This website has been developed to prevent accidents and fatalities from happening at Sea, through education Skippers/Mates/O.O.W. and Captains can learn to look for dangers on their vessels

If they have the knowledge then they can pass it on to their crews.Too many fatalities happen at sea, latest in the merchant navy oral exam is the S.L.U. (SLU) Code, as well as the B.C. Code and B.L.U. (BLU)Code.

Nautical subjects Oral Exam Questions and Tips are also in this website

Navigation Orals at its Best includes overloading, IMARSAR, Radar, SMPEP, SOPEP, Fire fighting, icebergs, Merchant Navy and Fishing Oral Exam Questions


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"HUMAN ERROR" counts for 96% of fatalities/accidents that happen on vessels, reading about accidents that happened to others is a good learning process, one manual that does this is the M.A.I.B. Summary of Investigations, where the M.A.I.B. thought the incident was worth letting others know so it does not happen to them.

Personnel who have to achieve their "Certificate of Competency" have to pass an Oral Exam within the M.C.A. (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) this website also educates them, any updates will be placed into this site as soon as I receive the information.I'm adding a new webpage for candidates, past papers, oral exams that candidates undertook for every class of certificate.

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O.O.W. /Chief Mates/ Masters / Class 1 & 2 Fishing Skippers M.C.A. Education Website

Introduction

M.C.A. Oral Exam introduction

Website Recommendations

Award Winner

Questions about Rules of the Road


Lifesaving

Liferafts

Launching Liferafts

Contents of a liferaft

Lifejackets

Inflatable lifejackets

Speedline

E.P.I.R.B.

S.A.R.T.'s

Tips of the Day

Search and Rescue


Situations asked during M.C.A. Oral Exam

Various situations

Man Overboard

Flooding Prevention

Bilge Pumping

You've put your vessel aground

Why a vessel can go aground

Collision with another vessel

Marine Pollution

Ways to send a Mayday

Buoys and Buoyage systems

Health & Risk assessment

Ice Accretion

Safe Watch Keeping

Skippers Standing Orders

Entering an Enclose space

Galley Fire

Engine-room fire

Fire in DryDock

Emergency Anchoring

Caught in a Storm

Accidents at sea

Helicopter highline rescue

Red Distress Flare Spotted


Ships Stability

Ships Stability Information

Stability Definitions

Stability Formulas

Stability Sums made easy

Equilibrium

Stability Dangers

Why overfill your vessel?

Calculate Stability Curve


Radar

Radar Plotting Made Easy

Radar Displays

Radar Information

Racon Beacons


M Notices, MGN's, MIN's, MSN's & Statutory Instruments

M.G.N's

M.I.N.'s

M.S.N.'s

Statutory Instruments

MGN 20 - Risk Assessment

MGN 40 - I.S.M. Code

MGN 165- Flooding in fishing vessels

MGN 84 - Safe Watch Keeping

MGN 166 - Passage Planning

MGN 168 - The Marking of Seismic Streamers

MGN 172 - Fishermen'sPilot Book

MSN 1676 - life saving appliances


Merchant Navy Section

I.S.M. Code (MGN 40)

I.M.D.G. Code (Diesel Oil)

I.M.D.G. Code (Dry Ice)

Rule of thumb for containers

Dangers working with containers

S.O.P.E.P.

S.M.P.E.P.

Grain Work

Dock Water Allowance

Load lines


Chartwork / Compass work / Azimuth Mirror / Passage Planning / Sextant

Chart work

Compass Work

Azimuth Mirror

Passage Planning

Sextant

How to find GMT

Mercator Sum

Polaris Navigation Sum

Sun Azimuth Navigation Sum


Checklists

Deck Checks

Wheelhouse checks

Hanging Block Checks

Deck Machinery Checks

Ships Documentation Checklist

Bilge Pumping checks

Engine Room Checks

Bunkering Checklist

Fire-fighting appliances checklist

Lifesaving Appliances checklist

Stability Checklist

Hanging Block Checklist


Light Recognition (Tips)

Light Recognition

Is the vessel Underway or What?

What is the vessels fog signal?

What is the vessels daytime signal(s)?

What are the arcs of the vessel(s) Lights

What are the dimensions of the vessels light(s)

Light Recognition questions

Pilot Vessels lights questions


Alterations (Tips)

Manoeuvres with vessels in different situations

Alteration Tips

Rule 9 - Narrow Channels

Rule 10 - Traffic Separation Schemes

Rule 13 - Overtaking

Rule 14 - Head on Situations

Rule 15 - Crossing Situations

Rule 19 - Restricted Visibility Situations

Close Quarters Situations

Actions to Avoid Collisions

High Speed Ferries

Wig Aircraft


Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery Main - Clicking on the links below with take you to the photo gallery for that port of subject

Aberdeen Fishing Vessels (A)

Ayr Fishing Vessels (AR)

Arbroath Fishing Vessels (AH)

Ballantrae fishing Vessels (BA)

Banff Fishing Vessels (BF)

Barrow Fishing Vessels (BW)

Beaumaris Fishing Vessels (BS)

Belfast Fishing Vessels (B)

Berwick on Tweed (BK)

Birds (Sea)

Blyth Fishing Vessels (BH)

Boston Fishing Vessels (BN)

Bridlington Fishing Vessels

Brixham Fishing Vessels(BM)

Buckie Fishing Vessels(BCK)

Campbeltown Fishing Vessels (CN)

Castlebay Fishing Vessels (CY)

Castletown Fishing Vessels (CT)

Cork Fishing Vessels (C)

Colchester Fishing Vessels (CK)

Dacon Scoop Exercise

Dartmouth Fishing Vessels (DH)

Deep Sea Fish

Disaster Photos

Douglas Fishing Vessels (DO)

Drogheda Fishing Vessels (DA)

Dublin Fishing Vessels (D)

Dumfries Fishing Vessels (DS)

Falmouth Fishing Vessels (FH)

Fast Rescue Craft

Faversham Fishing Vessels (F)

Fleetwood Fishing Vessels (FD)

Fraserburgh Fishing Vessels (History of) (FR)

Fraserburgh History (Scenery, Shops, Buildings and People)

Galway Fishing Vessels (G)

Goedereede Fishing Vessels (GO)

Goteborg Fishing Vessels (GG)

Grangemouth Fishing Vessels (GH)

Grimsby Fishing Vessels (GY)

Guernsay Fishing Vessels (GU)

Hamburg Fishing Vessels (HF)

Harlepool (HL)

Helicopters

Helsingor Fishing Vessels (H)

Ice (Bergs and Vessels icing up (Ice Accretion))

Inverness Fishing Vessels (INS)

Kings Lynn Fishing Vessels (LN)

Kirkwall Fishing Vessels (K)

Kirkcaldy Fishing Vessels (KY)

Lancaster Fishing Vessels (LR)

Leith Fishing Vessels (LH)

Lerwick Fishing Vessels (LK)

Lifeboats

Limerick Fishing Vessels (L)

Littlehampton Fishing Vessels (LI)

Liverpool Fishing Vessels (LL)

London Fishing Vessels (LO)

Lowestoft Fishing Vessels (LT)

Merchant Navy Vessels

Mammals

Montrose Fishing vessels (ME)

Newport Fishing Vessels (N)

Newry Fishing Vessels (N)

North Shields Fishing Vessels (SN)

Oban Fishing Vessels (OB)

Padstow Fishing Vessels (PW)

Peel Fishing Vessels (PL)

Penzance Fishing Vessels (PZ)

Peterhead Fishing Vessels (PD)

Plymouth Fishing Vessels (PH)

Portsmouth Fishing Vessels (P)

Sailing Vessels

Scarborough Fishing Vessels (SH)

Scenery at Sea

Shellfish

Skibbereen Fishing Vessels (S)

Sligo Fishing Vessels (SO)

Southampton Fishing Vessels (SU)

St. Ives Fishing Vessels (SS)

Stornoway Fishing Vessels (SY)

Stress of Weather

Sunderland Fishing Vessels (SD)

Tankers (Oil and Bulk Carriers)

Teignmouth Fishing Vessels (TH)

Troon Fishing Vessels (TN)

Tarbert Fishing Vessels (TT)

Urk Fishing Vessels (UK)

Ullapool Fishing Vessels (UL)

Veere Fishing Vessels (VE)

Waterford Fishing Vessels (W)

Wexford Fishing Vessels (WD)

Weymouth Fishing Vessels (WH)

Whitby Fishing Vessels (WY)

Whitehaven Fishing Vessels (WA)

Wick Fishing Vessels (WK)

Yarmouth Fishing Vessels (YH)

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