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August 2015

Q1. a) One of the objectives of UNCLOS is protection of marine


environment and prevention of pollution. Define pollution as per UNCLOS
and discuss the key features of obligations of coastal states in this regard.
b) State the 3 main tiers of the oil pollution damage compensation
conventions of the IMO. In each case elaborate on who is responsible for
payment of compensation. Also state the source of funds as well as
certification required by ship under each tier.
Q2.

Explain the following maritime term :


a) Charter party
b) Freight
c) Bare Boat charter
d) Bill of lading
e) Lay Time, Demurrage and off Hire.

Q3. a) The legal systems in countries around the world generally fall into
one of two main categories: common law systems and civil law systems.
What is the main difference between the two systems and what the roles of a
lawyer and Judge in each system?
b) How the provisions of International conventions are given effect in
countries following the above system of laws. State and describe with
examples.
Q4. a) Explain different costs that are incurred by a ship owner when his
ship is on long term time charter.
b) Write short notes on the following:
i) Liner Trade ii) Charter hire iii) Notice of readiness iv) Redelivery of
vessel.
Q5. With reference to emergency preparedness, discuss i) small fire in
Machinery Spaces (ii) Evacuation of critically injured personnel
(iii)
Helicopter operations (iv) Rescue from enclosed spaces (v) Abandon ship.
Q6. (a) What are the essential elements of preventive maintenance on
board ships?
(b) Analyze the link between statutory and classification survey of
ship machinery and equipment with respect to routine maintenance and how

it is effectively merged in ships safety management system under the ISM


code.
Q7. Illustrate the salient factors for onboard training and standard of
competence as laid out in STCW 95 chapter III. Underline the specific roles
a Chief Engineer needs to perform towards satisfactory training of engine
room personnel under the regulation. What will be the criteria for evaluating
competence for onboard training by Chief Engineer?
Q8. The protection of the Marine environment is of utmost importance
today. Discuss:
(a) How would you as Chief Engineer Officer of a tanker ensure
protection of the environment by compliance with the various Regulation of
MARPOL, Annex 1 for prevention and control of pollution at sea?
(b) State requirement for compliance under Annex VI of MARPOL.
Q9. (a) Discuss G-8 Vs G-9 standards for Ballast Water Treatment (BWT)
systems and explain the principle features of any G-9 approved treatment
system.
(b) You are required to have an existing ship retrofitted with BWT
system. Briefly describe the technical challenges you anticipate and the
possible technical options before you.