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2nd Mate Exam oral questions and answers by Capt Chandran



Q. 1) trs avoiding action?

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    Q. 2) What is Light & day signal for aground vessel?

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      Day signal - Three Balls in a vertical line..

      Night Signal -  in addition to the anchor lights, 2 all round red lights in a vertical line...

      Fog Signal

      at intervals of not more than 1-minute ring the bell rapidly for five seconds. In a vessel 100 meters or more in length the bell shall be sounded in the forepart of the vessel and immediately after the ringing of the bell the gong shall be sounded rapidly for about 5 seconds in the after part of the vessel. in addition, give three separate and distinct strokes on the bell immediately before and after the rapid ringing of the bell. A vessel aground may in addition sound an appropriate whistle signal.

      Gaurav bammi | 5 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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        three balls in vertical line.
        two all round red lights in vertical line and anchor light/s.

        3 distinct strokes
        rapid ringing of bell 5 secs
        3 distinct strokes
        if 100m or more gong shall b sounded 5sec
        additionally ..-  'U' you r running into danger.

        brendon n kamlesh

        Sanjana mathur | 6 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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          Day signal - Three Balls in a
          vertical line..
          Night Signal - in addition to the
          anchor lights, 2 all round red
          lights in a vertical line...
          Fog Signal
          at intervals of not more than 1-
          minute ring the bell rapidly for
          five seconds. In a vessel 100
          meters or more in length the
          bell shall be sounded in the
          forepart of the vessel and
          immediately after the ringing of
          the bell the gong shall be
          sounded rapidly for about 5
          seconds in the after part of the
          vessel. in addition, give three
          separate and distinct strokes on
          the bell immediately before and
          after the rapid ringing of the
          bell. A vessel aground may in
          addition sound an appropriate
          whistle signal.

          Thiyaga rajan | 4 years ago | EDIT | REPLY

            Q. 3) Distress signals ?

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              Distress signal indicates that a mobile is in grave and imminent danger and requires immediate assistance

              Arunkumar Moorthy | 5 years ago | EDIT | REPLY

                Q. 4) What is the safe speed you cinsider at sea , t.s.s , shallow waters ?

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                  any speed at which we can safely navigate in that area

                  Tarique momin | 6 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                    any speed at which we can safely navigate in that particular area

                    Tarique momin | 6 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                      It is a speed at which one can take proper n immediate action to avoid collision n b stopped at a distance appropriate in prevailing circumstances n condition

                      Vikram Singh | 5 years ago | EDIT | REPLY




                        Q. 5) Emergency wreck marking buoy ?

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                          Pillar or spar shape
                          Topmark- upright X(+)
                          Colour-Alternate stripes of blue and yellow colur,minimum 4 and maximum 8.
                          Light-Alternate flashing yellow and blue.
                           1s(blue)-0.5s(dark)-1s(yellow)

                          Abhinav Saxena | 6 years ago | EDIT | REPLY

                            Q. 6) What wil b your action in resrticted visibility

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                              1) Inform Master.
                              2) Inform E/R.Get engines ready for manoeuvering.
                              3)obsrve visually and make a note of all the traffic in sight,
                              4)switch on ARPA and commence plottng.
                              5)Switch on navigational lights.
                              6) change over to hand sterering,
                              7) switch on the other stering motor,
                              8) post double lookouts,  one on the bridge wing, other on forecastle.
                              9)try out pneumatic wistle and electric klaxon and the manual foghorn, by giving a very short blast on each, try out automatic fog signal unit,
                              10) stop all noises on decks so that the fog signals of other vessels  would not get drowned in  the noise ,,
                              11) keep open the outer doors of the wheel house so that the fog signals of other ships may be heared, even if they are very faint,
                              12) commence sounding fog signal before entering into the fog.
                              13) reduce to safe speed before entering fog.
                              14)restrict hold ventilation.
                              15) record all the happnings in bridge record book.

                              Gaurav bammi | 5 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                                inform master n engine room
                                post look outs
                                switch on n operate radar
                                switch on nav lights
                                activate sound signals
                                proceed at safe speed
                                follow ROR.

                                brendon n kamlesh

                                Sanjana mathur | 6 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                                  Also engines ready for immediate manouvering

                                  Vikram Singh | 5 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                                    inform to master, stop all noisy work, switch on the navigational lights, one pro longed blast in interval not more than 2 min

                                    Surain fernando | 5 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                                      inform to master
                                      inform to engine room keep the engine raedy to manouvere and in safe speed
                                      start sounding the signal as per ror
                                      stop all noisy work like chipping
                                      switch on all navigation lights
                                      keep the bridge wing door open
                                      continuos observation of radar and arpa mUST
                                      keep plotting the position by all available means
                                      if it idicates the presence of any other vessel,acess the suitation and take the action immidiately in ample time

                                      Thiyaga rajan | 4 years ago | EDIT | REPLY

                                        Q. 7) What is manoeuvring speed ?

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                                          the speed at which full effect of the controls (rudder n propeller) can be achieved.

                                          brendon n kamlesh

                                          Sanjana mathur | 6 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                                            it is the minimum speed at which the ship can be manoeuvered

                                            Gaurav bammi | 5 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                                              speed at which the alteration of ships course can take place

                                              Thiyaga rajan | 4 years ago | EDIT | REPLY

                                                Q. 8) Why in the rule 23 high intensity is referred for wig craft anf where as an intensity for air cushion vessel ? why ?

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                                                  WIG craft move at high speed. to distinguish from distance
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                                                  Air cushioned vessel r susceptible to wind effect.

                                                  brendon n kamlesh

                                                  Sanjana mathur | 6 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                                                    its more than 22.5 degree abaft the beam

                                                    Kiran k | 5 years ago | EDIT | REPLY

                                                      Q. 10) Defination of solas

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                                                        SOLAS is and international maritime safety treaty. SOLAS convention in its successive form is generally regarded as the most important of all international treaties concerning the safety of merchant ship.

                                                        Arunkumar Moorthy | 5 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                                                          The International Convention
                                                          for the Safety of Life at Sea
                                                          (SOLAS) is an international
                                                          maritime safety treaty. The
                                                          SOLAS Convention in its
                                                          successive forms is generally
                                                          regarded as the most important
                                                          of all international treaties
                                                          concerning the safety of
                                                          merchant ships..

                                                          Thiyaga rajan | 4 years ago | EDIT | REPLY