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8: What is NOT an advantage of filler cargo?
Y a. Overcarriage is reduced or eliminated. N b. Dunnage costs are reduced. N c. Voids in the cargo stow are filled. N d. The hold space has maximum utilization.45: Which shallow water effect will increase dramatically if you increase your ship's speed past its "critical speed"?
Y a. Squatting N b. Smelling the bottom N c. Sinkage N d. Bank cushion151: The forecastle card is a copy of the __________.
N a. quarters allocation Y b. shipping agreement N c. Muster List ("Station Bill") N d. unlicensed shipping card from the union180: Your tank vessel is loading a hazardous cargo. The allowance for expansion is based on ambient temperatures of what maximum range?
N a. 0°C to 100°C N b. -10°C to 90°C Y c. -18°C to 46°C N d. -40°C to 50°C214: The helm command "meet her" means __________.
Y a. use rudder to check the swing N b. decrease the rudder angle which is on N c. steer more carefully N d. note the course and steady on that heading225: For safety reasons, when assistance towing __________.
N a. the disabled vessel should be towed to the nearest port N b. the disabled vessel should be inspected for flammable gases N c. passengers should always be removed from the disabled vessel Y d. personnel on the disabled vessel should don PFD's229: Which refers to the depth of a petroleum product in a tank?
N a. Outage N b. Ullage N c. Thievage Y d. Innage307: Which type of chemical testing is NOT required of merchant marine personnel?
N a. Pre-employment N b. Periodic N c. Random Y d. Annual409: A tanker is loaded with 5,000 barrels of petroleum. The cargo was loaded at a temperature of 70°F, and the coefficient of expansion is .0004. What is the net amount in barrels of cargo loaded?
N a. 4800 Y b. 4980 N c. 5020 N d. 5200465: Which structural members improve a towing vessel's chance of surviving punctured shell plating?
N a. Stringers N b. Longitudinals Y c. Transverse watertight bulkheads N d. The rake499: 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 above506: With rudders amidships and negligible wind, a twin-screw vessel moving astern with both engines backing will back __________.
N a. to port N b. to starboard Y c. in a fairly straight line N d. in a circular motion507: You are signing on your crew. Which is NOT authorized?
Y a. A man presenting his Chief Mate's license to sign on as able seaman N b. An engineer presenting an MMD endorsed "QMED - any rating" to sign on as an Electrician N c. A man presenting an MMD endorsed as "Able Seaman" to sign on as Bosun N d. A man presenting an MMD endorsed "Steward's Department (F.H.)" to sign on as Chief Cook612: 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 N c. aft of the propellers Y d. about one-quarter of the vessel's length from the stern657: Which space(s) is(are) deducted from gross tonnage to derive net tonnage?
N a. Companions and booby hatches N b. Open structures Y c. Spaces for the exclusive use of the officers or crew N d. Water ballast spaces677: In illustration D044DG, the mooring line labeled "D" is called a(n) __________. (DO44DG )
N a. forward spring line Y b. after spring line N c. waist breast line N d. stern line702: When paying off seamen in a foreign port, where a United States consul is not available, the release must be executed by the seamen and the __________.
N a. representative of the foreign country N b. local port authority representative Y c. Master of the vessel N d. ship's union delegate707: Is tripping limited to harbor and coastal towing?
Y a. No! Forces tending to capsize a tug are as dangerous on the high seas as they are in harbor and coastal work. N b. Yes! The long towing hawser used in ocean towing eliminates the danger of tripping. N c. No! Tripping is common in ocean towing because of more frequent maneuvering N d. Yes! Because of increased water depths, forces required to capsize a tug are not usually found in ocean towing718: How many board feet of dunnage would you estimate to be in a pile 5 feet wide, 1 foot high and 14 feet long?
N a. 70 Y b. 840 N c. 960 N d. 1080728: How many board feet of dunnage are in a draft 4 feet wide, 1-1/2 feet high and 13 feet long?
N a. 84 N b. 756 Y c. 936 N d. 1021742: Lighter longitudinal stiffening frames on the vessel's side plating are called __________.
Y a. stringers N b. side frames N c. side stiffeners N d. intercostals823: Which statement concerning a 298 GRT inspected tug engaged in towing from Seattle, WA, to Alaska is TRUE?
N a. A licensed Master of Towing Vessels may serve as Master. N b. Crew must be signed on before a Shipping Commissioner. Y c. Each crew member must be issued a certificate of discharge at the time of discharge. N d. No able seamen are required.837: When may foreign licensed or documented personnel be employed on a US-flag towing vessel?
Y a. While on a foreign voyage and outside US jurisdiction, in order to meet manning requirements N b. While operating above the US outer continental shelf N c. On vessels operating on domestic voyages only N d. Never, under any circumstances927: Sluicing or slushing wire rope __________.
N a. prevents internal and external rust and corrosion N b. reduces chafing and increases its useful service life N c. reduces internal friction within the wire Y d. All of the above1037: After an IOPP Certificate is issued to an inspected vessel, how many other surveys of the vessel's pollution prevention equipment are conducted during the period of validity of the certificate?
N a. None N b. One N c. Two Y d. Three1286: The anchors should be dropped well out from the pier while at a Mediterranean moor to __________.
N a. eliminate navigational hazards by allowing the chain to lie along the harbor bottom N b. increase the anchor's reliability by providing a large catenary in the chain Y c. permit the ship to maneuver in the stream while weighing anchors N d. prevent damage to the stern caused by swinging against the pier in the approach1439: Which part provides for transverse control and positioning of a boom in a conventional yard and stay system?
Y a. Guy N b. Shroud N c. Spider N d. Topping lift1462: Two mooring lines may be placed on the same bollard and either one cast off first if __________.
Y a. the eye of the second line is dipped N b. the mooring lines are doubled N c. the bollard has two horns N d. one of the lines is a breast line1486: Which is NOT a part of an anchor?
N a. Bill Y b. Devil's claw N c. Palm N d. Crown1583: Which statement concerning a short splice is TRUE?
N a. It is used to temporarily join two lines together. Y b. A short splice is stronger than two lines joined by a knot. N c. A short splice decreases the diameter of the line. N d. None of the above1617: Using the graph in illustration D008DG, if the dry bulb temperature is 84°, and the wet bulb temperature is 81°, what is the relative humidity in a cargo hold? (D008DG )
N a. 71% N b. 79% N c. 81% Y d. 87%1653: Which tool is used to open the strands of fiber lines when making an eye splice?
N a. Belaying spike Y b. Fid N c. Heaver N d. Pricker1654: Which knot should be used to bend two hawsers together for towing?
Y a. Double carrick bend N b. Fisherman's bend N c. Heaving line bend N d. Rolling hitch1811: You are towing a large barge on a hawser. Your main engine suddenly fails. What is the greatest danger?
N a. The tug and the tow will go aground. N b. The tow will endanger other traffic. Y c. The tow will overrun tug. N d. The tow will block the channel.1974: In a national emergency, when communicating via the Navy, messages are sent by precedence. A message designated PRIORITY will be delivered within __________.
Y a. 1 to 6 hours N b. 30 minutes to 1 hour N c. 3 hours to start of business the following day N d. 10 minutes if possible1996: Which method should be used to secure a manila line to bitts?
N a. A round turn on the bitt farthest from the strain and then figure eights Y b. A round turn on the bitt closest to the strain and then figure eights N c. Figure eights and then a round turn at the top of both bitts N d. Only figure eights are necessary on both bitts2068: You intend to tow a barge with one tug and expect continuous high winds from the north. To reduce the yaw of your tow, you should __________.
N a. reduce the draft of the barge Y b. shorten one leg of the bridle N c. place bulky deck loads as far aft as possible N d. trim the barge down by the bow2100: The primary purpose of a load line is to establish required __________.
Y a. minimum freeboard N b. GM N c. transverse stability N d. fresh water allowances2129: The exact and complete identification of all cargo on board must be found on the __________.
Y a. Cargo Manifest N b. Mate's Receipt N c. Hatch Report N d. Loading List2178: Segregation of cargoes refers to __________.
Y a. separating cargoes so that the inherent characteristics of one cannot damage the other N b. separating cargoes by destination N c. classifying cargoes according to their toxicity N d. listing the cargoes in order of their flammability2184: The lashings on a stack of containers with interlocking fittings restrain the forces that cause __________.
N a. toppling Y b. racking N c. buckling N d. crushing2216: What is the mechanical advantage, neglecting friction, of tackle number 4? (DO29DG )
N a. 1 N b. 2 N c. 3 Y d. 42236: Another name for the garboard strake is the __________.
Y a. A strake N b. Z strake N c. side keel plate N d. stringer plate2257: "Cribbing" is __________.
Y a. wooden blocks or dunnage placed between a deck load and the deck N b. the chains and shackles used to secure a deck cargo N c. a crate in which a deck cargo is packaged N d. cardboard separation pieces placed between deck loads to prevent chafing2285: While writing in the logbook at the end of your watch, you make an error in writing an entry. What is the proper way of correcting this error?
N a. Remove this page of the log book and rewrite all entries on a clean page. N b. Carefully and neatly erase the entry and rewrite it correctly. N c. Blot out the error completely and rewrite the entry correctly. Y d. Cross out the error with a single line, write the correct entry, and initial it.2387: What is the area of a circle with a diameter of 2 feet after a sector of 60° has been removed?
N a. 0.25 square ft. N b. 0.52 square ft. N c. 2.09 square ft. Y d. 2.62 square ft.2520: When a line is spirally coiled about its end and lying flat on deck, it is said to be __________.
N a. coiled N b. faked Y c. flemished N d. seized2809: 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 valve2854: The term "Great Lakes", as defined by the Inland Rules of the Road, does NOT include __________.
N a. portions of the Chicago River N b. portions of the Calumet River Y c. the St. Lawrence River to Trois Rivieres N d. Saginaw Bay3067: A lashing used to secure two barges side by side, lashed in an "X" fashion, is called a __________.
N a. face wire N b. cross wire Y c. scissor wire N d. breast wire3145: You are the operator of a towing vessel which collides with a buoy and drags it off station. What should you do if the damage to your vessel is not serious?
N a. If the buoy is afloat, no action is necessary. N b. Wait one week and submit form CG-2692 to the nearest Coast Guard Marine Safety or Inspection Office. N c. Immediately notify the nearest Coast Guard Marine Safety or Inspection Office and then submit form CG-2692. Y d. Immediately notify the nearest Coast Guard Marine Safety or Inspection Office and no further action is necessary.3450: Kort nozzles are installed around the propellers of some vessels to __________.
Y a. increase the thrust of the propeller N b. protect the propeller from striking sawyers N c. prevent the propeller from striking barges towed on the hip N d. prevent the propeller from touching bottom in low water3487: 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 pipe3540: While on duty as a look-out, which other duty may you perform?
N a. Sweep down the fo'c'sle N b. Paint any area near your station N c. Overhaul a block, as long as it is at your look-out station Y d. None of the above4068: What produces the MOST dangerous vapors?
Y a. Anhydrous ammonia N b. Camphor oil N c. Methyl alcohol N d. Pentane4108: Any vehicle to be loaded aboard a Ro-Ro vessel must __________.
N a. weigh less than 22 tons Y b. be provided with an effective braking system N c. have securing points with each aperture capable of accepting more than one lashing N d. All of the above4118: Which factor(s) affect lashing requirements aboard Ro-Ro vessels?
Y a. Ship’s characteristics and motion in a seaway N b. Trim of the vessel N c. Wide variations of air temperature N d. All of the above4206: Which piece(s) of equipment is/are required to "twin-up" 30-ton pedestal cranes aboard a crane vessel?
Y a. Equalizing beam N b. Portable power swivel N c. 20-foot container spreader N d. All of the above4239: Which safety precaution(s) should be observed during crane operations?
N a. Checking for proper lifting from beneath the load during cargo operations Y b. Using the proper slings or other lifting devices during cargo operations N c. Relaying communications to port agents on the pier during cargo hoists N d. All of the above4390: When a helmsman receives the command "Right 15 degrees rudder," the helmsman's immediate reply should be __________.
N a. "Rudder is right 15 degrees" N b. "Aye Aye Sir" N c. No reply is necessary, just carry out the order Y d. "Right 15 degrees rudder"