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Welcome to the website where you can find answers for the Computer Based Test (CBT) also known as Crew Evaluation System (CES) on the subject «Essentials of Fire Fighting, Hazards and Tactics». 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/CBT based on practical information and marine specialists experience.

CES & CBT 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.

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.

The current quiz contains Seagull CES questions on Fire Fighting Advanced, Hazards and Tactics. These questions can be used to test the competence of a specialist who is able to take the necessary measures to eliminate a fire on a ship in a timely manner.

The «Fundamentals of Fire Fighting» topic includes theoretical and practical information on firefighting techniques on board a ship.

Knowledge of this information directly indicates the competence of the employee holding the relevant position on the ship, because the the most important in fire is to save people and ship. The main goals of fighting fires on a ship are: saving passengers and crew, localizing a fire, extinguishing a fire with all available means, maintaining stability and buoyancy. Tactics of fighting fires on a ship includes: announcing an alarm, inspecting the emergency area, determining the procedure for performing actions to rescue passengers and crew, localizing and fighting a fire, removing water that accumulates when extinguishing.

This page contains answers to Seagull CES CBT (Crew Evaluation System/Computer Based Test) test about Essentials of Fire Fighting, 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.

CBT CD 0229 – Fire-fighting, Advanced, Hazards.pdf


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Amount of questions: 14.

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After an Engine Room fire is extinguished, what indicator is there that the space is safe to open? Select the ONE correct answer:
Reducing temperature of surrounding bulkheads.
A steady temperature seen in surrounding bulkheads.
A reduction in smoke seen at the top of the Engine Room.
White smoke rather than black smoke seen at the top of the Engine Room.
Carbon dioxide will smother a fire. Which ONE of the following will it NOT do? Select the ONE correct answer:
Remove heat from a fire.
Extinguish a fire.
Smother an electrical fire.
Be of any use in the Engine Room.
How are fire-fighters protected from electrical shock? Select the ONE best answer:
By always making sure that supplies are isolated.
By not using a water extinguishing agent.
By wearing insulated boots and gloves.
By never spraying water on electrical parts.
If a large fire takes hold in the Engine Room, what is the best action to take? Select the ONE best answer:
Shut-off fuel and ventilation, evacuate the space, and use the fixed fire-fighting system.
Send in as many fire parties as the vessel can muster.
Shut-off and attack the fire from the shaft tunnel with water hoses.
Close ventilation and send in fire parties to use the 55 litres portable foam extinguisher.
If attempting to fight an engine room fire with a fire team, where is the best place to enter the engine room? Select the ONE correct answer:
From below, since it is cooler and there is less chance of flames and heat spreading to the accommodation.
From the accommodation above, since water can then be cascaded down onto the fire.
From the accommodation at the same level, since this gives the nearest point to attack the fire from.
From the engine control room, since this can be easily accessed from the accommodation.
What action should be taken to protect fire-fighters? Select the ONE correct answer:
They should only be sent to fight a fire if risk assessment allows it.
Never send them into a space containing a fire.
Always have them working in teams of four fire-fighters.
Never release carbon dioxide or other gas types of fire suppressants.
What influences the amount of air used by the wearer of a BA set? Select as many answers that you think are correct:
The amount of work done.
The level of training.
Personal fitness.
The design and model of the SCBA set.
What is the characteristic of an economiser fire? Select the ONE correct answer:
Very high temperature.
Fairly low temperature.
It is intermittent.
Of very short duration.
What precaution should be taken before carbon dioxide is released into a space? Select the ONE correct answer:
Check that the space has been evacuated.
Check that all persons in the space are wearing BA sets.
Check that the fire does not involve any electricity.
Check that no other extinguisher has been used.
Where should you be when the low pressure alarm whistle sounds on your BA set? Select the ONE correct answer:
Safely back in fresh air.
At the scene of the fire, but it is the signal to leave.
At the scene of the fire, but it is the signal that you have to leave soon.
Away from the fire, but on your way out of the affected space.
Which of the following is the most dangerous characteristic of an Engine Room fire? Select the ONE best answer:
When oil is involved, it can rapidly escalate.
It is never really possible to extinguish it fully.
It will always spread to the accommodation above.
When left to burn, it damages equipment.
Why are some stored goods dangerous if there is a fire on board? Select the ONE best answer:
They can be very dangerous if they catch fire.
They get in the way of successful fire-fighting.
They float in water used to fight the fire.
They do not have a UN number.
Why is it dangerous to open a door on a fire previously contained within a space? Select the ONE correct answer:
Air can cause a flashover fireball.
Smoke can come out and enter the accommodation.
Heat escapes from the fire.
Crew can accidentally enter the space.
Why might fire-fighting with fire hoses produce a capsize risk? Select the ONE best answer:
A large volume of water can be added above the vessels original centre of gravity.
Water can find its way to the engine room.
Water can find its way to the bottom of holds.
The Bilge water separator will not be able to keep up with the amount of water added.

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