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SERGEY STEPANISHCHEV
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CES 5.0.3847 26.08.2010 STCW
Management
CES version: Test date: Test type: Level:
Department/Function area: Deck Vessel type/Propulsion: Oil Tanker
Question asked (212):
Which organization or administration is responsible for surveys and inspections of ships,
and the issue of Safety Certificates? Selected answer:
Ships Classification Associations (Lloyd's, American Bureau of Shipping, The
Norwegian Veritas, Germanische Lloyd's, etc.) Correct answer:
Government Authorities of the Flag State
Question asked (2887):
Subject to allowance by the Port State Authority a tanker with defect oil discharge
monitoring and control system (ODME) may undertake? Selected answer:
The vessel will be detained until ODME is rectified. Correct answer:
One ballast voyage before proceeding to a repair port.
Question asked (2887):
Subject to allowance by the Port State Authority, a tanker with a defective oil discharge
monitoring and control system (ODME) may continue to trade for a limited period before
a repair is effected. What period is allowed and what conditions apply?
Selected answer:
The vessel may discharge her cargo but will then be detained in port until the ODME is
made fully operational and approval from the Port State Authority obtained.
Correct answer:
One ballast voyage before proceeding to a repair port.
Question asked (3005):
Some centrifugal cargo pumps on oil tankers are designed with an automatic stripping
system, which allows the cargo tank to fully discharge its contents. By what principle
does such a stripping system operate?
Selected answer:
By the optimum size and positioning of the suction inlet that feeds the automatic
stripping system, which ensures that the cargo oil tank is discharged to the maximum
possible extent.
Correct answer:
On the basis that, if cargo vapour can be stopped from entering the cargo pump suction
inlet, the flow will continue without cavitation.
Question asked (3242):
What does STCW deal with? Selected answer:
STCW deals with training centre and schools and standards for watch keepers Correct
answer:
STCW deals with minimum recommendation of education for seafarers and minimum
standards for training centre and schools
Question asked (3714):
A 6-men inflatable liferaft shall be carried as far forward as is reasonable and
practicable. Where is the best stowing position? Selected answer:
Aft of the forecastle secured with the use of hydrostatic release device. Correct
answer: Under the forecastle.
Question asked (5493):
The input of an area code prefix in (radio)telex-traffic:
Selected answer:
Has to be put in without the zero
Correct answer:
Differs for each country
Question asked (5500):
With what system is a NAVTEX-message transmitted? Selected answer:

Correct answer: Question asked (5518):


Via Inmarsat-C a message is sent to an Inmarsat-C mailbox with a positive delivery
notification (PDN). The ground station will:
Selected answer:
Not send any PDN for this message
Correct answer:

Send a PDN, if the message has arrived in the mailbox Question asked (5583):
You receive via the 8 MHz a DSC distress alert. The received DSC message is however
distorted. The MMSI as well as the position are illegible. After listening at the 8 MHz
telephone distress frequency, nothing is heard. This is because:
Selected answer:
First an acknowledgement of a coastguard station must be received via the 8MHz
Correct answer:

Telephone signals in the same frequency band are generally weaker than DSC signals

Question asked (5617):


A distress-call, onboard via RCC, may only be given Receipt if: Selected answer:
OSC from the RCC concerned invites the vessels Correct answer:
The 0.0.W deems it necessary
Question asked (5775):
The accuracy of an Inmarsat-E positioning-system is: Selected answer:
20 miles
Correct answer:
200 meters
Question asked (5795):
Testing a SART is permitted: Selected answer: Only at sea, outside territorial waters
Correct answer:

At sea, outside territorial waters, and in port or harbour Question asked (5880):
Which of the following answers would best define the term "risk"? Selected answer:
Risk is the possibility that a dangerous situation is likely to occur Correct answer:

Risk is a situation involving exposure to danger and includes both identification of the

occurrence and the likelihood that it will happen. Question asked (10381):
*Which of the following items must be included in each fire drill? Selected answer:
Starting a fire pump using at least two required jets of water to show that the system is
in proper working order
Correct answer:
All the items mentioned
Question asked (20322):
Give the meaning of the following symbol
Selected answer:
Survival craft portable radio
Correct answer:
EPIRB
Question asked (20351):
A hand flare must have a burning period of at least Selected answer:
Correct answer:
Question asked (31027):
What is the period of validity of the Safety Management Certificate Selected answer:
1 Year
Correct answer:
5 years
Question asked (31464):
A ship in distress should transmit the appropriate alarm signal followed by the distress
call and message on one or all of the international distress frequencies. Which of
frequencies is in accordance with the present recommendations?
Selected answer:
550 kHz, 2182 kHz and 121.5 MHz Correct answer:
500 kHz, 2182 kHz and 156.8 MHz
Question asked (32111):
In which of these circumstances can your ship request a DoS? Selected answer:
Your ship is operating at a lower security level than the ship or port it is interfacing with.
Correct answer:
Your ship is conducting activities with a port or ship that is not required to implement an
approved security plan.
Question asked (32145):
Which of these measures would you implement to prevent drugs from being smuggled
onboard your ship while it's berthed? Selected answer:
"Search some of the packages, spares and stores received." Correct answer:
Maintain restricted areas.
Question asked (32206):
A tanker in ballast, having recently left the discharge port is involved in a collision. The
two vessels are still interlocked after the collision and a survey of the ships gives all
crew members are safe and the damage is focussed to the vicinity of the impact. What
should be the greatest concern at this time?
Selected answer:
The possibility of pollution. Correct answer:
The ships moving together in the swell/seaway will cause a spark and consequently an
explosion.
Question asked (32255):
A system for the continuous monitoring of the concentration of hydrocarbon gas shall be
fitted in cargo pump-rooms of oil tankers. A
continuous alarm shall be automatically activated when the hydrocarbon gas
concentration reaches a pre-set level. What are the criteria
for pre-setting the alarm level?
Selected answer:
No higher than 5% of LEL.
Correct answer:
No higher than 10% of LEL.
Question asked (32435):
A ship experiences an interaction effect known as "Squat" when moving in shallow
water. The amount of Squat is affected by the speed of the vessel through the water. If
the speed through the water is HALVED what will be the change in the affect of "Squat"
Selected answer:
The squat effect will also be halved. Correct answer:

The squat effect will be reduced to a quarter of its original value Question asked

(32842):
What actions should the Officer of the Watch take when the ship's steering gear fails?
Selected answer:
Stop engines and display the NUC signal Correct answer:
All of the suggested answers
Question asked (33619):
What, by definition in the International Collision Regulations, is a "vessel restricted in
her ability to manoeuvre"? Selected answer:
A vessel engaged in underwater work, such as the laying, picking up or servicing of a
pipeline, or which is in support of diving operations, performing dredging and mine-
clearance or is deploying or recovering a pilot.
Correct answer:
A vessel which from the nature of her work is restricted in her ability to manoeuvre as
required by the Rules and is therefore unable to keep out of the way of another vessel.
Question asked (33649):
Under most circumstances, how will communication be carried out between a ship and
a SAR helicopter? Selected answer: On 410 KHz. Correct answer: On VHF Ch 16.
Question asked (33661):
Substances, materials and articles shall be stowed as indicated in the Dangerous
Goods List of the IMDG Code, in accordance with a series of stowage categories. How
are those categories designated?
Selected answer:
Three categories, numbered I, ii and iii. Correct answer:
5 categories, labelled A-E.
Question asked (33668):
When conducting a risk assessment for a shipboard work activity, what are the two
elements to be considered? Selected answer:
The chance of an incident re-occuring and the potential effects of an loss. Correct
answer:
The potential severity of harm and the likelihood that harm will occur.
Question asked (34337):
After passing through the scrubbing tower in an inert gas system on an oil tanker, what
is the approximate level of carbon dioxide in the inert flue gas?
Selected answer:
1%
Correct answer:
13%
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Question asked (157):
What other purposes may a fixed fire-detection and alarm system be used for, in
addition to fire indication? (SOLAS 11-2/13.1.14)
Selected answer:
Automatic closing of fire doors
Correct answer:
Controlled closing of fire doors
Question asked (378):
The vessel is to anchor with Pilot onboard. Which of the suggested answers most
accurately define the main duties of the Officer of the Watch on bridge?
Selected answer:
Follow the Master's orders at all times. Correct answer:
Assist the Master and pilot and monitor the ships position.
Question asked (433):
This vessel is encountered at the mouth of a river which leads to your discharge port.
What do the various shapes tell you? Selected answer:
This is a vessel engaged in dredging or underwater operations. The two balls in a
vertical line indicate the side on which it is safe to pass; the two diamonds in a vertical
line indicate the side on which an obstruction exists; the ball / diamond / ball indicate
that the vessel is restricted in her ability to manoeuvre.
Correct answer:
This is a vessel engaged in dredging or underwater operations. The two balls in a
vertical line indicate the side on which an obstruction exists; the two diamonds in a
vertical line indicate the side on which it is safe to pass; the ball / diamond / /ball in a
vertical line indiacte that the vessel is restricted in her ability to manoeuvre.
Question asked (773):
Two vessels are meeting each other in confined waters. What would be the effects of
interaction between the two vessels as they approach each other?
Selected answer:
Each vessel will experience an increase in speed Correct answer:
The bows of the ships will be pushed away from each other
Question asked (806):
What would be the stopping distance of a VLCC when proceeding at 8 knots in deep
water and the engines are put 'Full Astern'? Selected answer: 15 ship lengths
Correct answer:

Varies, but can be determined from trial data Question asked (1045):
What is the best way to avoid pollution from small oil-spills aboard a ship? Selected
answer:
Have dispersing chemicals ready for use in case of oil-spill Correct answer:

Contain any oil-spill onboard the ship Question asked (1867):


Which position is the best to stop bleeding from the nose? Selected answer:
Laying on the back, leaning the head as much back as possible. Correct answer:

Sitting on a chair, leaning forward, with two fingers pressing the nose together.

Question asked (1897):


The portable walkie talkies required to be carried by GMDSS regulations should have
which channels as a minimum? Selected answer: Channel 16 only Correct answer:
Channels 6, 13 & 16
Question asked (2314):
MARPOL 73/78 - Annex I. Your vessel sailed from Bahrain heading for Singapore.2
days after departure, you like to empty your machinery space bilges. What will be the
correct procedures in this connection?
Selected answer:
Call the bridge and request for position and permission to discharge directly overboard.
Correct answer:

Call the bridge and request for position and permission to discharge overboard through

oilywater separating and filtering equipment. Question asked (2944):


In oil cargo calculations, what is ASTM table 53A/B used for? Selected answer:
On entering with a volume in long tons, a conversion factor is found that will convert that
volume to U.S. barrels (bbls). Correct answer:

On entering with a given density at the observed temperature, the corresponding

density at the standard 15 degrees Centigrade is found. Question asked (2991):


Which muscle is the most persevering one in the body? Selected answer: The liver.
Correct answer:
The heart.
Question asked (2999):
The Reid Vapour Pressure (RVP) test is a simple and commonly used method for
measuring which of the following characteristics of an oil cargo?
Selected answer:
The nominal vapour pressure of the liquid at 38.7 degrees C. Correct answer:

The absolute vapour pressure of the liquid at 37.8 degrees C. Question asked

(3012):
In respect of exposure to vapours from oil cargoes, how is the value of "Short Term
Exposure Limit" determined? Selected answer:
The airborne concentration of a toxic substance averaged over any 30 minute period,
usually expressed in ppm. Correct answer:
The airborne concentration of a toxic substance averaged over any 15 minute period,
usually expressed in ppm.
Question asked (5476):
The traffic list of a coast-station is a list of: Selected answer:
Pertinent navigational -and weather information Correct answer:

Call-signs of ships for which a radio-telephone call, a telegram or another call is

intended Question asked (5483):


To get priority with radio-communication, one must notify the coast-station that the call
is: Selected answer: A collect call Correct answer: An urgent call
Question asked (5516):
A message is sent to a fax-machine. However the message cannot be delivered by the
land earth station. The land earth station will: Selected answer:
Call the sender on telephone and inform Correct answer:

Automatically send a non-delivery notification (NDN) to the sender Question asked

(5523):
You wish to send a message via an Inmarsat-C installation to an Inmarsat-A telex
installation. The message is composed in 'ASCII'. The message can be sent:
Selected answer:
As a telex Correct answer:
As a fax
Question asked (5600):
For a "distress alert" via the DSC, the MF-band is used in the frequencies:
Selected answer:
TX: 2189.5 kHz RX: 2189.5 kHz
Correct answer:
TX: 2187.5 kHz RX: 2187.5 kHz
Question asked (5603):
What mode is used for broadcast an MF/HF-DSC message: Selected answer:
Correct answer:
J2B/F1B
Question asked (5636):
Is it necessary in case of a distress alert via the Inmarsat A terminal to use the distress
priority? Selected answer:
No, the connection could never be made faster than technique allows Correct answer:

Yes, by using "distress priority" one is always assigned a channel Question asked

(5764):
The correct functioning of a DSC-modem can be checked by means of: Selected
answer:
The testing-mode of the ever present VHF-DSC-EPIRB Correct answer:
The built-in test facility in the modem
Question asked (10226):
Which deck is the "bulkhead deck"? Selected answer:
A deck between two transverse bulkheads Correct answer:

The uppermost deck to which transverse bulkheads are carried Question asked

(20157):
Which item among those below is included in the normal equipment of every lifeboat?
Selected answer:
Sea-charts and navigating equipment
Correct answer:
One set of fishing tackle
Question asked (20315):
How many Radar Transponders (SART) are required to be carried onboard a ship for
use in survival crafts?
Selected answer:
Two on each side of the ship
Correct answer:
One on each side of the ship
Question asked (20371):
When mustered to an abandon ship drill, what is the first thing you do when entering the
muster station?
Selected answer:
Report your presence
Correct answer:
Put on a life jacket
Question asked (31307):
What is the main theme of modern safety practice? Selected answer:
Use the same practice that has been in place for some time Correct answer:

Making use of Risk Assessment as a means to improving safety Question asked

(31444):
What is the ideal humidity in a working environment? Selected answer: 70-85%.
Correct answer:
40-60%.
Question asked (31448):
How much can the concentration of oxygen in the air decrease before it is dangerous to
stay in the atmosphere without breathing apparatus?
Selected answer:
Correct answer:
2-3%
Question asked (31604):
The ship is involved in a collision, what is the immediate action by the Officer of the
Watch after the incident has taken place? Selected answer:
Call the Master and check the position for any immediate dangers. Correct answer:
Sound the General Alarm and stop engines.
Question asked (32021):
"What do crew, visitors and contractors all have in common?" Selected answer:
They're all trained in ship emergency procedures. Correct answer:
They all have opportunity to smuggle drugs.
Question asked (32274):
What is the purpose of the "Mud Box" on a tanker? Selected answer:
It is the box under the manifold to catch spills when connecting the discharge or loading
hose. Correct answer:

It is at the end of the pipeline in the tank and restricts any particles and solids entering

the pipeline system. Question asked (32785):


Where can the size of the Magnetic Compass Error be found? Selected answer:
By reference to the last entry in the Compass Error Log Book Correct answer:

By taking a transit bearing of two fixed geographical positions and comparing it with the

bearing of the same points on the chart Question asked (32809):


What is the direction of wind associated with an anticyclone (area of high pressure) in
the Northern Hemisphere? Selected answer:
Directly away from the centre of the anticyclone towards the nearest Low pressure.
Correct answer:
Clockwise around the high pressure
Question asked (32842):
What actions should the Officer of the Watch take when the ship's steering gear fails?
Selected answer:
Call the Master and advise him of the situation Correct answer:
All of the suggested answers
Question asked (33690):
What do the letters "TPC" stand for? Selected answer: Trim per Centimetre. Correct
answer:
Tonnes per Centimetre.
Question asked (33739):
What would you call the wreckage of a yacht floating in the sea?
Selected answer:
Pollution
Correct answer:
Flotsam
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Question asked (77):
Watch keeping engineers shall have a minimum of knowledge of the vessel's engine
room and operation of its functions prior to being accepted as Engineer on Duty, and
shall acknowledge his familiarization with the equipment by signing a check list listing all
units he shall be able to operate. Minimum knowledge is:
Selected answer:
Start, operate and stop main and auxiliary machinery units, including switching between
automatic, remote and/or manual control functions, and operate the various units in
various modes.
Correct answer:
He shall have all the knowledge as listed in the other alternatives
Question asked (379):

The vessel has weighed the anchor and is heading for sea. The anchor is to be stowed

in position. How? Selected answer:


The anchor is to be pulled all way into the hawse-pipe and secured by wire lashings.
Correct answer:
The anchor to be pulled all the way into the hawse-pipe and secured by the windlass
brake, the guillotine and the wire/chain stopper
Question asked (672):
A man is reported to have fallen overboard and the Officer of the Watch releases the
lifebuoy and starts a man overboard manoeuvre, who are the first persons onboard he
should inform?
Selected answer:
The Master only
Correct answer:
Master and Engine Room
Question asked (773):
Two vessels are meeting each other in confined waters. What would be the effects of
interaction between the two vessels as they approach each other?
Selected answer:
The bows of the ships will be sucked together
Correct answer:
The bows of the ships will be pushed away from each other
Question asked (1009):
You are planning the discharge of a crude oil tanker with segregated ballast tanks. It is
anticipated that when the vessel leaves port, she will encounter bad weather. Which of
the cargo tanks should be crude oil washed as a priority?
Selected answer:
All the cargo tanks that were not Crude Oil Washed in the last discharge port.
Correct answer:
The dedicated heavy weather ballast tank(s).
Question asked (2316):
MARPOL 73/78 - Annex IV. Your ship has in operation an approved sewage treatment
plant certified by the Administration. During discharge, while vessel is awaiting pilot off
Cape Henry, USA, the surrounding water is discoloured. What kind of action would be
appropriate to take?
Selected answer:
Continue discharge since the treatment plant is of an approved type.
Correct answer:
Stop discharge.
Question asked (2441):
Which of the four figures illustrated shows the correct position line for the following
situation: Latitude 5000'N, Longitude 3000'W, Time 1200 GMT. Course steered: 090
True, Speed: 12 knots, bearing of the sun: 200, Intercept correction: 0002' Towards
(observed altitude - computed altitude).
Selected answer:
Figure 1 is correct.
Correct answer:
Figure 2 is correct.
Question asked (2444):
What is correct UTC in this example? Approx. Pos: N4951' W3523', zone +2, Local
Time 0900.
Selected answer:
07 00
Correct answer:
11 00

Question asked (2447):

What possible reason could there be for the identification mark associated with a Racon

not being visible on the radar screen? Selected answer:


The transmitted radar frequency may not trigger the Racon transmitter.
Correct answer:
All of the suggested answers.
Question asked (2795):
When describing Crude Oil Washing on an oil tanker, what name is given to areas
within a cargo tank that are not directly impinged, or struck, by the stream from tank
washing machines?
Selected answer:
Hidden areas.
Correct answer:
Shadow areas.
Question asked (2882):
What do the letters API stand for in relation to oil cargo calculations?
Selected answer:
Approved Petroleum Inspector.
Correct answer:
American Petroleum Institute.
Question asked (2944):

In oil cargo calculations, what is ASTM table 53A/B used for? Selected answer:
On entering with a standard density at 15 degrees Celsius, a correction factor is found
that will convert the volume in U.S. barrels (bbls) to cubic metres.
Correct answer:
On entering with a given density at the observed temperature, the corresponding
density at the standard 15 degrees Centigrade is found.
Question asked (2994):

If an oil tanker is built with a "free flow system", what does this mean? Selected

answer:
That the cargo is free flowing in all tanks at all times.
Correct answer:
A vessel without ordinary bottom lines where the cargo flows from tank to tank through
bulkhead valves.
Question asked (3234):

Are there any restrictions about how much sludge we can pump overboard on the sea

voyage? Selected answer:


Maximum is 30 litre pr nautical mile and total is 1/10000 part of full cargo on the ballast
voyage.
Correct answer:
Maximum is 30 litre pr nautical mile and total is 1/30000 part of full cargo on the ballast
voyage.
Question asked (3336):
A common expression is for example 2 across. What does this mean.
Selected answer:
All wing tanks.
Correct answer:
CT2, WT2 port, WT2 starboard.
Question asked (3632):

The IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases are recommended to be used when

the ship's Officer is verbally talking to whom? Selected answer:


When giving orders on board with other seafarers
Correct answer:
In circumstances described in all of the answers provided
Question asked (3687):
What does the abbreviation ABC mean in first aid?
Selected answer:
Air, Burning, Critic.
Correct answer:
Air, Breathing, Circulation.
Question asked (5581):

When on HF band a DSC distress alert is received, you have to listen to: Selected

answer:
The radio-telex distress frequency in the band in which the DSC distress alert was
received
Correct answer:
The radio telephony distress frequency in the band in which the DSC distress alert was
received
Question asked (5788):
A SART must, when the vessel sinks:
Selected answer:
Automatically released and then automatically activated
Correct answer:
Be taken by the crew to the rescue-boat and turned on manually
Question asked (5870):

What is important to check when transferring a position from the GPS output to a paper

chart? Selected answer:


Ensure that the chart has been corrected up to date.
Correct answer:
Any necessary corrections are applied to convert between the GPS datum and the chart
datum
Question asked (6022):

Which of the following is the correct minimum carriage requirement for a ship of more

than 300 gross tons and operating in area A2: Selected answer:
1 VHF RT + DSC+ DSC watch receiver - 1 or 2 SART - 1 NAVTEX or 1 EGC receiver -
1 INMARSAT A,B or C - 1 EPIRB - 1 MF RT + DSC+ DSC watch receiver
Correct answer:
1 VHF RT + DSC+ DSC watch receiver - 1 or 2 SART - 1 NAVTEX or 1 EGC receiver -
2 or 3 VHF portable - 1 EPIRB - 1 MF RT + DSC+ DSC watch receiver
Question asked (10031):
A flame detector is activated by:
Selected answer:
Smoke, gas, sparks and high temperature
Correct answer:
The infrared radiation and ultraviolet radiation given off by flames
Question asked (10090):
The discharge arrangements for halogenated hydrocarbon total flooding systems shall
be so designed that the minimum quantity of medium can be discharged in (based on
the discharge of the liquid phase):
Selected answer:
45 seconds or less
Correct answer:
20 seconds or less
Question asked (20371):
When mustered to an abandon ship drill, what is the first thing you do when entering the

muster station? Selected answer:


Wait for the order to put on your life jacket
Correct answer:
Put on a life jacket
Question asked (31441):
What is the purpose of explosimeters?
Selected answer:
Measure electric charging in the atmosphere.
Correct answer:
Measure the amount of explosive gases in % of LEL.
Question asked (32123):
What is an IED?
Selected answer:
An incendiary device
Correct answer:
A homemade bomb
Question asked (32144):
Which of these are indicators that an individual may be a drug smuggler?
Selected answer:
The individual spends his or her free time hanging out with others.
Correct answer:
The individual wears bulky or out of season clothing.
Question asked (32275):

Why are the tank lids and other access points usually round on the deck of an oil

tanker? Selected answer:


To allow several people to have visual access to the tank at the same time
Correct answer:
To avoid localized stress points at any corners.
Question asked (32788):
The gyro compass can suffer from a compass error and may need to be allowed for,
when steering a course in a dangerous navigational area. What is the probable cause of
the error?
Selected answer:
Variation
Correct answer:
An uncorrected course and speed error.
Question asked (32797):
A ship is navigating in the Caribbean in August when it receives the warning of a
Hurricane. To determine the centre of the storm the Master uses "Buys Ballot's Law"
and faces the wind. On what side of the Master would the low pressure area be
located?
Selected answer:
Straight ahead
Correct answer:
On the right side
Question asked (33688):
What is the name given to the special list of cargo loaded on board a ship that needs to
be prepared for reporting and other administrative purposes?
Selected answer:
Stowage Plan.
Correct answer:
Manifest.
Question asked (33705):
Your vessel is a tanker, discharging to a facility where the storage tanks are up on a hill
behind the quay. You have a problem with your hydraulic plant and the system shuts
down. What must be done with the manifold and why?
Selected answer:
The valve must be checked for free and proper operation, as it may have been
damaged by a pressure shock when the system stopped.
Correct answer:
The valve must be shut to avoid backflow due to the head of pressure from shore.
Question asked (33838):
The superstructure and deck houses of passenger ships carrying more than 36
passengers shall be divided into main vertical zones by
Selected answer:
Class "C" division
Correct answer:
Class "A" division
Question asked (33989):
In describing an oil cargo, what is its "pour point"?
Selected answer:
The lowest temperature at which a gas converts back to liquid
Correct answer:
The lowest temperature at which it will remain fluid
Question asked (34000):
During tank washing operations on an oil tanker, it is a requirement that the atmosphere
within the tank is maintained with an oxygen content of not more than 8% by volume,
but which of the following conditions is also a requirement?
Selected answer:
That a negative pressure is maintained
Correct answer:
That a positive pressure is maintained
Question asked (34498):

When cargo discharge reaches stripping levels on an oil tanker, it is necessary to

reduce the inert gas pressure. Why is this? Selected answer:


To avoid over-capacity in the IG generator.
Correct answer:
To minimise blowback.
Question asked (34506):
The abbreviation "NPSH" is often seen in connection with the efficiency of cargo pumps
on oil tankers. What does this abbreviation stand for?
Selected answer:
Natural Pumping Standard Height.
Correct answer:
Net Pressure Suction Head.

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Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (671):
What sound signal shall be used on ship's whistle when there is a man overboard?
Selected answer: 5 short blasts repeatedly Correct answer:
3 long blasts repeatedly
Question asked (681):
What can be used to reduce the effect of the state of sea-waves? Selected answer:
Crude Oil Correct answer:
Vegetable / Fish Oil
Question asked (697):
What would be considered the most favourable heading of a ship when launching a
lifeboat? Selected answer:
The ship should lie stopped in the water with the weather on the opposite side to the
boat to be launched Correct answer:
The ship should steer about 30 degrees off the prevailing weather and sea with the boat

to be launch on the leeside Question asked (828):


The engines are going astern and the ship is making sternway of about 1.5 knots with
the rudder hard to starboard. What effect will this have on the ship's progress?
Selected answer:
This will give the stern a lift force to port Correct answer:

This will give the stern a lift force to starboard Question asked (847):
What is the correct understanding of the term "bank effect"? If a ship was approaching
the bank at an angle, what would be the effect on the ship?
Selected answer:
The whole vessel would continue straight towards the bank and would require a large
helm order to avoid going aground. Correct answer:
The vessel's bow is pushed away from the bank
Question asked (1087):
When documenting Crude Oil Washing operations in the Oil Record Book, which of the
following must be included in the sequence of entries?
Selected answer:
The ullage in the tank at the commencement of washing Correct answer:
The method of establishing that the cargo tanks were dry
Question asked (1652):
What are class "C" bulkheads? Selected answer:
Bulkheads constructed of approved non-combustible materials that can withstand the
standard fire test for 15 minutes. Correct answer:
Bulkheads constructed of approved non-combustible materials but do not meet any of
the requirements relative to smoke and flame nor limitations relative to temperature rise.
Question asked (2451):
Why should Ground Stabilised True Motion display mode be avoided when using the
Arpa for anti-collision purposes Selected answer:
True motion does not provide the collision risk of other ships Correct answer:

The collision regulations are based on ship courses through the water. Question

asked (2771):
On oil tankers, the effluent water from an inert gas scrubber and the condensate water
which collects in the deck main has which of the following chemical characteristics?
Selected answer:
It is neutral. Correct answer:
It is acidic.
Question asked (2794):
When carrying out a Crude Oil Washing operation, why is it a necessary to partly
discharge the tank before commencing washing? Selected answer:
It is essential that the nozzles of a tank-washing machine can rotate freely at a minimum
distance of 1 metre above the surface of the cargo. By part-discharging the tank, this
distance is guaranteed.
Correct answer:
It is essential that only "dry" oil is used, to avoid the risk of electrostatic discharge from
water droplets. By part-discharging the tank, any water that has settled out on the
voyage and is lying under the oil will be removed.
Question asked (2885):
What does crude oil consist of? Selected answer:
A natural mixture of carbon and sulphur isomers. Correct answer:
A natural mixture of simple and complex hydrocarbon compounds.
Question asked (2920):
What is the purpose of the deck water seal on the deck of an oil tanker? Selected
answer:
To automatically compensate for temporary fluctuations in inert gas pressure within the
cargo spaces. Correct answer:

To prevent the passage of petroleum gases back to the machinery spaces. Question

asked (2922):
You are the Officer on Watch on an oil tanker during a discharging operation. An alarm
on the Inert Gas Plant indicates that no inert gas is being supplied to replace the
discharging cargo. What will you do?
Selected answer:
Activate the inert fans and blow fresh air into the cargo tanks.
Correct answer:
Immediately stop the discharging.
Question asked (2949):
The arrival ballast water on non SBT vessels must contain maximum 15ppm (parts pr.
million) of oil to fulfil the regulations in force. How many ppm is 1 % by volume.
Selected answer:
100 ppm.
Correct answer:
10,000 ppm.
Question asked (3295):
From where on board can you find out the different types of protection equipment
regarding where placed, how much, how many etc.?
Selected answer:
In the deck log book
Correct answer:
The ship's safety plan
Question asked (3772):
If Mouth - to - Mouth (M-T-M) ventilation by itself is unsuccessful and the casualty's
heart stops, or has stopped beating, you must perform External Chest Compression
(ECC) in conjunction with M-T-M. What is the complete rate when performing ECC?
Selected answer:
Complete 10 compressions at the rate of 40 compressions per minute. Correct
answer:

Complete 15 compressions at the rate of 80 compressions per minute Question asked

(5506):
In the traffic list a coast-station indicates that there is a radio telex-message for a
vessel. To call for the message one should put in: Selected answer:
After ga+ the radio telex-command msg+ Correct answer:
After ga+ the radio telex-command msg+?
Question asked (5527):
Inmarsat Telex Service code '31' can be used: Selected answer:
When technical problems are experienced with the Inmarsat terminal Correct answer:
To ask for maritime inquiries
Question asked (5613):
A DSC-message of the "safety" category is received from another vessel on VHF
channel 70. Conforming to the GMDSS rules, for the continuation of the safety traffic,
you must change to VHF-channel:
Selected answer: Correct answer:
Question asked (5684):
When onboard channel 16 is used fora shore radio-connection, you always work:
Selected answer: On low power Correct answer:
Simplex
Question asked (5767):
The proper operation of the telex mode of an Inmarsat-A terminal can be tested by:
Selected answer:
Sending a message to HF DSC
Correct answer:
Requesting an " automatic linetest"
Question asked (5779):
The position that is determined by built in GPS-receiver in an Inmarsat-EPIRB has an
accuracy of about: Selected answer: 4200 meters Correct answer:
200 meters
Question asked (5957):
What is the purpose of the SQUELCH on a VHF transmitter/receiver? Selected
answer:
increase the sound signal of the receiver Correct answer:
" reduce the ""noise"" in the background"
Question asked (6050):
" On area A4 the function "" Transmission and reception of on scene communications""
is mainly based on:"
Selected answer:
the use of HF DSC
Correct answer:
the use of MF and/or VHF R/T
Question asked (6122):
The normal mode of operation for each coast station shall be indicated in:
Selected answer:
The ITU List of Ship Stations
Correct answer:
The ITU List of Coast Station
Question asked (10031):
A flame detector is activated by: Selected answer:
Smoke, gas, sparks and high temperature Correct answer:

The infrared radiation and ultraviolet radiation given off by flames Question asked

(20168):
You are on board a ship which is not specially fitted for navigation in cold regions. At
what ambient temperature should the engine of the lifeboat *start within less than 2
minutes ?
Selected answer:
until - 5C Correct answer:
until - 15C
Question asked (31485):
What colour flare is used to signal a safe landing place for small boats ? Selected
answer:

Correct answer: Question asked (32217):


In discussing the chemistry of oil, to which of the following chemical groups do
Hydrocarbons belong? Selected answer: Inorganic substances. Correct answer:
Organic substances.
Question asked (32267):
What new stability problems would be caused by having deep double bottom tanks on
double hull oil tankers? Selected answer:
The depth of the Double bottom would require additional strength members. Correct
answer:

The Metacentric Height (GM) would have to be considered. Question asked (32785):
Where can the size of the Magnetic Compass Error be found? Selected answer:
By taking the error from the Deviation Table on the bridge Correct answer:
By taking a transit bearing of two fixed geographical positions and comparing it with the
bearing of the same points on the chart
Question asked (32792):
Is the location of the Compass Binnacle critical? Selected answer:
Yes, it should be on the fore and aft centreline of the ship Correct answer:

Yes, for the reasons stated in all of the suggested answers Question asked (32809):
What is the direction of wind associated with an anticyclone (area of high pressure) in
the Northern Hemisphere? Selected answer:
Anticlockwise around the high pressure Correct answer:
Clockwise around the high pressure
Question asked (32853):
What can be done to minimize the reduction of GM due to free surface? Selected
answer:
Load fluids only into tanks with transverse subdivision bulkheads Correct answer:
Reduce the number of slack tanks.
Question asked (32886):
What are the ideal conditions required to satisfactorily conduct Selected answer:

an Inclining Experiment? rooms


All derricks lowered and no moving items on deck and in store Correct answer: All of
the suggested answers
Question asked (33689):
What is meant by the term "segregation"? Selected answer:
The planned adjacent stowage of packaged goods, thereby confining a listed hazard
within the same area of the ship. Correct answer:
The planned, separated stowage of cargoes that may react dangerously with each other
in the event of leakage or other damage.
Question asked (33692):
What do you understand by the term "luffing"? Selected answer:
The combined movement of hoisting a load and slewing the crane, employed when
lifting a load from a dockside over and into a ship's hold, or vica versa.
Correct answer:
The raising or lowering of a crane jib, moving the head of the crane and therefore a
suspended load horizontally towards or away from the crane.
Question asked (34506):
The abbreviation "NPSH" is often seen in connection with the efficiency of cargo pumps
on oil tankers. What does this abbreviation stand for?
Selected answer:
Nominal Pressure Suction Head. Correct answer:
Net Pressure Suction Head.
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Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (132):
According to basic principles regarding fire protection the ship is to be divided in zones
by structural and thermal boundaries. (SOLAS II- 2/2.2.1)
Selected answer:
In main zones according to utilization (Accommodation, Machinery, Cargo)
Correct answer:
In main vertical zones
Question asked (379):

The vessel has weighed the anchor and is heading for sea. The anchor is to be stowed

in position. How? Selected answer:


The anchor to be all way in the hawse-pipe and secured by the brake and guillotine
Correct answer:
The anchor to be pulled all the way into the hawse-pipe and secured by the windlass
brake, the guillotine and the wire/chain stopper
Question asked (638):
Visual signals are used by aircraft engaged in search and rescue operations to direct
ships towards a casualty. The signals shown here are part of a sequence. What does it
indicate?
Selected answer:
The assistance of your vessel is no longer required.
Correct answer:
The aircraft is directing a vessel towards the casualty.
Question asked (671):
What sound signal shall be used on ship's whistle when there is a man overboard?
Selected answer:
5 short blasts repeatedly
Correct answer:
3 long blasts repeatedly
Question asked (672):
A man is reported to have fallen overboard and the Officer of the Watch releases the
lifebuoy and starts a man overboard manoeuvre, who are the first persons onboard he
should inform?
Selected answer:
The Master only
Correct answer:
Master and Engine Room
Question asked (775):
Two ships are meeting in a restricted channel as illustrated. Which of the following
actions would be the most suitable to take on both vessels as they approach and pass
each other?
Selected answer:
Increase speed slightly to pass each other as quickly as possible and thereby reduce
the effects of "ship to ship" interaction.
Correct answer:
Slow down if possible without losing steerage and be prepared for prompt application of
rudder to counteract any swing as they approach and pass each other.
Question asked (1051):
Which statement(s) is true of a gasoline spill?
Selected answer:
It does little harm to marine life
Correct answer:
It is visible for a shorter time than a fuel oil spill
Question asked (1088):
What is the purpose of the decanting line between two slop tanks on an oil tanker that is
using water for the washing of the cargo tanks?
Selected answer:
To avoid a build-up of static electricity during water washing, caused by air being drawn
in as the primary slop tank empties.
Correct answer:
To enable most of the recovered oil to be retained in the primary slop tank, while the
cleaner part of the water will flow into the secondary slop tank, where it can be re-used
as wash-water.
Question asked (2442):
Which of the following figures drawn on the plane of the Meridian is correct for an
observer in position Latitude 3000' North; Longitude 15 00' West, when observing the
sun on the meridian, if the sun's Declination is 1500' South?
Selected answer:
Figure 1 is correct.
Correct answer:
Figure 4 is correct.
Question asked (2771):
On oil tankers, the effluent water from an inert gas scrubber and the condensate water
which collects in the deck main has which of the following chemical characteristics?
Selected answer:
It is demineralised.
Correct answer:
It is acidic.
Question asked (2894):
What is polymerisation?
Selected answer:
When unsaturated chemical compounds are cooled down, the molecules react with
each other and form large molecules.
Correct answer:
When unsaturated chemical compounds are heated under pressure, the molecules
react with each other and form large molecules.
Question asked (2949):
The arrival ballast water on non SBT vessels must contain maximum 15ppm (parts pr.
million) of oil to fulfil the regulations in force. How many ppm is 1 % by volume.
Selected answer:
1000 ppm.
Correct answer:
10,000 ppm.
Question asked (3687):
What does the abbreviation ABC mean in first aid?
Selected answer:
Air, Breath, Concentration.
Correct answer:
Air, Breathing, Circulation.
Question asked (5531):
To make a "call-request" one should:
Selected answer:
Select the ID of the called party
Correct answer:
Select the telex in on-line position
Question asked (5705):
On a MF/HF-transmitter-receiver there is a volume control. Another name for this is:
Selected answer:
Sensitivity
Correct answer:
LF-gain
Question asked (5708):
By the degree of selectivity of a receiver is meant:
Selected answer:
Ability to distinguish weak stations from adjacent stronger stations
Correct answer:
Ability to make weak stations audible
Question asked (5769):
The aerial system of an Inmarsat-C terminal consist of:
Selected answer:
A rod aerial
Correct answer:
An omni-directional aerial
Question asked (5906):
Which of the following two digits codes is used to obtain medical advice ? Selected

answer:
Correct answer:
32
Question asked (10031):
A flame detector is activated by:
Selected answer:
Smoke, gas, sparks and high temperature
Correct answer:
The infrared radiation and ultraviolet radiation given off by flames
Question asked (10067):
*For how long should the self contained air support system on a totally enclosed lifeboat
having its engine running be capable of providing safe and breathable air ?
Selected answer:
20 minutes
Correct answer:
10 minutes
Question asked (20349):

Hand flares and buoyant smoke signals can continue to burn or emit smoke after having

been immersed for a period of 10s Selected answer:


Correct answer:
Right if the immersion depth is smallerthan 100 mm
Question asked (31027):
What is the period of validity of the Safety Management Certificate
Selected answer:
1 Year
Correct answer:
5 years
Question asked (31448):
How much can the concentration of oxygen in the air decrease before it is dangerous to
stay in the atmosphere without breathing apparatus?
Selected answer:
Correct answer:
2-3%
Question asked (32147):
When handling drugs...
Selected answer:
Shut off the ventilation in the room where the drugs are being stored to ensure any
vapours or fumes do not spread to other parts of the ship.
Correct answer:
Wear skin protection and a facemask.
Question asked (32279):

What is the purpose of having corrugations in the bulkheads in the cargo tanks of an oil

tanker? Selected answer:


The bulkheads are corrugated to reduce the effects of Free Surface
Correct answer:
To provide strength, but with clean, clear surfaces within the tank.
Question asked (32281):
What is the required capacity of the inert gas plant?
Selected answer:
At a rate of at least 150% of the maximum rate of discharge capacity.
Correct answer:
At a rate of at least 125% of the maximum rate of discharge capacity.
Question asked (32282):
The demister unit is located close to the inert gas scrubber. What is the purpose of the
demister?
Selected answer:
To remove sulphur oxides.
Correct answer:
To remove water from the IGS stream.
Question asked (32790):
What are the required data inputs into most gyro compasses to reduce any possible
compass error?
Selected answer:
Deviation and Variation
Correct answer:
Latitude and Speed
Question asked (33671):
What general background colour is used on warning signs which require a specific
"mandatory" action, such as one which might require the wearing of a safety harness
during a particular work task?
Selected answer:
Red.
Correct answer:
Blue.
Question asked (33704):

You are approaching the port entrance. What do these lights mean? Selected answer:
Vessels may proceed - two-way traffic.
Correct answer:
A vessel may proceed only when she has received specific orders to do so.
Question asked (33838):
The superstructure and deck houses of passenger ships carrying more than 36
passengers shall be divided into main vertical zones by
Selected answer:
Class "B" division
Correct answer:
Class "A" division
Question asked (33990):
In describing oil cargoes, what is "sour crude"?
Selected answer:
A crude oil cargo which has left substantial residues in the bottom of the tank after
discharge
Correct answer:
A term used to describe crude oil or products containing appreciable amounts of
hydrogen sulphide and / or mercaptans
Question asked (34506):
The abbreviation "NPSH" is often seen in connection with the efficiency of cargo pumps
on oil tankers. What does this abbreviation stand for?
Selected answer:
Nominal Pressure Suction Head.
Correct answer:
Net Pressure Suction Head.
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Question asked (373):
You are the Master onboard at a VLCC of 280.000 tdw and have received a telex from
the Cargo Terminal asking if your SPM moorings are according to the OCIMF standard.
What fittings must you have to comply?
Selected answer:
One tongue-type/hinged bowstopper with centre bow closed fairlead - Capacity 200
tons Correct answer:

Two tongue-type/hinged bowstoppers with separate closed fairleads - Capacity 200

tons Question asked (385):


When a vessel is to experience a long tow across an ocean, what would be the best
system of connecting the tow? Selected answer:
Wire from a deep sea tug through the forward centre lead of the ship and made fast
onto several mooring bits on the forecastle Correct answer:

Wire from a deep sea tug connected to the ship's anchor chain. Question asked

(1017):
According to 33 CFR 156, oil tankers trading in US waters are required to test and
document the testing of cargo transfer hoses and transfer pipe system. What is the
minimum requirement when testing these components?
Selected answer:
That no leakage occurs under dynamic fluid pressure of less than 1.5 times the
maximum allowable working pressure. Correct answer:
That no leakage occurs under static liquid pressure of at least 1.5 times the maximum
allowable working pressure.
Question asked (1070):
When a vessel violates the oil pollution laws, who may be held responsible? Selected
answer: Shipowners only Correct answer:
Any one involved in the operation
Question asked (1083):
What is the definition of volatile liquids (oil/oil products? Selected answer:
Liquids with flashpoint below 40 degrees C. Correct answer:
Liquids with flashpoint below 60 degrees C.
Question asked (2446):
What is the correct setting of the "Anti sea clutter" control on the radar? Selected
answer:
No sea returns left on the screen which may confuse with small target echoes near the
ship. Correct answer:
A few sea returns remaining on the screen.
Question asked (3418):
What is the definition of "clingage"? Selected answer:
Cleanliness of cargo tanks on completion of Crude oil Washing (COW). Correct
answer:

Oil remaining on walls or on internal surfaces of cargo tanks after discharging.

Question asked (5370):


The type-indication of the radio set is mentioned in: Selected answer: Registry
certificate Correct answer:
The safety certificate
Question asked (5492):
Is it necessary to state the accounting code of the vessel in fully automated radio telex-
traffic with a coast-station? Selected answer:
No, because the AAIC is included in the radio telex-identification Correct answer:
Question asked (5630):
The safety message announces that a station: Selected answer:
Is in serious and imminent danger and needs immediate assistance Correct answer:
Will relay a message concerning an important navigational or meteorological warning
Question asked (5795):
Testing a SART is permitted: Selected answer: Only at sea, outside territorial waters
Correct answer:
At sea, outside territorial waters, and in port or harbour
Question asked (5997):
Distress MF communications should normally be operated :
Selected answer:
In J3E mode - on duplex basis
Correct answer:
In J3E mode - on simplex basis
Question asked (6115):
Automatically connected telephone calls via INMARSAT A are charged: Selected
answer:
On the basis of a three minute minimum charge with one minute incremental steps
Correct answer:

On the bases of a six second minimum charge with six second incremental steps

Question asked (10282):


*As far as human factor is concerned, which of the following actions should be
considered as an efficient one? Selected answer:
To establish inner rules to perform work of a special risk Correct answer: All the listed
answers
Question asked (10469):
A cargo hold containing such cargo as nitrates, chlorates etc which produces oxygen
under the influence of heat catches fire while the vessel at sea. How would you deal
with this?
Selected answer:
Close the hatches and use the fixed C02 system because water cannot be used with
this type of cargo Correct answer:

Use large quantities of water as soon as possible Question asked (32106):


Who is responsible for ensuring that your ship's security plan meets the requirements of
the ISPS Code? Selected answer: Flag State Administration Correct answer:
Company Security Officer
Question asked (32253):
What is the purpose of "expansion couplings" on the longitudinal pipelines of oil
tankers? Selected answer:
To prevent the pipeline from cracking when the ship suffers from Racking stresses.
Correct answer:
To allow the pipelines to follow the ships flexing movement when pitching.
Question asked (32420):
The engines have failed and will require at least 24 hours to be available as a reliable
means of propulsion. Your vessel is about 20 miles off the coast in a tidal area. What
are the initial steps that should be taken to ensure the safety of the ship?
Selected answer:
Display NUC lights and send out a navigational warning to all other vessels of your
position and situation Correct answer:

Display NUC lights and investigate the tidal flow over the next 24 hours and the

probable drift of the vessel. Question asked (32847):


Which of the suggested navigational systems is a "Hyperbolic" navigational system and
has hyperbolae as position lines?
Selected answer:
Radio Direction Finder
Correct answer:
Loran C
Question asked (33707):
What is the master's position if he is asked to load a container that is incorrectly
manifested, but which is believed to contain dangerous goods, about which insufficient
information is supplied?
Selected answer:
If it it approved by the operations department, he can assume all safety checks have
been carried out and should load it.
Correct answer:
He has the authority to refuse it.
Question asked (33934):
Which of the below structures of bulk carriers are considered critical? Selected
answer:
Longitudinal deck plating outside hatches Correct answer:

Upper and lower connection of main side frames Question asked (34343):
In oil cargo calculations, what is the relationship between absolute and gauge pressure?
Selected answer:
Absolute pressure = gauge pressure x 0.947 barometric pressure. Correct answer:
Absolute pressure = gauge pressure + barometric pressure.
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Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (212):
Which organization or administration is responsible for surveys and inspections of ships,
and the issue of Safety Certificates? Selected answer:
Ships Classification Associations (Lloyd's, American Bureau of Shipping, The
Norwegian Veritas, Germanische Lloyd's, etc.) Correct answer:

Government Authorities of the Flag State Question asked (2887):


Subject to allowance by the Port State Authority a tanker with defect oil discharge
monitoring and control system (ODME) may undertake? Selected answer:
The vessel will be detained until ODME is rectified. Correct answer:

One ballast voyage before proceeding to a repair port. Question asked (2887):
Subject to allowance by the Port State Authority, a tanker with a defective oil discharge
monitoring and control system (ODME) may continue to trade for a limited period before
a repair is effected. What period is allowed and what conditions apply?
Selected answer:
The vessel may discharge her cargo but will then be detained in port until the ODME is
made fully operational and approval from the Port State Authority obtained.
Correct answer:

One ballast voyage before proceeding to a repair port. Question asked (3005):
Some centrifugal cargo pumps on oil tankers are designed with an automatic stripping
system, which allows the cargo tank to fully discharge its contents. By what principle
does such a stripping system operate?
Selected answer:
By the optimum size and positioning of the suction inlet that feeds the automatic
stripping system, which ensures that the cargo oil tank is discharged to the maximum
possible extent.
Correct answer:
On the basis that, if cargo vapour can be stopped from entering the cargo pump suction
inlet, the flow will continue without cavitation.
Question asked (3242):
What does STCW deal with? Selected answer:
STCW deals with training centre and schools and standards for watch keepers Correct
answer:
STCW deals with minimum recommendation of education for seafarers and minimum
standards for training centre and schools
Question asked (3714):
A 6-men inflatable liferaft shall be carried as far forward as is reasonable and
practicable. Where is the best stowing position? Selected answer:
Aft of the forecastle secured with the use of hydrostatic release device. Correct
answer: Under the forecastle.
Question asked (5493):
The input of an area code prefix in (radio)telex-traffic: Selected answer:
Has to be put in without the zero
Correct answer:
Differs for each country
Question asked (5500):
With what system is a NAVTEX-message transmitted? Selected answer:
ARQ
Correct answer:
FEC
Question asked (5518):
Via Inmarsat-C a message is sent to an Inmarsat-C mailbox with a positive delivery
notification (PDN). The ground station will:
Selected answer:
Not send any PDN for this message
Correct answer:

Send a PDN, if the message has arrived in the mailbox Question asked (5583):
You receive via the 8 MHz a DSC distress alert. The received DSC message is however
distorted. The MMSI as well as the position are illegible. After listening at the 8 MHz
telephone distress frequency, nothing is heard. This is because:
Selected answer:
First an acknowledgement of a coastguard station must be received via the 8MHz
Correct answer:

Telephone signals in the same frequency band are generally weaker than DSC signals

Question asked (5617):


A distress-call, onboard via RCC, may only be given Receipt if: Selected answer:
OSC from the RCC concerned invites the vessels Correct answer:
The O.O.W deems it necessary
Question asked (5775):
The accuracy of an Inmarsat-E positioning-system is: Selected answer:
20 miles
Correct answer:
200 meters
Question asked (5795):
Testing a SART is permitted: Selected answer: Only at sea, outside territorial waters
Correct answer:
At sea, outside territorial waters, and in port or harbour Question asked (5880):
Which of the following answers would best define the term "risk"? Selected answer:
Risk is the possibility that a dangerous situation is likely to occur Correct answer:

Risk is a situation involving exposure to danger and includes both identification of the

occurrence and the likelihood that it will happen. Question asked (10381):
*Which of the following items must be included in each fire drill? Selected answer:
Starting a fire pump using at least two required jets of water to show that the system is
in proper working order
Correct answer:
All the items mentioned
Question asked (20322):
Give the meaning of the following symbol Selected answer:
Survival craft portable radio
Correct answer:
EPIRB
Question asked (20351):
A hand flare must have a burning period of at least Selected answer:
5 Min
Correct answer:
1 Min
Question asked (31027):
What is the period of validity of the Safety Management Certificate Selected answer:
1 Year
Correct answer:
5 years
Question asked (31464):
A ship in distress should transmit the appropriate alarm signal followed by the distress
call and message on one or all of the international distress frequencies. Which of
frequencies is in accordance with the present recommendations?
Selected answer:
550 kHz, 2182 kHz and 121.5 MHz Correct answer:
500 kHz, 2182 kHz and 156.8 MHz
Question asked (32111):
In which of these circumstances can your ship request a DoS? Selected answer:
Your ship is operating at a lower security level than the ship or port it is interfacing with.
Correct answer:
Your ship is conducting activities with a port or ship that is not required to implement an
approved security plan.
Question asked (32145):
Which of these measures would you implement to prevent drugs from being smuggled
onboard your ship while it's berthed? Selected answer:
"Search some of the packages, spares and stores received." Correct answer:
Maintain restricted areas.
Question asked (32206):
A tanker in ballast, having recently left the discharge port is involved in a collision. The
two vessels are still interlocked after the collision and a survey of the ships gives all
crew members are safe and the damage is focussed to the vicinity of the impact. What
should be the greatest concern at this time?
Selected answer:
The possibility of pollution. Correct answer:
The ships moving together in the swell/seaway will cause a spark and consequently an
explosion.
Question asked (32255):
A system for the continuous monitoring of the concentration of hydrocarbon gas shall be
fitted in cargo pump-rooms of oil tankers. A continuous alarm shall be automatically
activated when the hydrocarbon gas concentration reaches a pre-set level. What are
the criteria for pre-setting the alarm level?
Selected answer:
No higher than 5% of LEL. Correct answer:
No higher than 10% of LEL.
Question asked (32435):
A ship experiences an interaction effect known as "Squat" when moving in shallow
water. The amount of Squat is affected by the speed of the vessel through the water. If
the speed through the water is HALVED what will be the change in the affect of "Squat"
Selected answer:
The squat effect will also be halved. Correct answer:

The squat effect will be reduced to a quarter of its original value Question asked

(32842):
What actions should the Officer of the Watch take when the ship's steering gear fails?
Selected answer:
Stop engines and display the NUC signal Correct answer:
All of the suggested answers
Question asked (33619):
What, by definition in the International Collision Regulations, is a "vessel restricted in
her ability to manoeuvre"? Selected answer:
A vessel engaged in underwater work, such as the laying, picking up or servicing of a
pipeline, or which is in support of diving operations, performing dredging and mine-
clearance or is deploying or recovering a pilot.
Correct answer:
A vessel which from the nature of her work is restricted in her ability to manoeuvre as
required by the Rules and is therefore unable to keep out of the way of another vessel.
Question asked (33649):
Under most circumstances, how will communication be carried out between a ship and
a SAR helicopter? Selected answer: On 410 KHz. Correct answer: On VHF Ch 16.
Question asked (33661):
Substances, materials and articles shall be stowed as indicated in the Dangerous
Goods List of the IMDG Code, in accordance with a series of stowage categories. How
are those categories designated?
Selected answer:
Three categories, numbered I, ii and iii.
Correct answer:
5 categories, labelled A-E.
Question asked (33668):
When conducting a risk assessment for a shipboard work activity, what are the two
elements to be considered? Selected answer:
The chance of an incident re-occuring and the potential effects of an loss. Correct
answer:
The potential severity of harm and the likelihood that harm will occur.
Question asked (34337):
After passing through the scrubbing tower in an inert gas system on an oil tanker, what
is the approximate level of carbon dioxide in the inert flue gas?
Selected answer:
1%
Correct answer:
13%
Name: User ID:
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Question asked (704):
What is EPIRB an abbreviation for? Selected answer:
Emergency Position Indication Radio Buoy. Correct answer:

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon. Question asked (935):


When a vessel is transiting a canal with locks and intense bridge activities over many
hours, what management issues should the Master consider?
Selected answer:
Fully manned engine room throughout the canal transit Correct answer:
All of these answers
Question asked (1077):
What does the term DISCHARGE mean, as used in the Oil Pollution Regulations?
Selected answer:
Dumping
Correct answer:
All the other alternatives
Question asked (2141):
It has been established by experience that the most successful method of double
banking two vessels, when no tugs are available, is one of the following methods.
Select which answer is considered the most successful method.
Selected answer:
When the larger vessel is at anchor, fig. 2 Correct answer:

When both vessels are underway, fig. 1 Question asked (2304):


Under the provisions of MARPOL 73/78 as updated, what is the minimum tonnage
required for an oil tanker to be provided with and complete an Oil Record Book, Part II -
Cargo / ballast operations?
Selected answer:
All oil tankers are subject to this requirement. Correct answer:
150 gross tonnes.
Question asked (5452):
A distress alert on board may only be transmitted on explicit order of: Selected
answer: The safety officer Correct answer:
The captain
Question asked (5477):
For calling a coast-station by mariphone one should preferably use: Selected answer:
Channel 16
Correct answer:
A woreking channel of the nearest shore-station of that caost-station
Question asked (5768):
Dish aerials are used with:
Selected answer: Inmarsat -A and -C Correct answer:
Inmarsat - B and -M
Question asked (5799):
The emergency battery of a GMDDS portophone: Selected answer:
Must be charged after expiry date
Correct answer:
Must be replaced before the expiry date is exceeded
Question asked (5904):
Which action do you perform when you log in to a satellite ocean region? Selected
answer:
You select the CES through which you wish to send a message. Correct answer:
You inform the NCS that the SES is available for comunications.
Question asked (6058):
Which word will precede a routine message ? Selected answer: MAYDAY Correct
answer:
No specific word will precede a routine message
Question asked (6060):
Which type of call will be sent by a ship sighting another ship in distress which is not
itself in position to transmit a distress alert ? Selected answer:
Safety call
Correct answer:
Distress relay call
Question asked (6061):
Which type of call will be sent by a ship sighting containers adrift in vicinity of her
position ? (No message about this problem was previously transmitted via NAVTEX or
INMARSAT C SAFETYNET)
Selected answer:
Distress call Correct answer:
Safety call
Question asked (10317):
*The correct order of actions to be taken in a fire emergency, should be... Selected
answer:
Evaluation of the situation, confinement of fire, rescue and life-saving, extinction
Correct answer:

Evaluation of the situation, rescue and life-saving, confinement of fire, extinction, then

feed back on the emergency Question asked (20204):


The steps of the embarkation ladder used must be proportioned as it follows:
Selected answer:
Don't know
Correct answer:

length = 480 mm, breadth = 115 mm, depth = 25 mm Question asked (20388):
*When reasonable and practicable, how often shall rescue boats be launched with their
assigned crew aboard and manoeuvred in the water?
Selected answer:
Every six months
Correct answer:
Every month
Question asked (20428):
If a distress signal is received on board your ship, what should be the first action that
should be taken? Selected answer:
Contact SAR Authorities via nearest coastal Radio station Correct answer:
Attempt to establish contact with the distressed vessel
Question asked (32249):
According to MARPOL there are requirements regarding minimum amidships draught
for crude oil tankers in ballast condition. What is the formula for calculating minimum
draught amidships?
Selected answer:
2.0 + 0.02L Correct answer:
2.0 + 0.02L
Question asked (33628):
You are in an area of restricted visibility. You hear this sound signal. What does it
mean? Selected answer:
That there is a vessel at anchor in the vicinity. Correct answer:
That there is a vessel in distress nearby.
Question asked (33661):
Substances, materials and articles shall be stowed as indicated in the Dangerous
Goods List of the IMDG Code, in accordance with a series of stowage categories. How
are those categories designated?
Selected answer:
Three categories, numbered I, ii and iii.
Correct answer:
5 categories, labelled A-E.
Question asked (33664):
What may be issued by the shipper to indicate that a vessel or her operators will not be
held responsible for any damage that may arise from the carrier issuing a clean Bill of
Lading, even though the Mate's receipt is marked as "unclean", such as may apply to
atmospheric corrosion on steel plates that have been waiting in a port facility for some
time awaiting shipment?
Selected answer:
Don't know
Correct answer:
A Letter of Indemnity.
Question asked (33682):
Who will verify the computational results and actual ship data used by the calculation
program on a vessel's stability computer? Selected answer:
The engineer attending the installation and initial on-site testing.
Correct answer:
The Classification Society.
Question asked (33988):
Found in a commonly-used piece of equipment aboard an oil tanker, what does a
"pellistor" do? Selected answer:
It is the common term applied to the metal, ceramic or other heat-resisting material
which can cool even an intense flame below the temperature required for ignition, as
utilised in a flame arrester
Correct answer:
It is an electrical sensor unit fitted in a flammable gas detector for measuring
hydrocarbon vapours and air mixtures to determine whether the mixture is within the
flammable range
Question asked (34334):
In ISGOTT, petroleum products are divided into two general groups for the purposes of
indicating flammability, based on flashpoint and vapour pressure. These two groups are
named 'Volatile' and 'Non-volatile'. To be considered Non-volatile, which of the following
criteria must be met?
Selected answer:
With a Flashpoint of 60 degrees C or above (open cup method), these liquids produce,
when at any normal ambient temperature, equilibrium gas concentrations above the
Upper Flammable Limit.
Correct answer:
With a Flashpoint of 60 degrees C or above (closed cup method), these liquids produce,
when at any normal ambient temperature, equilibrium gas concentrations below the
Lower Flammable Limit.
Question asked (34344):
MARPOL Annex VI and IMO MSC Circ 585 "Standards for Vapour Emission Control
Systems" require that P/V valves in such a system on an oil tanker should relieve the
pressure or vacuum once they reach specified levels in a cargo tank. The design is
approved by the administration, but what are the usual pressure and vacuum levels
required to activate the P/V valves?
Selected answer:
Pressure: 3.2 psi (0.22 bar) Vacuum: 1 psi (0.069 bar) Correct answer:

Pressure: 1 psi (0.069 bar) Vacuum: 0.5 psi (0.034 bar) Question asked (34495):
What kind of Crude Oils are required by MARPOL to be specifically listed in a tanker's
Crude Oil Washing manual as unsuitable for cleaning by that method?
Selected answer:
Those on the IMO Oil Tanker Technical Committee COW banned list. Correct answer:
Those with high pour point or viscosity.
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Installation: SCF Unicom
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Date of birth: 24.03.1974 Nationality: Russian Federation Academy:
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CES version:
Test date: Test type: Level:
19.08.2010
STCW
Management
Department/Function area: Deck Vessel type/Propulsion: Oil Tanker
Batch:

Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (1017):
According to 33 CFR 156, oil tankers trading in US waters are required to test and
document the testing of cargo transfer hoses and transfer pipe system. What is the
minimum requirement when testing these components?
Selected answer:
That no leakage occurs under dynamic fluid pressure of less than 1.5 times the
maximum allowable working pressure. Correct answer:

That no leakage occurs under static liquid pressure of at least 1.5 times the maximum

allowable working pressure. Question asked (1049):


What is the most probable place that any oil will flow over the ship's side in case of an
overflow during loading/discharging? Selected answer:
Near the hatch of the tank being loaded/discharged Correct answer:
Aft part of the tank-deck
Question asked (1076):
What does the term OIL mean, as used in the Oil Pollution Regulations? Selected
answer:
Fuel oil
Correct answer:
All of the mentioned
Question asked (1897):
The portable walkie talkies required to be carried by GMDSS regulations should have
which channels as a minimum? Selected answer:
Channel 16 only
Correct answer:
Channels 6, 13 & 16
Question asked (1942):
In most ports, tankers are required to discharge in enclosed atmosphere.What is the
required capacity of the I.G.Blowers in relation to cargo pumps ?
Selected answer:
100 pct.?
Correct answer:
125 pct?
Question asked (2029):
A conventional tanker has most of its tanks slack during the discharging of oil cargo, it is
not of any great consequence; however, if an OBO has most of its holds slack during
discharging (or loading) of oil cargo this will:
Selected answer:
Have not much effect on stability as these vessels are designed for such conditions?
Correct answer:

Likely cause a sudden or violent list due to the very large free surface in the broad

beamed holds? Question asked (2451):


Why should Ground Stabilised True Motion display mode be avoided when using the
Arpa for anti-collision purposes Selected answer:
The true vector can never give an indication of collision risk with another ship Correct
answer:
The collision regulations are based on ship courses through the water.
Question asked (2753):
Shipboard Emergency Drills must be carried out at least (OPA-90) Selected answer:
Once every six months Correct answer:
Once a month
Question asked (2948):
In respect of washings from the cargo area of an oil tanker, what is the maximum
instantaneous rate of oil that can be discharged into the sea when a vessel is outside a
special area, proceeding en route, has in operation a monitoring and control system for
the discharge of oil and is located more than 50 nautical miles from the nearest land?
Selected answer:
300 litres per nautical mile.
Correct answer:
30 litres per nautical mile.
Question asked (3005):
Some centrifugal cargo pumps on oil tankers are designed with an automatic stripping
system, which allows the cargo tank to fully discharge its contents. By what principle
does such a stripping system operate?
Selected answer:
On the principle that if the suction is fitted low enough in the cargo oil tank and a
specified minimum trim is maintained, suction will be available until the tank is
completely discharged.
Correct answer:

On the basis that, if cargo vapour can be stopped from entering the cargo pump suction

inlet, the flow will continue without cavitation. Question asked (3006):
According to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA-90), oil carrying vessels trading in U.S.
waters are required to carry oil spill clean up equipment for the containment and
removal of on-deck spills. For a vessel of over 400 feet (121.9 metres) in length, what
volume of oil must they be able to handle?
Selected answer:
1 barrel (0.16 cubic metre). Correct answer:
12 barrels (1.91 cubic metres).
Question asked (3233):
How many annexes do we find in MARPOL 73/78 and what is the content of annex 1 ?
Selected answer:
We find 5 annexes in MARPOL 73/78 and annex 1 is the regulations for the prevention
of pollution by sewage Correct answer:

We find 6 annexes in MARPOL 73/78 and annex 1 is the regulations for the prevention

of pollution by oil Question asked (5406):


A vessel is equipped for all sea areas. In the middle of the Indian Ocean the EGC-
receiver appears out of order. Is it still possible to receive MSI-messages?
Selected answer:
Yes, with the MF/HF-DSC
Correct answer:
Yes, with the MF/HF-radio telex
Question asked (5475):
To inform ship of coast-stations messages, coast-stations give at fixed times: Selected
answer:
A list of all the messages for each vessel Correct answer:

A traffic list with the call-sign of the ships involved in alphabetical numerical sequence

Question asked (5493):


The input of an area code prefix in (radio)telex-traffic: Selected answer:
Not necessary, area code prefixes are same for each country Correct answer: Differs
for each country
Question asked (5517):
A message is send by the Inmarset C-set. The land earth station will: Selected
answer:
The sender has to confirm delivery by sending another separate message Correct
answer:

Only send a positive delivery notification (PDN) to the sender if the sender requested,

so in the send menu Question asked (5579):


The number of frequencies on which a MF/HF-DSC distress alert multi-frequency call
attempt can be transmitted is: Selected answer:
3
Correct answer:
6
Question asked (5611):
At sea red rocket signals are seen. This is not reported by radio. You have to begin the
distress alert procedure via VHF with the term: Selected answer: Distress alert
Correct answer:
MAYDAY RELAY
Question asked (5638):
If one requires medical advice by means of an Inmarsat-C terminal one should use the
following address: Selected answer:
Radiomedical
Correct answer:
32
Question asked (5653):
When a character in the NAVTEX message sent is not received in the Selected
answer:
the message will not be printed at all until, with repeated transmission, Correct
answer:

Nothing or a special character will be printed Question asked (5729):


The whip-antenna of the MF transceiver was lost in bad weather. The MF-transceiver
can be used again: Selected answer:
If instead of the whip-antenna, another whip-antenna such as the spare VHF antenna is
connected Correct answer:
If the whip-antenna is replaced by an antenna of about the same length as the original
one
Question asked (5795):
Testing a SART is permitted: Selected answer:
Only in the workshop
Correct answer:

At sea, outside territorial waters, and in port or harbour Question asked (5883):
What is understood by the term "Balanced Rudder"?
Selected answer:
A rudder with equal rudder area forward and aft of the turning axis, the turning axis
Correct answer:
proper way:
it can be automatically compared and corrected

being at the geometrical centre of the rudder area the load on the steering motor.
A rudder with part of the rudder area forward of the turning axis, therefore reducing
Question asked (31029):
What does ISM stand for? Selected answer: Internal Ship Safety Management
Correct answer:

The International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution

Prevention Question asked (31525):


What is the minimum number of channels required for the portable two-way VHF's for
survival craft? Selected answer: Channel 16 only Correct answer:
Channels 6, 13 & 16
Question asked (32136):
The best way to prevent stowaways from boarding your ship is to: Selected answer:
Search the ship when you arrive at port and again just after leaving. Correct answer:

"Seal spaces that are not in use while in port, and perform a search of the ship before

leaving." Question asked (32220):


In discussing the effeciency of a cargo pump, such as may be used on an oil tanker,
what term is usually used to describe the absolute pressure of a liquid at the inlet to a
pump minus the vapour pressure of the liquid?
Selected answer:
Effective Suction Head Pressure. Correct answer:
Net Positive Suction Head Available.
Question asked (32251):
What is the requirement regarding number of slop tanks on oil tankers of 70,000 tons
and above delivered after 31 December 1979? Selected answer:
Shall be provided with 1 slop tank.
Correct answer:

Shall be provided with at least 2 slop tanks. Question asked (32436):


The effective stability of a tug, when assisting a vessel to manoeuvre, can be decreased
by hydrodynamic interaction with the ship it is assisting. Where is the most dangerous
position of the tug relative to the ship, for this adverse affect to be found?
Selected answer:
The most dangerous position is where the tug approaches the stern of the larger vessel
and enters into its associated positive pressure field.
Correct answer:
The most dangerous position is where the tug approaches the bow rounding the forward
shoulder of the larger vessel.
Question asked (32844):
What special equipment can often provide assistance in locating a survival craft or man
overboard and in the water? Selected answer: A RACON Correct answer: A SART
Question asked (33651):
The recommended distance between parallel tracks (track spacing) in a search for a
casualty by a surface vessel varies (amongst other factors) according to visibility and
the nature of the target in the IAMSAR Manual. These distances are then normally
adjusted for prevailing weather conditions. If visibility was 5 nautical miles and you were
looking for a six-person liferaft, what would the recommended uncorrected track spacing
be?
Selected answer:
5.0 nautical miles. Correct answer:
3.6 nautical miles.
Question asked (33658):
One particular group of hazardous goods is highlighted by the IMDG Code as potentially
being the most dangerous for carriage. Which of the following is it?
Selected answer:
Toxic substances.
Correct answer:
Organic peroxides.
Question asked (33659):
Which of these definitions is that of a "Marine Pollutant" under the IMDG Code?
Selected answer:
A substance which is subject to the provisions of Chapter V of SOLAS 1974, as
amended. Correct answer:

A substance which is subject to the provisions of Annex III of MARPOL 73/78, as

amended. Question asked (33676):


During the survey of Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) equipment, which
document must be available to the surveyor to demonstrate compliance with SOLAS?
Selected answer:
The Certificate of Compliance with SOLAS V/19-1, bearing the serial number of the
equipment installation. Correct answer:

A report giving the result of the Conformance Test, issued by the Classification Society

on behalf of the Flag State Authority. Question asked (33678):


At what calendar interval is a "Special Survey" required? Selected answer:
Every 2 1/2 years.
Correct answer:
5 years.
Question asked (33708):
By what formula is the displacement calculated? W = Displacement; L = length; B =
Breadth; D = depth of
vessel; Cb = Block Coefficient; Cw = Coefficient of waterplane; RD = relative density;
Selected answer:
W = L x B x d x Cb Correct answer:
W = L x B x d x RD
Question asked (33772):
The majority of convensions adopted under the auspices of IMO fall into which of the
three main categories: Selected answer:
There are no conentions that fall under IMO
Correct answer:
Maritime Safety, Prevention of Marine pollution, Liability and compensation Question

asked (33936):
When does a bulk carrier experience extreme tension in bottom structure during fast
rate loading? Selected answer:
During correct loading pattern but with heavy cargo Correct answer:

During loading of heavy cargo in midship hold Question asked (34340):


Hydrogen sulphide is a component associated with crude oil cargoes. At which of the
following concentrations will dizziness, headache, nausea, etc occur within 15 minutes,
followed by loss of consciousness and possibly death, after 30-60 minutes exposure?
Selected answer:
50-70 ppm.
Correct answer:
500-700 ppm.
Question asked (34499):
By the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship's Ballast Water
and Sediments, oil tankers are required to have a ballast water exchange plan that
involves replacing ballast taken onboard at the previous port. What percentage
volumetric exchange must be achieved? Selected answer: 100%.
Correct answer:
95%.
Question asked (34511):
Certain oil cargoes, such as aviation turbine kerosenes or diesel oils, are specifically
noted in ISGOTT as having an inherent hazard that requires ship's staff to monitor tanks
containing them when on passage. What is that hazard?
Selected answer:
They can release acidic elements when the ship is passing through tropical sea areas
and the sea temperature rises above 30 degrees Celsius. A sharp odour may give an
indication od increased corrosion which will require examination and possible attention
after discharge.
Correct answer:
They can absorb oxygen during the refining process and later release it into oxygen
deficient atmospheres such as the ullage spaces in cargo tanks; the spaces should be
monitored and the atmosphere adjusted if necessary.
Name: User ID:
Installation: SCF Unicom
IGOR VALERYEVICH KARPOV 2311749
Date of birth: 24.03.1974 Nationality: Russian Federation Academy:
CES 5.0.3847
CES version:
Test date: Test type: Level:
24.08.2010
STCW
Management
Department/Function area: Deck Vessel type/Propulsion: Oil Tanker
Batch:

Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (377):
A large vessel is coming alongside a pier with two tugs assisting and there is little wind
or current affecting the vessel. What would be considered the best use of the tugs and
at which position?
Selected answer:
Made fast Forward and Aft using the centre leads.
Correct answer:
Pushing on the ship's side and made fast in case the vessel's movement towards the

berth requires reducing by the tug pulling off. Question asked (838):
Your vessel is to leave a crowded anchorage making a 180 degrees turn. The ship has
a right-handed propeller and there is equal space either side of the ship (as illustrated).
What would be the most suitable method to make the turn using as little space as
possible?
Selected answer:
Rudder hard to starboard, full ahead. Rudder hard to port, full astern. Repeating this
manoeuvre until the turn has been made. Correct answer:

Rudder hard to port, full astern. After gaining some sternway, rudder hard to starboard

and full ahead Question asked (1015):


You are the officer in charge of discharging an oil tanker in Corpus Christi, USA. The
applicable sections of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations require that there be
current Oil Transfer Procedures available on board. What do the regulations require in
terms of the format of, and accessibility to, those Transfer Procedures?
Selected answer:
That the Master of the vessel engaged in a transfer shall, before commencing any
transfer operation, ensure that all crew members involved in that operation shall be
familiar with the applicable operating and emergency procedures and be capable of
communicating in a common language with terminal operators.
Correct answer:
That the procedures be legibly printed in a language or languages easily understood by
personnel engaged in the transfer operation and permanently posted or available at a
place where crew members can see and use them.
Question asked (1044):
If you use chemicals for cleaning up an oil-spill on the water, what would the chemicals
do?
Selected answer:
Remove the oil from the water
Correct answer:

Disperse or dissolve the oil into the water Question asked (1060):
You are on a vessel 10 nautical miles off the coast of Nigeria, West Africa. Are you
allowed to dump empty glass bottles overboard ? Selected answer:
Yes, the bottles can be dumped if they are ground so that the resulting particles can
pass through a screen with 50 mm openings
Correct answer:
Yes, the bottles can be dumped if they are ground so that the resulting particles can
pass through a screen with 25 mm openings
Question asked (2000):
What is the result of a "high metacentric height"? Selected answer:
The vessel will have a great bending moment? Correct answer:
The vessel will roll violently?
Question asked (2027):
An Oil tanker experiences large bending moments and therefore the deck scantlings
must be maintained within "x" length amidships, where "x" is:
Selected answer:
Half Length Correct answer:
0.4 Length
Question asked (2181):
What is the name of the reference manual, jointly produced by the International
Maritime Organization and the International Civil Aviation Authority, which currently
outlines the organization and management of search and rescue activities at sea?
Selected answer:
The Internation Maritime Search and Rescue (IMARSAR) Manual. Correct answer:

The International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual.

Question asked (2447):


What possible reason could there be for the identification mark associated with a Racon
not being visible on the radar screen? Selected answer:
The transmitted radar frequency may not trigger the Racon transmitter.
Correct answer:
All of the suggested answers.
Question asked (2741):
What can lead to "Unlimited responsibility" (OPA-90) Selected answer:
Only gross negligence
Correct answer:

Wilful misconduct, gross negligence and violation of Federal Safety Question asked

(3212):
What are the conditions that influence the efforts for organising the fire fighting?
Selected answer:
Where the fire break out, how many fire teams are available, what is burning, distance
to the fire station Correct answer:
Where the fire breaks out, how many fire teams are available, the strength of the fire,
the ships mobility, what is burning and communication
Question asked (5493):
The input of an area code prefix in (radio)telex-traffic:
Selected answer:
Has to be put in without the zero
Correct answer:
Differs for each country
Question asked (5562):
When a coastguard-station wants to send a gale-warning by DSC it will happen in the
category:
Selected answer:
Urgency
Correct answer:
Safety
Question asked (5651):
The good operation in any location, whether the NAVTEX is working properly or not,
can be checked using: Selected answer:
Test transmissions specially broadcast for this purpose once a week Correct answer:
A testing program built in for this purpose
Question asked (5708):
By the degree of selectivity of a receiver is meant: Selected answer:
Ability to distinguish weak stations from adjacent stronger stations Correct answer:

Ability to make weak stations audible Question asked (5887):


What is the action that a GMDSS Radio Operator should take when a DSC distress
alert is received? Selected answer:
The Operator should immediately set continuous watch on VHF channel 70. Correct
answer:
The Operator should immediately set continuous watch on the radiotelephone
frequency that is associated with frquency band on which the distress alert was
received.
Question asked (6056):
Which word will precede an urgency message ?
Selected answer:
MAYDAY
Correct answer:
PAN PAN
Question asked (31417):
Which of the following requirements regarding life-buoys correspond to present
regulations? (SOLAS III/7.1) Selected answer:
At least four life-buoys on each side of the ship shall be fitted with buoyant lifelines
Correct answer:

Not less than half the total number of lifebuoys shall be provided with self-ignighting

lights Question asked (31454):


Which one of the listed requirements regarding the stowage of a survival craft
corresponds to present SOLAS regulations? Each survival craft shall be stowed:
Selected answer:
In a state of readiness so that two crew-members can prepare for embarkation and
launching in less than 15 minutes. Correct answer:

In a secure and sheltered position and protected from damage by fire or explosion.

Question asked (31485):


What colour flare is used to signal a safe landing place for small boats ?
Selected answer:
White
Correct answer:
Green
Question asked (32139):
"Which of these precautionary measures can reduce the threat of piracy, if
implemented?" Selected answer:
Stay at least 15nm away from the shore. Correct answer:
Sail at full speed.
Question asked (32206):
A tanker in ballast, having recently left the discharge port is involved in a collision. The
two vessels are still interlocked after the collision and a survey of the ships gives all
crew members are safe and the damage is focussed to the vicinity of the impact. What
should be the greatest concern at this time?
Selected answer: The possibility of pollution. Correct answer:

The ships moving together in the swell/seaway will cause a spark and consequently an

explosion. Question asked (33653):


According to the IAMSAR Manual, what is the expected survival time for a person in
water of 4-10 degrees Celsius, without special protective clothing?
Selected answer:
Less than 1 hour.
Correct answer:
Less than 3 hours.
Question asked (33662):
In discussing segregation, the IMDG Code defines what it means by the term
"separated from". Which of the following is that definition? Selected answer:
Effectively segregated so that the incompatible goods cannot interact dangerously in the
event of an accident, but may be transported in the same compartment or hold or on
deck, provided a horizontal separation, projected vertically, of 3 metres is obtained.
Correct answer:
In different compartments or holds when stowed "under deck". Provided an intervening
deck is resistent to fire and liquid, a vertical separation may be accepted as equivalent.
For "on deck" stowage, this segregation means a distance of at least 6 metres.
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Question asked (671):
What sound signal shall be used on ship's whistle when there is a man overboard?
Selected answer:
5 short blasts repeatedly
Correct answer:
3 long blasts repeatedly
Question asked (681):
What can be used to reduce the effect of the state of sea-waves?
Selected answer:
Crude Oil
Correct answer:
Vegetable / Fish Oil
Question asked (697):
What would be considered the most favourable heading of a ship when launching a
lifeboat? Selected answer:
The ship should lie stopped in the water with the weather on the opposite side to the
boat to be launched Correct answer:

The ship should steer about 30 degrees off the prevailing weather and sea with the boat

to be launch on the leeside Question asked (828):


The engines are going astern and the ship is making sternway of about 1.5 knots with
the rudder hard to starboard. What effect will this have on the ship's progress?
Selected answer:
This will give the stern a lift force to port Correct answer:

This will give the stern a lift force to starboard Question asked (847):
What is the correct understanding of the term "bank effect"? If a ship was approaching
the bank at an angle, what would be the effect on the ship?
Selected answer:
The whole vessel would continue straight towards the bank and would require a large
helm order to avoid going aground. Correct answer:
The vessel's bow is pushed away from the bank
Question asked (1087):
When documenting Crude Oil Washing operations in the Oil Record Book, which of the
following must be included in the sequence of entries?
Selected answer:
The ullage in the tank at the commencement of washing Correct answer:
The method of establishing that the cargo tanks were dry
Question asked (1652):
What are class "C" bulkheads?
Selected answer:
Bulkheads constructed of approved non-combustible materials that can withstand the
standard fire test for 15 minutes. Correct answer:
Bulkheads constructed of approved non-combustible materials but do not meet any of
the requirements relative to smoke and flame nor limitations relative to temperature rise.
Question asked (2451):
Why should Ground Stabilised True Motion display mode be avoided when using the
Arpa for anti-collision purposes Selected answer:
True motion does not provide the collision risk of other ships Correct answer:
The collision regulations are based on ship courses through the water.
Question asked (2771):
On oil tankers, the effluent water from an inert gas scrubber and the condensate water
which collects in the deck main has which of the following chemical characteristics?
Selected answer:
It is neutral. Correct answer:
It is acidic.
Question asked (2794):
When carrying out a Crude Oil Washing operation, why is it a necessary to partly
discharge the tank before commencing washing? Selected answer:
It is essential that the nozzles of a tank-washing machine can rotate freely at a minimum
distance of 1 metre above the surface of the cargo. By part-discharging the tank, this
distance is guaranteed.
Correct answer:
It is essential that only "dry" oil is used, to avoid the risk of electrostatic discharge from
water droplets. By part-discharging the tank, any water that has settled out on the
voyage and is lying under the oil will be removed.
Question asked (2885):
What does crude oil consist of? Selected answer:
A natural mixture of carbon and sulphur isomers. Correct answer:
A natural mixture of simple and complex hydrocarbon compounds.
Question asked (2920):
What is the purpose of the deck water seal on the deck of an oil tanker? Selected
answer:
To automatically compensate for temporary fluctuations in inert gas pressure within the
cargo spaces. Correct answer:

To prevent the passage of petroleum gases back to the machinery spaces. Question

asked (2922):
You are the Officer on Watch on an oil tanker during a discharging operation. An alarm
on the Inert Gas Plant indicates that no inert gas is being supplied to replace the
discharging cargo. What will you do?
Selected answer:
Activate the inert fans and blow fresh air into the cargo tanks.
Correct answer:
Immediately stop the discharging.
Question asked (2949):
The arrival ballast water on non SBT vessels must contain maximum 15ppm (parts pr.
million) of oil to fulfil the regulations in force. How many ppm is 1% by volume.
Selected answer:
100 ppm.
Correct answer:
10,000 ppm.
Question asked (3295):
From where on board can you find out the different types of protection equipment
regarding where placed, how much, how many etc.? Selected answer: In the deck log
book Correct answer: The ship's safety plan
Question asked (3772):
If Mouth - to - Mouth (M-T-M) External Chest Compression
Selected answer:
Complete 10 compressions at the rate of 40 compressions per minute. Correct
answer:

Complete 15 compressions at the rate of 80 compressions per minute Question asked

(5506):
In the traffic list a coast-station indicates that there is a radio telex-message for a
vessel. To call for the message one should put in: Selected answer:
After ga+ the radio telex-command msg+ Correct answer:
ventilation by itself is unsuccessful and the casualty's heart stops, or has stopped
beating, you must perform (ECC) in conjunction with M-T-M. What is the complete rate
when performing ECC?
After ga+ the radio telex-command msg+?
Question asked (5527):
Inmarsat Telex Service code '31' can be used: Selected answer:
When technical problems are experienced with the Inmarsat terminal
Correct answer:
To ask for maritime inquiries
Question asked (5613):
A DSC-message of the "safety" category is received from another vessel on VHF
channel 70. Conforming to the GMDSS rules, for the continuation of the safety traffic,
you must change to VHF-channel:
Selected answer:
70
Correct answer:
16
Question asked (5684):
When onboard channel 16 is used for a shore radio-connection, you always work:
Selected answer:
On low power
Correct answer:
Simplex
Question asked (5767):
The proper operation of the telex mode of an Inmarsat-A terminal can be tested by:
Selected answer:
Sending a message to HF DSC
Correct answer:
Requesting an " automatic linetest"
Question asked (5779):
The position that is determined by built in GPS-receiver in an Inmarsat-EPIRB has an
accuracy of about: Selected answer: 4200 meters Correct answer:
200 meters
Question asked (5957):
What is the purpose of the SQUELCH on a VHF transmitter/receiver? Selected
answer:
increase the sound signal of the receiver Correct answer:
" reduce the ""noise"" in the background"
Question asked (6050):
" On area A4 the function "" Transmission and reception of on scene communications""
is mainly based on:"
Selected answer:
the use of HF DSC
Correct answer:
the use of MF and/or VHF R/T
Question asked (6122):
The normal mode of operation for each coast station shall be indicated in:
Selected answer:
The ITU List of Ship Stations
Correct answer:
The ITU List of Coast Station
Question asked (10031):
A flame detector is activated by: Selected answer:
Smoke, gas, sparks and high temperature Correct answer:

The infrared radiation and ultraviolet radiation given off by flames Question asked

(20168):
You are on board a ship which is not specially fitted for navigation in cold regions. At
what ambient temperature should the engine of the lifeboat *start within less than 2
minutes ?
Selected answer:
until - 5C Correct answer:
until - 15C
Question asked (31485):
What colour flare is used to signal a safe landing place for small boats ?
Selected answer:
White
Correct answer:
Green
Question asked (32217):
In discussing the chemistry of oil, to which of the following chemical groups do
Hydrocarbons belong? Selected answer:
Inorganic substances.
Correct answer:
Organic substances.
Question asked (32267):
What new stability problems would be caused by having deep double bottom tanks on
double hull oil tankers? Selected answer:
The depth of the Double bottom would require additional strength members. Correct
answer:
The Metacentric Height (GM) would have to be considered. Question asked (32785):
Where can the size of the Magnetic Compass Error be found? Selected answer:
By taking the error from the Deviation Table on the bridge
Correct answer:
By taking a transit bearing of two fixed geographical positions and comparing it with the
bearing of the same points on the chart
Question asked (32792):
Is the location of the Compass Binnacle critical? Selected answer:
Yes, it should be on the fore and aft centreline of the ship
Correct answer:

Yes, for the reasons stated in all of the suggested answers Question asked (32809):
What is the direction of wind associated with an anticyclone (area of high pressure) in
the Northern Hemisphere? Selected answer:
Anticlockwise around the high pressure
Correct answer:
Clockwise around the high pressure
Question asked (32853):
What can be done to minimize the reduction of GM due to free surface? Selected
answer:
Load fluids only into tanks with transverse subdivision bulkheads
Correct answer:
Reduce the number of slack tanks.
Question asked (32886):
What are the ideal conditions required to satisfactorily conduct an Inclining Experiment?
Selected answer:
All derricks lowered and no moving items on deck and in store rooms
Correct answer:
All of the suggested answers
Question asked (33689):
What is meant by the term "segregation"? Selected answer:
The planned adjacent stowage of packaged goods, thereby confining a listed hazard
within the same area of the ship. Correct answer:
The planned, separated stowage of cargoes that may react dangerously with each other
in the event of leakage or other damage.
Question asked (33692):
What do you understand by the term "luffing"? Selected answer:
The combined movement of hoisting a load and slewing the crane, employed when
lifting a load from a dockside over and into a ship's hold, or vica versa.
Correct answer:
The raising or lowering of a crane jib, moving the head of the crane and therefore a
suspended load horizontally towards or away from the crane.
Question asked (34506):
The abbreviation "NPSH" is often seen in connection with the efficiency of cargo pumps
on oil tankers. What does this abbreviation stand for?
Selected answer:
Nominal Pressure Suction Head. Correct answer:
Net Pressure Suction Head.
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Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (699):
Which method is used to make a physical connection between a rescue vessel and a
wreck?
Selected answer:
Heaving line
Correct answer:
Rocket line
Question asked (791):
A partially loaded VLCC is drifting with the main engine stopped and undergoing
repairs. The ship is observed to be drifting, due to wind and current towards a danger
area, although there is no immediate concern. What actions would be most suitable in
these circumstances?
Selected answer:
Contact the nearest Coast Radio Station and inform them of your situation. Send out a
navigational warning to ships in the vicinity Correct answer:

Use the Bow Thrusters to change the ships head and monitor any changes in the drift

Question asked (838):


Your vessel is to leave a crowded anchorage making a 180 degrees turn. The ship has
a right-handed propeller and there is equal space either side of the ship (as illustrated).
What would be the most suitable method to make the turn using as little space as
possible?
Selected answer:
Full ahead, rudder hard to port
Correct answer:

Rudder hard to port, full astern. After gaining some sternway, rudder hard to starboard

and full ahead Question asked (2027):


An Oil tanker experiences large bending moments and therefore the deck scantlings
must be maintained within "x" length amidships, where "x" is:
Selected answer:
Half Length Correct answer:
0.4 Length
Question asked (2252):
Which of the following requirements to ships stability for normal operation corresponds
to present regulations? (NSCL 4/12.2) Selected answer:
Centre of gravity shall be calculated with accuracy better than 5 percent. Correct
answer:
The ship is loaded in such a manner that adequate stability is achieved in all loading
condition.
Question asked (2270):
You are a Senior Officer of the Watch on vessel "A" and are passing through the Straits
of Gibraltar. The vessel's speed is 18 knots and your vessel is overtaking several other
vessels, when the visibility reduces down to about 2 nm. What aspects would you
consider when establishing a "safe speed" for your vessel?
Selected answer:
A safe speed is where a vessel can take proper and effective action to avoid collision
and be stopped within an appropriate distance Correct answer:
Deciding safe speed consider: 2 miles visibility; traffic density; manoeuvrability of
vessel; effectiveness of navigational equipment (ARPA etc); state of sea and currents
and navigational hazards.
Question asked (2454):
What is the probable cause of an error in position of the ship obtained from the GPS
system?
Selected answer:
All of the suggested answers
Correct answer:
Incorrect height of the antenna.
Question asked (2743):
In relation ot OPA 90, Which of the following statement is correct? Selected answer:
OPA-90 specify rules and regulations for all COTP-zones Correct answer:
COTP-zones may have additional rules and regulations
Question asked (5486):
By "collect call" is meant: Selected answer: A group call Correct answer:
A call for account of the receiver
Question asked (5509):
The ID of an Inmarsat M station on board starts with: Selected answer:
4
Correct answer:
6
Question asked (5567):
DSC uses for automatic identification the MMSI. The identification 002442000 is
assigned to:
Selected answer:
A group of vessels
Correct answer:
A coast-station or coast guard-station
Question asked (5586):
The display of the DSC-controller on board is showing the following lines: TX
call:Selectiveto: 02114200 Category:RoutineUSB:telephony DSC Tx 2189.5
kHzsave>send<
This DSC-message must be transmitted in the mode:
Selected answer: J3E
Correct answer:
F1B
Question asked (5729):
The whip-antenna of the MF transceiver was lost in bad weather. The MF-transceiver
can be used again:
Selected answer:
Only if the whip antenna is replaced by another whip-antenna of the same length
Correct answer:

If the whip-antenna is replaced by an antenna of about the same length as the original

one Question asked (6080):


At what minimum height above sea level a SART transponder must be mounted ?
Selected answer:
The good working of a SART transponder doesn't depend on the height above sea level
Correct answer:
1 metre
Question asked (31373):
Which one of the listed requirements regarding service and maintenance of life-saving
appliances correspond to present regulations? Selected answer:
Maintenance and repair of all the life-saving equipments will be carried out ashore in
work shop only
Correct answer:

Instructions for onboard maintenance of life-saving appliances in accordance with the

regulations shall be provided Question asked (32008):


Who is responsible for the development of the Ship Security Plan? Selected answer:
The Ship Security Officer
Correct answer:
The Company Security Officer
Question asked (33616):
What is the colour and characteristic of a "towing light", as defined in the International
Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea? Selected answer:
White, fixed, displayed as an additional light on the foremast over an arc of 225
degrees, from right ahead to 22.5 degrees abaft the beam on each side of the vessel.
Correct answer:
Yellow, fixed, seen over an arc of 135 degrees and so arranged as to display 67.5
degrees from right aft on each side of the vessel.
Question asked (33659):
Which of these definitions is that of a "Marine Pollutant" under the IMDG Code?
Selected answer:
A substance which, because of its tendency to degrade in seafood, or because of its
hazard potential to the aquatic environment is subject to the provisions of Annex I of
MARPOL 73/78, as amended, and carried by sea accordingly.
Correct answer:

A substance which is subject to the provisions of Annex III of MARPOL 73/78, as

amended. Question asked (34338):


When discussing ther chemistry of petroleum cargoes, if 'Alkanes' are saturated
hydrocarbons, what are unsaturated hydrocarbons? Selected answer:
Pentenes.
Correct answer:
Alkenes.
Question asked (34502):
Fluid-driven eductors (as commonly found on crude oil tankers), operate on a principle
known as Bernoulli's principle. What does that state?
Selected answer:
The increase in pressure at the eductor inlet is inversely proportional to the decrease in
pressure as measured at the discharge orifice. Correct answer:
The speed of a moving fluid increases as the pressure in the fluid decreases.
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Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (386):
You are on a tug and are towing an unmanned barge. You are restricted in your ability
to manoeuvre. The total length of the tow is 219 metres. What daylight signals are
required by the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea?
Selected answer:
A diamond shape, where it can best be seen, on the tug only. Three shapes shall also
be displayed, being three balls in a vertical line. Correct answer:
A diamond shape, where it can best be seen shall be displayed on the tug and the tow.
Three shapes shall also be displayed in a vertical line, the upper and lower being balls
and the middle one a diamond. Diamond shape
Question asked (688):
The bridge wheelman has not reported for duty and there is a suspected "Man
Overboard" situation on your vessel. The ship has been searched and there is one
seaman missing? The vessel turns round and retraces the course back, calling for
assistance from other vessels in the vicinity. What should be the focal point for any
search pattern to be established? Selected answer:
The focus of the search should be from the present position as he probably went
overboard when proceeding to the bridge for his watch. Correct answer:
Determine when the seaman was last sighted and concentrate the search round the
course line between the last sighting and present position, taking into account any
prevailing current.
Question asked (2181):
What is the name of the reference manual, jointly produced by the International
Maritime Organization and the International Civil Aviation Authority, which currently
outlines the organization and management of search and rescue activities at sea?
Selected answer:
The Merchant Ship Search and Rescue (MERSAR) Manual. Correct answer:

The International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual.

Question asked (2887):


Subject to allowance by the Port State Authority a tanker with defect oil discharge
monitoring and control system (ODME) may undertake?
Selected answer:
The vessel must proceed to repair port.
Correct answer:

One ballast voyage before proceeding to a repair port. Question asked (2943):
What is the minimum height of vent outlets of a controlled venting system from cargo
tanks? Selected answer: A height of not less than 3 m.
Correct answer:
A height of not less than 6 m.
Question asked (3005):
Some centrifugal cargo pumps on oil tankers are designed with an automatic stripping
system, which allows the cargo tank to fully discharge its contents. By what principle
does such a stripping system operate?
Selected answer:
By automatically reducing the rate at which oil cargo enters the cargo pump, such that
any vapour lifted along with the liquid does not cause a loss of suction.
Correct answer:

On the basis that, if cargo vapour can be stopped from entering the cargo pump suction

inlet, the flow will continue without cavitation. Question asked (5775):
The accuracy of an Inmarsat-E positioning-system is: Selected answer:
20 meters
Correct answer:
200 meters
Question asked (6035):
Which of the following is a coast station MMSI ? Selected answer:
22753000
Correct answer:
2275300
Question asked (20348):
A rocket parachute flare reaches an altitude of Selected answer:
not less than 40m
Correct answer:
not less than 300m
Question asked (31358):
Which one of the listed requirements regarding life-saving appliances corresponds to
present regulations? Selected answer:
All prescribed life-saving appliances shall be of such a colour that they are in contrast to
the surrounding colour Correct answer:

All prescribed life-saving appliances shall be made of non-combustible or fire retardant

material Question asked (31600):


Your vessel has been in involved in a collision with an other vessel. As Master
responsible for the ship and persons on board, what is the first step to take?
Selected answer:
Determine any injuries or deaths of persons on board
Correct answer:
Organise someone to assess the extent of damage and the residual stability of the
vessel.
Question asked (31604):
The ship is involved in a collision, what is the immediate action by the Officer of the
Watch after the incident has taken place? Selected answer:
Call the Master and check the position for any immediate dangers. Correct answer:
Sound the General Alarm and stop engines.
Question asked (32142):
Which of these statements about drug smuggling is true? Selected answer:
"The preventative measures you incorporate into your ship's security plan should be
exhaustive, regardless of the level of threat identified by your ship's security
assessment."
Correct answer:

The risks to ships are not restricted to specific areas or trading routes. Question asked

(32256):
One or more pressure/vacuum-breaking devices shall be provided on the vent mains to
prevent the cargo tanks from being subject to a positive and negative pressure. What is
the normal pre-set point for negative pressure?
Selected answer:
Depending on the test pressure of the cargo tank. Correct answer:

A negative pressure in excess of 700 mm water gauge. Question asked (32846):


What immediate actions should the Officer of the Watch take when the ship goes
aground on an uncharted shoal in the middle of the ocean?
Selected answer:
Sound the General Alarm and plot the ships position
Correct answer:
Stop engines and call the Master
Question asked (33651):
The recommended distance between parallel tracks (track spacing) in a search for a
casualty by a surface vessel varies (amongst other factors) according to visibility and
the nature of the target in the IAMSAR Manual. These distances are then normally
adjusted for prevailing weather conditions. If visibility was 5 nautical miles and you were
looking for a six-person liferaft, what would the recommended uncorrected track spacing
be?
Selected answer:
5.0 nautical miles. Correct answer:
3.6 nautical miles.
Question asked (33655):
Which of the following is a definition of the "Proper Shipping Name", as found in the
IMDG Code? Selected answer:
The name assigned by the manufacturer to a material, substance or article for the
purposes of shipment.
Correct answer:
The name to be used in any documentation relating to the transportation of the
dangerous substance, material or article, such as on forms, labels and placards.
Question asked (33665):
What type of Bill of Lading covers "door to door" shipment? Selected answer: A
Destination Bill of Lading. Correct answer:
A Through Bill of Lading.
Question asked (33678):
At what calendar interval is a "Special Survey" required? Selected answer:
Annually.
Correct answer:
5 years.
Question asked (33706):
How can you best demonstrate in an audit that you follow company cargo handling
procedures? Selected answer:
By requesting that an audit takes place during cargo operations. Correct answer:

By being able to provide comprehensive and verifiable documentary records of cargo

operations. Question asked (33937):


What type of dynamic forces may cause indent in plating on forecastle deck and main
deck in way of pillars inside forecastle? Selected answer:
Forces created by waves on the forecastle Correct answer:

Pressure forces caused by green water on deck Question asked (34341):


Hydrogen Sulphide in crude oil and certain other oil products is most obviously
associated with problems of vapour inhalation, but which of the following is also a
serious problem associated with this component, particularly in high concentrations?
Selected answer:
Acid build-up.
Correct answer:
Corrosion.
Question asked (34500):
When discharging dirty ballast from an oil tanker at a high flow rate with main cargo
pumps, the limiting factor on permitted overboard discharge is the instantaneous rate of
discharge of oil. Which of the following formulae is used to calculate this rate?
Selected answer:
Instantaneous rate of discharge (l/h) = oil content (ppm) x flow rate (l/h) / speed (knots)
x 10,000 Correct answer:
Instantaneous rate of discharge (l/nm) = oil content (ppm) x flow rate (m3/h) / speed
(knots) x 1,000
Question asked (34501):
Oil tankers built and delivered after 6th July 1986 must have a double hulled ballast
arrangement extending throughout the cargo tank length, or wing ballast tanks that
extend throughout the cargo tank length. If it is the latter, what design feature is applied
to guard against pollution in the event of the bottom being breached?
Selected answer:
Additional level sensors and alarms must be fitted to give early warning of oil outflow.
Correct answer:
The cargo tank levels must be set so that hydrostatic pressure will stop oil outflow.
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Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (420):
You are in an area of restricted visibility and hear this signal. It is repeated at two minute
intervals. What does it indicate? Selected answer:
That there is another vessel nearby, but that she is at anchor.
Correct answer:

That there is another vessel nearby, that she is underway, but stopped and making no

way through the water. Question asked (832):


Which of the alternative methods of using a tug when escorting a ship through narrow
waters would be considered the most effective in the event of loosing steering power?
Selected answer:
Tug made fast forward on either shoulder, ready to push (figure 3) Correct answer:
The tug made fast on a line through the centre lead astern. (figure 4). Question asked

(840):
A ship has turned a complete circle (360 degrees) in deep water at full ahead
throughout the turn. The same ship, in the same conditions, is now to make a complete
turn (360 degrees) at half ahead throughout the turn. Would there be any difference in
the size (diameter) of the turning circle?
Selected answer:
Yes, there would be a change of shape of the turning circle; it would have an increase in
the transfer, but not the advance. Correct answer:

No, the diameter of the turning circle would be almost the same. Question asked

(932):
Who will have the authority to take charge and make appropriate decisions in the event
of a vessel emergency when transiting the Panama Canal?
Selected answer:
The ship's Master
Correct answer:
The Panama Canal Authority
Question asked (2029):
A conventional tanker has most of its tanks slack during the discharging of oil cargo, it is
not of any great consequence; however, if an OBO has most of its holds slack during
discharging (or loading) of oil cargo this will:
Selected answer:
Cause extreme strain to the hull on the listed side if a list develops? Correct answer:
Likely cause a sudden or violent list due to the very large free surface in the broad
beamed holds?
Question asked (2251):
Which of the following requirements regarding on board stability data corresponds to
present regulations? (NSCL
4/12.1)
Selected answer:
Drawings and caculations documenting the stability of the ship, both in intact and all
possible damage condition. Correct answer:

A calculation example showing the use of "KG" limitation curves. Question asked

(2308):
Any ship of 10.000 tons gross tonnage and above shall be fitted with oily-water
separating equipment for the control of machinery space bilges.What kind of equipment
is required in this connection?
Selected answer:
Oily-water separating equipment only.
Correct answer:

Either Oil fitting equipment , or Oily-water separating equipment , or combination of

both. Question asked (2446):


What is the correct setting of the "Anti sea clutter" control on the radar?
Selected answer:
All of the suggested answers
Correct answer:

A few sea returns remaining on the screen. Question asked (2894):


When discussing the properties of an oil cargo, what is the "wax content"? Selected
answer:
The percentage of wax, expressed as a percentage, remaining in an oil product after
distillation. Correct answer:

The percentage of paraffinic wax by volume, based on a representative sample of the

crude oil. Question asked (2943):


What is the minimum height of vent outlets of a controlled venting system from cargo
tanks?
Selected answer: A height of not less than 3 m. Correct answer:
A height of not less than 6 m.
Question asked (2943):
What is the "Scantling Draught" of an Oil Tanker with segregated ballast tanks?
Selected answer:
The minimum draught amidships when in ballast condition
Correct answer:
The draught for which the structural strength of the ship has been designed
Question asked (2999):
The Reid Vapour Pressure (RVP) test is a simple and generally used method for
measuring What? Selected answer:
The vapour pressure of the liquid at 38.7 degrees C. Correct answer:

The vapour pressure of the liquid at 37.8 degrees C. Question asked (3690):
How often shall crew members participate in fire drills? Selected answer: Once every
week Correct answer:
Once every month
Question asked (5536):
The log-in of an Inmarsat-C installation is important: Selected answer:
To keep watch on Sat-C for safety messages Correct answer:

To inform the NCS that one is available for messages offered Question asked

(5552):
To guarantee optimal reception of VHF-DSC-calls, every:
Selected answer:
DSC-calls are repeated untill received
Correct answer:

DSC-symbol is sent twice and checked extra by Error Check Character Question

asked (5638):
If one requires medical advice by means of an Inmarsat-C terminal one should use the
following address: Selected answer:
Radiomedical
Correct answer:
32
Question asked (6049):
" On area A3 the function "" Transmission and reception of on scene communications""
is mainly based on:"
Selected answer:
The use of MF and/or H F R/T
Correct answer:
The use of MF and/or VHF R/T
Question asked (6114):
Operator connected R/T calls are charged Selected answer:
On the basis of a six second minimum charge with one second incremental steps
Correct answer:

On the basis of a three minute minimum charge with one minute incremental steps

Question asked (10447):


The analyses of the smoke produced by a fire, may give an interpretation of that fire.
Which are the factors we should take into account? Selected answer:
There is no possible interpretation of a fire according to the smoke Correct answer:
Opacity, amount and colour
Question asked (20205):
*The steps of the embarkation ladder used must be spaced apart by a distance of:
Selected answer:
equally spaced, not less than 200 mm or more than 280 mm Correct answer:

Equally spaced and not less than 300 mm or more than 380 mm Question asked

(31373):
Which one of the listed requirements regarding service and maintenance of life-saving
appliances correspond to present regulations? Selected answer:
Maintenance and repair of all the life-saving equipments will be carried out ashore in
work shop only
Correct answer:

Instructions for onboard maintenance of life-saving appliances in accordance with the

regulations shall be provided Question asked (32101):


Who is responsible for ensuring your ship completes a security assessment?
Selected answer: Flag State Administration Correct answer:
Company Security Officer
Question asked (32220):
In discussing the effeciency of a cargo pump, such as may be used on an oil tanker,
what term is usually used to describe the absolute pressure of a liquid at the inlet to a
pump minus the vapour pressure of the liquid?
Selected answer:
Effective Suction Head Pressure.
Correct answer:
Net Positive Suction Head Available.
Question asked (32254):
What are the requirements for the number of portable gas measurement instrument(s)
on tankers? Selected answer:
At least 2 portable instruments for measuring flammable vapours. Correct answer:

At least 1 portable instrument for measuring flammable vapours. Question asked

(32843):
What action should be taken by the Officer of the Watch when the GPS fails? Selected
answer:
Call the Master
Correct answer:
Inform the technical officer responsible for the electronic navigational equipment and
continue on passage using alternative navigational methods
Question asked (33650):
It has been shown that the controlled release of oil is effective in reducing the effects of
the sea, making it possible for a rescue craft to approach survivors in the water. How
many square metres does the IAMSAR Manual suggest may be calmed by releasing
200 litres of lubricating oil slowly through a rubber hose with the outlet maintained just
above the surface while the ship proceeds at slow speed?
Selected answer:
Approx 50 square metres. Correct answer:
Approx 5,000 square metres.
Question asked (33651):
The recommended distance between parallel tracks (track spacing) in a search for a
casualty by a surface vessel varies (amongst other factors) according to visibility and
the nature of the target in the IAMSAR Manual. These distances are then normally
adjusted for prevailing weather conditions. If visibility was 5 nautical miles and you were
looking for a six-person liferaft, what would the recommended uncorrected track spacing
be?
Selected answer:
5.0 nautical miles. Correct answer:
3.6 nautical miles.
Question asked (33773):
Onboard training should be organised in such a way that: Selected answer:
It does not contravene with the rest hours of the crew Correct answer:

It is an integral part of the overall training plan Question asked (34507):


According to ISGOTT, flue gas that is produced by the burning of a fuel oil that has a
high sulphur content will typically contain which of the following amounts of sulphur
dioxide?
Selected answer:
200 ppm
Correct answer:
2,000 ppm
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Date of birth: 08.02.1985 Nationality: Russian Federation Academy:
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Question asked (157):
What other purposes may a fixed fire-detection and alarm system be used for, in
addition to fire indication? (SOLAS II-2/13.1.14) Selected answer:
Automatic closing of fire doors
Correct answer: Controlled closing of fire doors
Question asked (378):
The vessel is to anchor with Pilot onboard. Which of the suggested answers most
accurately define the main duties of the Officer of the Watch on bridge?
Selected answer:
Follow the Master's orders at all times. Correct answer:

Assist the Master and pilot and monitor the ships position. Question asked (433):
This vessel is encountered at the mouth of a river which leads to your discharge port.
What do the various shapes tell you? Selected answer:
This is a vessel engaged in dredging or underwater operations. The two balls in a
vertical line indicate the side on which it is safe to pass; the two diamonds in a vertical
line indicate the side on which an obstruction exists; the ball / diamond / ball indicate
that the vessel is restricted in her ability to manoeuvre.
Correct answer:
This is a vessel engaged in dredging or underwater operations. The two balls in a
vertical line indicate the side on which an obstruction exists; the two diamonds in a
vertical line indicate the side on which it is safe to pass; the ball / diamond / /ball in a
vertical line indiacte that the vessel is restricted in her ability to manoeuvre.
Question asked (773):
Two vessels are meeting each other in confined waters. What would be the effects of
interaction between the two vessels as they approach each other?
Selected answer:
Each vessel will experience an increase in speed Correct answer:

The bows of the ships will be pushed away from each other Question asked (806):
What would be the stopping distance of a VLCC when proceeding at 8 knots in deep
water and the engines are put 'Full Astern'? Selected answer: 15 ship lengths
Correct answer:

Varies, but can be determined from trial data Question asked (1045):
What is the best way to avoid pollution from small oil-spills aboard a ship? Selected
answer:
Have dispersing chemicals ready for use in case of oil-spill Correct answer:

Contain any oil-spill onboard the ship Question asked (1867):


Which position is the best to stop bleeding from the nose? Selected answer:
Laying on the back, leaning the head as much back as possible. Correct answer:

Sitting on a chair, leaning forward, with two fingers pressing the nose together.

Question asked (1897):


The portable walkie talkies required to be carried by GMDSS regulations should have
which channels as a minimum? Selected answer:
Channel 16 only
Correct answer:
Channels 6, 13 & 16
Question asked (2314):
MARPOL 73/78 - Annex I. Your vessel sailed from Bahrain heading for Singapore.2
days after departure, you like to empty your machinery space bilges. What will be the
correct procedures in this connection?
Selected answer:
Call the bridge and request for position and permission to discharge directly overboard.
Correct answer:

Call the bridge and request for position and permission to discharge overboard through

oilywater separating and filtering equipment. Question asked (2944):


In oil cargo calculations, what is ASTM table 53A/B used for? Selected answer:
On entering with a volume in long tons, a conversion factor is found that will convert that
volume to U.S. barrels (bbls). Correct answer:

On entering with a given density at the observed temperature, the corresponding

density at the standard 15 degrees Centigrade is found. Question asked (2991):


Which muscle is the most persevering one in the body? Selected answer:
The liver.
Correct answer:
The heart.
Question asked (2999):
The Reid Vapour Pressure (RVP) test is a simple and commonly used method for
measuring which of the following characteristics of an oil cargo?
Selected answer:
The nominal vapour pressure of the liquid at 38.7 degrees C. Correct answer:

The absolute vapour pressure of the liquid at 37.8 degrees C. Question asked

(3012):
In respect of exposure to vapours from oil cargoes, how is the value of "Short Term
Exposure Limit" determined? Selected answer:
The airborne concentration of a toxic substance averaged over any 30 minute period,
usually expressed in ppm. Correct answer:
The airborne concentration of a toxic substance averaged over any 15 minute period,
usually expressed in ppm.
Question asked (5476):
The traffic list of a coast-station is a list of: Selected answer:
Pertinent navigational -and weather information Correct answer:

Call-signs of ships for which a radio-telephone call, a telegram or another call is

intended Question asked (5483):


To get priority with radio-communication, one must notify the coast-station that the call
is: Selected answer: A collect call Correct answer:
An urgent call
Question asked (5516):
A message is sent to a fax-machine. However the message cannot be delivered by the
land earth station. The land earth station will: Selected answer:
Call the sender on telephone and inform Correct answer:

Automatically send a non-delivery notification (NDN) to the sender Question asked

(5523):
You wish to send a message via an Inmarsat-C installation to an Inmarsat-A telex
installation. The message is composed in 'ASCII'. The message can be sent:
Selected answer:
As a telex
Correct answer:
As a fax
Question asked (5600):
For a "distress alert" via the DSC, the MF-band is used in the frequencies:
Selected answer:
TX: 2189.5 kHz RX: 2189.5 kHz
Correct answer:
TX: 2187.5 kHz RX: 2187.5 kHz
Question asked (5603):
What mode is used for broadcast an MF/HF-DSC message: Selected answer:
J3E
Correct answer:
J2B / F1B
Question asked (5636):
Is it necessary in case of a distress alert via the Inmarsat A terminal to use the distress
priority? Selected answer:
No, the connection could never be made faster than technique allows
Correct answer:
Yes, by using "distress priority" one is always assigned a channel
Question asked (5764):
The correct functioning of a DSC-modem can be checked by means of: Selected
answer:
The testing-mode of the ever present VHF-DSC-EPIRB Correct answer:
The built-in test facility in the modem
Question asked (10226):
Which deck is the "bulkhead deck"?
Selected answer:
A deck between two transverse bulkheads Correct answer:

The uppermost deck to which transverse bulkheads are carried Question asked

(20157):
Which item among those below is included in the normal equipment of every lifeboat?
Selected answer:
Sea-charts and navigating equipment
Correct answer: One set of fishing tackle
Question asked (20315):
How many Radar Transponders (SART) are required to be carried onboard a ship for
use in survival crafts?
Selected answer:
Two on each side of the ship
Correct answer:
One on each side of the ship
Question asked (20371):
When mustered to an abandon ship drill, what is the first thing you do when entering the
muster station? Selected answer:
Report your presence
Correct answer:
Put on a life jacket
Question asked (31307):
What is the main theme of modern safety practice? Selected answer:
Use the same practice that has been in place for some time Correct answer:

Making use of Risk Assessment as a means to improving safety Question asked

(31444):
What is the ideal humidity in a working environment? Selected answer: 70 - 85 %.
Correct answer:
40 - 60 %.
Question asked (31448):
How much can the concentration of oxygen in the air decrease before it is dangerous to
stay in the atmosphere without breathing apparatus?
Selected answer:
21 %
Correct answer:
2-3%
Question asked (31604):
The ship is involved in a collision, what is the immediate action by the Officer of the
Watch after the incident has taken place? Selected answer:
Call the Master and check the position for any immediate dangers. Correct answer:
Sound the General Alarm and stop engines.
Question asked (32021):
"What do crew, visitors and contractors all have in common?" Selected answer:
They're all trained in ship emergency procedures. Correct answer:
They all have opportunity to smuggle drugs.
Question asked (32274):
What is the purpose of the "Mud Box" on a tanker? Selected answer:
It is the box under the manifold to catch spills when connecting the discharge or loading
hose. Correct answer:

It is at the end of the pipeline in the tank and restricts any particles and solids entering

the pipeline system. Question asked (32785):


Where can the size of the Magnetic Compass Error be found? Selected answer:
By reference to the last entry in the Compass Error Log Book Correct answer:
By taking a transit bearing of two fixed geographical positions and comparing it with the

bearing of the same points on the chart Question asked (32809):


What is the direction of wind associated with an anticyclone (area of high pressure) in
the Northern Hemisphere? Selected answer:
Directly away from the centre of the anticyclone towards the nearest Low pressure.
Correct answer:
Clockwise around the high pressure
Question asked (32842):
What actions should the Officer of the Watch take when the ship's steering gear fails?
Selected answer:
Call the Master and advise him of the situation Correct answer:
All of the suggested answers
Question asked (33690):
What do the letters "TPC" stand for? Selected answer: Trim per Centimetre. Correct
answer:
Tonnes per Centimetre.
Question asked (33739):
What would you call the wreckage of a yacht floating in the sea? Selected answer:
Pollution
Correct answer:
Flotsam
Name: User ID:
Installation: SCF Unicom
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Date of birth: 17.03.1973 Nationality: Russian Federation Academy:
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Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (187):
IMO MSC.1/Circ 1321 requires that cargo pump rooms on oil tankers shall be
mechanically ventilated, using non-sparking suction type fans. What is the minimum
number of changes of air per hour that a ventilation system must deliver?
Selected answer:
At least 15 per hour. Correct answer:
At least 20 per hour.
Question asked (2147):
According to the OCIMF Ship to Ship Transfer Guide (Petroleum), which of the following
is the required state of readiness on oil tankers engaged in a cargo transfer?
Selected answer:
The duty engineers of both vessels must be available to prepare the respective main
engines for use throughout the transfer operation. Correct answer:
The main engines of both vessels should be ready for immediate use. Question asked

(2316):
MARPOL 73/78 - Annex IV. Your ship has in operation an approved sewage treatment
plant certified by the Administration. During discharge, while vessel is awaiting pilot off
Cape Henry, USA, the surrounding water is discoloured. What kind of action would be
appropriate to take?
Selected answer:
Continue discharge since Annex IV of MARPOL is internationally not yet in force.
Correct answer:
Stop discharge.
Question asked (2446):
What is the correct setting of the "Anti sea clutter" control on the radar? Selected
answer:
No sea returns left on the screen which may confuse with small target echoes near the
ship. Correct answer:
A few sea returns remaining on the screen.
Question asked (5535):
An Inmarsat-C terminal is suitable for: Selected answer:
Telex only
Correct answer:
Store and forward message
Question asked (5626):
When may a call for radio medical advice be preceded by the urgency-signal: Selected
answer:
Always
Correct answer:
In urgent cases
Question asked (5863):
When initially setting up the GPS to provide positions for use with a paper chart, what
Chart Datum should be selected? Selected answer:
Select the datum stated on the chart in use Correct answer:
Select WGS84 and when plotting on the chart apply the stated corrections.
Question asked (20348):
A rocket parachute flare reaches an altitude of Selected answer: not less than 40m
Correct answer:
not less than 300m
Question asked (32003):
What is a Continuous Synopsis Record? Selected answer:
A plan for continuous maintenance of security equipment Correct answer:
A record of the vessels history
Question asked (32249):
According to MARPOL there are requirements regarding minimum amidships draught
for crude oil tankers in ballast condition. What is the formula for calculating minimum
draught amidships?
Selected answer:
2.0 + 0.02L Correct answer:
2.0 + 0.02L
Question asked (32253):
What is the purpose of "expansion couplings" on the longitudinal pipelines of oil
tankers? Selected answer:
To allow the pipeline to expand when loading a hot cargo through the pipeline. Correct
answer:
To allow the pipelines to follow the ships flexing movement when pitching.
Question asked (32255):
A system for the continuous monitoring of the concentration of hydrocarbon gas shall be
fitted in cargo pump-rooms of oil tankers. A continuous alarm shall be automatically
activated when the hydrocarbon gas concentration reaches a pre-set level. What are
the criteria for pre-setting the alarm level?
Selected answer:
No higher than 5% of LEL. Correct answer:
No higher than 10% of LEL.
Question asked (32420):
The engines have failed and will require at least 24 hours to be available as a reliable
means of propulsion. Your vessel is about 20 miles off the coast in a tidal area. What
are the initial steps that should be taken to ensure the safety of the ship?
Selected answer:
Display NUC lights and inform the nearest Coast Guard of you predicament. Correct
answer:

Display NUC lights and investigate the tidal flow over the next 24 hours and the

probable drift of the vessel. Question asked (32843):


What action should be taken by the Officer of the Watch when the GPS fails? Selected
answer:
Call the Master
Correct answer:
Inform the technical officer responsible for the electronic navigational equipment and
continue on passage using alternative navigational methods
Question asked (33662):
In discussing segregation, the IMDG Code defines what it means by the term
"separated from". Which of the following is that definition? Selected answer:
Either in a vertical or horizontal separation: if the intervening decks are not resistant to
fire and liquid, then only in a longitudinal separation is acceptable. For "on deck"
stowage, this means a distance of at least 12 metres. This distance also applies to one
package stowed "on deck" and another in an upper compartment.
Correct answer:
In different compartments or holds when stowed "under deck". Provided an intervening
deck is resistent to fire and liquid, a vertical separation may be accepted as equivalent.
For "on deck" stowage, this segregation means a distance of at least 6 metres.
Question asked (33675):
When a Classification Society surveyor identifies corrosion, structural defects or
damage to the hull of a vessel, machinery and / or any piece of equipment which, based
on the society's rules and in the opinion of the surveyor affects the ship's class, which of
the following is that surveyor likely to issue?
Selected answer: A Notification of Detention. Correct answer: A Condition of Class.
Question asked (34289):
In describing the characteristics of oil cargoes or oil / water slops, what is a
'mercaptan'? Selected answer:
A chemical additive blended with crude oil to inhibit the natural "rotton egg" smell
associated with certain grades.
Correct answer:
A colourless, odorous gas, with a smell similar to rotting cabbage and which is
generated naturally by the degredation of natural organisms, as may be found where
water has remained under oil for a long time.
Question asked (34493):
What is the approximate API gravity of Arabian Light Crude? Selected answer:
27 degrees.
Correct answer:
33 degrees.
Question asked (34503):
Depending on density or API, an error measurement of 0.1 degree Fahrenheit in a tank
containing 50,000 cubic metres (314,491 barrels) of oil will result in which of the
following volumes?
Selected answer:
7 cubic metres (44 barrels). Correct answer:
25 cubic metres (157 barrels).
Question asked (34505):
According to ISGOTT, when in-service testing a hose used for cargo transfer on an oil
tanker (and for which the elongation of the hose assembly when new was greater than
2.5%), what is the maximum permitted elongation before the hose must be withdrawn
from service?
Selected answer:
Not less than 1.5 times the temporary elongation measured when the hose assembly
was new, as documented in the manufacurer's certificate.
Correct answer:
Not more than 1.5 times the temporary elongation measured when the hose assembly
was new, as documented in the manufacturer's certificate.
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Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (370):
What will have a major effect on the performance of a tug when used to assist in the
manoeuvring of a large vessel?
Selected answer:
The experience of the tug crew.
Correct answer:
The position of the tug relative to the ship's pivot point
Question asked (1026):
Before starting a transfer of oil, the person in charge on the vessel and the person in
charge on the facility must hold a pre transfer conference. Who must decide to start the
transfer?
Selected answer:
The person in charge who is handling the pumping
Correct answer:
Both persons in charge
Question asked (1181):
Who is responsible for keeping the required official publications onboard?
Selected answer:
The owner.
Correct answer:
The master.
Question asked (1657):
ISGOTT draws attention to the risk of electrostatic potential in a mist produced by using
oil and water mixture in Crude Oil Washing operations. How does the Guide
recommend this is avoided?
Selected answer:
Crude Oil Washing, where the oil source is stored in a slop tank or other tank that has
previously contained slops, should be avoided.
Correct answer:
Before washing begins, any tank that is to be used as a source of oil for Crude Oil
Washing should be partly discharged to remove any water that has settled out during
the voyage. The discharge of a layer of at least 1 metreis necessary for this purpose.
Question asked (1721):
The emergency fire pump is in accordance with good seamanship and precautionary
routines run and tested weekly. Routine checks and maintenance are normally carried
out by dedicated personnel. To ensure safe and appropriate operation of the pump,
would you consider it beneficial that the same dedicated personnel operate the pump in
emergencies?
Selected answer:
Only senior engineers should operate the emergency pump.
Correct answer:
In case of accidents, it is important that a wide range of personnel must be permitted
and trained to operate the pump.
Question asked (1910):
Non distress calls on 2182 kHz and VHF channel 16 should not exceed:
Selected answer:
Two minutes.
Correct answer:
One minute.
Question asked (1936):
What medium is used to calibrate the ODME?
Selected answer:
Sea water.
Correct answer:
Fresh water.
Question asked (1996):
If all indications are that a cargo has been received without damages, irregularities or
short shipment and the phrase "apparent good order and condition" is entered on the
Bill of Lading, what type of Bill is this said to be?
Selected answer:
An endorsed Bill of Lading.
Correct answer:
A clean Bill of Lading.
Question asked (2455):

How can an ARPA assist the ship to steer a suitable course to make good the entrance

to a channel? Selected answer:


Acquire the buoy at the entrance to the channel and on relative vector display alter
course to make the vector of the buoy pass directly through the centre of the screen.
Correct answer:
Select ground stabilised true motion display and alter course so that own ships true
vector passes through the middle of the entrance to the channel.
Question asked (2948):
In respect of washings from the cargo area of an oil tanker, what is the maximum
instantaneous rate of oil that can be discharged into the sea when a vessel is outside a
special area, proceeding en route, has in operation a monitoring and control system for
the discharge of oil and is located more than 50 nautical miles from the nearest land?
Selected answer:
300 litres per nautical mile.
Correct answer:
30 litres per nautical mile.
Question asked (3990):
Must you be certified to be a lifeboat-commander?
Selected answer:
No, the only thing you need is one hour instruction from a deck officer.
Correct answer:
Yes, you must attend to a course held by certified personnel, and then be certified by
national authorities (NMD, USCG, etc)
Question asked (5406):
A vessel is equipped for all sea areas. In the middle of the Indian Ocean the EGC-
receiver appears out of order. Is it still possible to receive MSI-messages?
Selected answer: Yes with VHF DSC
Correct answer:
Yes, with the MF/HF-radio telex
Question asked (5438):
How often must inspection of proper working of the EPIRB 's and SART 's take place on
board? Once per:
Selected answer:
Week
Correct answer:
Month
Question asked (5478):
By the term "Stand by" the operator of a coast-station means that one should:
Selected answer: Give the position of the ship
Correct answer:
Wait until the coast-station calls again
Question asked (5509):
The ID of an Inmarsat M station on board starts with:
Selected answer:
1
Correct answer:
6
Question asked (5614):
The relay of a distress-call by an RCC for coast-station begins with:
Selected answer:
MAYDAY (3x)
Correct answer:
MAYDAY RELAY (3x)
Question asked (5634):
To receive distress alerting and MSI via an Inmarsat-C set vessels must have:
Selected answer:
A radio officer on board
Correct answer:
SES or an EGC receiver
Question asked (5650):
Via a coast-station radio medical advice is asked using NBDP. What command has to
be given after ga +?
Selected answer:
medical
Correct answer:
med +
Question asked (5803):
With an EPIRB:
Selected answer:
You must check the manufacturer of the battery
Correct answer:
You must check the date the battery must be replaced
Question asked (5809):
A battery of 24 Volt supplies during 10 hours a current of 6 ampere. What is the
capacity supplied:
Selected answer:
240 Ah
Correct answer:
60 Ah
Question asked (5864):
What is the main purpose of VTS?
Selected answer:
Increase safety for ships participating in VTS
Correct answer:
Increase the safety of all ships and the protection of the environment in the vicinity.
Question asked (31303):

With respect to the ISM, what training in additional to lifeboat and fire drills must be

carried out? Selected answer:


The boat drill and fire drill should be adequate to meet your needs
Correct answer:
Familiarization, and other drills identified as necessary by the ship
Question asked (31564):
During test and/or maintenance work of the CO2 system affecting the release system,
precautions to ensure that the gas is not released into the engine room due to a mistake
are to be ensured. What precautions should be taken?
Selected answer:
Arrange a watchman in the CO2 central.
Correct answer:
The main supply line to be blanked off prior to the work.
Question asked (31601):
Your vessel has been in collision and it is uncertain whether the vessel has the required
residual stability to remain afloat. After sounding the general alarm on board and
informing the nearest Coast Radio Station of your situation, what other immediate steps
should be taken?
Selected answer:
Monitor any gradual increase of draft, list and trim to determine the final of equilibrium.
Ensure this is sufficient to remain afloat
Correct answer:
Complete soundings of all compartments to determine the number of compartments
flooded. Check the vessels stability limitations within its statutory loadline requirements
to determine if still adequate.
Question asked (31605):
Your vessel is involved in a collision with another vessel. What should you as Master tell
the Master on the other vessel?
Selected answer:
Ask if there is any assistance required by the other vessel.
Correct answer:
Name; Port of registry; Port of destination of your vessel.
Question asked (31607):
Your vessel has been involved in a collision, and at first opportunity a lot of people from
outsides parties are asking questions. What shall you tell them?
Selected answer:
To make sure that all parties are informed about the facts, show them the extracts of the
log-book.
Correct answer:
Do not reply to any questions from outside parties, except the Solicitor appointed by
your company.
Question asked (32135):
The most effective way to combat the threat of drug smuggling is to?
Selected answer:
"Perform routine, but irregular searches using teams of two or more personnel from the
same department."
Correct answer:
"Combining routine, but irregular searches of the ship with spontaneous targeted
searches."
Question asked (32423):
Where is the normal position of the "Pivot Point" of a vessel when going astern?
Selected answer:
Amidships
Correct answer:
Between 1/4 of the ship's length from the stern and the rudder post
Question asked (33655):

Which of the following is a definition of the "Proper Shipping Name", as found in the

IMDG Code? Selected answer:


The name under which a dangerous material, substance or article is described for
export purposes in the country of loading.
Correct answer:
The name to be used in any documentation relating to the transportation of the
dangerous substance, material or article, such as on forms, labels and placards.
Question asked (33663):

The reporting of incidents involving harmful substances and / or marine pollutants is

regulated under which international guidelines? Selected answer:


The UN Convention on the Reporting of Accidents and Incidents which Present a
Hazard to the Marine Environment 2004.
Correct answer:
Protocol I of MARPOL 73/78.
Question asked (33665):
What type of Bill of Lading covers "door to door" shipment?
Selected answer:
An Ocean Bill of Lading.
Correct answer:
A Through Bill of Lading.
Question asked (33677):

During the 5-yearly overhaul and operational test of a lifeboat on-load release gear, to

what level should the gear be load tested? Selected answer:


The equivalent to the total mass of the lifeboat when loaded with its full complement of
persons and equipment.
Correct answer:
1.1 times the total mass of the lifeboat when loaded with its full complement of persons
and equipment.
Question asked (33680):
What Class notation denotes an oil tanker, combination carrier, chemical tanker, bulk
carrier or ore carrier considered suitable for seagoing service, built or accepted into
class in accordance with the society's rules and regulations, maintained in good and
efficient condition, having on board anchoring and mooring equipment in accordance
with the rules and subject to an enhanced survey programme?
Selected answer:
300A1 ESP.
Correct answer:
100A1 ESP.
Question asked (33776):
Why is it important to make weekly/routine rounds in the accomodation areas?
Selected answer:
It is a requirement as per flag state
Correct answer:
To ensure that cabins and common spaces are maintained in a clean, safe and hygienic
condition
Question asked (33935):
What is the purpose of girders in the tank?
Selected answer:
They transfer all the cargo forces acting on the plating
Correct answer:
They support the stiffeners and also take up some of the sea forces
Question asked (34289):

In describing the characteristics of oil cargoes or oil / water slops, what is a

'mercaptan'? Selected answer:


A device fitted to a cargo pump which automatically alerts the operator once traces of
water start to be detected during discharge.
Correct answer:
A colourless, odorous gas, with a smell similar to rotting cabbage and which is
generated naturally by the degredation of natural organisms, as may be found where
water has remained under oil for a long time.
Question asked (34338):
When discussing ther chemistry of petroleum cargoes, if 'Alkanes' are saturated
hydrocarbons, what are unsaturated hydrocarbons?
Selected answer:
Octanes.
Correct answer:
Alkenes.
Question asked (34501):
Oil tankers built and delivered after 6th July 1986 must have a double hulled ballast
arrangement extending throughout the cargo tank length, or wing ballast tanks that
extend throughout the cargo tank length. If it is the latter, what design feature is applied
to guard against pollution in the event of the bottom being breached?
Selected answer:
Additional level sensors and alarms must be fitted to give early warning of oil outflow.
Correct answer:
The cargo tank levels must be set so that hydrostatic pressure will stop oil outflow.
Question asked (34505):
According to ISGOTT, when in-service testing a hose used for cargo transfer on an oil
tanker (and for which the elongation of the hose assembly when new was greater than
2.5%), what is the maximum permitted elongation before the hose must be withdrawn
from service?
Selected answer:
Not more than 1.5 times the temporary elongation measured at the previous in-service
test, as documented in the ship's annual test record.
Correct answer:
Not more than 1.5 times the temporary elongation measured when the hose assembly
was new, as documented in the manufacturer's certificate.
Name: User ID:
Installation: SCF Unicom
VLADIMIR BREKHOV 2312906
Date of birth: 17.03.1973 Nationality: Russian Federation Academy:
CES 5.0.3838
CES version:
Test date: Test type: Level:
13.08.2010
STCW
Management
Department/Function area: Deck Vessel type/Propulsion: Oil Tanker
Batch:

Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (681):
What can be used to reduce the effect of the state of sea-waves?
Selected answer:
Foam
Correct answer:
Vegetable / Fish Oil
Question asked (1930):
ISGOTT requires that hoses used for tank-cleaning are tested for electrical continuity in
a dry condition prior to use. What is the reading that they must display?
Selected answer:
At least 8 ohms per metre length.
Correct answer:
Not greater than 6 ohms per metre length.
Question asked (1996):
If all indications are that a cargo has been received without damages, irregularities or
short shipment and the phrase "apparent good order and condition" is entered on the
Bill of Lading, what type of Bill is this said to be?
Selected answer:
A Bill of Lading completed for shipment.
Correct answer:
A clean Bill of Lading.
Question asked (3364):
Ship's personnel who assume overall charge of Crude Oil Washing operations must be
trained to the satisfaction of the Flag State administration. Which of the following is a
summary of the conditions that must be met before such persons can assume these
responsibilities?
Selected answer:
They must have at least 12 months equivalent experience on a tanker of any type,
provided at least three washing operations have been witnessed in a supernumary
capacity and be able to demonstrate full knowledge of Annex I of MARPOL 73/78.
Correct answer:
They must have at least one years appropriate experience on oil tankers, have
participated in at least two COW programmes and be fully knowledgeable of the
contents of the Operations and Equipment Manual.
Question asked (5370):
The type-indication of the radio set is mentioned in:
Selected answer:
The survey of equipment
Correct answer:
The safety certificate
Question asked (5501):
During a telex-connection with a subscriber it is:
Selected answer:
Obligatory to send the indication 'msg' at the beginning of the message
Correct answer:
Recommended at the beginning and at the end of the message-transport to exchanges
'answer back' s'
Question asked (5559):
On board a DSC-call is to be made in case of an OBS. Choose the category:
Selected answer:
Safety
Correct answer:
Routine
Question asked (5723):
The "clarifier" has only effect during:
Selected answer:
Transmitting in mode H3E
Correct answer:
Receiving in mode J3E
Question asked (5724):

When during transmitting the display of a radiotelephone-installation shows a decrease

intransmitting power it is: Selected answer:


An adjustment of the semi-duplex transmitting power
Correct answer:
An indication of aerial problem
Question asked (5766):
The proper operation of an Inmost C-terminal can be tested by:
Selected answer:
Requesting a "self test"
Correct answer:
Doing a "link test"
Question asked (6110):
How will you start a cancelling message after you send by mistake a distress call on
your VHF DSC equipment
Selected answer:
MAYDAY - All Stations - This is ""SAINT-ROMAIN
Correct answer:
" All Stations - This is ""SAINT-ROMAIN
Question asked (31029):
What does ISM stand for?
Selected answer:
Internal Ship Safety Management
Correct answer:
The International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution
Prevention
Question asked (31509):
How often should the lifeboat wire falls be turned and renewed?
Selected answer:
Renewed every three years
Correct answer:
Turned at intervals of not more than 30 months and renewed every 5 years
Question asked (31525):
What is the minimum number of channels required for the portable two-way VHF's for
survival craft?
Selected answer:
Channels 16 & 12
Correct answer:
Channels 6, 13 & 16
Question asked (31601):
Your vessel has been in collision and it is uncertain whether the vessel has the required
residual stability to remain afloat. After sounding the general alarm on board and
informing the nearest Coast Radio Station of your situation, what other immediate steps
should be taken?
Selected answer:
Sound round the vessel and calculate the changes in stability due to the lost buoyancy,
to determine if the final residual positive stability is sufficient to remain afloat.
Correct answer:
Complete soundings of all compartments to determine the number of compartments
flooded. Check the vessels stability limitations within its statutory loadline requirements
to determine if still adequate.
Question asked (32206):
A tanker in ballast, having recently left the discharge port is involved in a collision. The
two vessels are still interlocked after the collision and a survey of the ships gives all
crew members are safe and the damage is focussed to the vicinity of the impact. What
should be the greatest concern at this time?
Selected answer:
The vessels moving together will create even greater damage to their structures.
Correct answer:
The ships moving together in the swell/seaway will cause a spark and consequently an
explosion.
Question asked (33652):
What type of search pattern is recommended in the IAMSAR Manual as most effective
when the location of the search object is known within relatively close limits?
Selected answer:
Parallel Sweep Search.
Correct answer:
Expanding Square Search.
Question asked (33663):

The reporting of incidents involving harmful substances and / or marine pollutants is

regulated under which international guidelines? Selected answer:


The UN Convention on the Reporting of Accidents and Incidents which Present a
Hazard to the Marine Environment 2004.
Correct answer:
Protocol I of MARPOL 73/78.
Question asked (33677):

During the 5-yearly overhaul and operational test of a lifeboat on-load release gear, to

what level should the gear be load tested? Selected answer:


1.25 times the total mass of the lifeboat when loaded with its full complement of persons
and equipment.
Correct answer:
1.1 times the total mass of the lifeboat when loaded with its full complement of persons
and equipment.
Question asked (33934):

Which of the below structures of bulk carriers are considered critical? Selected

answer:
Longitudinal deck plating outside hatches
Correct answer:
Upper and lower connection of main side frames
Question asked (33937):

What type of dynamic forces may cause indent in plating on forecastle deck and main

deck in way of pillars inside forecastle? Selected answer:


Slamming in way of flat bottom forward of light draught
Correct answer:
Pressure forces caused by green water on deck
Question asked (34340):
Hydrogen sulphide is a component associated with crude oil cargoes. At which of the
following concentrations will dizziness, headache, nausea, etc occur within 15 minutes,
followed by loss of consciousness and possibly death, after 30-60 minutes exposure?
Selected answer:
200-300 ppm.
Correct answer:
500-700 ppm.
Question asked (34344):
MARPOL Annex VI and IMO MSC Circ 585 "Standards for Vapour Emission Control
Systems" require that P/V valves in such a system on an oil tanker should relieve the
pressure or vacuum once they reach specified levels in a cargo tank. The design is
approved by the administration, but what are the usual pressure and vacuum levels
required to activate the P/V valves?
Selected answer:
Pressure: 3.2 psi (0.22 bar) Vacuum: 1 psi (0.069 bar)
Correct answer:
Pressure: 1 psi (0.069 bar) Vacuum: 0.5 psi (0.034 bar)
Question asked (34505):
According to ISGOTT, when in-service testing a hose used for cargo transfer on an oil
tanker (and for which the elongation of the hose assembly when new was greater than
2.5%), what is the maximum permitted elongation before the hose must be withdrawn
from service?
Selected answer:
Not less than 1.5 times the temporary elongation measured when the hose assembly
was new, as documented in the manufacurer's certificate.
Correct answer:
Not more than 1.5 times the temporary elongation measured when the hose assembly
was new, as documented in the manufacturer's certificate.
Name: User ID:
Installation: SCF Unicom
ANDREY IGOREVICH BELYAKOV 2318927
Date of birth: 08.02.1985 Nationality: Russian Federation Academy:
CES 5.0.3838 12.08.2010 STCW
CES version: Test date: Test type: Level:
Operational
Department/Function area: Deck Vessel type/Propulsion: Oil Tanker
Batch:

Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (77):
Watch keeping engineers shall have a minimum of knowledge of the vessel's engine
room and operation of its functions prior to being accepted as Engineer on Duty, and
shall acknowledge his familiarization with the equipment by signing a check list listing all
units he shall be able to operate. Minimum knowledge is:
Selected answer:
Start, operate and stop main and auxiliary machinery units, including switching between
automatic, remote and/or manual control functions, and operate the various units in
various modes.
Correct answer:
He shall have all the knowledge as listed in the other alternatives
Question asked (379):

The vessel has weighed the anchor and is heading for sea. The anchor is to be stowed

in position. How? Selected answer:


The anchor is to be pulled all way into the hawse-pipe and secured by wire lashings.
Correct answer:
The anchor to be pulled all the way into the hawse-pipe and secured by the windlass
brake, the guillotine and the wire/chain stopper
Question asked (672):
A man is reported to have fallen overboard and the Officer of the Watch releases the
lifebuoy and starts a man overboard manoeuvre, who are the first persons onboard he
should inform?
Selected answer:
The Master only
Correct answer:
Master and Engine Room
Question asked (773):
Two vessels are meeting each other in confined waters. What would be the effects of
interaction between the two vessels as they approach each other?
Selected answer:
The bows of the ships will be sucked together
Correct answer:
The bows of the ships will be pushed away from each other
Question asked (1009):
You are planning the discharge of a crude oil tanker with segregated ballast tanks. It is
anticipated that when the vessel leaves port, she will encounter bad weather. Which of
the cargo tanks should be crude oil washed as a priority?
Selected answer:
All the cargo tanks that were not Crude Oil Washed in the last discharge port.
Correct answer:
The dedicated heavy weather ballast tank(s).
Question asked (2316):
MARPOL 73/78 - Annex IV. Your ship has in operation an approved sewage treatment
plant certified by the Administration. During discharge, while vessel is awaiting pilot off
Cape Henry, USA, the surrounding water is discoloured. What kind of action would be
appropriate to take?
Selected answer:
Continue discharge since the treatment plant is of an approved type.
Correct answer:
Stop discharge.
Question asked (2441):
Which of the four figures illustrated shows the correct position line for the following
situation: Latitude 5000'N, Longitude 3000'W, Time 1200 GMT. Course steered: 090
True, Speed: 12 knots, bearing of the sun: 200, Intercept correction: 0002' Towards
(observed altitude - computed altitude).
Selected answer:
Figure 1 is correct.
Correct answer:
Figure 2 is correct.
Question asked (2444):
What is correct UTC in this example? Approx. Pos: N4951' W3523', zone +2, Local
Time 0900.
Selected answer:
07 00
Correct answer:
11 00
Question asked (2447):

What possible reason could there be for the identification mark associated with a Racon

not being visible on the radar screen? Selected answer:


The transmitted radar frequency may not trigger the Racon transmitter.
Correct answer:
All of the suggested answers.
Question asked (2795):
When describing Crude Oil Washing on an oil tanker, what name is given to areas
within a cargo tank that are not directly impinged, or struck, by the stream from tank
washing machines?
Selected answer:
Hidden areas.
Correct answer:
Shadow areas.
Question asked (2882):
What do the letters API stand for in relation to oil cargo calculations?
Selected answer:
Approved Petroleum Inspector.
Correct answer:
American Petroleum Institute.
Question asked (2944):

In oil cargo calculations, what is ASTM table 53A/B used for? Selected answer:
On entering with a standard density at 15 degrees Celsius, a correction factor is found
that will convert the volume in U.S. barrels (bbls) to cubic metres.
Correct answer:
On entering with a given density at the observed temperature, the corresponding
density at the standard 15 degrees Centigrade is found.
Question asked (2994):

If an oil tanker is built with a "free flow system", what does this mean? Selected

answer:
That the cargo is free flowing in all tanks at all times.
Correct answer:
A vessel without ordinary bottom lines where the cargo flows from tank to tank through
bulkhead valves.
Question asked (3234):

Are there any restrictions about how much sludge we can pump overboard on the sea

voyage? Selected answer:


Maximum is 30 litre pr nautical mile and total is 1/10000 part of full cargo on the ballast
voyage.
Correct answer:
Maximum is 30 litre pr nautical mile and total is 1/30000 part of full cargo on the ballast
voyage.
Question asked (3336):
A common expression is for example 2 across. What does this mean.
Selected answer:
All wing tanks.
Correct answer:
CT2, WT2 port, WT2 starboard.
Question asked (3632):

The IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases are recommended to be used when

the ship's Officer is verbally talking to whom? Selected answer:


When giving orders on board with other seafarers
Correct answer:
In circumstances described in all of the answers provided
Question asked (3687):
What does the abbreviation ABC mean in first aid?
Selected answer:
Air, Burning, Critic.
Correct answer:
Air, Breathing, Circulation.
Question asked (5581):

When on HF band a DSC distress alert is received, you have to listen to: Selected

answer:
The radio-telex distress frequency in the band in which the DSC distress alert was
received
Correct answer:
The radio telephony distress frequency in the band in which the DSC distress alert was
received
Question asked (5788):
A SART must, when the vessel sinks:
Selected answer:
Automatically released and then automatically activated
Correct answer:
Be taken by the crew to the rescue-boat and turned on manually
Question asked (5870):

What is important to check when transferring a position from the GPS output to a paper

chart? Selected answer:


Ensure that the chart has been corrected up to date.
Correct answer:
Any necessary corrections are applied to convert between the GPS datum and the chart
datum
Question asked (6022):

Which of the following is the correct minimum carriage requirement for a ship of more

than 300 gross tons and operating in area A2: Selected answer:
1 VHF RT + DSC+ DSC watch receiver - 1 or 2 SART - 1 NAVTEX or 1 EGC receiver -
1 INMARSAT A,B or C - 1 EPIRB - 1 MF RT + DSC+ DSC watch receiver
Correct answer:
1 VHF RT + DSC+ DSC watch receiver - 1 or 2 SART - 1 NAVTEX or 1 EGC receiver -
2 or 3 VHF portable - 1 EPIRB - 1 MF RT + DSC+ DSC watch receiver
Question asked (10031):
A flame detector is activated by:
Selected answer:
Smoke, gas, sparks and high temperature
Correct answer:
The infrared radiation and ultraviolet radiation given off by flames
Question asked (10090):
The discharge arrangements for halogenated hydrocarbon total flooding systems shall
be so designed that the minimum quantity of medium can be discharged in (based on
the discharge of the liquid phase):
Selected answer:
45 seconds or less
Correct answer:
20 seconds or less
Question asked (20371):

When mustered to an abandon ship drill, what is the first thing you do when entering the

muster station? Selected answer:


Wait for the order to put on your life jacket
Correct answer:
Put on a life jacket
Question asked (31441):
What is the purpose of explosimeters?
Selected answer:
Measure electric charging in the atmosphere.
Correct answer:
Measure the amount of explosive gases in % of LEL.
Question asked (32123):
What is an IED?
Selected answer:
An incendiary device
Correct answer:
A homemade bomb
Question asked (32144):
Which of these are indicators that an individual may be a drug smuggler?
Selected answer:
The individual spends his or her free time hanging out with others.
Correct answer:
The individual wears bulky or out of season clothing.
Question asked (32275):

Why are the tank lids and other access points usually round on the deck of an oil

tanker? Selected answer:


To allow several people to have visual access to the tank at the same time
Correct answer:
To avoid localized stress points at any corners.
Question asked (32788):
The gyro compass can suffer from a compass error and may need to be allowed for,
when steering a course in a dangerous navigational area. What is the probable cause of
the error?
Selected answer:
Variation
Correct answer:
An uncorrected course and speed error.
Question asked (32797):
A ship is navigating in the Caribbean in August when it receives the warning of a
Hurricane. To determine the centre of the storm the Master uses "Buys Ballot's Law"
and faces the wind. On what side of the Master would the low pressure area be
located?
Selected answer:
Straight ahead
Correct answer:
On the right side
Question asked (33688):
What is the name given to the special list of cargo loaded on board a ship that needs to
be prepared for reporting and other administrative purposes?
Selected answer:
Stowage Plan.
Correct answer:
Manifest.
Question asked (33705):
Your vessel is a tanker, discharging to a facility where the storage tanks are up on a hill
behind the quay. You have a problem with your hydraulic plant and the system shuts
down. What must be done with the manifold and why?
Selected answer:
The valve must be checked for free and proper operation, as it may have been
damaged by a pressure shock when the system stopped.
Correct answer:
The valve must be shut to avoid backflow due to the head of pressure from shore.
Question asked (33838):
The superstructure and deck houses of passenger ships carrying more than 36
passengers shall be divided into main vertical zones by
Selected answer:
Class "C" division
Correct answer:
Class "A" division
Question asked (33989):
In describing an oil cargo, what is its "pour point"?
Selected answer:
The lowest temperature at which a gas converts back to liquid
Correct answer:
The lowest temperature at which it will remain fluid
Question asked (34000):
During tank washing operations on an oil tanker, it is a requirement that the atmosphere
within the tank is maintained with an oxygen content of not more than 8% by volume,
but which of the following conditions is also a requirement?
Selected answer:
That a negative pressure is maintained
Correct answer:
That a positive pressure is maintained
Question asked (34498):

When cargo discharge reaches stripping levels on an oil tanker, it is necessary to

reduce the inert gas pressure. Why is this? Selected answer:


To avoid over-capacity in the IG generator.
Correct answer:
To minimise blowback.
Question asked (34506):
The abbreviation "NPSH" is often seen in connection with the efficiency of cargo pumps
on oil tankers. What does this abbreviation stand for?
Selected answer:
Natural Pumping Standard Height.
Correct answer:
Net Pressure Suction Head.
Name: User ID:
Installation: SCF Unicom
IGOR VALERYEVICH KARPOV 2311749
Date of birth: 24.03.1974 Nationality: Russian Federation Academy:
CES version:
Test date: Test type: Level:
CES 5.0.3838 12.08.2010 STCW
Management
Department/Function area: Deck Vessel type/Propulsion: Oil Tanker
Batch:

Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (772):
Your ship is approaching the berth as illustrated and has a right handed propeller and
no thrusters. What could be a method to retain full control of the vessel as it comes
alongside?
Selected answer:
Reduce speed by going astern on the engines.
Correct answer:
Let go starboard anchor to about 1 shackle on deck
Question asked (809):
The ship is approaching shallow water where the Under Keel Clearance will reduce to
about 0.25 of the ship's draught. Which of the following answers most accurately
summarizes the aspects to be considered when deciding a suitable speed?
Selected answer:
Don't know
Correct answer:
All of the suggested answers
Question asked (1017):
According to 33 CFR 156, oil tankers trading in US waters are required to test and
document the testing of cargo transfer hoses and transfer pipe system. What is the
minimum requirement when testing these components?
Selected answer:
That no leakage occurs at the nominal anticipated working pressure.
Correct answer:
That no leakage occurs under static liquid pressure of at least 1.5 times the maximum
allowable working pressure.
Question asked (1375):
Which PPM is allowed for discharging of "Bilge Water" overboard?
Selected answer:
0 PPM
Correct answer:
15 PPM
Question asked (1657):
Presence of water in the fluid for COW may result in excessive electrostatic generation.
To avoid this, any tank supplying crude to the COW system must first be discharged by
at least?
Selected answer:
2 metres
Correct answer:
1 metre
Question asked (1996):
If all indications are that a cargo has been received without damages, irregularities or
short shipment and the phrase "apparent good order and condition" is entered on the
Bill of Lading, what type of Bill is this said to be?
Selected answer:
A Due Title Bill of Lading.
Correct answer:
A clean Bill of Lading.
Question asked (2027):
An OBO or O/O carrier, due to the movement of liquid in a cargo hold during rough
weather, the possibility of liquid entering the inert gas piping is great. To avoid this U-
bends are sometimes fitted on the line emerging from the hatch coaming. These bends
generally have a drain cock at the bottom. These cocks should be:
Selected answer:
Opened and checked every day irrespective of the weather?
Correct answer:
Opened after rough weather or before loading/discharging or transferring cargo to check
for liquid accumulation and contents drained into a drip pan.
Question asked (2067):
At what calendar interval must lifting appliances on board a vessel be suitably tested by
a competent person?
Selected answer:
2 years.
Correct answer:
5 years.
Question asked (2251):

Which of the following requirements regarding on board stability data corresponds to

present regulations? (NSCL

4/12.1)

Selected answer:
Drawings and caculations documenting the stability of the ship, both in intact and all
possible damage condition.
Correct answer:
A calculation example showing the use of "KG" limitation curves.
Question asked (2312):
MARPOL 73/78 - Annex V. Disposal of garbage outside "Special Areas". After
unpacking spares, you are left with a limited amount of packing materials. What will be
the nearest distance to land for disposal into the sea of this materials?
Selected answer:
12 miles
Correct answer:
25 miles
Question asked (2753):
Shipboard Emergency Drills must be carried out at least (OPA-90)
Selected answer:
Once every six months
Correct answer:
Once a month
Question asked (2797):

What does MARPOL 73/78 require in respect of the contents of lines and pumps on an

oil tanker at the completion of discharge? Selected answer:


That they be drained directly (and only) to shore.
Correct answer:
That they be drained and then pumped either ashore, or to a cargo tank or slop tank on
board.
Question asked (2933):
Which international convention deals with pollution prevention?
Selected answer:
SOLAS.
Correct answer:
MARPOL 73/78.
Question asked (5478):
By the term "Stand by" the operator of a coast-station means that one should:
Selected answer:
Give the position of the ship
Correct answer:
Wait until the coast-station calls again
Question asked (5528):
Inmarsat Telex Service code '33' can be used:
Selected answer:
To ask for radio medical advice
Correct answer:
When technical problems are experienced with the Inmarsat-terminal
Question asked (5535):
An Inmarsat-C terminal is suitable for:
Selected answer:
Telephony, telex, fax and data
Correct answer:
Store and forward message
Question asked (5562):
When a coastguard-station wants to send a gale-warning by DSC it will happen in the
category:
Selected answer:
Security
Correct answer:
Safety
Question asked (5604):
The MF/HF-transceiver on board is tuned to the assigned frequency of a station. To
make this connection the following mode is used:
Selected answer:
G3E
Correct answer:
J3E
Question asked (5688):
The PTT-switch must be:
Selected answer:
Pressed in constantly to work simplex
Correct answer:
Pressed in during speaking only to work semi-duplex
Question asked (5766):
The proper operation of an Inmost C-terminal can be tested by:
Selected answer:
Sending a message to MF DSC
Correct answer:
Doing a "link test"
Question asked (5863):

When initially setting up the GPS to provide positions for use with a paper chart, what

Chart Datum should be selected? Selected answer:


WGS84 and plot the readout position directly on the chart
Correct answer:
Select WGS84 and when plotting on the chart apply the stated corrections.
Question asked (5879):
When planning a voyage crossing large oceans, which of the following answers would
most suitably cover the most critical aspects to be considered when deciding the
courses to steer?
Selected answer:
The passage time to the destination; the anticipated bunkers used and the need to
arrive within prescribed schedule
Correct answer:
The anticipated weather and the need for weather routing. The distances gained by
sailing by great circle. The ship's draught and the loadline limits
Question asked (5895):
Which class of emission is used for ARQ NBDP transmissions ?
Selected answer:
J3E
Correct answer:
F1B
Question asked (20204):
The steps of the embarkation ladder used must be proportioned as it follows:
Selected answer:
Don't know
Correct answer:
length = 480 mm, breadth = 115 mm, depth = 25 mm
Question asked (20205):
*The steps of the embarkation ladder used must be spaced apart by a distance of:
Selected answer:
200 mm
Correct answer:
Equally spaced and not less than 300 mm or more than 380 mm
Question asked (20347):

The operating mode of a pyrotechnic signal depends essentially on: Selected answer:
The fact that the user is on board a liferaft, a lifeboat or ship
Correct answer:
Instructions or diagrams printed on its casing by the manufacturer
Question asked (31303):
With respect to the ISM, what training in additional to lifeboat and fire drills must be
carried out?
Selected answer:
The boat drill and fire drill should be adequate to meet your needs
Correct answer:
Familiarization, and other drills identified as necessary by the ship
Question asked (31406):
The training manual shall contain instructions and information in easily understood
terms and illustrated wherever possible. Which of the following objects have to be
explained in detail in the manual according to present regulations?
Selected answer:
Donning of fire protection clothing
Correct answer:
Donning of lifejackets and immersion suits
Question asked (31486):
HEL-H is the abbreviation of a heavy helicopter radius of action for rescue purposes.
What do you think the radius and evacuating capacity of the helicopter is?
Selected answer:
100 nm and capacity for evacuating more than 10 persons.
Correct answer:
200 nm and capacity for evacuating more then 15 persons.
Question asked (31605):

Your vessel is involved in a collision with another vessel. What should you as Master tell

the Master on the other vessel? Selected answer:


Explain your actions prior to the collision and request details of actions taken by the
other vessel which resulted in the collision.
Correct answer:
Name; Port of registry; Port of destination of your vessel.
Question asked (32112):
Who is responsible for completing the DoS on behalf of the ship?
Selected answer:
Chief Engineer
Correct answer:
Ship Security Officer
Question asked (32119):
Which type of profiling is used to obtain information about rival companies and their
employees?
Selected answer:
General
Correct answer:
Industrial
Question asked (32250):
Every oil tanker of 5,000 tonnes deadweight and above delivered on or after 1 February
2002 shall comply with intact stability. What is the minimum GM (metacentric height)
when the vessel is in port?
Selected answer: Not less than 0.25 m
Correct answer:
Not less than 0.15 m
Question asked (33613):
What do the shapes that this vessel is displaying tell us about here?
Selected answer:
That she is not under command, but is still making way through the water. She is seen
head-on, but we do not know her length, although it is probably over 50 metres.
Correct answer:
That she is not under command and not making way through the water. She is seen
head-on, but we do not know her length.
Question asked (33645):
What does regulation 33 of chapter V of SOLAS require?
Selected answer:
A Rescue Coordination Centre, under the license and control of a contracting
government shall, after due consultation with the owner or operator, have the right to
requistion any vessel it deems appropriate to a search and rescue operation.
Correct answer:
The master of a ship at sea which is in a position to be able to provide assistance on
receiving information from any source that persons are in distress at sea, is bound to
proceed with all speed to their assistance, if possible informing them or the search and
rescue service that the ship is doing so.
Question asked (33647):

If a master initially responds to a distress but then, in special circumstances, decides

not to proceed, what must he then do? Selected answer:


Contact the SAR Mission Co-ordinator and secure his written agreement to the release
of his vessel from the operation.
Correct answer:
Inform the appropriate search and rescue authorities of his decision and enter the
reason in the ship's logbook.
Question asked (33658):
One particular group of hazardous goods is highlighted by the IMDG Code as potentially
being the most dangerous for carriage. Which of the following is it?
Selected answer:
Toxic substances.
Correct answer:
Organic peroxides.
Question asked (33679):
Where would you look for information on the ratings applied to a vessel's fire ratings on
her bulkheads, based on SOLAS requirements?
Selected answer:
The Safety Management Certificate.
Correct answer:
The Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate.
Question asked (33707):
What is the master's position if he is asked to load a container that is incorrectly
manifested, but which is believed to contain dangerous goods, about which insufficient
information is supplied?
Selected answer:
He must load it, but immediately advise his operations department and request full
information.
Correct answer:
He has the authority to refuse it.
Question asked (33774):
It is the Master's responsibility to ensure that:
Selected answer:
All information reagrding the onboard training is given to the ship manager
Correct answer:
concerned personnel carry out the on-board traing progamme effectively
Question asked (33936):
When does a bulk carrier experience extreme tension in bottom structure during fast
rate loading?
Selected answer:
During ballasting at sea
Correct answer:
During loading of heavy cargo in midship hold
Question asked (34336):
According to ISGOTT, which of the following indicates the approximate density ratio of
undiluted gas, in relation to air, from a typical crude oil?
Selected answer:
0.8 times that of the air (assuming atmospheric pressure above 1000 mb).
Correct answer:
1.5 times that of the air.
Question asked (34340):
Hydrogen sulphide is a component associated with crude oil cargoes. At which of the
following concentrations will dizziness, headache, nausea, etc occur within 15 minutes,
followed by loss of consciousness and possibly death, after 30-60 minutes exposure?
Selected answer:
50-70 ppm.
Correct answer:
500-700 ppm.
Question asked (34347):

By which method is the Vapour Pressure of Crude Oil determined? Selected answer:
The True Vapour Pressure value is always used.
Correct answer:
The Reid Closed Test method.
Question asked (34502):
Fluid-driven eductors (as commonly found on crude oil tankers), operate on a principle
known as Bernoulli's principle. What does that state?
Selected answer:
The discharge rate is inversely proportional to the pressure applied in the drive inlet.
Correct answer:
The speed of a moving fluid increases as the pressure in the fluid decreases.
Name: User ID:
Installation: SCF Unicom
ANDREY IGOREVICH BELYAKOV 2318927
Date of birth: 08.02.1985 Nationality: Russian Federation Academy:
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Operational
Department/Function area: Deck Vessel type/Propulsion: Oil Tanker
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Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (412):
Rule 12 of the International Collision Regulations prescribes the action to be taken by a
sailing vessel when meeting another sailing vessel. This depends on the direction of the
wind relative to each vessel. In the situation shown here, which sailing vessel (A or B)
must keep out of the way of the other?
Selected answer:
Sailing vessel B must keep out of the way of sailing vessel A.
Correct answer:
Sailing vessel A must keep out of the way of sailing vessel B.
Question asked (441):
When navigating along a coastline what should be considered the most accurate
method of navigating?
Selected answer:
Use of radar ranges and bearings
Correct answer:
Use of Differential GPS
Question asked (442):
When taking a position using the Radio Directional Finder, a correction must be applied
to the bearings. What is the purpose of this correction (Half Convergency?)
Selected answer:
To correct for the refraction of the atmosphere
Correct answer:
To convert between great circle and rhumb line bearings
Question asked (561):
How can a new officer, just boarding a ship, ensure that he knows the location and
operation of all navigational and safety equipment and take account of the operating
limitations of such equipment?
Selected answer:
By using the equipment on regular watchkeeping duties
Correct answer:
By asking other officers and practicing with the use of the equipment
Question asked (681):
What can be used to reduce the effect of the state of sea-waves?
Selected answer:
Fuel Oil
Correct answer:
Vegetable / Fish Oil
Question asked (713):
What is the purpose of a sea anchor?
Selected answer:
To adjust the drifting speed of the lifeboat
Correct answer:
To keep the lifeboat steady against the sea/wind
Question asked (723):
The Urgency Message from a ship is used to notify other traffic of a situation where the
ship is not in imminent danger, but where the development of the situation is uncertain
and may need assistance in the near future. What is the telephony urgency message
like?
Selected answer:
MAYDAY
Correct answer:
PAN-PAN
Question asked (794):
A ship normally turns (swings) around a point which is not the centre of gravity. What is
this point normally called?
Selected answer:
Centre of Turn
Correct answer:
Pivot Point
Question asked (808):
The ship is required to be stopped in the water as quickly as possible, but without major
changes to the ship's heading. What is the most effective method to achieve this?
Selected answer:
Make a zig zag manoeuvre while reducing the engine power.
Correct answer:
The use of the rudder hard over both sides combined with reducing engine power, a
method known as "high frequency rudder cycling"
Question asked (1012):
SOLAS requires that an Inert Gas system on an oil tanker is capable of delivering inert
gas with a maximum level of oxygen at any required rate of flow. What is that level?
Selected answer:
Not less than 8% by volume.
Correct answer:
Not more than 5% by volume.
Question asked (1015):
You are the officer in charge of discharging an oil tanker of 15000 DWT in Corpus
Christi, USA. Where shall the Oil Transfer Procedure be located?
Selected answer:
Available in the Chief Officers office, or Captains office
Correct answer:
Posted or available where it can be easily seen and used by crew-members engaged in
the discharge operation.
Question asked (1088):

What is the purpose of the decanting line between two slop tanks on an oil tanker that is

using water for the washing of the cargo tanks? Selected answer:
To avoid a build-up of static electricity during water washing, caused by air being drawn
in as the primary slop tank empties.
Correct answer:
To enable most of the recovered oil to be retained in the primary slop tank, while the
cleaner part of the water will flow into the secondary slop tank, where it can be re-used
as wash-water.
Question asked (1498):
What will you serve seafarers who has been exposed to cold?
Selected answer:
Brandy, whiskey or other strong drinks.
Correct answer:
Warm nutritious drinks.
Question asked (1637):
"A" Class divisions in ships are constructed so that they are capable of preventing the
passage of smoke and flame to the end of a standard fire test held for how many
minutes?
Selected answer:
15 minutes.
Correct answer:
60 minutes
Question asked (1931):
Measurement of oil cargoes is often achieved with a "UTI" device. What do the letters
"UTI" stand for?
Selected answer:
Ullage Topping Instrument.
Correct answer:
Ullage Temperature Interface.
Question asked (2154):
Which type of water can be discharged into the sea without using the ODME?
Selected answer:
Water from slop tanks.
Correct answer:
Ballast from segregated ballast tanks (SBT)
Question asked (2446):
What is the correct setting of the "Anti sea clutter" control on the radar?
Selected answer:
All of the suggested answers
Correct answer:
A few sea returns remaining on the screen.
Question asked (2929):

What can a quick change of liquid flow in a pipe line lead to? Selected answer:
The terminal gives the order of what to do.
Correct answer:
Pressure surge and liquid pressure.
Question asked (2936):
Before commencing loading an oil cargo, the cargo tanks are surveyed. How do we
refer to any small amount of liquid, sludge and sediment found in the cargo tanks and
assessed for the purposes of including in the calculation of cargo quantity loaded?
Selected answer:
TSV (Total Surveyed Volume).
Correct answer:
OBQ (On Board Quantity).
Question asked (2940):
To discharge the last amount of cargo ashore, the stripping pump through the small
diameter line is used. Where does this small diameter line come from in the pump room
and where is the line ending at the manifold?
Selected answer:
From the stripping pump's delivery side to a particular shore line.
Correct answer:
From the stripping pump's delivery side directly to the manifold's presentation flange.
Question asked (3016):
The successive stages of all cargo and ballast handling operations on an oil tanker must
be recorded on board. What is the name of the book where these details are listed?
Selected answer:
The Deck Operations Logbook.
Correct answer:
The Oil Record Book.
Question asked (3191):
The Master arrives on the bridge obviously under the influence of alcohol and states he
is taking over the "con" of the ship. What actions should the Officer of the Watch (OOW)
take in this situation?
Selected answer:
Tell the Master you do not think this is a good idea and retain control of the watch.
Correct answer:
Attempt to diplomatically avoid taking any actions that would put the ship or crew into
danger and call the Chief Officer for assistance.
Question asked (3204):

From which locations is it normally possible to close watertight doors? Selected

answer:
Watertight doors can be closed locally and also a remote control station within the
accommodation
Correct answer:
Watertight doors can be closed adjacent to the door and remotely from bridge and also
one emergency remote control station
Question asked (3702):
An alarm signal consisting of seven short blast followed by one prolonged blast is
sounded by the ship's whistle and alarm bells. What are you to do?
Selected answer:
Go to (or remain in) your cabin and await further orders
Correct answer:
Go to your lifeboat station
Question asked (3703):
What is the meaning of this symbol ?
Selected answer:
Secure hatches
Correct answer:
Fasten seat belts
Question asked (5406):
A vessel is equipped for all sea areas. In the middle of the Indian Ocean the EGC-
receiver appears out of order. Is it still possible to receive MSI-messages?
Selected answer:
Yes with VHF DSC
Correct answer:
Yes, with the MF/HF-radio telex
Question asked (5559):
On board a DSC-call is to be made in case of an OBS. Choose the category:
Selected answer:
Safety
Correct answer:
Routine
Question asked (5756):
What mode must be used on the MF/HF transmission when making a radiotelephone
call:
Selected answer:
H3E
Correct answer:
J3E
Question asked (5794):
The following information must be given on the SART:
Selected answer:
The date of replacement of the hydrostatic release unit
Correct answer:
Date of replacement of the battries
Question asked (5862):
Can an ECDIS be used for voyage planning?
Selected answer:
The ECDIS can not be used for passage planning
Correct answer:
Normally the ECDIS could be used, but in conjunction with paper charts
Question asked (5873):
What is the shortest distance between two points on the surface of the earth?
Selected answer:
Composite great circle
Correct answer:
Great Circle
Question asked (5888):
How many total frequencies are available for DSC distress alerting?
Selected answer:
One (1).
Correct answer:
Seven (7).
Question asked (5936):
" On area A3 the function "" Transmission and reception of signals for locating "" is
mainly based on:"
Selected answer:
the use of SARSAT COSPAS Epirbs
Correct answer:
the use of SART transponders
Question asked (6044):
" On area A4 the function "" Transmission of ship to shore distress alerts"" is mainly
based on:"
Selected answer:
The use of VHF DSC and VHF Epirbs
Correct answer:
The use of HF DSC and COSPAS SARSAT Epirbs
Question asked (6084):
What is the required number of hours that a SART's battery must be able to operate the
unit in the standby mode?
Selected answer:
Forty-eight (48) hours
Correct answer:
Four (4) days
Question asked (6114):
Operator connected R/T calls are charged
Selected answer:
On the basis of a one minute minimum charge with one minute incremental steps
Correct answer:
On the basis of a three minute minimum charge with one minute incremental steps
Question asked (6115):

Automatically connected telephone calls via INMARSAT A are charged: Selected

answer:
On the basis of a six second minimum charge with one second incremental steps
Correct answer:
On the bases of a six second minimum charge with six second incremental steps
Question asked (6116):
Messages sent via INMARSAT C are charged:
Selected answer:
On the basis of a six second minimum charge with six second incremental steps
Correct answer:
On the number of kilobits of information transmitted per block of 256 bits
Question asked (10089):
The halogenated hydrocarbons (halon), are hydrocarbons in which the molecules have
one (or more) atom(s) of hydrogen replaced by another atom (or atoms) of
Selected answer:
Nitrogen and/or fluorine
Correct answer:
Fluorine and/or bromine
Question asked (20353):
Buoyant smoke signals shall be so designed as to burn or emit smoke:
Selected answer:
Only when not in the water
Correct answer:
Continuously after having been immersed for a period of 10 seconds under 100 mm of
water when underwater
Question asked (31307):
What is the main theme of modern safety practice?
Selected answer:
Health & Safety at Work Act
Correct answer:
Making use of Risk Assessment as a means to improving safety
Question asked (31439):
What is an oxygen analyzer used for?
Selected answer:
Check if there is explosive atmosphere in the oxygen.
Correct answer:
Measure oxygen contents in the atmosphere.
Question asked (32267):

What new stability problems would be caused by having deep double bottom tanks on

double hull oil tankers? Selected answer:


The depth of the Double bottom would require additional strength members.
Correct answer:
The Metacentric Height (GM) would have to be considered.
Question asked (32279):

What is the purpose of having corrugations in the bulkheads in the cargo tanks of an oil

tanker? Selected answer:


The corrugations assist in the drainage of the oil by funnelling the oil to the suctions
Correct answer:
To provide strength, but with clean, clear surfaces within the tank.
Question asked (32786):

What could be the reason for the magnetic compass to swing through large angles

when the ship is rolling in a seaway? Selected answer:


The induced magnetism from the earth's magnetic field is very strong in that area
Correct answer:
The heeling error magnets are upside down and/or not in the correct position.
Question asked (32790):
What are the required data inputs into most gyro compasses to reduce any possible
compass error?
Selected answer:
Deviation and Variation
Correct answer:
Latitude and Speed
Question asked (32886):

What are the ideal conditions required to satisfactorily conduct an Inclining Experiment?

Selected answer:
All derricks lowered and no moving items on deck and in store rooms
Correct answer:
All of the suggested answers
Question asked (33612):
What are we seeing here?
Selected answer:
A sailing vessel, seen from astern, where the edges of her sidelights are both visible.
Correct answer:
A sailing vessel less than 20 metres in length, displaying the optional combined lantern
in lieu of standard sailing lights, seen head-on.
Question asked (33686):
What is this?
Selected answer:
The United Nations stamp used for endorsing international shipping certificates.
Correct answer:
The United Nations Packaging symbol used for Dangerous Goods.
Question asked (33688):
What is the name given to the special list of cargo loaded on board a ship that needs to
be prepared for reporting and other administrative purposes?
Selected answer:
Stowage Plan.
Correct answer:
Manifest.
Question asked (33736):
What does the word "pyrotechnics" mean?
Selected answer:
Pyrotechnics is a group word to cover all the required activities in the event of a man
overboard
Correct answer:
Pyrotechnics are the items which are capable of self-contained chemical reactions for
the production heat, light, smoke and/or sound
Question asked (33741):
What would be the correct method to report to other ships in the vicinity that a person
has fallen overboard from your vessel?
Selected answer:
"Man overboard"
Correct answer:
"Vessel "name" has lost a person overboard in "position.
Question asked (33989):
In describing an oil cargo, what is its "pour point"?
Selected answer:
The temperature necessary for a cargo to load from shore by gravity alone
Correct answer:
The lowest temperature at which it will remain fluid
Name: User ID:
Installation: SCF Unicom
IGOR VALERYEVICH KARPOV 2311749
Date of birth: 24.03.1974 Nationality: Russian Federation Academy:
CES version:
Test date: Test type: Level:
CES 5.0.3838 10.08.2010 STCW
Management
Department/Function area: Deck Vessel type/Propulsion: Oil Tanker
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Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (369):
A large tanker is proceeding slowly up a narrow channel, using its own engines and
assisted by the use of one tug. Where should the tug be connected to assist the ship in
maintaining its course in the centre of the channel?
Selected answer:
Standing-by - Ready for use anywhere, as required.
Correct answer:
Made fast on a line through the centre lead astern.
Question asked (413):
You are on a power-driven vessel underway in open water. This vessel is sighted on the
port bow on a steady bearing. What kind of vessel is it and what will your action be?
Selected answer:
This is a sailing vessel not making way through the water. There is no risk of collision
and I will maintain my course and speed.
Correct answer:
This is a sailing vessel underway, seen head-on. It is my responsibility to keep clear
under rule 18 and I will take appropriate avoiding action.
Question asked (706):
What is SITREP an abbreviation for?
Selected answer:
Ship Transit Emergency Radio.
Correct answer:
Situation Report.
Question asked (791):
A partially loaded VLCC is drifting with the main engine stopped and undergoing
repairs. The ship is observed to be drifting, due to wind and current towards a danger
area, although there is no immediate concern. What actions would be most suitable in
these circumstances?
Selected answer:
Continue to plot the position and wait for the engines to be repaired. Ask the Engine
Room for an estimate of the time required.
Correct answer:
Use the Bow Thrusters to change the ships head and monitor any changes in the drift
Question asked (822):
When a conventional rudder is put hard over it creates a lift force and a drag force.
When the ship has started to turn, how much lift force do you think remains if the
rudder-angle is decreased to 20 degrees from hard over position (35 degrees)?
Selected answer: About 30 %
Correct answer:
About 80 %
Question asked (932):
Who will have the authority to take charge and make appropriate decisions in the event
of a vessel emergency when transiting the Panama Canal?
Selected answer:
The Master and Pilot will agree the best course of action to be taken to resolve the
emergency situation.
Correct answer:
The Panama Canal Authority
Question asked (1071):
Which of the following would be considered pollution, when discharged overboard,
under the US water pollution laws?
Selected answer: Garbage
Correct answer:
All of the mentioned
Question asked (1116):
How frequent should reports from protection and environmental work be send to shore
based management?
Selected answer:
Not mandatory to send reports.
Correct answer:
Annually.
Question asked (1917):
You are proceeding along a narrow channel and approaching a bend, on the inside
shore of which is a large hill, which obsures your view further up channel. What sound
signal will you make to indicate your presence to any vessel that is behind the
obstructing hill?
Selected answer:
Don't know
Correct answer:
One prolonged blast.
Question asked (1930):
ISGOTT requires that hoses used for tank-cleaning are tested for electrical continuity in
a dry condition prior to use. What is the reading that they must display?
Selected answer:
Not more than 10 ohms per metre length.
Correct answer:
Not greater than 6 ohms per metre length.
Question asked (1930):
Testing of tank cleaning hoses. All hoses supplied for tank washing machines should be
tested for electrical continuity in a dry condition prior to use. What are the maximum
ohms per metre length?
Selected answer:
10 ohms per metre length.
Correct answer:
6 ohms per metre length.
Question asked (2000):
What is the result of a "high metacentric height"?
Selected answer:
The vessel's tweendeck heights is too high?
Correct answer:
The vessel will roll violently?
Question asked (2147):
According to the OCIMF Ship to Ship Transfer Guide (Petroleum), which of the following
is the required state of readiness on oil tankers engaged in a cargo transfer?
Selected answer:
The main engine must be ready for immediate use only on the receiving vessel.
Correct answer:
The main engines of both vessels should be ready for immediate use.
Question asked (2154):
Which water can be discharged into the sea without using the ODME?
Selected answer:
Dirty ballast from cargo tanks.
Correct answer:
Ballast from segregated ballast tanks (SBT)
Question asked (2252):
Which of the following requirements to ships stability for normal operation corresponds

to present regulations? (NSCL 4/12.2) Selected answer:


Unless otherwise stated in the approved stability calculation, the total weight of the deck
cargo shall not exceed 50 metric tons.
Correct answer:
The ship is loaded in such a manner that adequate stability is achieved in all loading
condition.
Question asked (2279):
A fully laden tanker is in collision with another tanker causing them to interlock. What
action/judgement should be considered by both vessels?
Selected answer:
Shut down all watertight doors and shut off all ventilation.
Correct answer:
Take separation of the two vessels into immediate consideration, but consider that a
separation may cause a fire and also create a larger oil spill
Question asked (2313):
MARPOL 73/78 - Annex V. Disposal of garbage. Your vessel is in the Red Sea (Special
Area) and the Chief Cook is requesting to have some food waste burned in the
incinerator. Due to problems with incinerator, you decide to have the waste ground in
the Grinder (Lump size max. 25 mm) and disposed off into the sea. Is this prohibited, if
not, how far from nearest land is this legal?
Selected answer:
This is prohibited
Correct answer:
12 miles
Question asked (2785):
For what purpose might 'line displacement' or 'line pressing' be conducted prior to the
discharge of cargo from an oil tanker?
Selected answer:
To test the automatic shut-down arrangements in the shore line system.
Correct answer:
The verification of the shore line for calculation purposes.
Question asked (2887):
Subject to allowance by the Port State Authority, a tanker with a defective oil discharge
monitoring and control system (ODME) may continue to trade for a limited period before
a repair is effected. What period is allowed and what conditions apply?
Selected answer:
The vessel may discharge her cargo but will then be detained in port until the ODME is
made fully operational and approval from the Port State Authority obtained.
Correct answer:
One ballast voyage before proceeding to a repair port.
Question asked (2943):
What is the minimum height of vent outlets of a controlled venting system from cargo
tanks?
Selected answer:
A height of not less than 5 m..
Correct answer:
A height of not less than 6 m.
Question asked (3191):
The Master arrives on the bridge obviously under the influence of alcohol and states he
is taking over the "con" of the ship. What actions should the Officer of the Watch (OOW)
take in this situation?
Selected answer:
Tell the Master you consider him incapable of taking over the responsibility of the watch
and that he should retire to his cabin and sleep it off.
Correct answer:
Attempt to diplomatically avoid taking any actions that would put the ship or crew into
danger and call the Chief Officer for assistance.
Question asked (5441):
The prescribed test of an approved portable VHF radio set (portophone) must be done
once a:
Selected answer:
Week
Correct answer:
Month
Question asked (5523):
You wish to send a message via an Inmarsat-C installation to an Inmarsat-A telex
installation. The message is composed in 'ASCII'. The message can be sent:
Selected answer:
As a telex
Correct answer:
As a fax
Question asked (5563):
On board they want to send a safety-call to other vessels. The DSC safety-call:
Selected answer:
May contain a work-frequency
Correct answer:
Has to contain a work-frequency
Question asked (5580):
A MF/HF-DSC multi-frequency call attempt may:
Selected answer:
Be repeated after 1 to 1.5 minutes
Correct answer:
Be repeated after 3.5 to 4.5 minutes
Question asked (5623):
"RECEIVED MAYDAY" is used in a:
Selected answer:
Supplementary receipt on a distress alert
Correct answer:
Receipt of a distress alert
Question asked (5688):
The PTT-switch must be:
Selected answer:
Don't know
Correct answer:
Pressed in during speaking only to work semi-duplex
Question asked (5726):

At present the MF/HF transmitter often has an automatic aerial turning unit. Should this

fail: Selected answer:


The transmitter will automatically keep operating on the MF and HF distress frequencies
Correct answer:
Its always possible to put the turning unit in a fixed position, so the MF distress
frequencies can still be used
Question asked (5865):
A coastal passage or voyage plan should indicate the appropriate methods of
determining positions and include which of the following?
Selected answer:
Radar ranges and Parallel Indexing
Correct answer:
All of these suggested answers
Question asked (10354):
*The smoke detector (fire indicator) indicates a fire in a cargo hold loaded with general
cargo; this is immediately followed by a heavy smell of fire. What action should be taken
first?
Selected answer:
Start the fire pumps, open the hatches and start fighting the fire with fire hoses
Correct answer:
Close the ventilation system and other openings to the hold in order to choke the fire
Question asked (20330):
Give the meaning of the following symbol
Selected answer:
EPIRB
Correct answer:
Survival craft portable radio
Question asked (31308):
What do you understand by the term "Risk Assessment", and how would this be carried
out on board?
Selected answer:
Don't know
Correct answer:
Identify the hazards, quantify the risks, put control measures in place, monitor the work
activity and review
Question asked (31373):

Which one of the listed requirements regarding service and maintenance of life-saving

appliances correspond to present regulations? Selected answer:


Maintenance and repair of all life saving equipments shall be carried out by the certified
ship staff only
Correct answer:
Instructions for onboard maintenance of life-saving appliances in accordance with the
regulations shall be provided
Question asked (31459):
Which one of the following items has to be included in an abandon ship drill according
to SOLAS regulations?
Selected answer:
Manoeuvring the lifeboat in the water.
Correct answer:
Checking that life-jackets are correctly donned.
Question asked (31465):
Which one of the listed items has to be included in a distress message?
Selected answer:
Weather in immediate vincinity.
Correct answer:
Identification of the ship.
Question asked (31604):

The ship is involved in a collision, what is the immediate action by the Officer of the

Watch after the incident has taken place? Selected answer:


Call the Master and check the position for any immediate dangers.
Correct answer:
Sound the General Alarm and stop engines.
Question asked (32136):

The best way to prevent stowaways from boarding your ship is to: Selected answer:
Search the ship when you arrive at port and again just after leaving.
Correct answer:
"Seal spaces that are not in use while in port, and perform a search of the ship before
leaving."
Question asked (32217):
Hydrocarbons belongs to a chemical group named:?
Selected answer:
Carbohydrates.
Correct answer:
Organic substances.
Question asked (32220):
In discussing the effeciency of a cargo pump, such as may be used on an oil tanker,
what term is usually used to describe the absolute pressure of a liquid at the inlet to a
pump minus the vapour pressure of the liquid?
Selected answer:
Effective Suction Head Pressure.
Correct answer:
Net Positive Suction Head Available.
Question asked (32250):
Every oil tanker of 5,000 tonnes deadweight and above delivered on or after 1 February
2002 shall comply with intact stability. What is the minimum GM (metacentric height)
when the vessel is in port?
Selected answer:
Not less than 0.25 m
Correct answer:
Not less than 0.15 m
Question asked (32252):

What is to be considered when deciding the position of the accommodation on an oil

tanker? Selected answer:


There must only be one accommodation block.
Correct answer:
A single failure of deck or bulkhead shall not allow fumes into the accommodation
spaces.
Question asked (32254):
What are the requirements for the number of portable gas measurement instrument(s)
on tankers?
Selected answer:
At least one instrument for measuring %LEL and one instrument for measuring volume
%
Correct answer:
At least 1 portable instrument for measuring flammable vapours.
Question asked (32847):
Which of the suggested navigational systems is a "Hyperbolic" navigational system and
has hyperbolae as position lines?
Selected answer:
All of the suggested systems
Correct answer:
Loran C
Question asked (33647):
If a master initially responds to a distress but then, in special circumstances, decides

not to proceed, what must he then do? Selected answer:


If possible, inform the casualty of his decision and communicate his reasons.
Correct answer:
Inform the appropriate search and rescue authorities of his decision and enter the
reason in the ship's logbook.
Question asked (33650):
It has been shown that the controlled release of oil is effective in reducing the effects of
the sea, making it possible for a rescue craft to approach survivors in the water. How
many square metres does the IAMSAR Manual suggest may be calmed by releasing
200 litres of lubricating oil slowly through a rubber hose with the outlet maintained just
above the surface while the ship proceeds at slow speed?
Selected answer:
Approx 50 square metres.
Correct answer:
Approx 5,000 square metres.
Question asked (33654):
In conjunction with which two sets of international regulations should the IMDG Code be
read for security purposes?
Selected answer:
IMO NVIC 24 and 46 CFR 2.05
Correct answer:
Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS and Part A of the ISPS Code.
Question asked (33656):

As understood within the IMDG Code, what is an "article"? Selected answer:


A device that is responsible for initiating a dangerous reaction.
Correct answer:
A device that contains a dangerous substance or mixture of substances.
Question asked (33668):
When conducting a risk assessment for a shipboard work activity, what are the two
elements to be considered?
Selected answer:
The available manpower and their experience in this type of work.
Correct answer:
The potential severity of harm and the likelihood that harm will occur.
Question asked (33676):
During the survey of Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) equipment, which
document must be available to the surveyor to demonstrate compliance with SOLAS?
Selected answer:
A report giving the result of the Performance Test, issued by the manufacturer in
compliance with the Flag State Authority requirements.
Correct answer:
A report giving the result of the Conformance Test, issued by the Classification Society
on behalf of the Flag State Authority.
Question asked (33681):
Which Convention first placed on the shipowner an obligation to exercise due diligence
to make a ship seaworthy, requiring him "before and at the beginning of a
voyage...to....make the ship seaworthy...and...make the holds...and all other parts of the
vessel in which goods are carried, fit and safe for their reception, carriage and
preservation"?
Selected answer:
The Paris Memorandum.
Correct answer:
The Hague-Visby Rules.
Question asked (33774):
It is the Master's responsibility to ensure that:
Selected answer:
All personnel participate in the training at the same time
Correct answer:
concerned personnel carry out the on-board traing progamme effectively
Question asked (33810):

To maintain good relationship among the crew on board a vessel, one must be:

Selected answer:
Polite and diplomatic while talking to crew members
Correct answer:
Understanding, Co-operative, and have respect from both sides
Question asked (34333):
According to the ISGOTT definition, what is "volatility"?
Selected answer:
The tendency of a crude oil or petroleum product to ignite.
Correct answer:
The tendency of a crude oil or petroleum product to produce gas.
Question asked (34494):
To allow efficient pumping of aromatic Crude Oil cargoes, they are usually heated to
reduce their viscosity. What is the ideal maximum viscosity that is normally achieved for
this purpose?
Selected answer:
1,250 cSt (1,250 mm2/s)
Correct answer:
250 cSt (250 mm2/s)
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Question asked (132):
According to basic principles regarding fire protection the ship is to be divided in zones
by structural and thermal boundaries. (SOLAS 2/2.2.1)
Selected answer:
In main zones according to utilization (Accommodation, Machinery, Cargo)
Correct answer:
In main vertical zones
Question asked (379):

The vessel has weighed the anchor and is heading for sea. The anchor is to be stowed

in position. How? Selected answer:


The anchor to be all way in the hawse-pipe and secured by the brake and guillotine
Correct answer:
The anchor to be pulled all the way into the hawse-pipe and secured by the windlass
brake, the guillotine and the wire/chain stopper
Question asked (638):
Visual signals are used by aircraft engaged in search and rescue operations to direct
ships towards a casualty. The signals shown here are part of a sequence. What does it
indicate?
Selected answer:
The assistance of your vessel is no longer required.
Correct answer:
The aircraft is directing a vessel towards the casualty.
Question asked (671):
What sound signal shall be used on ship's whistle when there is a man overboard?
Selected answer:
5 short blasts repeatedly
Correct answer:
3 long blasts repeatedly
Question asked (672):
A man is reported to have fallen overboard and the Officer of the Watch releases the
lifebuoy and starts a man overboard manoeuvre, who are the first persons onboard he
should inform?
Selected answer:
The Master only
Correct answer:
Master and Engine Room
Question asked (775):
Two ships are meeting in a restricted channel as illustrated. Which of the following
actions would be the most suitable to take on both vessels as they approach and pass
each other?
Selected answer:
Increase speed slightly to pass each other as quickly as possible and thereby reduce
the effects of "ship to ship" interaction.
Correct answer:
Slow down if possible without losing steerage and be prepared for prompt application of
rudder to counteract any swing as they approach and pass each other.
Question asked (1051):
Which statement(s) is true of a gasoline spill?
Selected answer:
It does little harm to marine life
Correct answer:
It is visible for a shorter time than a fuel oil spill
Question asked (1088):
What is the purpose of the decanting line between two slop tanks on an oil tanker that is
using water for the washing of the cargo tanks?
Selected answer:
To avoid a build-up of static electricity during water washing, caused by air being drawn
in as the primary slop tank empties.
Correct answer:
To enable most of the recovered oil to be retained in the primary slop tank, while the
cleaner part of the water will flow into the secondary slop tank, where it can be re-used
as wash-water.
Question asked (2442):
Which of the following figures drawn on the plane of the Meridian is correct for an
observer in position Latitude 3000' North; Longitude 15 00' West, when observing the
sun on the meridian, if the sun's Declination is 1500' South?
Selected answer:
Figure 1 is correct.
Correct answer:
Figure 4 is correct.
Question asked (2771):
On oil tankers, the effluent water from an inert gas scrubber and the condensate water
which collects in the deck main has which of the following chemical characteristics?
Selected answer:
It is demineralised.
Correct answer:
It is acidic.
Question asked (2894):
What is polymerisation?
Selected answer:
When unsaturated chemical compounds are cooled down, the molecules react with
each other and form large molecules.
Correct answer:
When unsaturated chemical compounds are heated under pressure, the molecules
react with each other and form large molecules.
Question asked (2949):
The arrival ballast water on non SBT vessels must contain maximum 15ppm (parts pr.
million) of oil to fulfil the regulations in force. How many ppm is 1% by volume.
Selected answer:
1000 ppm.
Correct answer:
10,000 ppm.
Question asked (3687):
What does the abbreviation ABC mean in first aid?
Selected answer:
Air, Breath, Concentration.
Correct answer:
Air, Breathing, Circulation.
Question asked (5531):
To make a "call-request" one should:
Selected answer:
Select the ID of the called party
Correct answer:
Select the telex in on-line position
Question asked (5705):
On a MF/HF-transmitter-receiver there is a volume control. Another name for this is:
Selected answer:
Sensitivity
Correct answer:
LF-gain
Question asked (5708):
By the degree of selectivity of a receiver is meant:
Selected answer:
Ability to distinguish weak stations from adjacent stronger stations
Correct answer:
Ability to make weak stations audible
Question asked (5769):
The aerial system of an Inmarsat-C terminal consist of:
Selected answer:
A rod aerial
Correct answer:
An omni-directional aerial
Question asked (5906):
Which of the following two digits codes is used to obtain medical advice ?
Selected answer:
42
Correct answer:
32
Question asked (10031):
A flame detector is activated by:
Selected answer:
Smoke, gas, sparks and high temperature
Correct answer:
The infrared radiation and ultraviolet radiation given off by flames
Question asked (10067):
*For how long should the self contained air support system on a totally enclosed lifeboat
having its engine running be capable of providing safe and breathable air ?
Selected answer: 20 minutes
Correct answer:
10 minutes
Question asked (20349):
Hand flares and buoyant smoke signals can continue to burn or emit smoke after having
been immersed for a period of 10s
Selected answer:
Right
Correct answer:
Right if the immersion depth is smaller than 100 mm
Question asked (31027):
What is the period of validity of the Safety Management Certificate
Selected answer:
1 Year
Correct answer:
5 years
Question asked (31448):
How much can the concentration of oxygen in the air decrease before it is dangerous to
stay in the atmosphere without breathing apparatus?
Selected answer:
21 %
Correct answer:
2-3%
Question asked (32147):
When handling drugs...
Selected answer:
Shut off the ventilation in the room where the drugs are being stored to ensure any
vapours or fumes do not spread to other parts of the ship.
Correct answer:
Wear skin protection and a facemask.
Question asked (32279):

What is the purpose of having corrugations in the bulkheads in the cargo tanks of an oil

tanker? Selected answer:


The bulkheads are corrugated to reduce the effects of Free Surface
Correct answer:
To provide strength, but with clean, clear surfaces within the tank.
Question asked (32281):
What is the required capacity of the inert gas plant?
Selected answer:
At a rate of at least 150% of the maximum rate of discharge capacity.
Correct answer:
At a rate of at least 125% of the maximum rate of discharge capacity.
Question asked (32282):
The demister unit is located close to the inert gas scrubber. What is the purpose of the
demister?
Selected answer:
To remove sulphur oxides.
Correct answer:
To remove water from the IGS stream.
Question asked (32790):
What are the required data inputs into most gyro compasses to reduce any possible
compass error?
Selected answer:
Deviation and Variation
Correct answer:
Latitude and Speed
Question asked (33671):
What general background colour is used on warning signs which require a specific
"mandatory" action, such as one which might require the wearing of a safety harness d
uring a particular work task?
Selected answer:
Red.
Correct answer:
Blue.
Question asked (33704):

You are approaching the port entrance. What do these lights mean? Selected answer:
Vessels may proceed - two-way traffic.
Correct answer:
A vessel may proceed only when she has received specific orders to do so.
Question asked (33838):
The superstructure and deck houses of passenger ships carrying more than 36
passengers shall be divided into main vertical zones by
Selected answer:
Class "B" division
Correct answer:
Class "A" division
Question asked (33990):
In describing oil cargoes, what is "sour crude"?
Selected answer:
A crude oil cargo which has left substantial residues in the bottom of the tank after
discharge
Correct answer:
A term used to describe crude oil or products containing appreciable amounts of
hydrogen sulphide and / or mercaptans
Question asked (34506):
The abbreviation "NPSH" is often seen in connection with the efficiency of cargo pumps
on oil tankers. What does this abbreviation stand for?
Selected answer:
Nominal Pressure Suction Head.
Correct answer:
Net Pressure Suction Head.
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Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (1930):
Testing of tank cleaning hoses. All hoses supplied for tank washing machines should be
tested for electrical continuity in a dry condition prior to use. What are the maximum
ohms per metre length?
Selected answer:
8 ohms per metre length.
Correct answer:
6 ohms per metre length.
Question asked (2999):

The Reid Vapour Pressure (RVP) test is a simple and generally used method for

measuring What? Selected answer:


The vapour pressure of the liquid at 38.7 degrees C.
Correct answer:
The vapour pressure of the liquid at 37.8 degrees C.
Question asked (3006):
According to OPA 90 there are requirements that vessels with an overall length of 400 ft
or more must carry appropriate equipment and supplies for the containment and
removal of at least?
Selected answer:
15 barrels.
Correct answer:
12 barrels.
Question asked (5681):
The transmitting receiving method, when both stations can transmit and receive at the
same time is called:
Selected answer:
Simplex
Correct answer:
Duplex
Question asked (6116):
Messages sent via INMARSAT C are charged:
Selected answer:
On the basis of a six second minimum charge with six second incremental steps
Correct answer:
On the number of kilobits of information transmitted per block of 256 bits
Question asked (6117):

The names and addresses of accounting authorities can be found in : Selected

answer:
The ITU List of Callsigns and Numerical Identities of Stations used by the Maritime
Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services
Correct answer:
The ITU List of Ship Stations
Question asked (10325):
*When should a crew member joining a ship for the first time be given some training and
instructions in the use of the ship's fire-fighting appliances ?
Selected answer:
As soon as possible but not later than 24 hours after he joins the ship
Correct answer:
As soon as possible but not later than 2 weeks after he joins the ship
Question asked (31373):
Which one of the listed requirements regarding service and maintenance of life-saving
appliances correspond to present regulations?
Selected answer:
At least one member of the crew shall hold a repairman certificate for life-saving
equipment
Correct answer:
Instructions for onboard maintenance of life-saving appliances in accordance with the
regulations shall be provided
Question asked (31589):
The Training Manual shall contain instructions and information on the life-saving
appliances and the best method of survival. The training manual shall contain detailed
explanations of crew duties in relation to emergency situations. Which of the following
tasks or duties shall be included in the manual according to present regulations?
Selected answer:
The use of escape routes and other escape methodes.
Correct answer:
The use of the ship's line throwing apparatus.
Question asked (32114):
Eavesdropping and phone taps are examples of which threat to information security?
Selected answer:
Terrorism
Correct answer:
Espionage
Question asked (32253):

What is the purpose of "expansion couplings" on the longitudinal pipelines of oil

tankers? Selected answer:


To prevent the pipeline from cracking when the ship suffers from Racking stresses.
Correct answer:
To allow the pipelines to follow the ships flexing movement when pitching.
Question asked (32256):
One or more pressure/vacuum-breaking devices shall be provided on the vent mains to
prevent the cargo tanks from being subject to a positive and negative pressure. What is
the normal pre-set point for negative pressure?
Selected answer:
A negative pressure in excess of 200 mm water gauge.
Correct answer:
A negative pressure in excess of 700 mm water gauge.
Question asked (32421):
Your vessel is progressing within a Traffic Separation Scheme and receives a
navigational warning of another vessel progressing the wrong way within the scheme.
What actions should be taken on the bridge, if any?
Selected answer:
Slow down your vessel and proceed with caution, posting extra lookouts.
Correct answer:
Use the Arpa for early identification of all other ship movements within the traffic lane
and give rogue vessel a wide berth
Question asked (33665):
What type of Bill of Lading covers "door to door" shipment?
Selected answer:
A Destination Bill of Lading.
Correct answer:
A Through Bill of Lading.
Question asked (33679):
Where would you look for information on the ratings applied to a vessel's fire ratings on
her bulkheads, based on SOLAS requirements?
Selected answer:
The MODU Safety Certificate.
Correct answer:
The Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate.
Question asked (34340):
Hydrogen sulphide is a component associated with crude oil cargoes. At which of the
following concentrations will dizziness, headache, nausea, etc occur within 15 minutes,
followed by loss of consciousness and possibly death, after 30-60 minutes exposure?
Selected answer:
1,000 - 2,000 ppm.
Correct answer:
500-700 ppm.
Question asked (34502):
Fluid-driven eductors (as commonly found on crude oil tankers), operate on a principle
known as Bernoulli's principle. What does that state?
Selected answer:
The increase in pressure at the eductor inlet is inversely proportional to the decrease in
pressure as measured at the discharge orifice.
Correct answer:
The speed of a moving fluid increases as the pressure in the fluid decreases.
Question asked (34503):
Depending on density or API, an error measurement of 0.1 degree Fahrenheit in a tank
containing 50,000 cubic metres (314,491 barrels) of oil will result in which of the
following volumes?
Selected answer:
16.5 cubic metres (104 barrels).
Correct answer:
25 cubic metres (157 barrels).
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Question asked (212):
Which organization or administration is responsible for surveys and inspections of ships,
and the issue of Safety Certificates? Selected answer:
Ships Classification Associations (Lloyd's, American Bureau of Shipping, The
Norwegian Veritas, Germanische Lloyd's, etc.) Correct answer:
Government Authorities of the Flag State
Question asked (2887):
Subject to allowance by the Port State Authority a tanker with defect oil discharge
monitoring and control system (ODME) may undertake? Selected answer:
The vessel will be detained until ODME is rectified. Correct answer:
One ballast voyage before proceeding to a repair port.
Question asked (2887):
Subject to allowance by the Port State Authority, a tanker with a defective oil discharge
monitoring and control system (ODME) may continue to trade for a limited period before
a repair is effected. What period is allowed and what conditions apply?
Selected answer:
The vessel may discharge her cargo but will then be detained in port until the ODME is
made fully operational and approval from the Port State Authority obtained.
Correct answer:
One ballast voyage before proceeding to a repair port.
Question asked (3005):
Some centrifugal cargo pumps on oil tankers are designed with an automatic stripping
system, which allows the cargo tank to fully discharge its contents. By what principle
does such a stripping system operate?
Selected answer:
By the optimum size and positioning of the suction inlet that feeds the automatic
stripping system, which ensures that the cargo oil tank is discharged to the maximum
possible extent.
Correct answer:
On the basis that, if cargo vapour can be stopped from entering the cargo pump suction
inlet, the flow will continue without cavitation.
Question asked (3242):
What does STCW deal with? Selected answer:
STCW deals with training centre and schools and standards for watch keepers Correct
answer:
STCW deals with minimum recommendation of education for seafarers and minimum
standards for training centre and schools
Question asked (3714):
A 6-men inflatable liferaft shall be carried as far forward as is reasonable and
practicable. Where is the best stowing position? Selected answer:
Aft of the forecastle secured with the use of hydrostatic release device. Correct
answer: Under the forecastle.
Question asked (5493):
The input of an area code prefix in (radio)telex-traffic:
Selected answer:
Has to be put in without the zero
Correct answer:
Differs for each country
Question asked (5500):
With what system is a NAVTEX-message transmitted? Selected answer:

Correct answer: Question asked (5518):


Via Inmarsat-C a message is sent to an Inmarsat-C mailbox with a positive delivery
notification (PDN). The ground station will:
Selected answer:
Not send any PDN for this message
Correct answer:

Send a PDN, if the message has arrived in the mailbox Question asked (5583):
You receive via the 8 MHz a DSC distress alert. The received DSC message is however
distorted. The MMSI as well as the position are illegible. After listening at the 8 MHz
telephone distress frequency, nothing is heard. This is because:
Selected answer:
First an acknowledgement of a coastguard station must be received via the 8MHz
Correct answer:

Telephone signals in the same frequency band are generally weaker than DSC signals

Question asked (5617):


A distress-call, onboard via RCC, may only be given Receipt if: Selected answer:
OSC from the RCC concerned invites the vessels Correct answer:
The 0.0.W deems it necessary
Question asked (5775):
The accuracy of an Inmarsat-E positioning-system is: Selected answer:
20 miles
Correct answer:
200 meters
Question asked (5795):
Testing a SART is permitted: Selected answer: Only at sea, outside territorial waters
Correct answer:

At sea, outside territorial waters, and in port or harbour Question asked (5880):
Which of the following answers would best define the term "risk"? Selected answer:
Risk is the possibility that a dangerous situation is likely to occur Correct answer:

Risk is a situation involving exposure to danger and includes both identification of the

occurrence and the likelihood that it will happen. Question asked (10381):
*Which of the following items must be included in each fire drill? Selected answer:
Starting a fire pump using at least two required jets of water to show that the system is
in proper working order
Correct answer:
All the items mentioned
Question asked (20322):
Give the meaning of the following symbol
Selected answer:
Survival craft portable radio
Correct answer:
EPIRB
Question asked (20351):
A hand flare must have a burning period of at least Selected answer:
Correct answer:
Question asked (31027):
What is the period of validity of the Safety Management Certificate Selected answer:
1 Year
Correct answer:
5 years
Question asked (31464):
A ship in distress should transmit the appropriate alarm signal followed by the distress
call and message on one or all of the international distress frequencies. Which of
frequencies is in accordance with the present recommendations?
Selected answer:
550 kHz, 2182 kHz and 121.5 MHz Correct answer:
500 kHz, 2182 kHz and 156.8 MHz
Question asked (32111):
In which of these circumstances can your ship request a DoS? Selected answer:
Your ship is operating at a lower security level than the ship or port it is interfacing with.
Correct answer:
Your ship is conducting activities with a port or ship that is not required to implement an
approved security plan.
Question asked (32145):
Which of these measures would you implement to prevent drugs from being smuggled
onboard your ship while it's berthed? Selected answer:
"Search some of the packages, spares and stores received." Correct answer:
Maintain restricted areas.
Question asked (32206):
A tanker in ballast, having recently left the discharge port is involved in a collision. The
two vessels are still interlocked after the collision and a survey of the ships gives all
crew members are safe and the damage is focussed to the vicinity of the impact. What
should be the greatest concern at this time?
Selected answer:
The possibility of pollution. Correct answer:
The ships moving together in the swell/seaway will cause a spark and consequently an
explosion.
Question asked (32255):
A system for the continuous monitoring of the concentration of hydrocarbon gas shall be
fitted in cargo pump-rooms of oil tankers. A
continuous alarm shall be automatically activated when the hydrocarbon gas
concentration reaches a pre-set level. What are the criteria
for pre-setting the alarm level?
Selected answer:
No higher than 5% of LEL.
Correct answer:
No higher than 10% of LEL.
Question asked (32435):
A ship experiences an interaction effect known as "Squat" when moving in shallow
water. The amount of Squat is affected by the speed of the vessel through the water. If
the speed through the water is HALVED what will be the change in the affect of "Squat"
Selected answer:
The squat effect will also be halved. Correct answer:

The squat effect will be reduced to a quarter of its original value Question asked

(32842):
What actions should the Officer of the Watch take when the ship's steering gear fails?
Selected answer:
Stop engines and display the NUC signal Correct answer:
All of the suggested answers
Question asked (33619):
What, by definition in the International Collision Regulations, is a "vessel restricted in
her ability to manoeuvre"? Selected answer:
A vessel engaged in underwater work, such as the laying, picking up or servicing of a
pipeline, or which is in support of diving operations, performing dredging and mine-
clearance or is deploying or recovering a pilot.
Correct answer:
A vessel which from the nature of her work is restricted in her ability to manoeuvre as
required by the Rules and is therefore unable to keep out of the way of another vessel.
Question asked (33649):
Under most circumstances, how will communication be carried out between a ship and
a SAR helicopter? Selected answer: On 410 KHz. Correct answer: On VHF Ch 16.
Question asked (33661):
Substances, materials and articles shall be stowed as indicated in the Dangerous
Goods List of the IMDG Code, in accordance with a series of stowage categories. How
are those categories designated?
Selected answer:
Three categories, numbered I, ii and iii. Correct answer:
5 categories, labelled A-E.
Question asked (33668):
When conducting a risk assessment for a shipboard work activity, what are the two
elements to be considered? Selected answer:
The chance of an incident re-occuring and the potential effects of an loss. Correct
answer:
The potential severity of harm and the likelihood that harm will occur.
Question asked (34337):
After passing through the scrubbing tower in an inert gas system on an oil tanker, what
is the approximate level of carbon dioxide in the inert flue gas?
Selected answer:
1%
Correct answer:
13%
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Question asked (377):
A large vessel is coming alongside a pier with two tugs assisting and there is little wind
or current affecting the vessel. What would be considered the best use of the tugs and
at which position?
Selected answer:
Made fast Forward and Aft using the centre leads. Correct answer:
Pushing on the ship's side and made fast in case the vessel's movement towards the
berth requires reducing by the tug pulling off.
Question asked (838):
Your vessel is to leave a crowded anchorage making a 180 degrees turn. The ship has
a right-handed propeller and there is equal space either side of the ship (as illustrated).
What would be the most suitable method to make the turn using as little space as
possible?
Selected answer:
Rudder hard to starboard, full ahead. Rudder hard to port, full astern. Repeating this
manoeuvre until the turn has been made. Correct answer:
Rudder hard to port, full astern. After gaining some sternway, rudder hard to starboard
and full ahead
Question asked (1015):
You are the officer in charge of discharging an oil tanker in Corpus Christi, USA. The
applicable sections of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations require that there be
current Oil Transfer Procedures available on board. What do the regulations require in
terms of the format of, and accessibility to, those Transfer Procedures? Selected
answer:
That the Master of the vessel engaged in a transfer shall, before commencing any
transfer operation, ensure that all crew members involved in that operation shall be
familiar with the applicable operating and emergency procedures and be capable of
communicating in a common language with terminal operators.
Correct answer:
That the procedures be legibly printed in a language or languages easily understood by
personnel engaged in the transfer operation and permanently posted or available at a
place where crew members can see and use them.
Question asked (1044):
If you use chemicals for cleaning up an oil-spill on the water, what would the chemicals
do?
Selected answer:
Remove the oil from the water
Correct answer:

Disperse or dissolve the oil into the water Question asked (1060):
You are on a vessel 10 nautical miles off the coast of Nigeria, West Africa. Are you
allowed to dump empty glass bottles overboard ? Selected answer:
Yes, the bottles can be dumped if they are ground so that the resulting particles can
pass through a screen with 50 mm openings
Correct answer:
Yes, the bottles can be dumped if they are ground so that the resulting particles can
pass through a screen with 25 mm openings
Question asked (2000):
What is the result of a "high metacentric height"? Selected answer:
The vessel will have a great bending moment? Correct answer:
The vessel will roll violently?
Question asked (2027):
An Oil tanker experiences large bending moments and therefore the deck scantlings
must be maintained within "x" length amidships, where "x" is:
Selected answer:
Half Length Correct answer:
0.4 Length
Question asked (2181):
What is the name of the reference manual, jointly produced by the International
Maritime Organization and the International Civil Aviation Authority, which currently
outlines the organization and management of search and rescue activities at sea?
Selected answer:
The Internation Maritime Search and Rescue (IMARSAR) Manual. Correct answer:

The International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual.

Question asked (2447):


What possible reason could there be for the identification mark associated with a Racon
not being visible on the radar screen? Selected answer:
The transmitted radar frequency may not trigger the Racon transmitter. Correct
answer: All of the suggested answers.
Question asked (2741):
What can lead to "Unlimited responsibility" (OPA-90) Selected answer: Only gross
negligence Correct answer:

Wilful misconduct, gross negligence and violation of Federal Safety Question asked

(3212):
What are the conditions that influence the efforts for organising the fire fighting?
Selected answer:
Where the fire break out, how many fire teams are available, what is burning, distance
to Correct answer:
the fire station
ships mobility, what is burning and
Where the fire breaks out, how many fire teams are available, the strength of the fire,
the communication
Question asked (5493):
The input of an area code prefix in (radio)telex-traffic:
Selected answer:
Has to be put in without the zero
Correct answer:
Differs for each country
Question asked (5562):
When a coastguard-station wants to send a gale-warning by DSC it will happen in the
category:
Selected answer:
Urgency
Correct answer: Question asked (5651):
The good operation in any location, whether the NAVTEX is working properly or not,
can be checked using: Selected answer:
Test transmissions specially broadcast for this purpose once a week Correct answer:
A testing program built in for this purpose
Question asked (5708):
By the degree of selectivity of a receiver is meant: Selected answer:
Ability to distinguish weak stations from adjacent stronger stations Correct answer:

Ability to make weak stations audible Question asked (5887):


What is the action that a GMDSS Radio Operator should take when a DSC distress
alert is received? Selected answer:
The Operator should immediately set continuous watch on VHF channel 70. Correct
answer:
The Operator should immediately set continuous watch on the radiotelephone
frequency that is associated with frquency band on which the distress alert was
received.
Question asked (6056):
Which word will precede an urgency message ? Selected answer: MAYDAY Correct
answer:
PAN PAN
Question asked (31417):
Which of the following requirements regarding life-buoys correspond to present
regulations? (SOLAS 111/7.1) Selected answer:
At least four life-buoys on each side of the ship shall be fitted with buoyant lifelines
Correct answer:

Not less than half the total number of lifebuoys shall be provided with self-ignighting

lights Question asked (31454):


Which one of the listed requirements regarding the stowage of a survival craft
corresponds to present SOLAS regulations? Each survival craft shall be stowed:
Selected answer:
In a state of readiness so that two crew-members can prepare for embarkation and
launching in less than 15 minutes. Correct answer:

In a secure and sheltered position and protected from damage by fire or explosion.

Question asked (31485):


What colour flare is used to signal a safe landing place for small boats ? Selected
answer:

Correct answer: Question asked (32139):


"Which of these precautionary measures can reduce the threat of piracy, if
implemented?" Selected answer:
Stay at least 15nm away from the shore. Correct answer:
Sail at full speed.
Question asked (32206):
A tanker in ballast, having recently left the discharge port is involved in a collision. The
two vessels are still interlocked after the collision and a survey of the ships gives all
crew members are safe and the damage is focussed to the vicinity of the impact. What
should be the greatest concern at this time?
Selected answer:
The possibility of pollution. Correct answer:

The ships moving together in the swell/seaway will cause a spark and consequently an

explosion. Question asked (33653):


According to the IAMSAR Manual, what is the expected survival time for a person in
water of 4-10 degrees Celsius, without special protective clothing?
Selected answer:
Less than 1 hour. Correct answer:
Less than 3 hours.
Question asked (33662):
In discussing segregation, the IMDG Code defines what it means by the term
"separated from". Which of the following is that definition? Selected answer:
Effectively segregated so that the incompatible goods cannot interact dangerously in the
event of an accident, but may be transported in the same compartment or hold or on
deck, provided a horizontal separation, projected vertically, of 3 metres is obtained.
Correct answer:
In different compartments or holds when stowed "under deck". Provided an intervening
deck is resistent to fire and liquid, a vertical separation may be accepted as equivalent.
For "on deck" stowage, this segregation means a distance of at least 6 metres.
Installation: SCF Unicom
Name:
User ID: 2311749
Date of birth: 24.03.1974
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Department/Function area: Deck Vessel type/Propulsion: Oil Tanker
Batch:

Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (369):
A large tanker is proceeding slowly up a narrow channel, using its own engines and
assisted by the use of one tug. Where should the tug be connected to assist the ship in
maintaining its course in the centre of the channel?
Selected answer:
Standing-by - Ready for use anywhere, as required.
Correct answer:
Made fast on a line through the centre lead astern.
Question asked (413):
You are on a power-driven vessel underway in open water. This vessel is sighted on the
port bow on a steady bearing. What kind of vessel is it and what will your action be?
Selected answer:
This is a sailing vessel not making way through the water. There is no risk of collision
and I will maintain my course and speed.
Correct answer:
This is a sailing vessel underway, seen head-on. It is my responsibility to keep clear
under rule 18 and I will take appropriate avoiding action.
Question asked (706):
What is SITREP an abbreviation for?
Selected answer:
Ship Transit Emergency Radio.
Correct answer:
Situation Report.
Question asked (791):
A partially loaded VLCC is drifting with the main engine stopped and undergoing
repairs. The ship is observed to be drifting, due to wind and current towards a danger
area, although there is no immediate concern. What actions would be most suitable in
these circumstances?
Selected answer:
Continue to plot the position and wait for the engines to be repaired. Ask the Engine
Room for an estimate of the time required.
Correct answer:
Use the Bow Thrusters to change the ships head and monitor any changes in the drift
Question asked (822):
When a conventional rudder is put hard over it creates a lift force and a drag force.
When the ship has started to turn, how much lift force do you think remains if the
rudder-angle is decreased to 20 degrees from hard over position (35 degrees)?
Selected answer:
About 30 %
Correct answer:
About 80 %
Question asked (932):
Who will have the authority to take charge and make appropriate decisions in the event
of a vessel emergency when transiting the Panama Canal?
Selected answer:
The Master and Pilot will agree the best course of action to be taken to resolve the
emergency situation.
Correct answer:
The Panama Canal Authority
Question asked (1071):
Which of the following would be considered pollution, when discharged overboard,
under the US water pollution laws?
Selected answer:
Garbage
Correct answer:
All of the mentioned
Question asked (1116):
How frequent should reports from protection and environmental work be send to shore
based management?
Selected answer:
Not mandatory to send reports.
Correct answer:
Annually.
Question asked (1917):
You are proceeding along a narrow channel and approaching a bend, on the inside
shore of which is a large hill, which obsures your view further up channel. What sound
signal will you make to indicate your presence to any vessel that is behind the
obstructing hill?
Selected answer:
Don't know
Correct answer:
One prolonged blast.
Question asked (1930):
ISGOTT requires that hoses used for tank-cleaning are tested for electrical continuity in
a dry condition prior to use. What is the reading that they must display?
Selected answer:
Not more than 10 ohms per metre length.
Correct answer:
Not greater than 6 ohms per metre length.
Question asked (1930):
Testing of tank cleaning hoses. All hoses supplied for tank washing machines should be
tested for electrical continuity in a dry condition prior to use. What are the maximum
ohms per metre length?
Selected answer:
10 ohms per metre length.
Correct answer:
6 ohms per metre length.
Question asked (2000):
What is the result of a "high metacentric height"?
Selected answer:
The vessel's tweendeck heights is too high?
Correct answer:
The vessel will roll violently?
Question asked (2147):
According to the OCIMF Ship to Ship Transfer Guide (Petroleum), which of the following
is the required state of readiness on oil tankers engaged in a cargo transfer?
Selected answer:
The main engine must be ready for immediate use only on the receiving vessel.
Correct answer:
The main engines of both vessels should be ready for immediate use.
Question asked (2154):
Which water can be discharged into the sea without using the ODME?
Selected answer:
Dirty ballast from cargo tanks.
Correct answer:
Ballast from segregated ballast tanks (SBT)
Question asked (2252):

Which of the following requirements to ships stability for normal operation corresponds

to present regulations? (NSCL 4/12.2) Selected answer:


Unless otherwise stated in the approved stability calculation, the total weight of the deck
cargo shall not exceed 50 metric tons.
Correct answer:
The ship is loaded in such a manner that adequate stability is achieved in all loading
condition.
Question asked (2279):
A fully laden tanker is in collision with another tanker causing them to interlock. What
action/judgement should be considered by both vessels?
Selected answer:
Shut down all watertight doors and shut off all ventilation.
Correct answer:
Take separation of the two vessels into immediate consideration, but consider that a
separation may cause a fire and also create a larger oil spill
Question asked (2313):
MARPOL 73/78 - Annex V. Disposal of garbage. Your vessel is in the Red Sea (Special
Area) and the Chief Cook is requesting to have some food waste burned in the
incinerator. Due to problems with incinerator, you decide to have the waste ground in
the Grinder (Lump size max. 25 mm) and disposed off into the sea. Is this prohibited, if
not, how far from nearest land is this legal?
Selected answer:
This is prohibited
Correct answer:
12 miles
Question asked (2785):
For what purpose might 'line displacement' or 'line pressing' be conducted prior to the
discharge of cargo from an oil tanker?
Selected answer:
To test the automatic shut-down arrangements in the shore line system.
Correct answer:
The verification of the shore line for calculation purposes.
Question asked (2887):
Subject to allowance by the Port State Authority, a tanker with a defective oil discharge
monitoring and control system (ODME) may continue to trade for a limited period before
a repair is effected. What period is allowed and what conditions apply?
Selected answer:
The vessel may discharge her cargo but will then be detained in port until the ODME is
made fully operational and approval from the Port State Authority obtained.
Correct answer:
One ballast voyage before proceeding to a repair port.
Question asked (2943):
What is the minimum height of vent outlets of a controlled venting system from cargo
tanks?
Selected answer:
A height of not less than 5 m..
Correct answer:
A height of not less than 6 m.
Question asked (3191):
The Master arrives on the bridge obviously under the influence of alcohol and states he
is taking over the "con" of the ship. What actions should the Officer of the Watch (OOW)
take in this situation?
Selected answer:
Tell the Master you consider him incapable of taking over the responsibility of the watch
and that he should retire to his cabin and sleep it off.
Correct answer:
Attempt to diplomatically avoid taking any actions that would put the ship or crew into
danger and call the Chief Officer for assistance.
Question asked (5441):
The prescribed test of an approved portable VHF radio set (portophone) must be done
once a:
Selected answer:
Week
Correct answer:
Month
Question asked (5523):
You wish to send a message via an Inmarsat-C installation to an Inmarsat-A telex
installation. The message is composed in 'ASCII'. The message can be sent:
Selected answer:
As a telex
Correct answer:
As a fax
Question asked (5563):
On board they want to send a safety-call to other vessels. The DSC safety-call:
Selected answer:
May contain a work-frequency
Correct answer:
Has to contain a work-frequency
Question asked (5580):
A MF/HF-DSC multi-frequency call attempt may:
Selected answer:
Be repeated after 1 to 1.5 minutes
Correct answer:
Be repeated after 3.5 to 4.5 minutes
Question asked (5623):
"RECEIVED MAYDAY" is used in a:
Selected answer:
Supplementary receipt on a distress alert
Correct answer:
Receipt of a distress alert
Question asked (5688):
The PTT-switch must be:
Selected answer:
Don't know
Correct answer:
Pressed in during speaking only to work semi-duplex
Question asked (5726):

At present the MF/HF transmitter often has an automatic aerial turning unit. Should this

fail: Selected answer:


The transmitter will automatically keep operating on the MF and HF distress frequencies
Correct answer:
Its always possible to put the turning unit in a fixed position, so the MF distress
frequencies can still be used
Question asked (5865):
A coastal passage or voyage plan should indicate the appropriate methods of
determining positions and include which of the following?
Selected answer:
Radar ranges and Parallel Indexing
Correct answer:
All of these suggested answers
Question asked (10354):
"The smoke detector (fire indicator) indicates a fire in a cargo hold loaded with general
cargo; this is immediately followed by a heavy smell of fire. What action should be taken
first?
Selected answer:
Start the fire pumps, open the hatches and start fighting the fire with fire hoses
Correct answer:
Close the ventilation system and other openings to the hold in order to choke the fire
Question asked (20330):
Give the meaning of the following symbol
Selected answer:
EPIRB
Correct answer:
Survival craft portable radio
Question asked (31308):
What do you understand by the term "Risk Assessment", and how would this be carried
out on board?
Selected answer:
Don't know
Correct answer:
Identify the hazards, quantify the risks, put control measures in place, monitor the work
activity and review
Question asked (31373):
Which one of the listed requirements regarding service and maintenance of life-saving

appliances correspond to present regulations? Selected answer:


Maintenance and repair of all life saving equipments shall be carried out by the certified
ship staff only
Correct answer:
Instructions for onboard maintenance of life-saving appliances in accordance with the
regulations shall be provided
Question asked (31459):
Which one of the following items has to be included in an abandon ship drill according
to SOLAS regulations?
Selected answer:
Manoeuvring the lifeboat in the water.
Correct answer:
Checking that life-jackets are correctly donned.
Question asked (31465):
Which one of the listed items has to be included in a distress message?
Selected answer:
Weather in immediate vincinity.
Correct answer:
Identification of the ship.
Question asked (31604):

The ship is involved in a collision, what is the immediate action by the Officer of the

Watch after the incident has taken place? Selected answer:


Call the Master and check the position for any immediate dangers.
Correct answer:
Sound the General Alarm and stop engines.
Question asked (32136):

The best way to prevent stowaways from boarding your ship is to: Selected answer:
Search the ship when you arrive at port and again just after leaving.
Correct answer:
"Seal spaces that are not in use while in port, and perform a search of the ship before
leaving."
Question asked (32217):
Hydrocarbons belongs to a chemical group named:?
Selected answer:
Carbohydrates.
Correct answer:
Organic substances.
Question asked (32220):
In discussing the effeciency of a cargo pump, such as may be used on an oil tanker,
what term is usually used to describe the absolute pressure of a liquid at the inlet to a
pump minus the vapour pressure of the liquid?
Selected answer:
Effective Suction Head Pressure.
Correct answer:
Net Positive Suction Head Available.
Question asked (32250):
Every oil tanker of 5,000 tonnes deadweight and above delivered on or after 1 February
2002 shall comply with intact stability. What is the minimum GM (metacentric height)
when the vessel is in port?
Selected answer:
Not less than 0.25 m
Correct answer:
Not less than 0.15 m
Question asked (32252):

What is to be considered when deciding the position of the accommodation on an oil

tanker? Selected answer:


There must only be one accommodation block.
Correct answer:
A single failure of deck or bulkhead shall not allow fumes into the accommodation
spaces.
Question asked (32254):
What are the requirements for the number of portable gas measurement instrument(s)
on tankers?
Selected answer:
At least one instrument for measuring %LEL and one instrument for measuring volume
%
Correct answer:
At least 1 portable instrument for measuring flammable vapours.
Question asked (32847):
Which of the suggested navigational systems is a "Hyperbolic" navigational system and
has hyperbolae as position lines?
Selected answer:
All of the suggested systems
Correct answer:
Loran C
Question asked (33647):

If a master initially responds to a distress but then, in special circumstances, decides

not to proceed, what must he then do? Selected answer:


If possible, inform the casualty of his decision and communicate his reasons.
Correct answer:
Inform the appropriate search and rescue authorities of his decision and enter the
reason in the ship's logbook.
Question asked (33650):
It has been shown that the controlled release of oil is effective in reducing the effects of
the sea, making it possible for a rescue craft to approach survivors in the water. How
many square metres does the IAMSAR Manual suggest may be calmed by releasing
200 litres of lubricating oil slowly through a rubber hose with the outlet maintained just
above the surface while the ship proceeds at slow speed?
Selected answer:
Approx 50 square metres.
Correct answer:
Approx 5,000 square metres.
Question asked (33654):
In conjunction with which two sets of international regulations should the IMDG Code be
read for security purposes?
Selected answer:
IMO NVIC 24 and 46 CFR 2.05
Correct answer:
Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS and Part A of the ISPS Code.
Question asked (33656):

As understood within the IMDG Code, what is an "article"? Selected answer:


A device that is responsible for initiating a dangerous reaction.
Correct answer:
A device that contains a dangerous substance or mixture of substances.
Question asked (33668):

When conducting a risk assessment for a shipboard work activity, what are the two

elements to be considered? Selected answer:


The available manpower and their experience in this type of work.
Correct answer:
The potential severity of harm and the likelihood that harm will occur.
Question asked (33676):
During the survey of Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) equipment, which
document must be available to the surveyor to demonstrate compliance with SOLAS?
Selected answer:
A report giving the result of the Performance Test, issued by the manufacturer in
compliance with the Flag State Authority requirements.
Correct answer:
A report giving the result of the Conformance Test, issued by the Classification Society
on behalf of the Flag State Authority.
Question asked (33681):
Which Convention first placed on the shipowner an obligation to exercise due diligence
to make a ship seaworthy, requiring him "before and at the beginning of a voyage... to...
.make the ship seaworthy... and... make the holds...and all other parts of the vessel in
which goods are carried, fit and safe for their reception, carriage and preservation"?
Selected answer:
The Paris Memorandum.
Correct answer:
The Hague-Visby Rules.
Question asked (33774):
It is the Master's responsibility to ensure that:
Selected answer:
All personnel participate in the training at the same time
Correct answer:
concerned personnel carry out the on-board traing progamme effectively
Question asked (33810):

To maintain good relationship among the crew on board a vessel, one must be:

Selected answer:
Polite and diplomatic while talking to crew members
Correct answer:
Understanding, Co-operative, and have respect from both sides
Question asked (34333):
According to the ISGOTT definition, what is "volatility"?
Selected answer:
The tendency of a crude oil or petroleum product to ignite.
Correct answer:
The tendency of a crude oil or petroleum product to produce gas.
Question asked (34494):
To allow efficient pumping of aromatic Crude Oil cargoes, they are usually heated to
reduce their viscosity. What is the ideal maximum viscosity that is normally achieved for
this purpose?
Selected answer:
1,250 cSt (1,250 mm2/s)
Correct answer:
250 cSt (250 mm2/s)
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Question asked (420):
You are in an area of restricted visibility and hear this signal. It is repeated at two minute
intervals. What does it indicate? Selected answer:
That there is another vessel nearby, but that she is at anchor. Correct answer:

That there is another vessel nearby, that she is underway, but stopped and making no

way through the water. Question asked (832):


Which of the alternative methods of using a tug when escorting a ship through narrow
waters would be considered the most effective in the event of loosing steering power?
Selected answer:
Tug made fast forward on either shoulder, ready to push (figure 3) Correct answer:

The tug made fast on a line through the centre lead astern, (figure 4). Question asked

(840):
A ship has turned a complete circle (360 degrees) in deep water at full ahead
throughout the turn. The same ship, in the same conditions, is now to make a complete
turn (360 degrees) at half ahead throughout the turn. Would there be any difference in
the size (diameter) of the turning circle?
Selected answer:
Yes, there would be a change of shape of the turning circle; it would have an increase in
the transfer, but not the advance. Correct answer:
No, the diameter of the turning circle would be almost the same.
Question asked (932):
Who will have the authority to take charge and make appropriate decisions in the event
of a vessel emergency when transiting the Panama Canal?
Selected answer:
The ship's Master Correct answer:
The Panama Canal Authority
Question asked (2029):
A conventional tanker has most of its tanks slack during the discharging of oil cargo, it is
not of any great consequence; however, if an OBO has most of its holds slack during
discharging (or loading) of oil cargo this will:
Selected answer:
Cause extreme strain to the hull on the listed side if a list develops? Correct answer:
Likely cause a sudden or violent list due to the very large free surface in the broad
beamed holds?
Question asked (2251):
Which of the following requirements regarding on board stability data corresponds to
present regulations? (NSCL
4/12.1)
Selected answer:
Drawings and caculations documenting the stability of the ship, both in intact and all
possible damage condition. Correct answer:

A calculation example showing the use of "KG" limitation curves. Question asked

(2308):
Any ship of 10.000 tons gross tonnage and above shall be fitted with oily-water
separating equipment for the control of machinery space bilges.What kind of equipment
is required in this connection?
Selected answer:
Oily-water separating equipment only. Correct answer:

Either Oil fitting equipment, or Oily-water separating equipment, or combination of both.

Question asked (2446):


What is the correct setting of the "Anti sea clutter" control on the radar?
Selected answer:
All of the suggested answers
Correct answer:

A few sea returns remaining on the screen. Question asked (2894):


When discussing the properties of an oil cargo, what is the "wax content"? Selected
answer:
The percentage of wax, expressed as a percentage, remaining in an oil product after
distillation. Correct answer:

The percentage of paraffinic wax by volume, based on a representative sample of the

crude oil. Question asked (2943):


What is the minimum height of vent outlets of a controlled venting system from cargo
tanks? Selected answer: A height of not less than 3 m. Correct answer: A height of
not less than 6 m.
Question asked (2943):
What is the "Scantling Draught" of an Oil Tanker with segregated ballast tanks?
Selected answer:
The minimum draught amidships when in ballast condition Correct answer:
The draught for which the structural strength of the ship has been designed
Question asked (2999):
The Reid Vapour Pressure (RVP) test is a simple and generally used method for
measuring What? Selected answer:
The vapour pressure of the liquid at 38.7 degrees C. Correct answer:

The vapour pressure of the liquid at 37.8 degrees C. Question asked (3690):
How often shall crew members participate in fire drills? Selected answer: Once every
week Correct answer:
Once every month
Question asked (5536):
The log-in of an Inmarsat-C installation is important: Selected answer:
To keep watch on Sat-C for safety messages Correct answer:

To inform the NCS that one is available for messages offered Question asked

(5552):
To guarantee optimal reception of VHF-DSC-calls, every:
Selected answer:
DSC-calls are repeated untill received
Correct answer:

DSC-symbol is sent twice and checked extra by Error Check Character Question

asked (5638):
If one requires medical advice by means of an Inmarsat-C terminal one should use the
following address: Selected answer: Radiomedical Correct answer:
Question asked (6049):
" On area A3 the function "" Transmission and reception of on scene communications""
is mainly based on:"
Selected answer:
The use of MF and/or HF R/T
Correct answer:
The use of MF and/or VHF R/T
Question asked (6114):
Operator connected R/T calls are charged Selected answer:
On the basis of a six second minimum charge with one second incremental steps
Correct answer:

On the basis of a three minute minimum charge with one minute incremental steps

Question asked (10447):


The analyses of the smoke produced by a fire, may give an interpretation of that fire.
Which are the factors we should take into account? Selected answer:
There is no possible interpretation of a fire according to the smoke Correct answer:
Opacity, amount and colour
Question asked (20205):
"The steps of the embarkation ladder used must be spaced apart by a distance of:
Selected answer:
equally spaced, not less than 200 mm or more than 280 mm Correct answer:

Equally spaced and not less than 300 mm or more than 380 mm Question asked

(31373):
Which one of the listed requirements regarding service and maintenance of life-saving
appliances correspond to present regulations? Selected answer:
Maintenance and repair of all the life-saving equipments will be carried out ashore in
work shop only Correct answer:

Instructions for onboard maintenance of life-saving appliances in accordance with the

regulations shall be provided Question asked (32101):


Who is responsible for ensuring your ship completes a security assessment? Selected
answer: Flag State Administration Correct answer:
Company Security Officer
Question asked (32220):
In discussing the effeciency of a cargo pump, such as may be used on an oil tanker,
what term is usually used to describe the absolute pressure of a liquid at the inlet to a
pump minus the vapour pressure of the liquid?
Selected answer:
Effective Suction Head Pressure. Correct answer:
Net Positive Suction Head Available.
Question asked (32254):
What are the requirements for the number of portable gas measurement instrument(s)
on tankers? Selected answer:
At least 2 portable instruments for measuring flammable vapours. Correct answer:

At least 1 portable instrument for measuring flammable vapours. Question asked

(32843):
What action should be taken by the Officer of the Watch when the GPS fails? Selected
answer: Call the Master Correct answer:
Inform the technical officer responsible for the electronic navigational equipment and
continue on passage using alternative navigational methods
Question asked (33650):
It has been shown that the controlled release of oil is effective in reducing the effects of
the sea, making it possible for a rescue craft to approach survivors in the water. How
many square metres does the IAMSAR Manual suggest may be calmed by releasing
200 litres of lubricating oil slowly through a rubber hose with the outlet maintained just
above the surface while the ship proceeds at slow speed?
Selected answer:
Approx 50 square metres. Correct answer:
Approx 5,000 square metres.
Question asked (33651):
The recommended distance between parallel tracks (track spacing) in a search for a
casualty by a surface vessel varies (amongst other factors) according to visibility and
the nature of the target in the IAMSAR Manual. These distances are then normally
adjusted for prevailing weather conditions. If visibility was 5 nautical miles and you were
looking for a six-person liferaft, what would the recommended uncorrected track spacing
be?
Selected answer:
5.0 nautical miles. Correct answer:
3.6 nautical miles.
Question asked (33773):
Onboard training should be organised in such a way that: Selected answer:
It does not contravene with the rest hours of the crew Correct answer:

It is an integral part of the overall training plan Question asked (34507):


According to ISGOTT, flue gas that is produced by the burning of a fuel oil that has a
high sulphur content will typically contain which of the following amounts of sulphur
dioxide?
Selected answer:
200 ppm
Correct answer:
2,000 ppm
Installation: SCF Unicom
Name:
User ID: 2312906
Date of birth: 17.03.1973
VLADIMIR BREKHOV
Nationality:Russian Federation Academy:
CES 5.0.3838
CES version:
Test date: Test type: Level:
13.08.2010
STCW
Management
Department/Function area: Deck Vessel type/Propulsion: Oil Tanker
Batch:

Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (681):
What can be used to reduce the effect of the state of sea-waves?
Selected answer:
Foam
Correct answer:
Vegetable / Fish Oil
Question asked (1930):
ISGOTT requires that hoses used for tank-cleaning are tested for electrical continuity in
a dry condition prior to use. What is the reading that they must display?
Selected answer:
At least 8 ohms per metre length.
Correct answer:
Not greater than 6 ohms per metre length.
Question asked (1996):
If all indications are that a cargo has been received without damages, irregularities or
short shipment and the phrase "apparent good order and condition" is entered on the
Bill of Lading, what type of Bill is this said to be?
Selected answer:
A Bill of Lading completed for shipment.
Correct answer:
A clean Bill of Lading.
Question asked (3364):
Ship's personnel who assume overall charge of Crude Oil Washing operations must be
trained to the satisfaction of the Flag State administration. Which of the following is a
summary of the conditions that must be met before such persons can assume these
responsibilities?
Selected answer:
They must have at least 12 months equivalent experience on a tanker of any type,
provided at least three washing operations have been witnessed in a supernumary
capacity and be able to demonstrate full knowledge of Annex I of MARPOL 73/78.
Correct answer:
They must have at least one years appropriate experience on oil tankers, have
participated in at least two COW programmes and be fully knowledgeable of the
contents of the Operations and Equipment Manual.
Question asked (5370):
The type-indication of the radio set is mentioned in:
Selected answer:
The survey of equipment
Correct answer:
The safety certificate
Question asked (5501):
During a telex-connection with a subscriber it is:
Selected answer:
Obligatory to send the indication 'msg' at the beginning of the message
Correct answer:
Recommended at the beginning and at the end of the message-transport to exchanges
'answer back's'
Question asked (5559):
On board a DSC-call is to be made in case of an OBS. Choose the category:
Selected answer:
Safety
Correct answer:
Routine
Question asked (5723):
The "clarifier" has only effect during:
Selected answer:
Transmitting in mode H3E
Correct answer:
Receiving in mode J3E
Question asked (5724):

When during transmitting the display of a radiotelephone-installation shows a decrease

intransmitting power it is: Selected answer:


An adjustment of the semi-duplex transmitting power
Correct answer:
An indication of aerial problem
Question asked (5766):
The proper operation of an Inmost C-terminal can be tested by:
Selected answer:
Requesting a "self test"
Correct answer:
Doing a "link test"
Question asked (6110):
How will you start a cancelling message after you send by mistake a distress call on
your VHF DSC equipment
Selected answer:
MAYDAY - All Stations - This is ""SAINT-ROMAIN
Correct answer:
" All Stations - This is ""SAINT-ROMAIN
Question asked (31029):
What does ISM stand for?
Selected answer:
Internal Ship Safety Management
Correct answer:
The International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution
Prevention
Question asked (31509):
How often should the lifeboat wire falls be turned and renewed?
Selected answer:
Renewed every three years
Correct answer:
Turned at intervals of not more than 30 months and renewed every 5 years
Question asked (31525):
What is the minimum number of channels required for the portable two-way VHF's for
survival craft?
Selected answer:
Channels 16 & 12
Correct answer:
Channels 6, 13 & 16
Question asked (31601):
Your vessel has been in collision and it is uncertain whether the vessel has the required
residual stability to remain afloat. After sounding the general alarm on board and
informing the nearest Coast Radio Station of your situation, what other immediate steps
should be taken?
Selected answer:
Sound round the vessel and calculate the changes in stability due to the lost buoyancy,
to determine if the final residual positive stability is sufficient to remain afloat.
Correct answer:
Complete soundings of all compartments to determine the number of compartments
flooded. Check the vessels stability limitations within its statutory loadline requirements
to determine if still adequate.
Question asked (32206):
A tanker in ballast, having recently left the discharge port is involved in a collision. The
two vessels are still interlocked after the collision and a survey of the ships gives all
crew members are safe and the damage is focussed to the vicinity of the impact. What
should be the greatest concern at this time?
Selected answer:
The vessels moving together will create even greater damage to their structures.
Correct answer:
The ships moving together in the swell/seaway will cause a spark and consequently an
explosion.
Question asked (33652):
What type of search pattern is recommended in the IAMSAR Manual as most effective
when the location of the search object is known within relatively close limits?
Selected answer:
Parallel Sweep Search.
Correct answer:
Expanding Square Search.
Question asked (33663):

The reporting of incidents involving harmful substances and / or marine pollutants is

regulated under which international guidelines? Selected answer:


The UN Convention on the Reporting of Accidents and Incidents which Present a
Hazard to the Marine Environment 2004.
Correct answer:
Protocol I of MARPOL 73/78.
Question asked (33677):

During the 5-yearly overhaul and operational test of a lifeboat on-load release gear, to

what level should the gear be load tested? Selected answer:


1.25 times the total mass of the lifeboat when loaded with its full complement of persons
and equipment.
Correct answer:
1.1 times the total mass of the lifeboat when loaded with its full complement of persons
and equipment.
Question asked (33934):

Which of the below structures of bulk carriers are considered critical? Selected

answer:
Longitudinal deck plating outside hatches
Correct answer:
Upper and lower connection of main side frames
Question asked (33937):

What type of dynamic forces may cause indent in plating on forecastle deck and main

deck in way of pillars inside forecastle? Selected answer:


Slamming in way of flat bottom forward of light draught
Correct answer:
Pressure forces caused by green water on deck
Question asked (34340):
Hydrogen sulphide is a component associated with crude oil cargoes. At which of the
following concentrations will dizziness, headache, nausea, etc occur within 15 minutes,
followed by loss of consciousness and possibly death, after 30-60 minutes exposure?
Selected answer:
200-300 ppm.
Correct answer:
500-700 ppm.
Question asked (34344):
MARPOL Annex VI and IMO MSC Circ 585 "Standards for Vapour Emission Control
Systems" require that PA/ valves in such a system on an oil tanker should relieve the
pressure or vacuum once they reach specified levels in a cargo tank. The design is
approved by the administration, but what are the usual pressure and vacuum levels
required to activate the PA/ valves?
Selected answer:
Pressure: 3.2 psi (0.22 bar) Vacuum: 1 psi (0.069 bar)
Correct answer:
Pressure: 1 psi (0.069 bar) Vacuum: 0.5 psi (0.034 bar)
Question asked (34505):
According to ISGOTT, when in-service testing a hose used for cargo transfer on an oil
tanker (and for which the elongation of the hose assembly when new was greater than
2.5%), what is the maximum permitted elongation before the hose must be withdrawn
from service?
Selected answer:
Not less than 1.5 times the temporary elongation measured when the hose assembly
was new, as documented in the manufacurer's certificate.
Correct answer:
Not more than 1.5 times the temporary elongation measured when the hose assembly
was new, as documented in the manufacturer's certificate.
Installation: Name: User ID: Date of birth: Nationality: Academy: Batch:
SCF Unicom VLADIMIR BREKHOV 2312906 17.03.1973 Russian Federation
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Department/Function area: Deck Vessel type/Propulsion: Oil Tanker
Question asked (187):
IMO MSC.1/Circ 1321 requires that cargo pump rooms on oil tankers shall be
mechanically ventilated, using non-sparking suction type fans. What is the minimum
number of changes of air per hour that a ventilation system must deliver?
Selected answer:
At least 15 per hour. Correct answer:
At least 20 per hour.
Question asked (2147):
According to the OCIMF Ship to Ship Transfer Guide (Petroleum), which of the following
is the required state of readiness on oil tankers engaged in a cargo transfer?
Selected answer:
The duty engineers of both vessels must be available to prepare the respective main
engines for use throughout the transfer operation. Correct answer:
The main engines of both vessels should be ready for immediate use.
Question asked (2316):
MARPOL 73/78 - Annex IV. Your ship has in operation an approved sewage treatment
plant certified by the Administration. During discharge, while vessel is awaiting pilot off
Cape Henry, USA, the surrounding water is discoloured. What kind of action would be
appropriate to take? Selected answer:
Continue discharge since Annex IV of MARPOL is internationally not yet in force.
Correct answer: Stop discharge.
Question asked (2446):
What is the correct setting of the "Anti sea clutter" control on the radar? Selected
answer:
No sea returns left on the screen which may confuse with small target echoes near the
ship. Correct answer:
A few sea returns remaining on the screen.
Question asked (5535):
An Inmarsat-C terminal is suitable for: Selected answer: Telex only Correct answer:
Store and forward message
Question asked (5626):
When may a call for radio medical advice be preceded by the urgency-signal: Selected
answer:
Always
Correct answer:
In urgent cases
Question asked (5863):
When initially setting up the GPS to provide positions for use with a paper chart, what
Chart Datum should be selected? Selected answer:
Select the datum stated on the chart in use Correct answer:
Select WGS84 and when plotting on the chart apply the stated corrections.
Question asked (20348):
A rocket parachute flare reaches an altitude of Selected answer: not less than 40m
Correct answer:
not less than 300m
Question asked (32003):
What is a Continuous Synopsis Record? Selected answer:
A plan for continuous maintenance of security equipment Correct answer:
A record of the vessels history
Question asked (32249):
According to MARPOL there are requirements regarding minimum amidships draught
for crude oil tankers in ballast condition. What is the formula for calculating minimum
draught amidships?
Selected answer:
2.0 + 0.02L Correct answer:
2.0 + 0.02L
Question asked (32253):
What is the purpose of "expansion couplings" on the longitudinal pipelines of oil
tankers? Selected answer:
To allow the pipeline to expand when loading a hot cargo through the pipeline. Correct
answer:
To allow the pipelines to follow the ships flexing movement when pitching.
Question asked (32255):
A system for the continuous monitoring of the concentration of hydrocarbon gas shall be
fitted in cargo pump-rooms of oil tankers. A continuous alarm shall be automatically
activated when the hydrocarbon gas concentration reaches a pre-set level. What are
the criteria for pre-setting the alarm level?
Selected answer:
No higher than 5% of LEL. Correct answer:
No higher than 10% of LEL.
Question asked (32420):
The engines have failed and will require at least 24 hours to be available as a reliable
means of propulsion. Your vessel is about 20 miles off the coast in a tidal area. What
are the initial steps that should be taken to ensure the safety of the ship?
Selected answer:
Display NUC lights and inform the nearest Coast Guard of you predicament. Correct
answer:

Display NUC lights and investigate the tidal flow over the next 24 hours and the

probable drift of the vessel. Question asked (32843):


What action should be taken by the Officer of the Watch when the GPS fails? Selected
answer: Call the Master Correct answer:
Inform the technical officer responsible for the electronic navigational equipment and
continue on passage using alternative navigational methods
Question asked (33662):
In discussing segregation, the IMDG Code defines what it means by the term
"separated from". Which of the following is that definition? Selected answer:
Either in a vertical or horizontal separation: if the intervening decks are not resistant to
fire and liquid, then only in a longitudinal separation is acceptable. For "on deck"
stowage, this means a distance of at least 12 metres. This distance also applies to one
package stowed "on deck" and another in an upper compartment. Correct answer:
In different compartments or holds when stowed "under deck". Provided an intervening
deck is resistent to fire and liquid, a vertical separation may be accepted as equivalent.
For "on deck" stowage, this segregation means a distance of at least 6 metres.
Question asked (33675):
When a Classification Society surveyor identifies corrosion, structural defects or
damage to the hull of a vessel, machinery and / or any
piece of equipment which, based on the society's rules and in the opinion of the
surveyor affects the ship's class, which of the following is
that surveyor likely to issue?
Selected answer:
A Notification of Detention.
Correct answer:
A Condition of Class.
Question asked (34289):
In describing the characteristics of oil cargoes or oil / water slops, what is a
'mercaptan'? Selected answer:
A chemical additive blended with crude oil to inhibit the natural "rotton egg" smell
associated with certain grades.
Correct answer:
A colourless, odorous gas, with a smell similar to rotting cabbage and which is
generated naturally by the degredation of natural organisms, as may be found where
water has remained under oil for a long time.
Question asked (34493):
What is the approximate API gravity of Arabian Light Crude? Selected answer: 27
degrees. Correct answer:
33 degrees.
Question asked (34503):
Depending on density or API, an error measurement of 0.1 degree Fahrenheit in a tank
containing 50,000 cubic metres (314,491 barrels) of oil will result in which of the
following volumes?
Selected answer:
7 cubic metres (44 barrels). Correct answer:
25 cubic metres (157 barrels).
Question asked (34505):
According to ISGOTT, when in-service testing a hose used for cargo transfer on an oil
tanker (and for which the elongation of the hose assembly when new was greater than
2.5%), what is the maximum permitted elongation before the hose must be withdrawn
from service?
Selected answer:
Not less than 1.5 times the temporary elongation measured when the hose assembly
was new, as documented in the manufacurer's certificate.
Correct answer:
Not more than 1.5 times the temporary elongation measured when the hose assembly
was new, as documented in the manufacturer's certificate.
Installation: SCF Unicom
YURIY SOPIN
User ID: 7815639
Date of birth: 22.04.1965
CES version: Test date: Test type: Level:
CES 5.0.3838
09.08.2010
STCW
Name:
Management
Department/Function area: Deck Vessel type/Propulsion: Oil Tanker
Nationality: Russian Federation Academy:
Batch:

Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (1930):
Testing of tank cleaning hoses. All hoses supplied for tank washing machines should be
tested for electrical continuity in a dry condition prior to use. What are the maximum
ohms per metre length?
Selected answer:
8 ohms per metre length.
Correct answer:
6 ohms per metre length.
Question asked (2999):

The Reid Vapour Pressure (RVP) test is a simple and generally used method for

measuring What? Selected answer:


The vapour pressure of the liquid at 38.7 degrees C.
Correct answer:
The vapour pressure of the liquid at 37.8 degrees C.
Question asked (3006):
According to OPA 90 there are requirements that vessels with an overall length of 400 ft
or more must carry appropriate equipment and supplies for the containment and
removal of at least?
Selected answer:
15 barrels.
Correct answer:
12 barrels.
Question asked (5681):
The transmitting receiving method, when both stations can transmit and receive at the
same time is called:
Selected answer:
Simplex
Correct answer:
Duplex
Question asked (6116):
Messages sent via INMARSAT C are charged:
Selected answer:
On the basis of a six second minimum charge with six second incremental steps
Correct answer:
On the number of kilobits of information transmitted per block of 256 bits
Question asked (6117):

The names and addresses of accounting authorities can be found in : Selected

answer:
The ITU List of Callsigns and Numerical Identities of Stations used by the Maritime
Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services
Correct answer:
The ITU List of Ship Stations
Question asked (10325):
*When should a crew member joining a ship for the first time be given some training and
instructions in the use of the ship's fire-fighting appliances ?
Selected answer:
As soon as possible but not later than 24 hours after he joins the ship
Correct answer:
As soon as possible but not later than 2 weeks after he joins the ship
Question asked (31373):
Which one of the listed requirements regarding service and maintenance of life-saving
appliances correspond to present regulations?
Selected answer:
At least one member of the crew shall hold a repairman certificate for life-saving
equipment
Correct answer:
Instructions for onboard maintenance of life-saving appliances in accordance with the
regulations shall be provided
Question asked (31589):
The Training Manual shall contain instructions and information on the life-saving
appliances and the best method of survival. The training manual shall contain detailed
explanations of crew duties in relation to emergency situations. Which of the following
tasks or duties shall be included in the manual according to present regulations?
Selected answer:
The use of escape routes and other escape methodes.
Correct answer:
The use of the ship's line throwing apparatus.
Question asked (32114):
Eavesdropping and phone taps are examples of which threat to information security?
Selected answer:
Terrorism
Correct answer:
Espionage
Question asked (32253):

What is the purpose of "expansion couplings" on the longitudinal pipelines of oil

tankers? Selected answer:


To prevent the pipeline from cracking when the ship suffers from Racking stresses.
Correct answer:
To allow the pipelines to follow the ships flexing movement when pitching.
Question asked (32256):
One or more pressure/vacuum-breaking devices shall be provided on the vent mains to
prevent the cargo tanks from being subject to a positive and negative pressure. What is
the normal pre-set point for negative pressure?
Selected answer:
A negative pressure in excess of 200 mm water gauge.
Correct answer:
A negative pressure in excess of 700 mm water gauge.
Question asked (32421):
Your vessel is progressing within a Traffic Separation Scheme and receives a
navigational warning of another vessel progressing the wrong way within the scheme.
What actions should be taken on the bridge, if any?
Selected answer:
Slow down your vessel and proceed with caution, posting extra lookouts.
Correct answer:
Use the Arpa for early identification of all other ship movements within the traffic lane
and give rogue vessel a wide berth
Question asked (33665):
What type of Bill of Lading covers "door to door" shipment?
Selected answer:
A Destination Bill of Lading.
Correct answer:
A Through Bill of Lading.
Question asked (33679):
Where would you look for information on the ratings applied to a vessel's fire ratings on
her bulkheads, based on SOLAS requirements?
Selected answer:
The MODU Safety Certificate.
Correct answer:
The Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate.
Question asked (34340):
Hydrogen sulphide is a component associated with crude oil cargoes. At which of the
following concentrations will dizziness, headache, nausea, etc occur within 15 minutes,
followed by loss of consciousness and possibly death, after 30-60 minutes exposure?
Selected answer:
1,000 - 2,000 ppm.
Correct answer:
500-700 ppm.
Question asked (34502):
Fluid-driven eductors (as commonly found on crude oil tankers), operate on a principle
known as Bernoulli's principle. What does that state?
Selected answer:
The increase in pressure at the eductor inlet is inversely proportional to the decrease in
pressure as measured at the discharge orifice.
Correct answer:
The speed of a moving fluid increases as the pressure in the fluid decreases.
Question asked (34503):
Depending on density or API, an error measurement of 0.1 degree Fahrenheit in a tank
containing 50,000 cubic metres (314,491 barrels) of oil will result in which of the
following volumes?
Selected answer:
16.5 cubic metres (104 barrels).
Correct answer:
25 cubic metres (157 barrels).
Installation: Name: User ID: Date of birth: Nationality: Academy: Batch:
SCF Unicom
IGOR VALERYEVICH KARPOV
2311749
24.03.1974
Russian Federation
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Department/Function area: Deck Vessel type/Propulsion: Oil Tanker
Question asked (772):
Your ship is approaching the berth as illustrated and has a right handed propeller and
no thrusters. What could be a method to retain full control of the vessel as it comes
alongside?
Selected answer:
Reduce speed by going astern on the engines.
Correct answer:
Let go starboard anchor to about 1 shackle on deck
Question asked (809):
The ship is approaching shallow water where the Under Keel Clearance will reduce to
about 0.25 of the ship's draught. Which of the following answers most accurately
summarizes the aspects to be considered when deciding a suitable speed?
Selected answer:
Don't know
Correct answer:
All of the suggested answers
Question asked (1017):
According to 33 CFR 156, oil tankers trading in US waters are required to test and
document the testing of cargo transfer hoses and transfer pipe system. What is the
minimum requirement when testing these components?
Selected answer:
That no leakage occurs at the nominal anticipated working pressure.
Correct answer:
That no leakage occurs under static liquid pressure of at least 1.5 times the maximum
allowable working pressure.
Question asked (1375):
Which PPM is allowed for discharging of "Bilge Water" overboard?
Selected answer:
0 PPM
Correct answer:
15 PPM
Question asked (1657):
Presence of water in the fluid for COW may result in excessive electrostatic generation.
To avoid this, any tank supplying crude to the COW system must first be discharged by
at least?
Selected answer:
2 metres
Correct answer:
1 metre
Question asked (1996):
If all indications are that a cargo has been received without damages, irregularities or
short shipment and the phrase "apparent good order and condition" is entered on the
Bill of Lading, what type of Bill is this said to be?
Selected answer:
A Due Title Bill of Lading.
Correct answer:
A clean Bill of Lading.
Question asked (2027):
An OBO or 0/0 carrier, due to the movement of liquid in a cargo hold during rough
weather, the possibility of liquid entering the inert gas piping is great. To avoid this U-
bends are sometimes fitted on the line emerging from the hatch coaming. These bends
generally have a drain cock at the bottom. These cocks should be:
Selected answer:
Opened and checked every day irrespective of the weather?
Correct answer:
Opened after rough weather or before loading/discharging or transferring cargo to check
for liquid accumulation and contents drained into a drip pan.
Question asked (2067):
At what calendar interval must lilting appliances on board a vessel be suitably tested by
a competent person?
Selected answer:
2 years.
Correct answer:
5 years.
Question asked (2251):

Which of the following requirements regarding on board stability data corresponds to

present regulations? (NSCL

4/12.1)

Selected answer:
Drawings and caculations documenting the stability of the ship, both in intact and all
possible damage condition.
Correct answer:
A calculation example showing the use of "KG" limitation curves.
Question asked (2312):
MARPOL 73/78 - Annex V. Disposal of garbage outside "Special Areas". After
unpacking spares, you are left with a limited amount of packing materials. What will be
the nearest distance to land for disposal into the sea of this materials?
Selected answer:
12 miles
Correct answer:
25 miles
Question asked (2753):
Shipboard Emergency Drills must be carried out at least (OPA-9C))
Selected answer:
Once every six months
Correct answer:
Once a month
Question asked (2797):

What does MARPOL 73/78 require in respect of the contents of lines and pumps on an

oil tanker at the completion of discharge? Selected answer:


That they be drained directly (and only) to shore.
Correct answer:
That they be drained and then pumped either ashore, or to a cargo tank or slop tank on
board.
Question asked (2933):
Which international convention deals with pollution prevention?
Selected answer:
SOLAS.
Correct answer:
MARPOL 73/78.
Question asked (5478):
By the term "Stand by" the operator of a coast-station means that one should:
Selected answer:
Give the position of the ship
Correct answer:
Wait until the coast-station calls again
Question asked (5528):
Inmarsat Telex Service code '33' can be used:
Selected answer:
To ask for radio medical advice
Correct answer:
When technical problems are experienced with the Inmarsat-terminal
Question asked (5535):
An Inmarsat-C terminal is suitable for:
Selected answer:
Telephony, telex, fax and data
Correct answer:
Store and forward message
Question asked (5562):
When a coastguard-station wants to send a gale-warning by DSC it will happen in the
category:
Selected answer:
Security
Correct answer:
Safety
Question asked (5604):

The MF/HF-transceiver on board is tuned to the assigned frequency of a station. To

make this connection the following mode is used: Selected answer:


Correct answer:
J3E
Question asked (5688):
The PTT-switch must be:
Selected answer:
Pressed in constantly to work simplex
Correct answer:
Pressed in during speaking only to work semi-duplex
Question asked (5766):
The proper operation of an Inmost C-terminal can be tested by:
Selected answer:
Sending a message to MF DSC
Correct answer:
Doing a "link test"
Question asked (5863):

When initially setting up the GPS to provide positions for use with a paper chart, what

Chart Datum should be selected? Selected answer:


WGS84 and plot the readout position directly on the chart
Correct answer:
Select WGS84 and when plotting on the chart apply the stated corrections.
Question asked (5879):
When planning a voyage crossing large oceans, which of the following answers would
most suitably cover the most critical aspects to be considered when deciding the
courses to steer?
Selected answer:
The passage time to the destination; the anticipated bunkers used and the need to
arrive within prescribed schedule
Correct answer:
The anticipated weather and the need for weather routing. The distances gained by
sailing by great circle. The ship's draught and the loadline limits
Question asked (5895):
Which class of emission is used for ARQ NBDP transmissions ?
Selected answer:
J3E
Correct answer:
F1B
Question asked (20204):
The steps of the embarkation ladder used must be proportioned as it follows:
Selected answer:
Don't know
Correct answer:
length = 480 mm, breadth = 115 mm, depth = 25 mm
Question asked (20205):
"The steps of the embarkation ladder used must be spaced apart by a distance of:
Selected answer:
200 mm
Correct answer:
Equally spaced and not less than 300 mm or more than 380 mm
Question asked (20347):

The operating mode of a pyrotechnic signal depends essentially on: Selected answer:
The fact that the user is on board a liferaft, a lifeboat or ship
Correct answer:
Instructions or diagrams printed on its casing by the manufacturer
Question asked (31303):
With respect to the ISM, what training in additional to lifeboat and fire drills must be
carried out?
Selected answer:
The boat drill and fire drill should be adequate to meet your needs
Correct answer:
Familiarization, and other drills identified as necessary by the ship
Question asked (31406):
The training manual shall contain instructions and information in easily understood
terms and illustrated wherever possible. Which of the following objects have to be
explained in detail in the manual according to present regulations?
Selected answer:
Donning of fire protection clothing
Correct answer:
Donning of lifejackets and immersion suits
Question asked (31486):
HEL-H is the abbreviation of a heavy helicopter radius of action for rescue purposes.
What do you think the radius and evacuating capacity of the helicopter is?
Selected answer:
100 nm and capacity for evacuating more than 10 persons.
Correct answer:
200 nm and capacity for evacuating more then 15 persons.
Question asked (31605):

Your vessel is involved in a collision with another vessel. What should you as Master tell

the Master on the other vessel? Selected answer:


Explain your actions prior to the collision and request details of actions taken by the
other vessel which resulted in the collision.
Correct answer:
Name; Port of registry; Port of destination of your vessel.
Question asked (32112):
Who is responsible for completing the DoS on behalf of the ship?
Selected answer:
Chief Engineer
Correct answer:
Ship Security Officer
Question asked (32119):
Which type of profiling is used to obtain information about rival companies and their
employees?
Selected answer:
General
Correct answer:
Industrial
Question asked (32250):
Every oil tanker of 5,000 tonnes deadweight and above delivered on or after 1 February
2002 shall comply with intact stability. What is the minimum GM (metacentric height)
when the vessel is in port?
Selected answer:
Not less than 0.25 m
Correct answer:
Not less than 0.15 m
Question asked (33613):

What do the shapes that this vessel is displaying tell us about here? Selected answer:
That she is not under command, but is still making way through the water. She is seen
head-on, but we do not know her length, although it is probably over 50 metres.
Correct answer:
That she is not under command and not making way through the water. She is seen
head-on, but we do not know her length.
Question asked (33645):
What does regulation 33 of chapter V of SOLAS require?
Selected answer:
A Rescue Coordination Centre, under the license and control of a contracting
government shall, after due consultation with the owner or operator, have the right to
requistion any vessel it deems appropriate to a search and rescue operation.
Correct answer:
The master of a ship at sea which is in a position to be able to provide assistance on
receiving information from any source that persons are in distress at sea, is bound to
proceed with all speed to their assistance, if possible informing them or the search and
rescue service that the ship is doing so.
Question asked (33647):
If a master initially responds to a distress but then, in special circumstances, decides

not to proceed, what must he then do? Selected answer:


Contact the SAR Mission Co-ordinator and secure his written agreement to the release
of his vessel from the operation.
Correct answer:
Inform the appropriate search and rescue authorities of his decision and enter the
reason in the ship's logbook.
Question asked (33658):
One particular group of hazardous goods is highlighted by the IMDG Code as potentially
being the most dangerous for carriage. Which of the following is it?
Selected answer:
Toxic substances.
Correct answer:
Organic peroxides.
Question asked (33679):
Where would you look for information on the ratings applied to a vessel's fire ratings on
her bulkheads, based on SOLAS requirements?
Selected answer:
The Safety Management Certificate.
Correct answer:
The Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate.
Question asked (33707):
What is the master's position if he is asked to load a container that is incorrectly
manifested, but which is believed to contain dangerous goods, about which insufficient
information is supplied?
Selected answer:
He must load it, but immediately advise his operations department and request full
information.
Correct answer:
He has the authority to refuse it.
Question asked (33774):
It is the Master's responsibility to ensure that:
Selected answer:
All information reagrding the onboard training is given to the ship manager
Correct answer:
concerned personnel carry out the on-board traing progamme effectively
Question asked (33936):
When does a bulk carrier experience extreme tension in bottom structure during fast
rate loading?
Selected answer:
During ballasting at sea
Correct answer:
During loading of heavy cargo in midship hold
Question asked (34336):
According to ISGOTT, which of the following indicates the approximate density ratio of
undiluted gas, in relation to air, from a typical crude oil?
Selected answer:
0.8 times that of the air (assuming atmospheric pressure above 1000 mb).
Correct answer:
1.5 times that of the air.
Question asked (34340):
Hydrogen sulphide is a component associated with crude oil cargoes. At which of the
following concentrations will dizziness, headache, nausea, etc occur within 15 minutes,
followed by loss of consciousness and possibly death, after 30-60 minutes exposure?
Selected answer:
50-70 ppm.
Correct answer:
500-700 ppm.
Question asked (34347):

By which method is the Vapour Pressure of Crude Oil determined? Selected answer:
The True Vapour Pressure value is always used.
Correct answer:
The Reid Closed Test method.
Question asked (34502):
Fluid-driven eductors (as commonly found on crude oil tankers), operate on a principle
known as Bernoulli's principle. What does that state?
Selected answer:
The discharge rate is inversely proportional to the pressure applied in the drive inlet.
Correct answer:
The speed of a moving fluid increases as the pressure in the fluid decreases.
Installation: SCF Unicom
Name:
User ID: 2311749
Date of birth: 24.03.1974
IGOR VALERYEVICH KARPOV
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Management
Department/Function area: Deck Vessel type/Propulsion: Oil Tanker
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Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (1017):
According to 33 CFR 156, oil tankers trading in US waters are required to test and
document the testing of cargo transfer hoses and transfer pipe system. What is the
minimum requirement when testing these components?
Selected answer:
That no leakage occurs under dynamic fluid pressure of less than 1.5 times the
maximum allowable working pressure. Correct answer:

That no leakage occurs under static liquid pressure of at least 1.5 times the maximum

allowable working pressure. Question asked (1049):


What is the most probable place that any oil will flow over the ship's side in case of an
overflow during loading/discharging? Selected answer:
Near the hatch of the tank being loaded/discharged Correct answer:
Aft part of the tank-deck
Question asked (1076):
What does the term OIL mean, as used in the Oil Pollution Regulations? Selected
answer: Fuel oil
Correct answer:
All of the mentioned
Question asked (1897):
The portable walkie talkies required to be carried by GMDSS regulations should have
which channels as a minimum? Selected answer: Channel 16 only Correct answer:
Channels 6, 13 & 16
Question asked (1942):
In most ports, tankers are required to discharge in enclosed atmosphere.What is the
required capacity of the I.G.Blowers in relation to cargo pumps ?
Selected answer:
100 pct.?
Correct answer:
125 pct?
Question asked (2029):
A conventional tanker has most of its tanks slack during the discharging of oil cargo, it is
not of any great consequence; however, if an OBO has most of its holds slack during
discharging (or loading) of oil cargo this will:
Selected answer:
Have not much effect on stability as these vessels are designed for such conditions?
Correct answer:
Likely cause a sudden or violent list due to the very large free surface in the broad

beamed holds? Question asked (2451):


Why should Ground Stabilised True Motion display mode be avoided when using the
Arpa for anti-collision purposes Selected answer:
The true vector can never give an indication of collision risk with another ship Correct
answer:

The collision regulations are based on ship courses through the water. Question

asked (2753):
Shipboard Emergency Drills must be carried out at least (OPA-9C)) Selected answer:
Once every six months Correct answer:
Once a month
Question asked (2948):
In respect of washings from the cargo area of an oil tanker, what is the maximum
instantaneous rate of oil that can be discharged into the sea when a vessel is outside a
special area, proceeding en route, has in operation a monitoring and control system for
the discharge of oil and is located more than 50 nautical miles from the nearest land?
Selected answer:
300 litres per nautical mile. Correct answer:
30 litres per nautical mile.
Question asked (3005):
Some centrifugal cargo pumps on oil tankers are designed with an automatic stripping
system, which allows the cargo tank to fully discharge its contents. By what principle
does such a stripping system operate?
Selected answer:
On the principle that if the suction is fitted low enough in the cargo oil tank and a
specified minimum trim is maintained, suction will be available until the tank is
completely discharged.
Correct answer:

On the basis that, if cargo vapour can be stopped from entering the cargo pump suction

inlet, the flow will continue without cavitation. Question asked (3006):
According to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA-90), oil carrying vessels trading in U.S.
waters are required to carry oil spill clean up equipment for the containment and
removal of on-deck spills. For a vessel of over 400 feet (121.9 metres) in length, what
volume of oil must they be able to handle?
Selected answer:
1 barrel (0.16 cubic metre). Correct answer:
12 barrels (1.91 cubic metres).
Question asked (3233):
How many annexes do we find in MARPOL 73/78 and what is the content of annex 1 ?
Selected answer:
We find 5 annexes in MARPOL 73/78 and annex 1 is the regulations for the prevention
of pollution by sewage Correct answer:

We find 6 annexes in MARPOL 73/78 and annex 1 is the regulations for the prevention

of pollution by oil Question asked (5406):


A vessel is equipped for all sea areas. In the middle of the Indian Ocean the EGC-
receiver appears out of order. Is it still possible to receive MSI-messages?
Selected answer:
Yes, with the MF/HF-DSC Correct answer:
Yes, with the MF/HF-radio telex
Question asked (5475):
To inform ship of coast-stations messages, coast-stations give at fixed times: Selected
answer:
A list of all the messages for each vessel Correct answer:

A traffic list with the call-sign of the ships involved in alphabetical numerical sequence

Question asked (5493):


The input of an area code prefix in (radio)telex-traffic: Selected answer:
Not necessary, area code prefixes are same for each country Correct answer: Differs
for each country
Question asked (5517):
A message is send by the Inmarset C-set. The land earth station will: Selected
answer:
The sender has to confirm delivery by sending another separate message Correct
answer:

Only send a positive delivery notification (PDN) to the sender if the sender requested,

so in the send menu Question asked (5579):


The number of frequencies on which a MF/HF-DSC distress alert multi-frequency call
attempt can be transmitted is: Selected answer:
Correct answer:
Question asked (5611):
At sea red rocket signals are seen. This is not reported by radio. You have to begin the
distress alert procedure via VHF with the term:
Selected answer:
Distress alert
Correct answer:
MAYDAY RELAY
Question asked (5638):
If one requires medical advice by means of an Inmarsat-C terminal one should use the
following address: Selected answer: Radiomedical Correct answer:
Question asked (5653):
When a character in the NAVTEX message sent is not received in the Selected
answer:
the message will not be printed at all until, with repeated transmission, Correct
answer:

Nothing or a special character will be printed Question asked (5729):


The whip-antenna of the MF transceiver was lost in bad weather. The MF-transceiver
can be used again: Selected answer:
If instead of the whip-antenna, another whip-antenna such as the spare VHF antenna is
connected Correct answer:
If the whip-antenna is replaced by an antenna of about the same length as the original
one
Question asked (5795):
Testing a SART is permitted: Selected answer: Only in the workshop Correct
answer:

At sea, outside territorial waters, and in port or harbour Question asked (5883):
What is understood by the term "Balanced Rudder"? Selected answer:
A rudder with equal rudder area forward and aft of the turning axis, the turning axis
Correct answer:
proper way:
it can be automatically compared and corrected

being at the geometrical centre of the rudder area the load on the steering motor.
A rudder with part of the rudder area forward of the turning axis, therefore reducing
Question asked (31029):
What does ISM stand for? Selected answer: Internal Ship Safety Management
Correct answer:

The International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution

Prevention Question asked (31525):


What is the minimum number of channels required for the portable two-way VHF's for
survival craft? Selected answer: Channel 16 only Correct answer:
Channels 6, 13 & 16
Question asked (32136):
The best way to prevent stowaways from boarding your ship is to: Selected answer:
Search the ship when you arrive at port and again just after leaving. Correct answer:

"Seal spaces that are not in use while in port, and perform a search of the ship before

leaving." Question asked (32220):


In discussing the effeciency of a cargo pump, such as may be used on an oil tanker,
what term is usually used to describe the absolute pressure of a liquid at the inlet to a
pump minus the vapour pressure of the liquid?
Selected answer:
Effective Suction Head Pressure. Correct answer:
Net Positive Suction Head Available.
Question asked (32251):
What is the requirement regarding number of slop tanks on oil tankers of 70,000 tons
and above delivered after 31 December 1979?
Selected answer:
Shall be provided with 1 slop tank.
Correct answer:

Shall be provided with at least 2 slop tanks. Question asked (32436):


The effective stability of a tug, when assisting a vessel to manoeuvre, can be decreased
by hydrodynamic interaction with the ship it is assisting. Where is the most dangerous
position of the tug relative to the ship, for this adverse affect to be found?
Selected answer:
The most dangerous position is where the tug approaches the stern of the larger vessel
and enters into its associated positive pressure field.
Correct answer:
The most dangerous position is where the tug approaches the bow rounding the forward
shoulder of the larger vessel.
Question asked (32844):
What special equipment can often provide assistance in locating a survival craft or man
overboard and in the water? Selected answer: A RACON Correct answer: A SART
Question asked (33651):
The recommended distance between parallel tracks (track spacing) in a search for a
casualty by a surface vessel varies (amongst other factors) according to visibility and
the nature of the target in the IAMSAR Manual. These distances are then normally
adjusted for prevailing weather conditions. If visibility was 5 nautical miles and you were
looking for a six-person liferaft, what would the recommended uncorrected track spacing
be?
Selected answer:
5.0 nautical miles. Correct answer:
3.6 nautical miles.
Question asked (33658):
One particular group of hazardous goods is highlighted by the IMDG Code as potentially
being the most dangerous for carriage. Which of the following is it?
Selected answer:
Toxic substances. Correct answer:
Organic peroxides.
Question asked (33659):
Which of these definitions is that of a "Marine Pollutant" under the IMDG Code?
Selected answer:
A substance which is subject to the provisions of Chapter V of SOLAS 1974, as
amended. Correct answer:

A substance which is subject to the provisions of Annex III of MARPOL 73/78, as

amended. Question asked (33676):


During the survey of Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) equipment, which
document must be available to the surveyor to demonstrate compliance with SOLAS?
Selected answer:
The Certificate of Compliance with SOLAS V/19-1, bearing the serial number of the
equipment installation. Correct answer:

A report giving the result of the Conformance Test, issued by the Classification Society

on behalf of the Flag State Authority. Question asked (33678):


At what calendar interval is a "Special Survey" required? Selected answer: Every 2
1/2 years. Correct answer:
5 years.
Question asked (33708):
By what formula is the displacement vessel; Cb = Block Coefficient; Cw
Selected answer:
W = L x B x d x C b Correct answer:
W = LxBxdx RD
Question asked (33772):
The majority of convensions adopted under the auspices of IMO fall into which of the
three main categories: Selected answer:
There are no conentions that fall under IMO Correct answer:

Maritime Safety, Prevention of Marine pollution, Liability and compensation Question

asked (33936):
When does a bulk carrier experience extreme tension in bottom structure during fast
rate loading? Selected answer:
During correct loading pattern but with heavy cargo Correct answer:

During loading of heavy cargo in midship hold Question asked (34340):


Hydrogen sulphide is a component associated with crude oil cargoes. At which of the
following concentrations will dizziness, headache, nausea, etc occur within 15 minutes,
followed by loss of consciousness and possibly death, after 30-60 minutes exposure?
Selected answer:
50-70 ppm. Correct answer:
500-700 ppm.
Question asked (34499):
By the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship's Ballast Water
and Sediments, oil tankers are required to have a ballast water exchange plan that
involves replacing ballast taken onboard at the previous port. What percentage
volumetric exchange must be achieved? Selected answer:
Correct answer:
Question asked (34511):
Certain oil cargoes, such as aviation turbine kerosenes or diesel oils, are specifically
noted in ISGOTT as having an inherent hazard that requires ship's staff to monitor tanks
containing them when on passage. What is that hazard?
Selected answer:
calculated? W = Displacement; L = length; B = Breadth; D = depth of
= Coefficient of waterplane; RD = relative density;
They can release acidic elements when the ship is passing through tropical sea areas
and the sea temperature rises above 30 degrees Celsius. A sharp odour may give an
indication od increased corrosion which will require examination and possible attention
after discharge.
Correct answer:
They can absorb oxygen during the refining process and later release it into oxygen
deficient atmospheres such as the ullage spaces in cargo tanks; the spaces should be
monitored and the atmosphere adjusted if necessary.
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Question asked (699):
Which method is used to make a physical connection between a rescue vessel and a
wreck?
Selected answer:
Heaving line
Correct answer:
Rocket line
Question asked (791):
A partially loaded VLCC is drifting with the main engine stopped and undergoing
repairs. The ship is observed to be drifting, due to wind and current towards a danger
area, although there is no immediate concern. What actions would be most suitable in
these circumstances?
Selected answer:
Contact the nearest Coast Radio Station and inform them of your situation. Send out a
navigational warning to ships in the vicinity Correct answer:
Use the Bow Thrusters to change the ships head and monitor any changes in the drift
Question asked (838):
Your vessel is to leave a crowded anchorage making a 180 degrees turn. The ship has
a right-handed propeller and there is equal space either side of the ship (as illustrated).
What would be the most suitable method to make the turn using as little space as
possible?
Selected answer:
Full ahead, rudder hard to port Correct answer:
Rudder hard to port, full astern. After gaining some sternway, rudder hard to starboard
and full ahead
Question asked (2027):
An Oil tanker experiences large bending moments and therefore the deck scantlings
must be maintained within "x" length amidships, where "x" is:
Selected answer:
Half Length Correct answer:
0.4 Length
Question asked (2252):
Which of the following requirements to ships stability for normal operation corresponds
to present regulations? (NSCL 4/12.2) Selected answer:
Centre of gravity shall be calculated with accuracy better than 5 percent. Correct
answer:
The ship is loaded in such a manner that adequate stability is achieved in all loading
condition.
Question asked (2270):
You are a Senior Officer of the Watch on vessel "A" and are passing through the Straits
of Gibraltar. The vessel's speed is 18 knots and your vessel is overtaking several other
vessels, when the visibility reduces down to about 2 nm. What aspects would you
consider when establishing a "safe speed" for your vessel?
Selected answer:
A safe speed is where a vessel can take proper and effective action to avoid collision
and be stopped within an appropriate distance Correct answer:
Deciding safe speed consider: 2 miles visibility; traffic density; manoeuvrability of
vessel; effectiveness of navigational equipment (ARPA etc); state of sea and currents
and navigational hazards.
Question asked (2454):
What is the probable cause of an error in position of the ship obtained from the GPS
system?
Selected answer:
All of the suggested answers
Correct answer:
Incorrect height of the antenna.
Question asked (2743):
In relation ot OPA 90, Which of the following statement is correct? Selected answer:
OPA-90 specify rules and regulations for all COTP-zones Correct answer:
COTP-zones may have additional rules and regulations
Question asked (5486):
By "collect call" is meant: Selected answer: A group call Correct answer:
A call for account of the receiver
Question asked (5509):
The ID of an Inmarsat M station on board starts with: Selected answer:

Correct answer: Question asked (5567):


DSC uses for automatic identification the MMSI. The identification 002442000 is
assigned to: Selected answer: A group of vessels Correct answer:
A coast-station or coast guard-station
Question asked (5586):
The display of the DSC-controller on board is showing the following lines: TX
call:Selectiveto: 02114200 Category :RoutinellSB:telephony DSC Tx 2189.5
kHzsave>send<
This DSC-message must be transmitted in the mode: Selected answer:
Correct answer: Question asked (5729):
The whip-antenna of the MF transceiver was lost in bad weather. The MF-transceiver
can be used again: Selected answer:
Only if the whip antenna is replaced by another whip-antenna of the same length
Correct answer:

If the whip-antenna is replaced by an antenna of about the same length as the original

one Question asked (6080):


At what minimum height above sea level a SART transponder must be mounted ?
Selected answer:
The good working of a SART transponder doesn't depend on the height above sea level
Correct answer: 1 metre
Question asked (31373):
Which one of the listed requirements regarding service and maintenance of life-saving
appliances correspond to present regulations? Selected answer:
Maintenance and repair of all the life-saving equipments will be carried out ashore in
work shop only Correct answer:

Instructions for onboard maintenance of life-saving appliances in accordance with the

regulations shall be provided Question asked (32008):


Who is responsible for the development of the Ship Security Plan? Selected answer:
The Ship Security Officer Correct answer:
The Company Security Officer
Question asked (33616):
What is the colour and characteristic of a "towing light", as defined in the International
Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea? Selected answer:
White, fixed, displayed as an additional light on the foremast over an arc of 225
degrees, from right ahead to 22.5 degrees abaft the beam on each side of the vessel.
Correct answer:
Yellow, fixed, seen over an arc of 135 degrees and so arranged as to display 67.5
degrees from right aft on each side of the vessel.
Question asked (33659):
Which of these definitions is that of a "Marine Pollutant" under the IMDG Code?
Selected answer:
A substance which, because of its tendency to degrade in seafood, or because of its
hazard potential to the aquatic environment is subject to the provisions of Annex I of
MARPOL 73/78, as amended, and carried by sea accordingly.
Correct answer:

A substance which is subject to the provisions of Annex III of MARPOL 73/78, as

amended. Question asked (34338):


When discussing ther chemistry of petroleum cargoes, if Alkanes' are saturated
hydrocarbons, what are unsaturated hydrocarbons?
Selected answer:
Pentenes.
Correct answer:
Alkenes.
Question asked (34502):
Fluid-driven eductors (as commonly found on crude oil tankers), operate on a principle
known as Bernoulli's principle. What does that state?
Selected answer:
The increase in pressure at the eductor inlet is inversely proportional to the decrease in
pressure as measured at the discharge orifice. Correct answer:
The speed of a moving fluid increases as the pressure in the fluid decreases.
Installation: SCF Unicom
Name:
User ID: 2311749
Date of birth: 24.03.1974
IGOR VALERYEVICH KARPOV
Nationality:Russian Federation Academy:
CES version:
Test date: Test type: Level:
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Management
Department/Function area: Deck Vessel type/Propulsion: Oil Tanker
Batch:

Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (370):
What will have a major effect on the performance of a tug when used to assist in the
manoeuvring of a large vessel?
Selected answer:
The experience of the tug crew.
Correct answer:
The position of the tug relative to the ship's pivot point
Question asked (1026):
Before starting a transfer of oil, the person in charge on the vessel and the person in
charge on the facility must hold a pre transfer conference. Who must decide to start the
transfer?
Selected answer:
The person in charge who is handling the pumping
Correct answer:
Both persons in charge
Question asked (1181):
Who is responsible for keeping the required official publications onboard?
Selected answer:
The owner.
Correct answer:
The master.
Question asked (1657):
ISGOTT draws attention to the risk of electrostatic potential in a mist produced by using
oil and water mixture in Crude Oil Washing operations. How does the Guide
recommend this is avoided?
Selected answer:
Crude Oil Washing, where the oil source is stored in a slop tank or other tank that has
previously contained slops, should be avoided.
Correct answer:
Before washing begins, any tank that is to be used as a source of oil for Crude Oil
Washing should be partly discharged to remove any water that has settled out during
the voyage. The discharge of a layer of at least 1 metreis necessary for this purpose.
Question asked (1721):
The emergency fire pump is in accordance with good seamanship and precautionary
routines run and tested weekly. Routine checks and maintenance are normally carried
out by dedicated personnel. To ensure safe and appropriate operation of the pump,
would you consider it beneficial that the same dedicated personnel operate the pump in
emergencies?
Selected answer:
Only senior engineers should operate the emergency pump.
Correct answer:
In case of accidents, it is important that a wide range of personnel must be permitted
and trained to operate the pump.
Question asked (1910):
Non distress calls on 2182 kHz and VHF channel 16 should not exceed:
Selected answer:
Two minutes.
Correct answer:
One minute.
Question asked (1936):
What medium is used to calibrate the ODME?
Selected answer:
Sea water.
Correct answer:
Fresh water.
Question asked (1996):
If all indications are that a cargo has been received without damages, irregularities or
short shipment and the phrase "apparent good order and condition" is entered on the
Bill of Lading, what type of Bill is this said to be?
Selected answer:
An endorsed Bill of Lading.
Correct answer:
A clean Bill of Lading.
Question asked (2455):

How can an ARPA assist the ship to steer a suitable course to make good the entrance

to a channel? Selected answer:


Acquire the buoy at the entrance to the channel and on relative vector display alter
course to make the vector of the buoy pass directly through the centre of the screen.
Correct answer:
Select ground stabilised true motion display and alter course so that own ships true
vector passes through the middle of the entrance to the channel.
Question asked (2948):
In respect of washings from the cargo area of an oil tanker, what is the maximum
instantaneous rate of oil that can be discharged into the sea when a vessel is outside a
special area, proceeding en route, has in operation a monitoring and control system for
the discharge of oil and is located more than 50 nautical miles from the nearest land?
Selected answer:
300 litres per nautical mile.
Correct answer:
30 litres per nautical mile.
Question asked (3990):
Must you be certified to be a lifeboat-commander?
Selected answer:
No, the only thing you need is one hour instruction from a deck officer.
Correct answer:
Yes, you must attend to a course held by certified personnel, and then be certified by
national authorities (NMD, USCG, etc)
Question asked (5406):
A vessel is equipped for all sea areas. In the middle of the Indian Ocean the EGC-
receiver appears out of order. Is it still possible to receive MSI-messages?
Selected answer:
Yes with VHF DSC
Correct answer:
Yes, with the MF/HF-radio telex
Question asked (5438):
How often must inspection of proper working of the EPIRB's and SART 'stake place on
board? Once per:
Selected answer:
Week
Correct answer:
Month
Question asked (5478):
By the term "Stand by" the operator of a coast-station means that one should:
Selected answer:
Give the position of the ship
Correct answer:
Wait until the coast-station calls again
Question asked (5509):
The ID of an Inmarsat M station on board starts with:
Selected answer:
1

Correct answer:
6
Question asked (5614):
The relay of a distress-call by an RCC for coast-station begins with:
Selected answer:
MAYDAY (3x)
Correct answer:
MAYDAY RELAY (3x)
Question asked (5634):
To receive distress alerting and MSI via an Inmarsat-C set vessels must have:
Selected answer:
A radio officer on board
Correct answer:
SES or an EGC receiver
Question asked (5650):
Via a coast-station radio medical advice is asked using NBDP. What command has to
be given after ga +?
Selected answer:
medical
Correct answer:
med +
Question asked (5803):
With an EPIRB:
Selected answer:
You must check the manufacturer of the battery
Correct answer:
You must check the date the battery must be replaced
Question asked (5809):
A battery of 24 Volt supplies during 10 hours a current of 6 ampere. What is the
capacity supplied:
Selected answer:
240 Ah
Correct answer:
60 Ah
Question asked (5864):
What is the main purpose of VTS?
Selected answer:
Increase safety for ships participating in VTS
Correct answer:
Increase the safety of all ships and the protection of the environment in the vicinity.
Question asked (31303):

With respect to the ISM, what training in additional to lifeboat and fire drills must be

carried out? Selected answer:


The boat drill and fire drill should be adequate to meet your needs
Correct answer:
Familiarization, and other drills identified as necessary by the ship
Question asked (31564):
During test and/or maintenance work of the C02 system affecting the release system,
precautions to ensure that the gas is not released into the engine room due to a mistake
are to be ensured. What precautions should be taken?
Selected answer:
Arrange a watchman in the C02 central.
Correct answer:
The main supply line to be blanked off prior to the work.
Question asked (31601):
Your vessel has been in collision and it is uncertain whether the vessel has the required
residual stability to remain afloat. After sounding the general alarm on board and
informing the nearest Coast Radio Station of your situation, what other immediate steps
should be taken?
Selected answer:
Monitor any gradual increase of draft, list and trim to determine the final of equilibrium.
Ensure this is sufficient to remain afloat
Correct answer:
Complete soundings of all compartments to determine the number of compartments
flooded. Check the vessels stability limitations within its statutory loadline requirements
to determine if still adequate.
Question asked (31605):

Your vessel is involved in a collision with another vessel. What should you as Master tell

the Master on the other vessel? Selected answer:


Ask if there is any assistance required by the other vessel.
Correct answer:
Name; Port of registry; Port of destination of your vessel.
Question asked (31607):
Your vessel has been involved in a collision, and at first opportunity a lot of people from
outsides parties are asking questions. What shall you tell them?
Selected answer:
To make sure that all parties are informed about the facts, show them the extracts of the
log-book.
Correct answer:
Do not reply to any questions from outside parties, except the Solicitor appointed by
your company.
Question asked (32135):
The most effective way to combat the threat of drug smuggling is to?
Selected answer:
"Perform routine, but irregular searches using teams of two or more personnel from the
same department."
Correct answer:
"Combining routine, but irregular searches of the ship with spontaneous targeted
searches."
Question asked (32423):
Where is the normal position of the "Pivot Point" of a vessel when going astern?
Selected answer:
Amidships
Correct answer:
Between 1/4 of the ship's length from the stern and the rudder post
Question asked (33655):

Which of the following is a definition of the "Proper Shipping Name", as found in the

IMDG Code? Selected answer:


The name under which a dangerous material, substance or article is described for
export purposes in the country of loading.
Correct answer:
The name to be used in any documentation relating to the transportation of the
dangerous substance, material or article, such as on forms, labels and placards.
Question asked (33663):

The reporting of incidents involving harmful substances and / or marine pollutants is

regulated under which international guidelines? Selected answer:


The UN Convention on the Reporting of Accidents and Incidents which Present a
Hazard to the Marine Environment 2004.
Correct answer:
Protocol I of MARPOL 73/78.
Question asked (33665):
What type of Bill of Lading covers "door to door" shipment?
Selected answer:
An Ocean Bill of Lading.
Correct answer:
A Through Bill of Lading.
Question asked (33677):

During the 5-yearly overhaul and operational test of a lifeboat on-load release gear, to

what level should the gear be load tested? Selected answer:


The equivalent to the total mass of the lifeboat when loaded with its full complement of
persons and equipment.
Correct answer:
1.1 times the total mass of the lifeboat when loaded with its full complement of persons
and equipment.
Question asked (33680):
What Class notation denotes an oil tanker, combination carrier, chemical tanker, bulk
carrier or ore carrier considered suitable for seagoing service, built or accepted into
class in accordance with the society's rules and regulations, maintained in good and
efficient condition, having on board anchoring and mooring equipment in accordance
with the rules and subject to an enhanced survey programme?
Selected answer:
300A1ESP.
Correct answer:
100A1ESP.
Question asked (33776):
Why is it important to make weekly/routine rounds in the accomodation areas?
Selected answer:
It is a requirement as per flag state
Correct answer:
To ensure that cabins and common spaces are maintained in a clean, safe and hygienic
condition
Question asked (33935):
What is the purpose of girders in the tank?
Selected answer:
They transfer all the cargo forces acting on the plating
Correct answer:
They support the stiffeners and also take up some of the sea forces
Question asked (34289):

In describing the characteristics of oil cargoes or oil / water slops, what is a

'mercaptan'? Selected answer:


A device fitted to a cargo pump which automatically alerts the operator once traces of
water start to be detected during discharge.
Correct answer:
A colourless, odorous gas, with a smell similar to rotting cabbage and which is
generated naturally by the degredation of natural organisms, as may be found where
water has remained under oil for a long time.
Question asked (34338):
When discussing ther chemistry of petroleum cargoes, if 'Alkanes' are saturated
hydrocarbons, what are unsaturated hydrocarbons?
Selected answer:
Octanes.
Correct answer:
Alkenes.
Question asked (34501):
Oil tankers built and delivered after 6th July 1986 must have a double hulled ballast
arrangement extending throughout the cargo tank length, or wing ballast tanks that
extend throughout the cargo tank length. If it is the latter, what design feature is applied
to guard against pollution in the event of the bottom being breached?
Selected answer:
Additional level sensors and alarms must be fitted to give early warning of oil outflow.
Correct answer:
The cargo tank levels must be set so that hydrostatic pressure will stop oil outflow.
Question asked (34505):
According to ISGOTT, when in-service testing a hose used for cargo transfer on an oil
tanker (and for which the elongation of the hose assembly when new was greater than
2.5%), what is the maximum permitted elongation before the hose must be withdrawn
from service?
Selected answer:
Not more than 1.5 times the temporary elongation measured at the previous in-service
test, as documented in the ship's annual test record.
Correct answer:
Not more than 1.5 times the temporary elongation measured when the hose assembly
was new, as documented in the manufacturer's certificate.
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Question asked (704):
What is EPIRB an abbreviation for? Selected answer:
Emergency Position Indication Radio Buoy. Correct answer:
Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon.
Question asked (935):
When a vessel is transiting a canal with locks and intense bridge activities over many
hours, what management issues should the Master consider?
Selected answer:
Fully manned engine room throughout the canal transit Correct answer:
All of these answers
Question asked (1077):
What does the term DISCHARGE mean, as used in the Oil Pollution Regulations?
Selected answer:
Dumping
Correct answer:
All the other alternatives
Question asked (2141):
It has been established by experience that the most successful method of double
banking two vessels, when no tugs are available, is one of the following methods.
Select which answer is considered the most successful method.
Selected answer:
When the larger vessel is at anchor, fig. 2 Correct answer:
When both vessels are underway, fig. 1
Question asked (2304):
Under the provisions of MARPOL 73/78 as updated, what is the minimum tonnage
required for an oil tanker to be provided with and complete an Oil Record Book, Part II -
Cargo / ballast operations?
Selected answer:
All oil tankers are subject to this requirement. Correct answer:
150 gross tonnes.
Question asked (5452):
A distress alert on board may only be transmitted on explicit order of: Selected
answer: The safety officer Correct answer:
The captain
Question asked (5477):
For calling a coast-station by mariphone one should preferably use: Selected answer:
Channel 16 Correct answer:
A woreking channel of the nearest shore-station of that caost-station
Question asked (5768):
Dish aerials are used with: Selected answer: Inmarsat -A and -C Correct answer:
Inmarsat - B and -M
Question asked (5799):
The emergency battery of a GMDDS portophone:
Selected answer:
Must be charged after expiry date
Correct answer:
Must be replaced before the expiry date is exceeded
Question asked (5904):
Which action do you perform when you log in to a satellite ocean region? Selected
answer:
You select the CES through which you wish to send a message. Correct answer:
You inform the NCS that the SES is available for comunications.
Question asked (6058):
Which word will precede a routine message ? Selected answer: MAYDAY Correct
answer:
No specific word will precede a routine message
Question asked (6060):
Which type of call will be sent by a ship sighting another ship in distress which is not
itself in position to transmit a distress alert ?
Selected answer:
Safety call
Correct answer:
Distress relay call
Question asked (6061):
Which type of call will be sent by a ship sighting containers adrift in vicinity of her
position ? (No message about this problem was previously transmitted via NAVTEX or
INMARSAT C SAFETYNET)
Selected answer:
Distress call Correct answer:
Safety call
Question asked (10317):
"The correct order of actions to be taken in a fire emergency, should be... Selected
answer:
Evaluation of the situation, confinement of fire, rescue and life-saving, extinction
Correct answer:

Evaluation of the situation, rescue and life-saving, confinement of fire, extinction, then

feed back on the emergency Question asked (20204):


The steps of the embarkation ladder used must be proportioned as it follows: Selected
answer: Don't know Correct answer:

length = 480 mm, breadth = 115 mm, depth = 25 mm Question asked (20388):
*When reasonable and practicable, how often shall rescue boats be launched with their
assigned crew aboard and manoeuvred in the water?
Selected answer:
Every six months Correct answer:
Every month
Question asked (20428):
If a distress signal is received on board your ship, what should be the first action that
should be taken? Selected answer:
Contact SAR Authorities via nearest coastal Radio station Correct answer:
Attempt to establish contact with the distressed vessel
Question asked (32249):
According to MARPOL there are requirements regarding minimum amidships draught
for crude oil tankers in ballast condition. What is the formula for calculating minimum
draught amidships?
Selected answer:
2.0 + 0.02L Correct answer:
2.0 + 0.02L
Question asked (33628):
You are in an area of restricted visibility. You hear this sound signal. What does it
mean? Selected answer:
That there is a vessel at anchor in the vicinity. Correct answer:

That there is a vessel in distress nearby. Question asked (33661):


Substances, materials and articles shall be stowed as indicated in the Dangerous
Goods List of the IMDG Code, in accordance with a series of stowage categories. How
are those categories designated?
Selected answer:
Three categories, numbered I, ii and iii. Correct answer:
5 categories, labelled A-E.
Question asked (33664):
What may be issued by the shipper to indicate that a vessel or her operators will not be
held responsible for any damage that may arise from the carrier issuing a clean Bill of
Lading, even though the Mate's receipt is marked as "unclean", such as may apply to
atmospheric corrosion on steel plates that have been waiting in a port facility for some
time awaiting shipment?
Selected answer:
Don't know Correct answer:
A Letter of Indemnity.
Question asked (33682):
Who will verify the computational results and actual ship data used by the calculation
program on a vessel's stability computer? Selected answer:
The engineer attending the installation and initial on-site testing. Correct answer:
The Classification Society.
Question asked (33988):
Found in a commonly-used piece of equipment aboard an oil tanker, what does a
"pellistor" do? Selected answer:
It is the common term applied to the metal, ceramic or other heat-resisting material
which can cool even an intense flame below the temperature required for ignition, as
utilised in a flame arrester
Correct answer:
It is an electrical sensor unit fitted in a flammable gas detector for measuring
hydrocarbon vapours and air mixtures to determine whether the mixture is within the
flammable range
Question asked (34334):
In ISGOTT, petroleum products are divided into two general groups for the purposes of
indicating flammability, based on flashpoint and vapour pressure. These two groups are
named 'Volatile' and 'Non-volatile'. To be considered Non-volatile, which of the following
criteria must be met?
Selected answer:
With a Flashpoint of 60 degrees C or above (open cup method), these liquids produce,
when at any normal ambient temperature, equilibrium gas concentrations above the
Upper Flammable Limit.
Correct answer:
With a Flashpoint of 60 degrees C or above (closed cup method), these liquids produce,
when at any normal ambient temperature, equilibrium gas concentrations below the
Lower Flammable Limit.
Question asked (34344):
MARPOL Annex VI and IMO MSC Circ 585 "Standards for Vapour Emission Control
Systems" require that PA/ valves in such a system on an oil tanker should relieve the
pressure or vacuum once they reach specified levels in a cargo tank. The design is
approved by the administration, but what are the usual pressure and vacuum levels
required to activate the PA/ valves?
Selected answer:
Pressure: 3.2 psi (0.22 bar) Vacuum: 1 psi (0.069 bar) Correct answer:

Pressure: 1 psi (0.069 bar) Vacuum: 0.5 psi (0.034 bar) Question asked (34495):
What kind of Crude Oils are required by MARPOL to be specifically listed in a tanker's
Crude Oil Washing manual as unsuitable for cleaning by that method?
Selected answer:
Those on the IMO Oil Tanker Technical Committee COW banned list. Correct answer:
Those with high pour point or viscosity.
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Show only wrong answers with negative score: No Question asked (412):
Rule 12 of the International Collision Regulations prescribes the action to be taken by a
sailing vessel when meeting another sailing vessel. This depends on the direction of the
wind relative to each vessel. In the situation shown here, which sailing vessel (A or B)
must keep out of the way of the other?
Selected answer:
Sailing vessel B must keep out of the way of sailing vessel A.
Correct answer:
Sailing vessel A must keep out of the way of sailing vessel B.
Question asked (441):
When navigating along a coastline what should be considered the most accurate
method of navigating?
Selected answer:
Use of radar ranges and bearings
Correct answer:
Use of Differential GPS
Question asked (442):
When taking a position using the Radio Directional Finder, a correction must be applied
to the bearings. What is the purpose of this correction (Half Convergency?)
Selected answer:
To correct for the refraction of the atmosphere
Correct answer:
To convert between great circle and rhumb line bearings
Question asked (561):
How can a new officer, just boarding a ship, ensure that he knows the location and
operation of all navigational and safety equipment and take account of the operating
limitations of such equipment?
Selected answer:
By using the equipment on regular watchkeeping duties
Correct answer:
By asking other officers and practicing with the use of the equipment
Question asked (681):
What can be used to reduce the effect of the state of sea-waves?
Selected answer:
Fuel Oil
Correct answer:
Vegetable / Fish Oil
Question asked (713):
What is the purpose of a sea anchor?
Selected answer:
To adjust the drifting speed of the lifeboat
Correct answer:
To keep the lifeboat steady against the sea/wind
Question asked (723):
The Urgency Message from a ship is used to notify other traffic of a situation where the
ship is not in imminent danger, but where the development of the situation is uncertain
and may need assistance in the near future. What is the telephony urgency message
like?
Selected answer:
MAYDAY
Correct answer:
PAN-PAN
Question asked (794):
A ship normally turns (swings) around a point which is not the centre of gravity. What is
this point normally called?
Selected answer:
Centre of Turn
Correct answer:
Pivot Point
Question asked (808):
The ship is required to be stopped in the water as quickly as possible, but without major
changes to the ship's heading. What is the most effective method to achieve this?
Selected answer:
Make a zig zag manoeuvre while reducing the engine power.
Correct answer:
The use of the rudder hard over both sides combined with reducing engine power, a
method known as "high frequency rudder cycling"
Question asked (1012):
SOLAS requires that an Inert Gas system on an oil tanker is capable of delivering inert
gas with a maximum level of oxygen at any required rate of flow. What is that level?
Selected answer:
Not less than 8% by volume.
Correct answer:
Not more than 5% by volume.
Question asked (1015):
You are the officer in charge of discharging an oil tanker of 15000 DWT in Corpus
Christi, USA. Where shall the Oil Transfer Procedure be located?
Selected answer:
Available in the Chief Officers office, or Captains office
Correct answer:
Posted or available where it can be easily seen and used by crew-members engaged in
the discharge operation.
Question asked (1088):

What is the purpose of the decanting line between two slop tanks on an oil tanker that is

using water for the washing of the cargo tanks? Selected answer:
To avoid a build-up of static electricity during water washing, caused by air being drawn
in as the primary slop tank empties.
Correct answer:
To enable most of the recovered oil to be retained in the primary slop tank, while the
cleaner part of the water will flow into the secondary slop tank, where it can be re-used
as wash-water.
Question asked (1498):
What will you serve seafarers who has been exposed to cold?
Selected answer:
Brandy, whiskey or other strong drinks.
Correct answer:
Warm nutritious drinks.
Question asked (1637):
"A" Class divisions in ships are constructed so that they are capable of preventing the
passage of smoke and flame to the end of a standard fire test held for how many
minutes?
Selected answer:
15 minutes.
Correct answer:
60 minutes
Question asked (1931):
Measurement of oil cargoes is often achieved with a "UTI" device. What do the letters
"UTI" stand for?
Selected answer:
Ullage Topping Instrument.
Correct answer:
Ullage Temperature Interface.
Question asked (2154):
Which type of water can be discharged into the sea without using the ODME?
Selected answer:
Water from slop tanks.
Correct answer:
Ballast from segregated ballast tanks (SBT)
Question asked (2446):
What is the correct setting of the "Anti sea clutter" control on the radar?
Selected answer:
All of the suggested answers
Correct answer:
A few sea returns remaining on the screen.
Question asked (2929):

What can a quick change of liquid flow in a pipe line lead to? Selected answer:
The terminal gives the order of what to do.
Correct answer:
Pressure surge and liquid pressure.
Question asked (2936):
Before commencing loading an oil cargo, the cargo tanks are surveyed. How do we
refer to any small amount of liquid, sludge and sediment found in the cargo tanks and
assessed for the purposes of including in the calculation of cargo quantity loaded?
Selected answer:
TSV (Total Surveyed Volume).
Correct answer:
OBQ (On Board Quantity).
Question asked (2940):
To discharge the last amount of cargo ashore, the stripping pump through the small
diameter line is used. Where does this small diameter line come from in the pump room
and where is the line ending at the manifold?
Selected answer:
From the stripping pump's delivery side to a particular shore line.
Correct answer:
From the stripping pump's delivery side directly to the manifold's presentation flange.
Question asked (3016):
The successive stages of all cargo and ballast handling operations on an oil tanker must
be recorded on board. What is the name of the book where these details are listed?
Selected answer:
The Deck Operations Logbook.
Correct answer:
The Oil Record Book.
Question asked (3191):
The Master arrives on the bridge obviously under the influence of alcohol and states he
is taking over the "con" of the ship. What actions should the Officer of the Watch (OOW)
take in this situation?
Selected answer:
Tell the Master you do not think this is a good idea and retain control of the watch.
Correct answer:
Attempt to diplomatically avoid taking any actions that would put the ship or crew into
danger and call the Chief Officer for assistance.
Question asked (3204):

From which locations is it normally possible to close watertight doors? Selected

answer:
Watertight doors can be closed locally and also a remote control station within the
accommodation
Correct answer:
Watertight doors can be closed adjacent to the door and remotely from bridge and also
one emergency remote control station
Question asked (3702):
An alarm signal consisting of seven short blast followed by one prolonged blast is
sounded by the ship's whistle and alarm bells. What are you to do?
Selected answer:
Go to (or remain in) your cabin and await further orders
Correct answer:
Go to your lifeboat station
Question asked (3703):
What is the meaning of this symbol ?
Selected answer:
Secure hatches
Correct answer:
Fasten seat belts
Question asked (5406):
A vessel is equipped for all sea areas. In the middle of the Indian Ocean the EGC-
receiver appears out of order. Is it still possible to receive MSI-messages?
Selected answer:
Yes with VHF DSC
Correct answer:
Yes, with the MF/HF-radio telex
Question asked (5559):
On board a DSC-call is to be made in case of an OBS. Choose the category:
Selected answer:
Safety
Correct answer:
Routine
Question asked (5756):
What mode must be used on the MF/HF transmission when making a radiotelephone
call:
Selected answer:
H3E
Correct answer:
J3E
Question asked (5794):

The following information must be given on the SART: Selected answer:


The date of replacement of the hydrostatic release unit
Correct answer:
Date of replacement of the battries
Question asked (5862):
Can an ECDIS be used for voyage planning?
Selected answer:
The ECDIS can not be used for passage planning
Correct answer:
Normally the ECDIS could be used, but in conjunction with paper charts
Question asked (5873):
What is the shortest distance between two points on the surface of the earth?
Selected answer:
Composite great circle
Correct answer:
Great Circle
Question asked (5888):
How many total frequencies are available for DSC distress alerting?
Selected answer:
One (1).
Correct answer:
Seven (7).
Question asked (5936):
" On area A3 the function "" Transmission and reception of signals for locating "" is
mainly based on:"
Selected answer:
the use of SARSAT COSPAS Epirbs
Correct answer:
the use of SART transponders
Question asked (6044):
" On area A4 the function "" Transmission of ship to shore distress alerts"" is mainly
based on:"
Selected answer:
The use of VHF DSC and VHF Epirbs
Correct answer:
The use of HF DSC and COSPAS SARSAT Epirbs
Question asked (6084):
What is the required number of hours that a SART's battery must be able to operate the
unit in the standby mode?
Selected answer:
Forty-eight (48) hours
Correct answer:
Four (4) days
Question asked (6114):
Operator connected R/T calls are charged
Selected answer:
On the basis of a one minute minimum charge with one minute incremental steps
Correct answer:
On the basis of a three minute minimum charge with one minute incremental steps
Question asked (6115):

Automatically connected telephone calls via INMARSAT A are charged: Selected

answer:
On the basis of a six second minimum charge with one second incremental steps
Correct answer:
On the bases of a six second minimum charge with six second incremental steps
Question asked (6116):
Messages sent via INMARSAT C are charged:
Selected answer:
On the basis of a six second minimum charge with six second incremental steps
Correct answer:
On the number of kilobits of information transmitted per block of 256 bits
Question asked (10089):
The halogenated hydrocarbons (halon), are hydrocarbons in which the molecules have
one (or more) atom(s) of hydrogen replaced by another atom (or atoms) of
Selected answer:
Nitrogen and/or fluorine
Correct answer:
Fluorine and/or bromine
Question asked (20353):
Buoyant smoke signals shall be so designed as to burn or emit smoke:
Selected answer:
Only when not in the water
Correct answer:
Continuously after having been immersed for a period of 10 seconds under 100 mm of
water when underwater
Question asked (31307):
What is the main theme of modern safety practice?
Selected answer:
Health & Safety at Work Act
Correct answer:
Making use of Risk Assessment as a means to improving safety
Question asked (31439):
What is an oxygen analyzer used for?
Selected answer:
Check if there is explosive atmosphere in the oxygen.
Correct answer:
Measure oxygen contents in the atmosphere.
Question asked (32267):

What new stability problems would be caused by having deep double bottom tanks on

double hull oil tankers? Selected answer:


The depth of the Double bottom would require additional strength members.
Correct answer:
The Metacentric Height (GM) would have to be considered.
Question asked (32279):

What is the purpose of having corrugations in the bulkheads in the cargo tanks of an oil

tanker? Selected answer:


The corrugations assist in the drainage of the oil by funnelling the oil to the suctions
Correct answer:
To provide strength, but with clean, clear surfaces within the tank.
Question asked (32786):

What could be the reason for the magnetic compass to swing through large angles

when the ship is rolling in a seaway? Selected answer:


The induced magnetism from the earth's magnetic field is very strong in that area
Correct answer:
The heeling error magnets are upside down and/or not in the correct position.
Question asked (32790):
What are the required data inputs into most gyro compasses to reduce any possible
compass error?
Selected answer:
Deviation and Variation
Correct answer:
Latitude and Speed
Question asked (32886):

What are the ideal conditions required to satisfactorily conduct an Inclining Experiment?

Selected answer:
All derricks lowered and no moving items on deck and in store rooms
Correct answer:
All of the suggested answers
Question asked (33612):
What are we seeing here?
Selected answer:
A sailing vessel, seen from astern, where the edges of her sidelights are both visible.
Correct answer:
A sailing vessel less than 20 metres in length, displaying the optional combined lantern
in lieu of standard sailing lights, seen head-on.
Question asked (33686):
What is this?
Selected answer:
The United Nations stamp used for endorsing international shipping certificates.
Correct answer:
The United Nations Packaging symbol used for Dangerous Goods.
Question asked (33688):
What is the name given to the special list of cargo loaded on board a ship that needs to
be prepared for reporting and other administrative purposes?
Selected answer:
Stowage Plan.
Correct answer:
Manifest.
Question asked (33736):
What does the word "pyrotechnics" mean?
Selected answer:
Pyrotechnics is a group word to cover all the required activities in the event of a man
overboard
Correct answer:
Pyrotechnics are the items which are capable of self-contained chemical reactions for
the production heat, light, smoke and/or sound
Question asked (33741):
What would be the correct method to report to other ships in the vicinity that a person
has fallen overboard from your vessel?
Selected answer:
"Man overboard"
Correct answer:
"Vessel "name" has lost a person overboard in "position
Question asked (33989):
In describing an oil cargo, what is its "pour point"?
Selected answer:
The temperature necessary for a cargo to load from shore by gravity alone
Correct answer:
The lowest temperature at which it will remain fluid
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Question asked (386):
You are on a tug and are towing an unmanned barge. You are restricted in your ability
to manoeuvre. The total length of the tow is 219 metres. What daylight signals are
required by the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea?
Selected answer:
A diamond shape, where it can best be seen, on the tug only. Three shapes shall also
be displayed, being three balls in a vertical line. Correct answer:
A diamond shape, where it can best be seen shall be displayed on the tug and the tow.
Three shapes shall also be displayed in a vertical line, the upper and lower being balls
and the middle one a diamond. Diamond shape
Question asked (688):
The bridge wheelman has not reported for duty and there is a suspected "Man
Overboard" situation on your vessel. The ship has been searched and there is one
seaman missing? The vessel turns round and retraces the course back, calling for
assistance from other vessels in the vicinity. What should be the focal point for any
search pattern to be established? Selected answer:
The focus of the search should be from the present position as he probably went
overboard when proceeding to the bridge for his watch. Correct answer:
Determine when the seaman was last sighted and concentrate the search round the
course line between the last sighting and present position, taking into account any
prevailing current.
Question asked (2181):
What is the name of the reference manual, jointly produced by the International
Maritime Organization and the International Civil Aviation Authority, which currently
outlines the organization and management of search and rescue activities at sea?
Selected answer:
The Merchant Ship Search and Rescue (MERSAR) Manual. Correct answer:
The International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual.
Question asked (2887):
Subject to allowance by the Port State Authority a tanker with defect oil discharge
monitoring and control system (ODME) may undertake?
Selected answer:
The vessel must proceed to repair port.
Correct answer:
One ballast voyage before proceeding to a repair port.
Question asked (2943):
What is the minimum height of vent outlets of a controlled venting system from cargo
tanks? Selected answer: A height of not less than 3 m.
Correct answer:
A height of not less than 6 m.
Question asked (3005):
Some centrifugal cargo pumps on oil tankers are designed with an automatic stripping
system, which allows the cargo tank to fully discharge its contents. By what principle
does such a stripping system operate?
Selected answer:
By automatically reducing the rate at which oil cargo enters the cargo pump, such that
any vapour lifted along with the liquid does not cause a loss of suction.
Correct answer:

On the basis that, if cargo vapour can be stopped from entering the cargo pump suction

inlet, the flow will continue without cavitation. Question asked (5775):
The accuracy of an Inmarsat-E positioning-system is: Selected answer: 20 meters
Correct answer:
200 meters
Question asked (6035):
Which of the following is a coast station MMSI ? Selected answer: 22753000 Correct
answer:
2275300
Question asked (20348):
A rocket parachute flare reaches an altitude of Selected answer: not less than 40m
Correct answer:
not less than 300m
Question asked (31358):
Which one of the listed requirements regarding life-saving appliances corresponds to
present regulations? Selected answer:
All prescribed life-saving appliances shall be of such a colour that they are in contrast to
the surrounding colour Correct answer:

All prescribed life-saving appliances shall be made of non-combustible or fire retardant

material Question asked (31600):


Your vessel has been in involved in a collision with an other vessel. As Master
responsible for the ship and persons on board, what is the first step to take?
Selected answer:
Determine any injuries or deaths of persons on board Correct answer:
Organise someone to assess the extent of damage and the residual stability of the
vessel.
Question asked (31604):
The ship is involved in a collision, what is the immediate action by the Officer of the
Watch after the incident has taken place? Selected answer:
Call the Master and check the position for any immediate dangers. Correct answer:

Sound the General Alarm and stop engines. Question asked (32142):
Which of these statements about drug smuggling is true? Selected answer:
"The preventative measures you incorporate into your ship's security plan should be
exhaustive, regardless of the level of threat identified by your ship's security
assessment."
Correct answer:
The risks to ships are not restricted to specific areas or trading routes. Question asked

(32256):
One or more pressure/vacuum-breaking devices shall be provided on the vent mains to
prevent the cargo tanks from being subject to a positive and negative pressure. What is
the normal pre-set point for negative pressure?
Selected answer:
Depending on the test pressure of the cargo tank. Correct answer:

A negative pressure in excess of 700 mm water gauge. Question asked (32846):


What immediate actions should the Officer of the Watch take when the ship goes
aground on an uncharted shoal in the middle of the ocean?
Selected answer:
Sound the General Alarm and plot the ships position Correct answer:
Stop engines and call the Master
Question asked (33651):
The recommended distance between parallel tracks (track spacing) in a search for a
casualty by a surface vessel varies (amongst other factors) according to visibility and
the nature of the target in the IAMSAR Manual. These distances are then normally
adjusted for prevailing weather conditions. If visibility was 5 nautical miles and you were
looking for a six-person liferaft, what would the recommended uncorrected track spacing
be?
Selected answer:
5.0 nautical miles. Correct answer:
3.6 nautical miles.
Question asked (33655):
Which of the following is a definition of the "Proper Shipping Name", as found in the
IMDG Code? Selected answer:
The name assigned by the manufacturer to a material, substance or article for the
purposes of shipment.
Correct answer:
The name to be used in any documentation relating to the transportation of the
dangerous substance, material or article, such as on forms, labels and placards.
Question asked (33665):
What type of Bill of Lading covers "door to door" shipment? Selected answer: A
Destination Bill of Lading. Correct answer: A Through Bill of Lading.
Question asked (33678):
At what calendar interval is a "Special Survey" required? Selected answer: Annually.
Correct answer:
5 years.
Question asked (33706):
How can you best demonstrate in an audit that you follow company cargo handling
procedures? Selected answer:
By requesting that an audit takes place during cargo operations. Correct answer:

By being able to provide comprehensive and verifiable documentary records of cargo

operations. Question asked (33937):


What type of dynamic forces may cause indent in plating on forecastle deck and main
deck in way of pillars inside forecastle? Selected answer:
Forces created by waves on the forecastle Correct answer:

Pressure forces caused by green water on deck Question asked (34341):


Hydrogen Sulphide in crude oil and certain other oil products is most obviously
associated with problems of vapour inhalation, but which of the following is also a
serious problem associated with this component, particularly in high concentrations?
Selected answer:
Acid build-up. Correct answer:
Corrosion.
Question asked (34500):
When discharging dirty ballast from an oil tanker at a high flow rate with main cargo
pumps, the limiting factor on permitted overboard discharge is the instantaneous rate of
discharge of oil. Which of the following formulae is used to calculate this rate?
Selected answer:
Instantaneous rate of discharge (l/h) = oil content (ppm) x flow rate (l/h) / speed (knots)
x 10,000 Correct answer:
Instantaneous rate of discharge (l/nm) = oil content (ppm) x flow rate (m3/h) / speed
(knots) x 1,000
Question asked (34501):
Oil tankers built and delivered after 6th July 1986 must have a double hulled ballast
arrangement extending throughout the cargo tank length, or wing ballast tanks that
extend throughout the cargo tank length. If it is the latter, what design feature is applied
to guard against pollution in the event of the bottom being breached?
Selected answer:
Additional level sensors and alarms must be fitted to give early warning of oil outflow.
Correct answer:
The cargo tank levels must be set so that hydrostatic pressure will stop oil outflow.

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