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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.

  • Версия: 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0.0.
  • Тип теста: STCW.
  • Департамент: Deck.
  • Уровень: Management.
  • Тип судна: 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.

«Deck department, Management Level, Chemical Tanker» 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. As a Deck Officer on a Chemical Tanker, some of the duties related to deck management may include various of duties. The primary duty of a Deck Officer on a Chemical Tanker is to supervise and coordinate the loading, unloading, and transfer of chemical cargo safely and efficiently. This involves understanding the chemical properties, handling procedures, and stowage requirements of each cargo and ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and industry standards. Deck Officers are responsible for the safe navigation of the vessel. This includes planning and executing the vessel’s route, maintaining the vessel’s position, and ensuring compliance with all relevant navigation regulations. Watchkeeping, maintenance, safety and security are also entrusted to them

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Code: HYTJ What rules and regulations are regulating the watch keeping routines in the engine room?
Both STCW and Class rules.
Class Rules.
International Standard for Training and Watch keeping (STCW).
Code: DGTV What signal may be given by sound and by light to indicate that a vessel fails to understand the intentions or actions of another vessel, or is in doubt that sufficient action is being taken by the other to avoid collision?
One prolonged blast (flash), followed by five or more short and rapid blasts (flashes).
Five short and rapid blasts (flashes).
Three short and rapid blasts (flashes).
Five prolonged blasts (flashes).
Code: GCEQ For how long time must the printout from the Oil Discharge Monitoring Equipment (ODME) be retained onboard?
2 years.
3 years.
4 years.
6 months.
You are on a vessel 10 nautical miles off the coast of Nigeria, West Africa. Are you allowed to dump empty glass bottles overboard?
No, glass bottles can not be dumped overboard.
Yes, glass bottles can be dumped overboard.
Yes, the bottles can be dumped if they are ground so that the resulting particles can pass through a screen with 50 mm openings.
I don’t know.
Code: VPWQ Who are responsible for safe working conditions onboard?
The safety officer.
The officer of the watch.
The individual person.
Master, Chief Engineer & Chief Officer.
Code: DOBS A “Standard Format for Search and Rescue Situation Reports” (SITREPs) should be used by vessels in distress. The SITREP can be compiled as a short form (urgent essential details). Which of the following information shall be included when using the “short form”?
Oil spill possibility.
Weather on-scene.
Cargo information.
Code: RYMM Which of the following requirements regarding on board stability data corresponds to present regulations? (NSCL 4/12.1).
Drawings and calculations documenting the stability of the ship, both in intact and all possible damage condition.
A calculation example showing the use of “KG” limitation curves.
A calculation example showing use of “GM” limitation curves.
Stability data produced by stability calculation instruments.
Code: EYJG The authority to order the use of distress signal or distress alerts is:
The first person to discover the distress situation.
The person designated to maintain communication during distress situations.
Only with the master.
I don’t know.
Code: DTRU With what system is a NAVTEX-message transmitted?
Code: GAAK Inmarsat Telex Service code “33” can be used:
When technical problems are experienced with the Inmarsat-terminal.
To ask for maritime enquiries.
When the coast-station is disfunctional.
I don’t know.
Code: GEGA On board an accident happened. Urgent radio-medical advice is needed. We choose the category:
I don’t know.
Code: KVES A MF/HF-DSC multi-frequency call attempt may:
Be repeated after 1 to 1 and a half minutes.
Be repeated after 3 and a half to 4 and a half minutes.
Not be repeated.
I don’t know.
Code: WXFP One of the sailors needs urgent medical assistance. The VHF-call starts with:
SOS (3x).
MAYDAY (3x).
PAN PAN (3x).
I don’t know.
Code: ODNH A distress alert has accidentally been sent with the Inmarsat-C installation. One should now:
Make contact with an RCC.
Turn of the transmitter.
Wait until an RCC reports.
I don’t know.
Code: FDOF When a character in the NAVTEX message sent is not received in the proper way:
A closely resembling character will be printed.
Any other character will be printed.
The message will not be printed at all until, with repeated transmission, it can be automatically compared and corrected.
Nothing or a special character will be printed.
Code: PTDV The transmitting power of the VHF is adjusted by setting:
Dual watch.
High/low power.
I don’t know.
Code: TKAB The mode J2B is used:
For radiotelex-traffic in the MF/HF band between the ship and shore stations.
For telephone traffic in the MF/HF bands between ship and shore stations.
In public broadcasting.
For urgent message transmitting and receiving.
Code: BYSG Testing a SART is permitted:
Only at sea, outside territorial waters.
Only in a port or harbour.
At sea, outside territorial waters, and in a port or harbour.
I don’t know.
Code: CJLY On area A4 the function “Transmission and reception of signals for locating” is mainly based on:
The use of SARSAT COSPAS Epirbs.
The use of SART transponders.
The use of HF DSC.
The use of MF DSC.
Code: HJMN What is the purpose of the “SQUELCH” on a VHF transmitter/receiver?
Reduce the “noise” in the background.
Increase the range of the transmitter.
Increase the sound signal of the receiver.
Switch to another channel.
Code: ENMD Which of the following is a coast station MMSI?
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: SWRC Hand flares and buoyant smoke signals can continue to burn or emit smoke after having been immersed for a period of 10 s:
Right if the immersion depth is smaller than 1 m.
Right if the immersion depth is smaller than 100 mm.
Code: BFBF Give the meaning of the following symbol:

Symbol of rocket parachute flare

Rocket parachute flares.
Line throwing appliance.
Survival craft distress pyrotechnic signals.
Code: GMVY Not less than one and a half times its specified maximum working pressure, but not more than two-fifths of its bursting pressure.
Not less than one and a half times its specified maximum working pressure, but not more than two-fifths of its bursting pressure.
2 times its designed working pressure, but not more than three-fifths of its nominal bursting pressure.
Not less than one and a half times its nominal bursting pressure, but not more than four-fifths of its specified maximum working pressure.
Not more than one and a half times its specified maximum working pressure, but not less than two-fifths of its bursting pressure.
Code: WLEH With respect to the ISM, what training in addition to lifeboat and fire drills must be carried out?
Mooring operations.
Bridge Team Management.
Familiarization, and other drills identified as necessary by the ship.
The boat drill and fire drill should be adequate to meet your needs.
Code: NRCW Which personnel must undergo familiarization training on board?
Only the deck officers.
Only the ratings.
Only catering staff.
Code: COIV Which of the following requirements regarding life-buoys correspond to present regulations? (SOLAS III/7.1).
All life-buoys shall be placed in holders with quick-release arrangement.
Not less than half the total number of lifebuoys shall be provided with self-igniting lights.
At least one lifebuoy shall be placed within the vicinity of the stern.
At least one life-buoy on each side of the ship shall be fitted with a buoyant lifeline.
Code: KVCA How often shall each member of the crew participate in an “abandon ship”-drill?
Once every week.
Once every month.
Once every 6 months.
Once a year.
Code: PNUJ Which one of the listed requirements regarding the stowage of lifeboats and life-rafts corresponds to present SOLAS regulations?
Lifeboats shall be stowed attached to launching appliances.
Life-rafts intended for throw-overboard launching shall be stowed midships secured to means for transfer to either side.
Life-rafts shall be stowed close to the stern of the vessel.
Davit-launched life-rafts shall be stowed on starboard side of the ship.
Code: IIPJ Referring to the SOLAS convention, how often should a crew member on a cargo ship participate in one abandon ship drill and one fire drill?
Every second week.
This is only required when he joins the ship.
Code: ADSH The Training Manual shall contain instructions and information on the life-saving appliances and the best method of survival. The training manual shall contain detailed explanations of crew duties in relation to emergency situations. Which of the following tasks or duties shall be included in the manual according to present regulations?
The use of the ship’s line throwing apparatus.
The use of escape routes and other escape methods.
The use of surface to air visual signals to be used by survivors.
The use of navigational equipment for survival crafts.
Code: KQEI Your vessel is involved in a collision with another vessel. What should you as Master tell the Master on the other 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.
Name; Port of registry; Port of destination of your vessel.
Ask if there is any assistance required by the other vessel.
Code: FWAN You can reduce the need for security guards in certain areas by installing:
Vapour detectors.
Water cannons.
Metal detectors.
Anti-intruder devices.
Code: GBSX In which of these circumstances can your ship request a DoS?
Your ship is conducting activities with a port or ship that is not required to implement an approved security plan.
There is a heightened security risk for your ship and a port facility.
Your ship is operating at a lower security level than the ship or port it is interfacing with.
Your ship has added a new port to its of ports of call.
Code: KLRW What action should be taken by the Officer of the Watch if someone reports a fire to them?
Send the bridge look-out down to investigate.
Sound the Fire Alarm.
Stop engines and inform the engine room.
Call the Master.
Code: FSOS What immediate action should be taken if a ship unexpectedly runs aground and stops?
Stop engine(s).
Stop engines and tell the engine room to switch over to high suction.
Stop engines and immediately request “Full Astern”.
Sound the General Alarm and plot the ships position.
Code: VSES A cofferdam, a pumproom or an empty tank, located between cargo tanks containing cargoes or cargo residues which might react with each other in a hazardous manner, are all acceptable methods of segregation in chemical tanker stowage according to the IBC Code. For this purpose, it may also be acceptable to have:
A common bulkhead, provided it overlaps for less than 15 % of the length of the bulkhead on the larger tank.
A common bulkhead, provided it is at least 10 mm thick.
An intervening cargo tank containing a mutually compatible cargo or cargo residues.
A cruciform joint, separating two tanks diagonally.
Code: XGMW Noxious Liquid Substances which, if discharged into the sea from tank cleaning or deballasting operations, are deemed to present a hazard to either marine resources or human health or cause harm to amenities or other legitimate uses of the sea and therefore justify a limitation on the quality and quantity of the discharge into the marine environment. Such substances are:
A category “Y” substance as identified in the revised MARPOL Annex II.
A category “X” substance as identified in the revised MARPOL Annex II.
An NLS as defined in ISGOTT revision V.
A liquid cargo that is prohibited for carriage in vessels other than type 1 chemical tanker, as defined in the INC Code.
Code: AKGL MARPOL 73/78 defines a “high viscosity substance” as:
A noxious liquid substance in category “X” or “Y” with a viscosity equal to or greater than 50 mPa·s at the unloading temperature.
A noxious liquid substance of any category with a pour point of greater than 37,8 °C.
Any noxious liquid substance, the residues of which cannot be stripped from a cargo compartement and its associated piping and pumping system to equal to or less than 75 litres.
A noxious liquid substance in category “Y” with a viscosity equal to or greater than 100 mPa·s at 37,8 °C.
Code: WRQU A chemical tanker may be granted, by the Government of the receiving Party, an exemption from carrying out a mandatory prewash provided that the:
That the unloaded tank will be washed outside a special area.
That the vessel’s stripping system can reduce the residues to less than 10 litres in the relevant tank and its associated piping.
Unloaded tank is to be reloaded with the same substance or another substance compatible with the previous one and that the tank will not be washed or ballasted prior to loading.
That the vessel temporarily has defective tank cleaning equipment and the prewash will be carried out at the first available opportunity after repairs have been completed and the tank will not be loaded or ballasted before that time.
Code: FUBY Cargo residues of certain chemical substances are permitted to be removed by ventilation. This may be carried out provided that:
That the cargo discharged has a vapour pressure greater than 5 KPa at 20 °C.
That the vessel’s ventilation system is capable of delivering a minimum of 20 changes of atmosphere per hour within the compartment.
That the cargo discharged has a vapour expansion coefficient of at least 1,025.
That the volume of the tank does not exceed 1 750 cubic metres, that the maximum remaining residues are less than 75 litres and that ventilation is additionally possible directly down the pumpstack.
Code: YGTM The “dew point” of a liquid chemical can be defined as:
The temperature at which dry-ice melts in Acetone.
The temperature at which a condensable component is saturated with respect to a gas, as in operational terms is seen at the point when moisture no longer detectable in air.
The temperature at which a saturated as exhibits condensation.
The temperature at which a gas is saturated with respect to a condensable component, as in operational terms is seen at the point when air is saturated with moisture.
Code: EIDF How would you determine whether a particular cargo transfer hose was compatible with the chemical product to be transferred?
Check the product classification mark stamped on the flange collar of the hose.
Check the colour of the hose against the general classification code in the IBC Code.
Refer to the product entry in the hose manufacturer’s chemical resistance chart.
There will be no need to check. If the hose has been supplied to a chemical tanker, it will have been certified for the transfer of all chemical products.
Code: YYSV The carriage of a new Noxious Liquid Substance not yet listed in the IBC Code may be considered possible, provided it is achieved through a “tri-partite” agreement between:
The Flag State of the Shipper/the Flag State of the Charterer/the Flag State of the Receiver.
The IMO/the Port State of the Shipper/the Port State of the Receiver.
The Port State of the Shipper/the Flag State of the Carrier/the Port State of the Receiver.
The Shipper/the Receiver/the Operator or Charterer.
Code: BJWL Not counting actual capacity or structural and cargo specific limitations, the IBC Code states that for a single tank on a type 3 chemical tanker:
1 750 cubic metres.
1 250 cubic metres.
3 000 cubic metres.
There is no filling restriction for a type 3 chemical tanker.
Code: QBAJ As per MARPOL 73/78, coal slurry, clay slurry, dextrose solution and molasses are classified as:
OS (Other substances).
Code: IJLE You are carrying a bulk cargo of Phosphoric Acid. Which components of the cargo pumps may be damaged as a result of discharging this particular cargo and why?
The cargo seals may be damaged from the abbrasive effect of any sediment.
The valves in the associated piping may be distorted by pressure surges created by cavitation as the acid is discharged.
The outer casing may be corroded by the unstable impurities within the acid.
The impeller veins may be damaged as a result of the relatively high density of the cargo if the pumps are run at too high a speed.
Code: CAGI In a typical shipboard de-humidifier plant as may be found on a modern chemical tanker, operating on a “rotating bed” principle, what names are given to the two parts of the rotating bed?
The “process sector” and the “reactivation sector”.
The “active sector” and the “dormant sector”.
The “inbound sector” and “outbound sector”.
The “live sector” and the “reserve sector”.
Code: DCDJ Ballast introduced into a cargo tank on a chemical tanker which has been washed to such an extent that the ballast contains less than 1 ppm of the substance previously carried may be discharged into the sea without regard to the discharge rate, ship’s speed and discharge outlet location, but under certain conditions, which require:
Provided the ship is underway and a sample of the ballast water has been drawn from the tank and is stored on board, there are no additional conditions to be imposed on such a discharge.
That the vessel is not less than 50 miles from the nearest land and is proceeding on route.
That the vessel is not less than 12 miles from the nearest land and is in water that is not less than 25 metres deep.
That the discharge is passed through the Oil Discharge Monitoring Equipment and a visual watch is maintained on the vessel’s wake.
Code: PPEW A cargo pumproom or other enclosed space which contains cargo handling equipment on a chemical tanker shall be fitted with a mechanical ventilation system, capable of being controlled from outside the space. What is the minimum number of atmosphere changes per hour, based on the total volume of the space, that such a system must deliver?
Not less than 10 charges per hour.
Not less than 30 charges per hour.
There is no specified minimum number of changes, provided it is running continuously throughout any cargo operation.
If the ventilation is permanent, it shall deliver at least 20 changes per hour; if it involves part recirculation, then it shall deliver at least 30 changes per hour.
Code: DXHH Your vessel is approaching a port in restricted visibility and you hear this signal. What kind of vessel is it and what is it doing?
It comes from a vessel engaged in pilotage duties and it is making way through the water.
It comes from a vessel restricted in her ability to manoeuvre.
It comes from a vessel at anchor, less than 100 metres in length.
It comes from a vessel engaged in pilotage duties at anchor, over 100 metres in length.
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: JEVB As per IMDG Code, the term “separated from” can be defined as:
In different compartments or holds when stowed “under deck”. Provided an intervening deck is resistant to fire and liquid, a vertical separation may be accepted as equivalent. For “on deck” stowage, this segregation means a distance of at least 6 metres.
Either in a vertical or horizontal separation: if the intervening decks are not resistant to fire and liquid, then only in a longitudinal separation is acceptable. For “on deck” stowage, this means a distance of at least 12 metres. This distance also applies to one package stowed “on deck” and another in an upper compartment.
With an intervening compartment, being both a vertical and horizontal separation. Provided an intervening deck is resistant to liquid and fire, a vertical separation of 6 metres is acceptable. For “on deck” stowage, this segregation means a distance of at least 12 metres irrespective of compartment divisions.
Effectively segregated so that the incompatible goods cannot interact dangerously in the event of an accident, but may be transported in the same compartment or hold or on deck, provided a horizontal separation, projected vertically, of 3 metres is obtained.
Code: INRU The compensation payment by the charterer that is due when a vessel is unable to load / discharge her cargo within the allowed and contracted time is referred to as:
Contractual penalty discount.
Code: RCAM Where would you find the document relating to the “Condition of Freeboard Assignment” onboard?
With the Structural Survey File.
With the Classification Records.
With the Loadline Certificate.
With the Safety Construction Certificate.
Code: LUHR Under what convention is the master to ensure that a ship is seaworthy and in a fit state to safely carry a shipper’s cargo?
The Antwerp Convention.
The Paris Memorandum.
The Nassau Protocol.
The Hague-Visby Rules.
Code: RLQE During an audit, adherence to the company cargo handling procedures can best be demonstrated:
By providing a summary of out-turn figures for the auditor.
By requesting that an audit takes place during cargo operations.
By providing a summary of incident and lost time figures for the auditor that reflects a successful and trouble-free system on board.
By being able to provide comprehensive and verifiable documentary records of cargo operations.
Code: FEUW Onboard training should be organised in such a way that:
It is an integral part of the overall training plan.
Each crew member is trained individually.
It does not contravene with the rest hours of the crew.
None of the above.
Code: TJVU To maintain good relationship among the crew on board a vessel, one must be:
Understanding, Co-operative, and have respect from both sides.
Strict and authoritative while giving orders.
Give authority to others.
Polite and diplomatic while talking to crew members.
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.
Pressure forces caused by green water on deck.
Impact pressure forces in way of abrupt or flared bow.

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