-2. God bless u all. Special thanks to Capt. Coutinho, Capt. Chaudhry, Capt. Mascarenhas, Capt. Contractor for their help. Thanks to the creator of this group: Dheeraj Chandwani. You have done a fantastic job. Thanks to all those who have posted their questions and answered others questions and doubts. God bless u all !!!!

NAME - KASHIF HANIF RANGILA VENUE - DG SHIPPING DATE - 18-JUL-11 ( MONDAY ) ATTEMPT - 2ND EXTERNAL - CAPT PANDA INTERNAL - CAPT D.KAPOOR RESULT - ALL CLEAR - ( FUNCTION 1 AND 2 ) Entered in a room on 5th floor where only capt Panda was sitting. following questions were asked. questions are not in any order as stated by me as too many questions and topics were covered up.

questions by capt panda ( from 11.00 to 12:30 ) function 1 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) how wil u take weather precautions on a voyage details on polar code weather criteria for ships with what instrument on board will chief officer monitor effect of weather on the vessel ( loadicator ) how loadicator can be used to monitor stress due to bad weather

answer given by him :- loadicator sea condition is given for beufort scale 4. so increase teh scale in teh loadicator and then check teh stresses if they are acceptable at higher beufort scale 6) difference between current and tides 7) what drift ( not satisfied by my answer ) he explained by drawing on paper . he explained that there is cyclic roation of the water which sets in the water speed 8) what is upwelling ( not satisfied by my answer) he explained by drawing on a paper how upwelling occurs. for me this concept was new and it did not match at all with subra book 9) gps fails on board . how wil u come to know on ecdis ( alarm ) 10) ecdis fails. what wil u do ? ( not satisfied by my answer ) Answer as per him - change to paper charts , compare the scale of the ecdis chart and paper chart, plot the dr on the chart, plot own course from dr , check for how long it is safe to continue on that course 11) how does a trs form ? 12) 13) 14) 15) in bay of bengal , where would a trs develop ? ( andaman nicobar ) why wil it develop there ? what are convection currents in formation of clouds ? what is a ship roueting system ?

ROR TIME :- HE TOLD U MAKE ONE MISTAKE AND FUNCTION 1 IS OUT FOR U. I AM VERY STRICT IN ROR AND RULES he kept about 5 models of ships in front of my model and told me to assess the situation and answer for all the vessels giving the situation with all vessels, type of action i would take , due to which rule, and then to quote the rule whatever i used in the situation. i told him i wont be able to quote the rule but wud be able to say the full rule in the understood way. he said that that is not acceptable by me. u have to quote the rule. i said i wil try sir. 16) situations involved a) crossing from port bow - rv and normal b) fishing vessel on port bow c) headon situation d) sailing vessel overtaking e) crossing from stbd bow with sailing vessel on stbd bow overtaking us 17) rules quoated - 6,13,14,15,19 ( best i could ) 18) master informed u that vessel is to be beached, action as chief officer ? 19) how to calculate the stability of the vessel in this situation? ( i didnt knew ) - he was frustrated by me at this point of time 20) how would u calcute value of p when drydocking? ( i told i dont know the formula to find out p at this point of time

) 21) how does the stabilty of teh vessel is effected when drydocking of the vessel? ( i told about virtual loss of gm as weight of p is discharged virtually when vessel drydocks ) 22) what is difference between bilging and damaged vessel above waterline ( i told bilged vessel wil create a loss of buoyancy and water plane area will be affected and that wont happen in damage vessel above waterline) - he was not satisfied his answer :- bilging can cause flow of water in both directions in and out while the other can cause only ingress 23) princlipal of gyro compass 24) explain precission and explain how does the movement happen when torque is applied ( he gave me a pencil and tole me to explain ) 25) how wil u make a gyro north seeking ? ( explained precission in tilt and azimuth and top heavy bottom heavy etc ) 26) principal of magentic compass ? ( tried to explain but could not satisfy him ) 27) can magnetic compass used in higher latitude? 28) reason for not being used? ( i tried to answer as per nitin mahajan - he got wild at me and told me to stop my nonsense ) 29) why are currents on wester sides are stronger than easter sides? ( western intensification and coriolis force . i followed by saying that i am not too sure on how that helps making the currents stronger! he replied U ARE NOT SURE ABOUT ANYTHING TILL NOW!! 30) precautions for ice navigation? 31) 32) 33) 34) what happens when u use de-icing compound ? ( it prevents ice accretion on decks ) how will u determine your position in open seas in which rule does it say " scanty info shuld not be used " different types of ship reporting systems in the world?

35) reports to be sent to them? function 2 1) grain loading precautions? 2) stability requirements for grain loading? 3) intact stability requirements for normal ships 4) how wil u find out the initial gm of the vessel? asked me to draw teh graph of gz curve and explain --- i drew a tangent from zero to the point of contraflexture where it reaches the vertical line of 57.3 to find out initial gm. he didnt agree with me and told me that all my concepts are totally wrong. he said that it is not always that that line wil pass through point of contraflexture. this point is different from deck edge immersion point. he was totally pissed off at me with this point. 5) what is tht angle 57.3 ( i told its 1 radian ) 6) from the point so called as point of contraflexture, he asked me what shud be the angle on the x -axis for it to be allowable? (12 degrees ) 7) tell me everything u know about ISGOTT. - he told me u make one mistake in this and u wil go out of this rooom failed! ( i told him the parts of isgott and its latest ammendments ) 8) what is a mates receipt? 9) what is a bill of lading? 10) why bill of lading is an EVIDENCE OF CONTRACT AND NOT A CONTRACT ? his answer :- b/l is signed only by master and a contract is between two parties. so b/l is not a contract but an evidence of

contract 11) securing arrangements for grain 12) oil loaded on a tanker is dangerous goods?.( i said no . as its not in packaged form ) this is all i can remember what capt panda asked. he was mostly not happy with more than 50 percent of my answers. he wanted a deep and thorough knowledgefull answer for all the questions which was becoming difficult for me. many a times he became very angry with me telling me " dont give foolish answers and say anything u like " he kept on giving advice regarding not be be oversmart by trying to, but showing it with ur own knowledge. finally he told me that he wants to give me a benefit of doubt and pass me in both functions but then rest would depend on internal. he told me to wait outside again and that capt kapoor would call me in his cabin when he returns from the meeting. ---------------with capt KAPOOR, it was as good as a doing the full thing again. he started asking me from all functions again. TIME:- 1445 TO 1510 questions were asked randomly from all functions. 1) 2) 3) 4) what does ur father do? who was safety officer on ur last vessel? duties of safety officer duties of safety officer while cargo work is going on

5) how wil u go about loading in a bulk carrier. ( i said a few points and stopped. cud not cover all the imp points) he didnt seem happy with this 6) loading heavy lifts ( i did not mention that i wil check all the gear associated with picking up the heavy life) he said that why u straight jumping to the stability and loss of gm without checking the gears and ropes for picking up the heavy lift?? 7) how wil u load dangerous cargo? 8) what all documents and information are given by the shipper for loading dangerous cargo 9) what is the importance of time sheet and statement of facts in a voyage charter party? 10) how will u go about loading a bulk carrier which is on a voyage charter party? ( he wanted to hear the clauses associated with voyage charter party regarding loading time i guess ) - Ans as per me :- i told that in a voyage charter party its very important to finish loading in the laytime and hence delays should be minimum he was not happy with this and told me that i had expected an answer wrt arrived ship, laytime etc 11) as a chief officer , what all corcerns you in a voyage? ( i answered loadlines, ice, weather, traffic , etc ) 12) ship routeing system and elements of ship routeing system. i could not understand what to answer in elements of roueting system. so i told about mandatory tss , areas to be avoided, asl lanes, etc. he said that u are forgetting most of the things like precautionary area, dw route, fl ow of traffic arrow etc 13) ship reporting system 14) as an oow, how does chapter 5-safety of navigation of solas and colregs help you i answered that all 35 regs of chapter 5 helps in navigation. 15) name a few of them all i could remember is carriage requirements few points, srs, vts, tss, master obligation to report. at this is stopped, he asked me to continue and name more. he said that u are forgetting srs vts.... at this i just told him that i had said

vts earlier. he got very angry at this and t old me that he was not deaf and dont act smart in front of me. he asked me to go outside and wait till he thinks he has time to take my orals. i was totally shocked at this reactions and thought that now alls over. nothing in my hand wil be given by him. he called me agian after about 2 hours. TIME :- 1715 - 1730 15) told me to continue my answer on chapter 5 of solas. ( this time i said many things. 2 hours are enough to know most of the regulations of chapter 5) 16) on magentic board, resembling to ror cards, showed me towing vessel on port bow. . actions and as per which rule 17) sailing vessel ahead , action as per which rule 18) fishing vessel ahead , action as per which rule 19) on magnetic board, made aground vessel more than 50 mtrs. action ? 20) fog signal for such aground vessel? 21) your action as a mate when u see such vessel right ahead? master is sleeping and does not wake up? ( i said i wil check the chart and see why this situation has happened and why it has come on our course. that means even our charts are not corrected or our position is not being plotted properly as per teh passage plan . i wil go on reciprocal course and then check the next best route to be taken for transitting that area. also i wil report this situation to the coast guard/vts/port) during this answer he wrote p-p- on my form. my mind was more on seeing wat he was writing than in answering!! 22) who issues nav area warning in india ( i said i dont know ... i was having a feeling that he wil cut the letter p a nd put f in function 1) he said when u go back home u find out and be informed! thats all guys and gals. i guess i mite have missed out a few questions here and there and am not sorry for it coz its damn difficult to remember all of them specially when things are not going right in the orals. anyways alls well that ends well. as per the obligatoins under imfg , the oscar speech is as follows. thanks to all the people on the imfg group , who have made a real considerable contribution for making this through. even to those whome i had called up to have the simple and the most easiest answers. special thanks to my sweetheart rashida for being awake with me at nite for making me do the rules and ror cards. special thanks to wasim shaik for being the online partner in finding out most of the answers i cud not find myself :-) little less special thanks to shakti - who boosted the morale, knowingly or unknowingly :-) thanks to vishal hiremath, rahul sinha, kleo, for that small amount of group study we did at times :-) thanks to elton quadros - my phone partner in studies at times thanks to elton, sumeet and nelson for arranging so important classes which cleared the first set of doubts thanks to ronald correa - who made me zozoo, jadoo, and all sort of t hings , attending classses were fun with the group and for those who feel that the names are not included, pls dont get disappointed as ur name is very much included in teh first line itself ie 1mfg group :-) thanks to aditya mathur for creating COC APPLICATION PROCEDURE for all of us!!

21/07/2011 2nd attempt Old mmd Capt Vaz Time-1815 to 1830 result:F-started off with what went wrong last warns you to answer only if the exact answer is known 1.When was SOLAS ch v completely revised last?? Ans.Answer not known. 2.ITU publications are to be carried onboard as per which regulation? Ans.Answer not known.(I did say as per Solas ch iv radiocommunications which is wrong i guess.) 3.When can u alter course to port in conditions of normal visibilty? and in conditions of restricted visibilty Ans.first for normal conditions of visiblity,explaining the various situations under which one is allowed to alter to port. he cut me off there and said the answers to his qustions are always in one line..i took a second or two and said in both the conditions we can alter to port when overtaking another vessel. 4.with pens as ship models..in conditions of Rv,own vsll overtaking another.. can u overtake to port? Ans.yes sir,we can 5.ok,now wen ur overtaking on her port side,she alters course to port,since u have an operational radar wat actions will u take? Ans.i shall reduce my speed ortake all my way off by stopping or going astern on my engines. Capt vaz-u are now in dangerous situation..may be a close quarters situation or even a collision..and u havent mentioned that u will call master! whenevr a situation arises where there's traffic concering u ...u should call master be it day or nite...!before u alter to port u should have called master..it is he who'l decide upon the alteration..! 6.have u studied the annexes of ROR well? Ans-yes sir i have state whether true or false for a manouevring light,the annex says,for a vessel more than 20 m in length,the manouevring light can be placed above or below the fw d mast head light or above or below the aft mast head light. Ans.false why? the moanouevring light has to be placed in the plane of the fwd and aft mast head light,not less than 2m above the fwd mast head light..and not less than 2m above or below the aft mast head light,where there's only 1 mastheadligt,it should be placed atleast 2m apart vertically. why can it be carried above the aft mast head light when the aft masthead light has to be above and clear of all other lights?? i took a second to think wen he said,...there's nothing to think about it..its mentioned in the rules 7.the radar horizon depends on various factors..sum of them being temperature dew and pressure..what are the standard temperatures and pressures considered to determine the radar h orizon Ans-Dont kno sir capt.vaz-its always the ambient temperatures and pressures that are considered! 8.when did the Isps code come into force?and which other codes and regulations where concurrently ammended along wid it?

Ans.Isps code in force 1st july 2004 no idea abt the codes and and regultaions.. Capt.vaz..if u have read the isps code thoroughly u would kno abt it.. its not important to pass or fail..but u should have a knowledge abt all this to navigate safely at sea. Im sure ul clear this function in ur next attempt..but unfortunately u havent cleared it this time! All the best for ur next attempt!

1st attempt- OLD MMD Date-20th June 2011 SurveyorINT-Capt VAZ INT- capt-MANDAL EXT-capt. OAK Results-FFF First capt VAZ took orals Time-1200-1210 Waise to vo hamesha ki tarah bhaut busy tha he called me inside n told he is very busy as has to move to DAHEJ by 1330 so don t waste time r u prepared .if u don t know the answers jus tell no. don t wase time .i will ask u few simple questions it will not take much time .then the firin started 1.ht of eye, declination 2.sewage holding tank reqn 3.which are the densities specified in CH.12 solas 4.when india ratified ISPS 5.when India ratified HSSC 6.sewage cert. Annual insp. at what interval. ( ANS. 5yrs) 7.when LSA n FFA code came in to force 8.to which all vessel ISPS apply .. And around 10-15 question were asked most of them were related to date.... fhir usne mujhe thoda dates ki importance ke upar thoda bhashan diya n asked if I want to go t o another surveyor for orals as he is not havin time. Then he send me to capt mandal . All question were asked by Capt oak (EXT) 1) fairway buoy 2) red light (2+1) on right hand action 3) few imaginary ROC situation .jo sirf khawabo mai ho sakta hai 4) restricted vis. Target right ahead no room on stbd side TCPA 20 min action (this situation was o/takin vessel in RV ..so the answer he expectin was I will alter to port n o/take from port side) 5) one fathom bank- engine fail action action ..master not coming up..? 6) Janus configuration? Why required? 7) Difference between VDR-SVDR? 8) TRS- how it become strong action .few more question about TRS. FUN-2 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Loadin of steel coils Cargo securing manual content How will u change No.3 crane wire n how will u bring wire near the crane from poop deck. Loading grain in general cargo vessel DOC n stability criteria when ldg without DOA

6) Content of stability booklet 7) Damages(defect) for general cargo 8) Heavy wt cargo to be loaded on container hatch cover 9) Displacement n dilution method 10) Static accumulation cargo definition n precaution while ldg same 11) 6000t of cargo to be loaded in No.1 n 9 hold to finish with 40cm trim present trim 1.5m 12) From were u will get LOAD density

FUN-3 1) SEQ surveys in details 2) How many holes r there in extinguisher 3) What plan r reqd for DD 4) What is rudder drop 5) How will u determine standard for gritblasting n how many standard are there. 6) What are jobs will u carry out on anchor n in chain locker in DD 7) U r not getting paid for one month ???action 8) What is Bi-party n Tri-party capt oak has same standard question No question were asked by capt mandal not give time to complete any

oak koi expression nahi dega n will

BHAI LOG MATE BAN GAYAA..!!!! 2nd ATTEMPT , 19/07/2011, Tuesday DG SHIPPING INT: CAPT. AWASTHI EXT : NONE, FUNCTION II, Result: PASS CAPT. AWASTHI, The best, he really knows the purpose of taking orals exams, doesn t gives a shit abt resolutions and other crap, judgment purely on practical knowledge, actually learnt a lot from him. When I sat down in front of him he picked other fella s file, I told him sir dats not my file, he got a lil pissed off..said I know I was just going through it I thought ohh shit I got him upse t..ohh my god lag gayee !!! Saw my file for quiet sometime then said so what happen last time..i said I was asked contents of IGC, IBC code I wasn t sure abt it he said are u now..i said yes sir.. Then he said human being cant remember everything, if u do so ur mind will get jumbled I was soo relaxed on hearing dat he added..contents is just a page of the book open nd see wat is ther So true words of wisdom for us So u have sailed only on tankers no other ships 1. Wat do u know abt other ships I said only wat iv read in books and experience frm friends 2. Wat is angle of repose- I gave him the definition as per imsbc, he said y do we need to know the angle of repose, then told him to knw if cargo will shift or not, if AOR is less than 30 then refer grain nd if more refer imsbc,Non Cohesive, he was satisfied 3. Stowage factor again why we need it explain.. 4. U have to load a cargo dat will just fit on ur deck and exceeds the load density will u load I said I will no, as it is not safe will cause structural damage he said u have to load..i said will make arrangements to distribute the weight on larger area will refer CSM, CSS, He said u will ask master, may also seek expert advice, he also wants to hear u will make securing points on deck if no points are there, precautions u will take before welding is very important.. 5. Loading a heavy lift, I started answering our standard stuff, he said ur answer is very bookish when I told him ship shud have good stability, he said wat is dat, I said positive gm, asked wats gm, wats M in gm, I told the defn but he wasn t happy then called me after lunch, I told him the defn and then went on. I met capt Dubey in the lift I asked him the same qtn he said the samething. 6 What is IMDG code, he asked me the contents I told h im..Then he said let me give u an assignment..i was shitting in my pants on hearing dat..i thought may ill have to go to a ship get a dg manifest but to my luck he didn t find anything of his interest in the book, he had the book in his cabin he read the contents from it I was just saying yes sir..yes sir...soo onn 7. He asked have I ever loaded IMDG cargo, I said no sir, then he said u cannot learn something If u don t have an objective u need to use it to learn it He is so right on dat cos on tankers we really don t care abt IMDG 8. Wat is LPG, have u loaded, no sir, wat gases are loaded as LPG,Hazards of LPG 9. Then he said have loaded oil, I didn t get it I said yes crude oil, etc he said I mean have u loaded products..i named a few dat loaded 10. How is the density of the cargo of importance for us, wat if the given density of cargo is not correct 11. How u calculate stresses onboard 12. wat is boat note 13. note of protest 14.did u have any emergency onboard I remembered vessel dragging anchor in Chittagong told him dat, it seems he had been there many times.. he started telling me his experience Then he said ok son uv done well I think u can do the job and wrote the golden word I think im extremely fortunate to get DG shipping nd then Capt. Awasthi, he is not a Gem of a person but GEMS of a

person, one gem not enough to describe him He said alot of things in detail, all he wants is Indian Officers should maintain the Pride and Dignity for our country and do our job the sincerely... Thanks to Almighty Allah for everything in life..my wife and family for their support all through All the Teachers and Librarian at MMTI Thanks to my grt friends wasim, Elton, dhawal, vanita, wasim2, andy, kleo, kashif, sumeet, arvind, ashish, nelson, rahul, amit gogale(ph1 funny man) all the batch mates of MMTI, All the guys of this group who have posted their qtns and guys who have not posted pls do so it really helps. All the best to All

20/07/2011 2nd atempt Internal - Capt. Deepak kapoor External - None Time - 11:45 - 12:45 (most of which i spent just sitting in his office) First he asked my abt my backgrnd and which company i worked for. 1. What route have have u been on? told him tat lngs tat i have dine carry out loadin in ras laffan and disch in dahej ... told asked to name all the areas tat i wud pass and all the dangers associated with these areas , whr will u get info on piracy? 2. Whr will u receive all the warnings frm .... egc, navtex , etc 3. How will u incorporate these warnings in my passage ... i told him passage plan 4. duties of chief officer as per BTM 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. how will u determine tat thr is a storm in the area .... atm pressure and warnings duites of chief officer in heavy weather considerin all the normal seamanship actions have been taken . wat r following and quarter seas and action to b taken during the same ? lights by ram , towing vl , constrained by draft .... thr rules , various situations and cross qs. showed me safe water mark and special mark... characteristics and whr r they u used ?

10. on the magnetic board - 2 masthead lights ... wat all possiblities ....1.anchor vl more than 50 less than 100 & 2. pdv out of range of side lights ....action and as per which rule. - fishing vl ... rite ahead ... plz dun say head on situation coz fishin vl is not classified as a pdv ... just rule 18. - towing vl on port bow ... action - aground vl rite ahead action 11. how does annex 1 help u safety of navigation .... told him tat it gives technical details of the lights fitted onboard .... and wen reqd to raise an indent the same shd b reffered to wrt light intensities etc Tats all .. didnt take very long. I wud like to thank Wasim (both of em) , kashif , vanita , gani , adi , kevin , kalim , kleo , elton , imran , ashish (for hi s immense help in nav aids paper) all the boys frm phase 2 batch .... thnk boys

11.07.11

MONDAY 2ND ATTEMPT VENUE : DG SHIPPING ..)

INTERNAL : R.K.AWASTHI (TOOO GOOD PERSON RESULT : - P

I HAD MY FUNCTION 2 LEFT BUT QUESTIONS ASKED ME WERE FROM ALL THE FUNCTIONS. FUNCTION 1 & 3 1.OUTSTANDING CONDITION OF CLASS? 2.CONDITION OF CLASS? 3.YOUR SHIP IS NEW IN YARD,HOW WILL YOU PREPARE FOR A CLASS SURVEY? 4.LIST THE NAME OF CERTIFICATES THAT SHALL BE ONBOARD YOUR SHIP?(ALL STATUTORY CERTIFICATES)

5.YOUR VESSEL MAKING A VOYAGE FROM HAMBURG TO MUMBAI ..AS A SECOND MATE PREPARE PASSAGE PLAN.. ALSO AS A MATE PREPARE YOUR VESSEL FOR THE PASSAGE.(HE WANTS TO HEAR PREPARE VESSEL FOR PSC AND CARGO OPERATION) 6.ON REACHING MUMBAI HOW DO YOU PREPARE YOUR VESSEL FOR INDIAN PORT .(I KEPT ON ANSWERING AND HE ALWAYS SAID KEEPING MORE MORE ..UNTIL I STOPPED) 7.WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY FINANCIAL LIABILITY? 8.CLC 69 AND 92?(HE WANTS YOU TO GIVE THE LIMITS OF LIABILITY) 9.BUNKER LIABILITY CERTIFICATE?> WHY IT IS NEEDED? 10.WHT DOES SDR STAND FOR???? WHY USE SDR AND NOT A CURRENCY?? 11.WHAT ARE THE EQUIPMENTS LISTED IN FORM E OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATE?? 12.EQUIPMENT IN FORM R OF SAFETY RADIO CERTIFICATE?? 13.BUT IF YOU DON T HAVE THESE CERTIFICATES ONBOARD FROM WHERE WILL YOU GET THE LIST OF EQUIPMENTS?? (SOLAS & GMDSS VOL 5) 13.ANCHOR LOST NEAR MUMBAI PORT???? ACTIONS WRT SURVEYS TO INSTALL A NEW ANCHOR. 14.SHIPS CRANE WHEN PICKING UP CARGO COLLAPSES???? WHAT WILL YOU DO???? (GAVE PRACTICLE ANSWER) FUNCTION 2 : 1.DEFINE ANGLE OF REPOSE,FML,TML AND MC????? 2.ANGLE OF REPOSE FOR GRAIN??? 3.WHAT PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN FOR ANGLE OF REPOSE LESS THAN 30DEG??? 4.CONTENTS OF GRAIN CODE,IMSBC CODE?????>>>??(HE DOESN T WANT WORD TO WORD JUST A JIST OF IT) 5.STABILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR LOADING GRAIN? 6.WHY NEW IMSBC CODE WAS PUBLISHED WHEN THERE WAS A BC CODE???? 7.HOW DOES IMSBC CODE LOOK LIKE????WHT ALL INFO CHIEF MATE CAN GET FROM IT??? 8.LOAD HEAVY LIFT ON HATCH COVER???? PRECAUTIONS AND DUTIES AS MATE??? 9.A UNIT LOAD TO BE LOADED ON HATCH COVER WHICH IS PROTUDING OUTSIDE THE HATCH COVER BUT JUST FEW INCHES INSIDE THE BULWARK????CAN U LOAD THAT CARGO IN THAT LOCATION ?? I SAID YES AS PER WHICH CODE>>>>CSS CODE AND CSM CODE>>>>>> CONTENTS OF BOTH THE CODES . 10.NOW HOW WI LL YOU MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR SECURING THIS SPECIAL CARGO.???? (WELD MORE SECURING AND LASHING POINTS ..BRACKETS,PADEYES ETC THESE SECURING POINTS SHALL BE SUCH AS TO HOLD THE CARGO SECURELY AND THE ANGLE TO HOLD THE CARGO IS VERY IMPORTANT .. 11.WHT IS THE APPROPRIATE ANGLE TO HOLD THT CARGO??<>>> (I DONT KNOW BUT WILL REFER CSS CODE ..) 12.LOAD IMDG CARGO ONBOARD?????? (DOCUMENTATION AND PROCEDURES) 13.PROCEDURE TO LOAD GRAIN?????? 14.HOW WILL YOU GO ABOUT LOADING AN OIL TANKER???? 15.NEW AMENDMENTS TO ISGOTT ??? 16.DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OIL TANKER AND GAS TANKER????? 17.WHT IS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LPG AND LNG ???? 18.DESCRIBE THE PROCEDURES FOLLOWED IN GAS TANKERS>>>>??(SINCE I HAVE NOT SAILED HE JUST WANTED ME TO TELL HIM WHT I HAVE READ FROM BOOKS) 19.WHT HAPPENS WHEN THE LIQUIED IN GAS TANKERS STARTS VAPOURISING?????? 20.DEFINE MARVS AND BLEVE ???? 21.YOU HAVE DONE 5 TYPE OF SHIPS SO WHICH ONE WAS THE MOST DANGEROUS???? I SAID THEOROTICALLY BULK CARRIERS ..HE SAID NO DON T TELL ME LIKE THAT AS A MATE THE MOST CHALLENGING TYPE OF SHIP IN YOUR POINT OF VIEW ..I SAID TANKERS HE SAID PLEASE JUSTIFY I SAID IN TANKERS A MATE HAS TO BE CONFIDENT,RELIABLE,SINCERE AND ALL THE OTHER QUALITIES I COULD THINK OF THT TIME OF A MATE ..HE SAID A MATE HAS TO BE LIKE THT ON ALL OTHER SHIP WHY ONLY TANKERS??? I SAID BECAUSE MATE IS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT 2 BILLION DOLLAR CARGO AND HE HAS TO PERFORM UPTO THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE OWNER,CHARTERER ETC ..THEN THIS TOPIC CONTINUED AND THEN HE ASKED ME MY EXN FORM AND SAID GENTLEMAN I PASS YOU .I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST .BE A GOOD MATE AND PERFORM YOUR DUTIES WITH RESPONSIBILITY. ALL QUESTIONS ASKED BY CAPT.AWASTHI ..HE IS A GENTLEMAN ..WANTS PRACTICLE ANSWERS.WHILE ANSWERING HIM BE CONFIDENT AND FIRM EVEN IF YOU ARE WRONG .HE IS VERY POLITE AND LIKES TO TALK.HE MIGHT EVEN START ANSWERING TO THE QUESTION IN WHICH YOU ARE UNABLE TO ANSWER. I REALLY HAVE FULL REGARDS TO CAPT.AWASTHI AS HE IS A GEM OF A PERSON.WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM AND PRAY FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY.

NOW I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALLL MY FRIENDS OF PHASE-I AND PHASE II BATCH.IT WAS A WONDERFULL HAVING A VERY GOOD FRIEND CIRCLE AT MMTI COLLEGE. SPECIAL THNX TO ASHISH,ARVIND,ABDUL,SHELTON,ASHLEY,ADITYA,NELSON,IMRAN,VANIT A,SHAKTI,JAYESH,ELTON,ROSHAN AND TRUST ME EVERY1 .

12.07.2011 Int : Capt. Khatri / Capt.Kapoor Ext : Capt.Chand Duration : 1345-1600 !! Result : P P P Capt.Khatri gets into Deep Details about Ship operations. Since he's a Chemical Tanker specialist and those are the ships i sail - Interrogation was nothing less than that at Guantanamo Bay ! At one point i feared both of them might Water Board me !! Haha. FUNCTION 1 (General - Each question was followed by probably 10 sub questions! ) Ice Navigation / Polar Code / TRS / GYRO Principle& Errors / GPS Errors / Janus Configuration / CLOUDS -Types /Formations 5 ROR Cards / 10 Situations of R.V / Sailing Vessel Situations / T.S.S situations Synoptic -Routeing - Gnomonic Charts A Lot of Emergency Contingencies and situations Grounding / Collision / Anchor Dragging / Currents / ETA / Steering failure - All Practical answers reqd Not Bookish Theory. FUNCTION 2 All Practical questions - Majorly on Chemical Tanker Ops Dehumidfier / Deck Seals / IG Plant / N2 Generator / Tank Wash Procedures / Wall Wash / Grade Change / PVV to the extent of the washers governing the 2200 mmwg), Pressure Testing of Jumpers / VRL / VECS / Chemical Wash / Various Chemical Properties / Safety Precautions / Tank Coatings / Paints involved / Pickling / SS Tanks / Marpol Annex 2 / Line up / Past Probs experienced / Emergency situations during Cargo Ops. / Fire/ Explosions / Contamination / Capt.Chand went into Angle of Repose / High Density Cargoes/Concentrates/ Stow Factor / Grain Code Calc / Reqmts / IMDG code Reqmts / segregation / Containers / Types / Reefer Cargo Ops for Bananas / Reefer Containers and their precautions / Ventilation procedures for Reefers / Livestock loading. SF/BM Calc, Loadicators. Documentation - Letter of protest / Tanker Certificates / OLB/ ORB / BL / DG Manifest. / Shipper's Documentation. FUNCTION 3 Berthing a Vessel in various current and wind situations / Dry Docking Calc -Critical Period / Hanging an Anchor / BUNTINGS on lead line ! / Knots / Splices !! used in Emergencies !! / CBA/AOA / LDC / Ship Tank Construction / Ballasting - Deballasting / BMP. / Beaching / Tugs / Ground Tackle. All Practical questions, No Quoting nonsense. My Sincere Thanks to - Anshul Pandit, Mayur Kaul , Harsimran Singh Cheema, Ravi Rai, Shaleen Soti.

18.07.11 Venue: DG Shipping Surveyor: E- kambhata , and I - shukla

Attempt: 2nd Result: all clear. went only for function 3 I was called in at 11:15 IST Kambhata and me entered the room 2gther started with. which company, 2nd attempt - me yes sir ( 1 dam pyaar say smile ki saath) wat happened last time - I wasnt prepared last time ( smile gone) Ok. than he started asking me question i dont remember the seq. but these r all the qu estions 1- PMS.. and everything about it . ( i told him everything with and didnt stop) 2- 3off dosnt do his PMS for fire extinguisher properly wat will u tell him - he wanted to hear about pressure releasing hole - he asked me if u see PMS was not followed properly wat wil u do ?? 3- Training on board of crew 4- What is SSTP 5- how will u train ur cadet and check his progress 6- slipping of anchor .. full procedure .. both the procedures 7- DD req. as per stability , Docking plan? 8- ORB entries 9- Enclosed space entry 10- Trainee is inside Enclosed space. uncon. wat will u do.? 11- Entries in OLB. about crew misbehaving 12- How will u deal with crew misbehaving 11:30 i m out. he said wait outside i went out .. smile on my face. after 5 mints he came out and said results wil be decl. shukla called me inside.. asked me.. 2nd attempt. writtens cleared . he was happy to know that. ok he removed the BAAAALLUUUUUUU pen and than u knoww.. P----He said Congo.. and i said thank u very much in a very loud voice. and i saw his eyes opening wide on that. hahahaha guys 1 and the last thing.. luck luck luck. u need this thing with u .. or even 5 attmepts cant help u.. O speach ty .. very much Gani. Abu. Sheltu. Bablu. ASh. Vikas. Colourwet ( rangeela) And Suta..

15.07.11 Venue: D.G.Shipping Surveyor:capt. Chand and Capt.Shukla Result: P - F It was purely Bad Luck for me this day as I was examined only for fn.1.. the details as follows.. The candidate who was b4 me with capt. chand was not able to ans a question which was the reason capt. chand was upset and i got screwed.. As i enterd he asked me whether the previous guy asked me any question when he came out.. i said no Sir.. then he asked me the following.. fn.3 what will u do when 2nd mate reports to you that a crew member is not feeling well and has too much pain.. U are on watch and master has drunk and cannot be contacted..? I answered everything from investingating the person , acting as 2nd in command , making report, informing company and taking advise of company medical officer and radio medical advice.... but he was nt satisfied.. he was insisting on Radio medical advice and I couldnt think of anything else...... hence this was the end of fn.3.. ... he refused to go ahd with fn.3.. fn1- all practical and standard questions... 1. precautions when entering TSS? 2.Few ROR situations.. sailing vsl overtaking and crossing.. open sea and R.V. and not taking action. 3.Grounding actions. 4. TRS.. everything from approaching signs to avoiding action.. pls also mention that u will broadcast warning to all other vessel abt the TRS.. Thats it.. he did not asked me more.. but a lot of cross questioning only on the above questions.. and he passed me in fn.1.. I requested him abt fn.3 but he was not ready to ask and said as per me fn.3 is the most important at this level and u should know thoroughly and be prepared for all the situations... capt. Shukla as usual called with the EXN form and asked me whether i have cleard my writtens... How was ur Orals ? etc.. Then while Writing on the EXN form he asked me WHAT PROBLEMS U WILL FACE WHEN U USE ENCLOSED LIFEBOAT AS A RESCUE BOAT?.. Dint Know the Ans.. Told him general... But anyway he had given me Fn1 and failed in Fn 3 as He goes by the External surveyor........ thats it..... guys Capt. Chand is a very Humble and down to earth Guy and only asks practical questions and will give u hints if u r not mentioning what he wants to hear.. I met him again outside D.G. and asked him Sir pls tell me wh at ans were u Expecting.. So told me abt taking out charts, looking for nearest port from where seaman can be evacuated,calculating steaming time and preparing for helicopter operations etc.. He said that he is very particular abt fn.3 and also dont believe much in asking regulations and only practical situations.. I would like to thank Rajat Agarwal who was continuously available and ready for me at last moment and also Jayesh, shrikant, vikrant and all other friends for their valuable guidance and support from time to time........ ORALS AFTER ALL IS PURELY LUCK ..... JUST WAIT FOR YOUR TURN..

Date: 7th & 8th July. Venue: DGS. Surveyor: Capt. Kapoor. Result: P P -

First I was called in when Kunal Gosavi was also sitting in his office, in front of him, I thought Capt. Kapoor might have finished with Kunal, which was not the case, he jst started asking Kunal qts...................And everyone know's the rest. When Kunal was done he told me sit and asked me what my father does????????? Then he went through my file, he saw tht I have done only tankers, asked which type of tankers?...........then he asked for which functions have i come........obivous answer Func 1 & 2. He started as follows:Func 2: 1) From where will know tht a particular product is suit able for loading in your tanks? Ans: From certificate of class, MSDS (for particular specification), Shippers requirement (if Any)........also added for chemical carrier we get from Cert. Of Fitness. 2) How will you go about loading a Tanker? Ans: Blaah Blaah......mentioning all about pre arrival checks and atmospher checks and all.... 3) Hazards of loading grain cargo? Ans: 2 main hazard...Settling and Shifting, he stopped me there and fired next qt. 4) Whats DOA and what you get from it? Ans: Started sayi ng about volumes, center of volume of each tanks and VHM......cut me there.... 5) What hazard with timber deck cargo? Ans: Started saying securing, shifting, becoming heavy.......cut there.... 6) Precautions for loading of heavy lifts? Ans: Checking of all ship's gear, SWL, Sheaves, load density, cargo planning, briefing of crew, ........ cut me there... 7) Master informs you to load Dangerous cargo, how would you go about it? Ans: Check in IMDG Code vol. 2, all the info we get from there, then from Vol. 1 Get segregation required.........cut me there..... 8) Loading of iron ore fines, can you do it in all holds or alternate holds? I goofed up here and told me.....Alternate loading as per SOLAS Ch. 6, Reg. 34..... 9) You are carrying wheat cargo and in the discharge port you mind in some holds cargo is spoilt, you action? Pls stick to mates job, he gets irritated if you go into master's shoes.....Ans: Gather evidence as possible, dont discharge from those holds, provide all evidence to master so he make a Note of Protest, (He also wants to hear tht, in front of P&I, Cargo Surveyors, I will segregate the spoilt cargo so tht the entire hold doesnt get spoilt).......... 10) Whats a Note of Protest and Letter of Protest? Ans: Note of Protest is a oath taken by mas ter in front of the Notary Public...........cut me there..... 11) Difference in Statements of Fact and Time Sheet? Ans: Time sheet from the First line To Last Line......statements of Fact is from EOSP To COSP.....guessing this is the correct answer, coz he dint show any sign of disbelieve... Func 1:1) Precautions navigating in High lat. in RV? Ans: Proper lookout, sound signals, thorough knowledge from the chart, echo sounder ON and checked, deviation checked regular intervals coz cannot rely on Magnetic compass and cannot feed lat. to correct the corresponding error in Gyro......cut me there. 2) Passage Planning? same old story......... 3) SOLAS Ch. 5 how it helps in assisting you in your watches? Ans: it has 35 regulation, which helps us in blaaah blaaah blaah. 4) Is ship reporting Mandatory? Ans: As per SOLAS Ch. 5 reg 11 and MSA ACT 350, 354 & 359. 5) Some cards.....where i wasnt confident and was whispering the correct answers, he moved ahead with stiuation and buoys........again lost confidence and soo he called me next morning at 0930. Following on the 8th morning.....asked me what did i learn new in ROR and asked me the same things about ROR and asked master dead how will you take care of navigation.......(wants to hear how will you take care of watches)........then conditions under which you will call master? Ans: Visibility reduces, weather detoriates, traffic causing concernss................. Finally, got both the functions..................... ........ Capt. Kapoor will not allow you answer fully, jst be composed and answer, dont think tht he doesnt listen to your answers, he very well does.......but a good surveyor, one can expect min. 2 functions from him....... Finally........... It should be rightfully said............Alleluia, Praise the Lord...... And cant forget, Nimi, Ganapathi, Kalim, Sharath, Karnesh, Aditya, Abdul, Arvind Divecha, Rajat Agarwal, Sagar Anchan........................ ...Guys I owe you'll one for sure............. All the very best to everyone, cheers and God Bless.

Name Robin Goodwin Date 6 & 7/07/11 Attempt practically First, theoretically Second Venue old MMD Internal Capt. D. F. Vaz External Capt. Kutino (The Saviour) On 6th there was no external and Capt Vaz was too busy in his work so he called me th e next day. On 7th Capt. Kutino started with my orals, Capt. Kutino He is a very nice person and makes u feel very comfortable while answering, he gives u hints, chances, he ask u very practical and general ques, he dosent want bookish lang. He looks for ur practical knowledge and understanding and wants key points only .once he hear those key points he will move onto the next ques. Func 1 Navigation in higher latitudes- (directional gyro, ice, weather, stability of ship, deck machinery) Buy ballots law 3 situation First tug and tow on port bow, length of tug 100, length of tow >200, normal conditions, risk of col exists (tug not RAM)Ans - pwd v/l towing on port bow, I will maintain co and spd, if no action taken 1 short blast alter co to stb d (b4 answering he asked me the lights and sound signals of the tug and tow) Second RV, pvd v/l on port bow, opr radar, risk of col exists (again he asked me the sound signal and also asked if u wud change the signal Ans- pwd v/l fwd of the beam, avo id altering to port, reduce or increase speed(radar operational)increase the intensity and frequency of sound signal. Third at nite, pwd v/l on stbd bow, aspect zero(asked me whether risk of coll exists and then action) Ans- if aspect does not change, risk of collision exist, 1 short blast alter co to stbd when VDR and SVDR came into force, If in force. ?Difference between them manoeuvring light whr it is placed? Wen it is used ? how it is switched on?( refer ROR annex 1 and rule 34b) AIS wat information u get? Can it b used for col avoid.(no) Wat will u do if ur magnetic compass fails in port? (spare compass and no sailing out) Sound signal of v/l aground (don t forget additionally signal code U ) Early signs of TRS? Pressure tendency in case of a TRS? Func -2 Stowage factor? Load density ? unit ? Loading of heavy lift ? (GM) Wat information u get from IBC code Wat publications are required for loading oil cargo (ISGOTT, ASTM, ) Is ISGOT clas approved? (NO) Precautions while loading coal hazard, ventilation, bilges? Stability criteria for loading grain Wat is B/L ? Who issues B/L ? (general) Wat will u do if B/l is not ready b4 departure? Who will sign it? (will sail out, agent will send copy on ship thru email, ms approves and agent signs) Wat is mates receipt? Can u clause it? (yes) How will u make a loading plan on tanker, once u hav recd inst frm charters? (temp. API, .) How will calculate the max quantity to load. (98 %............) Requirement for ldg two grades ( 2v/v seg) Func - 3 Slipping of anchor ? (in emergency and also wen it gets foul with sm othr cable) PMS for chain locker Maintenance of anchor cable (marking and checking dim of lug.) Wen will u condemn an anchor cable(link or shackle) ? Wat does the regulation says?(don t know, may b as per chain register) Wen will u condemn a wire rope (more than 10%.....) Anchoring in deep water(walk back then let go) Discharge criteria for machinery space oil Wat wil u do if OWS is not working Entries made by mate in OLB Wat r statutory cert? examples SEC, ILL Wat r mandatory cert ? examples ISPS, COR Is Cert of REg. mand or stat ? In India ? (its mandatory, wheras for Indian ships its statutory) Wat is AOA? Who all signs AOA? Wat is bi-party and tri-party agreement?

Critical period in dry docking? (Just b4 it takes the block) Then asked me to wait outside. All was well till here. But I had heard tat Capt. Vaz does not go as per external s recommendations, but it wasn t entirely true. Depending upon the recommendation he asks us questions. Then Capt. Kutino called me inside Capt. Vaz cabin. I was the third one to go in. He failed the first one(inspite of recom for two func). The second one was asked to find smthnng and was sent out. Capt. Vaz.- well wat can b said abt him. He is a true gentleman. Whether its abt greeting you wen u come inside or abt kicking u out after writing F F F, he does everything in a gentle way and he never compromises for quality. End of the day he is no. 13 , lucky for some unlucky for othrs. CAPT. D. F. Vaz Can u issue clean B/L if dye is mixed in the cargo (YES, it is accepted) Wat is close loading (General Definition . denied) Wat do u understand by close loading(I didn t understand what else he wanted? I started saying close loading means . And he compltd the sentence by everything is close and laughed abt it) Technical terminology for close loading ( ????) Can u load IMDG cargo without DOC? (the culprit) Conversation, ME- Yes Sir Vaz Can u load I M D G cargo without DOC??? (he asked me again) Me Yes Sir we can load class 6.2 and 7 Vaz Can you ?? Me - Yes sir Vaz How much quantity ?? Me- Don t know Sir Vaz have u read SOLAS? Go, read it and come (I tot it s for the next question and dared to ask him) Me Sir, any specific chapter? Vaz - Are u asking me? Which chap is for dangerous cargo? Me- Chap VII (and realised he is still on the same one and tat I have said smthing wrong) I didn t had the buk and nobody else had it. Called up milind and Shelton. Milin d said the same thing, he read out para 19.4 of II-2 which stated the same thing and searched for smthing in chapVII, but nothing. Shelton said the same thing and was searching for more, by tat time I was called in again. Meanwhile he passed one guy who w as waiting for his orals since 20th of last month and failed 2. Me Sir, as per SOLAS Chap II-2 Reg. 19.4, Class 6.2 and 7, which is Infectious substance and radioactive material, can be loaded without DOC. (but still he didn t seem satisfied, probably I shud have also mentioned dangerous goods in limited quantities) Anyways, then he said, Ok m giving u 1 & 2 and for 3 u can come next time. It was a Big Relief !!! Special Thanks to Shelton d silva who was probably smwhr out and rushed back home to find out the answer and also milind bhagat who stayed with me for the entire time and Rishi raj Dogra for coming at my home and helping me out. Also to rahul yadav, rajat agarwal .all my friends, mates from massa and all those who have posted here(you are doing a great job) and last but not the least, Capt. Kutino, who saved the day for me. Thanks a Lot!! Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) www5.imo.org Passenger ships and ships other than passenger ships of 3000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed on or after 1 July 2002 must carry voyage data recorders (VDRs) to assist in accident investigations, under regulations adopted in 2000, which entered into force on 1 July 2002.

Date:12 july 2011 (My Day) Venue: DGS Int: Capt Awasthi ( Really gud guy ) Ext: None Result: --P As soon as i entered he asked me which fumnction r u appearing for .....i said F -III 1) Construct a ship of 20 m lgt and 8 mtr width i had no clue what to reply ... s uddenly i remmebered Ship Yard procedures and started telling him i will make a rough

plan lines plan .....he said do u know how to make it i said no sir yard will make it i as an owner will jus tell my requirements ..h sadi ok then??? i continued with rest of the procedures for Erol fernandes blah blah blah lot of cross questions 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Statutory certificates ,Mandatory certificates and obligatory certificates AOA How does it help Ch/OFF duties f chief mate PSC why is it ther?? CRB

8) Why is it needed to make entry in CRB????? 9) How will u implement ISM on board????? 10)U hav joined a ship and Ch/Off is signing off and u have a seq survey next day how will u go abt preparing ????? 11)What check will u make in a Lifeboat???? 12)How do you know that life boat is not damaged and it is swinging .....i said i will check records if it has been lowered last week ....he said ok it was lowered last week and while heaving up Lifeboat got danaged now???...i said in that case i will swing it and c .....how much will u swing????? as per regulation i am supposed to move it from stowed position ...... ok you r pass Thnx to everyone who r contribution to this group ....Its a great help guys keep posting and thnx to all my batch mates Capt Awasthi is a great guy he only ask relevant and practical questions..

Gaurav Malhotra DG Shipping Function I and III Internal: Capt. Deepak Kapoor External: Capt. Baweja PASS PASS 11.07.2011, Monday Questions asked by Capt. Baweja Function I 1. Principal of Gyro and Gyro Errors with Formula + Effect of Ship s motion on Gyro 2. Radar Performance Test, True and Relative motion, Trial Maneouvre 3. Situations with two targets and in Restricted Visibility 4. Fog signal for Pilot Vessel underway 5. 6. 7. 8. A single Green Light, what it can be? Rule 5,6,8 and 10 Grounding in your watch, what can be the reason? After Grounding, what will be your action as Duty officer?

9. Type of Ship Reporting System in Indian Waters? 10. What do you understand by Synoptic Chart and Prognosis? 11. What is latest amendment to SOLAS related to Towing Arrangement onboard Function III 1. Certificates required for Passenger Ship and its validity 2. Certificates required for Special Trade Passenger Ship .. Certificate A and B 3. Duties of Mate as per STCW 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Requirement for Rest Hours as per STCW 95 as well as STCW 2010 Fitness for Duty? What is bi-party and tri-party? What is Article of Agreement and Collective Bargaining Agreement PMS for deck machinery Precautions in Heavy Weather

10. Slipping of Anchor 11. Chain Register content? 12. Precautions for Dry Docking? 13. Why Dry Docking is required? 14. Explain about Maritime Lab our Convention Capt. Deepak Kapoor was busy and he left for that day so he called me and Master candidate on 13.07.2011 13.07.2011, Wednesday Questions asked by Capt. Deepak Kapoor 1. Crossing Situations with Powder driven Vessel 2. Head on situation with Fishing Vessel. 3. How will you identify CBD vessel 4. What w ill be your obligation for a Pilot Vessel head on, by which Rule 5. What will be your obligation for a Vessel Restricted in her Ability, by which Rule 6. Give example for RAM vessel as per Rule 3 7. What precautions you will take while navigating in Traffic Separation Schemes 8. What are basic elements for Passage Planning? 9. Vessel grounded, what will be your action? 10. If there is water ingress, what will you do? How will you stop it? 11. When you will call Master 12. A vessel 2nm off, is doing sea trial, how will you came to know 13. Precautions for Heavy Weather 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. What document you will have onboard for lifting gears as per ILO and Dock Labour ACT and its content Duties of a Mate as per STCW and ISM How will you implement PMS onboard What are the obligation of a Second Officer What will be your action after observing an indiciplinary behavior onboard? How an Article of Agreement and Collective Bargaining Agreement will help a Chief Mate? If Master dies, what administrative action you will take? Without Master, how will you proceed for Anchorage? What survey will be conducted on a tanker, during Dry Dock What all things you will prepare for IOPP certificate What are the requirements of MARPOL Annex I ? What all equipments and arrangements are require by statutory regulations of MARPOL Annex I How will you prepare for Safety Construction Survey? What is the role of Classification Society? How will you prepare for Enhanced Hull Survey? What do you know about Certificate of Class?

Name: Andreas D'souza Date: 5th n 6th July 2011, (Ashley, its 2011 n not 2010) Attempt: 2nd (Func 3.) Venue: D.G.Shipping External : Capt. C.L.Dubey(5th) n Capt. O.P. Yadav(6th)... But both refused to take my orals since i did my phase 2 at MMTI Internal : Capt. Khatri Result : _ _ P Capt. Khatri was too busy on 5th... n external Capt. Dubey refused to take my orals.. waited till 1730 n then Khatri told me to come the next day.... On 6th external was Capt. O.P.Yadav, but he also refused to take my orals..... Capt. Khatri called me in at 1510 hrs n i was done by 1545... wen he called me in he was so goddamn busy, dat for d first 20 mins i was der just to lukin at him n waiting to start... suddenly he realised dat m sitting in front of him n den started, infact he didnt even take my orlas, just had a general description of my last ship, dats it....

he asked me questions as follows: 1) y r u here? i told him, sir orals, func.3... 2) Mates or 2nd mates candidate? i said Sir, Mates.... 3) ok, so type of ships hav u done?.. Sir i sailed on Bulk carriers n Product Tankers..( actually i've had my hands evrywhere, including LPG, PCC's n PCTC's (RoRo) , but i dint tell him dat) 4) OK, so tell me wat did u learn abt the construction of ur last ship?.. i told him dat i learnt dat d construction of the ship has to be in compliance with the SOLAS, n dat aftr it meets d requirements of SOLAS, as per Chapter 1, Reg, 12 n 14... class issues a SAFCON certificate on behalf of d Admin... n den enumerated all d things to be checked, n dat i did check on my last ship, in a SAFCON survey..... word for word as in ship const. book by errol fern... he was impressed... he was just checkin my confidence n how well i can speak, if u can speak english well, use big words as i did, he'l be impressed.. but big words again... helps if u hav a gud vocab... i didnt say nything different, just bookish language n some big terms... dats all... he stopped me halfway n asked for my result form, i took it out n gav e it to him, just as he was abt to sign it, he asked me if i had done dry dock, n said yes sir, on my first ship as cadet n 8 years agon never aftr dat, n he just stopped n gave me a blank look, he hesitated n asked me but do u kno procedures of drydockin..... n i confidently replied, yes sir, n told him its in four parts, preparation b4 entering, procedure 4 entering, jobs done in dd, n procedure for sailing out, he was impressed again n just signed my exn without ny questions or hesistation n asked me to send ashley in.. dats it.... done with orals finally, just one more law paper to go, which i'll give next month, pain in d ass it is... nyways, guys, thnx to each n evry1 of u... roshan, kleo, imran, dhaval, Vanita our sister - thnx for ur immense help n notes... n ofcouse Ashley for his last minute help, support n feeds necessay to pass...gaurav, vinay, sydney, arvind, ashish 2balls, shelton, summet n all u guys out der.....

Name: Abhijit Chopra Place : Old Mmd Date : 04/07/11 Internal : Capt D.F Vaz External : None Results : Nothing new F F F Time in : 1810 Time Out: 1830 As all of U are aware of Capt Vaz's style of asking questions there was no function wise questions... All random questions. He was very busy clearing port state inspection reports, Certificates etc...Most of the time he was not listening to what I said... Anyways here go the limited edition questions... 1. What is tacit & explicit acceptance?? What % of accepting states required in case of both & when does the number of states red uce. Give with example of each scenario.... 2. When was LSA code ratified by India? Which IMO resolution for LSA code? 3. State 4 main differences between the curve of dynamical stability of a passenger ship & a VLCC? 4. What are the certificates requir ed to be carried by a passenger ship & as per which IMO resolutions? 5. As per which regulations/Code is Port State inspections carried out? Which IMO resolution? 6. What are the ISM Code amendments & when did they come into force?Which IMO Resolution/s??? 7. As per which SOLAS Chapter Dangerous Goods carried? When is a vessel exempted from carrying DOC & IMO resolutions? Well these are the limited questions I remember.. Today was the IMO Resolutions day.. I answered the 1st, 6th & 7th questions but as I did not know the resolutions numbers my answers did not count... Capt Vaz is a nice person & will not offend you in any way.. He will make you feel really comfortable. In the end he

proved that I had not prepared well & all the questions asked were simple. I simply agreed ... Well guys just that U all know Capt Mandal has gone back to Kolkata.. So Old MMD as of now is only Capt Vaz.. Today I was the only candidate to be sent to Old MMD... Bad luck I guess... Hope these questions might help someone... On e guy got Fn 3 on his 1st attempt... all the best to all who will face Capt Vaz.... Prepare well with his questions...

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