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Welcome to the website where you can find answers for the CES test on the subject «Piracy and Robbery II». 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:

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«Piracy and Robbery II» 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. Seamen working on a trading vessel that is at risk of piracy should be aware of the potential dangers and take measures to protect themselves and their crewmates. This can include attending training sessions on anti-piracy measures and learning how to operate any installed anti-piracy equipment, such as water cannons or electric fencing.

In addition, seamen should maintain a high state of alertness when operating in areas known to be at risk of piracy. This includes keeping an eye out for suspicious vessels or activity, and reporting any concerns to the vessel’s officers immediately. Seamen may also participate in regular safety drills to practice responding to potential pirate attacks. These drills can help ensure that everyone onboard knows their role and responsibilities in the event of an attack.

Overall, seamen working on a trading vessel at risk of piracy should prioritize their own safety and the safety of their crewmates by being vigilant and prepared for any potential threats.

This page contains answers to Seagull CES (Crew Evaluation System) test about Piracy and Robbery II, 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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According to this module, which option most accurately completes the following statement? Risk assessment is:
Part of the defensive strategy to combat piracy.
A lot of work by vessel’s staff with nothing gained.
Part of the extra, unnecessary work given by the ISM code.
All that is needed to combat pirate attacks.
Is the following statement true or false? BMP5 is supported by several interested organisation to counter piracy in the Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea.
True.
False.
Is the following statement true or false? In an area with a high risk of piracy attack the AIS should always be switched off.
False.
True.
Select the option that BEST describes the Maritime Security Transit Corridor established by MSCHOA:
It is a recommended shipping route in the Gulf of Aden.
It is an IMO adopted traffic separation scheme in the Gulf of Aden.
It is a system that creates escorted convoys in the Gulf of Aden.
It is the recommended passage through the Straits of Hormuz.
Select the option that correctly completes the following statement. The main purpose of the publication BMP5 is to assist:
Marines to prepare their vessel for being in the Gulf of Aden.
Marines to prepare their vessel for being in the Caribbean area.
Marines to understand how the ISM code relates to piracy.
Vessel owners to understand the threat of piracy.
Select the option that correctly completes the following statement. The primary aim of the International Maritime Bureau Piracy Reporting Centre is:
To be a worldwide point of contact for vessels to report pirate activity and for information sharing.
To communicate with vessels in the Asia-Pacific areas only.
To record statistics for pirate attacks in the Indian Ocean/Gulf of Aden areas.
To give advice to vessels Masters who are entering a high risk area.
Which TWO options are the most accurate in relation to the following statement? A vessel at anchor off a port is fairly safe from local robbers:
The statement is incorrect as an anchored vessel is very vulnerable.
The statement is incorrect as the local robbers can often easily board.
The statement is correct as the port VTS will keep a watch on the vessel.
The statement is correct as the gangway will be hoisted, stopping access.
Which one of the following statements is the most important when describing why water spray from a vessel is a good deterrent against attempted boarding from a pirate skiff?
Water spray makes it a lot more difficult and can swamp a skiff.
Water spray looks threatening to pirates.
Pirates do not like getting wet so avoid water spray.
It shows the vessel’s crew are totally ready to resist pirate attack.
Which one of the given options best describes when anti-piracy operational practices should be implemented?
They should be implemented well before entering a high risk area.
They should only be implemented when a pirate attack is happening.
They should be implemented at all times on a vessel.
They should only be implemented during the hours of darkness.
Which option BEST describes NATO’s simple attitude to piracy?
Deter – Disrupt – Protect.
Deter – Distract – Prosper.
Develop – Destroy – Punish.
Disrupt – Deploy – Panic.
Which option BEST describes a precaution that can be taken to protect a vessel’s crew from personal injury during a pirate attack?
Make all crew aware of attack risks with training beforehand.
Tell them not to leave their cabins during a pirate attack.
Conduct a pre-transit risk assessment.
Tell them not to wear high visibility jackets so they are not easily seen by pirates.
Which option BEST describes how razor wire should be deployed on board a vessel to stop unwanted boarders?
Firmly secured outboard of the rails in coils.
In a line along the main deck level.
In vertical strips hanging from the rails.
On stairways rising off the main deck only.
Which option BEST describes how the Ship Security Alert System operates?
It is a covert method of sending an alarm from a vessel.
It is a part of the GMDSS system for communications.
It is a system on board specially for the Indian Ocean/Gulf of Aden area.
It is an internal system to alert the crew of a pirate attack.
Which option BEST describes operation “ATLANTA”?
It is an operation being undertaken by EU NAVFOR.
It is an operation being undertaken only by the US navy.
It is an operation happening in the western Atlantic ocean and Caribbean sea.
It is an operation involving European navies working together only in the Gulf of Aden.
Which option BEST describes passage planning in an area with high piracy risk?
The plan should take into account any piracy risk control measures.
The plan should be no different to usual.
Passage planning is not necessary as naval escort will guide vessels.
Passage planning will take a lot longer because of the risks.
Which option BEST describes the action to take when at anchor off a port where it is known that robberies have taken place on vessels?
Maintain full physical defence measures on board the vessel.
Employing a local watchman to man the gangway is all that is necessary.
Always heave up the anchor and proceed to sea away from the port area.
Keeping a fire hose ready to spray any approaching small boat is all that is necessary.
Which option BEST describes the meaning of the abbreviation MSCHOA?
Maritime Security Centre – Horn of Africa.
Maritime Security Centre – Hormuz onto Aden.
Marine Simulation Centre – Horn of Africa.
Maritime Security Centre – Half of Africa.
Which option BEST describes the messages to send using the vessel’s GMDSS equipment if the vessel is under pirate attack?
Send out a Mayday call and a distress message on DSC.
Send out a Pan message and a urgency message on DSC.
Send out a security message on all systems.
Send out an alarm on the Ship’s Security Alert System only.
Which option BEST describes the role of the shipping company under the vessel’s Safety Management System?
They should ensure the vessel is safeguarded against all identifiable risks.
They should ensure the vessel is safeguarded against the risk of piracy only.
They should ensure the vessel has sufficient bunkers and stores at all times.
They should ensure that the vessel has all recent publications on board.
Which option BEST describes the worst overall risk associated with piracy and armed robbery?
Crew injured and the vessel hijacked.
Cargo theft from broached containers.
Large ransoms being paid by the insurance companies.
The vessel not taken care of and therefore needing dry docking after the event.
Which option BEST describes what should happen to external doors and windows before entering an area with high piracy risk?
They should be secured and locked to stop pirates gaining access to internal spaces.
They should be secured to stop pirates operating them and gaining access but not locked.
They should be as normal to help crew escape from the accommodation in an emergency.
Ideally all doors should be welded up and all windows should have steel plates fitted.
Which option BEST describes why it is important to stop pirates accessing the vessel’s bridge?
The vessel’s bridge is the control centre for the vessel.
The vessel’s bridge has the communications equipment.
The vessel’s bridge gives access to the accommodation.
The vessel’s bridge has the cargo manifest on it.
Which option BEST describes why it is necessary to send information reports to the international centres set up to combat piracy?
Their work is only effective when they have a lot of information on pirate activity.
The centres record information on attacks for world statistics.
Insurance companies need the information to set their premiums.
There are IMO directives to send information reports.
Which option BEST describes why there should be distinctive signals on board a vessel attacked by pirates?
Crew actions under pirate attacks are different to emergency actions.
So that pirates are aware that the crew know they are attacking.
So that crew and passengers are not panicked.
Signals should not let pirates know the vessel is aware of them.
Which option CORRECTLY completes the following statement? A pirate safe area is an area:
Where the crew can muster in safety inside the vessel.
On an outside upper deck adjacent to the bridge.
In the engine room.
Where pirates can retire to.
Which option CORRECTLY completes the following statement? Blast resistant film on the bridge windows will:
Stop personal injury caused by flying glass from broken window.
Stop pirates from seeing into the wheelhouse.
Stop the bridge windows from being broken with small arms fire.
Help deter pirate attacks.
Which option CORRECTLY completes the following statement? If pyrotechnics are used to scare pirates:
They should not be those designated for live saving purposes.
The Chief Officer is the only one who should use them.
They should be fired off in pairs one from each bridge wing.
Ideally orange smoke floats should be used as they are a sign of distress.
Which option CORRECTLY completes the following statement? In an area known to have a high risk of pirate attacks, a vessel’s master should:
Liaise with local coastguards or naval authorities for information.
Maintain radio silence for the transit.
Slow down and proceed with caution keeping a good lookout.
Liaise with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
Which option CORRECTLY completes the following statement? Publication BMP5 requires that vessels entering the Horn of Africa voluntary reporting area initially report to:
UKMTO.
EU NAVFOR.
NATO.
MSCHOA.
Which option CORRECTLY completes the following statement? The primary aim of the organisation “Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships” (ReCAAP) is:
To combat piracy in the sea areas of Asia.
To be a worldwide piracy reporting centre.
To record statistics for pirate attacks on behalf of NATO.
To give advice to shipping Companies with vessels in a high risk area.
Which option CORRECTLY completes the following statement? Under the vessel Safety Management System, a shipping company is responsible for ensuring that:
Risk control measures are in place on a vessel.
There are sufficient stores for the intended voyage.
Razor wire has been supplied to the vessel for a voyage in the Indian Ocean.
The Company has a copy of the risk control measures for the vessel.
Which option CORRECTLY completes the following statement? When an electric fence is deployed on a vessel to stop unwanted boarders, there should be:
Warning signals in various languages to warn persons.
No signs or indications that it is there so that it comes as a surprise to pirates.
Warning signs in the English language only.
Some sort of earth on it to stop dangerous static electrical discharges.
Which option CORRECTLY completes the following statement? When navigating in an area with high piracy risk, lookouts:
Need to know what to look for.
Should be on the bridge wing, not in the wheelhouse.
Should report only pirate craft.
Should be made to wear flak jackets.
Which option CORRECTLY describes what NOT to do when manoeuvring a vessel under pirate attack?
Zigzag so much that the vessel slows down.
Use the rudder.
Change the vessel’s course.
Manoeuvre to expose the vessel’s sides to the weather.
Which option CORRECTLY identifies a simple defensive approach to avoid a pirate attack?
Avoid areas known to be frequented by pirates.
Avoid every small boat seen at sea.
Ensure all crew members know what to do in case of attack.
Always communicate with naval authorities.
Which option best describes the most common method used by pirates to board a vessel that is underway?
Using a portable ladder from a small boat.
Using the vessel’s gangway.
Grappling hooks with ropes attached.
Using a mother ship to come alongside the vessel.
Which option best identifies where the world’s hot spots are for armed robbery as identified by IMO?
Far East, East and West Africa, Indian ocean, South America, Caribbean.
Far East, East and West Africa, European waters, South America, Caribbean.
Japan, East and West Africa, Indian ocean, South America, Caribbean.
Far East, South Africa, Indian ocean, North America, Caribbean.
Which option can be considered as a necessary action to be taken by the Company Security Officer when a vessel is to enter an area with a high risk of piracy attack?
Prepare the vessel and crew in all ways and maintain accurate records.
Speak to the vessel’s Master to ensure they are prepared.
Inform the Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) in Kuala Lumpur.
Board the vessel, working with the Master to escort it through the high risk area.
Which option can be considered correct as to the attitude of the United States government to US vessel defence in a high piracy risk area?
They permit and require an armed defensive capability.
They do not allow a US registered vessel to carry arms.
They will supply US troops to ride on a vessel to protect it.
They leave it up to the shipping company to decide on armed guards.
Which option can be considered correct as to the presence of armed guards on board a merchant vessel?
There should be procedures set up to cover additional risk with them on board.
The vessel will have to do nothing as they bring with them all that is necessary.
They will sign on the vessel as crew members and come under the Master for instructions.
They are on board for the transit but there is little for them to do.
Which option can be considered most correct as to the attitude to armed guards on board non-US merchant vessels?
Governments and organisations allow their deployment in certain cases.
They are not allowed on board by most government regulations.
They are unacceptably dangerous to the vessel’s crew.
They do not really stop the vessel being hijacked.
Which option can be considered the correct action to be taken by the vessel master in relation to the crew before entering an area with a high risk of pirate attack?
Ensure all crew are sufficiently briefed and that drills have been carried out.
Tell the crew nothing so that they are not alarmed at the prospect.
Give the crew minimal information as it is not really their responsibility.
Tell the crew everything including the whereabouts of the keys to the safe.
Which option can be considered the correct action to be taken by the vessel master in relation to the crew before entering an area with a high risk of pirate attack?
Ensure all crew are sufficiently briefed and that drills have been carried out.
Tell the crew nothing so that they are not alarmed at the prospect.
Give the crew minimal information as it is not really their responsibility.
Tell the crew everything including the whereabouts of the keys to the safe.
Which option can be considered the correct answer to the geographical areas covered by publication BMP5?
Publication BMP5 covers only the Indian ocean, Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea.
Publication BMP5 covers only the Indian ocean and Gulf of Aden.
Publication BMP5 covers only the Indian ocean and Caribbean areas.
Publication BMP5 covers only the Gulf of Aden.
Which option can be considered the most accurate reason as to why shore security support is necessary for a vessel?
Personnel ashore have resources to gather more information.
Personnel ashore are more intelligent than those at sea.
Vessel’s staff do not know what to look for.
In order to comply with insurance company requirements.
Which option correctly completes the following statement? In some piracy high risk areas:
Vessels are encouraged to report to a regional centre.
Vessels are encouraged to have radio silence.
Vessels are given private radios so they can hide communications.
A cloud of secrecy is best to safeguard the vessel.
Which option correctly completes the following statement? One of the best defensive strategies to counter pirate attack is:
To be vigilant and maintain an effective lookout.
To have the crew undertake normal watches.
To slow the vessel to manoeuvring speed.
Not to panic and sent out a security message on VHF 16.
Which option correctly completes the following statement? Piracy consists of an act against ship, aircraft, persons or property in a place:
Outside the jurisdiction of a state.
Close to port approaches.
Away from naval forces and coastguard protection.
Within the jurisdiction of a state.
Which option describes the simplest method that a vessel’s crew can use to prevent pirates from hijacking their vessel in order to demand a ransom?
Stop them boarding the vessel.
Always have a naval escort.
Avoid trading in pirate areas.
Complete a thorough risk assessment.
Which option describes the two methods of risk assessment that can be used to help combat pirate attacks?
It can be completed on board the vessel or by using a commercial company.
It can be completed on board the vessel or separately by the Company Security Officer.
One method is to ignore the risk and the second method take a chance in pirate areas.
One is the on board method and the other is performed by the P&I Club.
Which option is the best defence against pirate attack in an area with high piracy risk?
Have an armed vessel in attendance during the transit.
Mount dummies as lookouts around the vessel to scare pirates.
Have a merchant vessel transit alone at its maximum speed.
Do not switch on the vessel’s navigation lights at night so pirates do not see the vessel.
Which option is the most accurate in relation to the following statement? Foam is a useful anti boarding deterrent:
Foam is slippery and makes climbing ladders or ropes more difficult.
Foam is poisonous so pirates avoid it.
Foam is a sign that the vessel is prepared for pirates.
Foam, dispensed over board, can be part of the vessel’s firefighting stock.
Which option is the most accurate in relation to the following statement? IMO are only interested in pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden/Indian ocean areas:
The statement is incorrect as IMO Circ 1334 gives advice for any part of the world.
The statement is incorrect as IMO have an officer in all high risk areas of the world.
The statement is correct as this is where all pirate activity takes place.
The statement is correct as this is where most pirate activity takes place.
Which option is the most accurate in relation to the following statement? Vessels are safe from being boarded and robbed when using major shipping routes:
The statement is incorrect as some major routes have had several boarding incidents.
The statement is incorrect as a vessel is safe from being boarded with other vessels around it.
The statement is correct as there is always VTS surveillance in these areas.
The statement is correct as there is always naval patrols in these areas.
Which option is the primary point of contact for a vessel in Asia wanting communications on piracy?
ReCAAP centre in Singapore.
UK Maritime Trade Organisation.
The Indian Maritime Administration.
The vessel’s classification society.
Which option is the primary point of contact for a vessel in the Gulf of Aden wanting communications on piracy?
UK Maritime Trade Organisation.
Maritime Security Centre – Horn of Africa.
International Maritime Bureau – Piracy Reporting Centre.
Interpol via port states administration.
Which option most accurately completes the following statement? A pirate citadel is:
A proper, secure space crew can stay in safety with pirates on board.
An area inside the vessel, normally the mess room.
Any space that can be locked up with crew inside and pirates outside.
A safe haven for pirates.
Which option most accurately completes the following statement? Armed robbery is:
Taking money or goods from another’s possession whilst armed.
An act of piracy on the high seas.
Forcibly boarding a vessel in a state’s territorial waters.
Taking money or goods from another’s possession.
Which option most accurately completes the following statement? As a vessel transits an area with high risk of pirate attack, a Company Security Officer should:
Continue to gather information and pass relevant bits to the Master.
Continue to gather information and record it in the company office.
Rest easy as their job is done.
Hand over the responsibility for the vessel’s security to the Master.
Which option most accurately completes the following statement? Hijacking is the act of:
Forcibly detaining a vessel against the wishes of the Master.
Armed robbery from a vessel on the high seas.
Robbing from a vessel in a state’s territorial waters.
Boarding a vessel and stealing cargo within port limits.
Which option most accurately completes the following statement? Physical defences should be:
Set up before entering a high piracy risk area.
Set up in the high risk area before a pirate attack.
Set up by third party contractors in a port.
Arranged by the Company Security Officer.
Which option most accurately completes the following statement? Pirates attempting to board a vessel will:
Look for the most vulnerable part of the vessel.
Request that a ladder be deployed for them.
Always attempt it during the hours of darkness.
Always attempt it during the hours of daylight.
Which option most accurately completes the following statement? The main reason why centres have been set up by a number of international organisations is to:
Help reduce fraud and piracy.
Safeguard the ship owners assets.
Safeguard the vessel’s crew.
Stop pirates making a lot of money.



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