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1. What is the meaning of the signal QU RQ when sent by the International Code of Signals?

 
 
 
 

2. What is the meaning of the signal SA T1035 RQ when sent by the International code of Signals?

 
 
 
 

3. What does the lifesaving signal indicated by a horizontal motion of a white light or white flare mean?

 
 
 
 

4. The color of rockets, shells, or rocket parachute flares used to indicate that the vessel is in distress and requires immediate assistance is __________.

 
 
 
 

5. What is the lifesaving signal indicating "You are seen - Assistance will be given as soon as possible"?

 
 
 
 

6. When should you use distress flares and rockets?

 
 
 
 

7. When you are firing a pyrotechnic distress signal, it should be aimed __________.

 
 
 
 

8. If an airplane circles a vessel 3 times, crosses the vessel's course close ahead while rocking the wings, and heads off in a certain direction, what does this indicate?

 
 
 
 

9. An airplane wants a vessel to change course and proceed towards a vessel in distress. The actions of the aircraft to convey this message will NOT include __________.

 
 
 
 

10. A yellow signal floating in the air from a small parachute, about 300 feet above the water, would indicate that a submarine __________.

 
 
 
 

11. The color of the signal flare sent up by a submarine indicating that a torpedo has been fired in a training exercise is __________.

 
 
 
 

12. The color of the signal flare sent up by a submarine to indicate an emergency is __________.

 
 
 
 

13. The color of the signal flares sent up by a submarine about to surface from periscope depth is __________.

 
 
 
 

14. The color of the signal flares sent up by a submarine surfacing from periscope depth is __________.

 
 
 
 

15. A yellow signal, floating in the air from a parachute, about 300 feet above the water, indicates that a submarine __________.

 
 
 
 

16. The color of the signal flare sent up by a submarine coming to periscope depth is __________.

 
 
 
 

17. What is the color of the signal flare sent up by a submarine indicating that a torpedo has been fired in a training exercise?

 
 
 
 

18. During a training exercise a submarine indicating that a torpedo has been fired will send up smoke from a float. What color will the smoke be?

 
 
 
 

19. What is the color of the signal flare sent up by a submarine about to surface due to an emergency condition?

 
 
 
 

20. You are on the beach and want to signal to a small boat in distress that your present location is dangerous and that they should land to the left. How would you indicate this?

 
 
 
 

21. Which signal would be used by a shore rescue unit to indicate "Landing here highly dangerous"?

 
 
 
 

22. Which one of the following signals is made at night by a lifesaving station to indicate "Landing here highly dangerous"?

 
 
 
 

23. By day, what does the horizontal motion of a white flag, or arms extended horizontally, by a person on the beach indicate?

 
 
 
 

24. What is the signal used with shore lifesaving equipment to indicate, "Affirmative"?

 
 
 
 

25. What may the firing of a red star signal mean?

 
 
 
 

26. Which is the lifesaving signal for, "This is the best place to land"?

 
 
 
 

27. What is the signal to guide vessels in distress, indicating, "This is the best place to land"?

 
 
 
 

28. By day, what is the signal meaning, "This is the best place to land"?

 
 
 
 

29. Which signal is used by a rescue unit to indicate, "Avast hauling"?

 
 
 
 

30. You are preparing to take another vessel in tow. Which signal indicates, "Hawser is made fast"?

 
 
 
 

31. What is the lifesaving signal used to indicate, "Landing here is highly dangerous"?

 
 
 
 

32. An aircraft has indicated that he wants you to change course and follow him. You cannot comply because of an emergency on board. Which signal should you make?

 
 
 
 

33. An airplane should NOT send which signal in reply to a surface craft?

 
 
 
 

34. 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?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

46. All personnel should be familiar with the lifeboats __________.

 
 
 
 

47. The abandon ship signal is __________.

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

49. 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?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

51. 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?

 
 
 
 

52. 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?

 
 
 
 

53. 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 __________.

 
 
 
 

54. If more than one raft is manned after the vessel has sunk, you should __________.

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

57. If you are forced to abandon ship in a lifeboat, you should __________.

 
 
 
 

58. If there are a number of survivors in the water after abandoning ship, they should __________.

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

61. If help has not arrived in 10-12 hours after you abandon ship in a lifeboat, you should __________.

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

64. 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 __________.

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

69. You board an inflatable liferaft that has been hand launched from a sinking vessel. What should you do FIRST after everyone is onboard the liferaft?

 
 
 
 

70. In signaling, when sent with a complement, what may the letter G be followed by?

 
 
 
 

71. Which group should be used to send the signal "Latitude 73°25'North"?

 
 
 
 

72. The signal L1210 means the __________.

 
 
 
 

73. If you sent out a signal on 12 March 1980, the date would be indicated by __________.

 
 
 
 

74. While communicating with a shore station concerning an injured female, your message should indicate the subject's age is 32. Which code would your message contain?

 
 
 
 

75. An oiler was badly burned and you are communicating with a passenger ship that has a doctor and hospital on board. You want to rendezvous in a certain position so the oiler can be evacuated for medical treatment. Which code should your message contain?

 
 
 
 

76. You have an AB who has become violently ill, and you are requesting urgent medical advice. Your message should contain which code?

 
 
 
 

77. You receive a medical message that contains the code MSJ. What is the meaning of the message?

 
 
 
 

78. After sending a message describing the symptoms of an ill crew member, you receive a message containing the code MRL. What is the meaning of the message?

 
 
 
 

79. If a crew member that was ill has died, which code should your message contain?

 
 
 
 

80. If an ill crew member is beginning to show signs of improvement, what code should your message contain?

 
 
 
 

81. In the International Code of signals, what does a group of three letters indicates?

 
 
 
 

82. You are off the coast of South Africa, when a seaman is injured. What indicator should be used in a message requesting medical advice from a South African station?

 
 
 
 

83. While operating off the coast of Portugal, a seaman is injured. What indicator should be used in a message requesting medical advice from a Portuguese station?

 
 
 
 

84. While operating off Panama a seaman is injured. What indicator should be included in the preamble of a radio telegram requesting medical advice from a Panamanian station?

 
 
 
 

85. While operating off the coast of Greece, a seaman is injured. What indicator should be in the preamble of a radio telegram asking for medical advice from a Greek station?

 
 
 
 

86. If you were being assisted by an icebreaker and he sent you the single letter "Q", what would he would be telling you?

 
 
 
 

87. What does the single letter G, sent by an icebreaker to an assisted vessel, mean?

 
 
 
 

88. You are downbound in an ice filled channel. An icebreaker is meeting you and sounds two short, one prolonged, and two short blasts on the whistle. What action should you take?

 
 
 
 

89. Signals between an icebreaker and an assisted vessel may NOT be given by __________.

 
 
 
 

90. Which single-letter sound signal may be made only in compliance with the International Rules of the Road?

 
 
 
 

91. Which single-letter sound signal(s) may only be made in compliance with the Rules of the Road?

 
 
 
 

92. When signaling a course using the International Code of Signals, the signal __________.

 
 
 
 

93. If you desire to communicate with another station that your navigation lights were not functioning, what signal would you send?

 
 
 
 

94. Regardless of the method it is sent, what does he signal K4 mean?

 
 
 
 

95. What is the meaning of the signal VJ 8 when sent by the International Code of Signals?

 
 
 
 

96. What is the meaning of the signal DX RQ when sent by the International Code of Signals?

 
 
 
 

97. You wish to communicate information that the swell in your area is 8-10 feet in height and from the northeast. How would you describe this swell, as defined in the International Code of Signals?

 
 
 
 

98. In the International Code of Signals, what is the code signal meaning "I require immediate assistance?

 
 
 
 

99. If you are in urgent need of a helicopter, which signal code should you send?

 
 
 
 

100. If another station sent you the signal "KG", what would this indicate?

 
 
 
 

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