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58: Odorous cargoes are those that __________.
N a. are exceptionally dusty and leave a residue N b. are liquid but are in containers N c. are susceptible to damage by tainting Y d. give off fumes that may damage other cargoes61: 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 miles264: The total weight of cargo, fuel, water, stores, passengers and crew, and their effects, that a ship can carry, is the __________.
N a. bale cubic Y b. deadweight N c. gross tonnage N d. loaded displacement315: A vessel must have one approved ring life buoy on board if its length is over how many feet?
N a. 6 feet N b. 16 feet Y c. 26 feet N d. 36 feet330: You have completed a Dangerous Cargo Manifest for dangerous cargoes loaded on board. It should be kept in a conspicuous location __________.
N a. in the radio room N b. in the ship's office Y c. on or near the bridge N d. outside the Captain's stateroom366: When backing down with sternway, the pivot point of a vessel is __________.
N a. at the bow N b. about one-third of the vessel's length from the bow Y c. about one-quarter of the vessel's length from the stern N d. aft of the propellers458: Sweat damage will occur in a cargo hold containing cased machinery when the __________.
N a. air temperature of the hold is higher than the temperature of the outside air Y b. dew point of the hold is higher than the temperature of the ship's skin N c. dew point of the outside air is lower than the temperature of the cargo N d. outside air temperature is colder than the temperature of the cargo640: Which factor(s) can affect the performance of a river towboat?
N a. The draft of the towboat and the draft of the barges under tow N b. The placement of the barges within the tow N c. The presence of flanking rudders and Kort nozzles Y d. All of the above725: By law, a user of marijuana shall be subject to __________.
N a. loss of pay during the period of such use N b. reprimand by the US Coast Guard Y c. revocation of license or certificate N d. termination of employment738: How many board feet of dunnage are there in a draft 3 feet wide, 1-1/2 feet high, and 14 feet long?
N a. 526 Y b. 756 N c. 876 N d. 906804: Line is called "small stuff" if its circumference is less than __________.
N a. 1/2" N b. 3/4" N c. 1" Y d. 1 3/4"896: A V-shaped ripple with the point of the V pointing upstream in a river may indicate a __________.
N a. submerged rock, not dangerous to navigation N b. sunken wreck, not dangerous to navigation Y c. towed-under buoy N d. All of the above915: What is the period of validity of a Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate?
N a. 6 months N b. 12 months N c. 24 months Y d. 60 months984: To coil a right-laid rope, you should coil the line in __________.
Y a. a clockwise direction N b. a counterclockwise direction N c. alternating clockwise and counterclockwise directions N d. either a clockwise or counterclockwise directions1074: A new coil of nylon line should be opened by __________.
N a. pulling the end up through the eye of the coil N b. taking a strain on both ends N c. uncoiling from the outside with the coil standing on end Y d. unreeling from a spool1079: The system of valves and cargo lines in the bottom piping network of a tanker 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. runaround1132: A lookout can leave his station __________.
N a. at the end of the watch N b. at any time Y c. ONLY when properly relieved N d. 15 minutes before the end of the watch1155: 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 feet1231: What is NOT a condition for a salvage claim?
N a. The property saved must be "maritime property." Y b. The salvors must save or attempt to save any life in peril. N c. The salvage service must be voluntary. N d. The property must be in peril.1300: Tonnage openings must be closed by means of __________.
N a. press board N b. steel hatch boards Y c. steel plates N d. wooden hatch boards1341: The owners of the S.S. Short Haul agree to a charter with the Longsplice Steamship Company. The owners stipulate in the charter party that the regular Master must be employed as the vessel's Master for the entire life of the contract. Which charter has been affected?
N a. Bareboat N b. Lease Y c. Time N d. Voyage1360: What are reef points used for?
Y a. Reduce the area of a sail N b. Keep the sail taut in light airs N c. Reduce the draft if the boat runs aground N d. Increase the strength of the mast1379: The heel block is located __________.
Y a. at the base of the boom N b. at the cargo hook N c. near the midships guy N d. near the spider band1403: A vessel is involved in a casualty. The cost of property damage includes the __________.
N a. loss of revenue while the vessel is being repaired, up to a maximum of $50,000 Y b. cost of labor and material to restore the vessel to the service condition which existed before the casualty N c. damage claims awarded to individuals or companies involved in the casualty, up to a maximum of $50,000 N d. All of the above1503: Which knot should be used to send a man over the side when he may have to use both hands?
N a. Bowline Y b. French bowline N c. Bowline on a bight N d. Running bowline1508: While towing, sudden shock-loading caused during heavy weather can be reduced by __________.
N a. using a short tow hawser N b. using a nonelastic type hawser Y c. using a heavier hawser N d. decreasing the catenary in the hawser1625: All inspected vessels on unrestricted ocean routes must have equipment on board for testing an individual's __________.
N a. blood Y b. breath N c. urine N d. All of the above1684: Temporary seizings on wire rope are made with __________.
N a. marline N b. sail twine N c. tape Y d. wire1696: Mooring with two bow anchors has which major advantage over anchoring with one bow anchor?
N a. The vessel will not reverse direction in a tidal current. Y b. The radius of the vessel's swing will be shortened. N c. A mooring approach may be made from any direction. N d. The vessel will not swing with a change in wind.1719: What is a CORRECT reply to a pilot's request, "How's your head"?
N a. "Steady" N b. "Eased to 10° rudder" N c. "Checked" Y d. "Passing 50°"1780: The term that indicates how many tons of cargo a vessel can carry is __________.
N a. bale cubic Y b. deadweight N c. gross tonnage N d. loaded displacement1824: What is the volume in a cone with a base diameter of 4.5 feet and a height of 3 feet?
N a. 4.50 cubic ft. N b. 7.12 cubic ft. N c. 9.81 cubic ft. Y d. 15.90 cubic ft.1844: A wooden float placed between a ship and a dock to prevent damage to both is called a __________.
Y a. camel N b. dolphin N c. rat guard N d. wedge1928: Which towing method maintains the most control over the tow?
N a. Tandem towing N b. Honolulu towing N c. Tandem tug towing Y d. Breasted tug towing1928: Which towing method maintains the most control over the tow?
N a. Tandem towing N b. Honolulu towing N c. Tandem tug towing Y d. Breasted tug towing1941: The helm command "Left twenty" means __________.
N a. change course twenty degrees to the left Y b. put the rudder left twenty degrees N c. put the rudder hard left for the first twenty degrees of swing N d. put the rudder left twenty degrees and then ease back as the vessel starts swinging2019: A man was sighted as he fell overboard. After completing a Williamson turn, the man is not sighted. What type of search should be conducted?
N a. Expanding circle Y b. Sector search N c. Parallel track pattern N d. Datum-drift search2029: When anchored, increasing the scope of the anchor chain normally serves to __________.
N a. prevent fouling of the anchor N b. decrease swing of the vessel Y c. prevent dragging of the anchor N d. reduce strain on the windlass2035: A seaman signed on articles on 16 January 1987 and signed off on 2 March 1987. How should you enter this under the Time of Service column in the articles?
N a. 1 Month 18 Days N b. 1 Month 16 Days N c. 2 Months Y d. 46 Days2261: The machinery associated with heaving in and running out anchor chain is the __________.
N a. winch Y b. windlass N c. draw works N d. dynamic pay out system2283: What is the area of a circle with a radius of 2 feet after a sector of 86° has been removed?
N a. 2.39 sq. ft N b. 3.02 sq. ft Y c. 9.55 sq. ft N d. 12.57 sq. ft2287: In a national emergency, when communicating via the Navy, messages are sent by precedence. A message designated IMMEDIATE will be delivered within __________.
Y a. 30 minutes to 1 hour N b. 1 to 6 hours N c. 3 hours to start of business the following day N d. 10 minutes if possible2451: A safety shackle is identified by its __________.
N a. shape Y b. pin N c. certification stamp N d. color code2471: To determine the number of able seamen required on an inspected vessel, you should check the __________.
N a. Load Line Certificate N b. operations manual N c. Safety of Life at Sea Certificate Y d. Certificate of Inspection2504: A seaman may have all or part of his wages deposited by allotment to a bank or savings institution. Which of the following is NOT a requirement for this type of allotment?
Y a. The account must be either a checking or savings account. N b. The institution must be insured by the FSLIC or FDIC. N c. The account must be opened by the seaman and maintained in the seaman's name. N d. All of the above are requirements.2594: Which is NOT an advantage of the flush method of welded shell plating?
N a. Reduces weight N b. Reduces frictional resistance N c. Keeps practically 100% of tensile strength at the joints Y d. Reduces plate stress2624: The certificate of loading required by each vessel carrying grain in bulk is issued by the __________.
N a. owner or charterer of the vessel N b. American Bureau of Shipping N c. shipper of the cargo Y d. National Cargo Bureau2976: Which statement is TRUE with respect to shiphandling procedures in ice?
N a. Never go "full astern" at any time while in ice. Y b. Go astern in ice with extreme care - always with rudder amidships. N c. Enter ice at medium speeds to reduce impact. N d. The presence of a snow cover on the ice assists a vessel's progress through an ice field.3000: The pipe used to connect two separate piping systems on a tank vessel is known as a __________.
Y a. crossover N b. transfer N c. connection N d. junction3252: The signal man assisting the crane operator has his arm extended and is pointing his finger in the direction to move the boom. This is the signal to __________.
N a. extend N b. lower N c. hoist Y d. swing3308: What term indicates a curvature of the decks in a longitudinal direction?
N a. Deadrise N b. Camber Y c. Sheer N d. Flare3325: Flammable liquids should have what kind of label?
N a. Skull and crossbones N b. Yellow Y c. Red N d. White3516: The signal man has both arms extended out, palms down, and is moving his arms back and forth. This is the signal for __________.
N a. keep lifting N b. swing right N c. swing left Y d. emergency stop3790: The locking pin that joins the parts of a detachable link is held in position by __________.
N a. a tack weld N b. the self-locking characteristics of its taper N c. a cotter pin Y d. a lead plug4020: 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 pumps4124: Which variable factor affects the initial lashing requirements aboard Ro-Ro vessels?
N a. Vessel's draft Y b. Center of gravity of vehicle or cargo unit N c. Changes in humidity N d. Age of vehicle or cargo unit4126: Which variable factor affects the initial lashing requirements aboard Ro-Ro vessels?
Y a. Number, position and angle of lashings N b. Vessel's draft N c. Port of origin N d. ABS requirements4181: Which lashing gear used aboard Ro-Ro vessels should be painted or soaked in oil when not in use?
N a. Wire rope. Y b. Chain N c. Webbing N d. All of the above4245: What is meant by the term "level-luffing" a crane?
Y a. Luffing while the load remains at a constant height N b. Maintaining the boom at a constant height N c. Slewing the boom left or right in a level planet N d. None of the above4268: Which statement is TRUE concerning the tandem working arrangement of pedestal cranes when completing a quad lift?
N a. The cargo discharge can be accomplished with controlled pendulation. Y b. The discharge is slow due to the size of the cargo and all the cranes working together. N c. The cargo discharge can be performed in port or at anchor. N d. The cranes enable the handling of heavy cargos without shoreside assistance.