When Should Officer on Watch (OOW) Call the Ship’s Master?

Updated 8th Jan 2020.

When should an officer of the watch call the ship’s master? Why Master is called in a difficult situation?

Master is overall in-charge of the ship and he is responsible for everything on-board, So in difficult situations its Important that the master comes to bridge or wherever needed. We know that 3rd officer 2nd officer and a chief officer can keep watch as they have a Certificate of competency (COC), in case if the chief officer is more in age or more experienced at sea But then also the captain is considered the in charge and The officer on watch should call the ship’s master in the following situations-

  1. Danger to the ship because of traffic or movement of other ships
  2. Difficulty in maintaining a proper course
  3. Danger to ship or ship’s stability because of heavy weather.
  4. Malfunctioning of alarms or signaling equipment.
  5. On encountering restricted visibility.
  6. Breakdown of the propulsion system, steering gear, or machinery
  7. Malfunctioning of radio equipment.
  8. During maneuvering in piracy areas
  9. On sighting land or navigation mark that can turn out to be dangerous
  10. Breakdown of essential navigational equipment
  11. On encountering navigational hazards such as rocks, icebergs, or shipwrecks
  12. Failure to sight land or navigation mark that should have appeared.
  13. Sudden change in sounding or readings at an inappropriate time
  14. On receiving some emergency or important message from nearby port or ship
  15. If you face suspicious floating object in piracy affected area

Expected cutoff for synergy 2019

Expected cutoff on the basis of about 30-40 reviews we can say it will be around 138-140. But we think the cutoff will be around 115-120, Last year the cutoff was 105 as our source said.

Let’s see what happens,most probably the result be declared on 6 May ,Monday .(updated)

SYNERGY SAMPLE TEST 2, WRITTEN PAPER SYNERGY.

This is a sample paper similar to what we think will come in synergy written paper. Rules before you start .

  1. As you click the link below in red color you will go to the test page. Fill the email and name part and after that scroll down to give the test. As you scroll down a timer will start that will stop after you click submit button or you are out of time.
  2. Give the correct email to get your rank and percentile.(Otherwise, give a fake one we don’t care.)
  3. Remember you are only allowed to give this test once. There are more tests coming you can try them next time.
  4. +1 for a correct answer, -0.25 for wrong and 0 for no response.
  5. 10 question 10 minutes
  6. USE MOBILE DATA TO GIVE THE TEST, OTHERWISE, YOU CAN FACE “ONLY ONE ATTEMPT ALLOWED MSG”. ( As college wifi has the same IP for all its student. )

Give test 2

Go to test 1

SYNERGY SAMPLE TEST 1, WRITTEN PAPER SYNERGY.

This is a sample paper similar to what we think will come in synergy written paper. Rules before you start .

  1. As you click the link below in red color you will go to the test page. Fill the email and name part and after that scroll down to give the test. As you scroll down a timer will start that will stop after you click submit button or you are out of time.
  2. Give the correct email to get your rank and percentile.(Otherwise, give a fake one we don’t care.)
  3. Remember you are only allowed to give this test once. There are more tests coming you can try them next time.
  4. +1 for correct answer, -0.25 for wrong and 0 for no response.
  5. USE MOBILE DATA TO GIVE THE TEST, OTHERWISE, YOU CAN FACE “ONLY ONE ATTEMPT ALLOWED MSG ” . ( As college wifi has same IP for all its student. )

Give test