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Welcome to the website where you can find answers for the CES test on the subject «Maritime English (Reading and Listening)». 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 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.

  • Test type: Detailed test.
  • Area: Maritime English.
  • Thread: Reading & Listening Test.

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.

«Maritime English» 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. Maritime English is essential for seafarers as it facilitates clear and effective communication on board ships and at ports, ensuring the safety of crew members and vessels. Moreover, the maritime industry is international, and a common language like English is crucial for seamless coordination among crew members from diverse linguistic backgrounds. It also enables compliance with international regulations and conventions, making it an integral part of maritime operations and a key component in preventing accidents and emergencies at sea.

This page contains answers to Seagull CES (Crew Evaluation System) test about Maritime English (Reading and Listening), 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.



CES – Maritime English

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Code: qoPnkOUi The training course lasts 3 days, from Tuesday to ____.
Saturday.
Thursday.
Monday.
Wednesday.
Code: F4qd9WCU Excessive amounts of grease do not ensure that wire ropes are ____ corrosion and may in fact hide corrosion deficiencies.
Protected with.
Protected from.
Protect by.
Protection of.
Code: LebXnamV It is important ____ on board the originals of all your certificates and endorsements.
To cry.
Carrying.
To carry.
To carried.
Code: Ohq6zWtf Please listen to the audio clip and select the correct answer.
2 plays left
I see that, I’ll use both hands on the railings.
Thanks, I can get my medical at the next port.
What happened to the lifeboat, it’s missing?
Has the meeting started yet?
Code: 8CTS7FHW Please view the image, listen to each audio clip and then select the correct answer.

Sign: no smoking

Code: mD7E1spF Remember ____ the expiry date on all certificates and documents as expired certificates are not valid for service on-board.
Then.
That.
To check.
To ignore.
Code: ye2C0ebh The bosun, who was in charge of the operation, ____ the cargo net to the launch.
Lowered.
Towered.
Powered.
Cowered.
Code: bx4aQ77A Masters and crew must have a zero ____ of unplanned entry into enclosed spaces.
Tolerance.
Risking.
To risk.
Aptitude.
Code: ZHFjYYmw Please listen to the audio clip and select the correct answer.
2 plays left
The weather doesn’t look good.
Be careful, those pipes are hot.
Yes, the kettle is full, let’s have some coffee.
Yes, it was sent by the chandler yesterday.
Code: GEcWQ#aY Enclosed space openings ____ rigorously controlled.
Need to be.
Is need.
Is needing.
Had needing be.
Code: xN#plDK0 We lost total power when the ____ occured.
Blackout.
Blockout.
Blanked.
Blackeye.
Code: dFJgdycf Please listen to the audio clip and select the correct answer.
2 plays left
It was just before the change of watch.
Yes, all the lights were working properly.
There’s plenty of room on the starboard side.
Yes, we had all available hands deployed.
Code: SQPdT2X6 Please view the image, listen to each audio clip and then select the correct answer.

Photo - engineers onboard

Code: VJkoyS5j The master ____ evacuate the engine room, shut down ventilation and operate the fixed CO2 fire extinguishing system.
Handle the.
And control.
Decided to.
Decision of.
Code: #JpAhRhd Marine engineers are ____ the operation and maintenance of the vessel’s engines, as well as the electrical and electronic equipment.
Responsible for.
To be responsive.
To respond.
Responding about.
Code: OzJ5oa9$ It was shaking badly; everyone could feel the ____.
Vaccination.
Evacuation.
Vacation.
Vibration.
Code: C81gjWxT Please view the image, listen to each audio clip and then select the correct answer.

Sign: shower

Code: aqcaQZhd MARPOL: The International Convention for the ____ of Pollution from Ships.
Pretension.
Prevention.
Protection.
Promotion.
Code: 7m55gD2p Vessel personnel must react immediately to any suspected ____ of security.
Brackets.
Closeness.
Personnel.
Breaches.
Code: 76GD62bX STCW: The International Convention on ____ of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping.
Standards.
Seafarer.
Section.
System.
Code: pKMYAR1A Please view the image, listen to each audio clip and then select the correct answer.

Worker onboard

Code: J$BSB2DG The person assigned to keep ____ should not attend to any other duties during the period of hot work.
Fire watch.
Drinking.
Cooling.
Fire hazard.
Code: YwNz$WcD We painted the ship’s main deck early in the ____ before the sun got too hot.
Afternoon.
Home leave.
Morning.
Evening.
Code: 8QLzfwdy Please listen to the audio clip and select the correct answer.
2 plays left
Yes it is slippy, be careful.
Is the paint store this way?
Hang your overalls there.
What’s the cook making, it smells great?
Code: WZZxyg6R The reason the vessel grounded was ____ under keel clearance.
Inefficient.
Over efficient.
Efficient.
Insufficient.
Code: YcC3use0 Any training that is carried out onboard, as part of an approved training programme, must be ____ in a training record book.
Recorded.
Routed.
Rounded.
Rendered.
Code: 7lVddJnM Please listen to the audio clip and select the correct answer.
2 plays left
Of course, I will put it on the agenda.
Can we make the pilotage in time?
It is time to alter course.
Make sure we order plenty of fresh food at the next port.
Code: KDWkKP7K Please listen to the audio clip and select the correct answer.
2 plays left
Have you got any cigarettes?
I’m not sure what the time is, no.
We should stop and finish the job later.
The VHF transmitter is working now.
Code: KEJatf5B The ship’s engineers decided to carry out a ____ to locate any leaks.
Pressure test.
Have you got any cigarettes?
I’m not sure what the time is, no.
The VHF transmitter is working now.
Code: HENpshsc Pilots provide a vital service to seafarers by assisting with the safe navigation of vessels at the ____ stages of the voyage.
Most critical.
Most lowest.
Most criticised.
Highest.
Code: 9i7R2DYB Please view the image, listen to each audio clip and then select the correct answer.

Worker welding

Code: JBA4gytr Drills and contingency plans are needed to better prepare crews to ____ propulsion failures.
Deal with.
Evacuate.
Dealing.
Conduct.
Code: F7HzYKJo Crew members assigned to the engine room must be alert and prepared for risks ____ hot spots.
Associated with.
Contained with.
Assessment.
Assured by.
Code: UiYSWQ6y Please listen to the audio clip and select the correct answer.
2 plays left
Call the mate for the 04:00 watch now please.
Make sure you stay clear of the snap back zone.
Just one more checklist then we’re done.
The pilot has ordered a speed reduction.
Code: VTW4Lpl9 The Bosun ____ the access hatch of the tank to start ventilating it with air.
Opened.
Closed.
Draped.
Dropped.
Code: D3k6L9Ym It looked like a ____ from this distance, at least there seemed to be pipework on deck.
Tanker.
Fishing vessel.
Container ship.
Sailing vessel.
Code: 51Klzdwf Sometimes we had a barbecue on the ____.
Main engine.
Two cadets.
Poop deck.
Port state inspection.
Code: l4F2HqQH STCW requires all seafarers to receive familiarisation and basic safety training or instruction ____ section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code.
Inaction with.
Interaction with.
Accordingly.
In accordance with.
Code: FOOlQKUM Please listen to the audio clip and select the correct answer.
2 plays left
Stop cargo operations.
Are fenders on the berth?
Is the radar operational?
The engine is on bridge control.
Code: YTy$Bzob Please view the image, listen to each audio clip and then select the correct answer.

Officer on the bridge

Code: VkFXhgWB ____ of alcohol or illegal drugs can severely impair any seafarer’s fitness for duty.
Consumption.
Commitment.
Resumption.
Possession.
Code: DWL$7mBH “Go to the port bow and check the clearance”, the Master ordered. So we went ____.
Forward.
Aft.
Down below.
Aloft.
Code: 0CDIVCqC Under the STCW Convention, all seafarers ____ minimum standards of competence, age, medical fitness, and approved sea-going service.
Need to meet.
On condition.
Have meeting.
Are met.
Code: nC1iFaqa The vessel is owned by a Greek company but flagged in ____.
Panama.
Bank of America.
ECDIS.
Ship chandler.
Code: MZD8LPIC Please listen to the audio clip and select the correct answer.
2 plays left
Nearly, it’ll be done shortly.
The Bosun has a torch.
I can see smoke, sound the alarm.
I’m not sure what’s for lunch.
Code: Gsh1WBXU No sudden or unusual ship movements ____ at the time of the accident.
Were reported.
Quickly.
Were reacted.
Are report.
Code: #t3XTcCV Please view the image, listen to each audio clip and then select the correct answer.

Sign: goggles

Code: 7rU0IUGP Please view the image, listen to each audio clip and then select the correct answer.

Sign: lifeboat

Code: 6nTLy4fl Please view the image, listen to each audio clip and then select the correct answer.

Sign: cask

Code: o6tjO8bd Later in the day the weather ____ bad again.
Burned.
Gained.
Turned.
Tuned.
Code: ODFolDhJ Three crew members ____ the rescue boat.
Boarded.
Was boarding.
Has board.
Has boarded.
Code: 0$#8p2i9 Basic safety familiarisation will enable you to take immediate action upon ____ an accident or other medical emergency.
Encountering.
Counting.
Reacting.
Countering.
Code: JuGG3ZOe It is essential to avoid dehydration: ____.
Drink water.
Eat breakfast.
Send an email.
Enter in the logbook.
Code: vhQCwpnR Crew members, of all ranks, should feel empowered ____ inappropriate decisions.
Strictly.
And corrective.
For repeating.
To challenge.
Code: i$0m8sbi Once a fire has been contained, smoke boundaries ____ to identify the furthest the team can progress towards a fire in fresh air.
Are established.
Are estimable.
Establishing.
Are establishment.
Code: Myaqd68L Ballast is intended to provide ____.
Are established.
Are estimable.
Establishing.
Are establishment.
Code: #BoZD2ac The crew must be thoroughly ____ on proper garbage collection, segregation, storage and disposal procedures.
Drilled.
Pierced.
Penetrated.
Punctured.
Code: IG4WMz4R Please listen to the audio clip and select the correct answer.
2 plays left
Not yet, the AB is arranging it now.
The sun is in my eyes.
The paint is stored over there.
It’s only Thursday, it’ll take another week.
Code: Okw2ahBB Do not mix bunkers from two ____ suppliers in the same tanks.
Different.
Simulator.
Alternator.
Strange.
Code: F4qd9WCU Excessive amounts of grease do not ensure that wire ropes are ____ corrosion and may in fact hide corrosion deficiencies.
Protected from.
Protected with.
Protect by.
Protection of.
Code: sinpGETm We need ____ to hold on to the handrail, it was icy.
Safety boots.
Hard hats.
Overalls.
Gloves.
Code: enlcVtwV Please view the image, listen to each audio clip and then select the correct answer.

Sign: safety jacket

Code: qyqAn2z# Please listen to the audio clip and select the correct answer.
2 plays left
I don’t mind if you use the mobile phone.
Yes, we’re getting into some fog now.
Can you check the portside liferafts please?
I’m just going to take a rest.
Code: jiLVobO4 The ____ hit hard just as we arrived in port, it was a blizzard.
Snow.
Tug.
Jetty.
Sunshine.
Code: F$UjSekF All joining crew need to complete a period of ship-specific and security familiarisation training before ____ any shipboard functions.
Being boarded.
Being assigned.
Begin assigned.
Boarding.
Code: 7dJfQxCL Understand where the risk of an eye injury exists and ____ suitable protection to prevent such injury.
Identify.
Indemnify.
Identity.
Indented.
Code: 38o39fBB Please listen to the audio clip and select the correct answer.
2 plays left
The Surveyor is down below with the Electrician.
The fresh supplies have arrived, get them on board.
Yes the doctor saw him and dressed the wound.
We can take on a maintenance team for that job.
Code: 0ySUq9Ft Please listen to the audio clip and select the correct answer.
2 plays left
You can get one on the crew launch.
The weather looks good, we should start the painting today.
The crew’s lunch starts around 11:30.
The airport isn’t far, the agent will take you.
Code: DjgWK$GR Please view the image, listen to each audio clip and then select the correct answer.

Stairs on board

Code: XXD6N4QZ After the rescue boat was loaded it was ____ to the water by lifting the brake.
Cowered.
Powdered.
Flowered.
Lowered.
Code: balq5TjG Crew members, of all ranks, should feel empowered ____ inappropriate decisions.
To challenge.
And corrective.
Strictly.
For repeating.
Code: ehl0pPfC Please view the image, listen to each audio clip and then select the correct answer.

Officers on the bridge

Code: uRpyZjlK MARPOL: The International Convention for the ____ of Pollution from Ships.
Prevention.
Promotion.
Pretension.
Protection.
Code: K37EC4hA Replacing or repairing equipment without reference to technical documentation ____ a high risk.
Is always.
Can being.
Lowering.
Complaints.
Code: IQUHUNQ0 Ratings forming part of a navigational watch are ____ able to comply with helm orders issued in English.
Required to be.
Refused to be.
Not requested.
To require.
Code: $#8ykl9W The ship’s engineers decided to carry out a ____ to locate any leaks.
Pressure test.
Language test.
Injured crewmember.
Piston rod.
Code: L44BbHDp All team members must maintain a high level of ____ at all times.
Working aloft.
Situational awareness.
Alcohol.
Carbon dioxide.
Code: sL4b3sYU We painted the ship’s main deck early in the ____ before the sun got too hot.
Morning.
Afternoon.
Evening.
Home leave.
Code: L6dxKMeL The crew must be thoroughly ____ on proper garbage collection, segregation, storage and disposal procedures.
Drilled.
Punctured.
Pierced.
Penetrated.
Code: PBzrzMfA STCW: The International Convention on ____ of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping.
Seafarer.
System.
Standards.
Section.
Code: 4BACIHKO Please listen to the audio clip and select the correct answer.
2 plays left
Is there any space in the paint locker?
I’m sorry, you can’t smoke here.
There’s a drydock coming up next month.
Yes of course, it’s really a two man job.
Code: ND4VF5SC Please listen to the audio clip and select the correct answer.
2 plays left
The Chief Engineer has gone back to the control room.
OK, I’ll move it now.
I know, the game starts at 8.
Is there any bottled water available?
Code: qGYrc9NU Please view the image, listen to each audio clip and then select the correct answer.

Sign: safety boots

Code: 3MRSCHcx It looked like a ____ from this distance, at least there seemed to be pipework on deck.
Container ship.
Fishing vessel.
Tanker.
Sailing vessel.
Code: pHmoSVJb Please listen to the audio clip and select the correct answer.
2 plays left
Yes, I will, some deck areas need another coat.
The bailed garbage needs to go ashore.
Can we finish cargo operations today?
There’s a delivery of food waiting to load.
Code: yXUdi7TD No sudden or unusual ship movements ____ at the time of the accident.
Were reported.
Were reacted.
Are report.
Quickly.
Code: sn3fnWaj Any training that is carried out onboard, as part of an approved training programme, must be ____ in a training record book.
Recorded.
Rendered.
Routed.
Rounded.
Code: RFJSYKuc The problem of piracy is ____ differently by companies depending on the type of ship and its trading routes.
Being dealt with.
Dealing with.
Dealing without.
Terrible.
Code: ZieXUINQ The ____ was getting worse, a cyclone was forming.
Weather.
Communication.
Engine fire.
Cooking.
Code: L3efkHQU Under the STCW Convention, all officers in charge of a watch must have a good ____ of spoken and written English.
Compound.
Comment.
Command.
Communication.
Code: z#4BlboL Pilots provide a vital service to seafarers by assisting with the safe navigation of vessels at the ____ stages of the voyage.
Most lowest.
Most criticised.
Highest.
Most critical.
Code: 4JvCUA4c Ballast is intended to provide ____.
Stability.
Suitability.
Ability.
Compatability.
Code: 3t$WycFQ “Go to the port bow and check the clearance”, the Master ordered. So we went ____.
Aloft.
Aft.
Forward.
Down below.
Code: xAybRwN# Crew members assigned to the engine room must be alert and prepared for risks ____ hot spots.
Associated with.
Assessment.
Contained with.
Assured by.
Code: AS2gc4uV Under the STCW Convention, all seafarers ____ minimum standards of competence, age, medical fitness, and approved sea-going service.
Are met.
Have meeting.
On condition.
Need to meet.
Code: MIX8baD$ Crewmembers must be ____ for hazardous conditions and be prepared to report them.
Alert.
Ahead.
Always.
Astern.
Code: Yovtenzu Hot work must be planned and supervised and crew should be fully aware of the ____ system.
Permit to work.
Smoke break.
Permission to speak.
Dehydration.
Code: 64wAs5le Three crew members ____ the rescue boat.
Boarded.
Had board.
Was boarding.
Has boarded.
Code: MMhXA7JC The rigging of pilot ladders should be ____ under the supervision of a responsible officer.
Performed.
Performance.
Perfumed.
Proofed.
Code: GIDq9kf2 The bosun, who was in charge of the operation, ____ the cargo net the launch.
Cowered.
Powered.
Lowered.
Towered.
Code: B9lySwX4 The bunker barge is expected at noon, we’ll need to be ready beforehead at ____.
11:30.
12:30.
13:00.
00:30.
Code: rn9CFRL8I It is vital to ensure the correct maintenance of all equipment, according to the manufaturer’s ____, to limit risk of operational failures.
Guidance.
Trademark.
Prospect.
Modification.
Code: 65lpokvg Do not be afraid to ask questions2 if you have ____ about your duties, safe working practices or emergency procedures.
Any doubts.
Questioning.
Finished.
Known.
Code: 6fFeTbFW Do not mix bunkers from two ____ suppliers in the same tanks.
Strange.
Simulator.
Alternator.
Different.
Code: KpMMyo4H The socket and adaptor ____ and led to a fire.
Overheated.
Offered.
Open-hearted.
Oven ready.
Code: M6BzlUNp The chief engineer ____ to the master that there was a fire and a large volume of smoke in the engine room.
Investigated and reported.
Extinguished.
And the oiler.
Decided to look.
Code: toFCJIXU Waxing in fuels ____ filter blockage and combustion problems.
Can cause.
Engine.
Will.
Because.
Code: PdMRpSy$ Vessel personnel must react immediately to any suspected ____ of security.
Breaches.
Closeness.
Brackets.
Personnel.



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