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Towing Endorsement

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Towing Endorsement

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When towing, a tow hook is used to:
    • A. 

      Provide quick release of the hawser

    • B. 

      "gaff-on" a tow when it is coming alongside

    • C. 

      Attach a hawser to a tow that has no bitts or padeyes

    • D. 

      Join two hawsers for lengthening a tow

  • 2. 
    which of the following statements concerning an automatic towing engine is not true?
    • A. 

      It automatically maintains towline tension

    • B. 

      It prolongs the life of the hawser by distributing chafing as the hawser is paid out and taken in

    • C. 

      As tension on the hawser increases, more line is taken in by the automatic towing engine

    • D. 

      As tension on the hawser decreases, more line is taken in by the automatic towing engine

  • 3. 
    A tug is to assist in docking an oceangoing vessel on a hawser. The greatest danger to the tug is:
    • A. 

      From the ship's propeller when making up aft

    • B. 

      From being overrun if making up forward

    • C. 

      Hull damage while alongside passing the hawser

    • D. 

      From tripping

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      has great strength

    • B. 

      Is very supple

    • C. 

      Floats

    • D. 

      Absorbs shock by stretching

  • 5. 
    When towing astern, chafing gear should not be used on a hawser that is:
    • A. 

      Attached to an "H" bitt

    • B. 

      Attached to a self-tensioning winch

    • C. 

      Held amidship by a gob rope

    • D. 

      Connected to a swivel

  • 6. 
    Tugs sometimes shackle a length of chain into the towline in order to:
    • A. 

      Take the wear should the towline drag bottom

    • B. 

      Assure that if the towline is over-stressed it will part close to the bridle

    • C. 

      Prevent the towline from whipping should it part

    • D. 

      Put spring into the towline

  • 7. 
    (ignore the letter choice and choose the correct letter within the answer) The vessel in Illustration DO25DG has broken down and you are going to take her in tow. The wind is coming from her starboard beam and both vessels are making the same amount of leeway. Where should you position your vessel when you start passing lines?
    • A. 

      Point A

    • B. 

      Point B

    • C. 

      Point C

    • D. 

      Point D

  • 8. 
    The vessel in Illustration DO25DG has broken down and you are going to take her in tow. The wind is coming from her starboard beam and she is making more leeway than you are. Where should you position your vessel when you start passing lines?
    • A. 

      Point A

    • B. 

      Point B

    • C. 

      Point C

    • D. 

      Point D