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38: A cargo that has a stowage factor over 40 is known as a __________.
N a. hygroscopic cargo Y b. measurement cargo N c. stowage cargo N d. weight cargo61: Deckhands onboard towing vessels shall be divided into 3 watches when on a trip exceeding __________.
Y a. 600 miles N b. 700 miles N c. 800 miles N d. 1000 miles88: Which is an example of cargo damage caused by inherent vice?
N a. Tainting N b. Wear and tear N c. Stevedore damage Y d. Heating of grain116: In relation to the turning circle of a ship, the term "transfer" means the distance __________.
N a. gained in the direction of the original course Y b. gained at right angles to the original course N c. the ship moves sidewise from the original course away from the direction of the turn after the rudder is first put over N d. around the circumference of the turning circle125: Chafing gear is normally used __________.
N a. for portable fenders N b. for ground tackle N c. on the inside of the hawsepipe Y d. on mooring lines137: The system of valves and cargo lines in the bottom piping network of a tank barge that connects one section of cargo tanks to another section is called a __________.
N a. come-along Y b. crossover N c. manifold N d. runaround184: You are standing look-out duty at night. A dim light on the horizon will be seen quickest by looking __________.
N a. at an area just a little below the horizon N b. at the horizon, where the sky and water appear to meet Y c. a little above the horizon N d. well below the horizon192: The mooring line labeled "H" is called a(n) __________. (DO44DG )
Y a. offshore bow line N b. onshore bow line N c. offshore spring line N d. forward breast line195: You are transporting dangerous cargo on your vessel. The Dangerous Cargo Manifest must be signed by the __________.
N a. shipper N b. U.S. Coast Guard Marine Inspector Y c. Master or his authorized representative N d. Master only314: "Avast" means __________.
N a. let go N b. pull N c. slack off Y d. stop339: Oil product samples should be taken from the __________.
N a. dock riser N b. ship's cargo tanks N c. shore tank discharge Y d. All of the above400: You are on a containership carrying a tank container that had been filled with sodium hydroxide solution. The container is empty but has not been cleaned. Which, if any, placard is required?
N a. No placard is required; the tank openings must be sealed N b. Empty placard with corrosive placard N c. Residue label with the UN number Y d. Black and white corrosive placard428: Your vessel is going from a warm climate to a cold climate with a hygroscopic cargo. Which statement is TRUE?
Y a. You must ventilate constantly and vigorously to combat ship sweat. N b. You should ventilate; there is little danger of ship sweat, but a possibility of cargo sweat. N c. There is danger of heavy cargo sweat if you ventilate. N d. There is little danger of any sweat problem.451: What is official proof of a vessel's ownership?
Y a. Certificate of Documentation N b. Bill of Lading N c. Transfer Certificate N d. Logbook495: Which space(s) is (are) deducted from gross tonnage to derive net tonnage?
Y a. Boatswain's stores N b. Companions and booby hatches N c. Passenger spaces N d. All of the above509: Which factor must be considered when determining the order of loading of dissimilar products through the same piping system aboard a tanker?
Y a. Contamination of the cargo N b. Flash points N c. Reid vapor pressures N d. Specific gravities511: All U.S. Flag vessels engaged in foreign trade are required to have a(n) __________.
N a. enrollment N b. license Y c. registry N d. sea letter545: Repairing damage to the hull at or above the waterline reduces the threat of __________.
N a. free surface effects N b. capsizing Y c. continued progressive flooding N d. wind heel570: A chain bridle is preferable to a wire rope towing bridle on a long ocean tow because chain __________.
N a. is more flexible and has the ability to absorb shock because of its weight N b. is less subject to wear and damage from abrasion N c. requires little maintenance Y d. All of the above593: To lead the towing hawser over the center of the stern when not under a strain you could __________.
N a. fairlead it through a stern roller chock N b. lead it through the Norman pins N c. hold it in the median position by a gob rope or lizard stopper Y d. All of the above when so equipped695: A tug is "in irons" when held in a fixed position by __________.
N a. the weight of its tow, its being anchored, or grounded Y b. the weight of its towing hawser on the bottom N c. an adverse current N d. lack of power or an engine breakdown802: You are on watch at sea on course 090°T. A man falls overboard on your starboard side. You immediately start a Williamson Turn. Which action is NOT a part of a Williamson Turn?
Y a. Stop the engines until clear of the man. N b. Come right full rudder until the vessel heads 150°T. N c. Shift the helm to left full rudder. N d. Continue with left rudder until on course 270°T.871: In writing up the logbook at the end of your watch, you make an error in writing an entry. What is the proper means of correcting this error?
Y a. Cross out the error with a single line, and write the correct entry, then initial it. N b. Carefully and neatly erase the entry and rewrite it correctly. N c. Remove this page of the log book, and rewrite all entries on a clean page. N d. Blot out the error completely and rewrite the entry correctly.1085: Which of the following statements concerning the rigging of bosuns' chairs and their use is TRUE?
N a. Always secure the gantline to the chair with a bowline. N b. Always have the chair hoisted with at least three turns on a winch drum. Y c. Any tools, paint pots etc. should be secured by lanyards. N d. When riding a stay, make sure that the bow of the shackle passes through the becket of the bridle.1108: In which casualty case is it UNNECESSARY to notify the local Coast Guard Marine Safety Office?
N a. A seaman is injured and in the hospital for four days. N b. Nylon mooring line parts while the vessel is tied up and kills a harbor worker who was on the pier. N c. Your vessel is backing from a dock and runs aground, but is pulled off by tugs in 30 minutes. Y d. Your vessel strikes a pier and does $1,500 damage to the pier but none to the vessel.1175: You have arrived at your anchorage location. You have put the engines astern prior to letting go the anchor. How will you know when the vessel has stopped making way?
N a. The ship's Doppler log reads zero Y b. The backwash of the propeller reaches amidships N c. An azimuth bearing on the beam remains steady N d. All of the above1245: While on watch at sea you must maintain a proper lookout at all times. On a 700-foot cargo vessel being hand-steered during daylight hours in good visibility and clear of any navigational hazards, the lookout may be __________.
N a. the helmsman Y b. the mate on watch N c. Either A or B N d. Neither A nor B1434: In the manufacture of wire rope, if the wires are shaped to conform to the curvature of the finished rope before they are laid up, the rope is called __________.
N a. composite N b. left-lay N c. improved Y d. preformed1594: What is the breaking strain of steel wire rope with a 5/8" diameter?
N a. 1.0 tons N b. 6.6 tons Y c. 9.6 tons N d. 15.6 tons1640: 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 keel1663: A bench hook is used for __________.
N a. handling of cargo cases N b. hanging oilskins Y c. sewing canvas N d. splicing small stuff1810: Using the graph shown, if the dry bulb temperature is 98°, and the wet bulb temperature is 87°, what is the relative humidity in a cargo hold? (D008DG )
N a. 87% N b. 84% N c. 79% Y d. 65%1822: What is the principal danger in attempting to swing a barge on a hawser in order to slow the barge's speed?
N a. Dangerous wakes may result from the swinging barge and capsize the tug. N b. The barge may swing too quickly and run over the tug. N c. Free surface effect of liquid inside the barge may rupture the barge bulkheads if the turn is too quick. Y d. The barge may pass under the hawser and capsize the tug.1827: What is the volume in a cone with a base diameter of 8 feet and a height of 6 feet?
Y a. 100.53 Cu. Ft N b. 131.39 Cu. Ft N c. 172.72 Cu. Ft N d. 197.39 Cu. Ft1967: Using the graph shown, if the dry bulb temperature is 92°, and the wet bulb temperature is 85°, what is the relative humidity in a cargo hold? (D008DG )
Y a. 75% N b. 81% N c. 84% N d. 88%2067: What is the mechanical advantage, neglecting friction, of tackle number 12? (DO29DG )
N a. 3 N b. 5.5 N c. 6 Y d. 72074: You are proceeding to a distress site. The survivors are in liferafts. What will make your ship more visible to the survivors?
N a. Steering a sinuous course N b. Steering a zig-zag course Y c. Turning on all available deck lights at night N d. Dumping debris over the side to make a trail to your vessel2149: When anchoring in a clay bottom, what is one hazard that may cause the anchor to drag?
N a. The flukes may dig in unevenly and capsize the anchor when under stress. N b. The flukes may not dig in. Y c. The anchor may get shod with clay and not develop full holding power. N d. The anchor will tend to dig in and come to rest near the vertical.2273: What is the area of a circle with a radius of 4 feet after a sector of 111° has been removed?
N a. 3.90 sq. ft N b. 8.67 sq. ft Y c. 34.77 sq. ft N d. 50.27 sq. ft2506: A tow of 9 barges is made up three abreast and three long. The towboat is faced up to the center string which is known as the __________.
N a. main string Y b. push string N c. power string N d. face string2567: When relieving the helm, the new helmsman should know the __________.
N a. variation N b. gyro error Y c. course per magnetic steering compass N d. maximum rudder angle previously used2810: Which document lists all the lifesaving equipment required for a vessel?
Y a. Certificate of Inspection N b. American Bureau of Shipping Classification Certificate N c. International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea Certificate N d. Certificate of Registry2883: While you are on watch entering port, the Master gives the helmsman a rudder command which conflicts with a rudder command from the Pilot. You should make sure the helmsman __________.
N a. brings the rudder to a point midway between the two conflicting positions N b. obeys the Pilot N c. asks you for instructions Y d. obeys the Master2892: What is LEAST likely to be used to strip a cargo tank?
Y a. Centrifugal pump N b. Eductor N c. Rotary pump N d. Reciprocating pump2911: The wooden plug inserted in the vent of a damaged tank should be removed if you are going to __________.
Y a. pump from the damaged tank N b. fight a fire N c. abandon ship N d. use the crossover system2919: Which statement about general average is TRUE?
N a. Damage to a ship must have been incurred while the ship and/or its machinery was being used for its intended purpose. Y b. Property must have been sacrificed or an expenditure of money incurred. N c. The loss or damage to deck cargo due to heavy weather constitutes general average. N d. Of the ship, the freight, and the cargo interests, only one need be involved.2979: Which statement about shipping coal is TRUE?
N a. Anthracite will generate more methane than bituminous coal. N b. Coal should not be shipped while wet. Y c. Coal should be surface ventilated to remove methane gas. N d. The methane gas generated by coal will react with moisture on the ship's structure and accelerate corrosion.3044: When you have a tow alongside, your stern should extend aft of the tow in order to __________.
N a. avoid obscuring your stern light N b. provide a better lead for your lines Y c. obtain better steering control N d. let the barge deflect floating objects from your propeller3073: You are on a large merchant vessel entering a U.S. port. There is a Pilot on board and he has the conn. Which statement is TRUE?
N a. The Pilot becomes solely responsible for the safe navigation of the vessel only if the Master relinquishes the conn. N b. The Pilot is solely responsible for the safe maneuvering of the ship only if he is required to be on board by law. Y c. The Master is responsible for the safe navigation of the ship and the Pilot is employed for his local knowledge. N d. The Pilot is solely responsible for the internal working of the ship.3218: The term "bollard pull" refers to a towing vessel's __________.
N a. propulsion horsepower available N b. pulling ability at cruise power N c. towing winch capability Y d. pulling ability under static conditions3438: One advantage of chain over wire rope for a tow bridle is that chain __________.
N a. is better suited for inland towing Y b. resists damage from chafing N c. handles more easily N d. equalizes towing forces better3447: The best method to secure a tow line to a cleat is to __________.
Y a. take a turn around the cleat, then figure-eights, and a half-hitch N b. make figure-eights, followed by a half-hitch, then a figure-eight knot N c. take a turn, a half turn, and a figure-eight N d. take several turns around the cleat only3480: When barge headlogs do not meet or are not even with one another, the void or opening between them is called a __________.
Y a. notch N b. hole N c. spacing N d. gap4020: You are on a tankship discharging oil. When all of the oil that the main cargo pumps can handle is pumped out of a tank, the remainder is __________.
N a. stripped out and pumped directly ashore into the mainline as the remaining cargo tanks are pumped out with the main pumps Y b. stripped to one tank and then pumped out with the main pumps N c. stripped out and pumped directly ashore after all the tanks have been emptied by the main pumps N d. gravitated to the centers from the wings and pumped out with the main pumps4116: Onboard a Ro-Ro vessel many decks are used for the carriage of both rolling and container cargoes, as such it is most useful if a deck socket accepts both __________.
Y a. twist-Locks and lashing hooks N b. container locks and bridge fittings N c. bridge fittings and lashing hooks N d. twist-locks and container locks4136: A disadvantage of using chain lashing on heavy vehicles aboard Ro-Ro vessels is that it __________.
N a. can wrap around cargo N b. is easily damaged N c. is affected by temperature Y d. does not absorb shock4183: Which of the following lashing gear used aboard Ro-Ro vessels should be maintained when not in use?
N a. Chain N b. Wire rope N c. Webbing Y d. All of the above4186: How could lashing gear used aboard Ro-Ro vessels be stowed when not in use?
Y a. Drape along brackets N b. Leave in place while back loading cargo to save time N c. Hang vertically in the paint locker N d. All of the above4205: Which piece of equipment is required to "twin-up" 30-ton pedestal cranes aboard a crane vessel?
N a. Portable power swivel Y b. Equalizing beam N c. 20-foot container spreader N d. 40-foot container spreader4254: Which of the following statement(s) is/are TRUE regarding twin pedestal cranes?
N a. Each single boom is of the partial-level luffing type and is capable of limited rotation. N b. A slew drive system provides for rotation of each crane. N c. Maintenance logs and records are to be kept for each crane. Y d. All of the above