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2nd Mate Exam Oral Questions and answers by Capt P K Chattopadhyay



Q. 1) Explain panting and pounding ?

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    i. Panting stresses is an in and out motion of the plating in the bows of a ship and is caused by unequal water pressure as the bow passes through successive waves.
    ii. Pounding stresses is exist when ships is pitching. Ship’s bows lift clear of the water and come down heavily. It causes damage to the bottom and girder at the bow.

    Jagades babu | 6 years ago | EDIT | REPLY

      Q. 2) Righting lever

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        When a vessels is heeled (inclined by an external force), the force of buoyancy, acting vertically upwards through the new position of COB, becomes seperated from the force of gravity, acting vertically downwards through the COG, by a horizontal distance called righting lever (GZ)

        Jagades babu | 6 years ago | EDIT | REPLY

          Q. 4) Fire in pumproom-action ?

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            Head count b4 releasing co2

            Vikram Singh | 6 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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              STOP CARGO
              INFORM MASTER/TERMINAL
              SOUND ALARM
              EVACUATE ALL PPL
              STOP BLOWERS
              LOCK ALL DOORS
              RELEASE CO2

              Vivek misra | 6 years ago | EDIT | REPLY




                Q. 5) Carrying sulpher and fire inside hatch action ?

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                  INFORM MASTER
                  EVACUATE PPL
                  CLOSE HATCH COVER
                  CLOSE VENTILATORS/OTHER OPENINGS
                  RELEASE CO2

                  Vivek misra | 6 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                    1.Raise fire alarm
                    2.Take head count
                    3.release co2
                    4.if cant cntrl head 2 d nerst port of refuge.

                    Ganesh Nirmal | 5 years ago | EDIT | REPLY

                      Q. 7) Types of epirb.

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                        cospas/sarsat  406/121.5 A1 A2 A3 A4.

                        VHF  156.525(ch.70) A1

                        Sanjana mathur | 7 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                          epirb(cospas-sarsat)
                          ELT
                          PLB

                          Vivek misra | 6 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                            1. cospas/sarsat 406/121.5 A1 A2 A3 A4.(universal epirb)

                            2. VHF 156.525(ch.70) A1

                            3.immarsat epirb(l band)

                            JAISHANKAR JHA | 6 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                              VHF EPIRB(ONLY AREA A1), L-BAND EBIRB(phased out only for area A1,A2,A3), COSPAS SARSAT EPIRB(CURRENTLY USED FOR ALL SEA AREAS)

                              Asim dey | 5 years ago | EDIT | REPLY

                                Q. 8) Sart requirement. what does sart give ?

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                                  12 blips on the x band radar.it is a transponder

                                  Bharath das | 7 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                                    VSL OF MORE THAN 300GRT SHOULD CARRY SART....SHOULD WORK CONTINOUSLY FOR 8 HRS AND IN STAND BY MODE FOR 96 HRS....SARATH KRISHNAN

                                    SARATH KRISHNAN | 6 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                                      vsl of >300 but < 500grt should have one sart , vsl >500 grt 2 sart ...

                                      Jude buy | 5 years ago | EDIT | REPLY

                                        Q. 9) Difference between underway and making way ?

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                                          when the vsl cut through the water and vls is in control by helm, if engine is just stopped and she still making wake and cut through water then she is making way
                                          underway refer ROR

                                          Arunkumar Moorthy | 5 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                                            when the vsl is not at anchor or  made fast to shore ,or aground  is underway.

                                            when the vsl using her engine that is making way  ....

                                            Saurabh dwivedi | 4 years ago | EDIT | REPLY

                                              Q. 10) Action when manoverboard.

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                                                TWO PROLONG BLAST
                                                SHOUT MAN OVERBOARD
                                                THROUGH LIFE BOUY WITH SMOKE SIGNAL
                                                INFORM MASTER
                                                KEEP A PROPER LOOK OUT
                                                TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO AVOID THE PROPELLER TO RUN OVER THE MAN ON WATER
                                                COMMENCE WILLIOM TURN CIRCLE

                                                SRIVIGNESH SRIVIGNESH | 5 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                                                I guess MOB marker on GPS must also be activated

                                                Asim dey | 5 years ago | EDIT | REPLY
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                                                  shout man over board,immediately inform to master,give three long blast,hoist flag o.throw the mob orange life buoy,keep proper look out on him,mark the position,avoid the man getting into propeller,slow down the v/l,take a williamson turn,to rescue him,or launch a rescue boat,and rescue him.

                                                  Thiyaga rajan | 4 years ago | EDIT | REPLY