Competence 10 (Deck)

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Competence Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    When going astern in a right-handed propeller ship and need to maintain the ship's heading, the rudder would be place at __________.
    • A. 

      Rudder amidship to compensate the swing

    • B. 

      Rudder to port to neutralize the swing

    • C. 

      Rudder to starboard enough to compensate the swing

    • D. 

      Hard port

  • 2. 
    When steering a tow downstream around the shape of a sand bar, and staying on the proper side of the buoys, an operator should be cautions of _________.
    • A. 

      Eddies under the bar

    • B. 

      Cross-currents pushing the tow away from the bar

    • C. 

      Swift current under the bar causing loss of control

    • D. 

      Cross-currents pushing the tow into the bar

  • 3. 
    Your vessel is off a lee shore in heavy weather and laboring. Which action should you take?
    • A. 

      Put the bow directly into the sea and proceed at full speed

    • B. 

      Put the sea and wind about two points on either bow and reduce speed

    • C. 

      Heave to in the trough of the sea

    • D. 

      Put the sea and wind o either quarter and proceed at increased speed

  • 4. 
    You have made a turning test on full speed in deep water. You are now going to make a test in shallow water. Do you think that turning diameter will be the same?
    • A. 

      No, the turning diameter will be smaller in shallow water.

    • B. 

      No, the turning diameter will be increased in shallow water.

    • C. 

      Yes, it will be the same provided the UKC is 25% -50%.

    • D. 

      Yes, the turning diameter will be the same for all depths.

  • 5. 
    You want to stop your ship as quickly as possible without too much change in the heading. What can you do to achieve this?
    • A. 

      Put the engine full astern

    • B. 

      Make a complete turning circle

    • C. 

      Use the rudder hard over both sides while reducing engine power, so-called "high frequency rudder cycling".

    • D. 

      Do a zig zag maneuver

  • 6. 
    A nylon mooring rope undergoes a decrease in strength of how many percent if it gets wet by immersion?
    • A. 

      0.2

    • B. 

      0.05

    • C. 

      0.3

    • D. 

      0.5

  • 7. 
    One shackle of anchor chain is equivalent to how many fathoms?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      60

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      90

  • 8. 
    At the moment of impact of collision, the following should be noted:
    • A. 

      The Nationality of the crew

    • B. 

      Cargo damage on the other ship

    • C. 

      The Nationality of the other vessel

    • D. 

      The compass heading and approximate angle between the two ships

  • 9. 
    How long will a 12 knot steamer normally complete one circle turn at full rudder angle?
    • A. 

      16 minutes

    • B. 

      10 minutes

    • C. 

      13 minutes

    • D. 

      8 minutes

  • 10. 
    In the event of collision in calm weather, the colliding ship should generally remain embedded:
    • A. 

      The colliding ship must pull out immediately

    • B. 

      To allow another ship time to assess the damage or prepare to abandon ship

    • C. 

      To allow crew members and passengers to transfer from the holed vessel to the colliding vessel

    • D. 

      To allow coast guards to assess who is to blame on the collision

  • 11. 
    How many turns of wire normally mark either side of the shackle 105 fathoms from the anchor?
    • A. 

      3 turns

    • B. 

      7 turns

    • C. 

      6 turns

    • D. 

      2 turns

  • 12. 
    When steering a vessel, a good helmsman does NOT:
    • A. 

      Use as little rudder as possible to keep the vessel on course

    • B. 

      Consider steering a vessel a highly responsible job

    • C. 

      Use as much rudder as possible to keep the vessel on course

    • D. 

      Advise his relief of the course being steered

  • 13. 
    The helmsman should repeat the command given:
    • A. 

      While the command is given

    • B. 

      Before executing the command

    • C. 

      While executing the command

    • D. 

      Before the command

  • 14. 
    A twin screw vessel is easier to maneuver than single-screw vessel with the engines half ahead. If there is no wind or current and the rudder is amidships, which of the following will happen?
    • A. 

      Generates more power

    • B. 

      Can return without using her rudder

    • C. 

      Permits the rudder to move faster

    • D. 

      Can suck the water away from the rudder

  • 15. 
    The anchor's holding power in tons on good anchoring ground is about:
    • A. 

      5 - 6 times the anchor's weight

    • B. 

      9 - 10 times the anchor's weight

    • C. 

      7 - 8 times the anchor's weight

    • D. 

      Dependent upon the size of the vessel

  • 16. 
    The pivot point of a vessel when going ahead is located:
    • A. 

      At the hasepipe

    • B. 

      About one-third of the vessel's length from the bow

    • C. 

      At the bow

    • D. 

      About two-thirds of the vessel's length from the bow

  • 17. 
    When towing, a tow hook is used to:
    • A. 

      Pull a tow alongisde

    • B. 

      Attach a hawser to a tow which has no bitts or pad eyes

    • C. 

      Provide quick release of the hawser

    • D. 

      Join two hawsers for lengthening a tow

  • 18. 
    A tug would NOT assist a ship to steer if the tug is made up to the large vessel in what area of vessel?
    • A. 

      Forward on either bow of the vessel

    • B. 

      On the vessel's quarter

    • C. 

      Approximately amidships of the vessel

    • D. 

      By a tow line ahead of the vessel

  • 19. 
    Moving vessel striking against one that is stationary is called:
    • A. 

      Collision

    • B. 

      Accident

    • C. 

      Allision

    • D. 

      Impact

  • 20. 
    Prior entering an ice area, how should a vessel be trimmed?
    • A. 

      Down by the head

    • B. 

      Either by the head or by the stern

    • C. 

      Down by the stern

    • D. 

      Evenly

  • 21. 
    In the event of loss of rudder, what appropriate action should be done?
    • A. 

      Use the emergency steering wheel (trick wheel)

    • B. 

      Execute a Williamson turn

    • C. 

      Abandon ship

    • D. 

      A jury may be achieved by providing a drag on each side of the ship

  • 22. 
    What does Hard Starboard mean?
    • A. 

      Do not come to port

    • B. 

      Put the rudder full starboard

    • C. 

      Hard rocks on starboard

    • D. 

      A ship is seen to starboard

  • 23. 
    What would you expect your rudder response to be when you enter shallow water?
    • A. 

      Improve and your speed to decrease

    • B. 

      Improve and your speed to increase

    • C. 

      Be sluggish and your speed to increase

    • D. 

      Be sluggish and your speed to decrease

  • 24. 
    The effect known as bank cushion acts in which of the following ways on a single-screw vessel proceeding along a narrow channel?
    • A. 

      It forces the stern away from the bank

    • B. 

      It force the entire vessel away from the bank

    • C. 

      It force the bow away from the bank

    • D. 

      It heels the vessel towards the bank

  • 25. 
    When your ship is going full speed ahead with no wind and no current, where do you think the pivot point is located?
    • A. 

      At about 1/6 of the ship's length from the bow

    • B. 

      Amidships

    • C. 

      Near the stern

    • D. 

      At about 1/6 of the ship's length from the stern