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Welcome to the website where you can find answers for the CES CBT CD-0275 test on the subject «Leadership, Effective resource management». This site will help you as a marine specialist improve your knowledge with the help of open information, where you can find questions as well as answers for them. CES/CBT based on practical information and marine specialists experience.

CES tests developed for evaluating seaman basic knowledge by Seagull Company (rebranded as «OTG»), is an evaluating online-tool, used for revealing any professional preparation needed in specific fields of knowledge, defined by STCW.

CES tests have proven themselves as good tools for the selection and recruitment process, as well as advancing the level of knowledge of the current officers and crew. Ocean Technologies Group use various subjects for question creation, which includes:

  • Crowd and Crisis Management;
  • Integrated Navigation System (INS);
  • Ballast water management;
  • Handling and Stowage;
  • Vessel operation management and safety;
  • Marine engineering;
  • Maintenance and repair, etc.

«Resource management» subject includes theoretical and practical information about safety working with electrical equipment. Knowledge of this information directly shows employee’s competence who holds a relevant post on a vessel. Effective leadership and resource management are paramount on a ship due to several compelling reasons. Firstly, they ensure the safety and well-being of the crew, preventing potential accidents, emergencies, and hazardous situations. Secondly, proficient resource allocation guarantees the smooth operation of the vessel, avoiding disruptions that could lead to delays or even maritime disasters. Thirdly, responsible management of resources like fuel and provisions contributes to cost-efficiency, thereby optimizing the financial aspects of maritime operations. Lastly, environmentally conscious resource utilization helps minimize the ecological footprint of the ship, promoting sustainable practices and safeguarding marine ecosystems for future generations.

This page contains answers to Seagull CES (Crew Evaluation System) test about Leadership, Effective resource management, and serve as a database of questions and answers, using which seafarer can prepare to exams for getting certificate of competence, or just to challenge yourself with knowledge in this theme.



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A situation where additional crew cannot be assigned on board due to lack of available cabin falls under what resource constraint?
Regulatory.
Inadequate resources.
Dependencies on other tasks.
Physical.
A watchkeeping officer is expected to maintain high situation awareness while on watch. Which action of the watchkeeping officer can be considered as an indicator of declining situation awareness?
Finds it difficult to answer questions pertaining to the watch.
Confidently provides accurate information pertaining to the watch when asked.
Completely aware of the entire situation and can provide projections.
Always seeks factual information from the different navigational systems and through visual observations.
As a watchkeeper, how should you react upon hearing an alarm?
Put the alarm to silent mode then reset.
Acknowledge the alarm and investigate.
Acknowledge the alarm then reset.
Reset the alarm then wait if it goes on again.
High assertive leadership requires having the confidence to express feelings and opinions directly and honestly without violating other people’s rights. This is most appropriate to use during ____.
Resolving conflicts.
Barbeque parties.
Investigating accidents.
Emergencies.
In coordination with Chief Engineer, you are assigned to monitor the fuel oil tank level during bunkering operation. The bunker tanks are fitted with automatic ullaging system. What appropriate action should you do in order eliminate the factor of complacency and over-reliance on the ullaging system to ensure safe bunkering operation?
Always trust that the indicators will show accurate reading as what has been observed in the past.
Take manual sounding only when you hear the high-level alarm.
Prior and during the bunkering operation, take manual sounding and compare the readings with the tank level gauge.
Take manual sounding when ordered by the Chief Engineer.
In this decision-making style, you tell the team about your intention and the problem, facilitate the discussion, involve everyone, and arrive at a consensus.
Open autocratic.
Group consultation.
Individualism.
Collaborative.
It refers to the person’s ability to identify, process and comprehend the critical elements of information about what is happening around at that particular moment.
Situation assessment.
Situation awareness.
Risk management.
Workload management.
Low assertive leadership is suitable in situations where involvement and commitment of subordinates are necessary. This is most appropriate to use in which of the following situations?
Abandon ship.
Fire.
Toolbox talk.
Manoeuvring operation.
Messman suffered back pains upon lifting a sack of potatoes. The Master temporarily relieved him of his duties and ordered to take rest. The Master initially thought of delegating some of the Messman’s duties to other ratings, but the latter have to perform also their respective tasks. This is an example of which resource constraint?
Inadequate resources.
Regulatory.
Physical.
Dependencies on other tasks.
Of the two ABs, Eric is better at working on heights, while Thomas has excellent skills in splicing. Two jobs should be completed within the day: some minor deck works and greasing of crane wires. If you are the Chief Mate, how will you allocate these works in order to finish both faster and safer?
Eric and Thomas will do the jobs together, starting with the greasing of crane wires followed by minor deck works.
Assign the tasks to Bosun and other ratings instead.
Greasing of crane wires will be assigned to Eric, while minor deck works will be given to Tomas.
Greasing of crane wires will be assigned to Thomas, while minor deck works will be given to the Eric.
Second Mate was heavily involved in cargo operation, port inspection and unberthing. Vessel has just started sailing out, but he will not be able to take rest yet because of watchkeeping duties. What is the potential danger of having the Second Mate take the watch for another 4 hours?
His situational awareness will increase.
His situational awareness will be reduced.
Nothing will change.
He will be motivated.
Shipboard Resource Management Process is characterized by four main steps arranged in which order?
Definition – Allocation – Consolidation – Levelling.
Definition – Levelling – Allocation – Consolidation.
Definition – Consolidation – Levelling – Allocation.
Definition – Allocation – Levelling – Consolidation.
The Chief Mate is assessing the resource requirements for chipping and painting the main deck. He asked the Bosun about the area size that could be covered by one tin of paint, without telling him of the intention. This decision-making style is ____.
Open autocratic.
Individual consultation.
Group consultation.
Questioning technique.
The level of situation awareness of a watchkeeper can also be measured in terms of how he/she utilizes information from different equipment. Which of the following options shows lack of situation awareness?
Relies only on the information that the equipment provides in making decisions.
Constantly checks and compares the information obtained from the equipment to other available data.
Believes that some alarms are merely preset by previous users and that these settings can be changed when desired.
Utilizes his/her senses to verify and gather more information in additional to what the equipment provides.
These are temporary operational arrangements or actions that address the immediate problem arising from resource constraints.
Short-term solutions.
Medium-term solutions.
Long-term solutions.
Emergency solutions.
This is the human condition where a reduction in physical and/or mental capability becomes evident as a result of physical, mental or emotional exertion.
Fatigue.
Confusion.
Assertive.
Awareness.
This resource management principle aims to increase efficiency by resolving potential conflicts arising from over or under allocation of resources.
Consolidation.
Levelling.
Splitting.
Prioritization.
This type of resource is depleting and non-renewable:
Navigation equipment.
Time.
Tools.
Machinery.
Vessel is approaching pilot station. Two crucial tasks should be carried out simultaneously: anchor preparation and rigging the pilot ladder. The Bosun, 2 OS, AB and Second Mate are the only available crew resource at that time. If you are the Master, to whom will you assign these two tasks?
Bosun and first OS will prepare the anchor while the AB, 2nd OS and Second Mate will rig the pilot ladder.
Two OS will rig the pilot ladder while Bosun and AB will prepare the anchor.
Bosun and Second Mate will prepare the anchor, while the two OS and AB will rig the pilot ladder.
Vessel is scheduled to arrive in port on the next day. While performing the pre-arrival preparation and testing of winches, the ratings observed that one of the winches is dysfunctional. Which of the following options is a short-term solution?
Perform break test and other maintenance checkups according to PMS schedule.
Ensure that the operator is adequately trained and competent to do the job.
Make an arrangement where another working winch can be used.
Ensure that a spare break lining is available at all times.
What principle should be borne in mind when keeping a watch using modern integrated equipment systems?
Garbage in-garbage out.
All information is accurate at all times.
Equipment is functioning perfectly unless it sounds an alarm.
Less talk, less mistake.
When you are carefully observing potential danger, your situation awareness is at ____.
Level 1.
Level 2.
Level 3.
Level 4.
Which of the following actions and behaviour indicates high situational awareness while watchkeeping?
Having a relaxed and easy-go-lucky attitude.
Constantly monitoring the vessel or machinery performance both visually and through the control display panel.
Relying only on the centralized display monitor of different equipment in the watch station.
Believing that everything is in order unless an alarm is activated.
Which of the following is not an ideal action of an assertive watchkeeper?
Provides corrective feedback to ratings when he/she observes one.
Challenges the senior officers action when he thinks something is not safe or wrong.
Monitors orders given by person in command and verifies if they are executed properly.
Makes suggestions when permitted by senior officer.
Which of the following options is not considered a shipboard resource?
Shipboard officers.
Fuel oil.
Pilot boat.
Chipping hammer.
With respect to the Cadets Training Record Book, the Chief Mate decided to breakdown the tasks into smaller milestones distributed throughout the 12-month period. His involvement in coaching, monitoring and assessing the cadet’s performance for each task will require lesser amount of time. This approach falls under which type of resource levelling?
Reduce.
Split.
Replace.
Distribute.
You are a junior officer. You heard that an engine telegraph order “dead slow ahead” was requested. You observed that your experienced senior officer acknowledged the order but set the telegraph to “dead slow astern” instead. How will you react in this situation?
Tell the senior officer right away that it should be dead slow ahead.
Wait and see until the officer realizes that he made a wrong action.
Never question the senior officer’s actions.
Ask someone to confirm your understanding.
You just finished your risk assessment meeting with Bosun and the rest of the deck ratings for your ballast exchange plan. You coordinated with Chief Engineer and found out that Electro Technical Officer is supposed to repair two electrical junction boxes on deck near the ballast tank vents and both activities have overlapping schedule. Which step in the resource management process is this action categorized?
Allocating.
Levelling.
Consolidation.
Checking.
All maintenance jobs were suspended while the vessel was transiting Panama Canal. This scenario illustrates what method of resource levelling?
Replace.
Reduce.
Delay.
Split.
In transiting Panama Canal, which of the following measures illustrates the resource levelling method, Reduce?
The vessel will be anchored upon reaching Gatun Lake and only one shipboard personnel will be retained in the fwd and aft stations. The rest of the crew can rest.
During meal times, it is possible to alternate the bridge duty of the Second Mate and the Third Mate, and the Chief Mate and the Bosun at the fwd station.
Panama Canal transit is very crucial that other maintenance jobs should be suspended while the vessel is in transit. Also, it is necessary to delay ballast transfer to adjust the vessel’s trim after crossing Panama canal.
In transiting Panama Canal, which of the following measures illustrates the resource levelling method, Replace?
The vessel will be anchored upon reaching Gatun Lake and only one shipboard personnel will be retained in the fwd and aft stations. The rest of the crew can rest.
During mealtimes, it is possible to alternate the bridge duty of the Second Mate and the Third Mate, and the Chief Mate and the Bosun at the fwd station.
Panama Canal transit is very crucial that other maintenance jobs should be suspended while the vessel is in transit. Also, it is necessary to delay ballast transfer to adjust the vessel’s trim after crossing Panama canal.
In transiting Panama Canal, which of the following measures illustrates the resource levelling method, Split?
The vessel will be anchored upon reaching Gatun Lake and only one shipboard personnel will be retained in the fwd and aft stations. The rest of the crew can rest.
Panama Canal transit is very crucial that other maintenance jobs should be suspended while the vessel is in transit. Also, it is necessary to delay ballast transfer to adjust the vessel’s trim after crossing Panama canal.
Securing of deck after transit may be arranged in such a way that the Second Mate and two ratings will be responsible for the aft station, while the Chief Mate and Bosun will be responsible for fwd station.
Rescheduling the task on another date/time when the necessary resources are available depicts what method of resource levelling?
Replace.
Reduce.
Delay.
Split.
The Chief Mate is assessing the resource requirements for chipping and painting the main deck. Without telling the Bosun his intention, he asks him about the area size that can be covered by one tin of paint. This decision-making style is ____.
Open autocratic.
Individual consultation.
Group consultation.
Questioning technique.
The vessel is approaching the pilot station. Two crucial tasks should be carried out simultaneously – anchor preparation and rigging the pilot ladder. The Bosun, two OS, the AB and the Second Mate are the only available crew at that time. If you were the Master, to whom would you assign these two tasks?
The Bosun and the first OS will prepare the anchor while the AB, the second OS and the Second Mate will rig the pilot ladder.
The two OS will rig the pilot ladder while the Bosun and the AB will prepare the anchor.
The Bosun and the Second Mate will prepare the anchor, while the two OS and the AB will rig the pilot ladder.
The vessel will sail in a high piracy-risk area in the next few days. The shipboard management analyzed the situation and agreed that the deck crew will rig hoses around the ship, engine ratings and 0S will post as bridge wing lookouts at night time, while the Chief Cook and Messman will also participate as additional lookouts. These are part of which step in the resource management process?
Definition.
Work.
Allocation.
Levelling.
To make a decision on how he will allocate the resources, the Captain shares his intention then asks the crew members for suggestions on the subject during a meeting. What decision-making style did the Captain use?
Open autocratic.
Individual consultation.
Group consultation.
Collaborative.
Which of the following options is NOT considered a shipboard resource?
Shipboard officers.
Fuel oil.
Pilot boat.
Chipping hammer.
Which of these steps in the resource management process aims to increase efficiency by resolving potential conflicts arising from over or under allocation of resources?
Consolidation.
Levelling.
Definition.
Allocation.
With respect to the engine cadet’s Training Record Book, the Chief Engineer decided to breakdown the tasks into smaller milestones distributed throughout the twelve-month period. His involvement in coaching, monitoring and assessing the cadets performance for each task will require lesser amount of time. This approach is under which type of resource levelling?
Reduce.
Split.
Replace.
Distribute.
You just finished your risk assessment meeting with the Bosun and the rest of the deck ratings for your ballast exchange plan. You coordinated with the Chief Engineer and found out that the Electro Technical Officer is supposed to repair two electrical junction boxes on deck near the ballast tank vents and both activities have overlapping schedule.
Allocation.
Levelling.
Consolidation.
Checking.
A situation where additional crew cannot be assigned on board due to lack of available cabin falls under what resource constraint?
Regulatory.
Inadequate resources.
Dependencies on other tasks.
Physical.
Assertiveness is shown using all of the following communication techniques EXCEPT ____.
Clearly and honestly say what you need to say.
Avoid being apologetic.
Use supportive body gestures.
Shout to the person.
In coordination with the Chief Engineer, you are assigned to monitor the fuel oil tank level during bunkering operation. The bunker tanks are fitted with automatic ullaging system. What appropriate action should you do to eliminate the factor of complacency and over-reliance on the ullaging system to ensure a safe bunkering operation?
Always trust that the indicators will show accurate reading as what has been observed in the past.
Take manual sounding only when you hear the high-level alarm.
Prior and during the bunkering operation, take manual sounding and compare the readings with the tank level gauge.
In order to project potential events that may happen and maintain a high level of situational awareness, what question should you ask?
What if?
When does it usually happen?
How often does it occur?
Who are involved?
It is defined as having the confidence to act and speak out for oneself and express feelings and opinions directly and honestly without violating other people’s rights.
Safety consciousness.
Assertiveness.
Visibility.
Situational awareness.
It refers to the person’s ability to identify, process and comprehend the critical elements of information about what is happening around at that particular moment.
Situation assessment.
Situational awareness.
Risk management.
Workload management.
Lower assertive leadership is suitable in situations where involvement and commitment of subordinates are necessary. This is most appropriate to use in which of the following situations?
Abandon ship.
Fire.
Toolbox talk.
Maneuvering operation.
Standards on safe manning and rest hours are categorized under what type of resource constraints?
Dependencies on other tasks.
Regulatory constraints.
Physical constraints.
Inadequate resources.
The Messman suffered back pains upon lifting a sack of potatoes. The Master temporarily relieved him of his duties and ordered him to rest. The Master initially thought of delegating some of the Messman’s duties to other ratings, but the latter have to perform their respective tasks too. This is an example of which resource constraint?
Inadequate resources.
Regulatory.
Physical.
Dependencies on other tasks.
These are company solutions based on past experiences, current trends and future projections that are geared for longer period of time.
Short-term solutions.
Medium-term solutions.
Long-term solutions.
Emergency solutions.
These are temporary operational arrangements or actions that address the immediate problem arising from resource constraints.
Short-term solutions.
Medium-term solutions.
Long-term solutions.
Emergency solutions.
Vessel is scheduled to arrive in port on the next day. While performing the pre-arrival preparation and testing of winches, the ratings observed that one of the winches is dysfunctional. Which of the following options is a short-term solution?
Perform break test and other maintenance checkups according to PMS schedule.
Ensure that the operator is adequately trained and competent to do the job.
Make an arrangement where another working winch can be used.
What should you do to build a more personal and authentic relationship with colleagues and subordinates?
Avoid being assertive.
Increase your assetiveness.
Lower your assertiveness.
Increase the power distance.
What should you do to set a good atmosphere for higher participation, involvement, and commitment of subordinates?
Avoid being assertive.
Increase your assertiveness.
Lower your assertiveness.
Increase the power distance.
When you are carefully observing a potential danger, your situational awareness is at ____.
Level 1.
Level 2.
Level 3.
Level 4.
Which of the following actions and behavior indicates high situational awareness while watchkeeping?
Having a relaxed and carefree attitude.
Constantly monitoring the vessel or machinery performance both visually and through the control display panel.
Relying only on the centralized display monitor of different equipment in the watch station.
Believing that everything is in order unless an alarm is activated.
You are a junior officer. You heard that an engine telegraph order “dead slow ahead” was requested. You observed that your experienced senior officer acknowledged the order but set the telegraph to “dead slow astern” instead. How will you react in this situation?
Tell the senior officer right away that it should be “dead slow ahead“.
Wait and see until the officer realizes that he made a wrong action.
Never question the senior officer’s actions.
Ask someone to confirm your understanding.



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