Assessment Test

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1. A U.S. merchant vessel in ocean service is NOT subject to the requirements of Annex V to MARPOL 73/78 __________.


2. A vessel to which Annex V to MARPOL 73/78 applies is located 10 nautical miles from the nearest land. Which type of garbage is prohibited from being discharged?


3. The pollution prevention regulations in MARPOL apply to U. S. flag vessels __________.


4. How is the Master or operator of a vessel required to keep the crew informed of the regulations concerning the discharging of garbage overboard?


5. Your oceangoing vessel has medical waste to be disposed of ashore. How many hours advance notice must you give the port or terminal?


6. Providing you are not sailing in the Red Sea or another special area as listed in ANNEX V of MARPOL, how many miles from land must you be to throw garbage including bottles, rags, and glass that has not been ground up into the sea?


7. If Annex V to MARPOL 73/78 applies to your vessel, which of the following cannot be discharged anywhere at sea?


8. You are at sea and not in a special area as defined in ANNEX V of MARPOL. How many nautical miles from land must you be to discharge ground garbage that will pass through a one-inch (25 mm) screen into the sea?


9. While operating your oceangoing vessel you must keep a record of any discharge or disposal of garbage. When should these entries be made?


10. What product is considered a noxious liquid substance for regulatory purposes?


11. The use of sinking and dispersing chemical agents for removal of surface oil is __________.


12. When authorized to use chemical agents on an oil spill they would __________.


13. If you must pump bilges while a vessel is in port, you should pump only __________.


14. You may not act as person-in-charge of oil transfer operations on more than one vessel at a time __________.


15. How long shall the operator of a vessel employed in the transferring of oil to other vessels keep the Declaration of Inspection of those transfers?


16. Who completes the Declaration of Inspection before loading a tank vessel?


17. Who must sign the Declaration of Inspection made before oil transfer operations?


18. Hoses used for cargo transfer operations must be tested and inspected at specified intervals by __________.


19. 33 CFR 156 deals with matters concerning __________.


20. According to the U.S. regulations, what must be agreed upon by the person-in-charge of transfer operations, both ashore and on the vessel?


21. U.S. regulations require that no person may transfer oil to or from a vessel unless which of the following criteria are met?


22. According to U.S. regulations, when a tank vessel is discharging cargo, each sea suction valve connected to the vessel's oil transfer, ballast, or cargo tank systems must be which of the following?


23. A oil tanker may not discharge an oily mixture into the sea from a cargo tank, slop tank, or cargo pump room bilge unless which of the following conditions is present?


24. Which type of marine sanitation device (MSD) is used solely for the storage of sewage and flush water at ambient air pressure and temperature?


25. Which statement concerning an accidental oil spill in the navigable waters of the U.S. is TRUE?


26. Annex V to MARPOL 73/78 contains requirements pertaining to the discharge into the marine environment of __________.


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


28. In which case is the IOPP Certificate of an inspected vessel NOT invalidated?


29. The Oil Record Book for all U.S. ships is the property of the ________.


30. Which of the following describes heavy fuel oils when they have been spilled?


31. Your vessel is taking on fuel when a small leak develops in the hose. You order the pumping stopped. Before you resume pumping, you should __________.


32. If you observe any situation which presents a safety or pollution hazard during the fuel transfer operations, which action should you take FIRST?


33. It would be prudent to perform which of the following actions prior to the commencement of bunkering?


34. Your vessel is taking on cargo oil when a small leak develops in the hose. You order the pumping stopped. What action should you take before you resume pumping?


35. While loading bulk oil, you notice oil on the water near the barge. Which of the following actions should you carry out FIRST?


36. You are in the North Sea, which is a special area listed in ANNEX V of MARPOL. How many miles from land must you be to throw broken plywood dunnage over the side?


37. Vessels to which Annex V to MARPOL 73/78 applies may discharge garbage containing plastics __________.


38. Which statement is TRUE?


39. According to U.S. regulations, what vessels are required to have the "Discharge of Oil Prohibited" placard?


40. A vessel to which Annex V to MARPOL 73/78 applies is located in a MARPOL designated special area, 14 nautical miles from nearest land. What type of garbage is permitted to be discharged?


41. A tankerman who permits or causes oil to go into a navigable waterway may be federally punished with which of the following?


42. It is generally NOT allowed to clean up an oil spill by using __________.


43. Which would be considered pollution under the U.S. water pollution laws?


44. Under the Pollution Regulations, which action is required when you dump garbage in to the sea?


45. Which of the following is considered


46. Which vessel in ocean service is not subject to Annex V of MARPOL 73/78?


47. You are in the Baltic Sea which is a special area listed in ANNEX V of MARPOL. How many miles from land must you be to discharge ground rags, glass, and bottles into the sea?


48. If you are operating on the Inland Waters of the United States, which of the following may you discharge overboard?


49. No person on board any vessel to which Annex V to MARPOL 73/78 applies may discharge garbage of any type when __________.


50. Which area is designated a special area by Annex V to MARPOL 73/78?


51. At what distance from shore may plastic material may be thrown overboard from a vessel?


52. What is the approval period for a shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan?


53. When a vessel violates the oil pollution laws, who may be held responsible?


54. What does the term


55. If you fail to notify the Coast Guard of an oil spill, how long may be imprisoned for?


56. The operator of a vessel subject to the pollution regulations shall keep a written record available for inspection by the COPT or OCMI. What will this record contain?


57. What can be done to prevent small oil spills on deck from going overboard?


58. You are operating a non-ocean going vessel, how much of the accumulated oily waste must you be able to retain on board?


59. An individual must be which of the following to serve as the person in charge of oil cargo transfer operations onboard a self-propelled tank vessel?


60. The person in charge on the vessel and the person in charge at the facility must hold a meeting before starting the transfer of oil. Who must decide to start the transfer?


61. Application for a waiver of any requirements of the regulations for oil transfer operations must be submitted to the __________.


62. While taking on fuel oil from an offshore supply vessel, the transfer hose leaks, causing a sheen in the water. You should __________.


63. What shall the transfer procedures required to be followed on tankships contain?


64. According to U.S. regulations, how often are you are required to test cargo discharge piping?


65. What does the term, "cargo tank length", as used in part 157 of the Pollution Regulations, mean?


66. In the event of an oil spill a report must be made to which of the following entities?


67. Pollution of the waterways may result from the discharge of __________.


68. You are the Chief Mate of a 30,000-DWT tankship. The vessel is engaged in trade with another country signatory to MARPOL 73/78. Which statement is TRUE?


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


70. An IOPP Certificate on an inspected vessel is valid for what period of time?


71. After an IOPP Certificate is issued to an inspected vessel, how many other surveys of the vessel's pollution prevention equipment are conducted during the period of validity of the certificate?


72. The oil record book is required to be carried aboard __________.


73. After each operation involving the transfer of oil or oily mixture, an entry shall be recorded in the Oil Record Book ________.


74. When oily ballast has been pumped overboard, an entry must be made in the __________.


75. You are on a 30,000 DWT tankship engaged in trade to another country signatory to MARPOL 73/78. Which statement is TRUE?


76. The supplement to the IOPP Certificate contains what type of data?


77. The Oil Record Book for all fixed or floating drilling rigs is the property of the __________.


78. The Oil Record Book on a vessel NOT engaged on a foreign voyage shall be maintained on board for not less than __________.


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


80. When oil is discharged overboard, an entry is required in the __________.


81. Heavy fuel oils when spilled are __________.


82. What is the first action you should take to prevent oil from escaping into the sea when ballasting through the cargo piping system?


83. When discharging clean ballast prior to entering a loading port, what must you do if it is determined the ballast exceeds 15 parts per million of oil?


84. If you are bunkering and you close off one tank in the line of tanks being filled, the rate of flow to other open tanks on the same line will __________


85. What term is not considered a "discharge" as it applies to the U.S. pollution regulations?


86. What does the MARPOL 73/78 convention deal with?


87. The equipment required to remove an on-deck oil spill on a barge transferring oil must either be carried on board or __________.


88. In the navigable waters of the United States, Annex V to MARPOL 73/78 is NOT applicable to a(n) __________.


89. Where are the transfer procedures for oil products are required to be posted?


90. What is the FIRST action to take if you detect oil around your tank vessel while discharging?


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