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Chief Mate Unlimited/Master<3000gt
Date: 17th jan 2013
Candidate: rishabh srivastava
Vessel: bulk carrier
REACHED 0830 had smoke n went in, waited.then capt.fletcher guided me in Told me to take seat.
showed him all documents.asked me about type of vessels i have been on.(buk carrier)
Asked me to act as chief mate on the vessel...unless otherwise advised.
took me to magnetic compass.
you are joining as chief mate on a laid up vsl what are your main concerns related to compass.
what would you check on compass as you go on monkey island.--(deflection err,retentive err)
would you check for any electrical installations near compass?..(1.5 mrts away)
Ship Built in Clyde , Which side of heeling error bucket will be up?
How does ISM Help you as a Chief Officer?
What inspection criteria is required on your lifting gear?
who carries out the inspection?
who other than class inspects your lifting equip and when?
what inspections would be carried out in 5 yrly test?
how to carry out limit switch and proof load test? how much proof load?
you have to carry out 5yr dynamic winch break and proofload test on lifeboat how wud you go about that?
3rd mate has joined vsl how will you familiarise him with ecdis?(spent 10 mins on it and he would have liked to hear more)
precaution to be taken in using ecdis?
can you do passage planning on ecdis?
what are the advantages and disadvantages of doing it on ecdis?
what about the safety features on ecdis?
you have to load coal.how would you go about it?(quantity)
precautions while loading coal.
if u are now to load high density cargo precaution?
who was safety officer on board?his duties?
did you do HELM COURSE?i said yes..then
how will helm course contribute in improving safety.(Honestly i had no idea what to say..in end said safety,communication,leadership)
how was P&I CLUB GOING TO HELP YOU IN stowaway problem?
what do u know about P&I CLUB?
fire in port (laundary) as chief officer what are you goin to do?duties of all emg teams?where wud the master be?
what are critical equipments?
how do u come to know about them?he was looking for pms.
how do manage your pms with respect to critical equip.(told him separate column on pms and get highlighted in red if delay occurs)
what items were critical equipments on your ship?
Causes of loll and list and difference? can you have both?
how would you correct them?
what marpol annexes apply to your ship?
changes to annex 5?
buoys and lights(3 bouys)
tug and tow from port side u r pdv
ram tug and tow from port u r pdv
fishing vsl in tss crossing from stbd
can u fish in sep zone and traffic lane?
lights and shapes
dredger,tug n tow more than 200 mtrs
all in one plot asked me to be on all 3 and take actions
only one plot.....one crossing from stbd to port frwrd of beam ,one coming up from stbd qrtr....
i am on all 3 vsls and have to take action one by one
FINALLY DONE WITH,HE SAID YOU ARE PASSED WENT OUT N SMOKED AGAIN,
ALL ANSWERS WERE MORE OF DISCUSSION,BEST IS TO START YOUR ANSWER CONFIDENTLY
AND THEY COME TO KNOW IF U KNOW SMTHING OR NOT,THEN THEY WILL INTERRUPT YOU IN BETWEEN AND ASK NEXT QUESTION.
HARD WORK IS THERE BUT LUCK PLAYS A BIG ROLE IN PASSING ORALS.BEST OF LUCK EVRYONE!!!