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1. You must shore up the collision bulkhead due to solid flooding forward. The bulkhead approximates an inverted triangle. The center of pressure of the shores on the bulkhead should be located _________.

 
 
 
 

2. You need to make a fixed loop at the end of a line in order to use the line as a mooring line. You have insufficient time to make a splice. Which knot should you use?

 
 
 
 

3. You notice that your speed has decreased, the stern of your vessel has settled into the water, and your rudder is sluggish in responding. The MOST likely cause is __________.

 
 
 
 

4. You operate a harbor craft on inland waters exclusively. If you regularly service or contact foreign flag vessels in the course of business, which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

5. You receive a package, for shipment aboard your vessel, containing Class 1 explosives. The package is damp, moldy and stained. You must__________.

 
 
 
 

6. You receive a package, for shipment aboard your vessel, containing Class 1 explosives. The package is damp, moldy and stained. You must __________.

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

8. You should conduct a sector search under which of the following circumstances?

 
 
 
 

9. You should keep clear of __________.

 
 
 
 

10. You start a centrifugal cargo pump to discharge cargo. The pump works for a while and then loses suction. This could be caused by __________.

 
 
 
 

11. You start a centrifugal cargo pump to discharge cargo. The pump works for a while and then loses suction. This could NOT be caused by __________.

 
 
 
 

12. You suspect that a crewmember has fallen overboard during the night and immediately execute a Williamson turn. What is the primary advantage of this maneuver under these circumstances?

 
 
 
 

13. You want to double the strength of a mooring line by using two lines. To accomplish this, the second line must __________.

 
 
 
 

14. You will be advised of any hazardous areas due to the fallout of a nuclear explosive by a message with the code word __________.

 
 
 
 

15. You will load and carry a bulk cargo of sulfur at ambient temperature. Which statement is true?

 
 
 
 

16. You will load class 1.2 commercial explosives and need to construct a portable magazine. The magazine MUST __________.

 
 
 
 

17. You would be most likely to use a fishplate __________.

 
 
 
 

18. You would NOT secure a line to a __________.

 
 
 
 

19. You would properly secure a gantline to a bosun's chair with a __________.

 
 
 
 

20. Your 199 GT tugboat is on a 675 mile coastwise voyage. What percentage of the deck crew must be Able Bodied Seamen?

 
 
 
 

21. Your containership has a container displaying a hazardous cargo placard. The placard has the number 2199 on it. This indicates that it is carrying what cargo?

 
 
 
 

22. Your containership has a container displaying a hazardous cargo placard. The placard has the number 2206 on it. This indicates that it is carrying what cargo?

 
 
 
 

23. Your containership has a container displaying a hazardous cargo placard. The placard has the number 2224 on it. This indicates that it is carrying what cargo?

 
 
 
 

24. Your enrolled vessel is bound from Baltimore, MD, to Norfolk, VA, via Chesapeake Bay. Which statement about the required Pilot is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

25. Your load line certificate expires on 27 May 1988. The vessel is surveyed on that date and is found satisfactory. You are sailing foreign the same day. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

26. Your ship is carrying hazardous cargo. During a daily inspection, you notice that some of the cargo has shifted and several cases are broken. You should FIRST __________.

 
 
 
 

27. Your ship is dead in the water with the rudder amidships. As the right-handed screw starts to turn ahead, the bow will tend to go __________.

 
 
 
 

28. Your ship is in a neutral port when full Naval Control of Shipping is established. You may expect to be boarded and instructed by a(n) __________.

 
 
 
 

29. Your ship is in shallow water and the bow rides up on its bow wave while the stern sinks into a depression of its transverse wave system. What is this called?

 
 
 
 

30. Your ship is navigating independently in heavy ice when it becomes beset. Which statement is FALSE?

 
 
 
 

31. Your ship is steaming at night with the gyro-pilot engaged when you notice that the vessel's course is slowly changing to the right. What action should you take FIRST?

 
 
 
 

32. Your tank vessel is fully loaded, and you find that she is down slightly by the head. To adjust the trim, you may __________.

 
 
 
 

33. Your tank vessel is loaded down to her marks, and you find that she has too much trim by the stern. To adjust the trim you may __________.

 
 
 
 

34. Your tankship is carrying a 30% solution of hydrogen peroxide. The cargo containment system must have a permanent inert gas system. While discharging this cargo the inert gas system must maintain a minimum pressure of __________.

 
 
 
 

35. Your tankship is carrying a cargo of styrene. Which of the following is NOT a requirement for carriage of this cargo?

 
 
 
 

36. Your twin-screw vessel is moving ASTERN with rudders amidships. The starboard screw suddenly stops turning. Your vessel's head will __________.

 
 
 
 

37. Your U.S. tankship is designed to carry anhydrous ammonia in bulk. The keel was laid in 1980. Which statement concerning the carriage of this cargo is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

38. Your vessel (185 GT) is on a voyage between New York and San Francisco. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

39. Your vessel has been damaged and is partially flooded. The first step to be taken in attempting to save the vessel is to __________.

 
 
 
 

40. Your vessel has been damaged and you must shore a bulkhead. You should cut the shore __________.

 
 
 
 

41. 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 __________.

 
 
 
 

42. Your vessel has been ordered to proceed to the United Grain Growers Wharf at Thunder Bay, Lake Superior, for the purpose of taking on a load of wheat. Which publication(s) would you consult for such information as the length of the wharf, the depth of the water alongside, and the loading capacity at the facility?

 
 
 
 

43. Your vessel has completed an inspection for certification and is issued a temporary certificate. This __________.

 
 
 
 

44. Your vessel has gone aground in waters where the tide is falling. The BEST action you can take is to __________.

 
 
 
 

45. Your vessel has grounded on a bar. What should you do?

 
 
 
 

46. Your vessel has run aground and is touching bottom for the first one- quarter of its length. What is the LEAST desirable method from the standpoint of stability to decrease the bottom pressure?

 
 
 
 

47. Your vessel has run hard aground in an area subject to heavy wave action. Backing full astern failed to free her. Which action should be taken next?

 
 
 
 

48. Your vessel is a single-screw ship with a right-hand propeller. There is no current. The easiest way to make a landing is __________.

 
 
 
 

49. Your vessel is anchored in an open roadstead with three shots of chain out on the port anchor. The wind freshens considerably and the anchor begins to drag. Which action should you take FIRST?

 
 
 
 

50. Your vessel is backing on the starboard screw, and going ahead on the port screw. The bow will __________.

 
 
 
 

51. Your vessel is being assisted through an ice field in Thunder Bay by the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Alexander Henry. The starboard lookout reports that the icebreaker has run up the code flag "N" (November). What action should you take?

 
 
 
 

52. Your vessel is being towed and back- up wires have been installed. Back- up wires carry the towing load in the event that the __________.

 
 
 
 

53. Your vessel is being towed and you are using a tripping rope. A tripping rope of fiber or wire is used to __________.

 
 
 
 

54. Your vessel is broken down and rolling in heavy seas. You can reduce the danger of capsizing by __________.

 
 
 
 

55. Your vessel is chartered under a time charter party. Under this type of charter party, your responsibility is __________.

 
 
 
 

56. Your vessel is crossing a river on the Great Lakes System. A power-driven vessel is ascending the river, crossing your course from port to starboard. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

57. Your vessel is disabled and in imminent danger of grounding on a lee shore. The Master agrees to salvage services using Lloyd's Open Form of Salvage Agreement. Which is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

59. Your vessel is equipped with mechanical davits. When stowing the lifeboat after a drill while underway, you should __________.

 
 
 
 

60. Your vessel is going from a warm climate to a cold climate with a hygroscopic cargo. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

61. Your vessel is in a foreign port and you find that one of the crew members has been incarcerated for drunkenness. The Official Logbook shows that the seaman doesn't have funds to cover the costs of the fine. Which action should the Master take?

 
 
 
 

62. Your vessel is in Charleston, S.C. You need not clear Customs if __________.

 
 
 
 

63. Your vessel is loaded with nonhygroscopic cargoes and is going from a cold to a warm climate. You should __________.

 
 
 
 

64. Your vessel is off a lee shore in heavy weather and laboring. Which action should you take?

 
 
 
 

65. Your vessel is on an extended foreign voyage. Several vacancies have occurred in your unlicensed crew through sickness and repatriation. Which statement is correct?

 
 
 
 

66. Your vessel is port side to a pier with a spring line led aft from the bow. In calm weather, putting the engines ahead with the rudder hard left should bring __________.

 
 
 
 

67. Your vessel is proceeding along a narrow channel. The effect called bank cushion has which effect on the vessel?

 
 
 
 

68. Your vessel is required to have a slop chest. Which of the following articles is NOT required by law to be carried in the slop chest?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

70. Your vessel is to dock bow first at a pier without the assistance of tugboats. Which line will be the most useful when maneuvering the vessel alongside the pier?

 
 
 
 

71. Your vessel is to dock bow first at a pier. Which line will be the most useful when maneuvering the vessel alongside the pier?

 
 
 
 

72. Your vessel is to dock bow in at a pier without the assistance of tugboats. Which line will be the most useful when maneuvering the vessel alongside the pier?

 
 
 
 

73. Your vessel must moor port side to a berth limited by vessels ahead and astern using a single tug. You are stemming a slight current and there is a light breeze off the dock. Your tug should be made up to the vessel's

 
 
 
 

74. Your vessel was damaged and initially assumed a significant list and trim; however, further increase has been slow. Based on this data, what should you expect?

 
 
 
 

75. Your vessel's operators send a message that your vessel has been consigned to Naval Control of Shipping. The message will refer you to __________.

 
 
 
 

76. You have water washed your cargo tanks using the fixed machines. What should you do before using portable machines to clean areas screened from the wash of the fixed machine by structural members?

 
 
 
 

77. You intend to overtake a vessel in a narrow channel. As you approach the other vessel's stern __________.

 
 
 
 

78. You intend to tow a barge with one tug and expect continuous high winds from the north. To reduce the yaw of your tow, you should __________.

 
 
 
 

79. You may be able to avoid loss of suction in a pump by __________.

 
 
 
 

80. You may BEST turn a twin-screw vessel about, to the right, in a narrow channel by using __________.

 
 
 
 

81. You must evacuate a seaman by helicopter lift. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

82. You must medevac a critically injured seaman by helicopter hoist. Which statement is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

83. You must shore up a bulkhead due to solid flooding forward. The bulkhead approximates a rectangle. The center of pressure of the shores on the bulkhead should be located _________.

 
 
 
 

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