MMD / MCA ORALS >> Chief Mate Exam oral questions and answers
Examination Center



X Q / Ans may be for a particular Surveyor. Please select Surveyor !

Q. 1) What is Condition class ?


    Condition of class certificate

    Provisional certificate

    Interim certificate



    Issued to a classed vessel.

    Issued by classification society surveyor.

    Enables the vessel to proceed to voyage when as per surveyor:

    The vessel is fit.

    In efficient condition.

    Certificates will embody surveyor’s recommendation for continuance of class.

    Subjected to the confirmation of the committee.
    Issued in the event of:


    Seaworthiness of the vessel in question due to:



    Any maritime accident by which vessel sustained damage to hull/ machinery.

    Repair done as required.

    If surveyor thinks that the ship is only safe to proceed to next port for a cheaper or more thorough repair, an endorsement to be made on interim certificate as:
    “The vessel is safe for intended passage until the next port for further repair and examination.”
    Updated: July 03, 2003

     This Page is an antiquarian - possibly outdated - usergenerated website brought to you by an archive. It was mirrored from Geocities in the end of october 2009. For any questions about this page contact the respective author. To report any mal content send URL to oocities[at]gmail[dot]com. For any questions concerning the archive visit our main

    Rajeev Ranjan | 8 years ago | EDIT | REPLY

      Q. 3) Explain Ows discharge criteria , special area ?


        all the discharge criteria according to marpol can be read here , annex 1-6 of marpol 73/78

        Birendra Kumar | 8 months ago | EDIT | REPLY

          Q. 5) What is MARVS ?

            Answer this MMD / MCA Oral Question

            Q. 6) If pivot point , when fwd and stern ?


              there are different criteria to explain pivot point.these are the situation :
              1) pivot point when vessel making head way with no wind
              2) pivot point when vessel making head way with wind.
              3) pivot point when vessel making head way with trim forward or aft
              4) pivot point when vessel going astern same with wind without wind and trim parameter
              5) pivot point when vessel is stopped .

              elaborate each one of them its a lengthy answer.
              point point is fwd when the vsl is making headway it keep on shifting fwd as the speed increased 1/8 of the ship length. she has a good turing lever when the vessel moves fwd because of the distance in the pivot point and point of thrust. which will tend to turn the vessel. same way when the vsl is going astern pivot point shift aft . and when the vsl is stopped pivot is in the centre.
              if wind is there on even keel draft the wind a always considered in the centre of the available body above the WL. hence if vsl is even keel it is in the centre and if trim by stern its is shifted lil fwd and vice versa.
              the distnace of the pivot point and wind also play a role in vessel maneuvering  if the vessel is down by head an making head was point of wind is in the aft becuase the vsl is down by head and pivot point is fwd because the vsl in making head way hence larger turning lever the wind will then turn the vessel towards the windward side.

              correct me if i am wrong thanks.  

              Dilpreet Singh | 2 years ago | EDIT | REPLY

                Q. 7) What info we get from isgot ?


                  ISGOTT stands for international safety guide for oil tanker and terminal. just like the name explain it is a guideline which is set in for the oil tanker and terminals.
                   explain the content of ISGOTT.
                  it has safety procedure
                  appendix which which include ship shore safety meeting
                  properties of petroleum product
                  hazard associated with it
                  different type of gases assosiated with petrroleum products
                  hazard and gas equipment to check those gases
                  fire fighting equipment on board
                  enclosed spaces
                  terminal responsibility

                  Dilpreet Singh | 2 years ago | EDIT | REPLY

                    Q. 8) Gyro error and how to apply ?

                      Answer this MMD / MCA Oral Question

                      Q. 9) What is Enhanced survey plan ?

                        Answer this MMD / MCA Oral Question

                        Q. 10) If there is a hole in the ship , water commenced ingression. What is your action ?


                          inform master/ e/r.
                          Report the position using Shell expansion plan.
                          follow contigency checklist.
                          calculate damage stability.
                          check pollution risks.
                          use ballast pumps
                          try to get the hole above the water level to lower water ingress.
                          inform flag, p&i, company, insurers, class.
                          try for temporary repairs.
                          proceed towards port of refuge.  

                          Vivek Misra | 1 years ago | EDIT | REPLY