DEC 2021 PAPER: BRIDGE EQUIPMENT & WATCHKEEPING

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA


Date: – 03rd December-2021


SECOND MATE OF A FOREIGN GOING SHIP
FUNCTION: NAVIGATION
PAPER: BRIDGE EQUIPMENT & WATCHKEEPING


TIME: 3 Hours PASS MARKS: 100 MAX. MARKS: 200
Notes:

  • Attempt any Eight Questions.
  • All Questions carry equal marks i.e. 25 marks each.


Q.1 a) Write short notes on “Tilt” and “Drift” of a gyro and discuss their rates? (Marks 8)
b) Write short note on Magnetic Compass? (Marks 8)
c) Explain importance of Taking & Recording Compass error? (Marks 9)


Q.2 a) Explain the advantages of ‘Janus’ Configuration in the Doppler log. (Marks 15)
b) Enumerate steering gear tests & checks. (Marks 10)


Q.3 a) Explain the working of a GPS (Marks 15)
b) How does DGPS enhance position fixing of GPS data. (Marks 10)


Q.4 Write short notes with comparisons on the following:
i) LRIT vs AIS
ii) VDR(Voyage Data Recorder) vs S-VDR
iii) ECS (Electronic Chart System) vs Paper Charts


Q.5 While keeping Bridge watch at sea, list actions would you take when following alarms are activated:

  • a) Fire Alarm
  • b) Gyro Failure
  • c) VHF DSC Distress Alert

Q.6 a) List the contents of IAMSAR Volume III. (Marks 15).

b) How does VTS enhance the safety of navigation? (Marks 10)


Q.7 a) Explain Situational Awareness? (Marks 10)
b) Explain terms SAFE SPEED, LOOKOUT, STAND-ON VESSEL. (Marks 15)


Q.8) Prepare a checklist for taking over a navigational watch at sea
a) In Restricted Visibility. (Marks 12)
b) Approaching a Heavy Weather Area. (Marks 13)


Q.9 a) What are the dangers associated with and precautions to take while navigating in shallow waters? (Marks 10)
b) Draw a Turning Circle and Define below mentioned associated Terms ADVANCE, TACTICAL, DIAMETER, TRANSFER, DRIFT ANGLE. (Marks 15)

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