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


JUNE 2012.

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Your vessel has been awarded 3 major non confomities duirng SMS aduit. Frame a report in the format of an email addressing the engineer superintendent with sugested step to be taken for early sailing of the vessel.

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(i) Define the'-meaning of the term "conditions of assignment" as applied to ships.

(ii) State how conditions of assignment contribute towards the watertight integrity of ships.

(iii) Give reasons why conditions of assignment need periodic inspection, giving specific instances where they can be found to be less than fully effective.

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Discuss the influence the following properties / contents have on fuel characteristics and its economic use:

(i) viscosity

(ii) density

(iii) ignition quality

(iv) VI

(v) compatibility

(vi) carbon residue

(vii) control of combustion period

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State the circumstances which may lead to suspension or withdrawal of class explain the terms

(i) period of class

(ii) anniversary date

(iii) survey time window

(iv) memoranda

(v) recommendations

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What are P&I clubs? How P&I clubs collect funds from ships what are the risks covered under P&I

What is the minmum a ship owner / shiping company has to do for its ship to get covergae under P&I club.

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What are the principal reasons responsible for compounding of machinery vibration in connection with operation of a long stroke diesel engines and associated machinery arrangements? What are the key factors for excitations generated by the engines?

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Differentiate between static and dynamic stability? Can a ship, high on GM, be low on stability? Justify your answer with reasoning. Enlist the governing factors you will inspect, while taking over a new ship in shipyard as Chief Engineer for having optimum stability in both categories. Substantiate your answer with reasons.

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Give the history of requirements for load line regulations, leading towards the International convention on Load Line 1966.

What were the dates of adoption and entry into force?

What special provisions are included in the said convention, in comparison with the first International Convention on Load line, 1930?

Describe in brief, highlighting the area of coverage and related Annexes.

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with reference to ship repair/ ship building, and engineering economics explain the terms (i) Risk analysis, Brake even analysis, Sensitivity analysis, Multi stage sequential analysis, Multi attribute decision making.

April 2012.

Question

How will you prepare your ship for a renewal survey of IAPPC International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate!

Explain with specific emphasis on the records and documents to be maintained,

Exnumerate general requirements for shipboard incinerators, as mentioned in Annex VI of MARPOL 73/78

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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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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.

Question

Differentiate the salient considerations taken during Survey of a ship under

1) Bare-boat charter

2) Voyage charter

3) Time charter.

As the Chief Engineer on board, explain with reasons, which of the three Surveys is most demanding and exhaustive and why?

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State the requirement and responsibility of the office in enforcing “emergency preparedness” procedures for a ship and its personnel, as required under ISM Codes?

Describe the duties of the office in: (i) Formation of the emergency team (ii) During emergency situations (iii) Maintaining contact between ship and office.

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What are the UNCLOS provisions concerning ship’s flag and nationality? In observing the provisions of UNCLOS, what are the duties of the flag state and how they are enforced.

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Develop a training program for activities of a vessel, where you have joined recently as a Chief Engineer highlighting the specific training needs for engine room personnel in case of

(i) use of life saving appliances

(ii) fire in accommodation

(iii) explosion in engine room, when the ship is in dry dock

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Your vessel, which had recently been dry docked, is showing a significant increase in fuel oil consumption. Frame a report, in the format of an e-mail message, addressed to the Engineer Superintendent. Discuss the related inspections made, findings established and suggestions for repair, if any.

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(i) Define the'-meaning of the term "conditions of assignment" as applied to ships.

(ii) State how conditions of assignment contribute towards the watertight integrity of ships.

(iii) Give reasons why conditions of assignment need periodic inspection, giving specific instances where they can be found to be less than fully effective

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