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Questions of STCW Convention, ISO, ISM, Fire & Marpol

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Questions related to STCW Convention, ISO, ISM, Fire & Marpol

Q1:         Name potential
sources of fire in the following spaces:
In the engine room
Cargo hold
Q2:         Make a
simple sketch of the layout of a fixed CO2 fire fighting system as fitted in
the engine room. State the precautions taken before release of carbon dioxide.
Q3:         (a) sketch
a mechanical foam type extinguisher or dry chemical type fire extinguisher
(b) Explain how it is recharged & state the type of fire
that the extinguisher is
     most suitable
Q4:         Sketch
& describe the operation of an automatic sprinkler system.
Q5:         (a) Sketch
a ship’s fire main system, labeling all important components.
Where is emergency fire pump located on the ship & why?
Q6:         (a) Explain
the safety precautions to be taken while handling portable electrical equipment
on board ship.
Define an enclosed space; explain the principal points to be observed before
entering an enclosed space.
Q7:         As a senior
engineer, instruct a new junior engineer of eight main points with regard to
personal safety in the engine room.
Q8:         State what
precaution you will take before carrying a repair work on the following:
A pressure vessel
An oil pipe.
Q9:         What are
main component of a automatic fire detection system. Sketch & describe the
Q11:       List various
types of fire detectors & explain one no. of each type.
Q1:         State the
objective of IMO. Draw the structure of IMO & explain briefly the function
of its components.
Q2:         Explain the
relationship of IMO with classification societies. What function are performed
by these societies?
Q3:         Explain the
function of classification societies. Also explain what surveys are carried out
by them.
Q4:         What is
IACS? List 8 Nos of classification societies. What do you mean by condition of
Q5:         (a) Sketch
an oily water separator. List all the main parts.
What data is recorded is an oil record book when pumping out E.R. Bilges.
Q6:         List any
five international conventions & explain them briefly?
Q7:         (a) What
are various technical Annexes of Marpol?
(b) What data is recorded in an oil record book & by
Q8:         (a) What
preparation is carried prior receiving fuel oil bunkers on board?
List the precautions to be observed when taking aboard fuel
oil bunkers.
Q9:         (a) What do
you mean by shore reception facility?
Enumerate the safety precautions required for incinerators.
Q10:       (a) What are
the discharge criteria for discharging oily water mixture for oil  Tankers.
(b) List various oil discharge monitoring & control
system for tankers & describe any one method.
Q1:         (a) What is
the need of ISO system? State the various clauses of ISO 9000 – 2000 standard?
                (b) Why
an internal audit carried out?
Q2:         (a) List
& explain the principles of quality management system.
What is non – conformity(NC) & how it is controlled?
Q3:         (a) What is
ISM code
? State the objective & requirements of ISM code?
Explain the meaning of SMC & DOC & state the validity of these.
Q4:         State the
objective of load line convention & list the item inspected/ checked during
load line survey.
Q5:         What is difference
between port state & flag state control? Under what circumstances a ship is
considered unseaworty?
Q6:         What is
SOLAS? State its objective & explain its main features.
Q7:         What is
colreg – state its objective & explain its main rules & regulations?
Q8:         What is
role of administration concerning operation of ships? List the function of DGS
& MMD.
Q9:         (a) Explain
the relation between ISO & ISM code. Differentiate between ISO 9000 – 1994
& ISO 9000 – 2000 standards.
(b) What is an internal audit & why it is carried out?
Q10:       (a) What are
the requirements of quality management system of ISO 9000 – 2000 standard?
Which is the latest revised ISO standard & what main changes incorporated?
Q1:         State the
reason for adopting STCW – 95 in place of STCW – 78. What amendments were done
in STCW – 1995 convention?
Q2:         Explain the
basic principles to be observed in keeping an engineering watch while in
Q3:         Explain the
conventional watch keeping system in a machinery space of a ship.
Q4:         What is UMS
& how the same is operated
Q5:         (a) Explain
the criteria for composing an engine room watch.
Under what circumstances the watch should not be handed over?
Q6:         Explain the
various duties & responsibilities of watch keeping engineers concerning
safety & protection of environment.
Q7:         Upon
receiving the instructions that main engine is to be prepared, how will you
proceed to prepare the same.
Q8:         State the
safety precautions to be followed when overhauling or repairing the main engine
in port.
Q9:         (a) List
the periodic checks to be carried out by senior engineer while keeping a sea
Under what circumstances watch should not be handed over?
Q10:       (a) What are
the minimum requirements for the ratings of an engine room watch.
Explain the operational guidance for incharge of engineering watch.
Mention the special requirement for engineers on oil tankers/ chemical/ gas
Q1          (a) State
the purpose of keeping an engine room log book.
State the type of information that should be recorded in the ship’s engine room
log book.
Q2:         When taking
over a watch at sea itemize the main points that should be checked.
Q3:         (a) Under
what circumstances the Bridge must be notified.
What precaution to be taken while maneuvering in congested water & during
restricted visibility.
Q4:         (a) Under
what circumstances chief engineer should be notified?
                (b) How
will you carry out an engineering watch at an unsheltered Anchorage?
Q5:         Enumerate
various safety devices fitted in large marine Diesel engines.
Q6:         (a) What
precautions are to be observed during cargo operation or a tank washings in a
chemical tanker.
List the items for personnel protection on chemical tanker.
Q7:         (a) How
will you prepare a LPG tanker for entry after a cargo discharge?
Write the steps to prepare a tank during ballast voyage for a change of cargo.
Q8:         (a) What
are the benefits of inert gas on oil tankers?
List various Audible & visual alarm fitted on I.G. System.
Define Lower explosive & upper explosive limits.
Q9:         (a) Sketch
& describe an I.G. system as fitted on oil tanker.
What are the advantages of crude oil washing?
Q10:       (a) Explain
how the emergency operation is carried out onboard a ship.
What are the toxic hazards of petroleum to health & what precaution to be
taken to avoid these hazards.
Mark Eriscson
Love to write about topics related to maritime sector. Was born in sailor's family, so love to ride on those high seas. In free time i would like to go for a good sunbath and some soothing guitar music. Want to have my own boat one day.

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