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Deck General

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Choice B

Choice C

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"Avast" means    .

let go

pull

slack off

stop

117040

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"Block stowaae" means    .

having the cargo on pallets

stowing all the cargo for a port in the same area

using port marks on the cargo

using separation cloths to separate different kinds of cargo

117084

1

"Cribbina" is    .

wooden blocks or dunnage placed between a deck load and the deck

the chains and shackles used to secure a deck cargo

a crate in which a deck cargo is packaged

cardboard separation pieces placed between deck loads to prevent chafing

113596

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"Ease the rudder" means to

move the rudder slowly in the direction of the

most recent

rudder command

bring the rudder amidships

decrease the rudder angle

steer the course which is your present heading

110484

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"Free pratique" means that

clearance requirements for all regulatory bodies have been

met

health

requirements have been met and no further quarantine formalities are required

shipment will be made at no cost

tonnage taxes are not required to be paid

115592

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"Hanging a barge off" means to

moor a barge to the bank and leave

remove and deliver a loaded barge from a multiple tow

remove a barge while locking through

tow an empty barge astern

113595

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"Hard right rudder" means

put the rudder over to the right all the way

jam the rudder against the stops

meet a swing to the right, then return to amidships

put the rudder over quickly to 15 right rudder

114082

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"Herringbone" is a term associated with    .

anchoring

mooring

sewing

splicing

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

114582

3

"Ice blink" is    .

the dark

appearance of the underside of a cloud layer due to reflection of a surface of open water

the soft light appearance on the underside of a cloud layer due to reflection from a surface of open water

the yellowish-white glare on the underside of a cloud layer

"water sky"

111304

1

"Limber" is a term associated with

emergency gear

drainage

deck cargo storage

securing gear

138781

0

"Seiche" is defined as a(n)

unusually strong storm system which approaches the Great Lakes System generally from the Northeast

lake current which is predominant during the spring and fall navigation season on the

Great Lakes

oscillation caused by the diminishing of forces which cause lake level fluctuations

higher than normal high water or lower than normal low

water

113887

0

"White Line" is made from

cotton

hemp

manila

sisal

118008

1

A "barrel" is a unit of liquid measure equivalent to    .

40 U.S. gallons at 50F

42 U.S. gallons at 60F

43 U.S. gallons at 65F

45 U.S. gallons at 75F

114010

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A "bowline" is used to    .

join lines of equal size

form a temporary eye (loop) at the end of a line

be a stopper

keep a line from fraying

115569

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A "check" line is    .

a safety line attached to a man working over the side

used to measure water depth

used to slow the headway of a barge

used to measure the overhead height of a bridge

113814

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A "chock" is a    .

deck fitting used to secure mooring lines

casting fitted at the side of a weather deck, used as a fairlead

sharp block of wood used to support

hygroscopic cargo

smoke pipe for the galley stove

111008

0

A "contra-guide" is a type of

bow thruster

cargo gear

steering engine

rudder

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Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

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110900

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A "dangerous cargo manifest" is needed for you to carry a combustible cargo. You should obtain the shipping papers to make this "manifest" from the    .

manufacturer

ABS

Coast Guard

shipper

114015

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A "figure eight" knot is used to

be a stopper

shorten a line

join lines of equal size

keep a line from passing through a sheave

114166

1

A "gypsy" or "gypsy head" is a

punt used for painting over the side

small,

reciprocating steam engine

spool-shaped drum fitted on a winch

swinging derrick

138201

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A "liner" in riveted construction of a vessel is a(n)    .

small plate which fills the aperture between riveted strakes and the vessel framing

backing plate which is used to level the strakes while riveting, and then removed

internal frame to which the side shell is riveted

seam that is welded after riveting is completed

115422

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A "loose" tow may cause all of the following EXCEPT    .

loss of

maneuverability

lines to part

damage to the towing vessel and tow

a saving in the transit time

115060

1

A "Mediterranean moor" should be used when    .

when anchoring in the Mediterranean

when docking stern to a berth

when docking bow to a berth

when anchoring in a strong current

114009

0

A "sheepshank" is used to

keep a line from fraying

join lines of unequal size

stop off a line

shorten a line

113804

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A "skiff hook" is a device used to

shorten the length of catenary in the towline

attach a towline to the eye bolt to the bow of a trailer-able boat

to create a temporary fairlead

join a towline to a pair of towing bridles

114163

0

A "spring line" is a    .

mooring line made of spring lay wire rope

mooring line running diagonally to the keel

mooring line parallel to the keel

wire rope used for securing an anchor buoy

113817

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A "stopper" is    .

a short length of line used for temporarily holding another line

a snatch block for handling a topping lift

an engine order telegraph

the brake on a cargo winch

ABS

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Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

113820

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A "strongback" refers to a

bar securing a cargo port

centerline vertical bulkhead

deep beam

spanner stay

117012

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A "wet cargo" refers to    .

a cargo that will be damaged if it gets wet

bulk liquids

cargoes that will cause

condensation

liquids in containers

114008

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A "whipping" is    .

a messenger

a stopper for nylon line

a U-bolt for securing a cargo whip to the winch drum

turns of twine around a rope end

138807

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A 150-meter vessel is proceeding down the course of a narrow channel in the Great Lakes System. A 60-meter vessel is starting to cross the channel. Which statement is TRUE?

If the smaller vessel is engaged in fishing, he shall not impede the passage of the other vessel.

The crossing vessel has the right of way.

The vessel in the channel must slow to her

steerageway.

The larger vessel is considered to be a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver.

110370

1

A 30,000 DWT tankship is required to have an IOPP certificate when

engaged in the coastwise trade

going foreign

calling at ports in another country signatory to MARPOL 73/78

carrying cargoes listed in the MARPOL regulations

113979

0

A 6x12, two-inch wire rope has

12 strands and a two-inch diameter

12 strands and a

two-inch

circumference

6 strands and a two-inch diameter

6 strands and a

two-inch

circumference

113979

2

A 6x19 wire rope would be

6 inches in diameter and 19 fathoms long

6 inches in circumference with 19 strands

6 strands with 19 wires in each strand

19 strands with 6 wires in each strand

138504

0

A 750 foot passenger vessel operating on the Great Lakes, not subject to SOLAS regulations, is required to carry how many ring life buoys?

24

18

12

6

110642

1

A ballasted vessel sinks enroute to a dry dock. Under these circumstances, the vessel's owner can claim

actual total loss

constructive total loss

general average

particular average

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

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116042

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A band or collar on the top end of a boom to which the topping lift, midships guy, and outboard guys are secured, is called the    .

collar band

guy band

pad eye collar

spider band

114080

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A bench hook is used for

handling of cargo cases

hanging oilskins

sewing canvas

splicing small stuff

114136

0

A block and tackle is "rove to advantage". This means that the

blocks have been overhauled

hauling parts of two tackles are attached

hauling part leads through the movable block

hauling part leads through the standing block

114129

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A block that can be opened at the hook or shackle end to receive a bight of the line is a    .

bight block

gin block

heel block

snatch block

113826

1

A bollard is found on the    .

beach

deck

pier

towed vessel

114132

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A breeches buoy is being rigged from the shore to a stranded vessel. The initial shot line passed to the vessel is normally made fast to a    .

hawser which is used to pass a tail-block and whip to the vessel

hawser with breeches buoy and harness attached

hawser which should be made fast to the vessel below the intended location of the tail-block

tail-block and whip which may be used to pass a hawser to the vessel

115409

7

A bridle for an ocean tow consists of

two chains of equal length

a single nylon pendant rove through a heavy ring free to move on the pendant

two long legs of wire rope shackled to a fishplate

a single length of heavy chain with both ends secured on deck to welded pad eyes

111122

3

A butt is indicated by which letter?

J

F

E

D

D033DG

110860

1

A cargo exception would appear on

a Bill of Lading

the cargo manifest

the Export Declaration

a Letter of Indemnity

118270

1

A cargo of 10,000 barrels of gasoline is loaded at a temperature of 90F, and a cargo temperature of 55F, is expected on this voyage. It has a coefficient of expansion of .0006. How many barrels would you expect to discharge at your destination?

9790

9994

10210

10410

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

117610

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A cargo of canned foodstuff is packed in cartons. Each carton is 36 cubic feet and weighs 340 pounds. The stowage factor of the cargo is

9.5

62

212

237

117610

2

A cargo of canned foodstuffs is packed in cartons. Each carton is 36 cubic feet and weighs 380 pounds. What is the stowage factor of the cargo?

9.5

62

212

237

118270

6

A cargo of fuel oil is loaded whose temperature is 66F. API gravity is

36. The volume correction factor (VCF) is .0005. A cargo temperature of 80F is expected at the discharge port. If 9,000 barrels were loaded, how many gallons would you expect to unload?

375,354

380,646

491,535

498,465

118270

5

A cargo of fuel oil is loaded whose temperature is 66F. API gravity is

36. The volume correction factor (VCF) is .0005. A cargo temperature of 80F is expected at the discharge port. If 9,000 barrels were loaded, how many barrels would you expect to unload?

8,910

8,937

9,063

9,090

118270

4

A cargo of oil has a coefficient of expansion of .0005 per degree F. If this cargo is loaded at 70F, and a cargo temperature of 90F is expected at the discharge port, how many barrels would you expect to unload if you loaded 10,000 barrels?

9,900

9,990

10,010

10,100

117005

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A cargo that has a stowage factor over 40 is known as a    .

hygroscopic cargo

measurement

cargo

stowage cargo

weight cargo

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

111156

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A carling is used aboard ship

as a connecting strap between the butted ends of plating

to stiffen areas under points of great stress between beams

to prevent the anchor from fouling when the brake is released

to provide an extra heavy fitting in a heavy lift cargo rig

117618

3

A case received for shipment has the markings shown. Each carton measures 13" X 15" X 23". What is the total cubic capacity the entire consignment will occupy? (Ignore broken stowage.)

779 cubic feet (22 cubic meters)

992 cubic feet (28 cubic meters)

1,047 cubic feet (30 cubic meters)

112,125 cubic feet (3173 cubic meters)

D043DG

117618

2

A case received for shipment has the markings shown. Each carton measures 13" X 15" X 23". What is the total cubic capacity the entire consignment will occupy if you assume 10% broken stowage?

779 cubic feet (22 cubic meters)

857 cubic feet (24 cubic meters)

1047 cubic feet (30 cubic meters)

112,125 cubic feet (3173 cubic meters)

D043DG

117183

0

A case received for shipment is marked as shown. The portion of the symbol indicated by the letter A is

a stowage sequence marking

the consignee's marking

a stowage mark, showing the top of the case

the symbol for toxic contents

D043DG

115409

9

A chain bridle is preferable to a wire rope towing bridle on a long ocean tow because chain    .

is more flexible and has the ability to absorb shock because of its weight

is less subject to wear and damage from abrasion

requires little maintenance

All of the above

115409

8

A chain bridle is used when towing astern because it    .

is easy to connect

provides an effective catenary and absorbs shock due to its weight

makes rigging a swivel

unnecessary

prevents the tow from yawing by the drag of the chains in a seaway

115282

1

A chain stripper is used to

prevent chain from clinging to the wildcat

clean the marine debris from the chain

flake chain from a boat's chain locker

clean chain prior to an x-ray inspection

110233

0

A change of a documented vessel's name can only be made by the

American Bureau of Shipping

Commissioner of Customs

Treasury

Department

Coast Guard

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

138401

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A channel is stated as having a controlling depth of 38 feet. Which statement is TRUE?

At least 80% of the channel is cleared to the charted depth.

At least 50% of the channel is cleared to the charted depth.

100% of the channel width is clear to 38 feet.

The sides of the channel conform to at least 50% of the controlling depth.

110567

0

A charterer is unable to complete the loading of a vessel during the lay days specified in the charter party. Under these circumstances, the

vessel operator can collect demurrage

ship is authorized extra time to discharge the cargo

charterer must pay dispatch money

effective period of the charter is extended

114182

1

A Chinese stopper (two lines) will hold best when you    .

fasten the bitter ends to the mooring line with half hitches

twist the ends together and hold them in the direction of the pull

twist the ends together and hold them in the direction opposite to the pull

twist the ends together and hold them at right angles to the mooring line

111270

0

A chock    .

is a deck fitting used to shackle gear to the deck

permits easy jettisoning of deck cargo in an emergency

prevents stress concentration in the bulwark

provides openings through the bulwark for mooring lines

117022

0

A claim for cargo damages may be held against the ship owner if such damage is the result of failure of the ship's officers to    .

correct all defects in the ship's construction

ensure the fitness and safety of cargo spaces

ensure adequate packaging of the cargo

prevent delays due to quarantine restrictions

110564

0

A clause in the charter party requires a vessel's owner to pay dispatch money when the vessel    .

changes berths to expedite loading or discharging

does not load and discharge its cargo in the time specified

is not ready to load or discharge cargo

loads and discharges its cargo in less time than specified

118182

5

A combustible liquid with a flash point of 90F would be grade    .

B

C

D

E

113979

5

A common class of wire rope is the 6X37 class. What does the 37 represent?

Number of wires in the inner core

Number of strands per wire rope

Tensile strength of the wire

Number of wires per strand

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

114597

0

A common occurrence when a vessel is running into shallow water is that

the wake is less pronounced

the vessel is more responsive to the rudder

"squat" will cause a decrease in bottom clearance and an increase in draft

All of the above

110710

4

A complaint of unseaworthiness by a majority of crew members to the American Consul is found to be justified after a survey is completed. Who must pay the cost of the survey?

Crew members requesting the survey

American Consul

Master

Vessel's owners

114603

2

A condition where two currents meet at the downstream end of a middle bar can be determined by a

small whirlpool

smooth patch of water

V-shaped ripple with the point of the V pointing downstream

V-shaped ripple with the point of the V pointing upstream

113359

2

A continual worsening of the list or trim indicates    .

negative GM

progressive

flooding

structural failure

an immediate need to ballast

110541

0

A Contract of Affreightment covering the movement of a particular cargo from one designated port to another at a specified rate for each ton of goods loaded is called a    .

bareboat charter party

demise charter party

time charter party

voyage charter party

110866

0

A contract of affreightment is a

Bill of Lading

Bottomry Bond

manifest

Portage Bill

110111

1

A copy of the Articles of Agreement, less the signatures, is required to be posted. This document is called the

Forecastle Card

Articles Copy

Voyage Agreement

Shipping Articles

113354

0

A crack in the deck plating of a vessel may be temporarily prevented from increasing in length by    .

cutting a square notch at each end of the crack

drilling a hole at each end of the crack

slot-welding the crack

welding a doubler over the crack

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110744

0

A crew has signed on for a 3-month voyage. Fourteen days into the voyage a seaman is improperly discharged at the first port of call.

How much pay is he entitled to receive?

14 days

1 month's

14 days and one month's extra

double wages (28 days)

119921

0

A crew member has just fallen overboard off your port side. Which action should you take?

Immediately put the rudder over hard right.

Immediately put the rudder over hard left.

Immediately put the engines astern.

Wait until the stern is well clear of the man and then put the rudder over hard right.

115246

0

A Danforth lightweight anchor does NOT hold well in which type of bottom?

Mud

Grass

Sand

Clay

111151

0

A deck beam does NOT    .

act as a beam to support vertical deck loads

lessen the longitudinal stiffness of the vessel

act as a tie to keep the sides of the ship in place

act as a web to prevent plate wrinkling due to twisting action on the vessel

111272

1

A deck fitting, used to secure line or wire rope, consisting of a single body with two protruding horns is called a

bitt

bollard

capstan

cleat

110880

0

A declaration made by the Master before a U.S. Consul, giving particulars regarding heavy weather or other incidents which may have caused damage to the vessel or cargo, through no fault of the vessel, her officers, or crew is a(n)

cargo addendum

exception report

Master's

declaration

note of protest

114592

0

A deep draft VLCC (100,000 DWT+) navigating in a narrow channel or canal    .

draws more water than when underway in deep water

draws less water with an increase in speed

requires less power for a given speed

steers better under full power

118249

0

A deepwell pump is a type of

screw pump

centrifugal pump

eductor

gear pump

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110292

0

A Deratization Exemption Certificate is valid for a period of    .

no time limit so long as Certificate of Sanitation is valid

no time limit so long as no evidence of rodents aboard

1 year

6 months

115278

3

A design modification of an anchor chain which prevents kinking is the

detachable link

stud link

Kenter link

connecting link

115601

0

A device used to tighten up remaining slack in wire rope when you are making up to a tow in inland waters is a    .

tripping line

tripping bracket

norman pin

steamboat ratchet

111027

5

A disadvantage of using chain lashing on heavy vehicles aboard Ro-Ro vessels is that    .

it is easily damaged

it is affected by temperature

the links lose strength if placed over corners

it has high initial cost

111027

2

A disadvantage of using chain lashing on heavy vehicles aboard Ro-Ro vessels is that it    .

can wrap around cargo

is easily damaged

is affected by temperature

does not absorb shock

111027

3

A disadvantage of using chain lashing on heavy vehicles aboard Ro-Ro vessels is that it is    .

heavy

easily damaged

affected by temperature

costly relative to the strength ratio

110766

0

A disk with a horizontal line through its center, equivalent to the summer load line, is called the    .

deadrise mark

maximum allowable draft mark

Plimsoll mark

tonnage mark

110880

4

A document used to indicate suspected cargo damage caused by rough weather would be the

cargo report

hull damage report

Master's Note of Protest

Unseaworthy

Certificate

110294

0

A document which has a list of names, birthplaces, and residences of persons employed on a merchant vessel bound from a U.S. port on a foreign voyage and is required at every port is called the    .

Certified Crew List

Crew Manifest

Shipping Articles

Muster List ("Station Bill")

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

115305

2

A drift lead indicates that the vessel is dragging anchor when the line is

taut and leading forward

slack

leading out perpendicular to the centerline

leading under the hull

115566

0

A face line is used to    .

prevent barge movement in a lock

secure two barges end-to-end

secure barges to the towboat

secure barges side-by-side

113836

0

A fid is a    .

mallet used when splicing wire rope

sharp pointed crow bar used to unlay wire rope

tapered steel pin used to separate wire rope

tapered wooden pin used when splicing heavy rope

110620

0

A fire has damaged 20 bales of cotton on a freighter loaded with general cargo. This claim would come under

constructive total loss

general average

particular average

total loss of a part

118182

6

A flammable liquid having a Reid vapor pressure of 81X> P.S.I.A. or less and a flash point of 80F or below is grade    .

A

B

C

D

113802

0

A grapnel is a    .

device for securing a chain topping lift

hook to prevent the anchor cable from slipping

device used to drag for a submerged cable or line

type of clam bucket used for discharging bulk cargo

138972

0

A Great Lakes bulk ore vessel would use an "Iron Deckhand" to assist in

unloading bulk cargo

steering the vessel

making the vessel fast to a dock

removing hatch covers

138971

0

A Great Lakes vessel bound for Anticosti Island is exempt from the

IMO Grain Regulations if the vessel meets all of the following standards EXCEPT    .

the metacentric height corrected for free surface

must meet regulatory minimums throughout the voyage

slack surfaces should be in a mound

the longitudinal strength of the vessel must not be imperiled

the Master must ascertain the expected weather conditions enroute

117308

0

A half-height container is used

to carry cargoes of low density

when stowage space is limited

to carry cargoes such as steel products or drums

to double the stowage capacity of the vessel

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

117530

0

A heated bulkhead has the effect on a hygroscopic commodity of

causing moisture to accumulate against the bulkhead

lowering the vapor pressure of the commodity

lowering the dew point of the air

raising the vapor pressure of the commodity

115372

1

A heavy steel curved arch constructed athwartships and above the after deck on a towing vessel is sometimes called a    .

main brace

texas bar

jockey bar

None of the above

115372

4

A heavy steel curved arch constructed athwartships and above the after deck on a towing vessel is sometimes called a    .

chafing bar

Dutch tow bar

carling

None of the above

117307

1

A high cube container is designed specifically to    .

carry low density cargoes

protect fragile cargoes

stow cargoes with concentrated weights such as machinery

carry cargoes of very low stowage factors

117307

0

A high cube container would most likely be used to stow    .

dense bulk cargoes

household

appliances

fragile cargoes

heavy industrial machinery

110106

0

A holder of a license as Master of towing vessels may work each 24 hours for a period not to exceed

6 hours

12 hours

18 hours

24 hours

110106

1

A holder of a license as Operator of Uninspected Towing Vessels may work each 24 hours for a period not to exceed    .

24 hours

18 hours

12 hours

6 hours

113803

0

A hook that will release quickly is a

longshore hook

margin hook

marginal hook

pelican hook

117008

0

A hygroscopic cargo is defined as a cargo    .

capable of absorbing moisture in the form of a gas

capable of giving off moisture in the form of a liquid

that is shipped in a liquid state

that will ignite in contact with water

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110318

0

A journal kept by the officer of the watch in which day to day happenings are recorded regarding the deck department is the    .

cargo record book

deck rough log

bell book

Official Logbook

111007

0

A Kort nozzle is a(n)    .

hollow tube surrounding the propeller used to improve thrust

nozzle attached to a firefighting hose

intake valve on a diesel engine

piston cylinder on a diesel engine

113414

0

A large basin cut into the shore, closed off by a caisson, and used for dry docking of ships is known as a

slipway

graving dock

ground warp

caisson dock

114565

2

A large vessel is equipped with a controllable pitch propeller. Which statement is TRUE?

When dead in the water, it is often difficult to find the neutral position and slight headway or sternway may result.

When going directly from full ahead to full astern, there is complete steering control.

When the vessel has headway and the propeller is in neutral, there is no effect on rudder control.

When

maneuvering in port, full ahead or astern power can usually be obtained without changing shaft RPM.

115571

1

A lashing used to secure three or four barges at a common corner, lashed in an "X" fashion, is called a

scissor wire

towing wire

breast wire

cross wire

110780

0

A license for apprentice mate (steersman) of uninspected towing vessels shall be renewed within what time period before or after the expiration date?

30 days

90 days

6 months

12 months

110780

1

A license issued by the U.S. Coast Guard for apprentice mate (steersman) of Uninspected Towing Vessels is valid for    .

2 years and must be renewed

3 years and must be renewed

5 years and must be renewed

None of the above

110780

2

A license issued by the U.S. Coast Guard for Master of Towing Vessels is valid for    .

2 years and must be renewed

3 years and must be renewed

5 years and must be renewed

life and need not be renewed

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110781

6

A licensed Master of Towing Vessels may NOT serve as the Captain of which towing vessel?

99 GRT towing vessel operating on Chesapeake

Bay

199 GRT towing vessel operating in the Gulf of Alaska

400 GRT towboat operating on the Western Rivers

375 GRT towing vessel operating between Texas and Puerto Rico

110781

1

A licensed Master of Towing Vessels may NOT serve as the person in charge of which towing vessel?

99 GRT towing vessel operating on Chesapeake

Bay

199 GRT towing vessel operating in the Gulf of Alaska

500 GRT towboat operating on the Western Rivers

349 GRT towing vessel operating between Florida and Puerto Rico

110781

3

A licensed Master of Towing Vessels may NOT serve as the person in charge of which towing vessel?

99 GRT towing vessel operating on Chesapeake

Bay

199 GRT towing vessel operating in the Gulf of Alaska

480 GRT towboat operating on the Western Rivers

405 GRT towing vessel operating between Florida and the US Virgin Islands

138871

0

A list man would expect to see any of the following light signals EXCEPT

two red lights

one green light

one white light

one amber light

138874

1

A list signal of one white light indicates that the vessel is    .

on an even keel

listing about 1 to the side the light is displayed on

listing over 5 with the light displayed on the high side

listing, and the chutes should be directed to the side where the light is displayed

110207

0

A load line certificate is valid for how many years?

1

2

3

5

110764

5

A load line is assigned by

the U.S. Customs

the U.S. Department of Energy

the U.S. Army Corps of

Engineers

a recognized classification society approved by the U.S. Coast Guard

115593

0

A long pole with a hook at one end, used to reach for lines, is known as a

pike pole

jack staff

line rod

hooker

114046

0

A long splice in a line    .

is used in running rigging

doubles the size of the line

is only used on fiber rope

is very weak

113818

0

A long ton is    .

1,000 pounds

2,000 pounds

2,240 pounds

2,400 pounds

113581

0

A look-out at the bow sights an object on your port side. How many bell strokes should he sound?

One

Two

Three

Four

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

113587

4

A lookout can leave his station

only when properly relieved

at the end of the watch

15 minutes before the end of the watch

at any time

113587

6

A lookout can leave his station

at the end of the watch

at any time

ONLY when properly relieved

15 minutes before the end of the watch

113589

2

A look-out should report objects sighted using    .

true bearings

magnetic bearings

gyro bearings

relative bearings

117618

1

A lot of special cargo of similar cartons as shown is to be loaded.

What is the total cubic capacity the consignment will occupy if you assume 10% broken stowage?

51 cubic feet (1.5 cubic meters)

58 cubic feet (1.7 cubic meters)

65 cubic feet (2.0 cubic meters)

336 cubic feet (10 cubic meters)

D042DG

117618

0

A lot of special cargo of similar cartons is to be loaded aboard your vessel. You examine one of the cartons of the lot shown. What is the total cubic space the consignment will occupy? (Assume no broken stowage.)

51 cubic feet (1.5 cubic meters)

58 cubic feet (1.7 cubic meters)

336 cubic feet (10 cubic meters)

700 cubic feet (21 cubic meters)

D042DG

117580

0

A lot of special cargo of similar cartons, as shown, is to be loaded. What is the weight of the consignment?

50 pounds

1100 pounds

1200 pounds

1250 pounds

D042DG

110710

0

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

be discharged and given first class passage back to the original port of signing on in lieu of one month's

wages

be discharged by the American Consul with additional one month's wages until repairs are made

be furnished employment on another vessel returning to the United States which is

satisfactory to that crew

comply with the judgment

119800

0

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?

Expanding circle

Sector search

Parallel track pattern

Datum-drift search

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110462

0

A maritime lien may be placed against

any assets that a ship's owner may have

a vessel, cargo, or freight

objects that are fixed and immovable, such as wharves

the vessel only

110880

6

A Master should file a marine note of protest if    .

cargo was received at ship side which was damaged in land transit

longshore labor went on strike in the port causing undue vessel delay

portions of his vessel's cargo were illegally impounded in a foreign port

the vessel encountered heavy weather which might have caused cargo damage

138512

0

A mechanical davit is designed to automatically    .

position the boat at the embarkation station

lift the boat off the inboard chocks

energize the winch for the falls

set the brake on the winch

114053

2

A metal eye spliced into a wire is called a    .

cyclops

fish eye

thimble

chip

113826

0

A metal object on the pier resembling a tree stump and made to receive mooring lines is a    .

bight

bollard

chock

camel

114130

2

A metal ring on the bottom of a block, to which the standing part of a tackle is spliced, is known as a(n)

becket

loop

swivel

eye

114005

0

A method used to make an eye in a bight of line where it cannot be spliced is known as    .

braiding

plaiting

seizing

serving

114003

0

A monkey fist is found on a

heaving line

lead line

manrope

mooring line

113979

1

A mooring line is described as being 6x24, 1-3/4 inch wire rope. What do the above numbers refer to?

Strands, yarns, circumference

Strands, wires, diameter

Wires, yarns, diameter

Strands,

circumference,

wires

114163

2

A mooring line leading 45 to the keel, used to check forward or astern movement of a vessel, is called a

spring line

warp line

bow line

breast line

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

114160

0

A mooring line leading at nearly right anales to the keel is a    .

bow line

breast line

spring line

stern line

114178

0

A mooring line that checks forward motion of a vessel at a pier is a

bow line

forward bow line

stern line

stern breast line

113883

3

A natural fiber rope can be ruined by dampness because it may

rot

shrink

stretch

unlay

113922

0

A new coil of nylon line should be opened by    .

pulling the end up through the eye of the coil

taking a strain on both ends

uncoiling from the outside with the coil standing on end

unreeling from a spool

113922

1

A new coil of nylon line should be opened by    .

pulling the end up through the eye of the coil

uncoiling from the outside with the coil standing on end

taking a strain on both ends

unreeling from a spool

110797

0

A new crewman reports on board. He must be trained in the use of the ship's lifesaving appliances within what time period?

2 months

1 month

2 weeks

Before sailing

113923

3

A normal safe working load for used nylon rope in good condition is

10% of its breaking strain

25% of its breaking strain

33% of its breaking strain

50% of its breaking strain

110806

2

A Notice of Marine Casualty to a vessel must include    .

the estimated cost of damage

the name of the owner or agent of the vessel

an evaluation of who was at fault

the amount of ballast on board

113938

0

A nylon line is rated at 12,000 lbs. breaking strain. Using a safety factor of 5, what is the safe working load (SWL)?

2,000 lbs.

2,400 lbs.

12,000 lbs.

60,000 lbs.

113880

7

A nylon line is rated at 15,000 lbs. breaking strain. Using a safety factor of 5, what is the safe working load (SWL)?

3,000 lbs

5,000 lbs

15,000 lbs

65,000 lbs

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

119407

0

A package contains nitric acid solution and is radioactive. The radiation level at the package surface is .36 millirems per hour. How should this package be labeled?

Radioactive II and oxidizer

Radioactive II and poison

Radioactive I and corrosive

Fissile class I

111212

0

A partial deck in a hold is called a(n)

weather deck

orlop deck

shelter deck

main deck

116012

0

A pelican hook    .

can be released while under strain

is used for boat falls

is used for extra heavy loads

is used for light loads only

116142

0

A periodic thorough examination of the cargo gear proves satisfactory. What percentage of the total gear must be dismantled to determine actual internal condition?

None

10%

25%

100%

110260

0

A Permit to Proceed is issued by the

American Bureau of Shipping

National Cargo Bureau

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Department of Labor

119862

2

A person has fallen overboard and is being picked up with a lifeboat. If the person appears in danger of drowning, the lifeboat should make

an approach from leeward

an approach from windward

the most direct approach

an approach across the wind

110746

2

A person is found operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol. He/she is liable for    .

imprisonment for up to three years

a civil penalty of not more than $5,000

a fine of not more than $3,000

a fine of not more than $10,000

119924

3

A person who sees someone fall overboard should    .

call for help and keep the individual in sight

run to the radio room to send an emergency message

immediately jump in the water to assist the individual

go to the bridge for the distress flares

118182

8

A petroleum liquid has a flash point of 135Fahrenheit. This liquid is classed as a grade    .

B flammable liquid

C flammable liquid

D combustible liquid

E combustible liquid

118182

0

A petroleum liquid has a flash point of 85F. This is a grade    .

B flammable liquid

C flammable liquid

D combustible liquid

E combustible liquid

113893

0

A piece of small stuff (small line) secured to an object to prevent it from going adrift is a    .

lanyard

keeper

noose

stopper

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

111270

1

A post on a dock or wharf used to secure mooring lines or hawsers is called a    .

bitt

bollard

cleat

capstan

118506

1

A precaution you should take before bunkering is to    .

plug the vents

plug the sounding pipes

plug the scuppers

close the lids on the vents

114604

2

A predictable result of a vessel nearing a bank or edge of a channel is that the    .

stern is drawn to the bank as the bow sheers off

bow sheers toward the bank

vessel continues in a straight line, but with greatly reduced maneuverability

vessel will be drawn bodily into the bank unless the engines are stopped

113585

0

A proper look-out must be kept

only in fog

only between the hours of sunset and sunrise

only when entering and leaving port

at all times

119901

0

A racetrack turn would be better than a Williamson turn in recovering a man overboard if    .

the man has been missing for a period of time

the sea water is very cold and the man is visible

there is thick fog

the wind was from astern on the original course

118253

0

A relief valve for a cargo pump is generally installed    .

after the discharge valve

between the pump and discharge valve

after the suction valve

between the pump and suction valve

110806

0

A report of casualty to a vessel must include    .

the estimated cost of damage

an evaluation of who was at fault

the amount of ballast on board

the name of the owner or agent of the vessel

119821

0

A rescue helicopter's hoist area should have a radius of at least

6 feet of clear deck

10 feet of clear deck

25 feet of clear deck

50 feet of clear deck

114002

1

A rolling hitch can be used to

make a temporary eye

mouse a hook

secure a line around a spar

shorten a line

113827

0

A rope ladder with wooden rungs is a

drop ladder

life ladder

Jacob's ladder

jury ladder

113841

0

A rope made of a combination of wire and fiber is known as    .

independent

lang lay

preformed

spring lay

113801

0

A safety shackle is identified by its

shape

pin

certification stamp

color code

114080

2

A sail hook is used for    .

hoisting a windsail

parceling

sewing canvas

testing canvas

111122

1

A seam is indicated by which letter in illustration D033DG?

E

H

L

M

D033DG

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110145

0

A seaman about to be discharged has a Continuous Discharge Book. Which statement is TRUE?

A Certificate of Discharge Form should be attached to the book.

An entry should be made in the book and a Certificate of Discharge Form issued to the

seaman.

If a vessel was on coastwise articles, the record of discharge will be made in the

Official Logbook.

The record of entry in the book must be submitted to the Coast Guard.

110313

0

A seaman assaults the Second Mate and injures him with a beer bottle while the ship is at sea. The incident is logged in the Official Logbook. In subsequent suspension and revocation proceedings against the seaman, according to the regulations,

the Second Mate and the Master must testify as to the facts of the assault

the case will be dismissed if the logbook entries are improperly made

the logbook entry is prima facie evidence of the facts if it complies with the law

the logbook is inadmissible if the logbook entries do not conform to the law

110741

0

A seaman deserts the vessel in a foreign port. What should the Master do with any of the deserter's personal effects remaining on board?

Sell them at auction and deposit the money in the ship's morale or welfare fund.

Donate them to a local charity upon return to the United States.

Transfer them to the appropriate district court of the U.S. at the end of the voyage.

Inventory them, make an

appropriate entry in the Official Logbook and dispose of them at sea.

110314

5

A seaman dies during a voyage.

What is NOT required to be entered into the Official Log?

Statement that the Master has taken custody of the deceased's MMD and passport

An inventory of the money and property

Statement of the wages due

Statement as to the total

deductions to be made from the wages

110140

0

A seaman is entitled by law to a release from Foreign Articles when

intoxicated

the vessel is overloaded

there is a change of home port

there is a change of Master

110140

1

A seaman is entitled by law to a release from Foreign Articles when

intoxicated

deductions are made from wages

injured

the vessel is overloaded

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

119885

0

A seaman is reported missing in the morning and was last seen after coming off the mid-watch. Which type of turn would you use to return to the track-line steamed during the night?

Williamson

Racetrack

180 turn

Anderson

110120

0

A seaman leaves a vessel before it sails from a foreign port. He informs the Chief Officer that he won't return. After the vessel sails, the Chief Officer finds the seaman's work clothes in his locker. How should the Master handle this matter?

Log the seaman as a deserter.

Log the seaman as a fail to join.

Log the seaman for misconduct.

Take no action.

110144

0

A seaman lost his continuous discharge book during the voyage. Upon discharge from Articles, he should be issued a    .

letter of service on company letterhead signed and sealed by the master

Record of Entry in a Continuous Discharge Book for use in applying for a duplicate book

Certificate of Discharge with the white copy forwarded to the Commandant

Mutual Release (CG-2119), and the articles should be annotated as to the loss

110740

1

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?

The account must be either a checking or savings account.

The institution must be insured by the FSLIC or

FDIC.

The account must be opened by the seaman and maintained in the seaman's name.

All of the above are requirements.

110740

0

A seaman may not make an allotment to his    .

minor children

grandparents

brother

mother-in-law

110152

0

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?

1 Month 18 Days

1 Month 16 Days

2 Months

46 Days

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110145

1

A seaman you have just discharged has a Continuous Discharge Book. Which statement is TRUE?

The record of entry in the continuous discharge book shall agree with the entry made in the Ship's Articles.

If the vessel was on coastwise articles, the record of discharge will be made in the

Official Logbook.

An entry should be made in the book and a Certificate of Discharge issued to the seaman.

A Certificate of Discharge form should be attached to the book.

113836

1

A serving mallet is used in

covering wire or fiber rope

forcing fids into a line

dogging hatches

splicing lines

111300

5

A set of interior steps on a ship leading up to a deck from below is know as    .

a companion way

tween decks

stairs

All of the above are acceptable

114130

0

A sheave is a    .

grooved wheel in a block

line to hold a lifeboat next to the embarkation deck

partial load of grain

seaman's knife

110862

0

A shipper of cargo aboard your vessel offers a letter of indemnity for the cargo. This is done in order to obtain a(n)_.

Clean Bill of

Lading

Order Bill of Lading

Straight Bill of Lading

Through Bill of Lading

117065

0

A shore is a piece of securing dunnage that    .

runs from a low supporting level up to the cargo at an angle

is also known as a "distance piece"

is placed on the deck under the cargo to distribute its weight evenly

is run horizontally from a support to the cargo

114049

0

A short splice in a line    .

decreases the size of the line

should be used if the line is going through a block

should only be used in wire rope

doubles the size of the line

115225

1

A short ton is a unit of weight consisting of    .

1,000 pounds

2,000 pounds

2,205 pounds

2,240 pounds

118332

0

A single fitting installed in a pipeline that either blanks off the pipe or allows a full flow passage of a liquid through the pipe is referred to as a

blind flange

pivot coupling

quick-release

coupling

spectacle flange

114552

2

A single-screw vessel going ahead tends to turn more rapidly to port because of propeller    .

discharge current

suction current

sidewise force

thrust

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

119841

0

A situation has occurred in which your vessel must be towed. When the towing vessel passes the towing line to you, you should secure the line

to the base of the foremast

to the forward-most bitts

to the forward part of the deckhouse

at the stern

119842

0

A situation has occurred where it becomes necessary for you to be towed. What action should be taken to prevent your vessel from yawing?

Shift weight to the bow

Shift weight to the center of the boat

Shift weight to the stern

Throw excess weight overboard

113978

1

A six-strand composite rope made up of alternate fiber and wire strands around a fiber core is called

spring lay

lang lay

cable lay

alternate lay

116200

1

A sling is a device used in

hoisting cargo aboard a vessel

hoisting personnel aboard a vessel

securing a small boat to a large vessel

hoisting the anchor

116323

1

A sling is rigged on a piece of pipe weighing 1000 lbs. The angle between the sling legs is 140 and the legs are of equal length. What stress is exerted on each sling leg when the pipe is lifted?

1318 lbs.

1366 lbs.

1414 lbs.

1462 lbs.

114135

0

A small light tackle with blocks of steel or wood that is used for miscellaneous small jobs is called a    .

snatch block

threefold purchase

handy billy

chockablock

114056

0

A smooth, tapered pin, usually of wood, used to open up the strands of a rope for splicing is called a(n)

batten

bench hook

awl

fid

114603

1

A snag or other underwater obstruction may form a    .

V-shaped ripple with the point of the V pointing upstream

V-shaped ripple with the point of the V pointing downstream

small patch of smooth water on a windy day

smoothing out of the vessel's wake

114129

1

A snatch block is a    .

block used only with manila rope

chock roller

hinged block

strong block used for short, sharp pulls

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

114129

2

A snatch block would most likely be used as a    .

boat fall

fairlead

riding pawl

topping lift

116206

0

A spreader bar is used to

increase the lifting capacity

increase the lifting radius

protect the slings

protect the upper part of a load

114163

1

A spring line leads    .

fore and aft from the ship's side

to the dock at a right angle to the vessel

through the bull nose or chock at the bow

through the chock at the stern

114256

1

A stage should only be rigged

over the bow or stern of a vessel

over the flat sides of a vessel

over the open water

over the dockside

118008

2

A standard net barrel of petroleum products is    .

42 gallons at 60F

48 gallons at 70F

50 gallons at 50F

60 gallons at

100F

115276

2

A stopper used in securing the ground tackle for sea that consists of a grab attached to a turnbuckle is a

riding pawl

buckler

devil's claw

locking ring

114550

3

A stream of water immediately surrounding a moving vessel's hull, flowing in the same direction as the vessel is known as    .

directional current

forward current

propeller current

wake current

115183

3

A sufficient amount of chain must be veered when anchoring a vessel to ensure    .

the vessel has enough room to swing while at anchor

the anchor flukes bite into the ocean bottom

there is a sufficient scope of chain to keep the anchor on the bottom

there is more chain out than there is in the chain locker

117162

1

A survey of refrigerated cargo, to certify that proper methods of stowage were utilized, can be conducted by the

American Bureau of Shipping

Occupational

Safety and Health Administration

U.S. Coast Guard

National Cargo Bureau

114123

1

A tackle is "two blocked" when the blocks are    .

equally sharing the load

jammed together

as far apart as possible

rove to the highest

mechanical

advantage

118272

0

A tank holds 400 tons of sea water when filled. How many tons of liquid of specific gravity 0.9300 will it hold when filled to 90% capacity?

326.6

343.2

377.6

390.2

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

118270

3

A tank is loaded with 9,000 barrels of gasoline. The temperature of the product is 80F (27C), and it has a coefficient of expansion of .0008. The net amount of cargo loaded is

8,856 barrels

8,944 barrels

9,072 barrels

9,144 barrels

118270

2

A tank is loaded with 9,000 barrels of gasoline. The temperature of the product is 90F (32C), and it has a coefficient of expansion of .0008.

What is the net amount of cargo loaded?

8856 bbls

8784 bbls

8820 bbls

9216 bbls

118270

9

A tanker is loaded with 12,000 barrels of #2 fuel oil. The temperature of the product is 88F. API gravity is 39.

The volume correction factor (VCF) is .0005. The net amount of cargo in barrels, loaded is    .

12,168

12,006

11,994

11,832

118270

10

A tanker is loaded with 12,000 barrels of #2 fuel oil. The temperature of the product is 88F. API gravity is 39.

The volume correction factor (VCF) is .0005. The net amount of cargo in gallons, loaded is    .

496,944

511,056

650,760

669,240

118270

0

A tanker is loaded with 5,000 barrels of petroleum. The cargo was loaded at a temperature of 70F, and the coefficient of expansion is .0004.

What is the net amount in barrels of cargo loaded?

4800

4980

5020

5200

118270

8

A tanker is loaded with 8,000 barrels of fuel oil. The temperature of the cargo is 50F. API gravity is 37. The volume correction factor (VCF) is .0005. What is the net amount in gallons of cargo loaded?

334,320

337,680

437,800

442,200

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Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

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118270

7

A tanker is loaded with 8,000 barrels of fuel oil. The temperature of the cargo is 50F. API gravity is 37. The volume correction factor (VCF) is .0005. What is the net amount in barrels of cargo loaded?

8,040

8,016

7,984

7,960

114054

0

A temporary wire eye splice made with three wire rope clamps will hold approximately what percentage of the total rope strength?

20%

50%

80%

99%

111068

0

A term applied to the bottom shell plating in a double-bottom ship is

bottom floor

outer bottom

shear plating

tank top

115385

1

A term used to describe the dip in a towline that acts as a shock absorber is    .

catenary

step

shock dip

bight

115372

2

A texas bar    .

prevents the towing hawser from snagging any equipment or gear on deck

may be equipped with a greased, free sliding spool to fairlead the towing hawser

allows the crew access to the fantail

All of the above

111300

0

A thirty pound plate would be

3/8" thick

1/2" thick

3/4" thick

1" thick

110220

0

A tonnage tax is levied according to the    .

deadweight cargo tonnage aboard

displacement tonnage of vessel

gross tonnage of vessel

net tonnage of vessel

115411

4

A tow astern is veering from side to side on its towline. The best way of controlling the action is to

trim the tow by the bow

trim the tow by the stern

list the tow to windward

adjust the length of the towing bridle

115412

3

A tow bridle is attached to the main tow hawser at the    .

bight ring

tow hook

fishplate

swivel

115436

2

A tow can override its tug as a result of    .

a mechanical breakdown on the tug

adverse tidal current conditions

the tug reducing its speed

All of the above

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Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

115530

1

A tow consists of 8 barges: 6 jumbo barges made up 3 abreast and 2 long, with 2 standard barges abreast as lead barges. How long is this tow?

525 feet

545 feet

565 feet

595 feet

115531

0

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    .

main string

push string

power string

face string

115531

1

A tow of 9 barges is made up three abreast by three long. The towboat is faced up to the last barge of the center string. The outer two strings of barges are the    .

port and starboard strings

outer strings

drag strings

side strings

115411

1

A tow that veers to the side on the end of the towline is said to    .

yaw

surge

sway

swing

115374

2

A towing hawser is readied for service by    .

spooling it on a winch cathead

coiling it in a counterclockwise direction on the fantail

faking it on deck in a fore and aft direction

spooling it on a reel lying on its side to prevent rolling

115374

1

A towing hawser should be stowed

in a sealed locker with adequate air circulation

by spooling it on the winch

by faking on a rack

by hanging it in the engineroom

115408

2

A towing hook may be released from the    .

tug's engineroom or the bow

pilot house or aft steering station

forecastle

towing bitts by reaching over and releasing a lever

115418

6

A towing vessel becomes tripped while towing on a hawser astern.

What factor is LEAST important when assessing the risk of capsizing?

Length of the towline

Height of the towline connection

Length of the barge

Direction of opposing force

115418

3

A towing vessel is tripped when

it is overtaken by the tow

it is pulled sideways by the tow

the weight of the towing hawser causes loss of maneuverability

the propeller is fouled by the towing hawser

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Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

115404

4

A towing vessel should be on the crest of a wave at the same time as its tow and in the trough at the same time.

The term used to describe this is

tow strain

catenary length

being in step

Williamson's Tow

115405

5

A towing vessel's capability is BEST measured by horsepower, maneuverability, displacement, and

stability

propeller design

bollard pull

towing winch horsepower

115437

3

A towing winch, that handles a wire towline, must have all of the following EXCEPT a    .

device that evenly spools and tightly winds the towline

brake with holding power appropriate for the vessel's horsepower or bollard pull

brake that can be operated when there is no power available to drive the winch

source of emergency power to operate the winch

115426

2

A towline should be fastened to

the chocks at the bow of a towed vessel

the most forward, centermost point of a towed vessel such as a sturdy bow rail

the mast of a towed sailboat

a secure fitting near the bow of the towed vessel

115417

1

A tug in irons is    .

rudder bound

being tripped by the towline

unable to

maneuver

broached

115434

1

A tug is "in irons" when held in a fixed position by    .

the weight of its tow, its being anchored, or grounded

the towing hawser snagged on the bottom

an adverse current

lack of power or an engine breakdown

114605

1

A tug is best positioned for towing and maneuvering on rivers and other restricted waters where wave action is limited when    .

directly astern and pushing the tow

towing on a hawser

towing alongside and parallel to the vessel it is towing

towing on the hip

115402

0

A tug is to assist in docking an oceangoing vessel on a hawser. The greatest danger to the tug is

from the ship's propeller when making up aft

from being overrun if making up forward

hull damage while alongside passing a hawser

getting in a tripping position

115434

4

A tug may be in danger of tripping when    .

towed sideways by an overwhelming force on the towline

her tow moves parallel to and forward on either side of the tug

the tow is no longer directly astern but moves up on her quarter

All of the above

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Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

115112

0

A tug would NOT assist a ship to steer if the tug is made up to the large vessel    .

by a tow line ahead of the vessel

forward on either bow of the vessel

approximately amidships of the vessel

on the vessel's quarter

115405

1

A tug's horsepower available at the shaft is    .

indicated

horsepower

brake horsepower

dynamic

horsepower

net horsepower

114570

14

A twin screw vessel, making headway with both engines turning ahead, will turn more readily to starboard if you

reverse port engine, apply right rudder

reverse port engine, rudder amidships

reverse starboard engine, apply right rudder

reverse starboard engine, rudder amidships

114570

19

A twin-screw ship going ahead on the starboard screw only tends to move

in a straight line

to port

from side to side

to starboard

114570

3

A twin-screw vessel can clear the inboard propeller and maneuver off a pier best by holding a(n)    .

forward spring line and going slow ahead on the inboard engine

after spring line and going slow astern on the outboard engine

forward spring line and going slow ahead on both engines

forward spring line and going slow ahead on the outboard engine

114571

1

A twin-screw vessel is easier to maneuver than a single-screw vessel because the twin-screw vessel

permits the rudder to move faster

generates more power

can turn without using her rudder

can suck the water away from the rudder

114570

1

A twin-screw vessel with a single rudder is making headway. The engines are full speed ahead. There is no wind or current. Which statement is FALSE?

If one screw is stopped, the ship will turn toward the side of the stopped screw.

The principal force which turns the ship is set up by the wake against the forward side of the rudder.

Turning response by use of the rudder only is greater than on a single-screw vessel.

With the rudder amidships, the ship will steer a fairly steady course.

138829

0

A U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker may use all of the following distinctive lights when escorting ships in ice EXCEPT    .

a single amber rotating light

a single red rotating light

red aircraft warning lights

a single blue rotating light

138826

0

A U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker, while escorting ships in ice, may sound four short and one long blasts on the whistle to indicate that the icebreaker

has become beset in fast ice

is increasing speed; watch for broken ice

has its engines full astern

is increasing the distance between vessels

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Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

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110109

2

A U.S. or foreign flag vessel that does not comply with the Officers Competency Certificates Convention of 1936 may be detained by certain designated officials. These officials include all of the following EXCEPT a/an    .

State Police officer

Coast Guard officer

Coast Guard petty officer

officer of the U.S. Customs Service

110109

3

A U.S. or foreign flag vessel that does not comply with the Officers Competency Certificates Convention of 1936 may be detained by certain designated officials. These officials include all of the following EXCEPT a/an    .

Coast Guard officer

employee of the U.S. Customs Service

Coast Guard petty officer

State Police officer

110241

1

A U.S. vessel engaged in foreign trade must be    .

classed

enrolled

licensed

registered

110402

0

A vessel arrives at the port of San Francisco from Yokohama, Japan.

The passengers fill out the Baggage Declaration and Entry form. A passenger has baggage arriving on another vessel. How must this baggage be handled for U.S. Customs purposes?

It need not be declared at this time.

It must be declared on the same form and marked "Unaccompanied Baggage".

It must be declared on another form entitled "Continuation Sheet".

It must be declared only if the other vessel's name is known.

110141

0

A vessel arrives in a foreign port and the Master is informed that the vessel is being sold to foreign interests. The new owners request that the crew remain on board to complete the voyage. Under these circumstances, the crew    .

has the right to an immediate discharge and transportation to original port of engagement

must remain on board

must comply with the decision made by the Master

must remain aboard until the vessel is delivered to the new owners at a mutually agreed upon port

110401

0

A vessel arrives in San Francisco from a foreign voyage. When MUST the Master make formal entry at the custom house?

Within 24 hours after arrival, Sundays and holidays excepted

Within 48 hours after arrival, Sundays and holidays excepted

Within 48 hours and before all foreign cargo is discharged for that port

Within 24 hours after arrival

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Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110841

0

A vessel arrives in the port of Los Angeles from a foreign port and discharges some of its inward foreign cargo. What additional manifest is required?

Discharge

Manifest

Inward Foreign Manifest

Pro Forma

Manifest

Traveling Manifest

115427

0

A vessel brought alongside should be fended off the towing vessel by

crew members using their arms

a boat hook

fenders

No fending is necessary due to the rugged construction of most towing vessels.

115427

1

A vessel brought alongside should be fended off the towing vessel by

crew members using their arms

a boat hook

fenders

No fending is necessary due to the rugged construction of most towing vessels.

110541

2

A vessel has a charter party for one voyage to carry a full load of manganese from Durban, South

Africa, to Baltimore, Maryland, at a stipulated rate per ton. Which type of contract is involved?

Bareboat charter party

Voyage charter party

Demise charter party

Time charter party

117630

1

A vessel has a deadweight carrying capacity of 10,500 tons. Fuel, water, and stores require 1500 tons. The cubic capacity is 500,000 cubic feet. Which cargo will put her full and down?

Slabs of zinc, SF

7.1

Rolls of barbed wire, SF 55.5

Barrels of tallow,

SF 66.8

Bundles of rubber, SF 140.2

117085

0

A vessel has an amidships superstructure. Which location would be most suitable for main deck stowage of vehicles?

On top of #1 hatch

Beside the hatches, forward of the midships house

On top of the aftermost hatch on the vessel

On top of the hatch immediately aft of the midships house

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110401

1

A vessel has arrived in a U.S. port from a foreign voyage. Preliminary entry has been made. Formal entry at the U.S. Custom House must be made within how many hours after arrival (Sundays and holidays excepted)?

12

24

48

72 without exception

110640

0

A vessel has been damaged by fire. The survey shows the cost of repairs will exceed the value of the repaired vessel. This is an example of a(n)

constructive total loss

salvage loss

actual loss

preferred loss

110141

1

A vessel has been surveyed in a foreign port and found unseaworthy as a result of neglect. A seaman on this vessel is entitled to discharge and

transportation to the port of engagement

one month's pay only

one month's pay or transportation to the nearest U.S. port, whichever is the least amount

one month's pay or transportation to the nearest U.S. port, whichever is the greater amount

110861

0

A vessel has completed loading cargo in the port of San Francisco. What document is signed by the Master stating the terms that goods were delivered and received by the ship?

Bill of Goods

Bill of Lading

Cargo Manifest

Cargo Receipt

111090

3

A vessel having continuous closely spaced transverse strength members is    .

longitudinally

framed

transversely

framed

cellular framed

web framed

138601

0

A vessel in Great Lakes service shall carry anchors in accordance with standards established by the

American Bureau of Shipping

Canadian Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard

underwriter of the vessel

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

111274

0

A vessel is constructed with a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure. Which statement is TRUE?

The aluminum will provide greater resistance to the spread of fire by conduction.

The aluminum structure is usually attached to a steel coaming by a method that insulates the two metals.

If the

superstructure is stressed, an aluminum structure requires additional expansion joints to prevent fracture.

The steel at the area of the aluminum-to-steel connection must be closely checked for galvanic corrosion.

110004

1

A vessel is entering port "A" for the first time and has a Pilot conning the vessel. The Master is unsure that the Pilot is taking sufficient action to prevent a collision. What should the Master do?

Nothing; The Pilot is required by law and is solely responsible for the safety of the vessel.

State his concerns to the Pilot but do not interfere with the handling of the vessel.

Direct the Pilot to stop the vessel and anchor if necessary until the situation clears.

Recommend an alternative action and if not followed relieve the Pilot.

110004

0

A vessel is entering port and has a

Pilot conning the vessel. The Master is unsure that the Pilot is taking sufficient action to prevent a collision. What should the Master do?

Nothing; the Pilot is required by law and is solely responsible for the safety of the vessel.

State his concerns to the Pilot but do not interfere with the handling of the vessel.

Recommend an alternative action and if not followed relieve the Pilot.

Direct the Pilot to stop the vessel and anchor if necessary until the situation clears.

114570

0

A vessel is equipped with twin propellers, both turning outboard with the engines half ahead. If there is no wind or current and the rudders are amidships, what will happen?

The bow will swing to starboard.

The bow will swing to port.

The vessel will steer a zigzag course.

The vessel will steer a fairly straight course.

110710

3

A vessel is found to be seaworthy after a complaint in writing to the American Consul by the Chief and Second Mates. The cost of the survey is to be paid by the

American Consul

Chief and Second Mates

vessel's agent

vessel's owners

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110800

13

A vessel is involved in a casualty.

The cost of property damage includes the    .

loss of revenue while the vessel is being repaired, up to a maximum of $50,000

cost of labor and material to restore the vessel to the service condition which existed before the casualty

damage claims awarded to individuals or companies involved in the casualty, up to a maximum of $50,000

All of the above

110800

12

A vessel is involved in a casualty.

The cost of property damage includes the    .

damage claims awarded to individuals or companies involved in the casualty, up to a maximum of $50,000

loss of revenue while the vessel is being repaired, up to a maximum of $50,000

cost of labor and material to restore the vessel to the service condition which existed before the casualty

All of the above

138303

0

A vessel is loaded to her summer marks for a voyage from Montreal, Canada to Duluth, MN via the Great Lakes System. The voyage has been estimated to take nine (9) days. If the vessel departs Montreal on

September 28th, which of the following statements is TRUE?

The vessel must be at her summer marks when she arrives at Duluth.

The vessel is in violation of the load line requirements.

The vessel's intermediate load line marks may not be submerged after September

30.

The vessel must be at her winter marks by the evening of the third day.

110819

1

A vessel is not required to carry urine specimen collecting kits onboard the vessel only if the individuals directly involved in a Serious Marine Incident can be tested ashore within ?

12 hours

24 hours

32 hours

48 hours

115290

1

A vessel is tide rode when it is

carrying extra rudder to compensate for the current

necessary to adjust the course steered to allow for the current

at anchor and stemming the current

being forced off of a pier by the hydraulic effect of the current

110161

0

A vessel is to make a voyage between New York and San Juan, Puerto Rico, and return. The crew should be signed on    .

Coastwise Articles

Foreign Articles

Intercoastal

Articles

no articles

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

114251

1

A vessel is underway with a work stage rigged over the side. A seaman may work on the stage, but only when

wearing a life jacket

wearing a safety harness secured to the stage

wearing both a life jacket and a safety harness secured to the stage

the vessel is not making way

115290

0

A vessel is wind rode when it is

at anchor and heading into the wind

backing into the wind

carrying lee rudder

necessary to apply a leeway correction to the

course

110860

0

A vessel loads 100 tons of glass jars. The mate on watch discovers that some of the cartons have been damaged and has an exception made on the Bill of Lading. What is this document called?

Damage Bill of Lading

Letter of Indemnity

Non-negotiable Bill of Lading

Unclean Bill of Lading

110847

0

A vessel loads 5000 tons of manganese ore. The railroad cars that brought the ore to the vessel were previously loaded with iron ore so the ore is contaminated. The agent requests the Master to sign a Clean

Bill of Lading and in return the shipper will give him a Letter of Indemnity. What is the best procedure to follow?

Sign a Clean Bill of Lading and accept the Letter of Indemnity.

Refuse to sign a Clean Bill of

Lading.

Sign the Clean Bill of Lading and have the agent countersign it.

Sign a Clean Bill of lading under protest.

118069

0

A vessel loads edible oil in a deep tank through a manhole at the midlength of the tank. In order to fill the tank to maximum capacity, what trim should the vessel have?

Down by the bow

Down by the stern

Down by either the bow or stern

In level trim

131911

1

A vessel must have one approved ring life buoy on board if its length is over how many feet?

6 feet

16 feet

26 feet

36 feet

110481

0

A vessel operating "in class" has met all the requirements of the

ABS or similar society

insurance

company

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Customs

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

138788

0

A vessel operating on the Great

Lakes, and whose position is south of an approaching eastward-moving storm center, would NOT experience

a falling barometer

lowering clouds and drizzle

a southwest to west wind

rain or snow

114593

5

A vessel proceeding along the bank of a river or channel has the tendency to

continue in line with the bank

hug the bank

sheer away from the bank

increase speed

110581

0

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?

Alteration

Deviation

Liberty

Unscheduled stop

110405

1

A vessel puts into the port of Kobe, Japan to discharge cargo. While awaiting completion of the cargo operation, the vessel contracts with a local shipyard to have the hull chipped, scaled, and painted. How is the cost of this maintenance handled with the Collector of Customs?

A declaration is required and duty is involved on the total cost.

No declaration is required since this is considered routine maintenance.

A declaration is made and duty is charged on the materials only.

A declaration is made, but duty is charged on the labor only.

110405

0

A vessel puts into the port of Kobe, Japan, to discharge cargo. The vessel contracts a local shipyard to have the hull chipped and scaled. If the vessel provides the primer and paint, which statement is TRUE?

You need NOT declare the cost of labor, since no duty is involved.

You need NOT declare the cost of labor, since this is considered ship's personnel work.

You MUST declare the cost of labor and pay duty.

You MUST declare the cost of labor, but no duty is charged since labor is involved.

114542

1

A vessel reduces speed without backing. The rate that her speed through the water decreases depends primarily on the    .

vessel's

horsepower

sea state

number of propellers

vessel's

displacement

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110406

0

A vessel sailing from Liverpool to New York puts into Boston, Mass. for emergency repairs. If no inward foreign cargo is to be discharged at that port, which of the following documents is required?

Customs Manifest

Inward Foreign Manifest

Pro Forma

Manifest

Traveling Manifest

113589

1

A vessel spotted at 45 relative can be reported as    .

on the starboard beam

broad on the starboard bow

4 points forward of starboard bow

4 points abaft the starboard beam

115437

4

A vessel that tows astern must have a/an    .

towing winch

method to easily release the towline

oxy-acetylene cutting torch

ax or knife mounted near the towing bitts

114593

2

A vessel traveling down a narrow channel, especially if the draft is nearly equal to the depth of the water, may set off the nearer side. This effect is known as    .

smelling the bottom

squatting

bank suction

bank cushion

138847

0

A vessel which is being assisted by an icebreaker should indicate that he is ready to cast off the towline (if one is used) by    .

displaying code letter "Y" (Yankee)

sounding five short blasts of his whistle

displaying code numeral "5"

sounding one prolonged blast of his whistle

138822

0

A vessel which is being assisted by an icebreaker should indicate that she is ready to cast off the towline by

displaying code letter "Y" (Yankee)

sounding five short blasts on his whistle

displaying code numeral "5"

sounding one prolonged blast on his whistle

138833

0

A vessel which is being assisted by an icebreaker would display a flag hoist consisting of the code numeral "4" when the vessel    .

speed begins to drop

stops

receives ice damage

becomes icebound

114597

5

A vessel will "squat" when it proceeds underway    .

only in deep water

only in shallow water

in all depths of water

only in narrow channels

113822

0

A vessel's "quarter" is that section which is    .

abeam

dead astern

just aft of the bow

on either side of the stern

111552

0

A vessel's bottom will be subjected to tension when weight is concentrated

amidships

aft

at both ends of the vessel

forward

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110231

0

A vessel's Certificate of

Documentation    .

may be retained by the owner at the home port OR kept on the vessel

must be posted under transparent material in the pilothouse

must be carried on board

must be kept on file at the

corporate offices of the owner or operator

110350

0

A vessel's Classification Certificate is issued by the    .

American Bureau of Shipping

National Cargo Bureau

United States

Coast Guard

United States Customs

111511

0

A vessel's light displacement is

12.000    tons. Its heavy displacement is

28.000    tons. When fully loaded it carries 200 tons of fuel and 100 tons of water and stores. What is the cargo carrying capacity in tons?

11,700 tons

15,700 tons

16,000 tons

27,700 tons

114540

0

A VLCC (100,000 DWT+) with a

30,000 Shaft Horsepower Steam Turbine is slow to respond to engine movements and has less stopping power than normal ships because it has a    .

bigger propeller

smaller power to weight ratio

smaller propeller

larger power to weight ratio

114603

0

A V-shaped ripple with the point of the V pointing upstream in a river may indicate a    .

submerged rock, not dangerous to navigation

sunken wreck, not dangerous to navigation

towed-under buoy

All of the above

114593

4

A wedge of water building up between the bow and nearer bank which forces the bow out and away describes

bank cushion

bank suction

combined effect

bend effect

115225

2

A weight of 1,000 short tons is equivalent to    .

1,500 foot-pounds

2,240 long tons

2,000 pounds

2,000 kips

111351

0

A welded joint's effectiveness is considered    .

48%

90%

100%

121%

111516

0

A well in the uppermost deck of a shelter deck vessel which has only a temporary means of closing for the purpose of gaining an exemption from tonnage measurement is called a(n)

exemption space

tonnage deck

cofferdam

tonnage opening

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

114008

2

A whipping on a fiber line

keeps the ends from fraying

strengthens it

protects your hands

becomes part of a splice

115277

2

A wildcat is a    .

deeply-grooved drum on the windlass with sprockets which engage the links of the anchor chain

winch that is running out of control due to a failure of the overspeed trips

line that has jumped off the gypsyhead while under strain

nylon line that parts under strain and whips back in a hazardous

manner

113960

0

A wire rope rove through two single blocks with two parts at the moving block is used for a boat fall. The weight of the 100-person boat is 5 tons. Compute the required breaking strain. Safety Factor - 6, weight per person - 165 lbs., 10% friction per sheave (2 sheaves).

18.30 tons B.S.

20.29 tons B.S.

22.27 tons B.S.

24.31 tons B.S.

113969

0

A wire rope that has been overstrained will show    .

a bulge in the wire where the strain occurred

a decrease in diameter where the strain occurred

a kink in the wire where the strain occurred

no visible effects of an overstrain

111306

0

A wooden deck installed on top of the plating lettered N is known as

spar decking

furring

ceiling

flooring

D033DG

114169

0

A wooden float placed between a ship and a dock to prevent damage to both is called a    .

camel

dolphin

rat guard

wedge

113362

0

A wooden plug fitted tightly in the vent of a damaged tank may prevent the tank from    .

filling completely

developing free surface

developing free surface moment

collapsing

111060

3

Aboard ship, vertical flat plates running transversely and connecting the vertical keel to the margin plates are called    .

floors

intercostals

girders

stringers

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110300

2

According to 33 CFR, on board which type of vessel described below is required to maintain Part II (Cargo/Ballast Operations) of the Oil Record Book?

A ship of 150 gross tons and above, other than an oil tanker.

A non-tanker that carries more than 200 cubic meters of oil in bulk.

Any oil tanker of 100 gross tons and above.

An oil tanker of

150 gross tons and above on domestic voyages only.

110300

8

According to Pollution Prevention Regulations (33CFR), after every designated operation, the Oil Record Book is to be signed by    .

the master

a licensed officer present at the operation designated by the master

person(s) in charge of the operation

person(s) in charge of the operation and a licensed officer present at the operation

110300

9

According to Pollution Prevention Regulations (33CFR), each completed page in the Oil Record Book is to be signed by    .

Coast Guard representative designated by COTP

the master

person(s) in charge of the operation

oil terminal representative

138602

0

According to regulations when, if ever, may cargo hatches on Great Lakes vessels, with more than 6 feet of freeboard, be left uncovered or open while the vessel is being navigated?

If a Mate deems it necessary for ship's maintenance

At the discretion of the Master, for reasonable purposes

On the authority of the Bosun

The hatch may never be uncovered

113989

1

According to the illustration, which of the figures is the preferred method of forming a temporary eye splice using wire rope clips?

A.

B.

C.

D.

D058DG

113989

2

According to the illustration, which of the figures protects the stress bearing end of a wire rope from being crushed while forming a temporary eye splice using wire rope clips?

A.

B.

C.

All the above.

D058DG

111034

5

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 20 tons and 30 tons, when carried on Ro-Ro vessels?

One

Two

Three

None of the above

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

111034

1

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?

One

Two

Three

Four

111034

4

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?

One

Two

Three

None of the above

111034

3

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 30 tons and 40 tons, when carried on Ro-Ro vessels?

One

Two

Three

Four

138843

0

Adequate horsepower is of great importance when a ship is navigating independently in ice. Adequate horsepower is generally considered to exist when the horsepower to length ratio is at least    .

4 to 1 or better

5 to 1 or better

6 to 1 or better

8 to 1 or better

138785

0

Advection fog holds longest over which portions of the lakes?

Northwest

Southeast

Northeast

Southwest

138784

0

Advection fog, a common occurrence on the Great Lakes, forms when

air comes in contact with a rapidly cooling land surface

frigid arctic air moves across the lakes and

becomes saturated

relatively warm air flows over cooler

water

cool air contacts warm river

currents

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110745

0

After a seaman is discharged, at the end of the voyage, the final payment of wages due must be made, whichever is earliest, either within 24 hours after the cargo has been discharged, or    .

within 4 days after the seaman's discharge

prior to the vessel's departure on the next voyage

prior to loading any out-bound cargo

prior to any change of Master

113360

1

After an explosion, repair of emergency machinery and services should be accomplished    .

after control of fire, flooding, and structural repairs

immediately, before the emergency is under control

after control of fire, but before control of flooding

after stability is restored

110372

0

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?

None

One

Two

Three

115090

0

After casting off moorings at a mooring buoy in calm weather, you should    .

go full ahead on the engine(s)

back away a few lengths to clear the buoy and then go ahead on the engines

go half ahead on the engines and put the rudder hard right

go half ahead on the engines and pass upstream of the buoy

110300

4

After each operation involving the transfer of oil or oily mixture, an entry shall be recorded in the Oil Record Book    .

without delay

within 1 hour of completion of the inspection

within 6 hours of completion of the operation

as the operation permits

114240

2

After having been pulled aloft in a bosun's chair on a mast, you must now make yourself fast in the chair prior to painting the mast. You should first    .

have the sailor on deck make the hauling part fast to a cleat on the mast

make the tail of the line leading from the becket bend fast to a padeye on the mast

seize the hauling part and the standing part firmly in one hand to support your weight

frap yourself to the mast to take the strain off the hauling part

119950

16

After inventorying the Naval Control of Shipping publications you find there is no copy of ATP-2, Volume II "Allied Control of Shipping Manual - Bridge Supplement". You should ask for a replacement from the    .

Maritime

Administration

Coast Guard

Chief of Naval Operations

local Operational Control Authority

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

138210

0

After riveting is completed, the joints on the shell of a vessel are generally made watertight by    .

faying

caulking

felt or canvas packing

red lead

113977

0

After splicing an eye in a piece of wire rope, the splice should be parceled and served to    .

strengthen the line

increase its efficiency

prevent hand injury by covering loose ends

make the line more flexible

110322

0

After your vessel has been involved in a casualty, you are required to make your logbooks, bell books, etc., available to    .

attorneys for opposition parties

marine surveyors

U.S. Coast Guard officials

All of the above

110310

2

All entries in the Official Logbook must be signed by the Master and

the Chief Engineer

the person about whom the entry concerns

one other crew member

No other signature is required.

110310

0

All entries in the Official Logbook must be signed by the Master and

the Union Representative

the person about whom the entry concerns

no one else

one other crew member

119511

0

All handling and stowage of packaged hazardous materials on board a domestic vessel engaged in foreign trade shall be done under the supervision of    .

a U.S. Coast

Guard Marine Inspector

an officer assigned to the vessel

the American Bureau of Shipping

the National Cargo Bureau

110808

1

All inspected vessels on unrestricted ocean routes must have equipment on board for testing an individual's

blood

breath

urine

All of the above

113501

0

All of the following records are usually maintained by the watch-standing officers aboard a vessel EXCEPT the

deck logbook

official logbook

compass record book

chronometer error book

118250

0

All of the following steps are taken in starting a centrifugal pump, EXCEPT to    .

set the relief valve

check the lubrication system

vent the pump casing

open the pump suction and discharge valves

110241

0

All U.S. Flag vessels engaged in foreign trade are required to have a(n)

enrollment

license

registry

sea letter

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

116144

0

All wire rope used in shipboard cargo gear must be identified and described in a certificate. The certificate shall certify all of the following EXCEPT the

date of the test

load at which a test sample broke

name of the vessel

number of strands and of wires in each strand

119952

0

Allied Naval Control of Shipping (NCS) has been established. Which statement is TRUE?

The Naval Control of Shipping Organization of each nation will serve their own ships only.

Allied ships, which are at sea when an emergency is declared, will all be controlled by a central authority.

The conduct of US-flag ships in an allied port will be controlled by US NCS authorities.

After Naval Control of Shipping has been established, permission to sail must come from local naval authorities or consular officers.

113845

0

An advantage of nylon rope over manila rope is that nylon rope

can be used in conjunction with wire or spring-lay rope

can be stored on decks exposed to sunlight

can hold a load even when a considerable amount of the yarns have been abraded

gives audible warning of overstress

whereas manila does not

115433

1

An advantage of the modified Christmas Tree towing method is to

increase the towing hawser's catenary and provide more spring

reduce catenary, allow operation in shallower water, and to release one barge without breaking up the entire tow

enable one tug and its crew without any outside assistance to make up or break down the tow

provide rapid delivery of logs from the northwestern

United States to Hawaiian sawmills

111027

1

An advantage of using chain lashing on heavy vehicles aboard Ro-Ro vessels is that it    .

has long life

is light weight

absorbs shock

has fine adjustment

110123

0

An alien crewmember with a D-1 permit leaves the vessel in a U.S. port and fails to return. The first report you make should be to the    .

Customs Service

Immigration

Service

local police

OCMI

114173

0

An example of a messenger is a

fairlead

heaving line

stay

warp

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

115287

2

An example of a modern anchor which has a stock is a(n)

articulated anchor

Flipper Delta anchor

Baldt anchor

Danforth anchor

115287

3

An example of an anchor which has a stock is a    .

Bruce anchor

Dunn anchor

Hook anchor

Danforth anchor

138848

0

An icebreaker assisting a vessel through an ice field would display a visual signal consisting of the code letter "E" (Echo) to signify that

M    M

I am altering my course to

starboard

I am altering my course to port

I am operating astern propulsion

My vessel is stopped and making no way through the water

138821

1

An icebreaker assisting a vessel through an ice field would display a visual signal consisting of the code letter "I" (India) to signify that

M    M

I am altering my course to

starboard

I am altering my course to port

I am operating astern propulsion

My vessel is stopped and making no way through the water

138821

0

An icebreaker assisting a vessel through an ice field would display a visual signal consisting of the code letter "M" (Mike) to signify that

M    M

I am altering my course to

starboard

I am altering my course to port

I am operating astern propulsion

my vessel is stopped and making no way through the water

138846

0

An icebreaker assisting a vessel through an ice field would display a visual signal consisting of the code letter "S" (Sierra) to signify that

M    M

I am altering my course to

starboard

I am altering my course to port

I am operating astern propulsion

My vessel is stopped and making no way through the water

138842

1

An icebreaker displaying a flag hoist which consists of the code letters "WO" (Whiskey Oscar) is indicating that    .

icebreaker support is finished

icebreaker support is commencing

the icebreaker is icebound

the icebreaker is beset

138844

0

An icebreaker may use the code letter "K" to remind ships of their obligation to listen continuously on their radio. This signal may be made by any of the following EXCEPT    .

sound signal

light signal

visual signal

radiotelephone

110863

0

An implied warranty of seaworthiness on the part of the vessel's owner lies in the    .

Cargo Manifest

Certificate of Inspection

Classification

Certificate

contract of carriage, i.e. Bill of Lading

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

115381

0

An intermediate spring is

fitted in each leg of the towing bridle

generally located between the "fishplate" and the main towing hawser

secured at the "H" bitts

usually made of manila hawser

110223

0

An International Tonnage Certificate will be issued to a vessel when it meets several requirements, one of which is that the vessel must

admeasure over 100 GT

be 79 or more feet in length

engage in intercoastal or international trade

be issued a Certificate of Inspection

110371

0

An IOPP Certificate on an inspected vessel is valid for what period of time?

6 months

12 months

18 months

5 years

115418

5

An ocean tow is sinking in deep water. Attempts to sever the towing hawser are unsuccessful. Which action should now be taken?

Abandon the towing vessel.

Radio for

emergency

assistance.

Slip the towline and allow it to run off the drum.

Secure all watertight openings on the towing vessel.

115367

1

An ocean towing bridle should

have equal legs of sufficient length

have a large angle between the legs

be formed on a bight of cable through a ring

never be made up of chain

115409

10

An ocean towing bridle whose legs are of equal length, but too short, may

put excessive strain on each leg

cause unequal distribution of the load to one leg

cause the bridle legs to jump clear of the chocks or fairleads

None of the above

110311

2

An Official Logbook is required on which vessel?

A 150-G.T. tug going from Boston to New Orleans.

A 100-G.T. tug going from New York to San Pedro, California.

A 50-G.T. tug going from Miami to Seattle.

A 199-G.T. tug on a coastwise trip of 650 miles.

110641

0

An underwriter is liable for

loss arising from the subject itself because of its inherent qualities

loss caused by the ordinary evaporation of liquids

loss caused by heavy weather

the natural decay of the vessel due to the passage of time

115280

0

Anchors are prevented from running out when secured by the

brake

devil's claw

pawls

All of the above

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

111558

3

Angular motion about the longitudinal axis of a vessel is known as

pitch

surge

sway

roll

111558

5

Angular motion about the vertical axis of a vessel is called    .

yaw

surge

sway

roll

119207

1

Another name for coal naphtha that would appear on a dangerous cargo manifest is    .

benzene

tar

middle oil

toluene

111120

3

Another name for the garboard strake is the    .

A strake

Z strake

side keel plate

stringer plate

111015

1

Any vehicle to be loaded aboard a Ro-Ro vessel must    .

weigh less than 22 tons

be provided with an effective braking system

have securing points with each aperture capable of accepting more than one lashing

All of the above

110791

0

Anyone voluntarily surrendering their license to a U.S. Coast Guard investigating officer signs a statement indicating that    .

all title to the license is given up for 5 years

their rights to a hearing are waived

they may be issued a new license in 5 years after passing another written examination

All of the above

119401

2

Argon is classified as a    .

corrosive

flammable gas

flammable liquid

nonflammable gas

114517

0

As a rule, ships of most configurations, when drifting in calm water with negligible current, will lie

bow to the wind

beam to the wind

stern to the wind

with the wind on the quarter

114550

2

As a ship moves through the water, it causes a wake, which is also moving forward relative to the sea. In addition to a fore and aft motion, this wake also has a(n)    .

downward and inward flow

downward and outward flow

upward and inward flow

upward and outward flow

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

114550

0

As a ship moves through the water, it drags with it a body of water called the wake. The ratio of the wake speed to the ship's speed is called

propeller velocity

speed of advance

wake distribution

wake fraction

110710

2

As Chief Officer of a vessel underway, it comes to your attention that the vessel is, in some manner, unseaworthy. Under such circumstances the Master is required to take action upon receiving

information of such condition from yourself

notification of such condition from yourself and the Second Officer

notification of such condition from yourself and any other member of the crew

notification of such condition from yourself or the Second Officer

110808

3

As defined in the regulations governing marine casualties a "marine employer" may be the    .

owner

agent

Master

All of the above

113589

0

As look-out, you spot an object 45 off your port bow. You should report the object as    .

broad on the port bow

3 points on the port bow

3 points forward of the port beam

on the port beam

110804

0

As Master or person in charge, you must notify the U.S. Coast Guard if an injury leaves a crewman unfit to perform routine duties for more than

24 hours

48 hours

72 hours

Any amount of time

110314

4

As operator of a 199 GT towing vessel sailing foreign, it shall be your duty to enter in the Official Logbook or other permanent record    .

all information contained on the barge's Certificate of Inspection

the condition of all towing gear to be used

all navigational aids to be used

the barges load line and draft readings

115409

1

As seen from the tow, what should connect the leading ends of both towing bridle legs to the main towing hawser?

A cable clamp

A fishplate, flounder, or towing plate

A pad eye

The towing bitts

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

114550

5

As the propeller turns, voids are formed on the trailing and leading edges of the propeller blades causing a loss of propulsive efficiency, pitting of the blades, and vibration. These voids are known as    .

advance

cavitation

edging

slip

113904

1

As you hold a piece of manila line vertically in front of you, the strands run from the lower left to the upper right. Which type of line is this?

Right-hand laid

Cable-laid

Sennet-laid

Water-laid

113904

2

As you hold a piece of manila line vertically in front of you, the strands run from the lower right to the upper left. Which type of line is this?

Plain-laid

Shroud-laid

Left-hand laid

Water-laid

138654

0

Assume that your vessel has just entered Lake Erie by way of the Welland Canal and is proceeding in a southwesterly direction. Which statement about the aids to navigation you can expect to encounter along the route is TRUE?

The characteristics of buoys and other aids are as if "returning from seaward" when proceeding in this direction.

All aids are maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard, 9th Coast Guard District, Cleveland, Ohio.

All red even-numbered buoys should be kept on your port side when proceeding in this direction.

Lighted aids, fog signals, and radio beacons maintained by Canada are not included in the Great Lakes Light List.

138651

0

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?

Aids to navigation are serviced jointly by the U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard.

Red buoys should be passed down your starboard side.

Green buoys mark the location of wrecks or obstructions which must be passed by keeping the buoy on the right hand.

All solid colored buoys are numbered, the red buoys bearing odd numbers and green buoys bearing even numbers.

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110256

0

At least one reinspection shall be made on each vessel holding a Certificate of Inspection valid for two years. This inspection shall be held between the tenth and fourteenth months of the duration period of the certificate and shall be    .

at the discretion of the inspector, but in no greater detail than required for original certification

at the discretion of the inspector, but in no lesser detail than required for original certification

generally similar in scope to the inspection required for certification, but in less detail

equivalent to the inspection required for certification

119958

1

At the establishment of Naval Control of Shipping (NCS), ships at sea will

stop and await further orders

attempt to make their way to the nearest port of a friendly nation and await further instructions

continue voyages unless in danger areas defined in the advisory or supplemental message

keep radio silence

119954

3

At the outbreak of war your ship is caught in an enemy port. Which statement is FALSE?

You should attempt to contact U.S. Consular officials.

You should attempt to clear for sea before your ship is interned.

You should resist boarding by local officials.

You should try to send a Ship

Hostile Action Report to the NGA (formerly NIMA).

110703

0

At the required fire drill, all persons must report to their stations and demonstrate their ability to perform the duties assigned to them

by the Coast

Guard regulations

in the Muster List ("Station Bill")

by the person conducting the drill

at the previous safety meeting

138877

0

Atmospheres laden with coal dust or grain dust caused by loading these cargoes    .

require loading operations to be shut down until the atmosphere clears

are toxic to human life

are subject to

spontaneous

combustion

may be explosive in some concentrations

115369

0

Back-up wires on a towed vessel provide    .

a factor of safety

additional strength

a distribution of the towing load

All of the above

115432

2

Barges and vessels are ballasted before departure to    .

improve their stability

avoid polluting waters where liquid ballast may not be discharged

prevent free surface effects

allow movement of liquids within the barge for tank cleaning

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

117061

0

Battens are fitted in cargo holds across the frames of the vessel from the turn of the bilge upward. The purpose of these cargo battens is

for securing a snatch block when snaking cargo into the wings of the hold

to prevent cargo from coming in contact with the vessel's frames or shell plating

to provide fittings to which cargo lashings may be secured

to support the dunnage floors which are laid down between tiers of cargo

111154

0

Beams are cambered to    .

increase their strength

provide drainage from the decks

relieve deck stress

All of the above

117303

0

Because of the arrangement of the cell guides, the MOST important factor while loading containers is the

contents of the container

list of the vessel

size of the shoreside crane

weight of the container

110006

0

Before a Master relieves a Pilot of the conn,the    .

Master should foresee any danger to the vessel on the present course

vessel must be in extremis

Master should agree to sign a release of liability form

Master must first request the Pilot to take corrective action

118122

1

Before a tank is to be crude oil washed, the oxygen content in the tank must be measured at a position

immediately above the level of the oil

at the top of the tank

in the vent riser

one meter from the deck

110486

0

Before arriving at the first U.S. port from foreign, you must fill out a Crewman's Landing Permit for each

alien crewmember

crew member

nonresident alien crewmember

unlicensed crew member

115306

0

Before being certified by the American Bureau of Shipping, anchor chains must undergo    .

USCG inspection

a breaking test

x-ray inspection

spectroanalysis

114580

0

Before entering an ice area, the ship should be    .

either trimmed by the head or the

stern

on an even keel

trimmed down by the head

trimmed down by the stern

115436

4

Before leaving port on an ocean tow, a tug captain should assure himself of all the following EXCEPT

the towing hawser can be released quickly in an emergency

the correct navigation lights are rigged and operable on the tug and tow

an insurance underwriter has prepared a presailing survey

a pick-up wire has been rigged on the tow in case of a breakaway.

115217

0

Before letting the anchor go, you should check that the    .

chain is clear

anchor is clear of obstructions

wildcat is disengaged

All of the above

ABS

VER

Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

117401

0

Before loading bulk grain, bilge wells must be covered to    .

add strength to the bilge well strainer

permit rapid flow of water to the bilge wells

prevent cargo sifting into the bilge wells

prevent oil, water, or other liquid from reaching the cargo

119944

0

Besides saving distance along the track line, another advantage of the Scharnow Turn over the Williamson Turn in a man overboard situation is because    .

it is faster

it can be used in both the immediate action and the delayed action situations

in fog, if the turn is started as soon as the man goes over, the vessel will be at the point where he went over when the turn is completed

it returns the vessel to the original track line on a reciprocal course

110818

1

Besides the chemical testing of a mariners breath for alcohol, what other specimen testing for alcohol is acceptable to be taken onboard the vessel after a Serious Marine

Incident?

Saliva

Blood

Hair

None of the above

111129

2

Bilge keels are more effective at dampening rolls as the    .

pitching increases

list increases

rolling increases

draft decreases

113504

0

Bilge soundings indicate    .

the amount of condensation in the hold

whether the cargo is leaking or not

whether the vessel is taking on water

All of the above

115289

0

Buckler plates are    .

triangular-shaped plates connecting the bull chain to the topping lift

metal plates secured over the tops of the hawsepipes

faired shell plates with curvature in two directions

sheets of dunnage used to prevent heavy cargo from buckling the deck plates

117403

0

Bulk cargo refers to    .

cargo which occupies a large volume of space

cargo which

requires

refrigeration

cargo which is very dense

homogeneous cargo not enclosed in a container

118184

0

Butadiene, inhibited, is labeled as a

combustible liquid

flammable gas

flammable liquid

flammable solid

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

138331

0

By definition, a "spar deck" is the

lower most continuous deck not broken by water tight bulkheads

after most weather deck above the main strength deck

upper or weather deck above the main strength deck

deck of light construction below the main or strength deck

110771

1

By law, a user of marijuana shall be subject to    .

loss of pay during the period of such use

reprimand by the US Coast Guard

revocation of license or certificate

termination of employment

110803

0

By law, the maximum penalty for failing (without reasonable cause) to give aid in the case of collision is

one year imprisonment or $500

two years imprisonment or $1000

two years imprisonment or $1500

two years imprisonment or $2000

115183

0

By paying out more anchor cable, you

decrease the holding power of your anchor

decrease the swing of your vessel while at anchor

increase the holding power of your anchor

increase the possibility that your vessel will drag anchor

111211

0

Camber, in a ship, is usually measured in    .

feet per feet of breadth

feet per feet of length

inches per feet of breadth

inches per feet of length

118252

0

Cargo pump relief valves are piped to the    .

cargo pump pressure gauges

crossover lines interconnecting two pumps

suction side of pumps

atmosphere through pump vents

111021

1

Cargo securing for Ro-Ro is based on the concept of    .

solid packing

rapid loading and discharge

vessel loaded full and down to her marks

palletized cargo

117006

2

Cargo that gives off fumes that may contaminate other cargo is known as a(n)_.

delicate cargo

dirty cargo

toxic cargo

odorous cargo

117010

1

Cargo that is highly susceptible to damage by tainting from odorous cargo is called    .

clean cargo

delicate cargo

dry cargo

immune cargo

111013

1

Cargo that is suitable for carriage on Ro-Ro vessels includes    .

trailers

rolling vehicles

containers

All of the above

118032

0

Cargo transfer operations on a tank vessel need NOT be stopped when

a tug comes alongside while the tanker is loading grade D and E cargoes

a large, fresh oil spill is discovered immediately adjacent to the side of the tanker

there is an electrical storm in the vicinity

there is a fire on the dock or on a nearby vessel

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

117012

1

Cargoes that might leak from containers are known as    .

dirty cargoes

caustic cargoes

wet cargoes

bulk cargoes

115382

1

Catenary as applied to tow lines denotes the    .

dip of the line

stretch of the line

strain on the line

length of the line

118245

0

Centrifugal pumps have what advantage(s) over reciprocating pumps?

They are less expensive.

They are smaller for equivalent pumping ability.

They pump more cargo in less time.

All of the above

117042

1

Certain cargoes must be segregated because of their    .

inherent

characteristics

weight

destination

danger to humans

114175

4

Chafing gear    .

reduces and prevents corrosion of standing rigging

prevents corrosion of running rigging

reduces and prevents wear caused by the rubbing of one object against another

protects the body against extreme cold

114175

3

Chafing gear is normally used

for portable fenders

for ground tackle

on the inside of the hawsepipe

on mooring lines

113840

3

Chafing gear is used to    .

increase mechanical advantage on a towing recovery wheel

eliminate yawing of disabled tow

protect towlines from wearing down against edges of vessel

connects towline to trailer eye of disabled tow

114175

2

Chafing gear is used to    .

anchor the boat

pick up heavy loads

protect fiber rope from abrasion

strengthen mooring lines

113840

2

Chafing gear should be placed

at all wearing points of mooring lines

at the bitter ends of all standing rigging

around running rigging

on wire rope only

113960

1

Close link chain of not less the 3/4" (or the wire rope equivalent) is required for lashing deck cargoes of timber. What size flexible wire rope would provide the strength equivalent to 3/4" chain, using a safety factor of 5?

9/16"

1"

1 1/4"

1 3/8"

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Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

113842

0

Coiling new rope against the lay, bringing the lower end up through the center of the coil, then coiling with the lay, in order to remove the kinks, is known as    .

coiling

faking

flemishing

thoroughfooting

118182

4

Combustible liquid is defined as any liquid having a flash point above

40F ( 4C)

80F (27C)

110F (43C)

150F (66C)

118182

3

Combustible liquids are divided into how many grades?

One

Two

Three

Four

138835

0

Commercial ships or other persons or agencies requiring the assistance of Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers should first contact    .

the Canadian

Coast Guard

Ice Sarnia

the Ice Navigation Center

the icebreaker assigned to the area

113926

2

Compared to manila line, size for size, nylon line    .

has less strength than manila line

has more strength than manila line

is equivalent to manila line

will rot quicker than manila line

114594

0

Conditions for crossing a rough bar are usually best at    .

low water slack

high water slack

high water ebb

high water flood

110107

20

Considering manning requirements for US flag vessels, your 2 watch cargo vessel has a deck crew of 20 people, exclusive of officers. How many of these people do the manning regulations require to be able seamen?

13

10

7

5

110103

0

Considering the manning requirements for U.S. vessels (100 gross tons and above), your cargo vessel has a deck crew of 20 men, exclusive of the officers. How many of these men do the manning regulations require to be Able Seamen?

5

7

10

13

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110103

1

Considering the manning requirements for U.S. vessels, your three watch cargo vessel has a deck crew of 20 people, exclusive of the officers. How many of these people do the manning regulations require to be Able Seamen?

13

10

7

5

110300

6

Container vessels are required to maintain an Oil Record Book when the vessel is    ?

150 gross tons and above

200 gross tons and above

300 gross tons above

400 gross tons and above

119400

0

Containers of flammable solids should be conspicuously labeled by the shipper with a    .

green label

red and white label

orange label

yellow label

113359

0

Control of flooding should be addressed    .

first

following control of fire

following

restoration of vital services

only if a threat exists

115242

4

Conventional anchors are least likely to hold in a bottom consisting of

soft clay

hard mud

very soft mud

sand

115242

5

Conventional anchors are least likely to hold in a bottom consisting of

soft clay

hard mud

sand

rock

119400

4

Corrosive liquids and acids should have which kind of label?

Skull and crossbones

Yellow and white

Red and white

White and black

119401

1

Cottonseed oil is classed as a

combustible liquid

flammable liquid

flammable solid

poison B

117009

0

Damage to cargo caused by dust is known as    .

contamination

oxidation

tainting

vaporization

117010

0

Damage to cargo caused by fumes or vapors from liquids, gases, or solids is known as    .

contamination

oxidation

tainting

vaporization

113353

0

Damaged bulkheads often take a permanent set which is independent of the panting or bulge caused by water pressure. To control this, you should    .

install shoring so the shoring supports the damaged bulkheads without pushing on them

install shoring so that it pushes on the damaged bulkhead while supporting it

use jacks or chain falls to remove the set before installing shores

place sandbags by the bulkhead without installing shores

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110568

0

Dead freight is the charge for the

carriage of demise cargo

cost of

transshipment of over-carried cargo

difference in the amount of cargo loaded and the amount of cargo discharged

difference in the amount of cargo loaded and the amount of cargo booked, through no fault of the vessel

110105

0

Deckhands onboard towing vessels shall be divided into 3 watches when on a trip exceeding    .

600 miles

700 miles

800 miles

1000 miles

110105

1

Deckhands onboard towing vessels shall be divided into 3 watches when the trip exceeds    .

1000 miles

800 miles

700 miles

600 miles

119955

0

Defense plans may cause the operation of electronic aids to navigation to be suspended with

no notice

one day's notice

a week's notice

thirty (30) days notice

110561

0

Delivery of a vessel to a charterer is called    .

chartering

dispatching

fixing

tendering

113811

0

Displacement refers to the

cubic capacity of a vessel

deadweight carrying capacity of a vessel

gross tonnage of a vessel

number of long tons of water displaced by a vessel afloat

114137

1

Disregarding friction, a twofold purchase when rove to disadvantage has a mechanical advantage of

2

3

4

5

138406

0

Distances on the Great Lakes System are generally expressed in

miles above the entrance to the St. Lawrence Seaway (MASLW)

miles above the head of the passes (AHP)

nautical miles

statute miles

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110283

0

Due to the nature of a vessel's construction for a particular trade, it does not fully comply with the provisions of SOLAS. Where will this be indicated?

On the Exemption Certificate

On the reverse of the particular SOLAS certificate affected

On the face of the Certificate of Inspection

Nowhere; the vessel must comply to engage in international trade.

117066

0

Dunnage may be used to protect a cargo from loss or damage by

ship's sweat

inherent vice

tainting

hygroscopic

absorption

114585

1

During a period of "whiteout", you should expect which of the following?

Snowfall or blowing snow

Lack of ability to estimate distance

Harsh contrast between sun-illuminated snow cover and the background

Hazy horizons with extensive mirage effects

110804

2

During the course of a voyage, a seaman falls on the main deck and injures his ankle. The Master should submit a Report of Marine Accident, Injury or Death if the    .

injured needs first aid

injured, is unable to perform routine duties

injury results in loss of life only

injury is the result of misconduct

113889

1

During the manufacture of line, yarns are twisted together in the

opposite direction from which the fibers are twisted together to form strands

same direction the fibers are twisted to form strands

opposite direction from which the fibers are twisted together to form the line

opposite direction from which the fibers are twisted together forming cables

111050

5

During which condition should the operator of a pedestal crane shutdown operations?

Bunkering

High winds

Potable water spill on deck

More than 3 list

111050

6

During which condition should the operator of a pedestal crane shutdown operations?

Bunkering barge alongside

Potable water spill on deck

Crane hydraulic hose bursts

Trim greater than 4 feet

111050

7

During which condition should the operator of a pedestal crane shutdown operations?

Lightning

High winds

Fire aboard

All of the above

111050

8

During which condition should the operator of a pedestal crane shutdown operations?

Lightning in the vicinity

An approaching squall line

A fire on the pier

All of the above

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110299

1

Each crewmember has an assigned firefighting station. This assignment is shown on the    .

fire fighting plan

shipping articles

Certificate of Inspection

muster list

138509

0

Each open lifeboat carried on a vessel on an international voyage must have

hand-propelling

gear

a davit span with at least 2 lifelines

a mast and a sail

a motor

116084

0

Electric cargo winches have an overload safety device which normally cuts the current to the winch motor

after torque causes line pull to exceed the rated capacity of the winch

before the line pull reaches the rated capacity of the winch

when the line pull reaches the breaking strength of the fall

before the safe working load of the fall is reached

111019

1

Entries should be made in a Ro-Ro vessels cargo-securing device record book for    .

procedures for accepting cargo securing devices

procedures for maintaining and repairing cargo-securing devices

record of cargo securing device inspections

All of the above

110310

1

Every entry required to be made in the Official Logbook shall be signed by the    .

Mate on watch

Master and Chief Mate or other member of the

crew

Master only

Purser, one of the Mates, and some other member of the crew

115365

3

Fairleads perform the same function as    .

deadeyes

bollards

bitts

chocks

113824

0

Faking a line means to    .

arrange it on deck in long bights

coil it down on deck

put a whipping on it

stow it below

110299

0

Fire and abandon ship stations and duties may be found on the

crewman's duty list

Certificate of Inspection

shipping articles

muster list

110257

1

Fire fighting equipment requirements for a particular vessel may be found on the    .

Certificate of Inspection

Certificate of Seaworthiness

Classification

Certificate

Certificate of Registry

115426

4

Fittings used for towing must be

Coast Guard approved

stamped with maximum working loads

securely fastened

positioned exactly at the bow of the towed vessel

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

118014

0

Flame screens are used to

contain flammable fumes

protect firefighters from flames

prevent flames from entering tanks

keep flames and sparks from getting out of an engine's exhaust system

118182

1

Flammable liquid means any liquid which gives off flammable vapors at or below    .

40F (4.4C)

80F (26.7C)

110F (43.3C)

150F (65.6C)

119400

3

Flammable liquids should have what kind of label?

Skull and crossbones

Yellow

Red

White

114554

1

Flanking rudders effect a vessel's heading because of the    .

effect of the propeller flow on the rudders

water flow due to the vessel's movement through the water

tunnel affect of the water flow past opposing rudders

discharge current being channeled to impinge on the vessel's deadwood

111060

2

Floors aboard ship are    .

frames to which the tank top and bottom shell are fastened on a double bottomed ship

transverse

members of the ships frame which support the decks

longitudinal beams in the extreme bottom of a ship from which the ship's ribs start

longitudinal angle bars fastened to a surface for strength

138790

0

Fog can form in any season on the Great Lakes, but it is most likely to occur over open waters in

summer and early autumn

autumn and early winter

winter and early spring

spring and early summer

110808

2

Following a serious marine incident, a device to test an individuals breath can be used by    .

any individual trained to conduct such tests

the marine employer

qualified medical personnel only

any USCG licensed deck officer

110815

1

Following a Serious Marine Incident, a mariner directly involved in the incident is required to submit a urine specimen for drug testing within

2 hours

12 hours

24 hours

32 hours

110816

1

Following a Serious Marine Incident, a mariner directly involved in the incident is required to submit to alcohol testing within    .

1 hour

2 hours

6 hours

12 hours

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110817

1

Following a Serious Marine Incident, a mariner involved in the incident is prohibited from consuming alcohol until after being tested or

2 hours following the incident

4 hours following the incident

8 hours following the incident

12 hours following the incident

116325

0

For a given weight of cargo, the stress on the heel block of a cargo boom

increases as the cargo closes the head while hoisting

increases if the cargo runner is doubled up

decreases as the boom is topped to a greater angle

is determined by the thrust stresses on the boom

116183

0

For any given pedestal crane, when the boom is lengthened, the lifting capacity is    .

unchanged

increased

eliminated

decreased

114580

1

For operations in pack ice, a vessel should    .

be on an even keel

be trimmed slightly by the head

have a drag of not more than 2 to 3 feet

be ballasted so the forefoot is near the surface

114601

1

For the deepest water when rounding a bend in a river, you should navigate your vessel    .

toward the inside of the bend

toward the outside of the bend

toward the center of the river just before the bend, then change course for the river's center after the bend

in the river's center

118185

0

For the purpose of regulating tank vessels, flammable liquids are liquids which will    .

give off flammable vapors at or below 80F (27C)

have a Reid vapor pressure of 18 pounds or more

give off flammable vapors only above 80F (27C)

sustain

combustion at a temperature at or below 100F (38C)

160104

1

For towing vessels over 100 gross tons that are permitted to maintain a two-watch system, what percentage of the deck crew must be able seamen?

50%

65%

75%

100%

116141

0

For vessels fitted with cargo gear, an initial test of the units under a proof load shall be conducted. Subsequent tests and exams of the same nature shall be carried out at what time interval?

1 year

3 years

4 years

5 years

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110806

1

Form 2692 (Notice of Marine

Casualty), when required, must be filed to the U.S. Coast Guard within how many days?

1 day

3 days

5 days

7 days

115273

0

Forty-five fathoms is marked on the anchor chain by    .

one turn of wire on the first stud from each side of the detachable link

two turns of wire on the second stud from each side of the detachable link

three turns of wire on the third stud from each side of the detachable link

four turns of wire on the fourth stud from each side of the detachable link

115303

2

Fracture damage to the end links of the anchor cable, or to the Jews' harp may be eliminated by    .

using a small diameter

connecting shackle

ensuring the swivel is well lubricated and free to turn

installing the connecting shackle with the bow towards the anchor

securing a piece of wood to the Jews' harp

111060

4

Frames to which the tank top and bottom shell are fastened are called

floors

intercostals

stringers

tank top supports

111517

0

Freeboard is measured from the upper edge of the    .

bulwark

deck line

gunwale bar

sheer strake

111271

1

Freeing ports on a vessel with solid bulwarks    .

prevent stress concentration in the bulwark

permit easy jettison of deck cargo in an emergency

provide openings through the bulwarks for mooring lines

allow water shipped on deck to flow off rapidly

118030

0

Functions aboard a tanker or tank barge such as connecting, disconnecting, and topping off must be supervised by    .

any certificated tankerman

the Master of the vessel

the officer of the watch

the person designated as "person in charge"

113968

0

Galvanizing would be suitable for protecting wire rope which is used for

cargo runners

stays

topping lifts

All of the above

113968

1

Galvanizing would not be suitable for protecting wire rope which is used for

cargo runners

mooring wires

shrouds

stays

138412

0

Generally speaking, the more destructive storms occurring on the Great Lakes usually come from the

northeast or east

southwest or west

northwest or north

southeast or south

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

115242

1

Generally speaking, the most favorable bottom for anchoring is

very soft mud

rocky

a mixture of mud and clay

loose sand

114555

2

Generally, you can best keep a vessel under steering control when the vessel has    .

headway

sternway

no way on, with engines stopped

no way on, with engines full ahead

117510

3

Given a dry bulb temperature of 78F and wet bulb temperature of 66.5F, the dew point is    .

47.0F

51.5F

59.0F

70.0F

115380

2

Good seamanship while towing in heavy weather requires all of the following EXCEPT    .

reducing speed to reduce surging on the towline

lashing down or stowing all loose gear

dogging all hatches and watertight doors

streaming all of your towing hawser

118188

0

Grade D combustible liquids have a maximum flash point of    .

109F

100F

149F

80F

118182

7

Grade E combustible liquids have a flash point of    .

80F to 150F

150F or above

60F to 100F

90F to 120F

138502

1

Great Lakes cargo vessels, having a liferaft stowed more than 100 meters from the bow or stern, must have at least how many liferafts?

One

Two

Three

Four

138502

0

Great Lakes vessels, using liferafts, must have sufficient liferaft capacity on each side of the vessel to accommodate at least    .

50% of the persons on board

100% of the persons on board

100% of the persons normally assigned to those spaces

150% of the crew

111510

0

Gross tonnage indicates the vessel's

displacement in metric tons

total weight including cargo

volume in cubic feet

draft in feet

111558

4

Heave is motion along the

longitudinal axis

transverse axis

vertical axis

centerline axis

113819

0

Holes in the bulwark, which allow deck water to drain into the sea, are

doggers

fidleys

freeing ports

swash ports

111557

5

Horizontal fore or aft motion of a vessel is known as    .

pitch

surge

sway

roll

111557

6

Horizontal transverse motion of a vessel is known as    .

pitch

surge

sway

heave

ABS

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Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

138655

0

How are aids to navigation on the Great Lakes arranged geographically?

In a westerly and northerly direction, except on Lake St. Clair

In an easterly and southerly direction, except on Lake

Erie

In a westerly and northerly direction, except on Lake Michigan

In an easterly and southerly direction, except on the New York State Barge Canal

138210

1

How are riveted lap joints made watertight?

The faying surfaces are coated with white lead (or similar product) before the rivets are set.

A sealing weld bead of 1/8" or less pitch is run along the plate edge.

The plate edge is split close to an adjacent plate and mechanically forced into contact with the adjacent plate.

A properly riveted joint will be watertight; any leakage is stopped by setting up on the rivets.

160101

6

How can the Coast Guard determine that a crew member is "able to understand any order spoken by the officers"?

Require a demonstration by the officer and the crew member

Require a written test

Require that an interpreter be provided

All of the above

111041

2

How could lashing gear used aboard Ro-Ro vessels be stowed when not in use?

Drape along brackets

Hang vertically in a sheltered area

Stow in bins at hatch coming side

All of the above

115434

7

How do the height and location of a tug's towing bitts relate to the danger of tripping?

The further forward and closer to amidships the more readily the tug will trip.

Placement further aft permits more effective pulling, better steering and eliminates the danger of tripping.

Installing the bitts down low lowers the center of gravity.

The height and position of towing bitts has no significance.

113376

0

How do you determine the weight of the vessel that is supported by the ground when a vessel has run aground?

This requires extensive calculation and is usually performed only by a naval architect not by a ship's officer.

Determine the point where aground and the draft at that point, then calculate it using the

grounding formula.

Use the hydrostatic tables and enter with the mean draft before grounding and the mean draft after grounding.

Use the inclining experiment formula and substitute the change of trim for the angle of list.

114606

3

How does a vessel's rate of turn change when entering shallow water?

It is faster.

It is slower.

There is no change.

It remains constant for varying propeller revolutions.

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

138830

0

How does an icebreaker normally free a ship which has become beset while navigating independently?

By backing down the track and cutting out ice on either bow

By approaching from the stern and crossing ahead at an angle of 20 to 30 to the beset ship's course

By overtaking the beset ship, running ahead and then backing down the track to the beset vessel

By approaching the vessel from astern and towing the beset vessel stern first

114596

3

How does the effect known as "bank suction" act on a single-screw vessel proceeding along a narrow channel?

It pulls the stern toward the bank.

It heels the vessel toward the bank.

It pushes the entire vessel away from the bank.

It pulls the bow toward the bank.

114596

2

How does the effect known as "bank suction" act on a single-screw vessel proceeding along a narrow channel?

It pulls the bow toward the bank.

It heels the vessel toward the bank.

It pushes the entire vessel away from the bank.

It pulls the stern toward the bank.

115278

0

How is the size of chain determined?

Length of link in inches

Diameter of metal in link in inches

Links per fathom

Weight of stud cable in pounds

117314

0

How long is the standard container used to measure equivalent units?

10 feet (3 meters)

20 feet (6 meters)

35 feet (11 meters)

40 feet (12 meters)

117601

1

How many board feet of dunnage are in a draft 4 feet wide, 1-1/2 feet high and 13 feet long?

84

756

936

1021

117601

2

How many board feet of dunnage are there in a draft 3 feet wide, 1-1/2 feet high, and 14 feet long?

526

756

876

906

117601

0

How many board feet of dunnage would you estimate to be in a pile 5 feet wide, 1 foot high and 14 feet long?

70

840

960

1080

117613

12

How many cubic feet of space is required to stow 775 tons of a cargo with a stowage factor of 25?

(estimated broken stowage is 15%)

12,916

22,794

25,833

29,397

115271

0

How many fathoms are in a shot of anchor cable?

6

15

20

30

115271

3

How many feet are there in 2 shots of anchor chain?

50

60

180

360

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Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

115367

0

How many legs does the bridle for an ocean tow have?

One

Two

Three

Four

115273

2

How many turns of wire normally mark either side of the detachable link 45 fathoms from the anchor?

1

2

3

4

115435

4

How many wire clips must be used to make a temporary repair to a tow wire?

3

4

5

Wire clips are never, under any circumstances, permitted

114120

2

How much force would be required to lift a weight of 200 lbs. using a gun tackle rigged to disadvantage (do not consider friction)?

50 lbs.

100 lbs.

150 lbs.

200 lbs.

114120

3

How much weight can you lift by applying 100 lbs. of force to a twofold purchase rigged to disadvantage (do not consider friction)?

200 lbs.

300 lbs.

400 lbs.

500 lbs.

116185

17

How should you signal the crane operator to dog everything?

Place both fists in front of your body with thumbs pointing toward each other.

Clasp hands in front of your body.

Extend arm with the palm down and hold this position rigidly.

Extend arm with the thumb pointing up, and flex the fingers in and out.

116185

10

How should you signal the crane operator to hoist?

With forearm vertical and forefinger pointing up, move hand in small horizontal circles.

With arm extended downwards and forefinger pointing down, move hand in small horizontal circles.

Extend arm with fingers closed and thumb pointing upward.

Place both fists in front of body with the thumbs pointing upward.

116185

21

How should you signal the crane operator to lower the boom and raise the load?

Extend arm and point finger in the direction to move the boom.

Extend arm with thumb pointing downward and flex fingers in and out.

With forearm vertical and forefinger pointing up, move hand in small horizontal circles.

With arm extended downwards and forefinger pointing down, move hand in small horizontal circles.

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Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

116185

18

How should you signal the crane operator to lower the boom?

With arm extended and fingers closed, point thumb downward.

With arm extended downwards and forefinger pointing down, move hand in small horizontal circles.

Extend arm with the palm down, and hold this position rigidly.

With hands clasped in front of your body.

116185

12

How should you signal the crane operator to lower?

With forearm vertical and forefinger pointing up, move hand in small horizontal circles.

With arm extended downwards and forefinger pointing down, move hand in small horizontal circles.

Extend arm and point finger in the direction to move the boom.

Extend arm with thumb pointing downward, and flex fingers in and out.

116185

15

How should you signal the crane operator to move slowly?

Use one hand to give any motion signal, and place the other hand motionless in front of the hand giving the motion signal.

Extend arm with the thumb pointing up, and flex the fingers in and out for as long as the load movement is desired.

First tap your elbow with one hand and then proceed to use regular signals.

First tap the top of your head with your fist and then proceed to use regular signals.

116185

14

How should you signal the crane operator to raise the boom and lower the load?

Extend arm with the palm down and hold this position rigidly.

Place both fists in front of your body with thumbs pointing toward each other.

Clasp hands in front of your body.

Extend arm with the thumb pointing up, and flex the fingers in and out for as long as the load movement is desired.

116185

20

How should you signal the crane operator to raise the boom?

Extend arm with the thumb pointing up and flex the fingers in and out.

Place both fists in front of the body with the thumbs pointing upward.

With forearm vertical and forefinger pointing up, move hand in small horizontal circles.

Extend arm with fingers closed and point thumb upward.

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Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

116185

24

How should you signal the crane operator to stop in an emergency?

Extend arm with the palm down and hold this position rigidly.

Place clasped hands in front of your body.

Extend arm and move hand rapidly right and left with the palm down.

Place both fists in front of the body with the thumbs pointing outward.

116185

16

How should you signal the crane operator to stop?

Place both fists in front of your body with the thumbs pointing outward.

With both arms extended out and palms down, move arms back and forth.

Extend arm with the palm down and hold this position rigidly.

Clasp hands in front of your body.

116185

19

How should you signal the crane operator to swing?

With both arms extended out and palms down, move arms back and forth.

With arm extended downwards and forefinger pointing down, move hand in small horizontal circles.

Extend arm and point finger in the direction to move the boom.

Place both fists in front of the body with the thumbs pointing outward.

116185

11

How should you signal the crane operator to use the main hoist?

Use one hand to give any motion signal, and place the other hand motionless in front of the hand giving the motion signal.

Extend arm with the thumb pointing up and flex the fingers in and out for as long as the load movement is desired.

First tap your elbow with one hand,and then proceed to use regular signals.

First tap the top of your head with your fist, and then proceed to use regular signals.

116185

13

How should you signal the crane operator to use the whip line?

Extend arm with the thumb pointing up, and flex the fingers in and out for as long as the load movement is desired.

First tap your elbow with one hand, and then proceed to use regular signals.

First tap the top of your head with your fist, and then proceed to use regular signals.

Use one hand to give any motion signal, and place the other hand motionless in front of the hand giving the motion signal.

117501

3

Hygroscopic cargoes should be ventilated when    .

going from a warm to a cold climate

the dew point of the outside air is greater than the dew point of the air in the hold

the dew point of the air in the hold is very low

the outside dew point is 60F (16C) and the cargo temperature is 54F (12C)

ABS

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Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

114580

14

Ice concentration is measured in tenths. What concentration range of ice corresponds to "Close Pack"?

9 - 10 tenths

7 - 8 tenths

4 - 6 tenths

1 - 3 tenths

114580

11

Ice concentration is measured in tenths. What concentration range of ice corresponds to "Open Pack"?

< 1 tenth

1 - 3 tenths

4 - 6 tenths

7 - 8 tenths

114580

12

Ice concentration is measured in tenths. What concentration range of ice corresponds to 1- 3 tenths?

Very Open Pack

Open Pack

Close Pack

Very Close Pack

138837

0

Ice is often strong enough to halt navigation through the St. Lawrence Seaway by mid-    .

October

November

December

January

110314

6

If a drill required by regulations is not completed, the Master or person in charge must    .

report this immediately to the Commandant of the Coast Guard

log the reason for not completing the drill

conduct two of the required drills at the next opportunity

All of the above

116085

0

If a hydraulic pump on a winch accidentally stops while hoisting, the load will stay suspended because

a check valve will close and prevent reverse circulation

a centrifugal counterweight counteracts the force of gravity.

the electric pump motor will cut out

the control lever will move to the stop position

119502

0

If a Master must jettison a container loaded with hazardous material, he must, as soon as possible, notify the

National Cargo Bureau

Environmental Protection Agency

National

Hazardous

Chemical

Response Center

nearest Captain of the Port

114171

0

If a mooring line should part while you are tying up at a dock, you should make a temporary eye by tying a

becket bend

clove hitch

bowline

square knot

138501

1

If a passenger vessel navigating the Great Lakes is required to carry 8 life buoys, what is the allowable minimum number of these buoys that must have self-igniting lights attached?

8

6

4

2

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Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

115440

0

If a tow sinks in shallow water, you should    .

release it immediately

attempt to beach it before it goes under

pay out cable until it's on the bottom and place a buoy on the upper end

shorten cable to keep it off the bottom

114554

0

If a tug equipped with flanking rudders is to be turned in a confined circle, when going astern, the stern will move to port the quickest if    .

the rudder is hard to port and the flanking rudders are hard to port

the rudder is amidships and the flanking rudders are hard to port

the rudder is hard to port and the flanking rudders are hard to starboard

all rudders are hard to starboard

110290

0

If an alien stowaway is discovered aboard your vessel, his name must be placed on the    .

Alien Crew List

Crew List

Passenger List

separate

Passenger List marked stowaways

116084

1

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

when the line pull reaches the rated winch capacity

after the line pull exceeds the rated winch capacity

after a short buildup of torque

immediately

116081

0

If an electric cargo winch is being used to lift a draft of cargo and the engine room loses all power, which will occur?

A pawl, forced by a spring mechanism, will engage the teeth of the bull gear and hold the load.

An

electromagnetic brake will hold the load where it is suspended.

The load will fall rapidly to the deck unless the foot brake is engaged.

The load will slowly lower to the deck under control of the drag of the winch motor.

113935

0

If given equal care, nylon line should last how many times longer than manila line?

Three

Four

Five

Six

113972

0

If kinking results while wire rope is being coiled clockwise, you should

coil it

counterclockwise

not coil it

take a turn under

twist out the kinks under a strain

117163

0

If reefer spaces are not properly cleaned prior to loading cargo, it will most likely cause    .

mold to develop on commodities

malfunction of the

refrigeration

equipment

contamination of the insulation in the space

All of the above

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

160101

3

If the Master of a US-flag towing vessel replaces any crew member with a non-US citizen, he/she must ensure that the    .

replacement holds a license or document equivalent in experience and training to a mariner holding

US credentials

replacement can communicate with other crew members to the extent required by regulations

vessel is on a foreign voyage, outside US jurisdiction, and not operating above the US outer continental shelf

all of the above

115351

0

If the situation arose where it became necessary to tow a disabled vessel, which statement is TRUE concerning the towing line?

The towing line between the two vessels should be clear of the water.

The towing line should be taut at all times between the vessels.

There should be a catenary so the line dips into the water.

None of the above

115409

5

If the towing bridle legs are not of equal length    .

excessive strain is placed on the shorter leg

the shorter leg may fail

the longer leg is slack

All of the above

115473

0

If the towline parts, you should

start pushing ahead

abandon the towing vessel

retrieve the tow bridle

relieve strain on the retrieving line

115280

1

If the winch should fail while you are hauling in the anchor, what prevents the anchor cable from running out?

Chain stopper

Devil's claw

Hawse ratchet

Riding pawl

110143

0

If there are any changes in the crew in a foreign port, the changes will be made by    .

the Master on the Certified Crew List

the Master on the Shipping Articles

U.S. Consul on the Certified Crew List

U.S. Consul on the Shipping Articles

110840

1

If there is a discrepancy in the cargo totals, between the cargo onboard the vessel and the cargo listed in the cargo manifest, the more accurate account of cargo totals can be found in the    .

Notice of

Readiness

Charter Party

Bill of Lading

Portage Bill

116323

0

If two falls are attached to lift a one-ton load, what angle between the falls will result in the stress on each fall being equal to the load being lifted?

o

O

CD

75

120

150

ABS

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Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

114176

1

If two mooring lines are to be placed on the same bollard, which method is BEST?

Place the eye from the forward line on the bollard and then place the eye from the second line directly over the first.

It makes no difference how the lines are placed.

Place the eye from either line on the bollard, and then bring the eye of the other line up through the eye of the first, and place it on the bollard.

Place both eyes on the bollard, in any manner, but lead both lines to the same winch head on the vessel and secure them on the winch.

118503

0

If you are bunkering and you close off one tank in the line of tanks being filled, the rate of flow to other open tanks on the same line will

increase

decrease

stop

remain constant

110790

0

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?

Issuance of a letter of warning

Suspension of your license

Revocation of your license

A fine placed against your license

117164

0

If you are loading fruit in reefer spaces and you notice that the fruit is beginning to mold, you should

carry the cargo at a cooler

temperature than originally planned

write up exceptions on the cargo

refuse to carry the cargo

discharge CO2 into the

compartment after loading

119512

0

If you carry packaged hazardous cargoes on a break bulk vessel bound foreign, you must    .

stow the

hazardous cargoes on deck available for jettisoning if necessary

remove the hazardous cargo labels from a portable tank after the tank is emptied

have the shipping papers indicate the proper shipping name and the technical name of n.o.s. cargoes

log the receipt of hazardous cargoes in the Official Logbook

110411

0

If you intend to land tulip bulbs from Holland in a U.S. port, they must be inspected by the    .

Animal and Plant Health Service Inspector

Captain of the Port personnel

Quarantine Officer

All of the above

115183

1

If you shorten the scope of anchor cable, your anchor's holding power

decreases

increases

remains the same

has no relation to the scope

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

113966

1

If you were to pass a stopper on a wire rope, what should the stopper be made of?

Wire

Manila

Nylon

Chain

114626

1

If your propeller is racing in rough weather, you should    .

decrease your engine speed

ignore it

increase your engine speed

stop your engine until the rough weather passes

115241

0

If your vessel is dragging her anchor in a strong wind, you should

shorten the scope of anchor cable

increase the scope of anchor cable

put over the sea anchor

put over a stern anchor

110485

0

If, after examination by the Quarantine Officer, your vessel is found to have a specific deficiency, you may be issued

Bill of health

Free Pratique

Notice to Comply

Controlled Free Pratique

114627

0

In a following sea, a wave has overtaken your vessel and thrown the stern to starboard. To continue along your original course, you should

use more right rudder

use more left rudder

increase speed

decrease speed

110143

2

In a foreign port with a consulate, the U.S. Consul may excuse the Master from personally appearing before him to consent to the mutual release of an injured seaman, when the

injury requires immediate inpatient hospitalization of the seaman

Master authorizes the agent to act in his place

ship is still in port and the seaman can appear before the Consul after medical treatment

seaman also consents to the absence, and there is no dispute as to the wages due

111090

1

In a longitudinally-framed ship, the longitudinal frames are held in place and supported by athwartship members called    .

floors

margin plates

stringers

web frames

119951

33

In a national emergency, when communicating via the Navy, messages are sent by precedence. A message designated FLASH will be delivered within    .

10 minutes

3 hours

30 minutes

6 hours

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

119951

35

In a national emergency, when communicating via the Navy, messages are sent by precedence. A message designated FLASH will be delivered within    .

6 hours

3 hours

10 minutes

30 minutes

119951

3

In a national emergency, when communicating via the Navy, messages are sent by precedence. A message designated FLASH will be delivered within    .

3 hours to start of business the following day

1 to 6 hours

30 minutes to 1 hour

less than 10 minutes

119951

30

In a national emergency, when communicating via the Navy, messages are sent by precedence. A message designated IMMEDIATE will be delivered within    .

30 minutes

3 hours

6 hours

10 minutes

119951

2

In a national emergency, when communicating via the Navy, messages are sent by precedence. A message designated IMMEDIATE will be delivered within    .

3 hours to start of business the following day

1 to 6 hours

30 minutes to 1 hour

10 minutes if possible

119951

32

In a national emergency, when communicating via the Navy, messages are sent by precedence. A message designated IMMEDIATE will be delivered within    .

6 hours

3 hours

10 minutes

30 minutes

119951

1

In a national emergency, when communicating via the Navy, messages are sent by precedence. A message designated PRIORITY will be delivered within    .

6 hours

3 hours

30 minutes

10 minutes

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

119951

28

In a national emergency, when communicating via the Navy, messages are sent by precedence. A message designated PRIORITY will be delivered within    .

6 hours

30 minutes

3 hours

10 minutes

119951

29

In a national emergency, when communicating via the Navy, messages are sent by precedence. A message designated PRIORITY will be delivered within    .

6 hours

10 minutes

30 minutes

3 hours

119951

0

In a national emergency, when communicating via the Navy, messages are sent by precedence. A message designated ROUTINE will be delivered within    .

6 hours

3 hours

30 minutes

10 minutes or less

119900

0

In a racetrack turn, to recover a man overboard, the vessel is steadied for the SECOND time after a turn of how many degrees from the original heading?

60

135

180

360

115380

0

In a tow made up astern, the fishplate

connects the hawser to the bridle

connects the bridle to the tow

keeps the hawser amidships on the tug

is the capping piece on the "H" bitt

111090

0

In a transversely framed ship, the transverse frames are supported by all of the following EXCEPT

girders

longitudinals

side stringers

web plates

119881

0

In a Williamson turn, the rudder is put over full until the    .

vessel has turned 90From her original course

vessel has turned 60From her original course

vessel is on a reciprocal course

emergency turn signal sounds

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110766

8

In addition to the load lines indicated in illustration D003DG, some vessels have a Winter North Atlantic line. Which statement about this load line mark is TRUE?

It is carried on VLCC/ULCC type vessels and allows reduced freeboard considering their size.

It is marked above line B in the diagram.

It is applied to vessels on restricted trade routes between the United Kingdom, Iceland, and Northern European countries.

It applies only to vessels not exceeding 328 ft. navigating in the Winter North Atlantic zones.

115356

0

In astern towing, a tow span, also called the "tow bar" or "towing arch", is used to    .

insure that the hawser leads directly aft as it passes over the stern of the towing vessel

increase the stability of the towing vessel by raising the hawser off the deck

reduce chafing of the towing hawser

prevent fouling of the hawser on deck gear located on the stern of the towing vessel

115181

3

In bad weather, what length of chain should be used with a single anchor?

3 times the depth of water

6 times the depth of water

10 times the depth of water

15 times the depth of water

118151

1

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?

The clean tanks should be ballasted.

The slops should be allowed time to settle.

Chemicals should be added to emulsify the oil.

The dirty ballast tank is crude oil washed.

115184

0

In determining the scope of anchor line to pay out when anchoring a small boat, one must consider the

charted depth of water only

depth of water, including tidal differences

type of line being used for the anchor rope

type of anchor being used

115184

2

In determining the scope of cable to be used when anchoring, what would NOT be considered?

Depth of the water

Character of the holding ground

maintenance cost for the chain

Type of anchor cable

114580

15

In general, a reinforced vessel can safely navigate in ice provided the concentration does not exceed how many tenths?

1-2 tenths

3-4 tenths

5- 7 tenths

8- 9 tenths with ice breaker assistance

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

114580

13

In general, an un-reinforced vessel can safely navigate in ice provided the concentration does not exceed how many tenths?

9 - 10 tenths

6 - 8 tenths

4 - 6 tenths

1 - 3 tenths

119500

0

In handling break bulk hazardous materials, it is forbidden to use

cargo nets

metal bale hooks

pallets

slings

114160

16

In illustration D044DG, the mooring line labeled "A" is called a(n)

onshore stern line

offshore stern line

after breast line

after spring line

D044DG

114160

19

In illustration D044DG, the mooring line labeled "B" is called a(n)

inshore stern line

offshore stern line

after spring line

after breast line

D044DG

114160

23

In illustration D044DG, the mooring line labeled "C" is called a

breast line

shore line

spring line

stern line

D044DG

114160

27

In illustration D044DG, the mooring line labeled "D" is called a(n)

after spring line

forward spring line

waist breast line

stern line

D044DG

114160

12

In illustration D044DG, the mooring line labeled "E" is called a(n)

after spring line

bow spring line

forward breast line

bow line

D044DG

114160

5

In illustration D044DG, the mooring line labeled "F" is called a

bow line

breast line

forward spring line

None of the above

D044DG

114160

7

In illustration D044DG, the mooring line labeled "G" is called a(n)

inshore bow line

offshore bow line

forward breast line

forward spring line

D044DG

114160

33

In illustration D044DG, the mooring line labeled "H" is called a(n)

forward breast line

offshore spring line

offshore bow line

onshore bow line

D044DG

115181

4

In moderate wind and current what should be the length of chain with a single anchor?

5 times the depth of the water in good holding ground

10 times the depth of the water in shallow water

2 times the depth of the water in poor holding ground

8 times the depth of the water in deep water

114598

1

In most cases, when a large merchant vessel enters shallow water at high speed the    .

maneuverability will increase

speed will increase

bow will squat farther than the

stern

vessel will rise slightly, on a level plane

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

111302

1

In nautical terminology a "dog" is a

crow bar

device to force a water tight door against the frame

heavy steel beam

wedge

114557

3

In order to back a right-handed, singlescrew vessel in a straight line, you will probably need to use    .

very little rudder

some left rudder

some right rudder

full left rudder

113896

1

In order to correctly open a new coil of manila line, you should    .

pull the tagged end from the top of the coil

pull the tagged end through the eye of the coil

secure the outside end and unroll the coil

unreel the coil from a spool

113883

5

In order to help protect a natural fiber rope from rotting, the line must be

dried, and stowed in a place with adequate ventilation

stowed in a hot, moist

compartment

stowed on deck at all times

stowed in any compartment

114174

1

In order to pay out or slack a mooring line which is under strain, you should

sluice the line

surge the line

stopper the line

slip the line

118070

0

In order to reduce the accumulation of static electricity while loading petroleum products, you should

start to load at

maximum

pressure

start to load slowly

increase the air flow into the tank

use the overall method of loading only

114599

0

In order to reduce your wake in a narrow channel you should

apply enough rudder to counter the effect of the

current

change your course to a zigzag course

reduce your speed

shift the weight to the stern

113363

3

In plugging submerged holes; rags, wedges, and other materials should be used in conjunction with plugs to

reduce the water pressure on the hull

reduce the possibility of stress fractures

prevent

progressive

flooding

reduce the water leaking around the plugs

114585

2

In polar regions you should NOT expect to see    .

mirage effects

sea smoke

extensive snowfall

false horizons

117161

0

In preparation for receiving chilled reefer cargo, the reefer space has been precooled for over twenty-four hours. Loading may begin when the space has been cooled to a temperature between    .

-10F (-23C) and +10F (-12C)

12F (-11C) and 20F (-7C)

28F (-2C) and 40F ( 4C)

42F (6C) and

55F (13C)

116011

0

In relation to cargo gear, what does "SWL" mean?

Safe working load

Ship's working lift

Starboard wing lift

Stress, weight, load

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Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

114531

4

In relation to the turning circle of a ship, the term "advance" means the distance    .

gained at right angles to the original course

gained in the direction of the original course

moved sidewise from the original course when the rudder is first put over

around the circumference of the turning circle

114532

0

In relation to the turning circle of a ship, the term "kick" means the distance    .

around the circumference of the turning circle

gained at right angles to the original course

gained in the direction of the original course

or throw of a vessel's stern from her line of advance upon putting the helm hard over

114537

0

In relation to the turning circle of a ship, the term "transfer" means the distance    .

gained in the direction of the original course

gained at right angles to the original course

the ship moves sidewise from the original course away from the direction of the turn after the rudder is first put over

around the circumference of the turning circle

115396

0

In securing a towing cable, consideration must be given to letting go in an emergency. The possible whip of towlines when released can be overcome by    .

increasing the shaft RPM prior to release

using a pelican hook for quick release

using preventers

using a short chain for the lead through the stern chock

111091

0

In ship construction, frame spacing is

greater at the bow and stern

reduced at the bow and stern

uniform over the length of the vessel

uniform over the length of the vessel, with the exception of the machinery spaces, where it is reduced due to increased

stresses

111030

0

In ship construction, keel scantlings should be the greatest    .

at each frame

amidships

one-third the distance from the bow

one-third the distance from the

stern

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

115288

0

In small craft terminology, all of the anchor gear between a boat and her anchor is called the    .

stock

chock

scope

rode

110403

0

In some cases, the 50% duty on all foreign repairs made to American flag merchant vessels may be remitted. Which work does NOT come under the remitting policy of U.S. Customs?

Chipping, painting, and scaling by foreign labor

Repairs to hull structural damage

Repairs due to damage done by heavy weather

Repairs to the main propulsion machinery

114541

0

In stopping distances of vessels,

"head reach" can best be described as the    .

difference between the vessel's speed through the water at any instant and the new speed ordered on the telegraph

distance the vessel has actually run through the water since a change of speed was ordered

distance the vessel will run between taking action to stop her and being stationary in the water

speed at which a vessel should proceed to ensure that she will run a predetermined distance, once her engines have been stopped

160100

2

In terms of vessel manning, a watch is the    .

direct performance of deck or engine operations in a scheduled and fixed rotation

performance of maintenance work necessary for the vessel's safe operation, on a daily basis

performance of lookout duties

direct performance of cargo loading and discharge operations only

114606

2

In the context of shiphandling, what would be the definition of shallow water?

Water depth of less than twice a vessel's draft

Water depth of less than 1% times a vessel's draft

Under keel clearance of twice a vessel's draft

Under keel clearance of less than 10 feet

113889

0

In the manufacture of line, plant fibers are twisted together to form

cable

line

strands

yarns

113971

0

In the manufacture of wire rope, if the wires are shaped to conform to the curvature of the finished rope before they are laid up, the rope is called

composite

left-lay

improved

preformed

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

117084

0

In the stowage of deck cargo,

"cribbina" is    .

placed on deck to support the cargo

separation pieces used to keep cylinders upright and steady

shims for stowing baled cargo

nets placed across the hatch opening to keep the cargo from falling in the hatch

110204

0

In the United States, the load line markings are set bv the    .

American Bureau of Shipping

Coast Guard

Federal Maritime Board

IMO

119954

2

In time of war Naval Control of Shipping Authorities may give orders concerning the    .

cargo to be loaded

final destination

ship's route

All of the above

115404

3

In towing it is desirable for the tug and the tow to ride wave crests simultaneously because    .

shock loading on the tow line is reduced

towing speed is improved

the tow is more visible from the tug

the catenary of the towline is reduced

115365

5

In towing, chocks are used to

protect the towline from chafing

secure the end of the towline on the tug

stop off the towline while retrieving it

absorb shock loading on the towline

115370

0

In towing, heaving lines are used for

passing a tow bridle to the tug

passing a messenger line

heaving in the tow bridle

service lines with rocket line throwers

114573

0

In twin-screw engine installations while going ahead, maneuvering qualities are most effective when the tops of the propeller blades both turn

to starboard

outboard from the

center

to port

inboard toward the

center

111120

2

In vessel construction, the garboard strake is    .

located next to and parallel to the keel

located next to and parallel to the gunwale

another term for the bilge keel

another term for the rub rail

110373

0

In which case is the IOPP Certificate of an inspected vessel NOT invalidated?

The required oily-water separator malfunctions.

The ship is transferred to Liberian registry.

An annual survey is conducted fifteen months after the date of certificate issuance.

A 15 ppm oily-water separator is replaced by a 100 ppm oily-water separator.

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

110805

12

In which casualty case is it UNNECESSARY to notify the local Coast Guard Marine Safety Office?

Your vessel strikes a pier and does $1,500 damage to the pier but none to the vessel.

A nylon mooring line parts while the vessel is tied up and kills a harbor worker who was on the pier.

A seaman is injured and in the hospital for four days.

Your vessel is backing from a dock and runs aground, but is pulled off by tugs in 30 minutes.

110805

4

In which casualty case is it UNNECESSARY to notify the local Coast Guard Marine Safety Office?

Your vessel is backing from a dock and runs aground, but is pulled off by tugs in 30 minutes.

Your vessel strikes a pier and does $1,500 damage to the pier but no damage to the vessel.

A nylon mooring line parts while the vessel is tied up and kills a harbor worker who was on the pier.

A seaman is injured and in the hospital for four days.

110805

5

In which casualty case is it UNNECESSARY to notify the local Coast Guard Marine Safety Office?

Your vessel is backing from a dock and runs aground, but is pulled off by tugs in 30 minutes.

A seaman is injured and in the hospital for four days.

Your vessel strikes a pier and does $1,500 damage to the pier but no damage to the vessel.

A nylon mooring line parts while the vessel is tied up and kills a harbor worker who was on the pier.

110805

13

In which casualty case is it UNNECESSARY to notify the local Coast Guard Marine Safety Office?

A seaman is injured and in the hospital for four days.

Nylon mooring line parts while the vessel is tied up and kills a harbor worker who was on the pier.

Your vessel is backing from a dock and runs aground, but is pulled off by tugs in 30 minutes.

Your vessel strikes and sinks an anchored sailboat costing a total of $20,000 for salvage and repair.

114624

4

In which situation could a vessel most easily capsize?

Running into head seas

Running in the trough

Running with following seas

Anchored with your bow into the seas

110312

0

In writing up the logbook at the end of your watch, you make an error in writing an entry. What is the proper means of correcting this error?

Cross out the error with a single line, and write the correct entry, then initial it.

Carefully and neatly erase the entry and rewrite it correctly.

Remove this page of the log book, and rewrite all entries on a clean

page.

Blot out the error completely and rewrite the entry correctly.

115405

2

Indicated horsepower refers to a towing vessel's power which is

theoretically

available

measured on a test bed

developed at the shaft

measured by dynamometer

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

114016

0

Instead of whipping an end of a line, a temporary means of preventing the line from unraveling is to tie a

becket bend

blackwall hitch

figure-eight knot

square knot

110797

1

Instructions to the crew in the use of all the ship's lifesaving equipment shall be completed    .

before sailing

within one week of sailing

in one month and repeated quarterly

within any two month period

114598

0

Insufficient space between the hull and bottom in shallow water will prevent normal screw currents resulting in    .

waste of power

sudden sheering to either side

sluggish rudder response

All of the above

118034

4

Insulating flanges minimize the dangers arising from    .

smoking on deck

loading asphalt

accumulations of

electrostatic

charges

tank overpressurization

115434

5

Is tripping limited to harbor and coastal towing?

No. Forces tending to capsize a tug are as dangerous on the high seas as they are in harbor and coastal work.

Yes. The long towing hawser used in ocean towing eliminates the danger of tripping.

No. Tripping is common in ocean towing because of more frequent maneuvering

Yes. Because of increased water depths, forces required to capsize a tug are not usually found in ocean towing

115012

0

It is easier to dock a right-hand, singlescrew vessel    .

starboard side to the wharf

either side to the wharf

port side to the wharf

stern to the wharf

115387

5

It is good practice to use long towlines for ocean tows because the

wear on the towline is equalized

weight of the towline increases the towing force

dip in the towline absorbs shock loads

danger of overriding is reduced

115353

0

It is NOT advisable to use nylon for alongside towing because it

stretches too much

is too difficult to make fast

parts too readily

is too susceptible to mildew

115353

1

It is not advisable to use nylon for alongside towing because it

stretches too much

is too expensive for everyday towing usage

binds on the cleats

parts too readily

116121

0

It is permissible to place an eye splice in wire rope used as cargo gear providing the splice is made using

two tucks with whole strands and one tuck with one-half strand

three tucks with whole strands and two tucks with 1/2 the wire cut from the tucking strand

three tucks with whole strands

two tucks with whole strands and three tucks with half strands

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

117086

1

It is possible, and sometimes necessary, to strengthen the deck of a vessel for carriage of deck cargo by

placing bunker on the deck

building a stage on which to place the cargo

welding steel "feet" to the deck, on which the cargo is placed

erecting vertical pillars under the deck to support the cargo

116196

2

It is the responsibility of the crane operator to, at all times, be aware of the location of the    .

load

hook

boom

All of the above

110298

2

It is the responsibility of the Master to ensure that    .

the muster list is posted in each compartment

temporary personnel and visitors are advised of emergency stations

names of crew members are listed on the muster list

no changes are made to the muster list

115568

0

Item A is the    .

lashing

drag wire

scissor wire

tandem wire

D024DG

111030

1

Keel scantlings of any vessel are greatest amidships because

connections between forebody and afterbody are most crucial

of maximum longitudinal bending moments

of severest racking stresses

resistance to grounding is at a maximum amidships

117042

2

Keeping certain cargoes separated because of their inherent characteristics is known as

overstowage

segregation

spot loading

cargo typing

110761

1

Keeping the draft at or below the load line mark will insure that the vessel has adequate    .

ballast

reserve buoyancy

displacement

rolling periods

115591

1

Kort nozzles are installed around the propellers of some vessels to

increase the thrust of the propeller

protect the propeller from striking sawyers

prevent the propeller from striking barges towed on the hip

prevent the propeller from touching bottom in low water

113846

0

Laying out a line in successive circles flat on deck with the bitter end in the center is known as    .

coiling

faking

flemishing

lining

114518

0

Leeway is the    .

difference between the true course and the compass course

momentum of a vessel after her engines have been stopped

lateral movement of a vessel downwind of her intended course

displacement of a vessel multiplied by her speed

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

115270

0

Lifting the anchor from the bottom is called    .

broaching the anchor

shifting the anchor

walking the anchor

weighing the anchor

111099

0

Lighter longitudinal stiffening frames on the vessel's side plating are called

stringers

side frames

side stiffeners

intercostals

113888

0

Line is called "small stuff if its circumference is less than

1/2"

3/4"

1"

1 3/4"

118035

0

Litmus paste is used in order to determine    .

innage

thievage

ullage

the tank's datum point

110764

1

Load lines for U.S. vessels are assigned by    .

the U.S. Coast Guard

the American Bureau of Shipping

Lloyd's Register of Shipping

the National Cargo Bureau

113901

3

Manila lines in which the strands are right-hand laid    .

should be coiled in a clockwise direction

should be coiled in a counterclockwise direction

may be coiled either clockwise or counterclockwise

should never be coiled

119513

0

Many dangerous cargoes are stowed on deck because of the    .

danger to crew and cargo

necessity of periodic inspection

possible need to jettison

All of the above

138513

0

Many sheath-screw davits have markings to indicate the maximum angle to which they should be cranked out. If the angle is exceeded, the davit    .

may jam against the stops

will not automatically position the boat at the embarkation station

screw may come

out of the sheath

will chafe against the falls and may cause their failure

110701

0

Maritime Administration personnel may be allowed in the pilothouse upon the responsibility of the    .

Chief Officer

Navigator

most senior person present from the Maritime Administration

officer in charge of the watch

113884

1

Marline is    .

four-stranded sisal line

three-stranded cotton line

sail twine

two-stranded hemp cord

115289

1

Metal plates that cover the top of the hawsepipe are called    .

footings

plugs

buckler plates

stop waters

111513

0

Molded depth is measured from the

inside of the shell

outside of the shell

top of the center vertical keel

top of the garboard stake

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

113849

0

Mooring lines should be turned end-for-end occasionally. This is because

a line is weakened by constantly pulling on it in one direction

normal wear on the line is thus distributed to different areas

it prevents the line from kinking or unlaying

it prevents permanent misalignment of the line's internal strands

115213

0

Mooring with two bow anchors has which major advantage over anchoring with one bow anchor?

The vessel will not reverse direction in a tidal current.

The radius of the vessel's swing will be shortened.

A mooring approach may be made from any direction.

The vessel will not swing with a change in wind.

118181

0

Most crude oils are classified as grade

A or B

B

C or D

E

114517

1

Most of your vessel's superstructure is forward. How will the vessel lie when drifting with no way on?

With the wind from ahead

With the wind off the port beam

With the wind off the starboard beam

With the wind from abaft the beam

116195

2

Most pedestal crane power is provided by    .

Electro-hydraulic

units

Steam units

Independent

internal

combustion power units

All of the above

114598

7

Most very large ocean going vessels, such as bulk carriers and large tankers, tend to squat    .

by the bow

by the stern

at the end nearest the bottom

evenly fore and aft

116204

0

Mousing a cargo hook with marline or small line    .

increases the lifting capacity of the hook

protects the hook from the sling ring

prevents the sling ring from coming out of the hook

All of the above

114588

0

Multi-year ice is the hardest sea ice and should be avoided if possible. It is recognizable because of what tone to its surface color?

Greenish

Bluish

Grey

Grey-white

138653

0

Nautical charts published by the Canadian Hydrographic service which are referenced in the United States Coast Pilot are identified by

the abbreviation "can" preceding the chart number

the letter "C" in parentheses following the chart number

an asterisk preceding the chart number

a footnote number

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

119950

2

Naval authorities would NOT give orders about which of the following, when the vessel is under control of the Naval Control of Shipping Organization?

Visual

communication at

sea

Rescue operations

Diversions

Schedules for loading cargo

119950

15

Naval Control of Shipping (NCS) publications should be    .

in the Master's custody

safely stowed

turned over to the relieving Master

All of the above

138782

0

Nearly half of all storms that enter the Great Lakes Basin during the period from October through May come from

highs which originate in the east and east central USA

lows which originate in north central and western Canada

highs which originate in north eastern and eastern Canada

lows which originate in the central and western USA

119304

1

No hot work shall be performed on board a vessel with hazardous materials as cargo unless the work is approved by the    .

American Bureau of Shipping

local U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port

National Cargo Bureau

harbormaster

119403

2

Nonflammable gases should have what kind of label?

Skull and crossbones

White

Green

Red

113924

0

Nylon line can be dangerous because it    .

breaks down when

wet

kinks when wet

is not elastic

stretches

115354

0

Nylon line is better suited than manila for    .

towing alongside

towing astern

holding knots and splices

resisting damage from chemicals

113932

0

Nylon line is NOT suitable for

towing

lashings

stoppers

mooring lines

115354

1

Nylon rope is often used in the makeup of a towline because it

floats

stretches

handles easily

resists rot

117006

1

Odorous cargoes are those that

are susceptible to damage by tainting

are exceptionally dusty and leave a residue

are liquid, but in containers

give off fumes that may damage other cargoes

115373

1

Of which type of material may a towing hawser be constructed?

Wire rope

Nylon

Polyester

All of the above

110230

0

Official proof of an American vessel's nationality is contained in the

Certificate of Inspection

Official Log

Certificate of Documentation

Shipping Articles

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

118039

0

Oil may NOT be transferred unless

there are two certificated tankermen on each vessel

the vessel is equipped with constant-tension winches

discharge containment equipment (i.e. drip pans) are in place

All of the above

118036

0

Oil product samples should be taken from the    .

dock riser

ship's cargo tanks

shore tank discharge

All of the above

110107

9

On a coastwise tugboat of 199 GT, on a voyage over 600 miles, what percentage of the deck crew (excluding licensed officers) must hold a document of able seaman?

65%

50%

25%

0%

115355

0

On a light tow, what could you substitute for a fishplate?

heart-shaped

shackle

pelican hook

swivel

ring

115367

2

On a long ocean tow, the bridle should be made up of two equal lengths of

chain

wire

nylon

polyester

119501

0

On a manned vessel carrying packaged hazardous cargo, the hazardous materials shall be inspected    .

every 24 hours unless equipped with a fire detecting system

prior to entry into a U.S. port

after stowage is complete

All of the above

110300

5

On a passenger vessel over 400 gross tons, routine entries for the Oil Record Book are recorded in

Oil Record Book is not required

Part I (Machinery Space Operations)

Part II (Cargo

Oil/Ballast

Operations)

Part III (Emergency Discharge/Spillage )

110107

7

On a sea going towing vessel of 150 gross tons, there are six (6) seamen in the deck crew. How many certificated able seamen are required if the voyage is over 600 miles?

1

2

3

4

115382

2

On a shallow water tow, the catenary of the towline should be    .

large

small

eliminated

adjusted frequently

116181

2

On a ship's crane, the load chart relates the allowable load to the combination of the boom length and

winch speed

boom strength

load radius

cable strength

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

111001

0

On a single-screw vessel the stern frame    .

furnishes support to the rudder, propeller shaft, and transom frame

provides foundations for after mooring winches

provides

foundations for the main propulsion engines

transfers the driving force of the propeller to the hull

115002

0

On a single-screw vessel, when coming port side to a pier and being set off the pier, you should

swing wide and approach the pier so as to land starboard side to

approach the pier on a parallel course at reduced speed

make your approach at a greater angle than in calm weather

point the vessel's head well up into the slip and decrease your speed

119923

0

On a small boat, if someone fell overboard and you did not know over which side the person fell, you should

immediately reverse the engines

stop the propellers from turning and throw a ring buoy over the side

increase speed to full to get the vessel away from the person

first put the rudder hard over in either direction

114017

0

On a small boat, which knot is best suited for attaching a line to the ring of an anchor?

Clove hitch

Figure-eight knot

Fisherman's bend

Overhand knot

134322

0

On a small passenger vessel the collision bulkhead is    .

amidships forward of the engine room

just forward of the

steering

compartment

in the engine room

A distance of 5% to 15% of the waterline length abaft the stem measured at the load waterline

119950

11

On a transpacific voyage, you receive a message from your vessel's operators saying that your vessel has been consigned to Naval Control of Shipping. Further information is contained in    .

Radio Navigational Aids (PUB 117)

the Coast Pilot

the International Code of Signals (PUB 102)

the Light List

119950

9

On a transpacific voyage, you receive a message from your vessel's operators saying that your vessel has been consigned to Naval Control of Shipping. Further information is contained in    .

the Light List

the International Code of Signals (PUB 102)

Radio Navigational Aids (PUB 117)

the Coast Pilot

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

119950

10

On a transpacific voyage, you receive a message from your vessel's operators saying that your vessel has been consigned to Naval Control of Shipping. Further information is contained in    .

the Light List

the Coast Pilot

the International Code of Signals (PUB 102)

Radio Navigational Aids (PUB 117)

119950

0

On a transpacific voyage, you receive a message from your vessel's operators saying that your vessel has been consigned to voluntary Naval Control of Shipping. Further information is contained in

the Light List

Radio Navigational Aids (PUB 117)

the International Code of Signals (PUB 102)

the Coast Pilot

114570

16

On a twin-screw, twin-rudder vessel, the most effective way to turn in your own water, with no way on, is to put

one engine ahead and one engine astern, with full rudder

one engine ahead and one engine astern, with rudders amidships

both engines ahead, with full rudder

both engines astern, with full rudder

117501

0

On a vessel proceeding from a very cold to a warm climate with a cargo of a nonhygroscopic nature in the holds, which is TRUE?

Danger of heavy ship sweat exists; constant and vigorous ventilation is required.

There is danger of heavy cargo sweat if outside air is introduced by ventilation.

There is little danger of ship's sweat, slight possibility of cargo sweat; moderate ventilation is needed.

The possibility of any sweat problem, either cargo or ship, is remote.

114559

1

On a vessel with a single propeller, transverse force has the most effect on the vessel when the engine is put

full ahead

full astern

half ahead

slow astern

110540

0

On a voyage charter, when a vessel is ready to load cargo, the Master should render to the charterer a

Notice of

Readiness

Master Certificate of Service

Shipmasters

Declaration

Vessel Utilization and Performance Report

115277

1

On an anchor windlass, the wheel over which the anchor chain passes is called a    .

brake compressor wheel

devil's claw

wildcat

winchhead

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

138305

0

On Great Lakes vessels, midsummer load lines apply    .

April 16 through April 30 and September 16 through

September 30

May 1 through September 15

July 16 through August 30

June 16 through September 16

115278

1

On stud-link anchor chain the addition of the stud increases the strength of the link by about    .

10%

15%

20%

50%

110848

1

On the cargo manifest, the gross weight of a box containing cargo is the weight of the    .

cargo

box

cargo and box

rate weight

110848

3

On the cargo manifest, the total weight of a box containing cargo is the

tare weight

net weight

gross weight

cargo weight

110848

2

On the cargo manifest, the total weight of an empty cargo box is the

tare weight

net weight

gross weight

cargo weight

110848

0

On the cargo manifest, the weight of the cargo inside a box is called

gross weight

net weight

light weight

rate weight

117315

0

On the fully containerized ship, approximately one-third or more of the cargo is on deck above the rolling center. Top stowed containers are subject to    .

accelerations greater than on conventional vessels

accelerations less than on conventional vessels

accelerations the

same as on

conventional

vessels

no accelerations

138403

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On the Great Lakes, short-term fluctuations in water levels may be a result of any of the following EXCEPT

strong winds

sudden changes in barometric

pressure

seiches

below normal rain fall

138402

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On the Great Lakes, the term "controlling depth" means the

designed dredging depth of a channel constructed by the Corps. of

Engineers

minimum amount of tail water available behind a dam

distance in units of the chart (feet, meters or fathoms) from the reference datum to the bottom

least depth within the limits of the channel which restricts the navigation

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

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On the Great Lakes, winter storms compound the ice threat by bringing a variety of wind, wave, and weather problems on an average of every

two days

three days

four days

five days

110281

0

On U.S. flag vessels, which certificate is always issued by the Coast Guard?

Load Line Certificate

Safety Equipment Certificate

Safety

Construction

Certificate

Register of cargo gear

160100

9

On vessels over 100 gross tons, whose responsibility is it to ensure that all able seamen in the vessel's crew have the documents and qualifications required by law and regulation?

Master of the vessel

USCG Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection

Owner or operator of the vessel

Company's personnel director

110809

3

On which form do you provide a written report of Marine Casualty to the nearest Coast Guard Marine

Safety Office?

DD 214

CG 2692

DOT 211

CG 5511

138411

0

On which of the Great Lakes would shore ice be the most pronounced?

Lake Michigan

Lake Superior

Lake Huron

Lake Erie

160102

1

On which vessels are the officers and deck crew allowed to operate under a two-watch system on voyages of less than 600 miles?

Towing vessels

Offshore supply vessels

Barges, when manned

All of the above

160102

2

On which vessels may licensed individuals be required to stand watch under the two-watch system, on voyages of more than 600 miles in length?

Uninspected towing vessels

Offshore supply vessels

Cargo ships

Tank vessels

116120

0

On your vessel, a wire rope for the cargo gear shows signs of excessive wear and must be replaced. In ordering a new wire for this 10-ton boom, what safety factor should you use?

Three

Five

Six

Seven

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Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

111020

1

Onboard a Ro-Ro vessel many decks are used for the carriage of both rolling and container cargoes, as such it is most useful if a deck socket accepts both    .

twist-Locks and lashing hooks

container locks and bridge fittings

bridge fittings and lashing hooks

twist-locks and container locks

115424

1

Once a towline is connected between the towing vessel and the disabled vessel, the towing vessel should

not exceed bare steerageway during the transit

take a strain as soon as you can to control the tow

come up to speed very slowly and maintain a "safe speed"

come up to speed quickly, then cut back power considerably to ease the strain

119501

1

Once a vessel has loaded packaged hazardous cargo, the cargo spaces shall be inspected. The spaces shall also be inspected at least once in every 24 hours. The only exception to daily inspection is when    .

a vessel is equipped with an automatic smoke or fire detecting system

the cargo hatches are of steel construction

the cargo is of a nonflammable type

there is sufficient fire protection located on the main deck adjacent to the cargo hatch

115471

0

One advantage of chain over wire rope for a tow bridle is that chain

is better suited for inland towing

resists damage from chafing

handles more easily

equalizes towing forces better

111272

0

One function of a bulwark is to

help keep the deck dry

prevent stress concentrations on the stringer plate

protect against twisting forces exerted on the frame of the vessel

reinforce the side stringers

119902

0

One major advantage of the round turn maneuver in a man overboard situation is that it    .

is the fastest method

is easy for a singlescrew vessel to perform

requires the least shiphandling skills to perform

can be used in reduced visibility

115567

0

One of the greatest hazards of pushing ahead is parting which item shown?

A

B

F

I

D024DG

110602

0

One of the requirements for a general average act is    .

a successful

venture

no imminent peril

no losses

All of the above

119920

0

One of your crew members falls overboard from the starboard side.

You should IMMEDIATELY

apply left rudder

throw the crew member a life

preserver

begin backing your engines

position your vessel to windward and begin recovery

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

115370

2

One reason a tug's towing bitts are located forward of the rudders is because    .

it makes it easier to hook up the towing hawser

this is where the towhook is located

this allows more

responsive

steering

it is traditional

115271

2

One shot of anchor chain is equal to how many feet (meters)?

6 (1.8 meters)

15 (4.6 meters)

45 (13.7 meters)

90 (27.4 meters)

110783

1

Operators of Uninspected Passenger Vessels are required to keep their Coast Guard License aboard

only when operating more than one mile from shore

only when operating at night

only when carrying passengers for hire

At all times

117021

0

Overcarriage is best prevented by

assuring heavy cargo is stowed low in the vessel

checking the vessel's load line calculations carefully

inspection of the hold at completion of discharge

stowing the cargo which is to be discharged last on the bottom

111123

0

Owing to the greater girth of a ship amidships than at the ends, certain strakes are dropped as they approach the bow and stern to reduce the amount of plating at the ends. These strakes are called    .

drop strakes

stealers

throughs

voids

111241

0

Panting frames are located in the

after double bottoms

centerline tanks on tankships

fore and after peaks

forward double bottoms

110620

2

Particular average is    .

the average distance steamed per day over the duration of the voyage

charges against all parties in a marine venture to pay for damages

loss sustained by only one party

claimed after all liens against the vessel are settled

110560

0

Payment of penalty for a ship's delay after the expiration of lay days due to some fault of the charterer or his agent is known as    .

demurrage

late fee

miscibility

volatility

117181

0

Peck and Hale gear is used most commonly for securing    .

automobiles

baled cargo

large wooden crates

palletized cargo

116188

3

Pedestal cranes have limit switches to restrict movement of which function(s)?

Hoist upper & lower limits

Luff travel limits

Rider block hoist upper & lower limits

All of the above

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

116188

2

Pedestal cranes have limit switches to restrict the movement of which function?

Luff rate limits

Slew travel limits

Swivel power limits

Slew rate limits

116188

1

Pedestal cranes have limit switches to restrict the movement of which function?

Slew travel limits

Turntable limits

Luff travel limits

All of the above

110769

1

Periodic surveys to renew the load line assignment must be made at intervals NOT exceeding

18 months

two years

three years

five years

118062

0

Petroleum cargo tanks should not be topped off at deck level when loading on a cold day because    .

a subsequent temperature rise will cause the cargo to overflow

air pockets may cause the cargo to bubble out of the ullage hole

the increased viscosity of the product requires higher loading pressure which increases the chances of a spill

the tank valve may be stiff and a spill will occur before the valve can be closed

118331

1

Pinching of the cargo hose between the vessel and the dock should be prevented by    .

adjusting the hose supports

laying out an excess length of hose on deck

tying off the topping lifts and runners to winch heads

All of the above

111558

1

Pitching is angular motion of the vessel about what axis?

Longitudinal

Transverse

Vertical

Centerline

110298

0

Preparation of muster lists and signing of same is the responsibility of the

Chief Officer of the vessel

owner of the vessel

Master of the vessel

United States

Coast Guard

117406

0

Prior to being able to sail, each vessel that carries grain in bulk must have a certificate of loading issued by the

American Bureau of Shipping

Lloyds of London

National Cargo Bureau

U.S. Salvage

110762

2

Prior to getting underway in fresh or brackish water, the Master must

log the density of the water

secure all overboard discharges

take on fresh water ballast

clean the sides with fresh water

113357

0

Progressive flooding is controlled by securing watertight boundaries and

transferring water ballast

jettisoning cargo

pumping out

flooded

compartments

abandoning ship

113359

1

Progressive flooding may be indicated by    .

ballast control alarms

excessive draft

excessive list or trim

a continual worsening of list or trim

ABS

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Question

Choice A

Choice B

Choice C

Choice D

Illustration

119104

0

Protective clothing must be worn while sampling hazardous cargo on a tankship, and as a minimum includes

a hood or hard hat

a face mask or goggles

boots

chemical resistant gloves

117082

0

Regulations concerning the stowage, lashing, and securing of timber deck cargoes aboard general cargo vessels may be found in the    .

International Cargo Bureau

Regulations

Load Line Regulations

Rules and Regulations for Cargo and Miscellaneous Vessels

vessel's classification society rules and regulations

118010

0

Reid vapor pressure is    .

exerted by liquid cargo on the sides of a tank

exerted by liquid cargo on a cargo hose body

the lowest temperature and pressure that will cause a flammable liquid to give off vapors

a measurement of the amount of flammable vapors given off by a liquid at a certain temperature

111098

0

Reinforcing frames attached to a bulkhead on a vessel are called

side longitudinals

intercostals

stiffeners

brackets

113358

1

Repairing damage to the hull at or above the waterline reduces the threat of    .

free surface effects

capsizing

continued

progressive

flooding

wind heel

113844

0

Right-laid line should be coiled

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