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1

The major components which determine the length of a catenary in a deployed anchor cable are water depth, cable weight, and ________________.

cable tension

2

A vessel operating “in Class” has met all the requirements of the ____________________________.

Classification society

3

The number of able seamen required on board a vessel is stated in the ________________.

Certification of Inspection

4

All entries in the Official Log Book must be signed by the Master and __________.

one other crewmember

5

A seaman is entitled by law to a release from foreign articles when _______.

when the vessel is overloaded

6

You are required to sign “foreign” articles on a voyage from Philadelphia to which port?

Tampico, Mexico

7

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

8

Which item must be entered in the official log?

Drafts upon leaving port

9

A document which lists the 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 _________.

Shipping Articles

10

What requires a Report of Marine Accident, Injury or Death (CG-2692)?
A. Collision with a bridge
B. Injury beyond first aid
C. Lose of life
D. All the above

All the Above

11

Each discharge operation, or completed incineration of garbage, shall be recorded in the _________ and signed for on that date by the _________ of the vessel.

Garbage Record Book, operation duty officer

12

The primary functions of the IMO have been to ___________________.

implement rules and regulations that promote marine safety and the prevention of pollution

13

The best information on the location of the blocks when dry docking a vessel is contained in the __________.

Ship's docking plan

14

Dry Dock fees are based on ____________________.

Gross tons

15

A ____________________________ is like a big barge, open on the ends.

Floating Drydock

16

In dry dock, a ship sits on ______________.

Bilge blocks

17

Decks are cambered to ______.

facilitate drainage of water from the decks

18

The “inner bottom” is the _____.

tank top

19

Bilge keels are fitted on ships to _____.
A. support the keel
B. improve the vessels stability
C. support the ship on the drydock
D. none of the above

none of the above

20

Application and drying/curing problems created by weather conditions can be reduced by __________ of paint.

lower the viscosity

21

The paint that we use on the underwater surface of the vessel which is used to prevent barnacles and growth of grass and slime is called a (an) ______________.

Antifouling

22

What is the most important thing to consider when maneuvering a ship?

Plan ahead

23

Which type of screw always turns the same direction for ahead and astern motion?

Controllable pitch propeller

24

When going in forward motion (ahead), the pivot point is located _________________.

1/3 vessel length aft from the bow

25

When dredging the anchor, the pivot point is located _______________.

at the hawsepipe

26

Bank cushion_____________ with ship’s speed, bank suction ______________ with engine speed.

increases, increases

27

What affect does shallow water have on the turning diameter of a ship?

Increases

28

When a vessel is moving astern (backing), the pivot point is located?

aft of the amidships point

29

Which organization is responsible for approval of Port and Ship security Plans?

USCG

30

What document ensures agreement between the vessel and the port facility on the security measures each is
responsible for while at the facility?

Declaration of Security

31

_____________________ is the degree of precaution to take when the threat of an unlawful act against a vessel or
terminal is probable or imminent and intelligence indicates that terrorists have chosen specific targets?

MARSEC LEVEL 3

32

______________________ is the degree of precaution to take when the threat of an unlawful act against a vessel
or terminal is not likely.

MARSEC LEVEL 1

33

Which space is not considered a restricted space according to IMO?

Emergency Response Center

34

According to the ISM Code, who is the person responsible for tying both the ship and shore together?

Designated Person Ashore

35

The Vessel Security Plan ________________.

is part of the SMS

36

The IMO adopted what important legislation in 1972 associated with preventing collisions at sea?

COLREGS

37

The _________________ gets involved with stowaways reported by a ship.

INS

38

Poor or insufficient lighting causes all of the following except _________________.

Normal Morale

39

Proper food sanitation is the operational responsibility of the ________________.

Chief Steward

40

Ground Tackle consists of all but the ________________.

capstan

41

When anchoring, it is a common rule of thumb to use a length of chain __________.

five to seven times the depth of water

42

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

anchor is clear of obstructions

43

The easiest way to anchor a vessel in a current is to __________.

stem the current and be falling astern very slowly when the anchor is dropped

44

When dredging the anchor, the amount of chain to use is __________________.

1.5 - 2 times the distance from the hawse pipe to the bottom

45

You are on watch at night in clear visibility and the vessel has just been anchored. The first thing that you should do after the anchor has been set is __________.

take bearings to obtain ship's position

46

You have arrived at your anchorage location. You have put the engines astern prior to letting go the anchor. How will you know when the vessel has stopped making way?

The backwash of the propeller reaches amidships

47

Generally, what is the maximum vessel speed for letting go the anchors?

4 knots

48

What color is the next to the last shot painted on the anchor chain?

Yellow

49

Most major pollution events are caused by human error and _____________.

equipment failure

50

Under federal regulations, what minimum level of Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) constitutes a violation of the
laws prohibiting the operation of commercial vessels under the Influence of Alcohol (BUI)?

.04% BAC

51

Which document shows details of a tank vessel, cargoes it may carry, manning and safety equipment required?

Certificate of Inspection

52

What is the period of validity of a Safety Management Certificate?

60 months

53

The load line regulations are administered by the _____________.

U.S. Coast Guard

54

The load line certificate is issued by ___________.

American Bureau of Shipping

55

You are the officer of the watch entering port. The Master gives a rudder command which conflicts with a rudder command from the pilot. What should you do?

Obey the Master

56

A tonnage tax is levied according to ___________.

Net tonnage of a vessel

57

Which term refers to a transverse curvature of the main deck?

Camber

58

The joint indicated by letter D is a ___________. See Diagram D033DG

Butt

59

The shell plating indicated by letter H is known as the _______. See Diagram D033DG

Garboard stake

60

The plating indicated by the letter N is known as the ________. See Diagram D033DG

Inner bottom

61

The structural member indicated by the letter I is the __________. See Diagram D033DG

Keel

62

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

The Master

63

The Safety Equipment Certificate shows that the vessel conforms to the standards of the _______.

S.O.L.A.S. Convention

64

The holding power of an anchor, at a given scope of chain, increases when the ________.

Scope increases

65

The tension on an anchor cable increases so that the angle of the catenary to the seabed at the anchor reaches ten degrees. How will this affect the anchor in a sandy bottom?

It will decrease the holding power

66

Lifting the anchor off the bottom is called ________.

Weighing the anchor

67

When a vessel is on autopilot steering, the weather control is adjusted to compensate for which severe weather effect on a vessel?

Yaw

68

What term indicates the outward curvature of the hull above the waterline?

Flare

69

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

Immediately put the rudder over hard left

70

A navigation watch look-out should report objects sighted using ___________________.

Relative bearings

71

You are the mate relieving the bridge watch while underway at sea. The watch should not be transferred ______.

During a navigational course change

72

You are on watch at sea and you find it prudent to call the Master to the bridge due to traffic congestion. The moment that the Master officially relieves you of the conn is whenever ________________.

the Master informs you that he has the conn

73

To reduce the number of strakes at the bow, two strakes are tapered and their ends joined by a single plate. This plate is known as the ______________.

Stealer plate

74

Shell plating that has a curvature in two directions and must be heated and hammered to shape over specially prepared forms is called __________________.

Furnaced plate

75

The floors in a vessel’s hull structure are kept from tripping, or folding over, by ________________.

Bottom longitudinals

76

The margin plate is the _______________________.

Outboard strake of plating on each side of an inner bottom

77

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

sideways force

78

You are backing on twin engines with rudders amidships when your port engine stalls. To continue backing on course you should ________________.

applying right rudder

79

Classifications of ABS may include the Maltese Cross , which indicates that _________________.

The machinery was built under survey and supervision of the Bureau

80

The actual cargo-carrying capacity of a vessel is the _________________.

dead weight tonnage

81

The Certificate of Financial Responsibility (COFR) is issued by the _______________.

National Pollution Funds Center

82

Classification by ABS may include “A1”, which indicates that ______________.

The vessel was built to the highest hull classification

83

The first convention IMO enacted was ______________.

SOLAS

84

Which certificate is not issued by the Coast Guard?

Classification of Hull and Machinery

85

Tonnage tax is officially based upon the figures obtained from the _________.

Certificate of Admeasurement

86

An IOPP certificate is issued by the ______________ or a ________________.

COTP, classification society

87

The nationality and ownership of a vessel is found in the _______________________.

Certificate of Documentation

88

The structural member indicated by the letter K was fitted in segments between continuous longitudinals. It is known as which type of floor? See Diagram D033DG.

Intercostal

89

On a passenger vessel over 400 gross tons, routine entries for the Oil Record Book are recorded in ___________.

PART 1

90

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

Calling on ports in another country signatory to MARPOL 73/78

91

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

U.S. Coast Guard officials

92

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

10 times the depth of water

93

Keeping the draft of a vessel at or below the load line mark will insure that the vessel has adequate _______.

Reserve Buoyancy

94

Which factor does not affect the required freeboard of a cargo vessel?

Condition of trim in normal operations

95

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

Registry

96

Crew members are signing on a vessel. The minimum number of people required aboard and their positions are listed on the ___________.

Certificate of Inspection

97

Which log includes a statement of the conduct, ability, and character of each crew member on the completion of the voyage?

Official Logbook

98

When a vessel is entering or leaving a port, a record of all engine speeds is kept in the _________________.

Bell Book

99

The term “scantlings” refers to the ____________.

measurements of structural members

100

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

three