2ND MATE EXAM ORAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS BY CAPT-UPPAL - LATEST QUESTIONS
Q. 1) All ROR annexesX
annex1-position and technical details of lights and shapes.
annex2-addl. lights for fishing vessel fishing in.close proximity.
annex3-technical details of sound signals
if u r proceeding north n u c NC mark..dat means u r already in proximity of point of interest or danger...bst action is to inform master and stop ur vsl immediately..plot ur position n chck wer to alter for safe depth of water or away frm danger..
*go on chrt rm 15minuts earlier.
*Inspect chrt:(cmg,crs strd,set$rate of crnt,ukc,any alt,tss)
*mastrs ordr bk.
*Inspect compass err bk.
*go to whl house 5 mnt be4 nd set eye to d darkness.
*inspt nav lt
*chk vhf ch.16/70
*auto or hnd strng
*familr wth radar
*if is in collision couse dn't tk ovr watch untl collision is ovr
one short blast alt co to stbd...(if cbd slows dwn < cbd is a pd vssl> as give way vessel then u cross her head)if not parellel course....alt co to stbd and pass her stern.
brendon n kamlesh
Q. 5) Lights of NUC vesselX
two all around red light placed where it can best be seen, if making way through the water in addition to red light side light and stern light.
2 all round red lights in vertical line, and if making way in addition, sidelights n sternlight
Q. 6) Situation - crossing , restricted visibilty : target on stbd bow radar inoperational , target stbd quarter radar inoperationalX
ascertain if risk of collision exist with the targets by continuosly monitoring the bearing. and take action accordingly
Q. 7) Great circle sailing .X
a great circle track is the shortest distance , measured along the earth's surface , btween 2 poles. a great circle track cuts successive meridians at different angles b'coz meridians are nt parallel to each oder . the course, therefore, shud change slightly whilst crossing each meridia.practically at sea, the departure and arrival positions are plotted on a gnomonic chart and joined by a straight line . the vertex and suitable points are read off the chart and the navigator does mercator sailing from point to point thereby following the great circle track effectively ..!!