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Welcome to the website where you can pass online the CES test for seamans on the subject «Deck, Support, Chemical Tanker». 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: Chemical Tanker.

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, Chemical Tanker». 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 chemical tanker. Individuals in the Deck Support department on a Chemical tanker are responsible for a range of duties essential to the vessel’s operation. They assist in cargo handling operations, including the loading and unloading of chemicals, and play a vital role in maintaining the overall cleanliness and orderliness of the deck area. Additionally, they collaborate with other deck personnel to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations, contributing to the smooth and secure functioning of the chemical tanker.

On this site Crew Evaluation System Test on the subject «Deck, Support, Chemical Tanker» contains 63 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: BEOP When you join a new ship, how are you informed about safety rules, alarm instructions and your own duties in case of an emergency?
By muster lists exhibited in conspicuous places.
By oral instructions by the Captain.
By alarm instructions in all crew cabins.
By folder distributed to each crewmember.
Code: DSIQ When reeving a new wire onto a self-stowing winch drum you should, after looking at brake arrangement, reeve it to pay out as follows:

Scheme: directions

Direction B.
Depends on the direction of the lay of the wire strands in the new wire.
Either direction is acceptable.
Direction A.
Code: LARA, LYKO On the figure there are four (4) possible definitions of the term “BREADTH” given. Which one is the correct one?

Breadth position on the vessel

Breadth is given by A on the figure.
Breadth is given by B on the figure.
Breadth is given by C on the figure.
Breadth is given by D on the figure.
Code: XHJI In the diagram, which arrow is pointing at the position known as the “Bridge”?

Bridge position on the vessel

The Bridge is indicated by B, in the figure.
The Bridge is indicated by C, in the figure.
The Bridge is indicated by A, in the figure.
The Bridge is indicated by D, in 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?

Cross section of the ship

Underkeel clearance is given by B on the figure.
Underkeel clearance is given by C on the figure.
Underkeel clearance is given by D on the figure.
Underkeel clearance is given by A on the figure.
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: 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: SJUT What is the meaning of this symbol?

Symbol: lifeboat

Rescue boat.
Davit-launched liferaft.
Code: NNOO What is the meaning of this symbol?

Symbol: lifebuoy with light and smoke

Lifebuoy with line.
Lifebuoy with light and smoke.
Lifebuoy with light and smoke.
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: BFBF Give the meaning of the following symbol:

Symbol - rocket parachute flare

Line throwing appliance.
Survival craft distress pyrotechnic signal.
Rocket parachute flares.
Code: VDDD What is the normal name of the special wire/rope on board the ship used to make a tug fast?
Tugs rope.
Mooring wire.
Towing spring.
Tugs wire.
Code: ECLL What is the meaning of the abbreviation “SWL” as stamped on lifting gear around the ship?
Safe Working Load.
Single Winch Load.
Single Working Load.
Safe Winch Load.
Code: YXWW When acting as helmsman would you expect the reading of the gyro compass to be the same as the magnetic compass?
They would never be the same.
They would always be within 1 or 2 degrees of each other.
Very seldom would they be the same.
They would always be the same.
Code: AWWH What are the duties of an effective bridge look out?
Keeping a constant observation around the ship.
All of the alternatives specified.
Keep a lookout for other ships; navigation lights and any other dangers which may have no lights.
Ensure there is always a bridge lookout on duty and only leave the lookout when given permission.
Code: GAQJ What is the meaning of the term “Steady as she goes” when acting as helmsman?
While altering the ships head, the instruction “steady as she goes” means reduce the ships swing as rapidly as possible and steady on present course.
Keep the applied rudder constant until the next helm order.
Try to reduce the continuous swinging either side of the course when steering a compass course.
Reduce the number of helm movements used when steering a set course.
Code: YQTK What is the first thing you are doing when having a lifeboat drill?
Put on the life jacket.
Swing out the davit.
Wait for order.
Enter the lifeboat.
Code: QMXA Why could dirty and oily areas of the deck be dangerous?
They may cause people to slip over and hurt themselves.
They show the ship is not efficient.
They are areas which should be cleaned up.
They do not look good to the customers.
Code: TNLK Would there ever be the need for two lookouts on the Bridge watch?
Yes, possibly when there is dense fog and heavy traffic.
Never necessary.
Every night there should be two lookouts, one on each bridge wing.
No, one lookout is sufficient even in fog.
Code: CEJU What is the role of a tug in a port?
A tug assists the ships to moor and unmoor.
A tug is the normal vessel used by the pilot to board a ship.
A tug provides transport for the port personnel.
A tug is used to assist the fishing boats when they enter the port.
Code: CGON Mention some important thoughts for what you have to do when you recognise that fire break out onboard:
Report to bridge or duty officer, actuate the fire alarm, call the persons around the fire and join the fire squad.
Go to the lifeboat start the motor then call the duty officer and commence fight the fire.
Report the bridge or duty officer, actuate the fire alarm, organise and commence fighting the fire.
Commence fighting the fire, call the persons around the fire and join the fire squad.
Code: QXAK, RTQE Which activity will have the greatest fire-fighting effect in case of a fire?
Extinguishing attempt is started immediately.
All fire-fighting teams are organized as soon as possible.
All possible fire-fighting equipment is brought to the scene.
Call the Chief Officer.
Code: EKLO, RLEI, VNDQ, YSVQ How much water per person is provided in a liferaft not equipped with a desalting apparatus?
1,5 litre.
2 litre.
3 litres.
1 litre.
Code: DKQF Anyone of the crew who is assigned to watch duties in port has a number of important tasks to carry out. Which one of the listed tasks should be included in the watchman’s duties?
Check the moorings for correct tightness and ensure the gangway remains safe and secure.
Check there is always a shore watchman on the jetty.
Check the safe and secure handling of cargo.
Check the number of persons joining and leaving the vessel.
Code: VPHS During restricted visibility, you are posted as bridge lookout and you hear 1 long blast at intervals of about 2 minutes on your port bow. What will you report to the OOW (officer on watch)?
Fog signal of one long blast heard on the port bow.
Power driven vessel under way and making way on the port bow.
A vessel at anchor on port bow.
Power-driven vessel making no way on port bow.
Code: SAGM After smoking, cigarettes should be disposed off as follows:
Disposed of in an ashtray, ensuring that it is extinguished.
Dropped into a waste bin.
Dropped over the lee side only so that it cannot blow back on board.
Dropped over the side only if you are certain they are extinguished.
Code: DQKN In which one of the following an oil, the flash point of which only needs to be over 43 °C, may be used?
In emergency generators.
In inert gas generators.
In the main engine.
In the kitchen.
Code: GAPQ In general, what is the best extinguishing agent to put out a class A fire?
Dry chemical powder.
Carbon dioxide (CO2).
Code: HPVB, IIQH You are carrying out a search in a smoke filled compartment wearing a breathing apparatus. At what stage should you start to make your way out of the compartment?
Regularly check your pressure gauge and note how much air you used to reach your work area. Start to return when you have this amount left plus a reasonable reserve.
15 minutes after starting to use the set as this leaves you with five minutes air left.
Wait until the breathing apparatus warning whistle sounds.
Wait for the appropriate signal on your safety line as the personnel outside will be keeping a track of the time you have spent inside.
Code: EYJD What is the “international shore connection” used for?
To connect the ship fire main to the shore lines.
To connect the cargo hoses to the shore.
To connect the bunker hoses to the shore.
To connect the ship fresh water hoses to the shore.
Code: KESU The main buoyancy chamber of an inflatable liferaft must be divided into:
2 compartments.
2 compartments separated by a non-return valve.
3 compartments separated by a non-return valve.
3 compartments.
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?
Both are transferring equally.
Code: QUOY Line clearing from shore is considered as a high risk operation because:
Overflow and structural damage can result if the inflow of air or other blowing medium is inadequately controlled.
The noise generated and location of some of the valves may result in a loss of direct communication between ship and shore personnel.
Because the “pig” used for line clearing will break apart and be carried into the ship’s tank if the blowing pressure is not adequately controlled on shore.
Code: BTOO Your chemical tanker is fitted with submersible deepwell cargo pumps. When stripping a tank, if excessive air is allowed to be drawn into the suction line:
The pump will “race” and there will be a loss of suction.
Control of the operation will be lost and the tank will rapidly empty.
The cargo pump impeller will stop rotating.
The back pressure will increase.
Code: NBFY What personal protective equipment would be required for working over side?
It would be determined by risk assessment, but at very least would comprise safety line and harness, lifebuoy standing by, safety hat, boiler suit safety boots.
Safety harness and life line, boiler suits, safety boots, life jacket, rescue boat standing by.
Would be determined at time by the most senior crewmember.
Safety boots, safety gloves, safety hats, goggles, boiler suits.
Code: EGBB, VLOA Where do you find instructions for tasks and duties in case of an emergency?
In the muster list.
In instruction notices posted in the crew’s cabins.
On posters at the lifeboat station.
In instruction notices posted in messrooms, recreation rooms etc.
Code: NPLF, RBEN Which one of the following types of rope is the most dangerous to work with?
Steel wire.
Code: QFNX, SGXM What is minimum equipment needed for entering a tank or void space that is not gas free or does not contain sufficient oxygen?
Self contained breathing apparatus in addition to normal safety equipment.
Spark proof torch.
Coverall and safety shoes.
Good quality face mask and a safety line.
Code: HPHU, LEFX A person wearing lifejacket or immersion suit, shall be able to turn from a face-down to a face-up position in not more than:
5 seconds.
10 seconds.
15 seconds.
8 seconds.
Code: OWWM Which of these procedures should crew follow when conducting a bomb search?
Stand quietly in various spots around the space, listening for unusual sounds like the tick tock of a clock mechanism.
Conduct random or spot checks of logical threat areas.
Wait in the area they’ve finished searching until they’re contacted for a status update.
Search the perimeter of the space up to a height of 5 feet.
Code: QQNT Which of these types of information is considered sensitive?
Voyage itinerary and departure and arrival times.
Way points and training records.
Planned maintenance schedule and emergency response procedures.
Ship schematics and HR policies.
Code: QMYE A summary of the important safety and handling information on a particular chemical cargo loaded on your ship can be found in:
The Material Safety Data Sheet.
The Company Cargo Handling Manual.
The IBC Code.
The Master’s Standing Orders.
Code: XARL You have just started to load a cargo of Toluene. A drip starts from a flange on a hose loop on the off-shore manifold. You would:
Report the leak to the Responsible Officer. Attempt to tighten the bolts on the flange. If the leak continues, stop the discharge and, when instructed, change the gasket. Clear any cargo spillage according to the applicable recovery procedure.
Report the gasket as defective at the handover of the watch and leave a note in the Cargo Control Room to replace it at the end of discharge.
Code: OYEL What does the term “ullage” refer to?
The depth of free space left in a cargo tank above the current liquid level.
The measured depth of product in a cargo tank.
The height from the bottom of a cargo tank to the top.
Code: LSPE You have just finished washing a set of tanks that previously contained Toluene, Acetone and Iso-Propanol. What will the main hazard be when you enter the tanks for mopping and inspection?
The atmosphere inside may contain insufficient oxygen to support life, or toxic vapours, or both.
That there may be errors or missing entries on the enclosed space entry permit and an inspection may notice.
There will commonly be insufficient natural light to safely descend the access ladder.
The lower part of the tank may still be wet and slippery. You may not be able to see this from the deck.
Code: BLDD You are alongside, preparing to load a cargo of Triethylamine. It will be supplied from shore using an 8-inch flexible hose. You would secure it to the ship’s manifold (header):
With a bolt in every hole in the flange, securely and evenly tightened.
Cargo hoses should no longer be connected directly to ship’s manifolds for the loading of dangerous chemicals.
With a bolt in alternate holes, securely and evenly tightened, or a minimum of two G-clamps, fitted diagonally across from each other and fully tightened.
With a bolt in alternate holes, securely and evenly tightened.
Code: GPOC Your ship has its main entry door from the main deck on the starboard side, a few metres back from the front of the accommodation. It is also the closest emergency exit from the ship’s offices and the crew mess-room in the event of an emergency. You are about to commence loading several grades of chemicals. There are no significant security concerns. What should happen to the door?
It should be closed, but not locked.
It should be closed and locked.
It can be open, provided the wind is blowing away from the accommodation.
It should be open in case an emergency occurs.
Code: GBHW You are to load a cargo of Isocyanate to tank 4 centre port and the cargo hose from shore is to be connected to a flange directly adjacent to the cargo pump, so that the manifold cross-over and deck cargo line are not used. Underneath such a connection, you would place:
A portable drip-tray.
A label stating “portable connection”.
A red flag.
Some sawdust or other absorbent material.
Code: HVIU The regulations which control the cleaning operations after the discharge of noxious substances and prevent pollution from ships are more commonly known as:
USCG Reg. 141-53.
Code: HHCJ You are loading a cargo of Vinyl Acetate Monomer to several tanks on board. Tank 6 centre is about to finish and the next tank to load is 2 centre. You would:
First open the valves for tank 2 centre and then close those for 6 centre, as the required ullage is reached.
I will stop loading cargo when tank 6 centre reaches its required ullage and close the valves to that tank. I will then open up the valves to tank 2 centre and resume loading cargo.
I will close the valves for tank 6 centre when the required ullage is reached and then open the valves for 2 centre.
Code: ASII You have just been handed six sample bottles by the cargo surveyor, containing Nitric Acid drawn from a cargo just loaded on your ship. The proper procedure to move them to the sample locker, prior storage, would be to:
Place them into a proper container with a handle, such as a sample carrier or a strong bucket and carry them carefully to the sample locker taking care not to damage the bottles.
I will obtain a plastic carrier bag, put the bottles inside and take them to the locker as quickly as possible.
I will instruct the cargo surveyor that he must deliver the samples to the locker himself.
I will carry as many as I can in my arms in one go, but ensure first that I put on a pair of chemical-proof gloves.
Code: WEFB What are the duties of the “Standby Watch keeper” when he is not on the bridge?
Remain in the expected location, available for immediate call from the bridge.
Tidy up the accommodation and clear the mess rooms.
Return to his cabin and catch up with some sleep.
Patrol the ship and report anything unusual to the bridge.
Code: KOES Your vessel is equipped with hydraulic submerged deep-well cargo pumps. You are approaching the end of discharge of a cargo of methanol in tank 3 port. Which of the following may be an indication that the tank is almost empty?
A distinctive surging noise from, and vibration observed on the cargo pump.
A progressive reduction in the noise coming from the cargo pump.
A sudden increase in the discharge rate.
A rise in temperature in the cargo discharge pipe adjacent to the pump stack.
Code: RKQN The best way to prevent damage to stainless steel tanks after washing them with warm salt water is to:
Rinse the tank with cold salt water.
Vent the tank immediately.
Turn the heating coils on to dry the tank as quickly as possible.
Rinse the tank with fresh water.
Code: ADQP You have just joined a chemical tanker. Where would you find a description of the ship’s cargo handling equipment and details of procedures for cargo unloading, tank stripping, tank cleaning, discharge of residues and ballasting and deballasting?
The applicable equipment manufacturer’s maintenance and operation manuals.
The Cargo Handling Logbook.
The Annex II Procedures and Arrangements Manual.
MARPOL 73/78.
Code: SGTW What should you know about the emergency stops on deck?
Where they are located and how to operate them.
How to disconnect or over-ride them for routine work.
I do not need to know anything about the emergency stops. It’s only the officers who operate them.
Where the re-sets are and how to re-set them.
Code: OIEA Is it always possible to use the word “ship” instead of the word “boat”?
A boat can only be used for vessels under 50 metres in length.
Normally a small vessel is called a “boat” rather than a “ship”, otherwise it is not important.
Either can be used anytime.
A large vessel is always called a “ship” and never “boat”.
Code: PNOP What do you understand by the order: “Move the pilot ladder to the other side”?
To shift the pilot ladder to the opposite side of the ship.
To change the position of the pilot ladder from the main deck to the fore deck.
To rig another pilot ladder.
To move the pilot ladder further along nearer to the bow.
Code: YQTG How would you alert others onboard if you saw a person falling overboard?
If I saw a person falling overboard I would inform the Bosun.
If I saw a person falling overboard I would shout repeatedly “Man overboard”.
If I saw a person falling overboard I would run to the Bridge.
If I saw a person falling overboard I would shout once “Man overboard”.
Code: RVTQ An unconscious casualty who is breathing, should be placed:
In the recovery position.
In the face up position.
Sitting up position.
Lying face down position.
Code: EXJL If a casualty has no pulse, the first aider must immediately:
Inform the next of kin.
Raise an alarm for help.
Start heart compression and artificial respiration.
Do nothing as the patient is already dead.
Code: LDCX Which of the following substance is ozone-depleting
Code: YUJH During bunker transfer operations, deck scuppers should be:
Plugged when required.
Plugged to prevent spilled oil flowing overboard.
Only fitted to the side of the vessel that bunkers are being loaded.
Attended by crew to collect any spilled oil that approaches.

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