Assessment Test


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1. A vessel's Classification Certificate is issued by the __________.

 
 
 
 

2. A VLCC (100,000 DWT+) with a 30,000 Shaft Horsepower Steam Turbine is slow to respond to engine movements and has less stopping power than normal ships because it has a __________.

 
 
 
 

3. A V-shaped ripple with the point of the V pointing upstream in a river may indicate a __________.

 
 
 
 

4. A wedge of water building up between the bow and nearer bank which forces the bow out and away describes __________.

 
 
 
 

5. A weight of 1,000 short tons is equivalent to __________.

 
 
 
 

6. A welded joint's effectiveness is considered __________.

 
 
 
 

7. A well in the uppermost deck of a shelter deck vessel which has only a temporary means of closing for the purpose of gaining an exemption from tonnage measurement is called a(n) __________.

 
 
 
 

8. A spring line leads __________.

 
 
 
 

9. A stage should only be rigged __________.

 
 
 
 

10. A standard net barrel of petroleum products is __________.

 
 
 
 

11. A stopper used in securing the ground tackle for sea that consists of a grab attached to a turnbuckle is a __________.

 
 
 
 

12. A stream of water immediately surrounding a moving vessel's hull, flowing in the same direction as the vessel is known as __________.

 
 
 
 

13. A sufficient amount of chain must be veered when anchoring a vessel to ensure __________.

 
 
 
 

14. A survey of refrigerated cargo, to certify that proper methods of stowage were utilized, can be conducted by the __________.

 
 
 
 

15. A tackle is "two blocked" when the blocks are __________.

 
 
 
 

16. A term applied to the bottom shell plating in a double-bottom ship is __________.

 
 
 
 

17. A term used to describe the dip in a towline that acts as a shock absorber is __________.

 
 
 
 

18. A texas bar __________.

 
 
 
 

19. A thirty pound plate would be __________.

 
 
 
 

20. A tonnage tax is levied according to the __________.

 
 
 
 

21. A tow astern is veering from side to side on its towline. The best way of controlling the action is to __________.

 
 
 
 

22. A tow bridle is attached to the main tow hawser at the __________.

 
 
 
 

23. A tow can override its tug as a result of __________.

 
 
 
 

24. A tow of 9 barges is made up three abreast and three long. The towboat is faced up to the center string which is known as the __________.

 
 
 
 

25. A tow of 9 barges is made up three abreast by three long. The towboat is faced up to the last barge of the center string. The outer two strings of barges are the __________.

 
 
 
 

26. A tow that veers to the side on the end of the towline is said to __________.

 
 
 
 

27. A towing hawser is readied for service by __________.

 
 
 
 

28. A towing hawser should be stowed __________.

 
 
 
 

29. A towing hook may be released from the __________.

 
 
 
 

30. A towing vessel becomes tripped while towing on a hawser astern. What factor is LEAST important when assessing the risk of capsizing?

 
 
 
 

31. A towing vessel is tripped when __________.

 
 
 
 

32. A towing vessel should be on the crest of a wave at the same time as its tow and in the trough at the same time. The term used to describe this is

 
 
 
 

33. A towing vessel's capability is BEST measured by horsepower, maneuverability, displacement, and __________.

 
 
 
 

34. A towing winch, that handles a wire towline, must have all of the following EXCEPT a _________.

 
 
 
 

35. A towline should be fastened to __________.

 
 
 
 

36. A tug in irons is __________.

 
 
 
 

37. A tug is "in irons" when held in a fixed position by __________.

 
 
 
 

38. A tug is best positioned for towing and maneuvering on rivers and other restricted waters where wave action is limited when __________.

 
 
 
 

39. A tug is to assist in docking an oceangoing vessel on a hawser. The greatest danger to the tug is __________.

 
 
 
 

40. A tug may be in danger of tripping when __________.

 
 
 
 

41. A tug would NOT assist a ship to steer if the tug is made up to the large vessel __________.

 
 
 
 

42. A tug's horsepower available at the shaft is __________.

 
 
 
 

43. A twin screw vessel, making headway with both engines turning ahead, will turn more readily to starboard if you __________.

 
 
 
 

44. A twin-screw ship going ahead on the starboard screw only tends to move __________.

 
 
 
 

45. A twin-screw vessel can clear the inboard propeller and maneuver off a pier best by holding a(n) __________.

 
 
 
 

46. A twin-screw vessel is easier to maneuver than a single-screw vessel because the twin-screw vessel __________.

 
 
 
 

47. A twin-screw vessel with a single rudder is making headway. The engines are full speed ahead. There is no wind or current. Which statement is FALSE?

 
 
 
 

48. A U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker may use all of the following distinctive lights when escorting ships in ice EXCEPT __________.

 
 
 
 

49. A U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker, while escorting ships in ice, may sound four short and one long blasts on the whistle to indicate that the icebreaker

 
 
 
 

50. A U.S. or foreign flag vessel that does not comply with the Officers Competency Certificates Convention of 1936 may be detained by certain designated officials. These officials include all of the following EXCEPT a/an __________.

 
 
 
 

51. A U.S. or foreign flag vessel that does not comply with the Officers Competency Certificates Convention of 1936 may be detained by certain designated officials. These officials include all of the following EXCEPT a/an __________.

 
 
 
 

52. A U.S. vessel engaged in foreign trade must be __________.

 
 
 
 

53. A vessel arrives at the port of San Francisco from Yokohama, Japan. The passengers fill out the Baggage Declaration and Entry form. A passenger has baggage arriving on another vessel. How must this baggage be handled for U.S. Customs purposes?

 
 
 
 

54. A vessel arrives in a foreign port and the Master is informed that the vessel is being sold to foreign interests. The new owners request that the crew remain on board to complete the voyage. Under these circumstances, the crew __________.

 
 
 
 

55. A vessel arrives in San Francisco from a foreign voyage. When MUST the Master make formal entry at the custom house?

 
 
 
 

56. A vessel arrives in San Francisco from a foreign voyage. When MUST the Master make formal entry at the custom house?

 
 
 
 

57. A vessel arrives in the port of Los Angeles from a foreign port and discharges some of its inward foreign cargo. What additional manifest is required?

 
 
 
 

58. A vessel brought alongside should be fended off the towing vessel by __________.

 
 
 
 

59. A vessel brought alongside should be fended off the towing vessel by __________.

 
 
 
 

60. A vessel has a charter party for one voyage to carry a full load of manganese from Durban, South Africa, to Baltimore, Maryland, at a stipulated rate per ton. Which type of contract is involved?

 
 
 
 

61. A vessel has an amidships superstructure. Which location would be most suitable for main deck stowage of vehicles?

 
 
 
 

62. A vessel has arrived in a U.S. port from a foreign voyage. Preliminary entry has been made. Formal entry at the U.S. Custom House must be made within how many hours after arrival (Sundays and holidays excepted)?

 
 
 
 

63. A vessel has been damaged by fire. The survey shows the cost of repairs will exceed the value of the repaired vessel. This is an example of a(n)

 
 
 
 

64. A vessel has been surveyed in a foreign port and found unseaworthy as a result of neglect. A seaman on this vessel is entitled to discharge and __________.

 
 
 
 

65. A vessel has completed loading cargo in the port of San Francisco. What document is signed by the Master stating the terms that goods were delivered and received by the ship?

 
 
 
 

66. A vessel has completed loading cargo in the port of San Francisco. What document is signed by the Master stating the terms that goods were delivered and received by the ship?

 
 
 
 

67. A vessel having continuous closely spaced transverse strength members is __________.

 
 
 
 

68. A vessel in Great Lakes service shall carry anchors in accordance with standards established by the __________.

 
 
 
 

69. A vessel is entering port and has a Pilot conning the vessel. The Master is unsure that the Pilot is taking sufficient action to prevent a collision. What should the Master do?

 
 
 
 

70. A vessel is equipped with twin propellers, both turning outboard with the engines half ahead. If there is no wind or current and the rudders are amidships, what will happen?

 
 
 
 

71. A vessel is found to be seaworthy after a complaint in writing to the American Consul by the Chief and Second Mates. The cost of the survey is to be paid by the

 
 
 
 

72. A vessel is involved in a casualty. The cost of property damage includes the __________.

 
 
 
 

73. A vessel is loaded to her summer marks for a voyage from Montreal, Canada to Duluth, MN via the Great Lakes System. The voyage has been estimated to take nine (9) days. If the vessel departs Montreal on September 28th, which of the following statements is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

74. A vessel is not required to carry urine specimen collecting kits onboard the vessel only if the individuals directly involved in a Serious Marine Incident can be tested ashore within __________?

 
 
 
 

75. A vessel is tide rode when it is __________.

 
 
 
 

76. A vessel is to make a voyage between New York and San Juan, Puerto Rico, and return. The crew should be signed on __________.

 
 
 
 

77. A vessel is underway with a work stage rigged over the side. A seaman may work on the stage, but only when __________.

 
 
 
 

78. A vessel is wind rode when it is __________.

 
 
 
 

79. A vessel loads 100 tons of glass jars. The mate on watch discovers that some of the cartons have been damaged and has an exception made on the Bill of Lading. What is this document called?

 
 
 
 

80. A vessel loads 5000 tons of manganese ore. The railroad cars that brought the ore to the vessel were previously loaded with iron ore so the ore is contaminated. The agent requests the Master to sign a Clean Bill of Lading and in return the shipper will give him a Letter of Indemnity. What is the best procedure to follow?

 
 
 
 

81. A vessel loads edible oil in a deep tank through a manhole at the mid- length of the tank. In order to fill the tank to maximum capacity, what trim should the vessel have?

 
 
 
 

82. A vessel must have one approved ring life buoy on board if its length is over how many feet?

 
 
 
 

83. A vessel operating "in class" has met all the requirements of the

 
 
 
 

84. A vessel operating on the Great Lakes, and whose position is south of an approaching eastward-moving storm center, would NOT experience __________.

 
 
 
 

85. A vessel proceeding along the bank of a river or channel has the tendency to

 
 
 
 

86. A vessel proceeding to London, England, from New York makes an unscheduled call at the port of Hamilton, Bermuda. What term is used to denote the voluntary departure from the usual course?

 
 
 
 

87. A vessel puts into the port of Kobe, Japan to discharge cargo. While awaiting completion of the cargo operation, the vessel contracts with a local shipyard to have the hull chipped, scaled, and painted. How is the cost of this maintenance handled with the Collector of Customs?

 
 
 
 

88. A vessel puts into the port of Kobe, Japan, to discharge cargo. The vessel contracts a local shipyard to have the hull chipped and scaled. If the vessel provides the primer and paint, which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

89. A vessel reduces speed without backing. The rate that her speed through the water decreases depends primarily on the __________.

 
 
 
 

90. A vessel sailing from Liverpool to New York puts into Boston, Mass. for emergency repairs. If no inward foreign cargo is to be discharged at that port, which of the following documents is required?

 
 
 
 

91. A vessel spotted at 45° relative can be reported as __________.

 
 
 
 

92. A vessel traveling down a narrow channel, especially if the draft is nearly equal to the depth of the water, may set off the nearer side. This effect is known as __________.

 
 
 
 

93. A vessel which is being assisted by an icebreaker should indicate that he is ready to cast off the towline (if one is used) by __________.

 
 
 
 

94. A vessel which is being assisted by an icebreaker should indicate that she is ready to cast off the towline by __________.

 
 

95. A vessel which is being assisted by an icebreaker should indicate that she is ready to cast off the towline by __________.

 
 
 
 

96. A vessel which is being assisted by an icebreaker would display a flag hoist consisting of the code numeral "4" when the vessel __________.

 
 
 
 

97. A vessel will "squat" when it proceeds underway __________.

 
 
 
 

98. A vessel's "quarter" is that section which is __________.

 
 
 
 

99. A vessel's bottom will be subjected to tension when weight is concentrated __________.

 
 
 
 

100. A vessel's Certificate of Documentation __________.

 
 
 
 


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