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13: Your liferaft is to leeward of a fire on the water and riding to its sea anchor. You should FIRST __________.
Y a. boat the sea anchor N b. paddle away from the fire N c. splash water over the liferaft to cool it N d. get out of the raft and swim to safety221: Which statement about the free surface effect is TRUE?
N a. It increases in direct proportion to the length of the tank times the breadth squared. Y b. It decreases at increased angles of heel due to pocketing when a tank is 90% full. N c. It decreases in direct proportion to increasing specific gravity of the liquid in the tank. N d. In practice, the correction is considered to be a virtual reduction of KG.291: A Certificate of Inspection issued to a small passenger vessel describes __________.
N a. the minimum fire extinguishing equipment, lifejackets, survival and rescue craft she must carry N b. the name of the managing operator N c. any special conditions or restrictions on her operation Y d. All the above304: What is the correct interpretation of the flag hoist F 2 1 3 second substitute?
Y a. F2131 N b. F2132 N c. F213213 N d. F213F213442: On the all-purpose nozzle, the position of the valve when the handle is all the way forward is __________.
Y a. shut N b. fog N c. solid stream N d. spray545: The oil transfer procedures aboard a tanker transferring oil are NOT required to contain __________.
Y a. the name of each person designated as the person in charge of transfer N b. a line diagram of the vessel's oil transfer piping N c. special procedures for topping off tanks N d. a description of the deck discharge containment system634: You are fighting a fire in a watertight compartment using hoses and salt water. Stability may be reduced because of __________.
N a. progressive downflooding N b. reduction of water in the storage tanks Y c. increase in free surface which reduces the metacentric height N d. reduction of KG to the minimum allowable736: How many liters of water per person must be carried in lifeboats on a tankship sailing a coastwise route?
N a. None N b. One N c. Two Y d. Three800: The "trimming arm" of a vessel is the horizontal distance between the __________.
N a. LCB and LCF N b. LCF and LCG N c. LHA and LCG Y d. LCB and LCG817: An accommodation ladder or other equally safe and convenient means must be provided for a pilot whenever the distance from the sea level is more than __________.
N a. 20 feet Y b. 30 feet N c. 40 feet N d. 50 feet818: A fire in a transformer terminal would be classified as class __________.
N a. A N b. B Y c. C N d. D998: Fire extinguishers of sizes III, IV, and V are designated as __________.
N a. portable Y b. semi-portable N c. fixed N d. disposable1226: For what purpose may gasoline be used on small passenger vessels?
N a. Heating N b. Lighting N c. Cooking Y d. None of the above1302: A class B fire is most successfully fought by __________.
Y a. preventing oxygen from reaching the burning material N b. cooling the burning material below its ignition temperature N c. using the extinguishing agent to make the burning material fire-resistant N d. using the extinguishing agent to absorb the heat1318: The most effective fire extinguishing agent to use on burning linen is __________.
Y a. water N b. carbon dioxide N c. dry chemical N d. foam1446: A vessel's mean draft is 29'-07". At this draft, the TPI is 152. The mean draft after loading 1360 tons will be __________.
N a. 29'-09" N b. 29'-11" Y c. 30'-04" N d. 30'-07"1822: Which hazard probably would NOT be encountered when entering an empty but uncleaned fish hold?
N a. Lack of oxygen N b. Methane gas N c. Hydrogen sulfide gas Y d. Carbon monoxide1826: Your vessel displaces 747 tons and measures 136'L by 34'B. You ship a large wave on the after deck. What is the reduction to GM due to free surface before the water drains overboard, if the after deck measures 56'L x 34'B and the weight of the water is 58.6 tons?
N a. 6.04 feet N b. 6.23 feet Y c. 6.51 feet N d. 6.76 feet1922: BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND A sailing vessel shall not impede the safe passage of a __________.
Y a. power-driven vessel following a traffic lane N b. pilot vessel enroute to a pilot station N c. law enforcement vessel N d. All of the above2102: The sails are properly set and trimmed. As a vessel heads up from a beam reach to close-hauled the __________.
N a. apparent wind remains steady N b. heeling moment decreases N c. side slip decreases Y d. speed decreases2236: A vessel is limited to a maximum draft of 25'-11". The present drafts are: FWD 24'-10", AFT 23'-02". How much more cargo can be loaded and where should it be located if a drag of 18 inches is desired? (Use the reference material in Section 1, the blue pages, of the Stability Data Reference Book)
N a. 345 tons 124 feet aft of the tipping center N b. 525 tons 18 feet forward of the tipping center N c. 640 tons 74 feet aft of the tipping center Y d. 690 tons 62 feet aft of the tipping center2283: Sails may be wing and wing when_____________.
N a. tacking N b. on a close reach Y c. sailing with the wind aft N d. anchored or drifting2363: Use the material in Section 1, the blue pages, of the Stability Data Reference Book. If the KG is 22.0 feet, and the drafts are: FWD 23'-06", AFT 24'-03"; at what angle will the vessel lose positive stability?
N a. 76° N b. 84° N c. 89° Y d. 98°2554: How is "radio silence" imposed?
Y a. By the On Scene Coordinator (OSC) N b. By the Coast Earth Station (CES) controlling the Distress communications on that frequency N c. It is imposed by the Public Correspondence Station (PCS) controlling the distress communications on that frequency or channel N d. It is imposed by the High Seas Service (HSS) controlling the distress communications on that frequency or channel2581: A continuous watertight bulkhead on a MODU is normally also a(n) __________.
Y a. structural bulkhead N b. exterior bulkhead N c. centerline bulkhead N d. joiner bulkhead2649: Vinyl chloride reacts dangerously with __________.
N a. alkalies Y b. concentrated nitric acid N c. saltwater N d. organic acids2676: A safe fuel system must __________.
N a. prevent engine overheating N b. have proper air/gasoline fuel mixture ratio Y c. be liquid- and vapor-tight N d. supply sufficient air to the intake manifold2835: A vessel heading NNE is on a course of __________.
Y a. 022.5° N b. 045.0° N c. 067.5° N d. 090.0°3005: All vessels having a Certificate of Inspection and operating exclusively in salt water shall be dry-docked or hauled out __________. (small passenger vessel regulations)
N a. once in each calendar year N b. once in each fiscal year N c. at the time of each inspection Y d. at intervals not to exceed 2 years3095: While retrieving the survival craft, the engine should be stopped __________.
Y a. when the craft clears the water N b. when the cable has been attached N c. on approach to the platform N d. at the embarkation3303: Your fireman's outfit includes a(n) __________.
N a. chemical protection face shield N b. approved work vest Y c. self-contained breathing apparatus N d. marlinspike3484: Your 80-ton schooner is hove to on the starboard tack under storm trysail and fore-staysail in 45 knots of wind. Your heading is averaging about 000° true and the wind is from the northeast. There is a dangerous shoal bearing 270° true, range 5 miles. Which action would be appropriate?
N a. You need only stay alert for changes, as your present drift will carry you away from the danger. N b. You should strike all sails and get underway under bare poles, making as much way as possible to the north. N c. You should set a reefed foresail and strike the jib. Y d. You should tack or jibe to the port tack and make all possible headway to the south.3510: When required, the steering gear, whistle, and the means of communication between the pilothouse and the engine room on a passenger vessel shall be tested by an officer of the vessel within a period of not more than how many hours prior to departure?
N a. 4 N b. 8 Y c. 12 N d. 243645: Signaling devices which are required on inflatable liferafts include __________.
N a. a rocket shoulder rifle N b. an oil lantern Y c. red flares N d. an air horn3696: The equipment required to remove an on-deck oil spill on a barge transferring oil must either be carried on board or __________.
N a. on a tug standing by Y b. available by contract with the shore facility N c. kept at the shoreside hose connection during transfer N d. kept in a protected shoreside location readily accessible3753: A shipmate suffers a heart attack and stops breathing. You must __________.
N a. immediately give a stimulant, by force if necessary N b. make the victim comfortable in a bunk N c. administer oxygen Y d. immediately start CPR3992: How many B-II fire extinguishers must be in the machinery space of a 175-foot long fishing vessel propelled by engines with 3300 brake horsepower?
N a. 2 N b. 3 Y c. 4 N d. 54028: Fire protection regulations for towing vessels allow all of these types of fuel piping, EXCEPT ____________ .
N a. steel N b. aluminum in an aluminum-hulled vessel Y c. schedule 80 fire resistant plastic pipe N d. nickel-copper, copper-nickel or annealed copper4192: Alterations or repairs on inspected small passenger vessels must be done __________.
N a. under the direction of the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection N b. in accordance with the regulations of Subchapter "S" (Subdivision and Stability) N c. in accordance with regulations in effect when the vessel was contracted for, as long as the repairs are minor Y d. All of the above4363: Scouring is the result of __________.
Y a. interruption of the normal current flow by the footing N b. elevating in mud-slide zones N c. penetrating rapidly through a hard crust into weaker soils N d. extracting legs from soils with high cohesion4611: On the COASTAL DRILLER, the level of water in each of two pump bilge pits is monitored by __________.
N a. visual sight gages N b. low and high level alarms Y c. hydrostatic alarm switches N d. OSS units (overflow sequence selector units)4687: What is the decrease in vertical moments for the Coastal Driller if 2.5 feet of drill water is discharged from a full drill water tank #23?
N a. 3,464 ft-kips N b. 2,982 ft-kips Y c. 482 ft-kips N d. 161 ft-kips4767: The COASTAL DRILLER is loaded as shown in the Sample Load Form #1 (Rig Move). If the entire contents of the port pipe rack are back-loaded to an offshore supply vessel, how much drill water would have to be transferred from tank #1 to tank #26 to level the vessel in trim?
N a. 62.7 kips N b. 64.4 kips N c. 111.4 kips Y d. 114.9 kips5357: During preloading or elevating the COASTAL DRILLER, jacking-up may continue if the total weight is less than __________.
N a. 21,497 kips N b. 21,297 kips N c. 17,700 kips Y d. 14,400 kips5517: Grinding to eliminate shallow surface defects should be done __________.
Y a. parallel to the longitudinal direction of the chain N b. perpendicular to the direction of the anchor chain N c. diagonally across the link of the anchor chain N d. around the circumference of the chain link5902: The most likely location for a liquid fire to occur on a tanker would be __________.
N a. the midships house N b. at the vent header Y c. in the pumproom N d. at the main deck6693: The litter on a MODU must be able to __________.
N a. carry at least two injured persons N b. float for at least two hours Y c. be used on the types of helicopters serving the unit N d. All of the above6742: With an approved combination nozzle, low-velocity fog is produced by __________.
Y a. inserting an applicator in the nozzle N b. putting the handle of the nozzle in the forward position N c. directing a straight stream of water against the ship's structure N d. the combination nozzle only when the water pressure exceeds 125 psi6755: Each fireman's outfit and its spare equipment on a MODU must be stowed __________.
N a. in a locked cabinet in the machinery space N b. in an unlocked cabinet in the machinery space Y c. in a separate and accessible location N d. at a fire hydrant location6813: The Master or person in charge of a mobile offshore drilling unit shall ensure the crane record book shows __________.
N a. the name of the operator Y b. the American Petroleum Institute name plate data N c. the average load in pounds each usage N d. All of the above7417: You receive a call from the U.S. Coast Guard addressed to all stations. The call begins with the words "Pan-Pan" (3 times). Which type of emergency signal would this be?
N a. Safety signal Y b. Urgency signal N c. Distress signal N d. Red alert signal7578: When a helicopter is lifting personnel from an enclosed lifeboat, the other individuals in the boat should __________.
N a. enter the water in case the person being lifted slips from the sling N b. stand on the outside of the boat to assist the person being lifted N c. remove their life preservers to prepare for their transfer to the helicopter Y d. remain seated inside to provide body weight for stability7595: For a vessel inclined by the wind, multiplying the buoyant force by the horizontal distance between the lines of action of the buoyant and gravity forces gives the __________.
Y a. righting moment N b. vertical moment N c. longitudinal moment N d. transverse moment8186: Your drafts are: FWD 16'-02", AFT 20'-08". Use the blue pages of the Stability Data Reference Book to determine the MT1.
N a. 920 foot-tons N b. 935 foot-tons N c. 960 foot-tons Y d. 980 foot-tons8335: Requirements for H2S preparation and equipment usage aboard MODU's in U.S. offshore waters are administered by the __________.
N a. U.S. Coast Guard N b. U.S. Corps of Engineers Y c. Minerals Management Service N d. American National Standards Institute8412: When abandoning ship and jumping into the water from a substantial height, you should __________.
N a. dive head first using your hands to break the surface of the water N b. hold your arms firmly at your sides and jump feet first N c. throw your life jacket into the water first and then jump feet first into the water next to it Y d. jump feet first, holding onto your life jacket with one hand while covering your nose and mouth with the other8905: When it is necessary to remove a victim from a life threatening situation, the person giving first aid must __________.
N a. pull the victim by the feet Y b. avoid subjecting the victim to any unnecessary disturbance N c. carry the victim to a location where injuries can be assessed N d. place the victim on a stretcher before attempting removal9351: Halon from extinguishers used on a class B fire, should be directed __________.
N a. at the top of the flames Y b. at the base of the fire near the edge N c. in short quick bursts N d. toward the upwind side of the fire9412: Radiation spreads a fire by __________.
N a. transmitting the heat of a fire through the ship's metal N b. burning liquids flowing into another space N c. heated gases flowing through ventilation systems Y d. the transfer of heat across an unobstructed space9634: A fixed carbon dioxide extinguishing system for a machinery space, designed WITHOUT a stop valve in the line leading to the protected space, is actuated by __________.
Y a. one control N b. two controls N c. three controls N d. none of the above