Competence 16 (Deck)

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How are lifelines attached to a life float?
    • A. 

      By splicing one end of the line around the apparatus

    • B. 

      By serving

    • C. 

      Securely attached around the outside in bights no longer than three feet

    • D. 

      With an approved safety hook or shackle

  • 2. 
    Most enclosed lifeboats will right themselves after capsizing IF the __________.
    • A. 

      Sea anchor is deployed to windward

    • B. 

      Lower ballast tanks are filled with water

    • C. 

      Fuel tanks are not less than half full

    • D. 

      Passengers are strapped to their seats

  • 3. 
    One of your crew members falls overboard from the starboard side. You should IMMEDIATELY:
    • A. 

      Apply left rudder

    • B. 

      Begin backing your engines

    • C. 

      Position you vessel to windward and begin recovery

    • D. 

      Throw the crew member a life preserver

  • 4. 
    In all probability, the LAST persons to abandon the vessel will be ________. When they leave their post, all machinery should be stopped and watertight doors and hatches tightly closed.
    • A. 

      Those who brought their luggage

    • B. 

      Those engaged in last-minute damage control

    • C. 

      Those person more than 75 kgs.

    • D. 

      The Master, Chief Cook and the Chief Officer

  • 5. 
    In a distress situation and immediately after the distress signal has been sounded, what is the next action to be taken by the Chief Officer on duty?
    • A. 

      Call the nearest coastal radio station

    • B. 

      Use the VHF-radio telephone to ask ships in the vicinity to stand by

    • C. 

      Use the intercom to inform crew and passengers of the reason for the alarm

    • D. 

      Send distress signals to call for help

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is considered primary life-saving equipment?
    • A. 

      Personal floating device

    • B. 

      Lifeboat

    • C. 

      Life Preserver

    • D. 

      Lifering

  • 7. 
    The purpose of storm oil is to:
    • A. 

      Repel dangerous fish

    • B. 

      Weight down the sea anchor

    • C. 

      Smooth the sea

    • D. 

      Lubricate sea anchor

  • 8. 
    An orange colored smoke signal or detonating luminous signal fired at interval of one minute means:
    • A. 

      We see you, we will provide help as soon as possible

    • B. 

      Man in the buoy

    • C. 

      This is the most suitable place to embark

    • D. 

      To embark here is dangerous

  • 9. 
    A hydrostatic release mechanism for a liferaft:
    • A. 

      Must be submerged to a certain depth to release automatically

    • B. 

      Must be wet before it will release

    • C. 

      Will inflate the liferaft

    • D. 

      Should be kept watertight before release

  • 10. 
    Which of the following items shall be included in an abandon ship drill?
    • A. 

      Checking the distress signal rockets and other distress signals.

    • B. 

      Checking the lifeboat provisions and supplies.

    • C. 

      Checking passenger's immersion suits.

    • D. 

      Checking that lifejackets are correctly donned.