SEP 2021 – PAPER: BRIDGE EQUIPMENT & WATCHKEEPING

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Date: - 06 September-2021
SECOND MATE OF A FOREIGN GOING SHIP
FUNCTION: NAVIGATION
PAPER: BRIDGE EQUIPMENT & WATCHKEEPING
TIME: 3 Hours PASS MARKS: 100 MAX. MARKS: 200

Attempt any Eight Questions.

All Questions carry equal marks i.e. 25 marks each.


Q.1 a) Describe the procedure for removing air bubble from Magnetic Compass. (Marks 10)
b) With respect to Auto-pilot, write short notes on:
i) Proportional control
ii) Off-course alarm (Marks 15)


Q.2 How Janus configuration of the Doppler Log minimizes various errors?


Q.3 a) Explain how the frequencies used by GPS satellites can also be used to determine the speed of the vessel? (Marks 15)


b) Explain the methods of updating Electronic Nautical Charts (ENCs). (Marks 10)


Q.4 a) List the authorized users of LRIT information and state the conditions under which LRIT information from ships can be released to the authorized users. (Marks 15) b) List the data recorded by VDR and SVDR. (Marks 10)


Q.5 a) List the exchange of information between the Master and Pilot when the pilot boards the vessel. (Marks 15)
b) What information in contained in the Wheel House Poster. (Marks 10)


Q.6 List the duties & responsibilities of the On-scene Co-coordinator in IAMSAR.


Q.7 As per STCW watchkeeping principles, list the factors to be taken into account when deciding the composition of the watch on the bridge.


Q.8) a) What does the STCW say regarding performing a deck watch in general and particularly on ships carrying hazardous cargo? (Marks 10)
b) State your actions on receiving a distress alert on VHF DSC channel 70. (Marks 15)


Q.9 Draw a turning circle for a vessel. Mark and explain Advance, Transfer, Tactical Diameter, and Drift Angle.

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