Consider this list your interview question for:
- Are you familiar with Third Officer's duties?
- What was your previous company's work policy?
- What is the first thing you are going to do when you go to your vessel? What kind of familiarization do you need to do?
- What are your duties as a safety officer?
- What documents must you check immediately on coming on board?
- What are fire fighting training manuals? SOLAS training manual? Where are they located?
- Did you have maintenance manual for fire-fighting equipment, breathing apparatus?
- What safety equipment do you check weekly/monthly?
- What security reports must you have?
- You are near the ladder. Somebody is coming on board. What is the procedure of letting this person to come on board?
- What is risk assessment card?
- What is fire alarm signal?
- Tell a few things regarding drills. What drills do we have on vessel?
- What are drill procedures? What are intervals of drills?
- We have a fire in one electrical panel. What is the means of extinguishing?
- There is a fire in the manifold. Oil got fire. You are leader of team and you are proceeding to extinguish fire. How do you extinguish fire?
- How often do you check extinguisher what do you have to check?
- How often do you test fire hoses?
- How often do you have to check fire doors? What do we need to check?
- You have a fire alarm on the bridge. What are your actions?
- How do you lower life boat?
- Tell rules about lowering life boat?
- You are on the bridge. It's 11 p.m. You have a little traffic suddenly you have fire alarm in the engine room. What are your actions?
- The Captain is giving order to instruct your crew to prepare ladder for pilot. What safety equipment do you expect to be used by Bosun and ratings?
- How many methods of position fixing do you know?
- How many people should man a bridge at night?
- You come on bridge to take over watch from other officer. What items must you check first? What is priority?
- What information do you put in pre-arrival check list?
- What kind of actions do you have to do before departure from port?
- What information does passage plan include?
- What information must be recorded in log book?
- How often do we make compass error?
- How do we take deviations? What books do you use?
- Did your previous ship have ECDIS?
- You are passing Gibraltar Strait. What method of position fixing must you use?
- Tell about bridge watch keeping during the night.
- What was your company under keel clearance policy?
- What must you check on the radar?
- Can we use dead reckoning as a mean of position fixing?
- What do you have to do if you navigate in heavy traffic?
- What do you have to do if you receive some distress?
- What actions must you take to avoid collision?
- What are you going to do if you have reduced visibility during your watch?
- What is under keel clearance?
- How much is under keel clearance?
- How do you fix position at open sea and coastal water?
- Can you take position from life buoys?
- In case if you have confined waters. What are primary and secondary means of position fixing?
- What was requirement of your previous Master regarding calling the Master in poor visibility? How many miles?
- It is zero visibility. If you are manning vessel and start going astern. What is the sound signal?
- What radio tests do you have to do?
- Do you know how to test SART?
- Do you know what is radar performance monitor?
- What do you know about magnetic compass?
- How do we do the compass error?
- What publication do we use to make compass error?
- What is the bridge watch navigation alarm system?
- Are you familiar with portable gas analysis's?
- Are you familiar with compass error? How often do you do it?
- Are you familiar with ECDIS?
- What was your previous company policy about hot work? Is there any place where notification to office during hot work is not required?
- What is brake holding capacity of mooring winches?
- What percent of oxygen should be in cargo tanks?
- You are an assistant of Safety Officer. Electrician has to go to the forecastle to change a bulb. What should we check for this job?
- We need to go to fore peak to check the ballast tank, condition of coating. What are your actions?
- What are your actions if you need to go to enclosed space?
- We need you to go to ballast.Tank №2 It's empty. Chief mate is sending you to check smth there. What are your procedures to go there?
- We need to do hot work on main deck. The vessel is fully loaded. What are your actions?
- Can we do hot work in engine room? What must you do before we start?
- What is maximum amount of oxygen in cargo tank?
- You are officer of the watch Chief Officer is preparing to start discharging along side the terminal and he instructs you to go on deck and check if all is OK to start discharging. What items will you check?
- Who is responsible for cargo plan? What are your action if you need to substitute chief officer?
- If you are on cargo operation. You are the Officer of the watch and the vessel is discharging. What must be accommodation pressure positive, negative or equal with atmospheric?
- The vessel is moored alongside. There is strong wind. During your safety watch you see one of the wires or ropes on the drums start slipping. What does it mean?
- What are duties of watch engineer?
- What types of diesel engine do you know? What types of blowing?
- What type of engine did you have on your last contract?
- What was engine’s horse power?
- What was daily fuel consumption?
- What breakdowns did you have during your last contract?
- What maintenance works must be done for engine. What interval?
- What can be the cause if engine doesn’t start?
- What must you do if viscosity of oil is too high?
- What are your actions if there is water in fuel?
- What will you do if engine slows down/runs fast?
- What tools do you use for your work?
- What are reasons of ignition in under piston space? What are your actions in case of ignition? How to minimize possible concequences?
- What types of indicator diagrams do you know?
- How to calculate power of engine?
- Describe process of injection of fuel into cylinder?
- What preparations must be done before starting the engine?
- What types of high pressure pumps do you know?
- What types of governors do you know?
- What are main characteristics and grades of fuel used for diesel engines?
- How does property of fuel influence work of engines? How to choose temperature of heating if there is different value of viscosity?
- Describe work of fuel oil system.
- System of compressed air on the vessel. How many starts and reverses of main engine must system provide?
- Describe the procedure of preparation to start engine?
- What types of boilers do you know?
- What are signs of leakage? Describe the process of preparation and analysis of boiler water? Analysis of boiler water on chlorides, hardness, alkalinity. How to monitor condition of boiler.
- What are main types and principles of actions of ship’s pumps?
- What are types and principles of work of stuffing boxes? Describe the construction of mechanical stuffing boxes of pumps.
- What types of refrigerator units are you familiar with?
- What are main components of hydraulic systems?
- What is the principle of work of fuel oil separators?
- What types of compressors do you know. Describe the principle of their work. How to start compressors? What are the requirements to lubricating oil for compressors?
- What is the principle of work of bilge separator. What are requirements of MARPOL regarding bilge water separator?
- What is oil record book? What information must be recorded in it?
- What is night order book? How is it used?
- How are lubricating oils classified? What are their main characteristics? How does lubricating oil system work?
- What parts does incinerator consist of?
- What preparations must be done before starting bunkering operation?
- What information must you put in pre-bunkering plan?
- What items must you check according to bunkering check list?
- What equipment must be prepared on deck?
- What must you do after bunkering operation is completed?
The recruitment process at "B&B LLOYD" begins once we have received your CV application.
Easy to apply
If you have not yet submitted your application, please apply using our online application form by clicking here.
How do we handle your application?
As an initial step, we will evaluate your application together with our identified vacancies.
If we find that you qualify for an open position, we will continue to screen your application immediately. Applications that do not match a vacancy at this stage will be kept on file, and we will screen your application and contact you in due course when we have an open position that may be suitable for you.
Once we have reviewed your application, we will invite you to our office for a personal interview.
If you live far away from our offices, we will conduct an initial interview with you over the phone.
The first interview is with one of our recruiters. In this interview we will also ask you to perform a CES test, an English test, and other tests which our client requires. We only accept tests which are taken in our office.
Following the interview with the recruiter and the testing, all officers will also meet with our senior captains or chief engineers for an in-depth interview about your knowledge, experience and leadership.
In this interview you will also have the opportunity to request more technical details about the vessel we wish you to join.
If you apply for a senior officer’s position, you will also be interviewed by our senior management.
In many cases our clients will also require an interview with you. Usually this interview is carried out via Skype.
As a part of our screening process, we may contact your previous employers in order to obtain a reference.
Validation of documents
All the documents and certificates you submit will be checked for authenticity in line with our company’s and the client’s requirements.
We will also initiate a background check and/or ask you to visit our crewing office, if required.
Please download our Application Form and follow next steps at recruitment process page.
IMPORTANT - Recruitment process
B&B Lloyd - Crewing Agency - is expanding and needs qualified marine navigation officers, marine engineer and marine ETO/Electricians for all available positions. The personnel on-board, must share common values of dedication and diligence towards maritime safety and safe working practices.
As a matter of policy, we do not advertise all available positions on our company website. However, we do encourage seafarers interested in getting employed through us to submit their application through our website.
To apply, please submit your application electronically. If you wish to send in your resume, please limit it to three pages or less. Note: Keep your attachments to a minimum and please do not send in scanned copies of certificates or documents unless we ask for it.
We cannot guarantee employment. However we will keep you on our database and inform you of openings until you ask us not to do so. If you re-apply after having been interviewed, please inform us that you have visited us before.
We receive a large number of resumes and applications each week. While we would like to acknowledge each and every one of them, it is an allot time consuming task. Under normal circumstances, we will contact you within 1-2 weeks of receiving your application or resume. However, it may take us longer than that to get in touch with you after some time when opportunity arises.