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competency Quiz on c13, created by mrk nthny on 06/08/2016.
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Question 1

Question
Which is TRUE concerning immersion suits and their use?
Answer
  • They provide sufficient flotation to do away with the necessity of wearing a life jacket.
  • A puncture in the suit will not appreciably reduce its value.
  • They should be tight fitting.
  • Only a light layer of clothing may be worn underneath.

Question 2

Question
You are underway when a fire breaks out in the forward part of your vessel. If possible, you should __________.
Answer
  • put the vessel's stern into the wind
  • abandon ship to windward
  • call for assistance
  • keep going at half speed

Question 3

Question
The required number and type of hand portable fire extinguishers to be carried in the vicinity of the radio room exit for a tank vessel on an international voyage is one __________.
Answer
  • C-II
  • B-I
  • B-II
  • C-I

Question 4

Question
Records of tests and inspections of a cargo vessel's fire extinguishing systems shall be kept on board __________.
Answer
  • until the vessel's Certificate of Inspection expires
  • for 1 year
  • for 2 years
  • until the next Coast Guard inspection

Question 5

Question
In areas where CO2 piping is installed, such piping may not be used for any other purpose except __________.
Answer
  • in connection with the fire-detecting system
  • in connection with the water sprinkler system
  • to ventilate the space
  • to run the emergency wiring to the space

Question 6

Question
What is the use of a flame screen ?
Answer
  • It permits the passage of vapor but not of flame.
  • It prevents the passage of flammable vapors.
  • It prevents inert gas from leaving a tank.
  • It permits vapors to exit but not enter a tank.

Question 7

Question
You notice oil on the water near your vessel while taking on fuel. You should first __________.
Answer
  • stop fueling
  • notify the senior deck officer
  • notify the terminal superintendent
  • determine whether your vessel is the source

Question 8

Question
The galley on your cargo vessel has an area of 232 square meters. What would fulfill the minimum requirements for fire protection?
Answer
  • One B-II extinguisher
  • One B-I extinguisher
  • One B-II and one C-II extinguisher
  • One B-V extinguisher

Question 9

Question
You are fighting a fire in a watertight compartment using hoses and seawater. Stability may be reduced because of_______.
Answer
  • increase in free surface which reduces the metacentric height
  • progressive downflooding
  • reduction of water in the storage tanks
  • reduction of KG to the minimum allowable

Question 10

Question
A fire is discovered in the forepeak of a vessel at sea. The wind is from ahead at 35 knots. You should __________.
Answer
  • change course and put the stern to the wind
  • remain on course and hold speed
  • change course to put the wind on either beam and increase speed
  • remain on course but slack the speed

Question 11

Question
When two fire hose teams are attacking a fire they should __________.
Answer
  • not attack the fire from opposite sides
  • use different fire hose pressures
  • use fire hoses of different sizes
  • not wear protective clothing

Question 12

Question
How can you indicate that your vessel is in distress?
Answer
  • Continuously sounding the fog horn
  • Displaying a large red flag
  • Displaying three black balls in a vertical line
  • Sounding four short blast and after two seconds sounding three more rapid blasts on the whistle

Question 13

Question
The object of plugging holes below the waterline on a MODU should be to _________.
Answer
  • reduce the entry of water as much as possible
  • eliminate all water entering through the hole
  • only plug holes in machinery or other vital spaces
  • plug the largest holes first

Question 14

Question
When more than six short blasts and one long blast of the ship's whistle, accompanied by the same signal on the general alarm bell is sounded, What is the signal for?
Answer
  • Abandonship/Boat Station
  • Fire and Emergency
  • Boat recall
  • Man overboard

Question 15

Question
Repairing damage to the hull of a MODU at, or above the waterline, reduces the threat of __________.
Answer
  • continued progressive flooding
  • free surface effects
  • capsizing the MODU
  • wind overturning moments

Question 16

Question
After being launched, what does a totally enclosed survival craft which has been afloat over a long period of time require?
Answer
  • Regular checks of bilge levels
  • Frequent opening of hatches to permit entry of fresh air
  • Use of ear plugs to dampen engine noise
  • Frequent flushing of the water spray system with freshwater

Question 17

Question
Which visual distress signal is acceptable for daylight use only?
Answer
  • Orange smoke signal
  • Handled red line
  • Self-contained rocket propelled red parachute flare
  • Red aerial pyrotechnic flare

Question 18

Question
What is the use of EPIRB during abandon ship ?
Answer
  • send radio homing signals to searching aircraft
  • hold the lifeboat's head up into the seas
  • generate orange smoke
  • seal leaks in rubber rafts

Question 19

Question
"A hole in the hull above the waterline may be temporarily patched with _________. I. pillows II. blankets III. Mattresses"
Answer
  • I, II and III
  • I only
  • II only
  • III only

Question 20

Question
What is the purpose of wire stretched between the lifeboat davit heads?
Answer
  • To support the manropes
  • Keep the movement of the davits at the same speed
  • Keep the davits from slipping when they are in the stowed position
  • Prevent vibration during lowering of the boat

Question 21

Question
How does the hand brake of a lifeboat winch being applied?
Answer
  • By dropping the counterweighted lever
  • Manually disengaged when hoisting a boat
  • Controlled by the centrifugal brake mechanism
  • automatically engaged if lowering speed is excessive

Question 22

Question
The person-in-charge shall insure that each rescue boat on a OSV is lowered to the water, launched, and operated at least once every _____________.
Answer
  • three months
  • month
  • two months
  • six months

Question 23

Question
Which of the following represents the emergency signal for a fire aboard ship?
Answer
  • Continuous blast of the ship’s whistle for a period of not less than 10 seconds, supplemented by the same signal on the general alarm.
  • More than six short blasts and one long blast on the whistle
  • Three short blast of the whistle supplemented by the same signal on the general alarm.
  • More than six short blasts and one long blast on the whistle supplemented by the same signal on the general alarm.

Question 24

Question
Where would you find the FCC authorization for transmitting on your rig's EPIRB?
Answer
  • On the Ship Station License.
  • On the side of the EPIRB transmitter.
  • In the radio log.
  • On the Certificate of Inspection.

Question 25

Question
All of the following are recognized distress signals under the Rules of the Road except__________.
Answer
  • a green star signal
  • orange-colored smoke
  • red flares
  • the repeated raising and lowering of outstretched arms

Question 26

Question
Class "B" EPIRB's transmit on frequencies that are monitored by ________.
Answer
  • private, commercial, and military aircraft
  • orbiting satellites in space
  • commercial radio stations
  • commercial fishing vessels

Question 27

Question
What is an approve signaling device required on inflatable liferafts from among the choices?
Answer
  • Orange smoke signal
  • Pistol
  • Air horn
  • Lantern

Question 28

Question
When you are firing a pyrotechnic distress signal, it should be aimed__________.
Answer
  • at about 60 degrees above the horizon
  • straight overhead
  • at the vessel whose attention you want to attract
  • into the wind

Question 29

Question
The master or person-in-charge of a MODU shall ensure that each deck from which lifeboats are launched is______________.
Answer
  • kept clear of any obstructions that would interfere with launching
  • surfaced with a nonskid texture
  • roped off to prevent unnecessary access
  • posted with a list of persons assigned to the lifeboat

Question 30

Question
What must be accurately determined to assess the potential for progressive flooding after your vessel has been damaged?
Answer
  • The integrity of the watertight boundaries.
  • The capacity of the water sprinkler system.
  • The operation of the machinery space bilge level alarms.
  • The strenght of the hull to withstand the progressive flooding

Question 31

Question
What is the important points to remember when operating davits?
Answer
  • The davits should always be hand cranked the last 12 inches into the final stowed position
  • The gripes should be released after the boat is moving
  • The boats are generally lowered by surging the falls around cruciform bits
  • The tricing pendant should be tripped prior to releasing the gripes

Question 32

Question
You are in a survival craft boadcasting a distress message. What information would be essential to your rescuers?
Answer
  • Your position by latitude and longitude.
  • The nature of the distress.
  • The time of day.
  • Your radio call sign.

Question 33

Question
Why are lifeboats usually double-ended?
Answer
  • They are more seaworthy and less likely to be swamped or broach to.
  • They can go forward and backward more easily.
  • They require less space for stowing aboard ship.
  • Appearance and traditional styling.

Question 34

Question
When should distress flares and rockets be used?
Answer
  • Only when there is a chance of them being sighted by rescue vessels.
  • They should be set off at half-hour intervals.
  • They should be set off at one-hour intervals.
  • Immediately upon abandoning the vessel.

Question 35

Question
Progressive flooding in the engine room may be minimized by securing watertight boundaries and what other measures?
Answer
  • Pumping out flooded compartments
  • Transferring reserve feed water
  • Dumping fuel oil
  • Evacuating the engine room

Question 36

Question
What is the signal for lowering the ship’s lifeboats which is sounded on the ship’s whistle?
Answer
  • One short blast
  • Two long blast
  • Three short blasts
  • One long blast

Question 37

Question
When you hear three short blasts on the ship’s whistle and the same signal on the general alarm bells, what does it signify?
Answer
  • You are dismissed from the drill
  • You are required to go to your liferaft
  • You should point to the man overboard
  • You should start the fire pump

Question 38

Question
If doublebottom fuel tank levels are found to have increased after a ships grounding, you should suspect ______________.
Answer
  • a puncture, crack, or hole in the skin of the vessel
  • a damaged pneumercator line
  • improper record keeping of fuel transfer activities
  • contamination of the contaminated steam supply system

Question 39

Question
A hole in the hull above the waterline may be temporarily patched with _________. I. pillows II. blankets III. Mattresses"
Answer
  • I, II and III
  • I only
  • II only
  • III only

Question 40

Question
Progressive flooding in the engine room may be minimized by securing watertight boundaries and _______.
Answer
  • pumping out flooded compartments
  • transferring reserve feed water
  • dumping fuel oil
  • evacuating the engine room

Question 41

Question
What must be accurately determined to assess the potential for progressive flooding after your vessel has been damaged?
Answer
  • The integrity of the watertight boundaries.
  • The capacity of the water sprinkler system.
  • The operation of the machinery space bilge level alarms.
  • The strength of the hull to withstand the progressive flooding

Question 42

Question
Which of the following is used to signal crew members to report at boat stations or for boat drill?
Answer
  • More than six short blasts followed by one long blast of the ships whistle.
  • A continuous blast of the ships whistle for a period of not less than 10 seconds.
  • One long blast followed by three short blasts of the ships whistle
  • Three short blasts of the ships whistle.

Question 43

Question
The fire alarm signal onboard United States flag merchant vessels is a continuous blast of the whistle for a period of not less than 10 seconds, supplemented by the continuous ringing of the general alarm bells for not less than 10 seconds. Where can this information be readily found aboard ship?
Answer
  • SOLAS Safety
  • Certificate of Inspection Station bill
  • Construction Certificate
  • Fire Alarm Zone Chart

Question 44

Question
When more than six short blasts and one long blast of the ship's whistle, accompanied by the same signal on the general alarm bell is sounded, the signal is for_______.
Answer
  • boat stations(abandon ship)
  • fire and emergency
  • boat recall
  • man overboard

Question 45

Question
The signal for lowering the ship’s lifeboats is sounded on the ship’s whistle as _________.
Answer
  • one short blast
  • two long blast
  • three short blasts
  • one long blast

Question 46

Question
The traditional signal to commence lowering lifeboats and liferafts is__________.
Answer
  • 1 short blast of the ships whistle
  • 3 short blast of the ships whistle
  • 3 long blast of the ships whistle
  • 1 long blast of the ships whistle

Question 47

Question
Which of the following represents the emergency signal for a fire aboard ship?
Answer
  • Continuous blast of the ship’s whistle for a period of not less than 10 seconds, supplemented by the same signal on the general alarm.
  • More than six short blasts and one long blast on the whistle
  • Three short blast of the whistle supplemented by the same signal on the general alarm.
  • More than six short blasts and one long blast on the whistle supplemented by the same signal on the general alarm.

Question 48

Question
When you hear three short blasts on the ship’s whistle and the same signal on the general alarm bells, you___________.
Answer
  • are dismissed from the drill
  • are required to go to your liferaft
  • should point to the man overboard
  • should start the fire pump

Question 49

Question
Repairing damage to the hull of a MODU at, or above the waterline, reduces the threat of __________.
Answer
  • continued progressive flooding
  • free surface effects
  • capsizing the MODU
  • wind overturning moments

Question 50

Question
The order of importance in addressing damage control on a MODU is _________.
Answer
  • control fire, control flooding, repair structural damage
  • control flooding, control fire, repair structural damage
  • restored vital services, control fire, control flooding
  • control fire, restore vital services, control flooding

Question 51

Question
When patching holes in the hull of a MODU, pillows, bedding and other soft materials can be used as _____________.
Answer
  • gaskets
  • caulking
  • strongbacks
  • wedges

Question 52

Question
The object of plugging holes below the waterline on a MODU should be to _________.
Answer
  • reduce the entry of water as much as possible
  • eliminate all water entering through the hole
  • only plug holes in machinery or other vital spaces
  • plug the largest holes first

Question 53

Question
When you are firing a pyrotechnic distress signal, it should be aimed__________.
Answer
  • at about 60 degrees above the horizon
  • straight overhead
  • at the vessel whose attention you want to attract
  • into the wind

Question 54

Question
When should distress flares and rockets be used?
Answer
  • Only when there is a chance of them being sighted by rescue vessels.
  • They should be set off at half-hour intervals.
  • They should be set off at one-hour intervals.
  • Immediately upon abandoning the vessel.

Question 55

Question
An approve signaling device required on inflatable liferafts include include a(n)__________.
Answer
  • orange smoke signal
  • pistol
  • air horn
  • lantern

Question 56

Question
Signaling devices required on inflatable liferafts include_____________.
Answer
  • red flares
  • a rocket shoulder rifle
  • an oil lantern
  • an air horn

Question 57

Question
Signaling devices required on inflatble life rafts include a(n) _____________.
Answer
  • orange smoke signal
  • pistol
  • air horn
  • lantern

Question 58

Question
All of the following are recognized distress signals under the Rules of the Road EXCEPT__________.
Answer
  • a green star signal
  • orange-colored smoke
  • red flares
  • the repeated raising and lowering of outstretched arms

Question 59

Question
A man aboard a vessel, signaling by raising and lowering his outstretched arms to each side, is indicating __________.
Answer
  • a distress signal
  • danger, stay away
  • all is clear, it is safe to pass
  • all is clear, it is safe to approach

Question 60

Question
When a vessel signals her distress by means of a gun or other explosive signal, the firing should be at intervals of approximately _____________.
Answer
  • 1 minute
  • 3 minute
  • 10 minutes
  • 1 hour

Question 61

Question
You can indicate that your vessel is in distress by____________.
Answer
  • continuously sounding the fog horn
  • displaying a large red flag
  • displaying three black balls in a vertical line
  • sounding four short blast and after two seconds sounding three more rapid blasts on the whistle

Question 62

Question
Which visual distress signal is acceptable for daylight use only?
Answer
  • Orange smoke signal
  • Handled red line
  • Self-contained rocket propelled red parachute flare
  • Red aerial pyrotechnic flare

Question 63

Question
What is the maximum length of time that distress flares are approved for?
Answer
  • 3 and ½ years
  • 2 years
  • 5 years
  • 1 and ½ years

Question 64

Question
By regulation, orange smoke distress signals will expire not more than how many months from the date of manufacture?
Answer
  • 42 months
  • 24 months
  • 36 months
  • 54 months

Question 65

Question
Each distress signal and self-activated smoke signal must be replaced not later than the marked date of manufacture?
Answer
  • 36
  • 12
  • 24
  • 42

Question 66

Question
Class "B" EPIRB's transmit on frequencies that are monitored by ________.
Answer
  • private, commercial, and military aircraft
  • orbiting satellites in space
  • commercial radio stations
  • commercial fishing vessels

Question 67

Question
Where would you find the FCC authorization for transmitting on your rig's EPIRB?
Answer
  • On the Ship Station License.
  • On the side of the EPIRB transmitter.
  • In the radio log.
  • On the Certificate of Inspection.

Question 68

Question
When should the emergency position-indicating radio beacon(EPIRB) be activated after abandoning?
Answer
  • Immediately
  • After one hour
  • Only when another vessel is in sight
  • Only after sunset

Question 69

Question
What should you do with your emergency position indicating radio beacon if you are in a liferaft during storm conditions?
Answer
  • Bring it inside the liferaft and leave it on.
  • Bring it inside the liferaft and turn it off until the storm passes.
  • Leave it outside the liferaft and leave it on.
  • Leave it outside the liferaft but turn it off.

Question 70

Question
You are in a survival craft boadcasting a distress message. What information would be essential to your rescuers?
Answer
  • Your position by latitude and longitude.
  • The nature of the distress.
  • The time of day.
  • Your radio call sign.

Question 71

Question
Which of the items in the lifeboat equipment listed would be the most suitable for night signaling to a ship on the horizon?
Answer
  • A red parachute flare
  • A red handheld flare
  • A flashlight
  • A lantern

Question 72

Question
If you have to abandon ship, the EPIRB can be used to ____________.
Answer
  • send radio homing signals to searching aircraft
  • hold the lifeboat's head up into the seas
  • generate orange smoke
  • seal leaks in rubber rafts

Question 73

Question
When operating gravity davits, ________________.
Answer
  • the davits should always be hand cranked the last 12 inches into the final stowed position
  • the gripes should be released after the boat is moving
  • the boats are generally lowered by surging the falls around cruciform bits
  • the tricing pendant should be tripped prior to releasing the gripes

Question 74

Question
The hand brake of a lifeboat winch is _____________.
Answer
  • applied by dropping the counterweighted lever
  • manually disengaged when hoisting a boat
  • controlled by the centrifugal brake mechanism
  • automatically engaged if lowering speed is excessive

Question 75

Question
It is important to test lifeboat davit limit switches on a regular basis to prevent ________.
Answer
  • the possibility of the davit wires parting when the lifeboat is being retrieved and stowed in its davit
  • damage to the winch motor
  • damage to the releasing gear
  • the lifeboat from being lowered at an unsafe speed

Question 76

Question
The purpose of the wire stretched between the lifeboat davit heads is to ____________.
Answer
  • support the manropes
  • keep the movement of the davits at the same speed
  • keep the davits from slipping when they are in the stowed position
  • prevent vibration during lowering of the boat

Question 77

Question
On a vessel with lifeboats on both side, the No.2 lifeboat would be located ________.
Answer
  • forward of lifeboat No. 4 on the port side
  • forward of lifeboat No. 4 on the starboard side
  • aft of lifeboat No. 1 on the starboard side
  • aft of lifeboat No. 5 on the starboard side

Question 78

Question
The person-in-charge shall insure that each rescue boat on a OSV is lowered to the water, launched, and operated at least once every _____________.
Answer
  • three months
  • month
  • two months
  • six months

Question 79

Question
The master or person-in-charge of a MODU shall insure that each deck from which lifeboats are launched is ______________.
Answer
  • kept clear of any obstructions that would interfere with launching
  • surfaced with a nonskid texture
  • roped off to prevent unnecessary access
  • posted with a list of persons assigned to the lifeboat

Question 80

Question
A self-righting survival craft will return to an upright position provided that all personnel ____________.
Answer
  • are seated with seatbelts on and doors shut
  • are seated with seatbelts on and doors open
  • are to shift to one side to right it
  • escape from the craft

Question 81

Question
The No. 3 lifeboat would be _____________.
Answer
  • aft of boat No.1 on the starboard side
  • next to boat No. 2 on the starboard side
  • aft of boat No.1 on the port side
  • aft of boat No. 2 on the port side

Question 82

Question
The No. 1 lifeboat on a ship would be found ___________.
Answer
  • on the starboard side
  • on the port side
  • aft of the forward lifeboat on the port side
  • aft of the forward lifeboat on the starboard side

Question 83

Question
The No. 2 lifeboat on a vessel would be found ___________.
Answer
  • on the port side
  • aft of No.1 lifeboat port side
  • aft of No. 1 lifeboat starboard side
  • on the starboard side

Question 84

Question
Prior to lowering the lifeboat, the most important item to check is the __________.
Answer
  • boat plug
  • cars
  • sail
  • life preservers

Question 85

Question
After being launched, a totally enclosed survival craft which has been afloat over a long period of time requires ___________.
Answer
  • regular checks of bilge levels
  • frequent opening of hatches to permit entry of fresh air
  • use of ear plugs to dampen engine noise
  • frequent flushing of the water spray system with freshwater

Question 86

Question
Why are lifeboats usually double-ended?
Answer
  • They are more seaworthy and less likely to be swamped or broach to.
  • They can go forward and backward more easily.
  • They require less space for stowing aboard ship.
  • Appearance and traditional styling.

Question 87

Question
For each passenger vessel, the minimum number of immersion suits to be carried for each lifeboat is at least ____________.
Answer
  • 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
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