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


2. According to the Lifesaving regulations in Subchapter W, fire and abandon ship drills must be held within 24 hours of leaving port if the percentage of the crew that has not participated in drills aboard that particular vessel in the prior month exceeds __________.


3. For the purpose of training and drills, if reasonable and practicable, how frequently should rescue boats be launched with their assigned crew?


4. Lifesaving regulations in Subchapter W require that a fire drill include __________.


5. What shall be conducted during a fire and boat drill?


6. If passengers are on board when an abandon ship drill is carried out, they should __________.


7. (3.2.4-6) All personnel on board a vessel should be familiar with the rescue boat's __________.


8. While steering by autopilot you notice that the vessel is deviating from the given course and there is no follow up with corrective rudder action to return to the proper heading. The emergency operating procedure should require you to immediately change operation from __________.


9. A situation has occurred in which your vessel must be towed. When the towing vessel passes the towing line to you, you should secure the line __________.


10. A situation has occurred where it becomes necessary for you to be towed. What action should be taken to prevent your vessel from yawing?


11. If the situation arose where it became necessary to tow a disabled vessel, which statement is TRUE concerning the towing line?


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


13. You have a large, broken-down vessel in tow with a wire rope and anchor cable towline. Both vessels have made provision for slipping the tow in an emergency; however, unless there are special circumstances __________.


14. 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?


15. 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 __________.


16. In the event of fire in a machinery space, __________.


17. When fighting fires in spaces containing bottles of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), you should __________.


18. Which firefighting method is an example of an indirect attack on a fire?


19. When fighting a fire in a space containing an IMO class 1 hazardous cargo, the most effective fire fighting procedure is to __________.


20. A fuel line breaks, sprays fuel on the hot exhaust manifold, and catches fire. Your FIRST action should be to __________.


21. The success of an indirect attack on a fire depends on the __________.


22. When fighting an oil or gasoline fire in the bilge, which of the following should NOT be used?


23. When possible, what is the FIRST step in fighting an engine fuel-pump fire which results from a broken fuel line?


24. An important step in fighting any electrical fire is to __________


25. There is a fire in the crew's quarters of your vessel. You should __________.


26. You are fighting a fire in the electrical switchboard in the engine room. You should secure the power, then __________.


27. A fire must be ventilated __________.


28. What is the MOST important consideration when determining how to fight an electrical fire?


29. Fire in an engine compartment is best extinguished with carbon dioxide gas (CO2) and by __________.


30. You are releasing carbon dioxide gas (CO2) into an engine compartment to extinguish a fire. The CO2 will be most effective if the __________.


31. When should a fire be ventilated?


32. A fire starts on your vessel while refueling. You should FIRST __________.


33. A high-velocity fog stream can be used in fire fighting situations to drive heat and smoke ahead of the fire fighters in a passageway. This technique should only be used when __________.


34. When fighting a large fire on your vessel and attacking it from ABOVE the space on fire, it is important to __________.


35. Control of fire should be addressed __________.


36. When fighting a large fire on your vessel and attacking it from ABOVE the space on fire, it is important to __________.


37. When approaching a fire from windward, you should shield firefighters from the fire by using __________.


38. When approaching a fire from leeward you should shield fire fighters from the fire by using __________.


39. What is meant by the term "overhaul" in firefighting?


40. Overhauling a fire in the living quarters on a vessel must include __________.


41. A large fire, involving class "A" material, has developed in the ship's galley. In combating this fire, you should __________.


42. A fire of escaping liquefied flammable gas is best extinguished by __________.


43. Which of the following would be of immediate concern after discovering a large fire in the ship's galley?


44. When water is used to fight a fire on board a ship, the effect of the weight of the water must be taken into account. How much sea water will increase the weight displacement by one ton?


45. If you are fighting a fire below the main deck of your vessel, which action is most important concerning the stability of the vessel?


46. A galley grease fire on the stove may be extinguished using_______.


47. When attempting to enter a compartment containing a fire, which method of applying water is best?


48. If heavy smoke is coming from the paint locker, the FIRST firefighting response should be to __________.


49. A fire in the galley ALWAYS poses the additional threat of __________.


50. The preferred agent used in fighting a helicopter crash fire is __________.


51. The primary danger in helicopter fires is __________.


52. After extinguishing a paint locker fire using the fixed CO2 system, the next action is to have the space __________.


53. When fighting a fire in an enclosed space, the hose team should crouch as low as possible to __________.


54. Oil fires are best extinguished by __________.


55. You notice smoke coming from an open laundry room doorway. After activating the fire alarm, which of the following would you do FIRST?


56. You detect an odor of burning electrical insulation and then notice smoke coming from an open laundry room doorway. After activating the fire alarm, which of the following is the LEAST likely of your next actions?


57. You detect an odor of burning cotton fabric and then see smoke coming from the top of an open laundry room doorway. After activating the fire alarm, you might do any of the following next, EXCEPT __________.


58. A deck-stowed 40-foot container is giving off smoke, and one end is discolored from heat. The cargo is valuable and easily damaged by water. You want to extinguish the fire without further damage if possible. What action should you take?


59. On a small boat, if someone fell overboard and you did not know over which side the person fell, you should __________.


60. You hear the general alarm and ship's whistle sound for over 10 seconds. Traditionally, this is the signal for __________.


61. Traditionally, the signal for fire aboard ship is __________.


62. Fires are grouped into what categories?


63. A crew member suddenly becomes blind in both eyes. Which code should your message contain?


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


65. Which toxic gas is a product of incomplete combustion, and is often present when a fire burns in a closed compartment?


66. A fire starting by spontaneous combustion can be expected in which condition?


67. Oily rags stored in a pile that is open to the atmosphere are a hazard because they may __________.


68. The minimum concentration of a vapor in air which can form an explosive mixture is called the __________.


69. Accumulations of oily rags should be __________.


70. A fuel-air mixture below the lower explosive limit is too __________.


71. The midships house of your break bulk ship is constructed with an interior stair tower from the main deck to the bridge. Under what circumstances may the doors from each deck to the stair tower be kept open when underway?


72. In the event of a fire, the doors to a stair tower must be closed to prevent the spread of fire by __________.


73. Fire may be spread by which means?


74. Convection spreads a fire by __________.


75. Radiation spreads a fire by __________.


76. To prevent the spread of fire by convection you should __________.


77. To prevent the spread of fire by conduction you should __________.


78. The spread of fire is NOT prevented by __________.


79. Ventilation systems connected to a compartment in which a fire is burning are normally closed to prevent the rapid spread of the fire by __________.


80. The atmosphere in a tank is too rich when it is __________.


81. The atmosphere in a tank is too lean if it is __________.


82. What is the generally accepted method of determining whether the atmosphere within a cargo tank is explosive, too rich, or too lean to support combustion?


83. The explosive range of petroleum vapors mixed with air is __________.


84. Small quantities of flammable liquids needed at a work site should be __________.


85. Paints and solvents on a vessel should be __________.


86. The hoods over galley ranges present what major hazard?


87. Which of the following when removed will extinguish a fire?


88. What is required in addition to the heat, fuel, and oxygen of the fire triangle to have a fire?


89. Normally, the percentage of oxygen in air is __________.


90. The lowest temperature required to cause self-sustained combustion of a substance independent of any outside source of ignition is called __________.


91. Which condition is necessary for a substance to burn?


92. The vapor pressure of a substance __________.


93. You have carbon tetrachloride as part of the cargo. If a fire breaks out in the general area, what is the major danger from the carbon tetrachloride?


94. Which statement describes the relationship between flash point and auto-ignition temperature?


95. The "flammable limits" of an atmosphere are the __________.


96. The explosive range of Bunker C mixed with air is __________.


97. The explosive range of Diesel Oil mixed with air is __________.


98. The flammable limit of methyl ethyl ketone is from __________.


99. The flammable limit of methyl ethyl ketone is from __________.


100. A person has fallen overboard and is being picked up with a rescue boat. If the person appears in danger of drowning, the rescue boat should be maneuvered to make____________________.


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