Assessment Test

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1. The most common cooling agent used for fighting fires on tank vessels is __________.


2. Which extinguishing agent is the best for use on electrical fires?


3. Your chemical tanker was built to the IBC Code and has foam as the main fire fighting medium. During one of your safety meetings you review the properties of foam as an extinguishing agent. Which of the following is a correct statement that would be appropriate to share during the meeting?


4. Which portable fire extinguisher is normally recharged in a shore facility?


5. The state of charge of a stored pressure type dry chemical fire extinguisher can be readily determined by __________.


6. During an inspection of a ships storeroom, you find sealed containers of chemicals labeled "potassium bicarbonate" and "potassium chloride". These chemicals are most commonly used aboard ship for _______.


7. While reviewing emergency response plans onboard your vessel, you have questions regarding the response for damage control conditions and the ship's construction, related to mitigating risks from structural damage. Which of the following sources of information would contain what you are looking for?


8. Your vessel has just been struck by another vessel. As Chief Engineer, after meeting with the Captain and Chief Mate, you have immediately ordered the vessel specific damage control procedures in the vessel's approved stability booklet to be enacted. Which of the following statements is true?


9. Following a grounding, you can best determine that a SLACK fuel oil tank has been holed by


10. While maneuvering up the East River your vessel runs aground. As the Chief Engineer of the vessel how would you proceed?


11. Your vessel has run aground and upon taking fuel oil tank soundings, you find that a fuel tank level has increased. You therefore should suspect __________.


12. An acceptable method of temporarily sealing a crack formed in the hull of a vessel is to __________.


13. It is generally not advisable to drive a wedge into a crack occurring in the hull because wedges __________.


14. The wooden plug fitted tightly in the vent of a damaged tank may prevent the tank from __________.


15. In a compartment that has been completely flooded with water, the greatest pressure will be exerted __________.


16. Progressive flooding in the engine room may be minimized by securing watertight boundaries and __________.


17. Your ship has run aground and it is necessary to determine whether or not a compartment has flooded. Therefore, you should __________.


18. In a compartment that has been completely flooded, the greatest pressure will be exerted


19. What is a major advantage of using a positive pressure type self-contained breathing apparatus?


20. While donning the positive-pressure self-contained breathing apparatus, you discover that the air cylinder pressure gage and the regulator pressure gage differ from each other by 500 psi. Which of the listed action should you consider as appropriate?


21. The safe and efficient use of the face piece of a self-contained breathing apparatus is directly influenced by


22. Prior to entering a compartment containing an atmosphere potentially dangerous to life or health, you should don an approved breathing apparatus. Which of the listed devices would be suitable?


23. You are instructing new crew members in engine room safety and first aid. You use an example of "One crew member, while working in the engine room, finds another crew member lying unconscious on the deck." What would you instruct the crew do first when faced with the rescue of this crew member?


24. Which of the following statements is TRUE concerning lifejackets?


25. Lifejackets should be stowed in __________.


26. Kapok lifejackets require proper care and should NOT be __________.


27. You are involved in an emergency landing of a helicopter on the water. You should inflate your life jacket


28. A rigid lifesaving device designed for a group of survivors to hold on to while in the water is defined as a


29. Which of the following is required to be included in the fireman's (emergency) outfit?


30. The external flotation bladder on an immersion suit should be inflated __________.


31. Which of the following statements is true concerning an immersion suit and its use?


32. An immersion suit should be equipped with a/an __________.


33. Which of the following statements concerning immersion suits is correct?


34. If for any reason it is necessary to abandon ship while far at sea, it is important for the crew members to


35. All personnel should be familiar with the lifeboats __________.


36. Which of the lifeboat parts listed must be painted bright red?


37. When using the rainwater collection tubes on a life raft, the FIRST collection should be __________.


38. The purpose of the four water pockets located on the underside of a life raft is to __________.


39. In order to retrieve an inflatable life raft and place it on deck, you should heave on the __________.


40. A self-righting survival craft will return to an upright position provided that all personnel __________.


41. Using a sea anchor with the survival craft will __________.


42. With the sprinkler system and air system on, and all hatches shut, the survival craft will be protected from __________.


43. If the survival craft is not loaded to full capacity, the personnel should be __________.


44. Provided every effort is used to preserve body moisture content by avoiding perspiration, how long is it normally possible to survive in a survival craft without stored quantities of water?


45. When a rescue vessel approaches a survival craft in heavy seas, the person in charge of the survival craft should


46. An 'on-load' release system on a survival craft means the cable can be released __________.


47. Seawater may be used for drinking water __________.


48. Which of the following conditions represents the appropriate time for setting off distress flares and rockets?


49. Each vessel in ocean and coastwise service must have an approved EPIRB. An EPIRB __________.


50. You have abandoned ship and after two days in a life raft you can see an aircraft near the horizon apparently carrying out a search pattern. You should __________.


51. A fire can be extinguished by removing __________.


52. Except in rare cases, it is impossible to extinguish a shipboard fire by __________.


53. The blocking open or absence of fire dampers can contribute to __________.


54. A tank has been sealed and unventilated for a long period of time. Which of the following statements is true?


55. The upper explosive limit (UEL) of a mixture of flammable vapors and air is defined as __________.


56. It is necessary to cool the bulkheads and decks surrounding a compartment where there is a fire in order to


57. To prevent the spread of fire by convection you should __________.


58. The spreading of fire as a result of heat being carried through a vessel's ventilation system is an example of heat transfer by __________.


59. In the event of a fire, the doors to a stair tower must be closed to prevent the spread of fire by____________.


60. Radiation can cause a fire to spread by __________.


61. Through which of the listed processes is sufficient heat produced to cause spontaneous ignition?


62. The process that occurs when heat is generated by a chemical reaction within a substance and continues to a point of ignition is known as __________.


63. Hazardous conditions exist which may result in spontaneous combustion when __________.


64. To prevent oily rags from spontaneously igniting they should be __________.


65. A fire in a pile of canvas would be classified as a __________.


66. Burning wood is considered to be which of the listed classes of fire?


67. You are conducting training on fire fighting procedures. What type of fire is characterized by the burning of ordinary combustible materials where the quenching and cooling effects of quantities of water, or solutions containing large percentages of water, are of first importance?


68. A Type A fire has been reported onboard your vessel. What type of materials would your fire teams expect to find at the scene?


69. A fire in the paint locker would probably be __________.


70. A galley grease fire would be classified as __________.


71. Burning diesel oil should be treated as which class of fire?


72. You are conducting training on fire fighting procedures. What type of fire is characterized by the burning of flammable liquids, greases, etc., where a blanketing effect is essential?


73. A Type B fire has been reported onboard your vessel. What type of materials would your fire teams expect to find at the scene?


74. Which of the hazards listed is of a primary concern, other than fire damage, associated with a class C fire?


75. A fire, occurring in the windings, of an overloaded electrical motor, is considered a __________.


76. Class C fires may be combated using a __________.


77. You are conducting training on fire fighting procedures. What type of fire is characterized by the burning of electrical equipment where the use of nonconducting extinguishing agent is of first importance?


78. A Type C fire has been reported onboard your vessel. What type of materials would your fire teams expect to find at the scene?


79. A class "D" fire would involve the burning of __________.


80. Dry Powder" fire extinguishers, which contain a mixture of graphite and sodium chloride as the extinguishing agent, are generally used to fight which type of fire?


81. A fire involving aluminum powder would be a class __________.


82. A magnesium fire would be classified as a __________.


83. Which of the following procedures reduces the possibility of an interior ventilation duct fire from rapidly spreading?


84. Paints and solvents used aboard a vessel should be __________


85. A simple precaution to reduce the possibility of accidental fires in the paint locker is to __________.


86. Good housekeeping on a vessel prevents fires by __________.


87. The most likely location for a liquid cargo fire to occur on a tanker would be __________.


88. In accordance with 46 CFR Part 109, the Muster List ("Station Bill") shows each crew lifeboat station, their duties during abandonment, basic instructions, and __________.


89. You are reviewing emergency procedures with new crew members. How would you direct them to proceed if they hear the fire and emergency signal on the ship's general alarm or whistle?


90. As Chief Engineer, you are discussing fire safety with a new unlicensed crew member. What would you expect the crew member to know having been onboard the vessel for two days?


91. Your ship is leaving port after almost a complete crew change out. The captain has ordered a fire drill simulating a fire in the engine room with full emergency gear and all hoses run out. What is the reason for drilling with this kind of simulation?


92. How would you ensure that your crew is prepared to combat a ship board fire using ship's equipment?


93. In a typical automatic fire alarm system, all zone circuits are always connected __________.


94. Fire detecting systems on merchant vessels may be arranged to sense __________.


95. Drawings of your deck plans show the use of a A60 bulkheads. "A" indicates which of the following?


96. Drawings of your ship indicate the use of "B" class bulkheads. The "B" indicates which of the following?


97. In preparation for an extended yard period, you are reviewing your ship's plans. You notice several bulkheads are labeled A60. What is indicated by the label A60?


98. One of the disadvantages of using carbon dioxide to extinguish a fire in an enclosed space is __________.


99. When an oil fire has been extinguished, the surface of the oil should be kept covered with foam to prevent __________.


100. The principle personnel hazard unique to Halon fire extinguishers is __________.


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