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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: 6.0.0.
  • Test type: STCW.
  • Department: Deck.
  • Level: Management.
  • Vessel type: Bulk Carrier.

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.

«Deck Management Bulk Carrier» 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. A bulk carrier is a type of ship designed to transport large quantities of unpackaged bulk cargo, such as coal, grain, ore, or cement. These ships are characterized by their large size and shape, with a high freeboard (the distance from the waterline to the main deck) and a wide, flat deck. Bulk carriers can be categorized into several types based on their size, cargo capacity, and hull design, such as Handysize, Supramax, Panamax, Capesize, and Valemax. They are typically used to transport raw materials and commodities from one port to another, and are an essential part of the global shipping industry.

This page contains answers to Seagull CES (Crew Evaluation System) test about Deck Management Bulk Carrier, 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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Code: XIAY Where is the Safety Certificates for ships to be kept?
In the Captain’s office.
In the Captain’s safe.
In the Owner’s office.
Posted up in a prominent place onboard the ship.
Code: GXYD According to Rule 26 of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions and the illustrated lights, what type of vessels are they?

Lights on the ship

This is a vessel engaged in towing a disabled tow, restricted in its ability to manoeuvre, with a searchlight used to highlight the location of the tow.
These are two vessels engaged in fishing (pair trawling), showing the additional volutary signals for hauling nets.
These are two vessels engaged in fishing (using purse-seine gear). The searchlights are simply working lights.
There are two vessels engaged in fishing (pair trawling), showing the additional voluntary signals for shooting nets.
Code: ESCJ Who will have the authority to take charge and make appropriate decisions in the event of a vessel emergency when transiting the Panama Canal?
The Panama Canal Authority.
The ship’s company.
The Master and Pilot will agree the best course of action to be taken to resolve the emergency situation.
The ship’s Master.
Code: GCEQ For how long time must the printout from the Oil Discharge Monitoring Equipment (ODME) be retained onboard?
6 months.
4 years.
3 years.
2 years.
Code: VLOB What does the term OIL mean, as used in the Oil Pollution Regulations?
All of the mentioned.
Fuel oil.
Oil refuse.
Code: AWRG Who is responsible for maintaining the vessel’s structural strength?
The Master.
The Flag State Administration.
The Shipping Company and the Classification Society.
The Shipyard.
Code: HNVI The portable walkie talkies required to be carried by GMDSS regulations should have which channels as a minimum?
Channel 16 only.
Channels 13 & 16.
Channel 6 & 16.
Channels 6, 13 & 16.
What sound signal can be made when nearing a bend in a river, with the view around the bend obscured by an intervening obstruction?
Two prolonged blasts.
One short blast and one prolonged blast.
One prolonged blast.
I don’t know.
Code: QPPH Which special regulations cover transportation of grain on a Bulk Carrier?
IMO Grain Rules.
Classification Society Rules.
Statutory Regulations.
Port State Regulations.
Code: FXYP What is the name of the reference manual, jointly produced by the International Maritime Organization and the International Civil Aviation Authority, which currently outlines the organization and management of search and rescue activities at sea?
The Merchant Ship Search and Rescue (MERSAR) Manual.
The International Maritime Search and Rescue (IMARSAR) Manual.
The International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual.
The Search and Rescue (IMOSAR) Manual.
Code: HBJX Your watchkeeper has just informed you that the vessel has collided with a sailing vessel. What action should be taken?
Alarm the rescue centre and commence searching for any survivors.
Call the company, explain the situation and ask for orders.
Do nothing and wait for assistance.
Leave the position as fast as possible.
Code: DBWC MARPOL – Annex IV. Your ship has in operation an approved sewage treatment plant certified by the Administration. During discharge, while vessel is awaiting pilot off Cape Henry, USA, the surrounding water is discoloured. What kind of action would be appropriate to take?
Continue discharge since the treatment plant is of an approved type.
Continue discharge since Annex IV of MARPOL is internationally not yet in force.
Reduce discharge rate in order to have less discolouration of surrounding water.
Stop discharge.
Code: DBWC MARPOL – Annex IV. Your ship has in operation an approved sewage treatment plant certified by the Administration. During discharge, while vessel is awaiting pilot off Cape Henry, USA, the surrounding water is discoloured. What kind of action would be appropriate to take?
The radar may be suppressing the mark with application of the Interference Rejection control.
The racon may not be transmitting a pulse.
All of the suggested answers.
The transmitted radar frequency may not trigger the Racon transmitter.
What are the main advantages to the Navstar, Glonas and Galileo satellite navigation systems?
These satellite systems give world-wide coverage 12 hours a day.
These satellite systems give world-wide coverage 24 hours a day.
These satellite systems give world-wide coverage 48 hours a day.
I don’t know.
Code: UISB To inform ship of coast-stations messages, coast-stations give at fixed times:
A traffic list with the call-sign of the ships involved in alphabetical numerical sequence.
A list of all the messages for each vessel.
A list of the official identification numbers, for example the Maritime Mobile Service Indentity (MMSI).
A list with the names of the ships involved spoken alphabetical numerical sequence.
Code: OXKW If a coast-station doesn’t answer a call on VHF working channel or doesn’t send a reply signal:
You can repeat your call immediately when convinced that no other radio traffic is interfered with.
You can repeat your call after 2 minutes.
You must call on another working channel.
You must call on distress channel.
Code: TVHI Regular “updating” of a ships position in an Inmarsat-C installation is necessary:
To inform the satellite of ships position.
To keep to the correct Inmarsat-region.
To have the correct position in case of accidents.
To enter the correct data to the disk antenna.
Code: AFRF On board a DSC-call is to be made in case of an OBS. Choose the category:
Ship’s business.
I don’t know.
Code: PROF On board they want to make a DSC-call with a foreign coast-station. It is an urgent call. Preferably choose:
The international DSC-distress frequencies.
The national DSC-call frequencies of the coast-station concerned.
The international DSC-call frequency.
I don’t know.
Code: OFQT Silencing by a station, not in charge of the distress-traffic, is done as follows:
Seelonce Securite.
Seelonce Pan.
Seelonce Mayday.
Seelonce Distress.
Code: SKPM To receive distress alerting and MSI via an Inmarsat-C set vessels must have:
SES or an EGC receiver.
MF/HF radio telex scanner with printer.
Suitable for 518 kHz NAVTEX receiver.
I don’t know.
Code: LEMO The DSC-controller display the following: DOO: 244562000 CH16; S distress sinking After receiving this DSC message the following is done immediately:
Send a “distress alert relay”.
Give a “DSC-acknowledgement”.
Call the Chief officer.
Listen out on VHF channel 16.
Code: VEMB When onboard channel 16 is used for a shore radio-connection, you always work:
On low power.
Code: WXDB The capacity of a battery is expressed in:
Volt × hours.
Watt × hours.
Volt × ampere.
Ampere × hours.
Code: AMEG Which class of emission is used for VHF DSC transmissions?
Code: GCLI For how long time should a VHF survival craft transceiver be able to operate on its batteries?
6 hours.
8 hours.
12 hours.
24 hours.
Code: JHBM Messages sent via Inmarsat-C are charged:
On the number of kilobits of information transmitted per block of 256 bits.
On the basis of a three minute minimum charge with one minute incremental steps.
On the number of kilobits of information transmitted per block of 1 024 bits.
On the basis of a six second minimum charge with six second incremental steps.
Code: PBTW The steps of the embarkation ladder used must be spaced apart by a distance of:
Equally spaced, not less than 200 mm or more than 280 mm.
Equally spaced, not less than 300 mm or more than 380 mm.
200 mm.
300 mm.
Code: VQLA A hand flare must have a burning period of at least:
30 sec.
10 min.
5 min.
1 min.
Code: EKWG Give the meaning of the following symbol:

Symbol of line throwing appliance

Line throwing appliance.
Rocket parachute flares.
Lifeboat hand flare.
I don’t know.
Code: YNRH On-board training in the use of davit-launched liferafts (including inflation and lowering whenever practicable) must take place:
Every 4 months.
Every 3 months.
Every 2 months.
Every month.
Code: WLEH With respect to the ISM, what training in addition to lifeboat and fire drills must be carried out?
Mooring operations.
Familiarization, and other drills identified as necessary by the ship.
Bridge Team Management.
The boat drill and fire drill should be adequate to meet your needs.
Code: YTKY Which one of the listed requirements regarding service and maintenance of life-saving appliances correspond to present regulations?
Instructions for onboard maintenance of life-saving appliances in accordance with the regulations shall be provided.
Maintenance and repair of all life saving equipments shall be carried out by the certified ship staff only.
Maintenance and repair of all the life-saving equipments will be carried out ashore in work shop only.
At least one member of the crew shall hold a repairmen certificate for life-saving equipment.
Code: GWGP Which one of the listed requirements regarding the stowage of a survival craft corresponds to present SOLAS regulations? Each survival craft shall be stowed:
Wherever space is available.
In a state of readiness so that two crew-members can prepare for embarkation and launching in less than 15 minutes.
In a secure and sheltered position and protected from damage by fire or explosion.
On the starboard side of the ship.
Code: XPXH Which one of the following items has to be included in an abandon ship drill according to SOLAS regulations?
Launching and recovery of a survival craft.
Manoeuvring the lifeboat in the water.
Starting and operating radio life-saving appliances.
Checking that life-jackets are correctly donned.
Code: KQEI Your vessel is involved in a collision with another vessel. What should you as Master tell the Master on the other vessel?
Name; Port of registry; Port of destination of your vessel.
There should be no communication with the other vessel.
Explain your actions prior to the collision and request details of actions taken by the other vessel which resulted in the collision.
Ask if there is any assistance required by the other vessel.
Code: SKBO Your vessel has been involved in a collision, and at first opportunity a lot of people from outsides parties are asking questions. What shall you tell them?
To make sure that all parties are informed about the facts, show them the extracts of the log-book.
Do not reply to any questions from outside parties, except the Solicitor appointed your company.
Do not tell anybody anything, except representatives from the main newspapers, radio and TV. Remember, the people have the right to know.
You shall only tell them the truth and nothing but the truth.
Code: IOEU What percentage of the ship’s stores are required to be inspected at Security Level 3?
5-20 % of the ship’s stores are required to be inspected at Security Level 3.
25-50 % of the ship’s stores are required to be inspected at Security Level 3.
50-80 % of the ship’s stores are required to be inspected at Security Level 3.
100 % of the ship’s stores are required to be inspected at Security Level 3.
Code: BHHQ Which type of profiling is used to obtain information about rival companies and their employees?
Code: DIOD Why is air draught an important consideration when loading bulk cargoes on Bulk Carriers?
Because of movement of the bulk cargo loader or unloaders.
Because of variations in under keel clearances whilst alongside the berth.
Because of the vessels movement whilst berthing or unberthing.
Because the vessel may pass under a bridge(s) whilst approaching or leaving the berth.
Code: ORCX Why do structural steel products often shift or collapse in a bulk carrier’s cargo holds?
Because of using inadequately sized lasing wires.
Because the irregular shape of the cargo holds results in void spaces.
Because of dunnage, provided at every tier of the cargo, not having been aligned.
Because of inadequate dunnage placed over the tank top.
Code: MIBG What must be specified when ordering gas detection equipment when used in association with bulk carriers?
That the instrument is suited for its purpose of application.
That the instrument complies with international regulations.
That the instrument can measure flammable atmospheres.
That the instrument can measure methane and hydrogen when used in low-oxygen atmospheres.
Code: YYUQ How are cargoes on self-unloading bulk carriers fed to the vessel’s conveyor belts during discharge?
Via remote-controlled hopper gates at the bottom of each hold.
Via hydraulically-operated hopper gates at the bottom of each hold.
By gravity through mechanical hopper gates at the bottom of each hold.
Via mechanically operated hopper gates at the bottom of each hold.
Code: DIMU When loading a bulk cargo of Coal the ship must be fitted with appropriate instruments to measure the concentration of what gases within the cargo space?
The concentration of Carbon Monoxide only.
The concentration of Oxygen only.
The concentration of Methane only.
The gases specified in all of these answers.
Code: TWSC In a single side skin bulk carrier of 155 m in length constructed in 2 000 and carrying cargo of density 1 010 kg/cu. m., which cargo hold should be able to withstand flooding?
Any cargo hold.
The foremost cargo hold.
The aftermost cargo hold.
The midships cargo hold.
Code: XYBO If the speed of a vessel through the water is HALVED, how will this effect squat?
The squat effect will be reduced to a quarter of its original value.
There will be very little change to the effect of Squat.
There will be a significant change in the reduction of underkeel clearance, but the amount varies from ship to ship.
The squat effect will also be halved.
Code: FSOS What immediate action should be taken if a ship unexpectedly runs aground and stops?
Stop engines and tell the engine room to switch over to high suctions.
Stop engines and immediately request “Full Astern”.
Stop engines and call the Master.
Sound the General Alarm and plot the ships position.
Code: WWRM As per the IMDG Code, “Marine Pollutant” is defined as:
A substance which is subject to the provisions of Annex III of MARPOL 73/78 as amended.
Any substance which is deemed hazardous to the marine environment.
A substance which, because of its tendency to degrade in seafood, or because of its hazard potential to the aquatic environment is subject to the provisions of Annex I of MARPOL 73/78, as amended, and carried by sea accordingly.
A substance which is subject to the provisions of Chapter V of SOLAS 1974, as amended.
Code: EHJG DG placards shall be located on a freight container:
One on each side (only).
One of the back end and one on one of the sides (only).
One on each end (only).
One on each end and one on each side.
Code: YTMM If the shipper wishes to ensure that a vessel or her operators will not be held responsible for any damage that may arise from the carrier issuing a clean Bill of Lading, even though the Mate’s receipt is marked as “unclean”, such a document is called the:
An absolution clause in the shipping documents.
An addendum to the Bill of Lading.
A Letter of Credit.
A Letter of Indemnity.
Code: KWAP When conducting a risk assessment for a shipboard work activity, the two elements to be considered are:
The potential severity of harm and the likelihood that harm will occur.
The time available to complete the task and the resources to hand.
The available manpower and their experience in this type of work.
The chance of an incident re-occuring and the potential effects of an loss.
With a davit launched lifeboat, what weight is required by SOLAS regulations to be used for the 5 yearly test of the davit and brake system?
1,1 times the total weight of the lifeboat when loaded with its full complement of persons and equipment.
1,5 times the total weight of the lifeboat when loaded with its full complement of persons and equipment.
2 times the total weight of the lifeboat when loaded with its full complement of persons and equipment.
I don’t know.
Which organisation verifies the computational results and stored ship data used by the stability program loaded on a vessel’s computer?
The Flag State Administration.
The Classification Society.
The Shipyard.
I don’t know.
Code: FEUW Onboard training should be organised in such a way that:
Each crew member is trained individually.
It does not contravene with the rest hours of the crew.
It is an integral part of the overall training plan.
None of the above.
Code: QQFM It is the Master’s responsibility to ensure that:
Concerned personnel carry out the on-board training programme effectively.
All information regarding the onboard training is given to the ship manager.
Safety equipment is not used during the training.
All personnel participate in the training at the same time.
Code: DCCQ What type of dynamic forces may cause indent in plating on forecastle deck and main deck in way of pillars inside forecastle?
Forces created by waves on the forecastle.
Slamming in way of flat bottom forward of light draught.
Impact pressure forces in way of abrupt or flared bow.
Pressure forces caused by green water on deck.
Code: CHAV What does the IMSBC Code emphasise with reference to the exposure of personal to the dust created when carrying some bulk cargoes?
A high standard of personal hygiene.
The code does not make any reference to this hazard.
The responsibility of the Master to ensure that staff are wearing the correct clothing.
The restricted loading of certain cargoes which may be excessively dusty.
Code: OMUO A bulk coal cargo is to be loaded and the moisture content is declared as 19; the transportable moisture limit of the cargo is declared as 15, what should the Master do?
Load part cargo only.
Refuse to load the cargo unless the vessel is specially designed for the carriage of cargo which may liquefy.
Load cargo and ventilate on passage to remove water.
Load the cargo as the moisture limits are within acceptable limits.
Code: NGLD A bulk cargo has a stowage factor (SF) of 1,50 cubic metres per metric tonne (m3/mt). If 1 000 tonnes are to be loaded what volume will this cargo occupy?
1 000 cubic metres.
1 500 cubic metres (m3).
15 000 cubic metres (m3).
3 000 tonnes.
Code: XTBI A bulk vessel loads a full cargo to summer marks of a high density bulk cargo such as iron ore concentrate; what would be the possible stability conditions produced?
The vessel will normally have a large intact metacentric height (GM) and have a fast roll period.
The vessel will normally have a small intact metacentric height metacentric height (GM) and have a slow roll period.
The vessel will be tender and have a poor curve of righting levers.
The vessel may have a list.
Code: HELB A cargo hatch cover seal on a Bulk Carrier is known to be damaged and not weather tight prior to sailing; what is the legal significance of this situation?
The vessel may well be judged to be un-seaworthy; this could invalidate some certification and hull and machinery insurance.
There are no legal concerns over this.
The vessel is still seaworthy but repairs must be carried out at next port.
The vessel may have its classification affected.
Code: DFRX A bulk carrier is to carry a full deck cargo of packaged timber; to what regulations must the vessel comply?
Marine Pollution Regulations.
IMO Code of Practice for the carriage of Timber Deck cargoes.
International Code for the carriage of Dangerous Goods.
Grain Regulations.
Code: ARCC A bulk cargo vessel is found to be 4,0 centimetres over her maximum loadline draft after loading; what should be the actions of the master?
Order the pumping out of fresh water or ballast until the maximum allowed loadline is achieved.
Inform the port authorities and sail.
There is not a problem as over loading permitted.
Record a lower draught and sail.
Code: WXHI Large bulk carriers are more likely to suffer from cracks in structure in which of the following parts of the vessel?
On bottom plating in the after part of the vessel.
In number 1 and number 2 holds.
Around hatch corners and upper ballast tanks amidships.
In after peak area.
Code: KFCI Which of the following would normally only be found in cargo holds which can also be used for ballast on a Bulk Carrier?
Sacrificial anodes and water resistant epoxy paint coatings.
Bilges systems fitted with two way valves.
Light reflective paint coatings and fixed lighting systems.
Permanently fitted dunnage.
Once the Safety Management System is verified and working effectively, what document is issued to the ship?
The MODU Safety Certificate.
The Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate.
The Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate.
The Safety Management Certificate.

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