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Orals Notes : (Click here to download )

Contents are as follows;

| arrival and departure. | under what circumstances would you decide to make for a port of refuges? | who would you inform that you are making for a port of refuge and what requests would you make to these parties? | your ship is 2 hours from the pilot station. what general preparations would you make for arrival in port? | what messages would you send before arriving at a port on a large ship? |

while on a 1-year time charter running between the persian gulf and japan your safety equipment certificate becomes due for renewal in one month’s time. what action would you take? | what purpose of an opic certificate? | what is the purpose of ship classification? | what are you legal obligations on receiving a may day signal from a nearby ship? | what is the procedure for reporting to custom on arrival in a uk port from aboard ? | reporting of accidents | what reports would make if you lost a container-load of chemical in drums overside in bad weather ? | what action would you take if a consignee failed to produce an original bill of lading at the discharge port? | what are the contents of an international tonnage certificate? | what items come into the scope of the load line periodic inspection? | what items come into the scope of the load line periodic inspection? | when are light dues paid and on what basis are they calculated ? |

bunkering | what precautions would you take where the time charterer is buying bunkers? | what precautions would you take when ordering bunkers to protect the owners’ interests as far as bunker quality was concerned? | what other precautions would you take when bunkering? | what are the possible consequences of not having proper procedures for bunkering operation? | what action would you take if a spillage occurred during bunkering? | what arrangements would you expect the chief engineer to make for taking bunker sample? |

certificate / documents. | what ship certificate would you expect to find on different types of ships. | in what circumstances must you send a navigating warning? | under what circumstances would you note of protest? | under what circumstances would you write a letter of protest? |

compass | why do you correct a compass? | order of placing correctors? | flinder’s bar | the fore and aft magnets and the athwartship magnets | heeling error magnets. | spheres | when will you adjust compass? | ship laid up for what will you check before a swing? | what happened to compass once it is corrected? | you have join a ship | where you will get information regarding compass and correctors? | why wooden pieces under flinders bar? | what is the normal position of kelvin’s balls? | what is directive force? | what is ship multiplier? | your company is going to take over a new ship | there are lot of electronic equipment to be fitted in the bridge | how you make sure this equipment are correctly positioned? | how these equipment are going to influence the compass? | which certificate covers compass? | which certificate covers compass? | how do you find magnetic heading after taking bearing from 8 heading? | how do you put corrector for adjusting coeff. b and c |

dry docking. | what is dry dock procedure? | what is critical instant? | what is critical period? | what precaution you would take while docking with cargo? | what is declivity? |

emergencies | v/l aground | collision | immediate statutory duties |
before offering to tow a disable ship | what factors would you consider ? | after abandoning your ship during a major fire | and having been rescued by another ship | what action you would take? | what is maib? | define the accident, major incident and serious injury, dangerous occurrence, and hazardous incident? | what is the different between an imo-adopted an unadopted traffic separation scheme? | what are difference between dangerous goods and marine pollutant? | what is the difference between summary conviction and conviction on indictment? |

salvage | engine break down in mid-atlantic. trs expected | one ship offers assistance but not on lof. demands its own condition | what will you do ? | what is the general rule | when v/l in danger | about seeking advice instructions from owners ? | when several ships of different types and size offer their services | what assistance would you accept? | under salvage condition | what consideration should be uppermost in your mind | in addition to any threat to life | your ship or the cargo ? | in deciding weather to accept salvage assistance | what circumstances would you take account of ? | if a v/l is in danger | are you | as master of a nearby ship | under any obligation to save the v/l itself ? | what would be you considerations as master before offering a tow ? | having agreed in principal to giving another v/l a tow | what would be your considerations as master? |

lsa | life saving appliances for all ship. | ffa | fire protection regulation | fire main | appliances | portable fire extinguishers | hydrant | fire pumps | portable fire extinguishers | fixed smothering system | boiler room | engine room-diesel | engine room-steam | unmanned e.r. (ums) | fireman’s outfits | fireman’s outfits | ship/shore connection | inert gas system | fixed deck foam system | pump room | fireman’s outfits | fire detection | fire pumps | fire hoses | fire main | public address system | portable extinguishers | fireman’s outfits |
ffa general regulations. | explosives | hoses | nozzles | portable fire extinguishers | fixed co2 flooding | means of stopping machinery | fireman’s outfit | helicopter facilities | ro-ro cargo spaces | general arrangement plans | what is requirements for co2 that you must have to have on board for cargo hold and machinery space separately? |
safety official | safety officer | duties of safety officer | safety representatives | safety committee | purposes of safety official | duties of safety committee | ism | international safety management code. |

search and rescue | what is master obligations on having a distress message? | what preparation you will make whilst proceeding for distress? | when vessel not assisting? | what information you will gather from the survivors? | what is the purpose of questioning ? | on-scene co-ordination | who will be on-scene co-ordinator (osc)? | what is duties of osc? | planning and conducting the search | search patterns | expanding square search (ss) | sector search (vs) | further action on completion of initial phase | navigational inaccuracies of searching ships | evidence of distressed craft found |

gmdss | what equipment do you have onboard for gmdss? | what check would you carry out on gmdss equipment? |
who would you inform after spilling bunkers in a foreign port. | interaction - action over taking? | in what circumstances might an interim certificate of class be issued? |

master and crew | two hour before sailing you found 3/e is not on board | as master what action would you take ? | what is the most serious offences under the merchant navy code of conduct? or dismissal offence? | what are the lesser offences? | how would you deal with an alleged serious breach of the code of conduct that was referred to you? | what sanctions may you (as master) impose under the code of conduct | if you find a seafarer guilty of a breach of the code? | in what circumstances could you arrange for the dismissal of a seafarer and his repatriation to the uk from an overseas port of call? | what would you write in the official log book concerning a disciplinary case ? | what document(s) should an accused seafarer be given | what action would you take if a seaman | who appeared to be drunk | complained to you about the food at 2100hrs | while you were watching a video? | what action would you take regarding a seaman who was drunk onboard while on duty ? | what action would you take regarding a seaman who was drunk onboard while off duty ? | why should a seaman not be drunk when off duty ? why caution the man in the above case ? | what entries should you make concerning a seaman left behind ? | what matter may seaman complain about that are specially provided for in merchant shipping legislation ? | under what conditions do seaman in a ship have a statutory right to complain to the master | and what is the master required to do about any rightful complain ? | inspection for crew accommodation? |
what are the offence for which a uk master could be fine up to £ 50,000 on summary conviction? | what action would you take regarding a seaman who was drunk: | when are you released from sar/distress obligation? |

oil record book (orb) | entries in orb- part i - machinery space operation- all ship | entries in orb- part ii- cargo/ballast operation-tankers | for vessel engaged in specific trade | international oil pollution prevention certificate (iopp). | oil pollution insurance certificate (opic) | regulations governing discharge of oil. | shipboard oil pollution emergency plan (sopep) | ukopp | what olb entry must be made on the change of master? |
garbage management plan. | garbage record book | placards (garbage) | garbage dispopasl regulations | within 500m of fixed or floating platforms | inside special areas | outside special area |

buoys and ror | your vessels heading south and you see a south cardinal buoy on your right a head what is your action? | how a new danger marked? | if you see a white light on night time what it could be? | where is special mark buoy used? | what is the other name of a safe water buoy ? | in fog you just switch on the radar, you found a target on the ppi just 3 miles right ahead, action? |

what must a shipper make available before you load dangerous goods | what statutory documents will you take over from outgoing master ? | what you will enter in olb | what are the items cover by (1) safety construction (2) safety equipment (3) load line certificate ? | certificate validity? | what is a safe manning certificate? what would you find on it? what is its validity? | what is note of protest ? when to note of protest ? | what action would you take if, on joining a ship that was not due for its safety equipment survey for another six months, you found that some aspect of the lifesaving or fire fighting appliance were not in good order? | squat? | what survey or inspections are required by load line legislation? | your vessels heading south and you see a south cardinal buoy on your right a head what is your action? | what is a classification society? | what solas certificate would you expect to find on your next ship? | when you must steering gear be tested? | where do you find a list of all tss, both adopted and unadopted? | there is no section in the orb specifically for recording bunkering operation. where would you record these? | who can demand to see your official log book? |

 

Sample Manoeuvering booklet for reference : (Click here to download)

Contents are as follows;

Chapter 01 General decription | ship’s particulars | Characteristics of Main Engine(s)

Chapter 02 Manoeuvring characteristics in deep water | Course change performance | Turning circles in deep water | Accelerating turn | Yaw checking tests | Man-overboard and parallel course manoeuvring | Lateral thruster capabilities | stopping and speed control characteristics in deep water | Stopping ability |Deceleration performance |Acceleration performance

Chapter 04 MaManoeuvring characteristics in shallow water | Turning circle in shallow water | Squat

Chapter 05 Manoeuvring characteristics in wind | Wind forces and moments | Course-keeping limitations | Drifting under wind influence |

Chapter 06 Manoeuvring characteristics at low speed |

Chapter 07 Additional information |

 

Miscellaneous topics : Chapter 1 - 5 (Click here to download)

Contents are as follows;

|Chapter 01 : publications | admiralty distance tables | admiralty list of light and fog signals | admiralty list of notices to mariners | admiralty list of radio signals | admiralty sailing directions | admiralty tide tables | annual summary of admiralty notices | bridge procedures guide | chart catalogue | code of safe working practices | cumulative notices to mariners | guide to port entry | m notices | mariners handbook | ms notices | ms notices indian | nautical almanac | ocean passages of the world | regulation for carriage of publications | ships routing | tidal stream atlases |
Chapter 02 : anchor certificate | chain cable certificate | drop test for cast anchors | marks on anchors | test on anchor cables | tests on anchors |Chapter 03 : ballast water management | committee tackling ballast water problem | harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water |
Chapter 04 : bridge equipment | autopilot | doppler logs | echo sounder | electromagnetic logs | gps | gps errors of system | gps ground segment | gps pseudo range | gps space segment | gps user segment | gps various dilutions of precision | logs |
Chapter 05 : bulk carrier code |

 

Miscellaneous topics : Chapter 6 - 10 (Click here to download)

Contents are as follows;

|Chapter 06 : | bulk carrier safety chapter 12 |
Chapter 07 : | calibration of gas testing instruments |
Chapter 08 : | mooring ropes |
Chapter 09 : | condemning a wire rope |
Chapter 10 : | cargo handling manual for tankers | 01 contents | 02 introduction | 03 correction notation table | 04 policy | 05 communications | 06 cargo handling and stowage | 07 loading | 08 discharging | 09 sampling and samples | 10 pumproom | 11 safety | 12 pollution prevention | 13 cargo heating | 14 cargo loss control |

 

Miscellaneous topics : Chapter 11 - 15 (Click here to download)

Contents are as follows;

|Chapter 11 : | precautions while handling heavy lifts |
Chapter 12 : | Union purchase system |
Chapter 13 : | Carriage of coal | Hazards of coal | spontaneous heating | carbon monoxide | oxidation | breakage | Methane emission | corrosion | liquefaction |
Chapter 14 : | precautions while handling heavy lifts |
Chapter 15 : | Bridge watchkeeping checklists | daily checks | pre departure | embarkation disembarkation of pilot | master pilot information exchange | deep sea navigation | navigation in coastal waters TSS | changing over watch | changing over watch | preparation for arrival port | anchoring and anchor watch | restricted visibility | navigating in heavy weather TRS | navigating in ice | emergency checklists | main engine failure | steering failure | gyro failure compass failure | bridge control telegraph failure | imminent collision or collision | stranding | fire | flooding | boat liferaft stations | man overboard | search and rescue |

 

Miscellaneous topics : Chapter 16 - 20 (Click here to download)

Contents are as follows;

Chapter 16 : | cold work permit |
Chapter 17 : | IMDG freight container code | container packing and certification | Jettisoning | temperature control on dangerous goods |
Chapter 18 : | Design for double hull tankers |
Chapter 19 : | Drills | Emergency drills | fire drill | oil pollution drill |
Chapter 20 : | Drug and alcohol policy |

 

Miscellaneous topics : Chapter 21 - 26 (Click here to download)

Contents are as follows;

Chapter 21 : | ECDIS | raster charts | Disadvantages of raster charts | vector charts | Disadvantages of vector charts |
Chapter 22 : | emergency generator |
Chapter 23 : | use of almanac for year plus 1 |
Chapter 24 : | enclosed space entry permit |
Chapter 25 : | fire wire |
Chapter 26 : | first aid for H2S poisoning |

 

Miscellaneous topics : Chapter 27 - 30 (Click here to download)

Contents are as follows;

Chapter 27 : | foul anchor | foul hawse | fouled by underwater obstruction | fouled with wire cable |
Chapter 28 : | GMDSS | classes of emission | DSC routine calling frequencies | Enhanced group calling | EPIRB | EPIRB COSPAS SARSAT | EPIRB frequencies | EPIRB Inmarsat E or L band | EPIRB operation | EPIRB VHF DSC | MSI frequencies | NAVTEX | navtex frequencies | on scene communication frequencies | primary inter ship VHF frequency | primary inter ship VHF frequency | SART | SART frequency | sea areas | Survival craft portable VHF |
Chapter 29 : | hot work permit |
Chapter 30 : | IAMSAR | IAMSAR appendices | IAMSAR (section 4) man overboard | IAMSAR (section 4) man overboard one turn | IAMSAR (section 4) man overboard Scharnov | IAMSAR (section 4) man overboard Williamson | IAMSAR (section 4) medico | IAMSAR (section 4) medivac | IAMSAR (section 4) Onboard emergencies | track spacing | types of search patterns |

 

Miscellaneous topics : Chapter 31 - 35 (Click here to download)

Contents are as follows;

Chapter 31 : | meteorology | The atmosphere | adiabatic change | DALR | SALR | barometric tendency | fohn wind effect | met definitions | dew | hoar frost | glased frost | rime | drizzle | rain | snow flakes | ice pellets | hail | sea waves | swell | gust | squall | FOG | Types of fog | radiation fog | advection fog | smog | arctic sea smoke | hill or orographic fog | types of clouds | clouds grouped appearance wise | clouds grouped height wise | buys ballots law |
Chapter 32 : | port state control |
Chapter 33 : | pyrophoric iron sulphide |
Chapter 34 : | requirements for emergency towing |
Chapter 35 : | safety committee |

 

Miscellaneous topics : Chapter 36 - 44 (Click here to download)

Contents are as follows;

Chapter 36 : SCBA ckecklist | regulations for SCBA |
Chapter 37 : shallow water effects | bank suction and bow cushion | smelling the ground | squat |
Chapter 38 : SOLAS chapters and amendments | buoyant lifelines | buoyant smoke signals | cargo information | class A divisions | class B divisions | class C divisions | construction of life rafts | dangerous goods stowage requirements | defn main vertical zones | defn non combustible material | diameter of and pressure in fire mains | documentation for dangerous goods | explosives on passenger ships | fire hoses | fixed gas fire extinguishing systems | general emergency alarm system | hand flares | HRU on liferaft | immersion suits | lifebuoys | lifejacket lights | lifejackets | liferaft equipment | line throwing apparatus | Markings on liferaft | Markings on liferaft container | miscellaneous | muster list and emergency instructions | nozzles | number and position of hydrants | other life saving appliances | oxygen analysis and gas detection equipm | personal life saving appliances | rocket parachute flares | self activating smoke signal | self igniting lights | solas B pack exempted equipment | SOLAS definitions | standard fire test | survival craft | thermal protective aid | training manual | visual aids |
Chapter 39 : | STCW 95 | STCW 95 rest periods |
Chapter 40 : | Electro hydraulic steering gear | hunting gear | four ram steering gear | rotary vane steering gear |
Chapter 41 : | tugs girding scouring | girding | scouring |
Chapter 42 : | LRIT | Introduction | equipment requirements | procedure |
Chapter 43 : | Ship re-cycling convention | Background | Requirements | Ship recycling plan |
Chapter 44 : | Gulf of Aden advisory | Background | Adoption of scheme | Polling and tracking |

 

Shipboard Contingencies (Click here to download)

Contents are as follows;

Contingencies : | abandonment | accident prevention dangerous goods | accommodation fire | rescue action tanks holds | man overboard | collision, grounding flooding | spillage liquid bulk cargoes | machinery equipment failure | helicopter crash emergency landing | acute firstaid | extreme weather | deaths procedure | epidemics | accident prevention dangerous goods | rescue action tanks holds | injury illness | damaged stability | hull damages | calling port refuge | beaching | call stay in area conflict | detention arrest | stowaway | criminal offence | runaway missing crew member | pirates | intoxicating agents drugs | search and rescue actions | towing | requisition of ship | log keeping | general average other inspections | damage to ship equipment | threat of sabotage | hijacking | local war |

 

Rules of the road presentation(Select below to download)

Contents are as follows; (author unknown - kindly contact us if there is any copywright violations)

| Bridge Procedures | Lights and buoys | ROR Rules 1 - 3 | ROR Rules 4 - 10 | ROR Rules 11 - 19 | ROR Rules 20 - 25 | ROR Rules 26 - 31 | ROR Rules 32 - 38 | ROR Handbook |

 

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