Assessment Test


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1. After you have thrown the liferaft and stowage container into the water, you inflate the liferaft by __________.

 
 
 
 

2. If an inflatable liferaft is to be released manually, where should the operating cord be attached before throwing the raft overboard?

 
 
 
 

3. Which operation should be done when launching an inflatable liferaft by hand?

 
 
 
 

4. To release the davit cable of a davit launched liferaft, you must __________.

 
 
 
 

5. An inflatable liferaft is thrown into the water from a sinking vessel. What should occur after the painter trips the CO2 bottles to inflate the raft?

 
 
 
 

6. When launching an inflatable liferaft, you should make sure that the operating cord is __________.

 
 
 
 

7. An inflatable liferaft is floating in its container, attached to the ship by its painter, as the ship is sinking rapidly. Which action should be taken with respect to the liferaft container?

 
 
 
 

8. After having thrown the liferaft and stowage container into the water, the liferaft is inflated by __________.

 
 
 
 

9. The most important thing to remember when launching an inflatable liferaft by hand is to __________.

 
 
 
 

10. To launch a liferaft by hand, you should __________.

 
 
 
 

11. An inflatable liferaft is thrown into the water from a sinking vessel. Which action occurs automatically after the painter trips the CO2 bottles to inflate the raft?

 
 
 
 

12. What must be carried out in order to launch and inflate an inflatable liferaft?

 
 
 
 

13. What must be carried out in order to manually launch an inflatable liferaft not designed for float-free operation?

 
 
 
 

14. Generally, when lifting an inflatable liferaft back aboard ship you would use the __________.

 
 
 
 

15. While retrieving the survival craft, the engine should be stopped __________.

 
 
 
 

16. When retrieving the survival craft, the winch operator should stop the winch and check __________.

 
 
 
 

17. Under normal conditions a liferaft is released from its cradle by __________.

 
 
 
 

18. An inflatable liferaft should be manually released from its cradle by __________.

 
 
 
 

19. What is the purpose of the hydrostatic release on an inflatable liferaft?

 
 
 
 

20. If the hydrostatic release mechanism for an inflatable liferaft is not periodically serviced and becomes inoperative, it will NOT __________.

 
 
 
 

21. What is the purpose of the liferaft hydrostatic release?

 
 
 
 

22. If the hydrostatic release mechanism for an inflatable liferaft is not periodically serviced and becomes inoperable, it will fail to __________.

 
 
 
 

23. A hydrostatic release mechanism for a liferaft __________.

 
 
 
 

24. If you find an inflatable liferaft container with the steel bands still in place around its case, you should __________.

 
 
 
 

25. Generally, what is used to inflate liferafts?

 
 
 
 

26. Which of the following steps should normally be taken first by those who have boarded a liferaft in an emergency situation?

 
 
 
 

27. If an inflatable liferaft is overturned, it may be righted by __________.

 
 
 
 

28. To turn over an inflatable liferaft that is upside down, you should pul on the

 
 
 
 

29. A liferaft which has inflated bottom-up on the water __________.

 
 
 
 

30. You are in the process of righting an inflatable liferaft that has inflated in an upside down position. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

31. If the liferaft capsizes, all personnel should leave the raft and __________.

 
 
 
 

32. If an inflatable liferaft inflates upside down, you can right it by __________.

 
 
 
 

33. When a helicopter is lifting personnel from a survival craft, the other individuals in the craft should __________.

 
 
 
 

34. An emergency sea anchor may be constructed by using __________.

 
 
 
 

35. Your rescue craft is broken down and rolling in heavy seas. You can reduce the possibility of capsizing by __________.

 
 
 
 

36. How should signal flares be used after you have abandoned ship and are adrift in a liferaft?

 
 
 
 

37. After a liferaft is launched, the operating cord __________.

 
 
 
 

38. Which statement is TRUE concerning an inflatable liferaft?

 
 
 
 

39. Puncture leaks in the lower tubes or bottom of an inflatable liferaft should FIRST be stopped by using __________.

 
 
 
 

40. After launching, an inflatable raft should be kept dry inside by __________.

 
 
 
 

41. When using a handheld smoke signal in a liferaft, you should activate the signal

 
 
 
 

42. Inflatable liferafts are less maneuverable than lifeboats due to their __________.

 
 
 
 

43. One of the first actions to be taken by survivors when they have boarded an inflatable liferaft is to __________.

 
 
 
 

44. You have abandoned ship in tropical waters. Which procedure should be used during a prolonged period in a liferaft?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

46. Who should inspect and test an inflatable liferaft?

 
 
 
 

47. While reading the muster list you see that "3 short blasts on the whistle and 3 short rings on the general alarm bells" is the signal for __________.

 
 
 
 

48. The signal given to commence lowering the lifeboats is __________.

 
 
 
 

49. When whistle signals are used for launching lifeboats, one short blast means

 
 
 
 

50. The signal given to commence lowering the lifeboats is __________.

 
 
 
 

51. When you hear three short blasts on the ship's whistle and the same signal on the general alarm bells, you __________.

 
 
 
 

52. While at your lifeboat station, you hear a signal consisting of one short blast of the whistle. This signal indicates __________.

 
 
 
 

53. When supplemented by a comparable signal on the general alarm, what is the signal for boat stations or boat drill?

 
 
 
 

54. Your vessel has 3 lifeboats on each side. The aftermost boat on the starboard side is designated as boat number __________.

 
 
 
 

55. Your vessel has 3 lifeboats on each side. The middle boat on the starboard side is designated as boat number _________

 
 
 
 

56. Your vessel has 3 lifeboats on each side. The middle lifeboat on the port side is designated as boat number __________.

 
 
 
 

57. Your vessel has 3 lifeboats on each side. The aftermost boat on the port side is designated as boat number __________.

 
 
 
 

58. While cranking out a quadrantal davit, slippage of the quadrant due to excessive wear or failure of the teeth in the quadrant will cause the __________.

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

60. Which type of davit is not considered to be a mechanical davit?

 
 
 
 

61. The lifeboats on your vessel are stowed on cradles on deck and are handled by sheath-screw boom davits. Which of the following statements about launching a boat is TRUE

 
 
 
 

62. A mechanical davit is designed to automatically __________.

 
 
 
 

63. 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 __________.

 
 
 
 

64. Your vessel is equipped with mechanical davits. When stowing the lifeboat after a drill while underway, you should __________.

 
 
 
 

65. The boat is stowed on the davit rather than on a cradle with which type of davit?

 
 
 
 

66. What is the accepted standard for wire rope falls used in connection with the lifeboat gear?

 
 
 
 

67. Frapping lines are fitted to lifeboat davits to __________.

 
 
 
 

68. The falls on gravity davits are __________.

 
 
 
 

69. The type of davit on which you must turn a crank in order to swing the lifeboat out over the ship's side is a __________.

 
 
 
 

70. The most common type of davit found on merchant vessels today is the

 
 
 
 

71. On which type davit does the davit head stay at the same height?

 
 
 
 

72. In each inflatable liferaft, what equipment is provided to make quick, emergency, temporary repairs to large holes in the raft?

 
 
 
 

73. Which of the devices listed will prevent an inflated liferaft from being pulled under by a vessel which sinks in water over 100 feet deep?

 
 
 
 

74. In each inflatable rescue boat, what piece of equipment is provided to make quick, emergency, temporary repairs to a large hole in a raft?

 
 
 
 

75. The float free link attached to a sea painter on an inflatable liferaft has a breaking strength of __________.

 
 
 
 

76. The water pockets located on the underside of inflatable liferafts __________.

 
 
 
 

77. All inflatable liferafts have __________.

 
 
 
 

78. What is placed on the underside of an inflatable liferaft to help prevent it from being skidded by the wind or overturned?

 
 
 
 

79. A life line must be connected to the liferaft __________.

 
 
 
 

80. Hand holds or straps on the underside of an inflatable liferaft are provided

 
 
 
 

81. To turn over a liferaft that is floating upside down, you should pull on the

 
 
 
 

82. A feature of an inflatable raft which helps keep people stationary in rough weather is __________.

 
 
 
 

83. The canopy of an inflatable liferaft should __________.

 
 
 
 

84. Which item of the listed survival craft equipment would be the most suitable for night signaling to a ship on the horizon?

 
 
 
 

85. Using a sea anchor will __________.

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

87. When using a hand held smoke signal aboard a survival craft, you should activate the signal __________.

 
 
 
 

88. The knife on an inflatable liferaft will always be located __________.

 
 
 
 

89. Inflatable liferafts are provided with __________.

 
 
 
 

90. Inflatable liferafts are provided with a __________.

 
 
 
 

91. Signaling devices which are required on inflatable liferafts include __________.

 
 
 
 

92. Which statement is TRUE concerning distress signals in a survival craft?

 
 
 
 

93. Coast Guard Regulations (46 CFR) require inflatable liferafts to be equipped with

 
 
 
 

94. What prevents an inflated liferaft from being pulled under by a vessel which sinks in water over 100 feet in depth?

 
 
 
 

95. What is the correct procedure to follow when manually launching an inflatable liferaft?

 
 
 
 

96. An inflatable liferaft can be launched by __________.

 
 
 
 

97. To inflate a davit launched liferaft you __________.

 
 
 
 

98. The davit launched liferaft can be boarded __________.

 
 
 
 

99. As a vessel sinks to a depth of 15 feet, the hydrostatic trip releases the liferaft container from its cradle by __________.

 
 
 
 

100. An inflatable liferaft is hand-launched by __________.

 
 
 
 


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