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1. Which statement concerning maintenance requirements is FALSE?

 
 

2. (Which statement concerning GMDSS distress alerts is TRUE?

 
 

3. What should the GMDSS radio operator consult to review the proper procedures to be followed in distress situations under GMDSS?

 
 

4. What is meant by the term "radio silence"?

 
 

5. Which statement concerning exposure to microwave signal radiation is TRUE?

 
 

6. What is meant by "CES"?

 
 

7. Which category of NAVTEX messages may be rejected in some receivers, BUT SHOULD NOT?

 
 

8. Which of the following statements about transmitting distress messages by radiotelephone is INCORRECT?

 
 

9. Your vessel is in distress and you have made radiotelephone contact with a U.S. Coast Guard vessel. The Coast Guard vessel requests that you give him a long count. This indicates that __________.

 
 

10. Provided every effort is made to preserve body moisture content by avoiding perspiration, how long is it normally possible to survive without water?

 
 

11. What should you do, if help has not arrived in 10-12 hours, after having abandoned your vessel in a survival craft?

 
 

12. Provided every effort is used to produce, as well as preserve body moisture content by avoiding perspiration, how long is it normally possible to survive without stored quantities of water?

 
 

13. If your liferaft is to leeward of a fire on the water, you should FIRST __________.

 
 

14. If, for any reason, it is necessary to abandon ship while far out at sea, it is important that the crew members should __________.

 
 

15. After abandoning ship, you should deploy the sea anchor from a liferaft to __________.

 
 

16. To keep injured survivors warm in the water after abandoning ship, they should __________.

 
 

17. You have abandoned your vessel. You are in a liferaft and have cleared away from your vessel. One of your FIRST actions should be to __________.

 
 

18. You have hand launched an inflatable liferaft. What should be one of your FIRST actions after all persons have boarded the liferaft?

 
 

19. If help has not arrived in 10-12 hours after abandoning a vessel in a rescue boat, you should __________.

 
 

20. (3.2.13.You are in a survival craft broadcasting a distress message. What information would be essential to your rescuers?

 
 

21. (3.2.13.2You should conduct a sector search under which of the following circumstances?

 
 

22. Several merchant ships are arriving at the scene of a distress incident. One of them must assume the duties of the Coordinator Surface Search (CSS). Which of the following statements is TRUE?

 
 

23. Upon receipt of a distress message, a merchant vessel is bound to proceed to the scene of the distress. Under which of the following cases would this NOT be true?

 
 

24. The most probable position of the object of a search at any given time is the __________.

 
 

25. The key to rescuing a man overboard is __________.

 
 

26. A racetrack turn would be better than a Williamson turn in recovering a man overboard if __________.

 
 

27. (3.2.1You are on watch and see a man fall overboard. Which man overboard turn should NOT be used in this situation?

 
 

28. In a Williamson turn, the rudder is put over full until the __________.

 
 

29. You are on watch at sea on course 090°T. A man falls overboard on your starboard side. You immediately start a Williamson Turn. Which action is NOT a part of a Williamson Turn?

 
 

30. If you must abandon a rig in VERY HEAVY SEAS, in a survival craft, when should you remove the safety pin and pull the hook release?

 
 

31. In evacuation from a MODU, an individual without the option of a survival craft or liferaft should enter the water on the leeward side. This procedure is valid except when which of the following circumstances applies?

 
 

32. Prior to entering a davit-launched liferaft, which of the following checks should make first?

 
 

33. The order to abandon a MODU should only be given by the which of the following personnel?

 
 

34. What action should you take if a davit-launched liferaft aboard a MODU cannot be launched because of damage to the davit?

 
 

35. Progressive flooding on a MODU is controlled by securing watertight boundaries and __________.

 
 

36. Repair of structures on a MODU in the vicinity of liquid mud handling areas presents what possible hazard?

 
 

37. On a MODU, if there is a probability of encountering H2S during the drilling of a well, where should the air movers (bug blowers) be installed to dilute concentration of the gas?

 
 

38. The distress message of a ship should include considerable information which might facilitate the rescue. This information should __________.

 
 

39. The procedure of strengthening damaged structures on a MODU by using wood or steel is called __________.

 
 

40. The two factors which make underwater hull repair of a MODU difficult are accessibility and the __________.

 
 

41. When patching holes in the hull of a MODU, pillows, bedding, and other soft materials can be used as __________.

 
 

42. An uncontrolled flow of gas, oil, or other well fluids into the atmosphere is called a __________.

 
 

43. Failure of both port ballast pumps on the DEEP DRILLER prevents their use. To deballast from tank 1P, you may use the __________.

 
 

44. What should you do if you have transmitted a distress call a number of times on channel 16 and have received no reply?

 
 

45. Which system has the least effective radius of operation?

 
 

46. What is the primary purpose for Digital Selective Calling (DSC)?

 
 

47. Which channel and mode should be used when initiating a Distress alert transmission?

 
 

48. When should the emergency position-indicating radio beacon be activated after abandoning a vessel?

 
 

49. When will the float-free emergency position indicating radio beacon be activated after abandoning ship?

 
 

50. Which shipboard equipment will detect a signal from a SART?

 
 

51. Which equipment is the primary source of generating a locating signal?

 
 

52. How can a SART's effective range be maximized?

 
 

53. CATEGORY I EPIRB's transmit on frequencies that are monitored by __________.

 
 

54. What is the best method to overcome the effects of shadowing when attempting to place an INMARSAT-B call?

 
 

55. How long must GMDSS Radio Logs be retained by the licensee when they relate to a distress situation or disaster?

 
 

56. How often does a coast radio station that regularly broadcasts traffic lists transmit the list?

 
 

57. What is the most appropriate action for a GMDSS Radio Operator to take in a distress situation where immediate help is needed, but the vessel is not sinking nor needs to be abandoned?

 
 

58. Which maintenance functions can a GMDSS Radio Operator perform?

 
 

59. Which system is most likely to be affected by atmospheric disturbances?

 
 

60. Which step should normally be taken FIRST by those who have boarded a liferaft in an emergency?

 
 

61. If you must enter water on which there is an oil fire, you should __________.

 
 

62. If you have to jump in the water when abandoning ship, your legs should be __________.

 
 

63. Your ship is sinking rapidly. A container containing an inflatable liferaft has bobbed to the surface upon functioning of the hydrostatic release. Which action should you take?

 
 

64. When abandoning ship, after launching the motor lifeboat you should __________.

 
 

65. What is one of the FIRST things you would do on boarding an inflatable liferaft?

 
 

66. After abandoning ship which action should be taken IMMEDIATELY upon entering a liferaft?

 
 

67. You are proceeding to the area of reported distress. When you arrive at the reported position, the vessel in distress is not sighted. What type of search should be conducted?

 
 

68. When carrying out a parallel track search pattern, the course of the search units should normally be which of the following?

 
 

69. A person who observes an individual fall overboard should do which of the following?

 
 

70. A person who sees someone fall overboard should __________.

 
 

71. On board a vessel, which of the following is the key to the most rapid and effective response to a man overboard situation?

 
 

72. The maneuver which will return your vessel to a person who has fallen overboard in the shortest time is __________.

 
 

73. The Scharnow turn should be used in a man overboard situation only when __________.

 
 

74. While you are on watch, you learn that a crewman has not been seen on board for the past three hours. Which type of turn is best in this man-overboard situation?

 
 

75. Besides saving distance along the track line, another advantage of the Scharnow Turn over the Williamson Turn in a man overboard situation is because __________.

 
 

76. Which statement about the Williamson turn is FALSE?

 
 

77. A seaman is reported missing in the morning and was last seen after coming off the mid-watch. Which type of turn would you use to return to the track-line steamed during the night?

 
 

78. You are on a 165 foot (50.3 meters) long vessel with a draft of 9 feet (2.7 meters) and twin screws. Which statement about rescuing a survivor in the water with ship pickup is TRUE?

 
 

79. In an emergency, if you must jump from a MODU, what is the best procedure to follow?

 
 

80. Hydrogen sulfide in explosive concentrations has been detected on the drill floor and the abandon rig signal has been sounded. Which of the following would be the safest way to evacuate?

 
 

81. When shoring a damaged bulkhead on a MODU, effort should be taken to spread the pressure over the __________.

 
 

82. The wooden plug inserted in the vent of a damaged tank of a MODU should be removed in case it is decided to __________.

 
 

83. To assess the potential for progressive flooding aboard a damaged MODU, you must know the __________.

 
 

84. (2.5.2.10-16) Which type of hull damage on a floating MODU should be repaired first?

 
 

85. If the low side bilge pump fails and the high side bilge pump has insufficient suction to dewater the low side of the COASTAL DRILLER when afloat, you should use the __________.

 
 

86. You are underway in mid-ocean when you hear a distress message. The position of the sender is 150 miles away. No other vessel has acknowledged the distress. Your maximum speed is 5 knots and due to the seriousness of the distress, you cannot arrive on scene to provide effective assistance. What action should you take?

 
 

87. (3.1.1-14) One of the signals, other than a distress signal, that can be used by a rescue boat to attract attention is a/an __________.

 
 

88. Which piece of required GMDSS equipment is the primary source of transmitting locating signals?

 
 

89. How can rescue personnel detect that a SART is transmitting in the immediate vicinity?

 
 

90. What is the required amount of time that a SART's battery must be able to operate the unit in the standby mode?

 
 

91. How can the SART's audible tone monitor be used?

 
 

92. Which statement concerning homing signals in the GMDSS is FALSE?

 
 

93. What should you do with your emergency position indicating radio beacon if you are in a lifeboat during storm conditions?

 
 

94. How often must a compulsory vessel's GMDSS radio station be inspected?

 
 

95. At sea, how must all required GMDSS equipment (other than survival craft equipment) be proven operational?

 
 

96. Which communications functions must all vessels be capable of performing under GMDSS as defined by the International Maritime Organization?

 
 

97. Which statement pertaining to log keeping is TRUE?

 
 

98. If you log a distress message, it must include the __________.

 
 

99. Which action should the GMDSS radio operator take in a distress situation when embarking in survival craft?

 
 

100. Which channel has been designated for on-scene communications in GMDSS?

 
 

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