Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Kochi MMD Second Mates Oral questions (asked in Jan/Feb/Mar 2015) SET-1

Here is a collection of oral questions that were asked in Kochi MMD orals during the months of Jan, Feb and March of 2015(collected from candidates).

 Candidate No.1

Capt Mishra

1.SOLAS requirement;communication system with engine room
2.Chart symbols- navigable wreck,dangerous wreck,
   tss;established and recommended route(refer 5011)
4.ROR siuations(3 0r 4)
5.What is control testing?
6.You entered bridge after 3 4 days(vsl in port) fire on bridge chartroom table, most important first action?
7.You are standby during tank entry, cadet collapsed in tank, most important action  to save his life?
8.Hanging off an anchor
9.How will you upright a liferaft?

 Capt Naveen

Started with basic intro, asked what ship you did?
 said oil tanker.

1 Oil discharge criteria
2.What equipment you will carry on deck and engine room for discharge of Annex 1 waste generated.
3.Various codes,contents of BCH code.
4.limitation for Pyro techniques.
5.what equipment in liferaft will tell us that somebody is coming to assist you?
6.How to update ecdis?
7.2 eg of nav warning
8.How to set navtex station
9.As third mate 10 impt. points to prepare for tomorrow's fire drill
10.Osd, oil spill equipt.
11.You are duty officer, spill on deck, action?
12.ROR cards eg- fv ram trawler
13.You are North of North cardinal buoy, action?
14.Container lashing equipt, especially bridge fittings
15.Bay plan
16.How do u know container is DG as duty off?
17.How will You check seaworthiness of vessel as third mate related to deck?

 Candidate No.2

 Capt Santhosh

1- what is gyro error. How will take error by transit bearing?

2. Few ROR situations. (explained by applying rules and witout respect to observing the     target,its aspect, chart, radar. Failed fun 1

3. Flammability diagram

4. Inert gas
5. Fire fighting appliances in cargo spaces of last ship.(I told in my last ship there was no such fire fighting applicant in cargo spaces. He asked why then I explained according to SOLAS and stated the concerned regulation)
6. How to send radio medical advice, couldn't ans,failed fun 2.

7.Various question on survival craft like - height from floor to coaming in life boat

Stability, freeboad, falls, buoyancy of life raft, pressure in buoyancy chamber etc
8.Draw on load release.
9. Marpol various questions regarding discharge criteria (10 nos) Ship construction definitions.(7-8 nos),stability definitions (10-15nos)
10. Draw angle of loll diagram.
11. ISM code and ISPS code easy questions such as explain DPA ,CSO, certificate, in solas which chapter they have mentioned about it.
12.Pressure test of fire extinguisher. 
13.A to Z of foam extinguisher.
14.Composition of AFFF solution.
15. Asked in depth about medical scaling, medical chest, radio medical advice, procedures for it, documents related to it . 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

DG Shipping offers financial aid to 2010/11/12 passed out cadets to complete On board training

Monday, 8 September 2014


Continuing from previous part
Start early; you might not end up the last.
When I was relaxing back home whining about the hard college days, some of my friends with foresight packed their bags and went straight to Mumbai and started hunting for job right away.Guess where the select few ended up? Being young third officers and fourth engineers earning 6 digit salary while I m still doing the chipping and far worse getting imprisoned in some Belapur hostel with nothing to do like some unfortunate friends of ours.So the thing is do not waste a second.Relax for a week or so and head to Mumbai.The first thing to do is submit your CV in person to the select few companies who actually conduct the tests.About an year ago I had posted the list.Click here to go to the page.The competition is very tough outside.So make sure you don’t lag behind.The hiring process of all good companies span over a period of 6 to 8 months.The longer you wait back home, higher is the probability of you losing patience to look for the time consuming genuine placements.An agent would spring up out of the blue and convince you of a jobs where you could join in under 15 days and you will be like ‘here, take these lakhs of rupees’.There is no 15 day job I am telling you especially if it comes from an agent.In short the longer you delay you are gonna lose your enthusiasm and hope along with the openings.  
Find a temp job.
This is one decision that you would always feel great about when you look into the past.The stuff most necessary to remain positive are something to get yourself engaged with and money.A temporary job would give you both.You can go for a night shift call center job so that you will get the day time for job hunting.With money in your pocket, you wont feel miserable all the time, having overcome the ‘have to trouble parents’ part.There are plenty of catering jobs on the offer for those who don’t wanna work everyday.Here is the guide to finding such a job, click this link.Two years of agony and unrest makes me tell you that you wont regret this.Ironically when I decided about finding a call centre job after my source of income dried up a bit, it took almost two years.Looking back I couldn’t forgive myself for this.Foolishly I did some silly part time jobs in kerala with no outcome whatsoever for sums like 3000 bucks a month.Given a chance to time travel, this would be among the very first thing I would change from my past.If you want help finding a job in Mumbai, contact me.
                                                                                                                 To be continued