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1. You can indicate that your vessel is in distress by __________.


2. When a vessel signals her distress by means of a gun or other explosive signal, the firing should be at intervals of approximately __________.


3. A man aboard a vessel, signaling by raising and lowering his outstretched arms to each side, is indicating __________.


4. All of the following are recognized distress signals under the Navigation Rules EXCEPT __________.


5. A distress signal __________.


6. Which task is NOT the responsibility of the GMDSS Radio Operator?


7. What does "EPIRB" stand for?


8. What would most likely prevent a SART's signal from being detected?


9. Which statement concerning satellite EPIRBs is TRUE?


10. After having activated the emergency position indicating radio beacon, you should __________.


11. You are aboard a liferaft in a storm. What should you do with your Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon?


12. Which system is least likely to be subject to fading or static interference?


13. Which system provides maximum communications range?


14. For GMDSS, which statement concerning compulsory vessels is TRUE?


15. What periodic inspection is required in order to remain in compliance with the regulations regarding GMDSS ship radio station inspections?


16. On which vessels is GMDSS required?


17. For GMDSS, when may a compulsory vessel not be allowed to leave port?


18. What are the conditions, under GMDSS, whereby a ship is NOT allowed to depart from any port?


19. Where is the GMDSS Radio Logbook kept aboard ship?


20. For GMDSS, which statement concerning a compulsory vessel is FALSE?


21. Which statement concerning GMDSS maintenance requirements is FALSE?


22. Which statement concerning reserve sources of energy for GMDSS is FALSE?


23. What publication/s should a GMDSS Operator consult regarding the proper set-up and operation of vessel equipment?


24. Who is responsible for transmitting a message stating that distress communications have ceased?


25. Define the acronym MSI.


26. A distress frequency used on radiotelephone is __________.


27. You have sent a visual signal to an aircraft. The aircraft then flies over your position on a straight course and level altitude. What should you do?


28. What should you do, following the launching of the survival craft, in an abandon ship scenario?


29. If you must jump from a vessel, the correct posture includes __________.


30. If more than one liferaft is manned after the vessel has sunk, __________.


31. During an abandonment or drill, the first person to arrive at the survival craft should __________.


32. Immediately after abandoning a vessel, lookouts should be posted aboard liferafts to look for __________.


33. You have abandoned ship in rough weather. After picking up other survivors in your liferaft, what should you do next?


34. A man was sighted as he fell overboard. After completing a Williamson turn, the man is not sighted. What type of search should be conducted?


35. One of your crew members falls overboard from the starboard side. You should IMMEDIATELY __________.


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


37. When making a Scharnow turn, the __________.


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


39. 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?


40. While underway in thick fog you are on watch and hear the cry "man overboard". Which type of maneuver should you make?


41. When evacuating the DEEP DRILLER, preparations should include __________.


42. Who is responsible for lowering the survival craft?


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


44. Repairing damage to the hull of a MODU at or above the waterline reduces the threat of __________.


45. Which of the following would be the most probable location to encounter explosive and flammable gasses on a MODU?


46. What is the percentage of oxygen in a typical sample of uncontaminated air?


47. What is the spoken emergency signal for a distress signal over a VHF radio?


48. You are in a lifeboat broadcasting a distress message. What information would be essential to your rescuers?


49. You are underway in the Gulf of Mexico when you hear a distress message over the VHF radio. The position of the sender is about 20 miles south of Galveston, TX, and you are about 80 miles ESE of Galveston. What action should you take?


50. If you have to abandon ship, the EPIRB can be used to __________.


51. You have abandoned ship and after two days in a liferaft you can see an aircraft near the horizon apparently carrying out a search pattern. You should __________.


52. Which system is least likely to be affected by atmospheric disturbances?


53. What is the best way to test the INMARSAT-C terminal?


54. Which statement concerning exposure to radiation is TRUE?


55. What is required during an annual FCC inspection?


56. What is a GMDSS functional or carriage requirement for compulsory vessels?


57. What is the minimum permit or license requirement of a GMDSS Radio Maintainer?


58. What is the minimum license requirement of a GMDSS Radio Operator?


59. What are the vessel equipment and personnel requirements for GMDSS?


60. Which statement concerning GMDSS Radio Operator requirements is FALSE?


61. What is a functional or carriage requirement for compulsory vessels?


62. Which documents are required by GMDSS for vessels on international voyages (other than the Great Lakes)?


63. Where can GMDSS regulations pertaining specifically to U.S.-flag vessels be found?


64. In which Sea Area must a compulsory vessel carry either INMARSAT or HF SITOR equipment?


65. How long must GMDSS Radio Logs be retained onboard the ship in original form?


66. How long must the GMDSS radio log be retained on board before sending it to the shoreside licensee?


67. Where should the GMDSS radio log be kept on board ship?


68. Which statement is generally correct regarding the maintenance requirements for ships under GMDSS?


69. What is the basic concept of GMDSS?


70. Which frequencies and modes are allocated for distress alerting in GMDSS?


71. What does proper GMDSS watchkeeping include?


72. Which message categories cannot be disabled by the GMDSS Radio Operator?


73. Which references should the GMDSS radio operator consult for information on the proper operation of the equipment?


74. What is the primary equipment for receiving MSI?


75. Which categories of NAVTEX messages may not be selectively rejected through receiver programming?


76. To ensure receipt of all relevant MSI, a NAVTEX receiver should be turned on at least how many hours prior to departure from port?


77. When abandoning ship and jumping into the water from a substantial height without a life jacket, you should __________.


78. If you wear extra clothing when entering the water after abandoning ship it will __________.


79. When a ship is abandoned and there are several liferafts in the water, one of the FIRST things to be done is __________.


80. The abandon ship signal is __________.


81. You have abandoned ship and are in an inflatable raft that has just inflated. You hear a continuous hissing coming from a fitting in a buoyancy tube. What is the cause of this?


82. You have just abandoned ship and boarded a raft. After the raft is completely inflated you hear a whistling noise coming from a safety valve. You should __________.


83. If you are forced to abandon ship in a liferaft, your course of action should be to __________.


84. What is one of the FIRST actions you should take after abandoning and clearing away from a vessel?


85. If you see an individual fall overboard, you should __________.


86. A crew member has just fallen overboard off your port side. Which action should you take?


87. One major advantage of the round turn maneuver in a man overboard situation is that it __________.


88. The single turn method of returning to a man overboard should be used ONLY if __________.


89. In a racetrack turn, to recover a man overboard, the vessel is steadied for the SECOND time after a turn of how many degrees from the original heading?


90. Which statement is FALSE, concerning the Williamson turn?


91. You are underway in mid-ocean, when you hear a distress message over the VHF radio. The position of the sender is 20 miles away. What action should you take?


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