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1. C8 - A strong, often violent, northerly wind occurring on the Pacific coast of Mexico, particularly during the colder months, is called __________.

 

2. C8 - A thin, whitish, high cloud popularly known as "mares' tails" is __________.

 

3. C8 - A very light breeze that causes ripples on a small area of still water is a __________.

 

4. C8 - A weather front exists when __________.

 

5. C8 - According to Buys Ballot's Law, when an observer in the Southern Hemisphere experiences a northwest wind, the center of the low pressure is located to the __________.

 

6. C8 - After a cold front passes, the barometric pressure __________.

 

7. C8 - After the passage of a cold front the visibility __________.

 

8. C8 - All of the following can be found on a Pilot Chart EXCEPT information concerning the __________.

 

9. C8 - All of the following, what is not associated with cumulonimbus clouds?

 

10. C8 - An air mass is termed "warm" if __________.

 

11. C8 - An air mass that has moved down from Canada would most likely have the symbols __________.

 

12. C8 - An instrument designed to maintain a continuous record of atmospheric pressure is a(n) __________.

 

13. C8 - An instrument useful in predicting fog is the __________.

 

14. C8 - An isotherm is __________.

 

15. C8 - Aneroid barometers are usually calibrated to indicate atmospheric pressure in __________.

 

16. C8 - Anticyclones are usually characterized by __________.

 

17. C8 - Apparent wind speed blowing across your vessel while underway can be measured by a(n) __________.

 

18. C8 - As a cold front passes an observer, pressure __________.

 

19. C8 - As it approaches, a typical warm front will bring __________.

 

20. C8 - As the South Equatorial Current approaches the east coast of Africa, it divides with the main part flowing south to form the warm __________.

 

21. C8 - As the temperature of an air mass decreases, the __________.

 

22. C8 - Ascending and descending air masses with different temperatures is part of an important heat transmitting process in our atmosphere called __________.

 

23. C8 - Barometer readings in weather reports are given in terms of pressure at __________.

 

24. C8 - Brief, violent showers frequently accompanied by thunder and lightning are usually associated with __________.

 

25. C8 - Cumulonimbus clouds are formed by __________.

 

26. C8 - Cumulus clouds that have undergone vertical development and have become cumulonimbus in form, indicate __________.

 

27. C8 - During the winter months, the southeast trade winds are __________.

 

28. C8 - Fog forms when the air __________.

 

29. C8 - Fog is formed when __________.

 
 
 
 

30. C8 - During beaching operation, the approach should preferably be made at slow speed and at what angle to the beach?

 

31. C8 - While your vessel is impaired by stormy weather, a pumproom is suspected of accumulating gases after a ventilation machinery breakdown. Where should the combustible gas indicator case be placed when testing the pumproom atmosphere for combustible gases?

 

32. C8 - You are steaming in the open ocean of the North Pacific between the Aleutian Chain and Hawaii. A warning broadcast indicates that an earthquake has occurred in the Aleutians and has generated a tsunami that is predicted to hit Hawaii. What action is necessary for the ship's safety?

 

33. C8 - Attempts to sever the towing hawser are unsuccessful. Which action should now be taken?

 

34. C8 - What shall you do if you see a person falling into the sea?

 

35. C8 - Your vessel is off a lee shore in heavy weather and laboring. Which action should you take?

 

36. C8 - A ship is having a slow speed, by using the backing maneuver, when does the ship is considered to be dead on the water?

 

37. C8 - A seaman is reported missing in the morning and was last seen after coming off the midwatch. Which type of turn would you use to return to the trackline steamed during the night?

 

38. C8 - You are a laden tanker which has collided with a smaller vessel. What should your first action be?

 

39. C8 - In principle of shiphandling, which factor that a master or a pilot has no direct control of the ship?

 

40. C8 - When personnel are lifted by a helicopter from an inflatable life raft, the personnel on the raft should:

 

41. C8 - In a rescue operations, a helicopter uses a special device which patients, in most cases, are being disembarked. It can quickly and safely be hooked on and off.

 

42. C8 - Your vessel is a single-screw ship with a righthand propeller. There is no current. What is the easiest way to make a landing?

 

43. C8 - Your vessel has grounded on a bar. What should you do?

 

44. C8 - You wish to send a DSCmessage because of a m.o.b. situation and assistance by other ships is required. You have to choose the category:

 

45. C8 - 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:

 

46. C8 - An ocean tow is sinking in deep water. Attempts to sever the towing hawser are unsuccessful. Which action should now be taken?

 

47. C8 - You are docking a vessel. When do you expect wind and current to be most favorable?

 

48. C8 - Your vessel has grounded on a bar. What should you do?

 

49. C8 - Upon colliding with another vessel in calm weather, the engines should be stopped. Which of the following would NOT immediately be done?

 

50. C8 - You are going astern (single-screw, right-handed propeller) with the anchor down at a scope of twice the depth of the water. What should you expect as the anchor dredges?

 

51. C8 - What will happen to the bow when your vessel is backing on the starboard screw, and going ahead on the port screw?

 

52. C8 - Your vessel is off a lee shore in heavy weather and laboring. Which action should you take?

 

53. C8 - After grounding, extent of the damage to the ship can be determined by which of the following?

 

54. C8 - What fact you must be aware of when using the anchor to steady the bow while approaching a dock?

 

55. C8 - You are docking a vessel starboard side to with the assistance of two tugs. What are you going to ensure while you are attempting to hold the vessel off by operating both tugs at right angles to the vessel and at full power?

 

56. C8 - The ship should be abandoned when there is imminent danger of sinking, breaking up, fire or explosion, other circumstances that make remaining on board impossible and:

 

57. C8 - You are 15 feet off a pier and docking a vessel using only a bow breast line and stern breast line. Once the slack is out of both lines you begin to haul in on the bow breast line. What is the effect on the vessel?

 

58. C8 - You are docking a ship with a single-screw tug assisting on your starboard bow. How should the tug be tied up if you are anticipating that she will have to hold your bow off while you stem the current?

 

59. C8 - You are approaching a pier and intend to use the port anchor to assist in docking port side to. When is the time that you would NOT use the anchor?

 

60. C8 - During a stay in port, a towing wire is to be put out forward and aft. What is important to take care of regarding this wire?

 

61. C8 - You are docking a vessel in a slip which has its entrance athwart the tide. You land the ship across the end of the pier, stemming the tide, preparatory to breaking the ship around the corner. You have one tug to assist. Where would you generally tie up the tug?

 

62. C8 - In the event of collision in calm weather, the colliding ship should generally remain embedded:

 

63. C8 - You are approaching a distressed which is on fire in order to remove survivors. Your approach should be:

 

64. C8 - A tropical storm is building strength some distance from your ship. Waves are coming from the east?with periods increasing from 5 seconds to 15 seconds. The swell is from the east. Where was the storm when these new swells were generated?

 

65. C8 - By day, the signal meaning, This is the best place to land is a __________.

 

66. C8 - What should you expect when you encounter a tsunami in the open ocean?

 

67. C8 - A hurricane moving northeast out of the Gulf passes west of your position. You could expect all of the following EXCEPT the what?

 

68. C8 - You have made a turning circle at full speed in deep water. You are now going to make one with initial speed, slow ahead. Do you think the diameter will differ from that of initial full ahead?

 

69. C8 - You have made a turning test on full speed in deep water. You are now going to make a test in shallow water. Do you think the turning diameter will be the same?

 

70. C8 - A barometer showing falling pressure indicates the approach of a __________.

 

71. C8 - A barometric pressure reading of 29.92 inches of mercury is equivalent to __________.

 

72. C8 - A boundary between two air masses is a(n) __________.

 

73. C8 - A cloud of marked vertical development (often anvil-shaped) would be classified as __________.

 

74. C8 - A cloud sequence of cirrus, cirrostratus, and altostratus clouds followed by rain usually signifies the approach of a(n) __________.

 

75. C8 - A cold front moving in from the northwest can produce __________.

 

76. C8 - A cyclone in its final stage of development is called a(n) __________.

 

77. C8 - A decrease in barometric pressure is associated with all of the following except __________.

 

78. C8 - A frontal thunderstorm is caused by __________.

 

79. C8 - A gale is characterized by a wind speed of __________.

 

80. C8 - A hurricane moving northeast out of the Gulf passes west of your position. You could expect all of the following EXCEPT __________.

 

81. C8 - A hygrometer is a device used for determining __________.

 

82. C8 - A katabatic wind blows __________.

 

83. C8 - A light, feathery deposit of ice caused by the sublimation of water vapor directly into the crystalline form, on objects whose temperatures are below freezing, is called __________.

 

84. C8 - A line of clouds, sharp changes in wind direction, and squalls are most frequently associated with a(n) __________.

 

85. C8 - A line on a weather chart connecting places which have the same barometric pressure is called an __________.

 

86. C8 - A local wind which occurs during the daytime and is caused by the different rates of warming of land and water is a __________.

 

87. C8 - A low, uniform layer of cloud resembling fog, but not resting on the ground, is called __________.

 

88. C8 - A millibar is a unit of __________.

 

89. C8 - A phenomenon where the atmospheric pressure is higher than that of other surrounding regions is called __________.

 

90. C8 - A psychrometer has two thermometers that provide dry bulb and wet bulb temperatures. By comparing these two temperature readings with a set of tables you can determine the __________.

 

91. C8 - A rapid rise or fall of the barometer indicates __________.

 

92. C8 - A sea breeze is a wind __________.

 

93. C8 - A series of brief showers accompanied by strong, shifting winds may occur along or some distance ahead of a(n) __________.

 

94. C8 - A single barometric pressure reading of 28.60 indicates __________.

 

95. C8 - A sling psychrometer is a(n) __________.

 

96. C8 - A slow rise in the barometric pressure forecasts __________.

 

97. C8 - A slow, gradual fall of the barometer indicates approaching __________.

 

98. C8 - A source of an air mass labeled mTw is __________.

 

99. C8 - A steep barometric gradient indicates __________.

 

100. C8 - A storm's track is characterized by all of the following except __________.

 


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