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    EOOW GMA Candidate Pass
    Paisley 18th of July – Pass
    10.45 1.5 hour duration.
    • Discharge Book
    • My role on board my vessels.
    • Draw a fuel system from bunker tank to main engine– I drew HFO fuel system.
    • Asked to explain fuel system.
    • Safeties on fuel system – I talked about quick closing valves, pressure relief valves emergency stops, vents, double sheathing pipes, antispray tape etc.
    • He asked what my action would be if the viscotherm failed. I mentioned its importance as a viscosity control unit and we would need to manually regulate the heating for the fuel or even consider changing over to MGO.
    • Why do we need a vent on bunker tanks?
    • Taking over the watch round.
    • Asked what expansion tanks were for.
    • Boiler watch-keeping parameter checks.
    • Gauge glass number and how they are situated – one offset on the other.
    • One-gauge glass is high and one is half full what would I do – blow down both.
    • Cylinder lubrication on a two stroke – why we need it.
    • Auxiliary boiler flame low and orange – troubleshoot.
    • Aux boiler trips and alarms.
    • Cascade tank and its purpose. Observation tank and I mentioned temperature control and dosing point.
    • Air compressor checks.
    • Air compressor safeties.
    • Generator checks prior to start.
    • Generator is running but there is a cyclical change of pitch/humming noise, what are the problems and what to do.
    • Synchronising generator and load sharing.
    • Removing unhealthy generator from the board.
    • What is the function of a synchroscope and what does it measure?
    • What does it mean when you connect a generator in phase – I explained AC cycle, same angle across wave form.
    • Generator and SWB trips.
    • Escape routes in engine room and signage.
    • Scavenge Fire procedures.
    • Scavenge space safeties
    • Enclosed Space Entry – how would I know it was safe. What checks prior to entering.
    • Main engine watchkeeping checks.
    • International Legislation – STCW, MARPOL, SOLAS explained all three.
    • MARPOL annexes. Which are more relevant to me?
    • Asked to explain regulations for Annex 1, 4, 5 and 6.
    • I explained Annex 6 and he asked for more than just sulphur content of fuel. Talked about refrigerant log, IAPP certificate and using the incinerator.
    • Working Hours and regulations – I mentioned MLC.
    • ISM code
    • COSWP

    I would give all I know but only what I thought was relevant to the question. He was fair and was mostly interested in my watchkeeping reactions. Said my decision making was good and my troubleshooting would improve with time.
    There was another guy sitting in on the oral who was there for training – this might have changed the atmosphere.

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