Flashcards in CAPTAIN'S LICENSE LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT Deck (32)
By regulation, life preservers aboard an uninspected towing vessel must be
A) readily accessible
B) securely stowed
C) stored in sealed containers
D) stowed with the emergency provisions
What is one of the FIRST actions you should take after abandoning and clearing away from a vessel?
A) account for everyone
B) gather up useful floating objects
C) prepare for arrival of rescue units
D) arrange watches and duties
What is one of the FIRST things you would do on boarding an inflatable liferaft?
A) open equipment pack
B) post a lookout
C) issue anti-seasickness medicine
D) pick up other survivors
You board an inflatable liferaft that has been hand launched from a sinking vessel. What should you do FIRST after everyone is onboard the liferaft?
A) cut the painter
B) operate the radio equipment
C) open the equipment pack
D) ventilate the liferaft of CO2
If, for any reason, it is necessary to abandon ship while far out at sea, it is important that the crew members should
A) separate from each other, as this will increase the chances of being rescued
B) get away from the area because sharks will be attracted to the vessel
C) immediately head for the nearest land
D) remain together in the area because rescuers will start searching at the vessel's last known position
What does "EPIRB" stand for?
A) emergency Position Indicating Radar Buoy
B) Electronic Pulse Indicating Radiobeacon
C) Emergency Position Indicating Radiobeacon
D) None of the above
If you find an inflatable liferaft container with steel bands around the case, you should
A) tell the Master
B) leave the bands in place
C) tell the Mate
D) remove the bands yourself
If the hydrostatic release mechanism for an inflatable liferaft is not periodically serviced and becomes inoperative, it will NOT
A) set the water lights on immersion
B) release the dye-marker from the liferaft
C) free the liferaft from a sinking vessel
D) break the seal on the carbon dioxide cylinder
What prevents an inflated liferaft from being pulled under by a vessel which sinks in water over 100 feet in depth?
A) the hydrostatic release
C) A Rottmer release
D) The weak link in the painter line
Your ship is sinking rapidly. A container containing an inflatable liferaft has bobbed to the surface upon functioning of the hydrostatic release. Which action should you take?
A) cut the painter line so it will not pull the liferaft container down
B) Swim away from the container so you will not be in danger as it goes down
C) take no action because the painter will cause the liferaft to inflate and open the container
D) manually open the container and inflate the liferaft with the hand pump
If more than one raft is manned after the vessel has sunk, you should
A) go in a different direction in search of land
B) spread out to increase the possibility of a search aircraft finding you
C) reduce the number of rafts by getting as many people as possible into as few rafts as possible
D) tie the rafts together and try to stay in a single group
The lights on the outside of the canopy on an inflatable liferaft operate
A) by turning the globe clockwise
B) by a switch at each light
C) by a light sensor
D) automatically when the raft is inflated
Hand holds or straps on the underside of an inflatable liferaft are provided
A) to right the raft if it capsizes
B) to carry the raft around on deck
C) for crewmen to hang on to
D) to hang the raft for drying
Lifejackets should be stowed in
A) survival draft
C) readily accessible locations
D) locked watertight containers
Which statement about immersion suits is TRUE?
A) Prior to abandonment, the suit allows body movement such as walking, climbing a ladder and picking up small objects
B) the immersion suit seals in body heat and provides protection against hypoglycemia for weeks
C) the suit is flameproof and provides protection to the wearer while swimming through burning oil
D) the wearer of the suit is severely restricted and requires 1.5 times more time to climb a ladder than without the suit
Which statement about immersion suits is true?
A) the primary color of the suit's exterior may be red, orange, or yellow
B) the suit must, without assistance, turn an unconscious person's mouth clear of the water within 5 seconds
C) the suit is flameproof and provides protection to the wearer while swimming in burning oil
D) the suit may be stored in a machinery space where the ambient temperature is 160 F
The EPIRB on board your vessel is required to be tested…
Every vessel that operates on the high seas, or beyond 3 miles from the coastline of the Great Lakes must have a Category I 406 MHz EPIRB that…
A) Is in good operating condition and is stowed near its charger
B) Will float free and clear of the sinking vessel and automatically activate
C) Is protected against all physical hazards
D) All of the above
When will the float-free emergency position indicating radio beacon be activated after abandoning ship?
A) Immediately after floating free
B) After about one hour when the salt water activates the battery
C) Only when keyed by the radar of another vessel
D) Only when daylight activates the photovoltaic cell
Which statement is TRUE concerning life preservers (Type I personal flotation devices)?
A) Buoyant vests may be substituted for life jackets
B) Life preservers are designed to turn an unconscious person's face clear of the water
C) Life preservers must always be worn with the same side facing outwards to float properly
D) Lightly stained or faded life jackets will fail in the water and should not be used
A new liferaft has been installed on your vessel. The operating cord should be…
A) Attached to the raft stowage cradle or to a secure object nearby with a weak link
B) Checked to see that it's unattached
C) Coiled neatly on the raft container
D) Faked on the deck and lead through the deck
By regulation, life preservers aboard an uninspected passenger vessel must be...
A) Readily accessible
B) Securely stowed
C) Stored in sealed containers
D) Stowed with the emergency provisions
Inflatable liferafts are provided with…
D) All of the above
An inflatable liferaft is thrown into the water from a sinking vessel. What occurs automatically after the painter trips the CO2 bottles to inflate the raft?
A) The sea anchor deploys
B) The floor inflates
C) If upside down, the craft rights itself
D) The painter detaches from the raft
The operating cord on a liferaft also serves as a ......….
Inflatable liferafts carried on passenger vessels must be anually ......…….
A) Overhauled by the ship's crew
B) Sent to the Coast Guard for servicing
C) Sent to the steamship company shore repair facility
D) Sent to a Coast Guard approved service facility
The knife on an inflatable liferaft will always be located...….
A) In one of the equipment bags
B) In a special pocket near the forward entrance
C) On a cord hanging from the canopy
D) In a pocket on the first aid kit
Which approved lifesaving device is required for each person onboard a motor vessel carrying passengers?
A) Buoyant cushion
B) Buoyant vest
C) Life jacket
D) Ring life buoy
Which vessel is required to carry a Category I, 406 MHz EPIRB?
A) A vessel operating exclusively on inland waters
B) A vessel limited to 20 miles offshore, which carries a radiotelephone on board
C) A vessel operating on the high seas or beyond 3 miles from the coastline of the Great Lakes
D) A vessel limited to 100 miles offshore