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73: Aboard ship, vertical flat plates running transversely and connecting the vertical keel to the margin plates are called __________.
Y a. floors N b. intercostals N c. girders N d. stringers83: The mooring line labeled "A" as shown is called a(n) __________. (D044DG )
Y a. offshore stern line N b. onshore stern line N c. after spring line N d. after breast line111: You are the licensed Master of a towing vessels operating between New York and Tampa, Florida. If you carry four (4) deckhands onboard, how many must be able seamen?
N a. 1 N b. 2 Y c. 3 N d. 4200: Which statement concerning a 298 GRT inspected tug engaged in towing from Seattle, WA, to Alaska is TRUE?
N a. No able seamen are required. N b. Crew must be signed on before a Shipping Commissioner. N c. A licensed Master of Towing Vessels may serve as Master. Y d. Each crew member must be issued a certificate of discharge at the time of discharge.207: A towing vessel's capability is BEST measured by horsepower, maneuverability, displacement, and __________.
N a. stability N b. propeller design Y c. bollard pull N d. towing winch horsepower208: Your vessel has been damaged and you must shore a bulkhead. You should cut the shore __________.
N a. approximately 1/2 inch longer than the measured length to allow for trimming Y b. approximately 1/2 inch shorter than the measured length to allow for wedges N c. approximately 1/2 inch shorter per foot of shoring to allow for wet expansion N d. to the same length as the measured length218: What is the main purpose of dunnage?
N a. To act as ballast for light vessels Y b. To provide ventilation and drainage for cargo N c. To secure the tarpaulins in place N d. To support weakened bulkheads228: Securing cargo by running timbers from an upper support down to the cargo, either vertically or at an angle, is called __________.
N a. braces N b. dunnage N c. shores Y d. toms247: The main advantage and chief characteristic of a Steulchen boom is that it can be __________.
N a. operated by one winchman N b. cradled on deck Y c. swung from one hatch to the adjacent hatch N d. collared to the mast285: Which form of navigation may be suspended without notice under defense planning?
N a. celestial Y b. electronic N c. piloting N d. None of the above323: You are transporting dangerous cargo on your vessel. The regulations require you to __________.
Y a. periodically inspect it and make an entry in a log N b. keep a warning sign posted nearby N c. keep a fire hose run out and ready for use if needed N d. allow no chipping or painting in the vicinity of the cargo336: When a vessel with a single right-hand propeller backs to port the __________.
Y a. bow falls off to starboard N b. vessel moves to port without changing heading N c. bow swings to port N d. vessel moves to starboard without changing heading344: The purpose of a bilge well is to __________.
N a. afford access to the shell through the double bottoms Y b. collect water to be pumped out N c. provide access for the pneumercator N d. provide a base line for sounding measurements383: What is TRUE of pressure/vacuum valves?
N a. They are designed to provide for the flow of small volumes of tank atmospheres caused by thermal variations in a cargo tank. N b. They should operate in advance of the pressure/vacuum breakers. N c. They should be kept in good working order by regular inspection and cleaning. Y d. All of the above385: In controlling pollution, which action should be taken after all dirty ballast has been transferred to the slop tank and prior to discharge through the oily water separator?
N a. The clean tanks should be ballasted. Y b. The slops should be allowed time to settle. N c. Chemicals should be added to emulsify the oil. N d. The dirty ballast tank is crude oil washed.439: When loading bulk liquid cargo, what is the FIRST action you should take if a cargo valve jammed open?
N a. Trip the pump relief valve. Y b. Order the dock man to shut down. N c. Call the owner, operator, or terminal supervisor. N d. Run out the vessel's or terminal's fire hose.502: 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. Z (FLASH) Y b. O (IMMEDIATE) N c. R (ROUTINE) N d. P (PRIORITY)642: In illustration D044DG, the mooring line labeled "B" is called a(n) __________. (DO44DG )
N a. offshore stern line Y b. inshore stern line N c. after spring line N d. after breast line716: Your vessel is proceeding along a narrow channel. The effect called bank cushion has which effect on the vessel?
Y a. Forces the bow away from the bank N b. Forces the stern away from the bank N c. Forces the entire vessel bodily away from the bank N d. Decreases the draft at the bow802: 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.806: Which will most likely occur when entering shallow water?
N a. Rudder action will become more effective. N b. The vessel's list will change. Y c. The vessel's trim will change. N d. An increase in speed will occur.839: The valve on the discharge side of a cargo pump on a tank vessel will usually be a __________.
N a. butterfly valve N b. spectacle valve Y c. check valve N d. globe valve847: When towing astern what equipment should be stowed ready for use near the towline?
N a. First aid kit Y b. Axe or cutting torch N c. Fire extinguisher N d. Chafing gear864: During the manufacture of line, yarns are twisted together in the __________.
Y a. opposite direction from which the fibers are twisted together to form strands N b. same direction the fibers are twisted to form strands N c. opposite direction from which the fibers are twisted together to form the line N d. opposite direction from which the fibers are twisted together forming cables928: Which of the signals listed is required to be displayed during the day while bunkering?
Y a. A red flag N b. A yellow flag N c. A red and yellow flag N d. A red light978: Anyone voluntarily surrendering their license to a U.S. Coast Guard investigating officer signs a statement indicating that __________.
N a. all title to the license is given up for 5 years Y b. their rights to a hearing are waived N c. they may be issued a new license in 5 years after passing another written examination N d. All of the above978: Anyone voluntarily surrendering their license to a U.S. Coast Guard investigating officer signs a statement indicating that __________.
N a. all title to the license is given up for 5 years Y b. their rights to a hearing are waived N c. they may be issued a new license in 5 years after passing another written examination N d. All of the above1144: Which rope has the greatest breaking strength?
N a. Manila Y b. Nylon N c. Polyethylene N d. Polypropylene1265: You are picking up an unconscious person that has fallen overboard in a fresh breeze. For safety reasons a small craft should approach with the __________.
N a. victim to leeward Y b. victim to windward N c. wind on your port side N d. wind on your starboard side1265: You are picking up an unconscious person that has fallen overboard in a fresh breeze. For safety reasons a small craft should approach with the __________.
N a. victim to leeward Y b. victim to windward N c. wind on your port side N d. wind on your starboard side1300: 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 boards1365: A person who sees someone fall overboard should __________.
Y a. call for help and keep the individual in sight N b. run to the radio room to send an emergency message N c. immediately jump in the water to assist the individual N d. go to the bridge for the distress flares1379: 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 band1487: You are approaching a disabled vessel in order to remove survivors from it. If your vessel drifts faster than the disabled vessel, how should you make your approach?
Y a. To windward of the disabled vessel N b. To leeward of the disabled vessel N c. Directly astern of the disabled vessel N d. At three times the drifting speed of the disabled vessel1530: Shell plating is __________.
N a. the galvanizing on steel N b. a hatch cover Y c. the outer plating of a vessel N d. synonymous with decking1551: A majority of the crew requests a survey from the American Consul to determine a vessel's seaworthiness. The vessel is found unfit to continue her intended voyage. The Consul allows the vessel to sail to another port where deficiencies can be corrected. The crew must __________.
N a. be discharged and given first class passage back to the original port of signing on in lieu of one month's wages N b. be discharged by the American Consul with additional one month's wages until repairs are made N c. be furnished employment on another vessel returning to the United States which is satisfactory to that crew Y d. comply with the judgment1818: When comparing twin screw tug to single-screw tugs, which statement about a twin-screw tug is FALSE?
N a. If one engine fails, you do not lose control of the tow. N b. It is more maneuverable. Y c. It develops more bollard pull for the same horsepower. N d. It is generally subject to more propeller damage from debris in the water.1823: Chafing gear __________.
N a. reduces and prevents corrosion of standing rigging N b. prevents corrosion of running rigging Y c. reduces and prevents wear caused by the rubbing of one object against another N d. protects the body against extreme cold1823: Chafing gear __________.
N a. reduces and prevents corrosion of standing rigging N b. prevents corrosion of running rigging Y c. reduces and prevents wear caused by the rubbing of one object against another N d. protects the body against extreme cold1844: 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. wedge2084: A copy of the Articles of Agreement, less the signatures, is required to be posted. This document is called the __________.
Y a. Fo'c'sle Card N b. Articles Copy N c. Voyage Agreement N d. Shipping Articles2281: Your vessel has run hard aground in an area subject to heavy wave action. Backing full astern failed to free her. Which action should be taken next?
N a. Continue backing to scour out the bottom. N b. Wait for high tide and then try backing. Y c. Flood empty tanks to increase bottom pressure and prevent inshore creep. N d. Shift weight aft to reduce the forward draft.2311: In a national emergency, when communicating via the Navy, messages are sent by precedence. A message designated FLASH will be delivered within __________.
Y a. 10 minutes if possible N b. 1 to 6 hours N c. 30 minutes to 1 hour N d. 3 hours to start of business the following day2343: When securing a hook to the end of a wire rope you should use __________.
N a. a bowline knot N b. a long splice N c. an overhand knot with a wire rope clip Y d. wire rope clips with a thimble eye2389: What is the area of a circle with a diameter of 17 feet after a sector of 111° has been removed?
N a. 36.94 square ft. Y b. 156.99 square ft. N c. 226.98 square ft. N d. 627.47 square ft.2648: The smallest size of flaw that can be detected on a radiograph examination of a weld will be indicated by the __________.
N a. film speed Y b. penetrometer N c. exposure reading N d. time of exposure2656: What is an example of the term "Restraint of Rulers, Princes, or Peoples" in a marine insurance policy?
Y a. A prohibition from loading a cargo from a country when the cargo may be a carrier of infectious diseases. N b. Arrest of a vessel by legal authorities to satisfy claims through exercise of a maritime lien. N c. Damage caused by riot of the population of a port. N d. Losses caused by fines from polluting the harbor after malfunction of a piping system.2769: You will be advised of any hazardous areas due to the fallout of a nuclear explosive by a message with the code word __________.
Y a. MERWARN N b. NUCLEAR N c. FALLOUT N d. FALLWARN2808: Under the forces of its own weight, the suspended length of line will fall into a shape known as a __________.
N a. polygon N b. holding arc Y c. catenary curve N d. parabolic curve2894: The term "Great Lakes", as defined by the Inland Rules of the Road, includes part of the __________.
N a. Calumet River N b. Chicago River N c. St. Lawrence River Y d. All of the above2931: In a national emergency, when communicating via the Navy, messages are sent by precedence. A message designated FLASH will be delivered within __________.
N a. 3 hours to start of business the following day Y b. 10 minutes if possible N c. 1 to 6 hours N d. 30 minutes to 1 hour2952: Spontaneous heating of coal rapidly accelerates at the approximate minimum temperature of __________.
N a. 88°F Y b. 100°F N c. 111°F N d. 119°F2960: When cutting wire rope, seizings are put on each side of the cut. The seizings prevent the wire from unlaying and also __________.
Y a. maintain the original balance of the tension in the wires and strands N b. prevent moisture from entering between the wires at the cut end N c. forces lubricant from the core to protect the raw, cut end N d. All of the above3439: Horizontal fore or aft motion of a vessel is known as __________.
N a. pitch Y b. surge N c. sway N d. roll3599: What term indicates the outward curvature of the hull above the waterline?
N a. sheer N b. tumble home N c. deadrise Y d. flare3950: In general, an unreinforced vessel can safely navigate in ice provided the concentration does not exceed how many OKTAs?
N a. 1 Y b. 2 N c. 3 N d. 44050: You are on a 120,000 DWT loaded bulk carrier. When anchoring without the aid of tugs, your maximum speed should not exceed how many feet per second?
Y a. 0.5 (0.3 knot) N b. 1.0 (0.6 knot) N c. 1.3 (0.8 knot) N d. 1.75 (1.0 knot)4092: To reconnect a broken tow line, it is better to use a polypropylene messenger line because it __________.
N a. has great strength N b. is very supple Y c. floats N d. absorbs shock by stretching4127: Which lashing device(s) would be used in securing heavy vehicles aboard Ro-Ro vessels?
N a. Buckle or ratchet tensioner N b. Webbing Y c. Chain N d. All of the above4391: A report of casualty to a vessel must include __________.
N a. the estimated cost of damage N b. the amount of ballast on board Y c. the name of the owner or agent of the vessel N d. an evaluation of who was at fault