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1. You are onboard a 120 GT uninspected sea going tug which carries one Master and one Mate of Towing Vessels and four (4) seamen when underway. How many of the four seamen must have a rating as able seamen if the voyage is under 600 miles?

 
 
 
 

2. You are operating a 150 GT towing vessel. What is NOT required on the vessel?

 
 
 
 

3. You are operating a twin-screw vessel and lose your port engine. You continue to operate on your starboard engine only. Which action would you take to move your vessel ahead in a straight line?

 
 
 
 

4. You are operator of a towing vessel which collides with a buoy and drags it off station. What should you do if the damage to your vessel is not serious?

 
 
 
 

5. You are ordering a new block to use with a 3-inch circumference manila line. Which represents a proper size block for this line?

 
 
 
 

6. You are picking up an unconscious person that has fallen overboard in a fresh breeze. For safety reasons a small craft should approach with the __________.

 
 
 
 

7. You are planning the stowage of two incompatible products on your multiple- product tankship. What will NOT provide the minimum required segregation?

 
 
 
 

8. You are planning to anchor in an area where several anchors have been lost due to fouling. As a precaution, you should __________.

 
 
 
 

9. You are planning to use a crude oil washing system. What precaution must be taken with the source tank for the washing machines?

 
 
 
 

10. You are planning to use the crude oil washing system on your tankship. What is required to prevent electrostatic buildup in the tanks?

 
 
 
 

11. You are preparing to lubricate standing rigging on your vessel. When rigging a bosun's chair on a stay with a shackle, __________.

 
 
 
 

12. You are preparing to relieve the mate on watch while underway at sea. The watch should not be transferred __________.

 
 
 
 

13. You are preparing to slush a stay on your vessel by lowering yourself down the stay in a bosun's chair. The proper way to do this is to ride down the stay on a riding shackle

 
 
 
 

14. You are proceeding against the current on a river in the Great Lakes System. You are meeting a downbound vessel. Both vessels are power-driven. The other vessel sounds one short blast. You must __________.

 
 
 
 

15. You are proceeding along the right bank of a narrow channel aboard a right-handed single-screw vessel. The vessel starts to sheer due to bank suction/cushion effect. You should __________.

 
 
 
 

16. You are proceeding at a slow speed with your starboard side near the right bank of a channel. If your vessel suddenly sheers toward the opposite bank, the best maneuver would be __________.

 
 
 
 

17. You are proceeding down a channel and lose the engine(s). You must use the anchors to stop the ship. Which statement is true?

 
 
 
 

18. You are proceeding to a distress site and expect large numbers of people in the water. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

19. You are proceeding to a distress site where the survivors are in liferafts. Which action will assist in making your vessel more visible to the survivors?

 
 
 
 

20. You are proceeding to a distress site. The survivors are in liferafts. What will make your ship more visible to the survivors?

 
 
 
 

21. 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?

 
 
 
 

22. You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) and wish to send a message by rapid transmission which does not require a higher precedence. Which precedence would you assign this message?

 
 
 
 

23. You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) and wish to send a message by rapid transmission which does not require a higher precedence. Which precedence would you assign this transmission?

 
 
 
 

24. You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) and wish to send a message concerning an initial enemy contact. Which precedence will you assign this message?

 
 
 
 

25. You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) and wish to send a message concerning an initial enemy contact. Which precedence would you assign this message?

 
 
 
 

26. You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) and wish to send a message warning of a hurricane. Which precedence would you assign this message?

 
 
 
 

27. You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) when it becomes necessary to send a distress message. What precedence would you assign this message?

 
 
 
 

28. You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) when it becomes necessary to send a distress message. Which precedence would you assign this message?

 
 
 
 

29. You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) when you wish to send a message concerning your ships diversion. Which precedence would you assign this message?

 
 
 
 

30. You are riding to a single anchor. The vessel is yawing excessively. Which action should be taken to reduce the yawing?

 
 
 
 

31. You are rigging a stage over the ship's side to serve as a working platform. For stability of the stage, the downhaul to one end of the stage and the downhaul to the other end, which are used for lowering the stage, should be led __________.

 
 
 
 

32. You are rigging a stage over the vessel's side and are securing the downhaul with lowering turns at your end of the stage. When finished, the remainder of the line should be __________.

 
 
 
 

33. You are scheduled to load a bulk shipment of steel turnings. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

34. You are signing on a crew. When they present their Merchant Mariner Credential, you should suspect a fraudulent document if it has a single endorsement that says __________.

 
 
 
 

35. You are signing on a crew. Which person is presenting a Merchant Mariner's Document (MMD) that you should suspect as being invalid?

 
 
 
 

36. You are signing on a crew. You can determine the minimum number and qualifications of the crew that you are required to carry by consulting which document?

 
 
 
 

37. You are signing on a crew. A man presents a Merchant Mariner's Document that you suspect has been tampered with. Which action should you take?

 
 
 
 

38. You are signing on a deck officer, who will be designated as one of the GMDSS operators, before sailing foreign. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

39. You are signing on crew members. The minimum number of people required aboard, and the qualifications of each, is listed on the __________.

 
 
 
 

40. You are signing on the Purser. He should present a Merchant Mariner Credential with which endorsement?

 
 
 
 

41. You are signing on your crew. Which is NOT authorized?

 
 
 
 

42. You are standing look-out duty at night. A dim light on the horizon will be seen quickest by looking __________.

 
 
 
 

43. You are standing the wheel watch on entering port and the Master gives you a rudder command which conflicts with a rudder command from the Pilot. What should you do?

 
 
 
 

44. You are standing the wheel watch when you hear the cry, "Man overboard starboard side". You should instinctively __________.

 
 
 
 

45. You are standing watch on entering port and the Master gives a rudder command which conflicts with a rudder command from the Pilot. You should ensure the helmsman __________.

 
 
 
 

46. You are steaming in a heavy gale and find it necessary to heave to. Under most circumstances, this is best done by __________.

 
 
 
 

47. You are stopped with no way upon your vessel at the pilot station. Your vessel is a large twin-screw ship. You must come around 180° to board your Pilot. How should you use the engines and rudder to turn the ship fastest in the least amount of space?

 
 
 
 

48. You are taking the bow line from the port bow of a large vessel that is underway when the stern of your tug comes in contact with the vessel. The forward motion of both vessels causes your tug to be turned toward the other vessel and contact the stem thereby being "stemmed". You should immediately __________.

 
 
 
 

49. 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?

 
 
 
 

50. You are the credentialed Master of a 199 GT uninspected towing vessel making a 500 mile coastwise trip. You carry a deck crew of six (6). Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

51. You are the credentialed Master of a towing vessel operating between New York and Tampa, Florida. If you carry four (4) deckhands onboard, how many must be able seamen?

 
 
 
 

52. You are the licensed Master of a 100 GT towing vessel sailing coastwise. What percentage of the deck crew must be able to understand any order spoken by the officers?

 
 
 
 

53. You are the licensed operator of a 100 GT towing vessel making coastwise runs. Whenever a crew member is discharged from your vessel you must __________.

 
 
 
 

54. You are the licensed operator of a 100 GT towing vessel sailing coastwise. What percentage of the deck crew must be able to understand the language commonly used onboard the vessel?

 
 
 
 

55. You are the Master of a 500-gross ton passenger vessel operating on rivers. Your vessel accidentally runs aground. Under the regulations for passenger vessels, you must notify the __________.

 
 
 
 

56. You are the Master of a single-screw vessel. You are docking at a port which has no tugs available. You decide to drop the offshore anchor to help in docking. The amount of chain you should pay out is __________.

 
 
 
 

57. You are the Master of an uninspected diesel towing vessel of 190 GT operating on a regular run from New York to the Gulf of Mexico. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

58. You are the operator of an uninspected vessel which is involved in an accident. You are not required to assist people affected by the accident if __________.

 
 
 
 

59. You are to load styrene in bulk, which is subject to self-polymerization. In accordance with 46 CFR Table 153 what are you required to do?

 
 
 
 

60. You are towing a large barge on a hawser. Your main engine suddenly fails. What is the greatest danger?

 
 
 
 

61. You are transiting the Straits of Mackinac by way of an improved channel. You have information which indicates that the channel's Federal project depth is 28 ft. Which of the following statements is true with regards to this channel?

 
 
 
 

62. You are transporting dangerous cargo on your vessel. The Dangerous Cargo Manifest must be signed by the __________.

 
 
 
 

63. You are transporting dangerous cargo on your vessel. The regulations require you to __________.

 
 
 
 

64. You are transporting dangerous cargo on your vessel. You must inspect this cargo __________.

 
 
 
 

65. You are trying to rescue survivors from a wrecked vessel on fire. You should approach __________.

 
 
 
 

66. You are underway in heavy weather and your bow is into the seas. To prevent pounding, you should __________.

 
 
 
 

67. You have a tow of chemical barges. The mate reports an ammonia smell around the head of the tow. You would suspect a leak in the barge carrying __________.

 
 
 
 

68. You have a tow of chemical barges. The mate reports an ammonia smell around the head of the tow. You would suspect a leak in the barge carrying __________.

 
 
 
 

69. You have anchored in a mud and clay bottom. The anchor appears to be dragging in a storm. What action should you take?

 
 
 
 

70. You have arrived at your anchorage location. You have put the engines astern prior to letting go the anchor. How will you know when the vessel has stopped making way?

 
 
 
 

71. You have arrived at your anchorage location. You have put the engines astern prior to letting go the anchor. How will you know when the vessel has stopped over the ground?

 
 
 
 

72. You have been pulled aloft in a bosun's chair rigged to a mast that you intend to paint. You are now supporting your weight by seizing the hauling part and the standing part of the gantline in one hand. Your next procedure in securing the bosun's chair is to __________.

 
 
 
 

73. You have been towing astern and have just let go the tow. Your deckhands are pulling in and faking the towline by hand on the stern. The most dangerous action to take is to __________.

 
 
 
 

74. You have completed a crude oil wash. What action should be taken with the oil in the lines running to the washing machines?

 
 
 
 

75. You have completed a Dangerous Cargo Manifest for dangerous cargoes loaded on board. It should be kept in a conspicuous location __________.

 
 
 
 

76. You have orders to load cargoes of carbon disulfide, diisopropylamine and pyridine on your multi-product tankship. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

77. You have loaded dangerous cargo on your vessel and must fill out a Dangerous Cargo Manifest. In which publication would you find the requirements to complete this form?

 
 
 
 

78. You have taken another vessel in tow at sea. You can tell that the towing speed is too fast when the __________.

 
 
 
 

79. You have the "conn" at the time the helmsman who is steering by hand reports that the rudder is not responding to the wheel. Your FIRST action should be to __________.

 
 
 
 

80. You are on a single-screw vessel with a right-handed propeller, and you are making headway. When you enter shallow water, __________.

 
 
 
 

81. You are on a single-screw vessel with a right-handed propeller. The vessel is going full speed astern with full right rudder. The bow will swing

 
 
 
 

82. You are on a tankship carrying benzene in bulk. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

83. You are on a tankship designed to carry molten sulfur. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

84. You are on a tankship discharging oil. When all of the oil that the main cargo pumps can handle is pumped out of a tank, the remainder is __________.

 
 
 
 

85. You are on a vessel carrying liquefied butadiene in bulk. Which document is NOT required to be either in the wheelhouse or easily accessible to the person on watch while underway?

 
 
 
 

86. You are on a vessel designed to carry compressed gasses in bulk with a cargo of butadiene. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

87. You are on a vessel that carries liquefied gasses in bulk. The person on watch is required to have what information about the cargo easily accessible?

 
 
 

88. You are on an ice-reinforced vessel about to enter pack ice. You should __________.

 
 
 
 

89. You are on anchor watch. As an aid to preventing thievery on the vessel you should __________.

 
 
 
 

90. You are on watch and receive word that a person has fallen overboard from the starboard side. What should your first action be?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

92. You are on watch and the pilot has just anchored the vessel. The next thing that you should do after the anchor has been let go is to __________.

 
 
 
 

93. You are on watch and the Pilot has the conn. The Master has temporarily gone below. The Pilot orders a course change which you are certain will put the vessel into imminent danger. Your first action should be to __________.

 
 
 
 

94. You are on watch at night in clear visibility and the vessel has just been anchored. The first thing that you should do after the anchor has been let go is to __________.

 
 
 
 

95. You are on watch at sea and find it prudent to call the Master to the bridge due to traffic congestion. The moment that the Master officially relieves you of the conn is whenever __________.

 
 
 
 

96. You are on watch at sea at night and a fire breaks out in #3 hold. What should be done IMMEDIATELY?

 
 
 
 

97. You are on watch at sea at night when a fire breaks out in #3 hold just forward of the bridge. You would NOT __________.

 
 
 
 

98. 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?

 
 
 
 

99. You are on watch while your vessel is entering port with a pilot conning. The pilot gave a steering command to the helmsman who failed to acknowledge it by repeating the order. You have now enunciated the pilot's order to the helmsman and there is still no response. If the helmsman continues on the original course, you should immediately __________.

 
 
 
 

100. You are on watch while your vessel is entering port with a pilot conning. The pilot gives a steering command to the helmsman who fails to acknowledge it by repeating the command. You should immediately __________.

 
 
 
 

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