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Welcome to the website where you can find answers for the CES CBT CD-0258 test on the subject «SEEMP». 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.

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«Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan» 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. SEEMP is a proactive approach implemented by the shipping industry to enhance the energy efficiency of ships and reduce their environmental impact. The plan encompasses a set of guidelines and strategies that shipowners and operators adopt to optimize fuel consumption and minimize greenhouse gas emissions during a vessel’s operation. SEEMP takes into account various factors such as weather conditions, route planning, engine maintenance, and equipment upgrades to achieve maximum energy savings and lower operational costs. By adhering to SEEMP, the shipping industry aims to contribute to global efforts in combating climate change and promoting sustainable practices in maritime transportation.

This page contains answers to Seagull CES (Crew Evaluation System) test about SEEMP, 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 review of electrical services on board can reveal the potential for unexpected efficiency gains. Which three of the following forms of modern technology might be employed to increase those savings?
Solar panels.
More efficient thermal insulation.
Sensor-based lighting controls.
Lithium cell technology.
According to the IMO Guidelines, what should a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) preferably be linked to:
The company’s strategic financial policy.
The ship’s IOPP certificate.
The company’s broader corporate energy management policy.
The ship’s onboard training procedures.
As described in this training module, how can cargo stowage on board a parcel chemical tanker contribute towards energy efficiency management?
Cargoes with similar heating requirements stowed in adjacent tanks will benefit from heat transfer across common bulkheads.
Cargoes with a higher Relative Density can be stowed to assist in achieving the optimum trim.
Cargoes with cooling requirements should be stowed in forward tanks to initially benefit from cold sea water temperatures.
The Company Energy Efficiency Management Plan will require a particular stowage to meet port rotation criteria.
As part of an Energy Efficiency Management policy, which one of the following might reasonably be expected as a result of an on-board awareness campaign together with training on the fundamentals of the Management Plan?
That the various energy efficiency options implemented by the company are understood.
That the fuel consumption calculations for the vessel are fully understood by the engine ratings.
That less detailed voyage planning is required.
That the crew understand that the SEEMP is a confidential document and should not be made available to Port State authorities.
As part of each Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), the ship owner is required to do which one of the following?
Review personal energy consumption on board and restrict usage accordingly with a view to reducing the carbon footprint of the vessel.
Set targets for the reduction of environmental pollution resulting from cargo operations.
Review current practices and energy usage onboard each ship with a view to determining any shortfalls or areas for improvement of energy efficiency.
Apply for an annual IEEC.
As part of the monitoring step in a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) process, how can any unnecessary additional administrative burden on ships staff be avoided?
By monitoring procedures being designed and written to take place at sea when ship’s staff are less busy.
By only utilizing data that can be electronically transferred or remotely collected in off-duty hours.
By only collecting data that does not involve any direct human activity.
By monitoring being carried out as far as possible by shore staff, utilizing data obtained from existing required records such as the official and engineering log-books and oil record books.
As quoted in this training module, what is the other name by which “Just in Time” planning is known when used to optimise the ship’s speed as part of voyage planning and fuel-efficient operations?
Virtual Departure.
Virtual Arrival.
Virtual Planning.
Optimum Arrival.
As the amount of CO2 emitted from a ship is directly related to the consumption of bunker fuel oil, what useful additional information will the Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (EEOI) deliver to the ship’s managers/operators?
It will indicated a ship’s performance with regard to fuel efficiency.
It will indicate the total operating costs of a ship over a defined period.
It will give a good indication of the quality of the ship’s bunker.
It will indicate whether the ship has been run at optimum speed over a defined period.
By what type of method, as explained in this training module, should the energy efficiency of a ship be measured?
By an established method, preferably an international standard.
By any appropriate method, provided it has IMO approval.
By the IEEC standard evaluation method.
By any method the Master deems appropriate.
Does sailing at less than optimum speed result in higher fuel consumption?
No.
Yes.
Yes, but only in adverse weather.
Not generally, but it can occur in sub-zero sea temperatures.
Does the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) have to be a “stand-alone” plan?
No, it may form part of the ship’s Safety Management System.
Yes, each ship has to have an Energy Efficiency Management Plan and it must be independent of any other procedures.
No, it depends on whether the plan is flag State approved or not.
No, it is up to the Master whether the SEEMP is integrated with other procedures on board.
For new ships, the International Energy Efficiency Certificate (IECC) will state the required Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) and which other of the following items of related information?
The attained EEDI.
The EEOI.
The expiry date of the certificate.
The applicable CO2 conversion factor.
From the outest of the planning and implementation of a SEEMP, the company should seek to integrate the relevant parts of which one of the following into its general ship management operations?
The Company Cargo Operations Manual.
The Fleet Management Procedures.
The Corporate Energy Efficiency Management Plan.
The Company Environmental Protection Policy.
How are optimum ballast conditions primarily achieved?
Through good cargo planning.
By pumping any ballast out at the earliest possible opportunity in a cargo operation.
By always minimising the fuel, water and other consumables.
How are the tasks defined in the procedures for energy management within a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) implemented on board?
The Chief Engineer will be made wholly responsible for all the tasks on board his ship.
Volunteers will be sought on board to take responsibility for them.
They will be assigned to qualified personnel.
How can an Integrated Navigation and Command System achieve significant fuel savings as part of an energy efficiency management policy?
By reducing the distance sailed “off track” and delivering better course control and minimising losses due to rudder resistance.
By optimising fuel consumption through controlled interaction with the Engine Management System.
By continuous incremental adjustment to the course steered to minimise water resistance.
By automatic management of the engine RPM to achieve optimum speed.
How can the trim of a ship contribute towards a reduction in fuel consumption?
A good trim will ensure better fuel flow to the engine system.
It can significantly influence the resistance to the movement of the ship through the water.
Trim has no significant impact on fuel consumption when considered over a complete voyage.
How might computer software be most effectively used by a shipping company in respect of energy efficiency management, as suggested by this module?
For the calculation of fuel consumption, leading to the establishment of an emissions “footprint” and the optimization of ship operations.
To document the domestic electricity use of individual crewmembers on board selected vessels.
To list the approval dates of individual ships certificates.
How might the sourcing of fuel of improved quality, this is of higher calorific value, be of benefit as part of an energy efficiency management process, as explained in this module?
It may minimise the quantity of fuel required to provide a given power output.
It will result in economic voyage planning.
It will cost the ship owner less money to renew his ships International Energy Efficiency Certificates.
It may maximise the quantity of fuel required to provide a given power output.
How should the energy efficiency of a ship be monitored?
Qualitatively.
Both quantitatively and qualitatively.
Incrementally.
Quantitatively.
If the Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (EEOI) is used for the quantitative measurement of a ship’s energy efficiency, which one of the following measurement tools may also be used?
Energy audits and consumption surveys.
Personal tracking devices.
Archieved historic maintenance records.
Post State Control inspection data.
In additional to both the company and the ship developing procedures for energy efficiency management and defining tasks as part of the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), which of the following must also be done?
The procedures must be approved as part of the IEEC application process.
Nothing – this is all that is required as part of a SEEMP.
The tasks must be assigned to qualified personnel.
In order to maintain efficiency, how should the propulsion system of a vessel be maintained?
In accordance with manufacturers instructions and as part of the company’s planned maintenance schedule.
With minimal intrusive action.
On a reactive basis only.
In respect of fuel efficient operations as part of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), which one of the following can careful planning and execution of a voyage lead to?
The identification of the optimum route and improved energy efficiency.
The repeated application of the fastest route on all voyages.
The identification of those responsible for previous, inefficient voyages.
Onward supply chain logistics being built around vessel schedules.
In respect of the development of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), which one of the following statements is correct?
Every shipping company has its own SEEMP.
Every ship has its own SEEMP.
Every Flag State Authority has a model SEEMP developed for it under license from the IMO.
In respect of the energy efficiency of ships and the initiatives from within the industry to reduce carbon emissions, what do the initials MBM stand for?
Market-based Measures.
Minimum Business Measurement.
Mission-based Management.
Mainframe Business Measure.
In terms of energy efficiency management, which one of the following is most likely to be a more efficient technique than continuously adjusting the vessel’s speed through engine power?
Periodic adjustment to achieve optimum shaft RPM.
Operation at minimum shaft RPM.
Operation at constant shaft RPM.
Adjustment of RPM based on historic data secured under the SEEMP.
In the application of energy saving measures, which one of the following consideration does the IMO “Guidelines for the Development of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)” identify as paramount?
Safety.
Cost saving.
Speed.
Quality Assurance.
In the simplified Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) formula, which one of the following does the unit “CO2 emission” represent?
Emission from combustion of fuel, including propulsion and auxiliary engines but excluding boilers and cargo handling machinery.
Emission from combustion of fuel including propulsion and auxiliary engines and boilers.
Emission from combustion of fuel in the main propulsion plant only.
Is there a legal requirement for a ship to keep a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) onboard?
Yes, it is required by MARPOL Annex VI.
No, there is no requirement at all.
No, provided one is held at the company’s head office.
Yes, but only if the ship has been detained by Port State Control for environmental pollution.
Is there a legal requirement for ships of 400 gross tonnage and above to have a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan?
Yes.
No.
Select the three features from those listed below which may be aimed at the management of energy efficiency on new vessels:
Renewable energy sources.
Wind-assisted propulsion.
Alternative low emission fuels.
Traditional propeller arrangements.
Self-evaluation and improvement is the final step of the energy efficiency management cycle. It is intended to evaluate the effectiveness of the planned measures and of their implementation, producing a deeper understanding of the ship’s operation and the trend of the efficiency improvement of that ship. But which one of the following best describes the last critical purpose of that step?
To develop the improved SEEMP for the next cycle.
To obtain, or renew the IEEC.
To evaluate the cost of implementing the measures prescribed by the SEEMP.
The limits, conditions and ballast management arrangements are always to be observed when determining the optimum ballast conditions. Where are these to be found?
In the ship’s Cargo Operations Manual.
In the ship’s Safety Management Plan.
Optimum ballast conditions are a matter of experience – no written guidance is available on such matters.
In the ship’s Ballast Water Management Plan.
The selection of the propeller is normally of course made at the design and construction stage of a ship’s life and is beyond the control of the ship’s staff, but what modern design features, as quoted in this training module, could increase propulsive efficiency power and hence reduce fuel consumption?
Fins and/or nozzles that better control the water inflow to propellers.
Carbon-fibre propeller blades.
Contra-rotating propellers.
The ship’s crew must be able to recognize developing scenarios as they arise and know the appropriate action to take. What should they compare readings from monitoring and measuring equipment to when making these decisions?
Similar data secured from a ship of a different class and on a different trading route.
Sea trial and manufacturer’s data.
Flag State performance records.
Industry Standard Energy Efficiency Performance (ISEEP) criteria.
Under many charter parties, the speed of the vessel is determined by the charterer and not the operator. In practical terms and as described in this training module, how then might the owners/managers and charterers help the ship to maximise energy efficiency?
By deleting any reference in the charter party to charter speed.
By adding a bonus clause which rewards energy efficiency.
By agreeing charter party terms that encourage the ship to operate at optimum speed.
By adding a clause which penalises ships which do not practice energy efficiency management.
What are the four component steps of creating and maintaining a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)?
Planning/Implementation/Monitoring/Self-evaluation and improvement.
Design/Implementation/Review/Evaluation.
Research/Design/Testing/Evaluation.
Planning/Implementation/Monitoring/Recording.
What do the letters EEDI stand for in relation to the management of ship’s energy?
Energy Efficiency Data and Intelligence.
Energy Efficient Data Instrumentation.
European Energy Department Index
Energy Efficiency Design Index.
What do the letters EEOI stand for in relation to the management of energy aboard ship?
Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator.
Environmental Energy Optimum Index.
Energy Emission Operator Interpolation.
Energy Efficiency Operation Implementation.
What do the letters IEEC stand for in relation to the management of ship’s energy?
Indicative Energy Efficiency Calculation.
International Energy Efficiency Certificate.
Inter-governmental Energy Efficiency Creditation.
International Energy Exemption Certificate.
What do waste heat recovery systems capture for the purposes of electricity generation as part of energy efficiency management on board?
Potential heat losses from the exhaust.
Excess engine heat via cooling water returns.
Cargo boil-off from LPG and LNG cargoes.
Thermal heat from the incinerator unit.
What does optimum speed mean in the context of fuel-efficient operations?
The speed at which the fuel used per tonne mile is at a minimum level for that voyage.
The speed at which the fuel consumed is closest to the voyage average.
The speed at which the fuel consumption is closest to that calculated as the optimum rate in the voyage plan.
The speed at which the fuel used per nautical mile is at a minimum level for that vessel.
What dos the Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (EEOI) deliver?
A qualitative assessment of a ship’s energy efficiency.
A quantitative index against which a ship’s or fleet’s energy consumption can be measured.
A numerical measure of achievement which will indicate the success of a ship in reducing its energy targets.
A quantitative indicator of a ship’s or fleet’s energy efficiency.
What is the Energy Efficiency Design Index?
An index quantifying the amount of carbon dioxide that a ship emits in relation to the goods transported.
An index of ships according to their energy efficiency rating.
An indicator code for auditors and inspectors related to the vessel’s International Energy Efficiency Certificate.
A scale used by naval architects to predict energy criteria during the design phase of a new-building project.
What is the Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (EEOI)?
A measure of the energy efficiency of each voyage of a ship.
An index of ships according to their energy efficiency rating.
An indicator code for Port State Authorities related to the vessel’s SEEMP.
An international scale used by marine equipment manufacturers to document the energy ratings of their products.
What is the actual Energy Efficiency Design Index of a ship called?
Absolute EEDI.
Attained EEDI.
Certified EEDI.
Calculated EEDI.
What is the extent of the authority of a Port State Control Officer in respect of a vessel’s energy efficiency measures?
He may only verify that there is an International Energy Efficiency Certificate on board and that it is valid.
He may suspect the vessel’s IEEC if he identifies a lack of, or inappropriate application of energy efficiency measures.
He may place a “notation” against the vessel’s SEEMP and require its re-submission within 3 months.
He has no powers at all in respect of energy efficiency measures on board a vessel he inspects.
What is the final step in the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) continuous improvement cycle?
Self-evaluation and improvement.
Monitoring and recording.
Accreditation.
Calculation and application.
What is the intended outcome of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)?
To provide the framework against which a ship-owner or manager can develop a mechanism to improve the energy efficiency of a ship’s operation.
To reduce fuel prices.
To have ship’s crews trained to an approved standard in operational practicles.
To secure an International Energy Management Certificate for the ship operator/owner.
What is the legal requirement to have a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)?
Each ship shall keep a company specific Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan on board.
Every company shall keep a representative Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan, applicable to selected vessels in their fleet, available for view in their office.
Each ship shall keep a ship specific Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan on board.
Every ship shall supply a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan to their Flag State Authority.
What is the maximum Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) limit prescribed in MARPOL known as?
Required EEDI.
Absolute EEDI.
Statutory EEDI.
Calculated EEDI.
What is the purpose of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)?
To train ship’s crews in operational practicles.
It is a management tool to assist ship-owners or managers in managing the energy efficiency of their ships.
To provide suitable evidence on a Flag State inspection.
To reduce P&I insurance premiums.
What is the significant design feature of a “twist-flow” rudder, as described in this training module, in terms of energy efficiency management?
It reduces cavitation.
It is made of carbon fibre material.
It is significantly cheaper to maintain in service.
It is specifically designed to work with an Integrated Navigation and Command System.
What should the self-evaluation and improvement step of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) deliver?
Quantitative analysis enabling close-out of the SEEMP.
Data on a ship’s energy consumption.
A conclusive index position by which a company’s energy management policy can be rated by the flag State Authority.
Meaningful feedback for the first step of the next SEEMP cycle.
What sort of data should be used in the self-evaluation step of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) process?
The data collected through the monitoring step of the SEEMP process.
The data collected over the previous 7 years.
The data collected over the four weeks immediately prior to the self-analysis meeting.
The data collected since the last dry-dock or any major adjustment or alteration to the propulsion machinery.
What sort of process is associated with a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)?
One of continuous improvement through successive cycles of the plan.
A one-off application leading to the issuing of an International Energy Efficiency Certificate.
One that includes re-submission to the Flag State Authority every 10 years.
The processes associated with a SEEMP are all defined and regulated by the individual ship’s senior personnel.
What statutory certification and examination processes will a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) and its associated energy management measures be subject to?
Annual flag State inspection and verification.
The applicable MARPOL annual, intermediate and 5-yearly renewal surveys.
The applicable Classification Society rules, as defined in IMO Resolution MEPC.213(63).
The relevant SOLAS bi-annual and periodic inspection surveys.
When considering potential energy efficiency measures in ship design, fuel cell technology delivers an average thermal efficiency of 60 %, but what design feature helps to make this figure so high?
The use of light alloy metals in the construction of the machinery.
The increasing availability of refueling stations.
The systematic minimisation of heat and mechanical loss.
Harmonization with the demands of an Integrated Navigation and Command System.
When considering potential energy efficiency measures in ship design, which one of the following is a typical thermal efficiency value achieved by a marine diesel engine?
50 %.
20 %.
70 %.
80 %.
Where is the legal requirement to have a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) defined?
Annex VI of MARPOL.
Part A of SOLAS.
Energy Efficiency and Fuel Management (OCIMF).
The International Energy Efficiency Certificate.
Which Annex of MARPOL 73/78 (as amended) contains the regulations relating to the prevention of air pollution from ships, including the requirements for a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)?
Annex IV.
Annex VI.
Annex VII.
Annex V.
Which area of regulation has led to the focus on Energy Efficiency and the development of the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)?
Pollution Prevention.
Maritime Safety.
Human Factors.
International Trade.
Which of the following best describes the requirement for goal setting within the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan process?
It is voluntary, although its use will serve as a good incentive for proper implementation.
It is mandatory on all ships subject to the requirement to have a SEEMP.
It is a mandatory, but only on ships greater than 10 000 grt.
It is voluntary, although it may be temporarily enforced by a Classification Society.
Which of the following describes the key role of the ship’s staff in the creation and development of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)?
Identification of ship-specific energy efficiency measure and communication of this information back to the company office.
Ensuring that the IEEC renewals are promptly obtained in line with the requirements of the vessel’s SEEMP.
Which one of the following can a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) form a part of?
The ship’s Safety Management System.
The operator’s ISO 14001 license.
The company’s Security Management System.
The company’s Approved Operations List (AOL).
Which one of the following does the IMO 2016 Guidelines for the Development of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) specifically recognize that many companies will already have in place?
An Environmental Management System (EMS) established under ISO 14001.
An Environmental Safety Management Plan, created and applied in accordance with MARPOL 73/78.
An environmental training programme under STCW 2010.
Which one of the following factors best facilities economic voyage planning as part of an energy efficiency management policy?
The maximisation of weather routing.
Running a ship at maximum speed whenever possible.
Sourcing good fuel.
Using a commercial computer program to perform all aspects of a ship’s voyage planning.
Which one of the following is a human resource measure that may be applied as part of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)?
Energy maximisation training.
Energy efficiency awareness initiatives.
Efficiency compliance monitoring.
Centralised communication.
Which one of the following is an example of common modern energy saving technology that might be included in the design of a new vessel?
Solar panels.
Low tensile steel hull plating.
Biodegradable fuel filters.
Two-bladed propellers.
Which one of the following is responsible for developing the technical and operational measures related to Energy Efficiency Management, including the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)?
The IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC).
The IMO Marine Safety Committee (MSC).
The World Maritime University.
The respective flag State Authority.
Which one of the following is responsible for the development of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)?
The company, with input from the ship’s personnel.
The ship’s personnel, with input from the company.
The company, based on instructions from the appropriate Flag State Authority.
The IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee.
Which one of the following must a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) be?
Company-specific.
Ship-specific.
Fleet-specific.
Flag State specific.
Which one of the following techniques is the most likely way that a saving in fuel consumption could be achieved as a vessel departs port or leaves an estuary?
By gradually increasing the speed whilst keeping the engine load within acceptable limits.
By increasing to full sea speed as soon as possible.
By maintaining the engine load 10-15 % under optimum level for the first 12 hours.



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