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53: The objective of shoring a damaged bulkhead is to __________.
N a. force the warped, bulged, or deformed sections back into place Y b. support and hold the area in the damaged position N c. withstand subsequent additional damage N d. make a watertight seal at the damaged area79: Ullages on tankers are measured from __________.
Y a. an above-deck datum such as the top of the ullage pipe N b. the tank ceiling aboard transversely framed vessels N c. the tank top N d. a thievage mark below the edge of the deck171: You have determined the maneuvering characteristics of your vessel by taking the radar ranges and bearings of an isolated light while making a turn. The results are as listed. Based on this data what is the transfer for a turn of 30°? d035dg
Y a. 40 yards N b. 140 yards N c. 190 yards N d. 230 yards179: The minimum temperature required to ignite gas or vapor without a spark or flame being present is called __________.
N a. flash point N b. fire point Y c. autoignition temperature N d. lower explosive limit244: "Hard right rudder" means __________.
Y a. put the rudder over to the right all the way N b. jam the rudder against the stops N c. meet a swing to the right, then return to amidships N d. put the rudder over quickly to 15° right rudder479: Your tank vessel is loaded down to her marks, and you find that she has too much trim by the stern. To adjust the trim you may __________.
N a. add ballast forward N b. load more cargo forward Y c. shift bunkers forward N d. All of the above500: What would NOT require that a detailed report of the release of hazardous cargo be made to the Department of Transportation?
N a. The valve on an empty portable tank that contained acetone is accidentally opened and some of the residue escapes to the open sea. N b. A carboy of nitric acid is broken on deck while loading and is flushed overboard with no injury or damage. Y c. Part of your deck cargo of five gallon cans of paint is damaged and leaking so you jettison them to eliminate the fire hazard. N d. Heavy weather causes damage to packages of a hazardous liquid that is subsequently pumped out at sea through the bilge pumping system.536: Your vessel is backing on the starboard screw, and going ahead on the port screw. The bow will __________.
N a. back on a straight line N b. move ahead on a straight line N c. swing to port Y d. swing to starboard641: Which document shows the minimum required crew a vessel must have to navigate from one port in the United States to another?
N a. Articles Y b. Certificate of Inspection N c. Crew List N d. Register651: Fire fighting equipment requirements for a particular vessel may be found on the __________.
Y a. 4Certificate of Inspection N b. Certificate of Seaworthiness N c. Classification Certificate N d. Certificate of Registry693: The effect of excessive catenary in shallow water may be __________.
N a. dragging the towing hawser along the bottom and chafing it N b. snagging sunken or submerged objects N c. slowing, stopping or endangering the towing operation by placing the tug in irons Y d. All of the above770: The ratio of the height of a vessel's rudder to its width is referred to as the __________.
Y a. aspect ratio N b. constriction ratio N c. rudder ratio N d. steering ratio779: Which statement is TRUE of centrifugal pumps aboard tankers?
Y a. They are gravity-fed. N b. They are more expensive than reciprocating pumps. N c. They are positive displacement pumps. N d. They are used for stripping pumps.865: A nylon line is rated at 15,000 lbs. breaking strain. Using a safety factor of 5, what is the safe working load (SWL)?
Y a. 3,000 lbs N b. 5,000 lbs N c. 15,000 lbs N d. 65,000 lbs887: The condition of a towline must be monitored by ______________ .
N a. keeping record of the towline's initial minimum breaking strength N b. keeping record of each retest of the towline's minimum breaking strength N c. conducting routine visual inspections of the towline Y d. All of the above980: The perforated, elevated bottom of the chain locker, which prevents the chains from touching the main locker bottom and allows seepage water to flow to the drains, is called a __________.
N a. cradle N b. draft N c. harping Y d. manger989: You are loading 465,000 barrels of cargo oil. At 0900 you find that you have loaded 207,000 barrels. At 1030 you find that you have loaded 223,000 barrels. If you continue loading at the same rate, you will finish at approximately __________.
N a. 2100 that night N b. 0730 the next day Y c. 0910 the next day N d. 1215 the next day993: Your vessel is docking, but not yet alongside. Which line will be the most useful when maneuvering the vessel alongside the pier?
N a. Bow breast line Y b. Bow spring line N c. Inshore head line N d. Offshore head line1030: If an attempt is made to hoist a load that exceeds the capacity of an electric winch, an overload safety device causes a circuit breaker to cut off the current to the winch motor __________.
N a. when the line pull reaches the rated winch capacity Y b. after the line pull exceeds the rated winch capacity N c. after a short build-up of torque N d. immediately1139: The pivoting point of a vessel going ahead is __________.
N a. near the stern N b. at the hawsepipe Y c. about one-third of the vessel's length from the bow N d. about two-thirds of the vessel's length from the bow1146: While your vessel is docked port side to a wharf, a sudden gale force wind causes the vessel's bow lines to part. The bow begins to fall away from the dock, and no tugs are immediately available. Which measure(s) should you take FIRST?
N a. Call the Master and the deck gang. N b. Slip the stern lines, let the vessel drift into the river, and then anchor. Y c. Let go the starboard anchor. N d. Obtain assistance and attempt to put some new bow lines out.1188: An implied warranty of seaworthiness on the part of the vessel's owner lies in the __________.
N a. Cargo Manifest N b. Certificate of Inspection N c. Classification Certificate Y d. contract of carriage, i.e. Bill of Lading1256: You are docking an oceangoing single-screw vessel under normal circumstances with a single tug. The tug is usually used to __________.
Y a. control the bow and is tied to the offshore bow N b. control the stern and is tied to the stern on the offshore side N c. pull the vessel into the slip and is tied to the bow N d. push the ship bodily alongside and is tied to the offshore side amidships1282: When evacuating a seaman by helicopter lift, the vessel should be __________.
N a. stopped with the wind dead ahead N b. stopped with the wind on the beam Y c. underway with the wind 30° on the bow N d. underway on a course to provide no apparent wind1411: The time allowed for loading and discharging cargo in a charter party is referred to as __________.
N a. charter hire N b. demurrage N c. dispatch Y d. lay days1512: You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) and wish to send a message warning of a hurricane. Which precedence would you assign this message?
N a. R (ROUTINE) N b. Z (FLASH) Y c. O (IMMEDIATE) N d. P (PRIORITY)1538: Your vessel is being towed and you are using a tripping rope. A tripping rope of fiber or wire is used to __________.
N a. give added strength to the main tow hawser N b. retrieve the main tow hawser Y c. retrieve the outboard legs of the bridle where they are connected to the fishplate N d. open the pelican hook at the fishplate1552: Which picture represents a stopper hitch? (DO30DG )
N a. M Y b. N N c. R N d. L1624: Which kind of hitch should you use to secure a spar?
N a. Blackwall hitch N b. Stage hitch Y c. Timber hitch N d. Two half hitches1640: 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 keel1648: When steaming through an anchorage, a shipmaster should __________.
N a. avoid crossing close astern of the anchored ships Y b. avoid crossing close ahead of the anchored ships N c. keep the ship moving at a good speed to reduce set N d. transit only on a flood tide1687: What is the perimeter of a circle with a radius of 4.2 feet?
Y a. 26.39 ft N b. 21.19 ft N c. 17.81 ft N d. 13.20 ft1732: Which picture in illustration D030DG represents a half hitch? (D030DG )
Y a. U N b. S N c. K N d. H1799: The maximum theoretical stress that can be developed on a guy in a yard and stay rig is limited by the __________.
Y a. lifting capacity of the winch N b. location of the boom N c. position of the guy N d. weight of the load1801: A vessel proceeding to London, England, from New York makes an unscheduled call at the port of Hamilton, Bermuda. What term is used to denote the voluntary departure from the usual course?
N a. Alteration Y b. Deviation N c. Liberty N d. Unscheduled stop2088: You have been towing astern and have just let go the tow. Your deckhands are pulling in and faking the towline by hand on the stern. The most dangerous action to take is to __________.
N a. continue ahead at slow speed N b. continue ahead at half speed N c. stop your engines Y d. back down on your engines2131: If you carry packaged hazardous cargoes on a break bulk vessel bound foreign, you must __________.
N a. stow the hazardous cargoes on deck available for jettisoning if necessary N b. remove the hazardous cargo labels from a portable tank after the tank is emptied Y c. have the shipping papers indicate the proper shipping name and the technical name of n.o.s. cargoes N d. log the receipt of hazardous cargoes in the Official Logbook2188: 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 agreement2193: You have determined the maneuvering characteristics of your vessel by taking the radar ranges and bearings of an isolated light while making a turn. The results are listed in illustration D035DG. Based on this data what is the tactical diameter of the turning circle? (D035DG )
N a. 755 yards N b. 780 yards N c. 820 yards Y d. 880 yards2215: Given a dry bulb temperature of 78°F and wet bulb temperature of 66.5°F, the dew point is __________.
N a. 47.0°F N b. 51.5°F Y c. 59.0°F N d. 70.0°F2235: You are conducting trials to determine the maneuvering characteristics of your vessel. While making a turn, you take ranges and bearings of an isolated light with the results as shown. Based on this information, what is the advance for a turn of 75°? (D034DG )
Y a. 800 yards (720 meters) N b. 860 yards (774 meters) N c. 910 yards (819 meters) N d. 955 yards (860 meters)2274: 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. 30 minutes to 1 hour Y c. 1 to 6 hours N d. 10 minutes if possible2292: The biggest problem encountered when towing bridle legs are too short is __________.
N a. retrieval N b. adjusting tension Y c. excessive strain N d. hookup to main towline2486: Which weld fault can only be detected by a method that examines the internal structure of a weld?
N a. Undercut N b. Lack of reinforcement N c. Overlap Y d. Lack of penetration2506: 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 string2604: The joint formed when two steel plates are placed end-to-end is called a __________.
N a. bevel N b. seam Y c. butt N d. bond2639: A wooden plug fitted tightly in the vent of a damaged tank may prevent the tank from __________.
Y a. filling completely N b. developing free surface N c. developing free surface moment N d. collapsing2738: Assume that your vessel has just entered Lake Michigan via the Straits of Mackinac and is proceeding south to Chicago. Which statement is TRUE with respect to the aids to navigation you will encounter along this route?
N a. Aids to navigation are serviced jointly by the U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard. Y b. Red buoys should be passed down your starboard side. N c. Green buoys mark the location of wrecks or obstructions which must be passed by keeping the buoy on the right hand. N d. All solid colored buoys are numbered, the red buoys bearing odd numbers and green buoys bearing even numbers.2809: The fitting at the end of a cargo line in a tank that allows suction to be taken close to the bottom of a tank is a __________.
N a. suction end N b. strainer Y c. bell-mouth N d. vacuum valve2922: A long pole with a hook at one end, used to reach for lines, is known as a __________.
Y a. pike pole N b. jack staff N c. line rod N d. hooker2950: In relation to the turning circle of a ship, the term "advance" means the distance __________.
N a. gained at right angles to the original course Y b. gained in the direction of the original course N c. moved sidewise from the original course when the rudder is first put over N d. around the circumference of the turning circle3220: If you are guilty of failure to properly perform your duties as Master of Uninspected Towing Vessels, which of the following actions may NOT be taken?
N a. Issuance of a letter of warning N b. Suspension of your license N c. Revocation of your license Y d. A fine placed against your license3544: Wire rope should be renewed when the __________.
N a. outer wires are rusted Y b. outer wires are worn to half their original diameter N c. inner core appears dry N d. certification period expires3582: What term indicates the length measured along the summer load line from the intersection of that load line with the foreside of the stem and the intersection of that load line with the after side of the rudder post?
N a. Length overall N b. Register length Y c. Length between perpendiculars N d. Length on the waterline4052: You are arriving in port and are assigned to anchor in anchorage circle B-4. It has a diameter of 700 yards and your vessel's LOA is 600 feet. If you anchor in 11 fathoms at the center of the circle, what is the maximum number of shots of chain can use and still remain in the circle?
N a. 4 shots Y b. 5 shots N c. 6 shots N d. 7 shots4105: Cargo that is suitable for carriage on Ro-Ro vessels includes __________.
N a. trailers N b. rolling vehicles N c. containers Y d. All of the above4131: What is used when securing light vehicles aboard Ro-Ro vessels?
Y a. Buckle or ratchet tensioner N b. Chain N c. Wire N d. Manila rope4149: Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding lashing requirements to secure vehicles aboard Ro-Ro vessels?
N a. The securing of cargo on flats and trailers must be adequate to withstand road motions only. N b. The movements experienced by road borne cargo are the same as the movements of a ship at sea. Y c. The generally recommended lash angle is no greater than 45 degrees relative to the deck in any direction. N d. It is not necessary for an adequate number of securing points on the vehicles themselves since setting the brakes is sufficient.4162: 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. None of the above4270: Which immediate action should the operator of a pedestal crane take if crane control is lost?
Y a. Let go of both control levers and return to neutral position. N b. Call the engine room. N c. Disconnect the power to the pedestal. N d. Call the electrician.