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1. You are making a sharp turn in a channel and using a buoy four points on the bow to gauge your rate of turn. If you observe the buoy moving aft relative to you, what should you do?

 
 
 
 

2. You are making a sharp turn in a channel and using a buoy four points on the bow to gauge your rate of turn. If you observe the buoy moving forward relative to you, what should you do?

 
 
 
 

3. You are making mooring lines fast to bitts, stern to, as in some Mediterranean ports. A swell is liable to make the vessel surge. How should you tie up?

 
 
 
 

4. You are Master of a U.S. flag vessel which was dry docked for bottom cleaning in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Upon return to a U.S. port, you must

 
 
 
 

5. You are Master of a vessel that is sold in a foreign country after discharge of cargo. What is your responsibility to the crew in regards to return to the United States?

 
 
 
 

6. You are mooring to a buoy. You should approach the buoy with the current from __________.

 
 
 
 

7. You are moving a gas free tank barge to dry dock for repairs. The barge must have onboard a valid

 
 
 
 

8. You are on a 120,000 DWT loaded bulk carrier. What is the maximum safe docking speed when coming alongside?

 
 
 
 

9. You are on a 120,000 DWT loaded bulk carrier. When anchoring without the aid of tugs, your maximum speed should not exceed how many feet per second?

 
 
 
 

10. 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?

 
 
 
 

11. You are on a cargo vessel carrying portable tanks of dangerous cargoes in bulk. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

12. You are on a cargo vessel carrying toluol in bulk in portable tanks. Which is a requirement for pumping the toluol?

 
 
 
 

13. You are on a container vessel. Which of the following is true concerning the handling and stowage of containerized hazardous materials?

 
 
 
 

14. You are on a containership carrying a tank container that had been filled with sodium hydroxide solution. The container is empty but has not been cleaned. Which, if any, placard is required?

 
 
 
 

15. You are on a containership. The cargo includes a container of small arms ammunition, a container of lead- acid storage batteries and a container of methyl acetylene bottles. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

16. You are on a containership. Which statement about the stowage of hazardous materials in containers is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

17. You are on a large merchant vessel entering a U.S. port. There is a Pilot on board and he has the conn. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

18. You are on a large merchant vessel entering a U.S. port. There is a Pilot onboard and he has the conn. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

19. You are on a large vessel fitted with a right-handed controllable-pitch propeller set at maximum forward pitch. Which statement about reversing is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

20. You are on a large vessel fitted with a right-handed controllable-pitch propeller. When making large speed changes while decreasing pitch, which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

21. You are on a multiple product tankship and carrying methyl acrylate, diethanolamine, and triethylamine. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

22. You are on a multiple-product chemical tanker and will carry cargoes of allyl alcohol, benzene, and propanolamine. Which of the following is true?

 
 
 
 

23. You are on a multiple-product chemical tanker and will carry cargoes of butyric acid, propylene oxide, and octyl alcohol. Which statement is true?

 
 
 
 

24. You are on a multiple-product chemical tanker and will carry cargoes of ethanolamine, methyl acrylate, and glycerine. Which statement is true?

 
 
 
 

25. You are on a multiple-product chemical tanker and will carry cargoes of isophorone, ethylenediamine, and creosote. Which of the following is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

26. You are on a multiple-product chemical tanker with orders to load diethylamine. What is NOT a requirement for transporting this cargo?

 
 
 
 

27. You are on a multiple-product chemical tanker. The loading plan includes cargoes of diethylenetriamine and formamide. Which statement concerning the stowage of these cargoes is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

28. You are on a multiple-product tankship and scheduled to load a cargo classed as an aromatic amine. This cargo is incompatible with cargoes classed as __________.

 
 
 
 

29. You are on a power-driven vessel proceeding down a channel, with the current, on a river on the Great Lakes System. If you meet another power- driven vessel who is upbound, your responsibilities include __________.

 
 
 
 

30. You are on a ship that has broken down and are preparing to be taken in tow. You will use your anchor cable as part of the towline. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

31. You are on a single-screw vessel with a left-handed propeller making no way in the water. How will your vessel react when you apply right rudder?

 
 
 
 

32. Wire rope is galvanized to __________.

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

34. Wire rope should be renewed when the __________.

 
 
 
 

35. With a following sea, a vessel will tend to __________.

 
 
 
 

36. With a given load on the cargo hook, tension in a single span topping lift __________.

 
 
 
 

37. With a given load on the cargo hook, the thrust on a cargo boom __________.

 
 
 
 

38. With a large ocean tow in heavy weather, you should NOT __________.

 
 
 
 

39. With a large tow astern, there is immediate danger to the tug in the event of the __________.

 
 
 
 

40. With an increase in temperature the volume of flammable and combustible liquids __________.

 
 
 
 

41. With rudders amidships and negligible wind, a twin-screw vessel moving ahead on the port screw and backing on the starboard screw will __________.

 
 
 
 

42. With rudders amidships and negligible wind, a twin-screw vessel moving astern with both engines backing will back __________.

 
 
 
 

43. With the buttress securing system, containers of different heights must be stowed __________.

 
 
 
 

44. Yawing can be described as __________.

 
 
 
 

45. Yawing is angular motion of the vessel about what axis?

 
 
 
 

46. 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?

 
 
 
 

47. You are a watchstanding mate and have come to the bridge to relieve the watch while underway at sea. The watch should not be transferred __________.

 
 
 
 

48. You are a watchstanding mate and have come to the bridge to relieve the watch. After reviewing the chart and having been briefed by the off-going mate, you are now ready to effect the relief. The watch is officially transferred to you after __________

 
 
 
 

49. You are a watchstanding mate and have come to the bridge to relieve the watch. After reviewing the chart and having been briefed by the off-going mate, you are now ready to effect the relief. Which of the following is exemplary of the statement that would officially transfer the watch?

 
 
 
 

50. You are aboard a right-handed single- screw vessel with headway on. The engine is put full astern and the rudder hard left. What will the bow do?

 
 
 
 

51. You are aboard a single-screw vessel (right-hand propeller) going full ahead with good headway. The engine is put astern and the rudder is placed hard left. The stern of the vessel will swing to __________.

 
 
 
 

52. You are aboard a single-screw vessel with a right-handed propeller. The vessel is dead in the water and the rudder is amidships. If you reverse your engine you would expect your vessel to __________.

 
 
 
 

53. You are anchoring in 16 fathoms of water. On a small to medium size vessel, the __________.

 
 
 
 

54. You are anchoring in a river where the current is from one direction only. The best way to lay out two anchors is to have them __________.

 
 
 
 

55. You are approaching a disabled vessel in order to remove survivors from it. If your vessel drifts faster than the disabled vessel, how should you make your approach?

 
 
 
 

56. You are approaching a pier and intend to use the port anchor to assist in docking port side to. You would NOT use the anchor if __________.

 
 
 
 

57. You are approaching a ship that is broken down and are preparing to take her in tow. BEFORE positioning your vessel to pass the towline, you must

 
 
 
 

58. You are approaching the pilot station with the wind fine on the starboard bow and making about 3 knots. You can help to calm the seas by taking what action just before the pilot boat comes along on the port side?

 
 
 
 

59. You are arriving in port and are assigned to anchor in anchorage circle B-4. It has a diameter of 500 yards and your vessel's LOA is 484 115223 1 feet. If you anchor in 8 fathoms at the center of the circle, what is the maximum number of shots of chain you can use and still remain in the circle?

 
 
 
 

60. You are arriving in port and are assigned to anchor in anchorage circle B-4. It has a diameter of 550 yards and your vessel's LOA is 449 115223 3 feet. If you anchor in 9 fathoms at the center of the circle, what is the maximum number of shots of chain you can use and still remain in the circle?

 
 
 
 

61. You are arriving in port and are assigned to anchor in anchorage circle B-4. It has a diameter of 600 yards and your vessel's LOA is 525 115223 0 feet. If you anchor in 10 fathoms at the center of the circle, what is the maximum number of shots of chain you can use and still remain in the circle?

 
 
 
 

62. You are arriving in port and are assigned to anchor in anchorage circle B-4. It has a diameter of 700 yards and your vessel's LOA is 600 115223 2 feet. If you anchor in 11 fathoms at the center of the circle, what is the maximum number of shots of chain you can use and still remain in the circle?

 
 
 
 

63. You are attempting to take a dead ship in tow. All lines have been passed and secured. How should you get underway?

 
 
 
 

64. You are backing on twin engines with rudders amidships, when your port engine stalls. To continue backing on course, you should __________.

 
 
 
 

65. You are backing on twin engines with rudders amidships. Your starboard engine stalls. To continue backing on course, you should __________.

 
 
 
 

66. You are being towed by one tug. As you lengthen the bridle legs you __________.

 
 
 
 

67. You are carrying cargoes of crotonaldehyde, phosphoric acid, and morpholine on your multiple-product tankship. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

68. You are carrying triethylamine, methyl methacrylate and isoprene in your multiple-product tankship. Which of the following statements is true?

 
 
 
 

69. You are cleaning the tanks after carrying a cargo of crude oil. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

70. You are coming to anchor in 8 fathoms of water. In this case, the __________.

 
 
 
 

71. You are conning a twin-screw vessel going ahead with rudders amidships. If the port screw stops turning the bow will __________.

 
 
 
 

72. 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?

 
 
 
 

73. 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?

 
 
 
 

74. You are docking a vessel starboard side to with the assistance of two tugs. You are attempting to hold the vessel off by operating both tugs at right angles to the vessel and at full power. You must ensure that __________.

 
 
 
 

75. You are docking a vessel. If possible, you should __________.

 
 
 
 

76. You are docking a vessel. Wind and current are most favorable when they are __________.

 
 
 
 

77. You are docking an oceangoing single- screw vessel under normal circumstances with a single tug. The tug is usually used to __________.

 
 
 
 

78. You are doing a Williamson turn. Your vessel has swung about 60° from the original course heading. You should __________.

 
 
 
 

79. You are drifting in a locale where there is no current. As a rule, your vessel will lie __________.

 
 
 
 

80. You are going ahead on twin engines when you want to make a quick turn to port. Which actions will turn your boat the fastest?

 
 
 
 

81. You are going ahead on twin engines with rudder amidships. Your starboard engine stalls. To continue on course, you should __________.

 
 
 
 

82. You are going ahead on twin engines with rudders amidships. Your port engine stalls. To continue your course you should __________.

 
 
 
 

83. You are going astern (single-screw, right-handed propeller) with the anchor down at a scope of twice the depth of the water. As the anchor dredges, you should expect the __________.

 
 
 
 

84. You are handling a mooring line and are instructed to "Check the line". What should you do?

 
 
 
 

85. You are heading into the sea during rough weather. Having too much weight forward can cause your small boat to __________.

 
 
 
 

86. You are in a tropical port. The refrigeration machinery on a container loaded with air-cooled fruit fails. It cannot be repaired for 18 to 24 hours. Which step should you take to reduce the temperature rise and spoilage of the fruit?

 
 
 
 

87. You are in charge of a 225-gross ton tug preparing to depart from Houston, Texas, with a loaded 2500-gross ton tank barge bound for New York. Prior to departure, regulations require that you __________.

 
 
 
 

88. You are in charge of a towing vessel that operates exclusively on inland waters. You regularly tow barges that provide services (cargo lighters, fuel barges, etc.) to foreign flag vessels in port. What will be accepted as proper credentials for you and your crew?

 
 
 
 

89. You are in charge of a U.S. documented vessel. Under title 46 of the United States Code, if you fail to report a complaint of a sexual offense, you may be __________.

 
 
 
 

90. You are in charge while handling a synthetic hawser on a capstan. The hawser has a heavy strain and you wish to avoid the hawser's slipping on the capstan drum. Which action should you take?

 
 
 
 

91. You are in port A in the United States, and your Certificate of Inspection has expired. You wish to go to port B in the United States for repairs and to complete the inspection. If the Officer- in-Charge Marine Inspection deems it safe, he may issue a __________.

 
 
 
 

92. You are in the process of adding a barge to your tow. A line run from your power capstan and around timber heads on your tow is made fast on the new barge so that it can be pulled into position. This line is called a __________.

 
 
 
 

93. You are in the process of loading 465,000 barrels of cargo oil. At 1030, on 5 November, you gauge the vessel and find that you have loaded 203,000 barrels. At 1200 you find that you have loaded 218,000 barrels. If you continue loading at the same rate, you will finish at approximately __________.

 
 
 
 

94. You are in the process of loading 465,000 barrels of cargo oil. At 1030, on 5 November, you gauge the vessel and find that you have loaded 203,000 barrels. At 1200, you find that you have loaded 219,000 barrels. If you continue loading at the same rate, you will finish at approximately

 
 
 
 

95. You are landing a single-screw vessel with a left-handed propeller, starboard side to the dock. As you approach the dock you back your engine with your rudder amidships. You would expect the vessel to __________.

 
 
 
 

96. You are landing a single-screw vessel with a right-handed propeller port side to a dock. As you approach the dock, you back down on your engine with rudder amidships. You would expect the vessel to __________.

 
 
 
 

97. You are landing a single-screw vessel, with a right-hand propeller, starboard side to the dock. When you have approached the berth and back the engine, you would expect the vessel to __________.

 
 
 
 

98. You are lifting a one-ton weight with a swinging boom. When comparing the stresses in the rig with the boom at 20° to the horizontal to the stresses when the boom is at 60° to the horizontal, which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

99. You are lifting a one-ton weight with a swinging boom. When comparing the stresses on the rig with the boom at 20° to the horizontal to the stresses when the boom is at 60° to the horizontal, which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

100. You are loading a cargo that includes cylinders of acetylene aboard your break bulk vessel. Which statement is true?

 
 
 
 

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