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10: You are scheduled to load a bulk shipment of steel turnings. Which statement is TRUE?
Y a. The primary hazard of this cargo is that it is subject to spontaneous heating and ignition. N b. The shipping papers should describe this cargo as "Waste; steel borings". N c. After loading, you may not sail if the temperature in each hold of steel turnings exceeds 130°F. N d. This cargo may not be transported in bulk unless a special permit is issued by the Coast Guard.21: The American Consul has asked the Master of a vessel bound for a port in the U.S. to transport a destitute seaman back to the U.S. Which action may the Master take?
N a. He is normally required to take the seaman. N b. He may refuse to take the seaman if the seaman has a contagious disease. N c. He may refuse to take the seaman if it will violate the Certificate of Inspection. Y d. All of the above31: An embarked Pilot __________.
Y a. is a specialist hired for his local navigational knowledge N b. is solely responsible for the safe navigation of the vessel N c. relieves the Master of his duties N d. relieves the officer of the watch55: You are in charge of a U.S. documented vessel. Under title 46 of the United States Code, if you fail to report a complaint of a sexual offense, you may be __________.
N a. held personally liable by the victim and sued N b. criminally charged and jailed Y c. civilly charged and fined N d. All of the above are correct.71: You are the licensed Master of a 199 GT uninspected towing vessel making a 500 mile coastwise trip. You carry a deck crew of six (6). Which statement is TRUE?
N a. There must be 3 separate watches stood. N b. There must be at least 5 able seamen among the deck crew. N c. Only the able seamen require Merchant Mariner's Documents. Y d. None of the above109: What is meant by "thieving" a petroleum cargo?
N a. Adjusting the cargo figures to coincide with the draft Y b. Determining the amount of water (if any) in each cargo tank N c. Reducing the gross cargo calculations to net amounts N d. Siphoning off a few barrels of petroleum for shipboard use123: When patching holes in the hull, pillows, bedding, and other soft materials can be used as __________.
N a. shores Y b. gaskets N c. strongbacks N d. wedges257: The distance between the surface of the liquid and the tank top in a cargo tank is called __________.
N a. thievage N b. innage Y c. ullage N d. tankage305: What is considered a Serious Marine Incident?
N a. an allision that results in $500 damage to a boat dock Y b. an injury to a crewmember, passenger, or other person which requires professional medical treatment beyond first aid N c. grounding of a vessel on a sandbar that does not result in injuries and/or any damage to the vessel N d. None of the above314: "Avast" means __________.
N a. let go N b. pull N c. slack off Y d. stop466: A twin screw vessel, making headway with both engines turning ahead, will turn more readily to starboard if you __________.
N a. reverse port engine, apply right rudder N b. reverse port engine, rudder amidships Y c. reverse starboard engine, apply right rudder N d. reverse starboard engine, rudder amidships535: In illustration D044DG, the mooring line labeled "G" is called a(n) __________. (DO44DG )
N a. offshore bow line Y b. inshore bow line N c. forward breast line N d. forward spring line604: The term "lee side" refers to the __________.
N a. side of the vessel exposed to the wind Y b. side of the vessel sheltered from the wind N c. port side N d. starboard side690: A rescue helicopter's hoist area should have a radius of at least __________.
N a. 6 feet of clear deck N b. 10 feet of clear deck N c. 25 feet of clear deck Y d. 50 feet of clear deck721: The mooring line labeled "F" is called a __________. (DO44DG )
N a. bow line N b. forward spring line Y c. breast line N d. None of the above744: When using natural-fiber rope, you should NEVER __________.
N a. dry the line before stowing it N b. reverse turns on winches periodically to keep out kinks Y c. try to lubricate the line N d. use chafing gear776: In most cases, when a large merchant vessel enters shallow water at high speed the __________.
N a. maneuverability will increase N b. speed will increase Y c. bow will squat farther than the stern N d. vessel will rise slightly, on a level plane781: The trim and stability booklet must be approved by the __________.
N a. International Maritime Organization N b. National Cargo Bureau N c. Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Y d. United States Coast Guard784: Marline is __________.
N a. four-stranded sisal line N b. three-stranded cotton line N c. sail twine Y d. two-stranded hemp cord787: While assigned to a 120 GRT vessel, you are required to sign "foreign" articles on a voyage from New York City to which port?
N a. Halifax, Canada Y b. Long Beach, California N c. Veracruz, Mexico N d. Saint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles844: Using a safety factor of five, determine the safe working load of a line with a breaking strain of 20,000 pounds.
Y a. 4,000 N b. 5,000 N c. 20,000 N d. 100,000846: A vessel proceeding along the bank of a river or channel has the tendency to __________.
N a. continue in line with the bank N b. hug the bank Y c. sheer away from the bank N d. increase speed879: Centrifugal pumps have what advantage(s) over reciprocating pumps?
N a. They are less expensive. N b. They are smaller for equivalent pumping ability. N c. They pump more cargo in less time. Y d. All of the above1089: The system of valves and cargo lines in the bottom piping network of a tank vessel that connects one section of cargo tanks to another section is called a __________.
Y a. crossover N b. runaround N c. come-along N d. manifold1149: You are on anchor watch. As an aid to preventing thievery on the vessel you should __________.
N a. show running lights, anchor lights and deck lights N b. only show the required anchor lights and keep the rest of the vessel darkened N c. maintain water on deck with firehoses led out and all-purpose nozzles attached Y d. show anchor lights, deck lights and cargo lights hung over the vessel's side1155: In the context of shiphandling, what would be the definition of shallow water?
Y a. Water depth of less than twice a vessel's draft N b. Water depth of less than 1½ times a vessel's draft N c. Under keel clearance of twice a vessel's draft N d. Under keel clearance of less than 10 feet1169: Static electricity may be built up by the __________.
N a. spraying or splashing of petroleum N b. settling of solids or water in petroleum N c. flow of petroleum through pipes Y d. All of the above1244: Nylon line is NOT suitable for __________.
N a. towing Y b. lashings N c. stoppers N d. mooring lines1406: How many fathoms are in a shot of anchor cable?
N a. 6 Y b. 15 N c. 20 N d. 301484: A metal eye spliced into a wire is called a __________.
N a. cyclops N b. fish eye Y c. thimble N d. chip1527: A 30,000 DWT tankship is required to have an IOPP certificate when __________.
N a. engaged in the coastwise trade N b. going foreign Y c. calling at ports in another country signatory to MARPOL 73/78 N d. carrying cargoes listed in the MARPOL regulations1640: The garboard strake is the __________.
N a. raised flange at the main deck edge N b. riveted crack arrester strap on all-welded ships N c. riveting pattern most commonly used in ship construction Y d. row of plating nearest the keel1762: What is the perimeter of a circle with a radius of 2.5 feet?
N a. 7.86 ft Y b. 15.71 ft N c. 19.63 ft N d. 22.71 ft1771: The agency which assigns load lines and issues Load Line Certificates is the __________.
Y a. American Bureau of Shipping N b. Secretary of Commerce N c. U.S. Customs N d. U.S. Coast Guard1950: You are proceeding to a distress site and expect large numbers of people in the water. Which statement is TRUE?
N a. You should stop to windward of the survivors in the water and only use the ship's boats to recover the survivors. N b. If the survivors are in inflatable rafts you should approach from windward to create a lee for the survivors. Y c. An inflatable liferaft secured alongside can be an effective boarding station for transfer of survivors from the boats. N d. Survivors in the water should never be permitted alongside due to the possibility of injury from the vessel.2064: While underway in thick fog you are on watch and hear the cry "man overboard". Which type of maneuver should you make?
N a. figure eight turn N b. Round turn N c. Racetrack turn Y d. Williamson turn2145: The fo'c'sle card __________.
N a. is posted in the crews quarters and lists the emergency stations Y b. advises the crew of the conditions of employment N c. is also known as a Merchant Mariner's Document N d. designates the quarters a seaman will occupy during a voyage2174: A vessel puts into the port of Kobe, Japan to discharge cargo. While awaiting completion of the cargo operation, the vessel contracts with a local shipyard to have the hull chipped, scaled, and painted. How is the cost of this maintenance handled with the Collector of Customs?
Y a. A declaration is required and duty is involved on the total cost. N b. No declaration is required since this is considered routine maintenance. N c. A declaration is made and duty is charged on the materials only. N d. A declaration is made, but duty is charged on the labor only.2188: The forecastle card is a(n) __________.
N a. quarters allocation N b. Muster List ("Station Bill") N c. unlicensed shipping card from the union Y d. copy of the shipping agreement2258: The knot lettered L in illustration DO30DG is a __________. (DO30DG )
N a. square knot Y b. double blackwall hitch N c. fisherman's bend N d. timber hitch2574: You are proceeding down a channel and lose the engine(s). You must use the anchors to stop the ship. Which statement is true?
N a. Pay out all of the cable before setting up on the brake to insure the anchors dig in and hold. N b. For a mud, mud and clay, or sandy bottom pay out a scope of 5 to 7 times the depth before setting up on the brake. Y c. Use one or both anchors with a scope of twice the depth before setting the brake. N d. Drop the anchor to short stay and hold that scope.2592: The internal volume of a cargo hold measured from the inside faces of the cargo battens, the lower side of the deck beams, and the top of the tank top ceiling is known as the __________.
N a. gross tonnage N b. deadweight space Y c. bale cubic N d. stowage area2791: What is the period of validity of a Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate?
N a. 72 months Y b. 60 months N c. 48 months N d. 42 months2860: How are riveted lap joints made watertight?
N a. The faying surfaces are coated with white lead (or similar product) before the rivets are set. N b. A sealing weld bead of 1/8" or less pitch is run along the plate edge. Y c. The plate edge is split close to an adjacent plate and mechanically forced into contact with the adjacent plate. N d. A properly riveted joint will be watertight; any leakage is stopped by setting up on the rivets.3036: Which statement about ships operating in ice is FALSE?
N a. Light and partly loaded ships should be ballasted as deeply as possible. Y b. In brash-filled channels, operating with a shallow draft forward is most effective. N c. Traditionally, operating ships light in the ice has been effective in the spring. N d. Good searchlights should be available in the event of night navigation with or without icebreaker escort.3068: While loading a cargo of grain, your vessel develops a list to starboard. This will be corrected by __________.
N a. the compensating tanks on the high side Y b. the list man changing the discharge location of the chutes N c. allowing the grain to level itself as the hold fills to the spar deck level N d. trimming the final loading cone by hand3132: What may prevent a tug from tripping or capsizing when towing a large vessel?
N a. Surge lines Y b. Norman Pins N c. Under riders N d. Safety shackles3176: The part of the anchor indicated by the letter G is the __________. (D038DG )
N a. fluke N b. shank Y c. tripping palm N d. crown3219: In a national emergency, when communicating via the Navy, messages are sent by precedence. A message designated PRIORITY will be delivered within __________.
N a. 3 hours to start of business the following day N b. 10 minutes if possible N c. 30 minutes to 1 hour Y d. 1 to 6 hours3410: When "checking down" a barge using a check line you should use __________.
N a. one round turn and at least two figure-eights around the timber heads N b. at least three figure-eights around the timber heads N c. a clove hitch around one timber head Y d. at least three round turns around one timber head3487: The opening in the deck that leads the anchor cable outside the hull is the __________.
Y a. hawsepipe N b. fall pipe N c. drop-pipe N d. spill pipe3491: You are the licensed Master of a towing vessel operating between New York and Tampa, Florida. If you carry four (4) deckhands onboard, how many must be able seamen?
N a. 4 Y b. 3 N c. 2 N d. 13684: In towing, heaving lines are used for __________.
N a. passing a tow bridle to the tug Y b. passing a messenger line N c. heaving in the tow bridle N d. service lines with rocket line throwers3726: You are lifting a one-ton weight with a swinging boom. When comparing the stresses on the rig with the boom at 20° to the horizontal to the stresses when the boom is at 60° to the horizontal, which statement is TRUE?
N a. The angle of elevation does not change the stresses in the masthead fairlead for the topping lift. Y b. The stress on the head block is greater at 60°. N c. The stress on the heel block is greater at 60°. N d. The thrust on the boom is greater at 20°.4046: Which statement about tunnel bow thrusters fitted to large vessels is TRUE?
N a. They are effective on most vessels at speeds up to 10 knots. N b. Because of their location, most modern installations have as much power as a tug. N c. They are fully effective at all drafts. Y d. When going astern at slow speed, they provide effective steering control.4059: A 750 foot passenger vessel operating on the Great Lakes, not subject to SOLAS regulations, is required to carry how many ring life buoys?
Y a. 24 N b. 18 N c. 12 N d. 64107: Which of the following are considered to be "road vehicles" that can be carried on Ro-Ro vessels?
Y a. Semi-trailer N b. Train N c. Articulated train N d. All of the above4141: What is/are the advantage(s) of using web lashing on light vehicles aboard Ro-Ro vessels?
N a. Good working life N b. Light and easy to handle N c. Flexible Y d. All of the above4159: According to the IMO Code, what are the minimum number of securing points that should be on each side of a "road vehicle", whose gross vehicle mass is between 3.5 Tons and 20 Tons, when carried on Ro-Ro vessels?
N a. One Y b. Two N c. Three N d. Four4227: Which of the following is/are the component(s) of a twin crane set as shown? (D047DG )
N a. Foundation assembly N b. Turntable assembly N c. Crane house assembly Y d. All of the above