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Welcome to the website where you can pass online the CES test for seamans on the subject «Deck, Support, General Cargo». Practice like this will help you as a marine specialist improve your knowledge with the help of online studying and appraisal practice. CES 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.

  • Version: 5.2.8.
  • Test type: STCW.
  • Department: Deck.
  • Level: Support.
  • Vessel type: General Cargo.

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.

Current test contains Seagull CES questions on the subject «Deck, Support, General Cargo». Those questions can be used for competence verification specialist capable of preventing accidental situations related with transporting safety, or also for self-examination.

«Support» subject includes theoretical and practical information about advanced training for work on any type of vessel. Knowledge of this information directly shows employee’s competence who holds a relevant post on General Cargo vessel. Individuals in the Deck Support department on a General Cargo vessel perform various tasks to support the smooth operation of the ship. Their responsibilities include assisting in cargo handling operations, securing and lashing cargo for safe transportation, and maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of the deck area. Deck Support personnel also play a crucial role in routine maintenance tasks, such as painting and general upkeep of the vessel, contributing to the overall efficiency and safety of the General Cargo ship.

On this site Crew Evaluation System Test on the subject «Deck, Support, General Cargo» contains 67 questions you need to answer with no possibility to go back to previous question. Therefore, we recommend carefully reading each question and making decision with no hurry. In case you have some difficulty answering, you have also possibility to request a hint.

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Code: TRQA When keeping a lookout, what would be the correct understanding of the question “What is the aspect of the other ship”?
The question is requesting some indication of the direction the other ship is heading.
The questions is requesting some idea of how far away the other ship is from your own ship.
The question is requesting where on the horizon the other ship was sighted.
The question wants to know what type of ship has been sighted.
Code: DCQB Which is the “STARBOARD BOW”, in the figure?

Starboard on the vessel

The Starboard bow is indicated by B, in the figure.
The Starboard bow is indicated by C, in the figure.
The Starboard bow is indicated by A, in the figure.
The Starboard bow is indicated by D, in the figure.
Code: TVWK What is the correct understanding of the term “Bottlescrew”?
A bottlescrew is a metal threaded sleeve which adjusts the length and tension on rigging or stays.
A bottlescrew is the special wire rope used to lash containers.
A bottlescrew is the threaded screw used to open large bottles.
A bottlescrew is the connection ring on the ships deck used to connect lashings and rigging.
Code: OWGN “Overshoot” is an expression related to a ship’s steering ability. What is the correct understanding of this expression?
It is how many degrees of the compass a ship continues to turn after applying counter-rudder.
It is the way a ship turns when putting the helm in a hard over position.
It is the amount a ship moves forward after the engines are stopped.
It is the way a ship continues to turn when the helm is put amidships.
Code: JAFM What is the correct understanding of the term “FAIRLEAD”?
The access point where mooring lines are lead when making fast to the shore.
A fairlead is the hole through the deck where the anchor chain passes into the chain locker.
A fairlead is the direction that a mooring rope makes from the ship when made fast to the shore.
A fairlead is the hole through the ships side through which the anchor chain passes.
Code: OSDQ Who is authorised to operate lifting equipment around the ship?
Stevedores, manufacturer’s maintenance engineers and senior ratings only.
Those ship’s personnel who have been assessed as competent and are duly authorised to do so by the master as per the procedures as outlined in the ship’s SMS system.
All deck officers and ratings.
Code: ELPO When two ships are lying alongside each other in a ship to ship operation and one ship is lying at anchor, anchor watch duties must be carried out as follows:
Both ships have normal anchor watch responsibility in addition to watching ship to ship fendering, mooring etc.
Anchor watch responsibility rests with the discharging vessel which would be the vessel which is anchored.
Anchor watch responsibility rests with the vessel which has its anchor down and the ship to ship connections is the responsibility of the other vessel.
Anchor watches are not kept as the duty officers will be on deck conducting the cargo operations.
Code: VTLR The engine room is equipped with regular fire hoses and nozzles. What is important to observe when using water as an extinguisant in the engine room?
Water has a clear limitation in fighting an oil fire.
To reduce the negative effect of water in an engine room, the spraying function to be used. The spray function will also give the personnel operating the fire hose good shelter.
All the mentioned alternatives.
Water may short circuit electrical installation and may be a threat to the personnel operating the fire hose as well as to electrical equipment itself.
Code: AGRJ Having a CO2 alarm during normal working hours, what immediate action should be taken?
Get out of the engine room as soon as possible.
Ignore the alarm.
Awaiting further order.
Get into the control room.
Code: XKXS When you are on watch during a stay in port, what should you always ensure is ready at the head of the gangway?
Notice board stating the sailing time of the ship.
A telephone to contact shore terminal control.
Notice board giving name of ship and company.
Life buoy with line.
Code: XFUD On the figure 4 possible definitions of the term “MOORING BUOY” are given. Which one is the correct one?

Picture: mooring buoy

Mooring buoy is given by C on the figure.
Mooring buoy is given by D on the figure.
Mooring buoy is given by B on the figure.
Mooring buoy is given by A on the figure.
Code: PAOY What is the normal name of the waterproof suit shown in the picture?

Survival suits

Survival suit.
Fluorescent orange suit.
Wet suit.
Life suit.
Code: FNCM What is understood by the term “Boat Drill”?
“Boat Drill” means the practical training in the various aspects of getting all the people onboard safely off the ship, in the event of abandoning ship.
“Boat Drill” is an exercise to launch the lifeboats and move the boats clear of the ship.
“Boat Drill” is an exercise in the practical and safe methods to secure a boat alongside the ship.
“Boat Drill” means an exercise in the safe methods of handling a lifeboat in heavy seas.
Code: BUFM, RRRG, RVYJ What is a contingency plan for ships?
Loading plan for general cargo.
Plan for next voyage.
Plan for maintenance and repair.
Plan for safety preparadness.
Code: AIGK What is the main responsibility of a bridge lookout at night?
Inform the bridge of any new lights when they appear over the horizon or any other items observed which may affect the ship.
Inform bridge of changing weather patterns.
Inform bridge of any lights when they appear over the horizon.
Inform bridge of any other ships observed, which appear to be getting closer to your own ship.
Code: GRPI If the relief for the bridge lookout does not appear at the end of the watch, when required, what should be the actions of the existing lookout?
The lookout should go down the accommodation to see where the relief is and make him/her go to the lookout position.
Inform the Officer of the Watch that you are going to call your relief.
He should inform the Officer of the Watch and wait for instructions.
Stay on lookout until the relief eventually arrives.
Code: RXCL What will you do if you are helmsman and the OOW (officer on watch) gives you the order: “Starboard ten”.
Repeat the command back and then turn the wheel to make the rudder turn 10 degrees to starboard of amidships.
Repeat the command back and then allow the vessel to drift 10 degrees to starboard of original course.
Repeat the command back and then put the wheel over sufficiently for the ship to swing at a rate of 10 degrees per minute to starboard.
Repeat the command back and then change course 10 degrees to starboard of present course.
Code: IIES How will you act if you are helmsman and the OOW (officer on watch) gives you the order: ”Nothing to port”.
Let the ship turn to starboard.
Alter course to starboard.
Don’t give port rudder.
Don’t let the ship turn to port.
Code: RKSY If you are the helmsman on duty, what would be the correct action if the OOW (officer on watch) gives you the order to: “Change over from Automatic pilot to Hand steering”.
Apply the controls to disconnect the Automatic pilot and engage hand steering. Start steering the vessel using the wheel and confirm with the OOW the change-over is complete and the course you are to steer.
Standby the wheel and wait for the OOW to apply the appropriate controls to change from Automatic pilot to hand steering.
Apply the appropriate controls to disconnect the Automatic pilot and engage hand steering. Start manually steering the same course as was being steered by the automatic pilot.
Code: ITPC What is the signal actuated by a fire detection system?
Apply the controls to disconnect the A visual and audible alarm signal at the control panel.
A visual signal at the control panel.
An audible and visual signal consisting in 7 short signals followed by a long one.
An audible signal at the control panel.
Code: FCWR The method of extinction by smothering is based on this basis:
The fire is extinguished by interrupting the chain reaction, as it stops the transmission of heat by means of the action of chemical agents.
The fire is extinguished by avoiding the contact between the fuel vapours and the oxygen.
The fire is extinguished by avoiding the contact between the fuel vapours and the hot surface.
Code: CDBN According to their physical state, extinguishing agents may be classified in to:
Proteinic and synthetic.
Synthetic, proteinic, gases and liquid.
Solid, liquid and gases.
Solid, proteinic and gases.
Code: KFQI Which of the following measures should rather be considered as a prevention measure than as a protection measure?
Restriction in the usage of combustible materials.
Provision of an extinguisher in a compartment.
Detection of fire in the area where it has started.
Availability of an extinction equipment.
Code: TXKL, VXCB What is the main advantage of a positive pressure breathing apparatus?
The positive pressure makes it easier to breathe when working hard.
If the face mask has a leak toxic fumes/smoke would still not enter the mask.
It ensures a constant supply of air.
It is less complicated and cheaper than a breathing apparatus of the demand type.
Code: FDAX Give the meaning of the following symbol:

Symbol: heat detector

Bilge pump.
Foam release station.
Powder installation.
Heat detector.
Code: MIQO Give the meaning of the following symbol:

Symbol: Davit Launched Liferaft

Lifeboat.
Liferaft.
Inflate liferaft.
Davit launched liferaft.
Code: LIYJ If conditions permit, which is the best way to board a liferaft which is floating close to the ship?
Use a rope ladder close to the raft to climb down and board.
Jump onto the raft itself.
Jump into the water, close to the raft, without a lifejacket, as this will make it easier to swim and board the liferaft.
Code: QRVV Wearing an immersion suit when abandon ship is effective permits the person:
Not to wear a lifejacket because the suit has sufficient buoyancy.
Not to wear warm clothing because the suit has sufficient insulation.
To jump from a height of 4,5 m into the water without being injured or damaging the suit.
To climb up and down vertical ropes.
Code: CBYE In the life raft, the manually controlled inside lamp must be capable of working at minimum for a period of:
6 h.
12 h.
18 h.
24 h.
Code: OWFT Which of air and water is the fluid that transfers the greatest amount of heat during the same time, given that the fluid is not flowing along the immersed body?
Air.
Both are transferring equally.
Water.
Code: NPLF, RBEN Which one of the following types of rope is the most dangerous to work with?
Nylon.
Manila.
Steel wire.
Polypropylene.
Code: CHXS What kind of foot wear should be used when working on deck and in the engine room?
Sandals or plimsolls.
Tennis shoes.
Safety shoes or safety boots.
Rubber boots.
Code: FTEC, JRUO Identify this symbol:

Symbol: emergency generator

Bilge pump.
Gas detector.
Escape gate.
Emergency generator.
Code: KDBI During a bomb search, which of the following is an important principle to follow?
Throw any suspicious items overboard.
Try to reach behind bulkheads to find a bomb.
Know exactly what a bomb looks like.
Do not touch any suspicious packages.
Code: IELO This device can detect a package of drugs inside a large delivery of ship’s stores. What is it?
Pallet scanner.
Vapour detector.
Security container.
Access control system.
Code: BITS How should steel wire rod coils be stowed on a General Cargo ship?
With their cores aligned alternately fore and aft and athwartships.
With their cores aligned fore and aft.
With their cores aligned vertically.
With their cores aligned athwartships.
Code: UYAU What prevents hatch cover panels from lifting in a seaway on a General Cargo vessel?
The hatch cleats.
The hatch compression bars.
The hatch cover hydraulic system.
The hatch cover cleats and cross-wedges.
Code: OKYH What makes cargo holds of a General Cargo vessel weather tight?
Firm contact between the hatch cover rubber seals and the hatch coaming compression bar.
Hatch cover rubber packing.
The hatch coaming compression bar.
Steel-to-steel contact between hatch covers and coaming.
Code: VVFV With regard to fire hose boxes and/or fire hydrants, what must be ensured upon completion of cargo loading operations on a General Cargo vessel?
Fire hose boxes and fire hydrants must be accessible at all times.
Fire hose boxes must be lashed so as to prevent accidental opening.
Fire hose boxes must be accessible at all times.
Fire hydrants must be accessible at all times.
Code: JLFY What is important when checking cargo lashings on a General Cargo Vessel?
The tightness of all lashings.
The strength of lashing materials.
The type of lashing materials.
The number and extent of lashings.
Code: LCFY What must be ensured when using the ship’s cargo gear on a General Cargo vessel in hot climates?
That grease from wire falls does not fall onto cargoes being loaded or discharged.
That the cargo gear register in up to date.
That all cargo gear is appropriately marked.
That stevedores handle cargo gear in the proper manner.
Code: ASVH What precaution must be taken when painting on deck during cargo operations on a General Cargo Vessel?
Cargo hold fan inlets near paint areas must be closed.
There must be an established means of communication between crew members and the bosun.
A spray gun not be used.
There must be an established means of communication between crew members and the duty officer.
Code: XMFD What would you do immediately if you saw oil spilling from a bunker hose during cargo operations on a General Cargo vessel?
Stop the bunker operation.
Inform the master.
Look up instructions in the Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP).
Inform the duty officer.
Code: EVBH What might safely be used to prevent a load swinging when lifted by a crane?
Guide or tag lines, tended from a safe location.
A cargo net.
Short, jerky movements on the ship’s controls.
Personnel underneath the load, holding onto it and restricting its movement.
Code: OIEA Is it always possible to use the word “ship” instead of the word “boat”?
Normally a small vessel is called a “boat” rather than a “ship”, otherwise it is not important.
A boat can only be used for vessels under 50 metres in length.
Either can be used anytime.
A large vessel is always called a “ship” and never a “boat”.
Code: YQTG What would you do if you saw a person falling overboard?
If I saw a person falling overboard I would shout repeatedly, “Man overboard”.
If I saw a person falling overboard I would shout once, “Man overboard”.
If I saw a person falling overboard I would run to the Bridge.
If I saw a person falling overboard I would inform the Bosun.
Code: NHUU The upper airway consists of:
Mouth, nose and throat.
Mouth, throat and lungs.
Mouth, nose and lungs.
Mouth, throat and trachea.
Code: CNIR For transporting a casualty with a fracture; If a Neil-Robertson stretcher is not available:
A wide wooden board may be used.
Wait for the Neil-Robertson stretcher to arrive.
One person should lift the casualty using Fire-mans lift.
Two persons should lift the casualty with great care.
Code: AXUP Where on board ozone depleting substances are found?
In refrigerated systems.
In electronic equipment.
In compressed air systems.
In sewage systems.
Code: CGPV Which of the following is part of the spill response equipment inventory?
Sorbents.
Hand cleaner.
The pressure washer.
Chipping goggles.
Code: PUNQ When preparing cargo cranes for operation on a General Cargo ship using shore personnel, what are three of the most important checks to be made?
Limit switches are not in use, wires are clean and emergency stop is isolated.
Check that winches, brakes and emergency stops are working correctly.
Check that cab is clean, air conditioning is on and windows clean.
Crane wire is greased, windows clean and cab heater on.
Code: HPLU What procedures should prevent normal ship work activities conflicting with cargo operations on a General Cargo Vessel?
Risk assessments and permit to work systems.
Ships Security Code.
Masters standing orders.
Stevedore and Chief Officer planning meetings.
Code: XHOB Which of the following statements is the most appropriate with respect to cargo after loading on a General Cargo Vessel?
Cargo securing must be completed within 2 hours of commencing the voyage.
Cargo need only be secured if bad weather is forecast.
Cargo must be fully secured before the pilot disembarks.
All cargo must be fully secured before the vessel sails.
Code: XLDS When preparing to ballast the double-bottom tanks of a General Cargo Vessel, which of the following must be done?
The Chief Officer’s ballast plan followed exactly.
Ensure that the vessel is kept on an even keel throughout the operation.
All cargo operations completed.
All tanks ballasted at the same time.
Code: XFBD A small consignment of dangerous goods is to be loaded on deck of a General Cargo ship; choose from the following stowage position which is the most suitable?
On top on No. 1 hold.
The aft end of No. 2 hold.
The forward end on No. 2 hold.
The aft end of No. 4 hold.
Code: KCTK On a General Cargo Vessel cargo is be secured using turnbuckles (bottlescrews) and wires; what is the minimum number of bulldog grips that should be used to attach wires to turnbuckles?
A minimum of three.
A minimum of four.
A minimum of two.
One only is required.
Code: NECK On the figure there are four (4) possible directions shown by the arrowed lines. Which one would correctly shows the direction understood by the term “AFTER SPRING”?

Vessel scheme - after spring

After spring is defined as B on the figure.
After spring is defined as C on the figure.
After spring is defined as A on the figure.
After spring is defined as D on the figure.
Code: JIQO The figure shows the cross section of a ship floating in water with the hull coloured in red and the seabed below the vessel shaded. On this figure there are four (4) possible definitions of the term “UNDERKEEL CLEARANCE” given. Which one is the correct one?

Vessel scheme - underkeel

Underkeel clearance is given by B on the figure.
Underkeel clearance is given by A on the figure.
Underkeel clearance is given by C on the figure.
Underkeel clearance is given by D on the figure.
Code: DCQB On the figure there are four possible definitions of the term “STARBOARD BOW” given. Which one is the correct one?

Vessel scheme - starboard bow

Starboard bow is given by B on the figure.
Starboard bow is given by D on the figure.
Starboard bow is given by C on the figure.
Starboard bow is given by A on the figure.
Code: DHPR On the figure there are four (4) possible definitions of the term “STARBOARD QUARTER” given. Which one is the correct one?

Vessel scheme - starboard quarter

Starboard quarter is given by C on the figure.
Starboard quarter is given by B on the figure.
Starboard quarter is given by A on the figure.
Starboard quarter is given by D on the figure.
Code: AGGM On the figure there are four (4) possible definitions of the term “WINDLASS” given. Which one is the correct one?

Vessel scheme - windlass

Windlass is given by B on the figure.
Windlass is given by A on the figure.
Windlass is given by C on the figure.
Windlass is given by D on the figure.
Code: EBWH The figure shows a cross section through a ship floating in water, with the hull in red and the seabed below the ship shaded. On the figure there are four (4) possible definitions of the term “FREEBOARD” given. Which one is the correct one?

Vessel scheme - freeboard

Freeboard is given by A on the figure.
Freeboard is given by C on the figure.
Freeboard is given by D on the figure.
Freeboard is given by B on the figure.
Code: CMQO What are the more likely causes of damage to the cargo holds internal structure on a General Cargo vessel?
Damage may be caused by fork lift truck operations and loading/discharge of heavy cargo.
Water entering hold in bad weather.
Leakage of small amounts of cargo from drums.
Lightweight cargo being loaded on top of heavy cargo units.
Code: HQXQ The diagram shows the direction that a rope runs during a mooring operation and a possible place where it may break. Where would be considered the safest position to stand?

Ropes directions

Outside the blue coloured zone.
Between the “point of break” and the “fairlead”.
Behind the point of restraint, but inside the blue coloured zone.
Inside the blue coloured zone.
Code: QYMA Give the meaning of the following symbol:

Symbol: secondary means of escape

Secondary means of escape.
Primary means of escape.
A class division.
Main vertical.
Code: TEDC What indicates “MIDSHIPS” in the figure?

Midship on the vessel

Midships is indicated by A, in the figure.
Midships is indicated by B, in the figure.
Midships is indicated by C, in the figure.
Midships is indicated by D, in the figure.
Code: MECU Which mooring lines are shown in this picture?

Ship in the port

The forward head lines are visible in this picture.
The forward back springs are visible in this picture.
The forward breast lines are visible in this picture.
The forward back springs are visible in this picture.

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