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CLASS 1 OR CHEIF ENGINEER MMD EXAM JULY 2012 TO 2008 QUESTIONS.


Aug 2012.

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Explain in detail the significance of propeller curves to a chief engineer

Enumerate the propeller safety margins in relation to the chief engineer.

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Describe a procedure to establish a training programme appropriate for the training need of engine room personal on board, where you have joined as chief engineer.

Illustrate the measure you will under take in view of a section of engine room personnel not adept in attaining the standard with in a specified time period.

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As a Chief Engineer you have joined a vessel which is about to undertake a six month round ... voyage. Underline and describe the key issues that you will inspect, check, prepare, establish and maintain towards proper Planned Maintenance of Engine Room and associated areas under ISM Codes.

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What are the UNCLOS provisions concerning ship’s flag and nationality? In observation of UNCLOS what the duties are of flag States and how is it enforced?

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With respect to engine room man management enlist the key issues you will address with proper justification in the following areas,

(a) Training programs

(b) Long term personnel development concept

(c) Attitude and motivation development

(d) Emergency response

(e) Coping with stress

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With reference to record keeping onboard, discuss

(i) the necessity of proper filing

(ii) efficient control of follow up and verification activities

(iii) accident investigation. Describe a situation onboard, which will highlight the importance of record keeping of above three cases.

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You as a Chief Engineer are asked by your company to carry out internal audit of the deck-department under the ISM Code, How would you carry out the audit & which areas would you lay emphasis on during the audit?

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What are the ongoing developments at the IMO with respect to the technical and operational measures to be invoked on board ships for combating green house gas emissions from ships?

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The vessel of which you are Chief Engineer suffers grounding. Write a report to be forwarded to the Superintendent of the company about the surveys and inspections subsequently carried out when the vessel was dry-docked in a foreign port.

July 2012.

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Your vessel where you are posted as a Chief engineer is about to enter dry dock. State the co-ordination and information exchange necessary with the master of the vessel for successful entry. Also list the necessary preparation you would make along with earmarking division of duties to the engineers of the vessels. Enlist the inspection and co-ordinations you will make with dry dock authorities for successful coming out of the dry dock.

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With respect to survey and certification state the circumstance which may lead to suspension or withdrawal of class and explain the following terms used by the classification societies.

Anniversary date.

Condition of class.

Window period for survey.

Memoranda.

Addition note.

Statutory recommendation.

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An accident with a ship relates with a grounding while approaching a port. On an inspection made by a team of surveyors, you are to submit the relevant Log book records for formulating an opinion regarding cause of grounding. Taking figures from real life situations present a case study to underline that machineries were functioning satisfactorily.

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A ship on which you have joined as chief engineer is scheduled to be put in active service after major lay up and necessary repairs state the preparation and trial you would conduct prior offering the ship to the surveying authorities for survey and inspection

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Explain PSC inspection underline its authority for exercising basis of such inspection – Enumerate relevant regulations, articles and annexes of SOLAS 74, load line 66, MARPOL 73/78, STCW 95 and tonnage 69 which form provision for PSC.

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Illustrate the salient features factors for on board training and standards of competence as laid down on STCW 95 chapter III under line the specific roles a chief engineer needs to perform towards necessary satisfactory training of engine room personnel under these parameters what will be criteria for evaluating competence for on board training by a chief engineer.

What are the salient features of STCW Manila amendment 2010 with respect to electro technical officer, work and rest hours requirement of the Chief engineer officer toward ship board training of the personal.

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As a chief engineer describe the procedure you employ for bunkering at a port for ascertaining and receiving correct grade and quantity of oil from shore supplies in case of dispute regarding L.O/F.O received describe the actions you would take in these circumstances what are the applicable provisions under MARPOL 73/78 annex VI regulations.

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Explain the influence of a charter on operation of propulsion and other ship board machineries during a voyage. After taking over ship as C/E you have informed that ship is on time charter and has a history of unforeseen auxiliary machinery breakdown at sea, state the different options you have and actions you would take as C/E prior to the commencement of voyage

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Explain the influence of following external factors in higher consumption of fuel oil and how at best they could be controlled? (i) Ship's hull condition (ii) Weather condition (iii) Maintenance of different equipment’s in a fuel oil system (iv) Damage to propeller blades

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