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1. What is span gas is used for aboard liquefied natural gas carriers?

 
 

2. When you "end for end" a wire rope, you __________.

 
 

3. What is the knot at the end of the heaving line used to pass the towing hawser called?

 
 

4. What is the purpose for whipping the bitter end of a fiber rope?

 
 

5. Your vessel is docking, but not yet alongside. Which line will be the most useful when maneuvering the vessel alongside the pier?

 
 

6. Roundline is a __________.

 
 

7. Under identical load conditions, nylon, when compared with natural fiber line, will stretch __________.

 
 

8. Which statement is TRUE about nylon line?

 
 

9. Which of the following is the strongest way to join the ends of two ropes?

 
 

10. Which splice should you use in order to make a permanent loop in a line?

 
 

11. The hitch used to secure the standing part of a gantline to the horns of a stage is a __________.

 
 

12. The rope which is rove from the truck to be used with a bos'n's chair is called a __________.

 
 

13. Which of the following statements concerning the rigging of bosuns' chairs and their use is TRUE?

 
 

14. To properly rig the downhaul to your stage for lowering, you must __________.

 
 

15. What is the computed breaking strength of a 4-inch manila line?

 
 

16. What is the best splice for repairing a parted synthetic fiber mooring line?

 
 

17. On a small boat, which knot is best suited for attaching a line to the ring of an anchor?

 
 

18. Which of the following describes a fid?

 
 

19. Which is NOT a type of seizing?

 
 

20. A whipping on a fiber line __________.

 
 

21. A "figure eight" knot is used to __________.

 
 

22. Which knot should be used to send a man over the side when he may have to use both hands?

 
 

23. When making a short splice in wire rope __________.

 
 

24. When natural fiber rope gets wet, the __________.

 
 

25. Which type of line will stretch the most when under strain?

 
 

26. Safety is increased if __________.

 
 

27. Right-laid line should be coiled __________.

 
 

28. When a line is spirally coiled about its end and lying flat on deck, it is said to be __________.

 
 

29. Marline is __________.

 
 

30. Which line is two-stranded, left-handed small stuff?

 
 

31. Which rope has the greatest breaking strength?

 
 

32. Chafing gear __________.

 
 

33. A mooring line that checks forward motion of a vessel at a pier is a __________.

 
 

34. The line with the most stretch is __________.

 
 

35. What is the mechanical advantage of a threefold purchase when rove to disadvantage and neglecting friction?

 
 

36. The cheek length of a block in inches should be about __________.

 
 

37. Safety shackles are fitted with __________.

 
 

38. What is an advantage of the 6X19 class of wire rope over the 6X37 class of wire rope of the same diameter?

 
 

39. A metal eye spliced into a wire is called a __________.

 
 

40. Temporary seizings on wire rope are made with __________.

 
 

41. Sluicing or slushing wire rope __________

 
 

42. Which will cause a wire rope to fail?

 
 

43. If you were to pass a stopper on a wire rope, what should the stopper be made of?

 
 

44. If kinking results while wire rope is being coiled clockwise, you should __________.

 
 

45. When inspecting wire rope before a hoisting operation, one must look for __________.

 
 
 
 

46. When working with wire rope, which must be considered?

 
 

47. What is a step in attaching a poured metal socket to a wire rope?

 
 

48. A 6x12, two-inch wire rope has __________.

 
 

49. A mooring line is described as being 6x24, 1-3/4 inch wire rope. What do the above numbers refer to?

 
 

50. The usual method of arranging a line on deck so that it will run out easily without kinking or fouling is __________.

 
 

51. Towlines should be inspected for chafing where the towline __________.

 
 
 
 

52. You are preparing to load fuel oil on a vessel of 1,600 gross tons constructed after June 30, 1974. Before loading, you must check that the fuel oil tank vents __________

 
 

53. A cargo hose is marked with which of the following?

 
 

54. The MINIMUM acceptable size for a towing bridle would be that size in which the safe working load (SWL) of each leg of the bridle is equal to __________.

 
 

55. A face line is used to __________.

 
 

56. A "check" line is __________.

 
 

57. Which towing equipment can be used to prevent the tripping of a tug?

 
 

58. The owner or Master of a towing vessel must evaluate whether the entire towline, or a part of it, is no longer serviceable. The towline should be removed from service in all cases EXCEPT _________.

 
 

59. Which statement is TRUE about the use of a "gob rope"?

 
 

60. On a light tow, what could you substitute for a fishplate?

 
 

61. Which type of bridle is the most effective for a heavy ocean tow?

 
 

62. Which type of ballast is most commonly used in barges and ships?

 
 

63. Wire rope is used in the towing industry __________.

 
 
 
 

64. You should attach a towline to a trailer eye bolt using a(n) _________.

 
 

65. Barges and vessels are ballasted before departure to __________.

 
 

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

 
 

67. You are loading in the winter in Albany, N.Y., for a voyage to a port governed by the tropical load line mark. Which of the following statements is TRUE? (Hydrometer reading in Albany is 1.000)

 
 

68. How is the minimum bursting pressure for each cargo hose assembly determined?

 
 

69. According to the regulations, what type of gauging is required for a cargo of butadiene?

 
 

70. To serve as a person in charge of transfer operations on board a self-propelled tank vessel, an individual must hold/be which of the following?

 
 

71. Cold water, in commercial fishing, means water where the monthly mean low water temperature is normally __________.

 
 

72. For H2S detection, sensitized tapes indicate H2S presence by means of discoloration of an exposed spot on the tape. The shade of the color on the spot depends upon the concentration of H2S and which of the following factors?

 
 

73. Which condition would NOT entitle a vessel to carry goods on deck?

 
 

74. When lifting loads from a boat in heavy weather, the load should be taken when the boat __________.

 
 

75. The COASTAL DRILLER has a trim of 2.13 feet by the stern. The draft at the forward draft marks is observed to be 8.0 feet. The draft at the center of flotation is __________.

 
 

76. The COASTAL DRILLER has a trim of 2.13 feet by the stern. If the draft at the forward draft marks is 8.0 feet, the draft at the after draft marks is __________.

 
 

77. If the metacentric height is large, a floating MODU will __________.

 
 

78. You are making a heavy lift with the jumbo boom. Your vessel displaces 8530 T. The 40-ton weight is on the pier and its center is 65' to starboard of the centerline. The head of the boom is 115' above the base line and the center of gravity of the lift when stowed on deck will be 50' above the base line. As the jumbo boom takes the strain the ship lists to 5°. What is the GM with the cargo stowed?

 
 

79. You are making a heavy lift with the jumbo boom. Your vessel displaces 18,000 T. The 50-ton weight is on the pier, and its center is 75 feet to starboard of the centerline. The head of the boom is 112 feet above the base line, and the center of gravity of the lift when stowed on deck will be 56 feet above the base line. As the jumbo boom takes the strain, the ship lists 3.5°. What is the GM when the cargo is stowed?

 
 

80. Your vessel has a displacement of 19,800 tons. It is 464 feet long, and has a beam of 64 feet. You have timed its rolling period to be 21.0 seconds in still water. What is your vessel's approximate GM?

 
 

81. You have approximately 29 tons of fish on deck. What will be the shift in the center of gravity after you shift the fish to the fish hold, a vertical distance of 5 feet? (total displacement is 483 tons)

 
 

82. You have approximately 16 tons of fish on deck. What will be the shift in the center of gravity after you shift the fish to the fish hold, a vertical distance of 8 feet? (total displacement is 640 tons)

 
 

83. You have approximately 24 tons of fish on deck. What will be the shift in the center of gravity after you shift the fish to the fish hold, a vertical distance of 8 feet? (total displacement is 540 tons)

 
 

84. You have approximately 34 tons of fish on deck. What will be the shift in the center of gravity after you shift the fish to the fish hold, a vertical distance of 7.5 feet? (total displacement is 638 tons)

 
 

85. Your vessel displaces 479 tons. The existing deck cargo has a center of gravity of 3.0 feet above the deck and weighs 16 tons. If you load 23 tons of anchor and anchor chain with an estimated center of gravity of 9 inches above the deck, what is the final height of the CG above the deck?

 
 

86. Your vessel displaces 475 tons. The existing deck cargo has a center of gravity of 2.6 feet above the deck and weighs 22 tons. If you load 16 tons of ground tackle with an estimated center of gravity of 8 inches above the deck, what is the final height of the CG of the deck cargo?

 
 

87. Your vessel displaces 528 tons. The existing cargo has a center of gravity of 2.9 feet above the deck and weighs 28 tons. If you load 14 tons of ground tackle with an estimated center of gravity of 9 inches above the deck, what is the final height of the CG of the deck cargo?

 
 

88. Your vessel displaces 641 tons. The existing deck cargo has a center of gravity of 3.6 feet above the deck and weighs 36 tons. If you load 22 tons of ground tackle with an estimated center of gravity of 2.0 feet above the deck, what is the final height of the CG of the deck cargo?

 
 

89. A cargo of 50 tons is to be loaded on deck 20 feet from the ship's centerline. The vessel's displacement including the 50 ton cargo will be 3,000 tons and the GM three feet. What would be the list of the vessel after loading the cargo?

 
 

90. Your vessel is preparing to lift a weight of 30 tons with a boom whose head is 30 feet from the ship's centerline. The ship's displacement not including the weight lifted is 8,790 tons. KM is 21.5 ft, KG is 20.5 ft. What would be the angle of list when the weight is lifted?

 
 

91. Your vessel has been loaded in a sagging condition. Enroute you encounter heavy weather and notice buckling in the midships deck plating of your vessel. To relieve the strain you could __________.

 
 
 
 

92. A tank with internal dimensions of 40 feet X 20 feet X 12 feet is pressed with fuel oil weighing 54 pounds per cubic foot. What is the weight, in short tons, of the liquid?

 
 

93. Horizontal fore or aft motion of a vessel is known as __________.

 
 

94. Heave is motion along the __________.

 
 

95. The time required to incline from bow down to stern down and return to bow down again is called __________.

 
 

96. How do you determine the weight of the vessel that is supported by the ground when a vessel has run aground?

 
 

97. Your vessel is damaged and listing to port. There is a short rolling period around the angle of list. The port side freeboard is reduced to 1 foot. There is no trim and the weather is calm. You should FIRST __________.

 
 

98. Your vessel is damaged with no list, but down by the stern. There is progressive flooding and trim by the stern is increasing. What is the effect on transverse stability after the deck edge at the stern is submerged?

 
 

99. Which of the following conditions will result in an automatic shut down of the flue gas inert gas system?

 
 

100. On a tanker vessel, what is the required combined capacity of the inert gas generating system as compared to the total capacity of all the cargo pumps which can be operated simultaneously?

 
 

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