Which questions are usually asked Chief and Second Engineers during interviews for gas carrier vacancies?

14 Jan, 02:04

Jan. 14, 2021, 2:04 a.m.
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One may expect the following questions during interviews for CE or 2E position in the gas carrier fleet:

  1. What Makers and Models of the following equipment you have experience with:
    1. Main Engines
    2. Cargo Compressors
    3. Cargo Pumps
    4. Fixed Gas detection system
    5. Tank Gauging systems
    6. Inert Gas Systems
    7. Scrubbers
  2. What challenges and failures with the following equipment have happened during your time onboard and how did you handle the situation:
    1. Main Engine
    2. Cargo Compressor
    3. Cargo Pump
    4. Fixed Gas detection system
    5. Inert Gas Generator
    6. Inert Gas Chiller
    7. Steering Gear
    8. Governors
    9. Automation
  3. MARPOL requirements:
    1. Annex I
    2. Annex IV
    3. Annex V
    4. Annex VI
  4. When was your last PSC inspection. What is the scope of PSC inspection? When and how do you prepare the vessel for it? How do you handle the situation when the inspector is going to issue several observations?
  5. When was your last SIRE inspection and which Oil Major was it? What is the scope of SIRE inspection? Why SIRE inspections are required? How and when do you prepare the vessel for inspection? Which recent observation your department has received. How do you handle the situation when the inspector is going to issue several observations?
  6. What challenges did you faced with 0.5% VLSFO fuel
  7. How do you carry out fuel change over to comply with ECA regulations? Where do you get recent ECA requirements for a specific area? What fuel change over records do should be maintained?
  8. What preparations and safety precautions are required for bunkering operations? What may lead to an oil spill during bunkering and what measures to be taken to prevent them?
  9. Describe Permit To Work system. Why is it required to implement and maintain it?
  10. How do you prepare for ME piston pull / major overhaul
  11. What may be the reason for turbocharger surging?
  12. What may be the reason for the high and low exhaust gas temperature of a single unit/all units?
  13. What may be the reason for too high deviation in exhaust gas temperatures across ME units?
  14. What cylinder lube oil should be used? How is it selected?
  15. How cylinder oil feed rate is determined?
  16. What is the procedure to carry out scavenging space inspection?
  17. What is the Lub. Oil monitoring program? What the procedures and actions it includes?
  18. How do you prepare for Dry Docking?
  19. When and where was your last DD? What were your responsibilities during the DD period?
  20. Which PMS systems do you have experience with? How do you usually use it?
  21. How should ORB be maintained? What mandatory records should be written and when?
  22. What are Technical Files? How should they be maintained?
  23. What is ODS log? How should it be maintained?
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