Competence 6 (Deck) Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    If a GMDSS radio operator initiates a DSC distress transmission but does not insert a message, what happen?
    • A. 

      The transmission will be made with "default" information provided automatically.

    • B. 

      The transmission is a aborted and an alarm sounds to indicate this data must be provided by the operator.

    • C. 

      The transmission is not initiated and "ERROR" is indicated on the display readout.

    • D. 

      The receiving station will poll the DSC unit of the vessel in distress to download the necessary information.

  • 2. 
    To recover a man overboard in a racetrack turn, the vessel is steadied for the SECOND time after a turn of how many degrees from the original heading?
    • A. 

      180 degrees

    • B. 

      135 degrees

    • C. 

      60 degrees

    • D. 

      360 degrees

  • 3. 
    How would the letter be pronounced over the radiotelephone?
    • A. 

      IN DEE GO

    • B. 

      IEE

    • C. 

      IN DEE AH

    • D. 

      I VAN HO

  • 4. 
    Where several rescue units (RU) are engaged in a search and rescue operation, one of the RU should be designated as OSC (On Screne Commander). Which one of the listed practices for designating an OSC does correspond to the guidance provided by MERSAR>
    • A. 

      OSC to be the ship with the best maneuvering performance.

    • B. 

      OSC to be permanently appointed within each SRR (Search and Rescue Region).

    • C. 

      OSC to be the first rescue unit to arrive at the scene.

    • D. 

      OSC to be designated by an appropriate RCC or RSC.

  • 5. 
    A distress frequency used on radiotelephone is _____________.
    • A. 

      8221 kilohertz

    • B. 

      2728 kilohertz

    • C. 

      2182 kilohertz

    • D. 

      400 kilohertz

  • 6. 
    What is the smallest area containing all possible survivors and search object locations?
    • A. 

      Possibility area

    • B. 

      Dangerous semi-circle

    • C. 

      Containment area

    • D. 

      Expanding square

  • 7. 
    When should you use distress flares and rockets?
    • A. 

      At half-hour intervals

    • B. 

      At one-hour intervals

    • C. 

      Only when there is a chance of their being seen by rescue vessels

    • D. 

      Immediately upon abandoning the vessel

  • 8. 
    If there are a number of survivors in the water after abandoning ship, they should _________.
    • A. 

      Send the strongest swimmer to shore for assistance

    • B. 

      Form a raft by lashing their life preserves together

    • C. 

      Form a small circular group to create a warmer pocket of water in the center of the circle

    • D. 

      Tie themselves to the unit so they won;'t drift with the current

  • 9. 
    Which signal is recognized as a distress signal?
    • A. 

      A smoke signal giving off range colored smoke

    • B. 

      International Code Signal "PAN" spoken over the radiotelephone

    • C. 

      A whistle signal of one prolonged and three short blasts

    • D. 

      Directing the beam of a searchlight at another vessel

  • 10. 
    Which step should be taken, if possible, when the vessel must be abandoned because of a distress situation?
    • A. 

      Program the SART and EPIRB to transmit the vessel's location and situation.

    • B. 

      Place the SART and EPIRB in the "ON" position and secure them to the survival craft.

    • C. 

      No additional steps are needed as the SART and EPIRB will both automatically float free and operate properly.

    • D. 

      Alert the U.S. Coast Guard by using the survival craft's portable INMARSAT unit.

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