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Marine Ship Safety And Precaution Questions For Exam - Quiz

What do you know about marine ship safety precautions? Marine ship safety can take on many meanings. This quiz reflects that. For this quiz, you will be required to know the third officer's role, what are the reasons to call upon the master, what are the International Regulations For Preventing Collision at Sea, etc. This quiz will teach you about marine ship safety.


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  • 1. 

    The following are the requirements to check for planning a voyage except one.

    • A.

      Nautical publication

    • B.

      Updated info about hazard to navigation

    • C.

      Signal pennants

    • D.

      Adquate and appropriate chart

    Correct Answer
    C. Signal pennants
    Explanation
    The requirements listed are all necessary for planning a voyage, except for signal pennants. Signal pennants are used for communication between ships and are not directly related to the planning of a voyage. The other requirements, such as nautical publications, updated information about hazards to navigation, and adequate and appropriate charts, are essential for ensuring a safe and well-planned voyage.

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  • 2. 

    The 3rd Officer uses the engines and sound signaling apparatus for collision avoidance, what will be his appropriate action to make prior to its usage

    • A.

      Inform the chief mate of the plan

    • B.

      Inform the master before the change

    • C.

      Timely notice on the engine room of the intended change

    • D.

      Send the rating on deck to call for assistance

    Correct Answer
    C. Timely notice on the engine room of the intended change
    Explanation
    The appropriate action for the 3rd Officer to take before using the engines and sound signaling apparatus for collision avoidance is to provide timely notice to the engine room of the intended change. This ensures that the engine room is aware of the upcoming change and can make the necessary adjustments or preparations. By notifying the engine room in advance, the 3rd Officer can ensure that the engines and sound signaling apparatus are ready to be used effectively for collision avoidance.

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  • 3. 

    You are in doubt to what action to take in the prevailing situation. How can you overcome this doubt?

    • A.

      Turn over the watch to the master if he's on the bridge

    • B.

      Notify the master

    • C.

      Call the chief mater for assistance

    • D.

      Update the master and wait for an advice

    Correct Answer
    B. Notify the master
    Explanation
    In this situation, the best course of action is to notify the master. By informing the master about your doubt and seeking guidance, you can ensure that you are following the correct protocol and taking the appropriate action. The master is the highest authority on the ship and is responsible for making important decisions, so reaching out to them will help you overcome your doubt and ensure that you are acting in accordance with the established procedures.

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  • 4. 

    The following are the reasons to call the master except one

    • A.

      In doubt as to the maneuvering characteristics of the vessel

    • B.

      Failure to sight land

    • C.

      The presence of unexpected navigational mark

    • D.

      Restricted visibility is imminent

    Correct Answer
    A. In doubt as to the maneuvering characteristics of the vessel
    Explanation
    The reason to call the master in all the given options is related to potential risks or uncertainties in navigation. However, being in doubt about the maneuvering characteristics of the vessel does not pose an immediate danger or require immediate intervention from the master. Therefore, it is not a valid reason to call the master.

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  • 5. 

    What does "UMS" stands for?

    • A.

      Unmanned machinery space

    • B.

      Unmanned machine space

    • C.

      Unattended machinery space

    • D.

      Unmanned machinery system

    Correct Answer
    A. Unmanned machinery space
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "unmanned machinery space." This term refers to a designated area on a ship or vessel where machinery and equipment are operated and controlled remotely or without human presence. It is important to have unmanned machinery spaces to ensure safety and efficiency in maritime operations.

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  • 6. 

    The necessity to comply with the use of radar in watch keeping is a mandate from what rule in the International Regulations for Preventing Collision at Sea.

    • A.

      Rule 7

    • B.

      Rule 9

    • C.

      Rule 24

    • D.

      Rule 34

    Correct Answer
    A. Rule 7
    Explanation
    Rule 7 of the International Regulations for Preventing Collision at Sea states that every vessel shall use all available means to determine the risk of collision and to take avoiding action. This includes the use of radar, which is an important tool for watch keeping as it helps in detecting other vessels, determining their position, speed, and course, and assessing the risk of collision. Therefore, the necessity to comply with the use of radar in watch keeping is mandated by Rule 7.

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  • 7. 

    In maintaining a proper look out the master should take into account all relevant factors except

    • A.

      Visibility

    • B.

      Steering control

    • C.

      Dense traffic

    • D.

      Sound signaling apparatus

    Correct Answer
    B. Steering control
    Explanation
    When maintaining a proper lookout, the master should consider various factors to ensure the safety of the vessel. Visibility is crucial as it allows the master to see any potential hazards or obstacles in the surroundings. Dense traffic is another important factor to consider as it affects the vessel's maneuverability and requires extra caution. Sound signaling apparatus is also relevant as it helps in communication and alerting other vessels. However, steering control is not directly related to maintaining a lookout but rather to maneuvering the vessel. Therefore, it is not a relevant factor to consider in this context.

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  • 8. 

    As OOW you may be the sole look out on the bridge, provided this condition shall be except

    • A.

      The master is informed

    • B.

      The chief officer is around

    • C.

      Doubts on the situation has been carefully assessed

    • D.

      There is access to the working person on deck

    Correct Answer
    C. Doubts on the situation has been carefully assessed
    Explanation
    As the OOW (Officer of the Watch), you may be the only person responsible for keeping watch on the bridge, but this condition can only be met if doubts about the situation have been carefully assessed. This means that before being the sole lookout, you must ensure that any uncertainties or concerns about the current situation have been thoroughly evaluated and addressed.

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  • 9. 

    What rules under the the COLREG requires a compulsory use of radar

    • A.

      Rule 7 only

    • B.

      Rule 5 and 7

    • C.

      Rule 7 and 9

    • D.

      Rule 7 and 19

    Correct Answer
    D. Rule 7 and 19
    Explanation
    Rule 7 of the COLREG requires a compulsory use of radar, as it states that every vessel must use all available means to detect other vessels, including radar if available. Rule 19 also requires the use of radar, as it states that vessels must use radar to obtain early warning of the risk of collision and to obtain information about other vessels' actions. Therefore, the correct answer is Rule 7 and 19.

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  • 10. 

    A vessel is considered to be highly dangerous on automatic steering, what is the possible contributory factor to this

    • A.

      When the AB on watch has to keep his eyes on the auto steering

    • B.

      When the auto pilot control rate of turn is slow

    • C.

      When the hand steering pump is not functioning and auto steering is not reliable

    • D.

      When an officer is alone on the bridge in collision avoidance

    Correct Answer
    D. When an officer is alone on the bridge in collision avoidance
    Explanation
    When an officer is alone on the bridge in collision avoidance, it can contribute to the vessel being highly dangerous on automatic steering. This is because the officer may not have enough time or attention to properly monitor the automatic steering system and make necessary adjustments to avoid collisions. Without another person to assist, the officer may be overwhelmed with the multiple tasks and responsibilities required for safe navigation.

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  • 11. 

    How often do you visit the chart room to perform other navigational duties as OOW

    • A.

      Anytime, when there's a necessity

    • B.

      At a short period and safe to do so

    • C.

      As often as necessary provided there's a look out

    • D.

      Until the plotting of position is finished

    Correct Answer
    B. At a short period and safe to do so
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at a short period and safe to do so." As the Officer of the Watch (OOW), it is important to regularly visit the chart room to perform navigational duties. However, the frequency of these visits should be determined by the need and safety considerations. The OOW should prioritize their duties and ensure that they have a lookout while performing other navigational tasks. Therefore, they should visit the chart room at regular intervals that are short enough to maintain situational awareness and safety.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is true

    • A.

      The OOW can visit the chart room anytime he wants to check his position without a look out

    • B.

      The OOW should not made to observed the radar all the time

    • C.

      The person steering the wheel should also served as look out

    • D.

      Official logbook can be filled up with entries every hour

    Correct Answer
    B. The OOW should not made to observed the radar all the time
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the OOW should not be made to observe the radar all the time. This is because the OOW has multiple responsibilities and tasks to perform while on duty, and constantly monitoring the radar can lead to fatigue and reduced situational awareness. The OOW should periodically check the radar, but should also focus on other important duties such as maintaining a lookout, monitoring the ship's position, communicating with other vessels, and ensuring the safe navigation of the ship.

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  • 13. 

    He is a person assigned to watched and observed any hazard to navigation using his sight and hearing

    • A.

      Look out

    • B.

      Os

    • C.

      Officer

    • D.

      Quartermaster

    Correct Answer
    A. Look out
    Explanation
    A "look out" is a person who is responsible for watching and observing any potential hazards to navigation using their sight and hearing. They are tasked with keeping a lookout for any dangers such as obstacles, other vessels, or changes in weather conditions. This role is crucial for ensuring the safety of the vessel and its crew. The term "look out" is commonly used in maritime contexts to refer to this specific duty.

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  • 14. 

    The following are the factors required to satisfy a relieving officer before taking over the watch, which one is not

    • A.

      Master's night order

    • B.

      Factors affecting speed and course

    • C.

      The condition of the cargo

    • D.

      Procedures in the use of main engine

    Correct Answer
    C. The condition of the cargo
    Explanation
    The condition of the cargo is not a factor required to satisfy a relieving officer before taking over the watch. Factors such as the master's night order, factors affecting speed and course, and procedures in the use of the main engine are all important considerations for the relieving officer to ensure a smooth transition and safe operation. However, the condition of the cargo is typically the responsibility of the cargo officer and not directly related to the watchkeeping duties of the relieving officer.

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  • 15. 

    Master, Officers and ratings shall take all possible __________ to prevent such pollution to the environment

    • A.

      Precaution

    • B.

      Action

    • C.

      Proper action

    • D.

      Information

    Correct Answer
    A. Precaution
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "precaution." In order to prevent pollution to the environment, it is important for the master, officers, and ratings to take all possible precautions. This means being proactive and taking measures to avoid any harm or damage to the environment. By being cautious and taking necessary steps beforehand, they can ensure that pollution is minimized and the environment is protected.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following is not a standing orders

    • A.

      Give a minimum of 1 mile passing distance for collision avoidance

    • B.

      An OOW shall stay on the bridge for the whole duration of his watch

    • C.

      Maintain a proper look out by sight and hearing

    • D.

      The master shall be inform for any change in the ship condition

    Correct Answer
    A. Give a minimum of 1 mile passing distance for collision avoidance
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "give a minimum of 1 mile passing distance for collision avoidance." This is not a standing order because it is a rule or guideline for avoiding collisions, rather than a standard procedure or instruction that is followed consistently. Standing orders typically refer to specific protocols or tasks that must be carried out regularly or as a standard practice on a ship.

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  • 17. 

    While the officer on watch is performing his watch, he shall make a regular check on the following except one

    • A.

      The person steering the ship

    • B.

      The UMS control

    • C.

      The radio equipment is functioning properly

    • D.

      The draught of the vessel for safe passage

    Correct Answer
    D. The draught of the vessel for safe passage
    Explanation
    The officer on watch is responsible for ensuring the safe navigation of the vessel. This includes monitoring the person steering the ship, ensuring that the UMS control is functioning properly, and checking that the radio equipment is working correctly. However, the draught of the vessel for safe passage is not something that the officer on watch needs to regularly check during his watch. The draught of the vessel is determined before the voyage and is not something that typically changes during the watch.

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  • 18. 

    When action to avoid any hazard is taking place the relief of the officer shall be __________ until such action has been completed

    • A.

      Deferred

    • B.

      Differed

    • C.

      Pursued

    • D.

      Postponed

    Correct Answer
    A. Deferred
    Explanation
    When action is being taken to avoid a hazard, the relief of the officer shall be deferred until such action has been completed. This means that the officer's replacement or substitution will be postponed or delayed until the necessary steps to prevent the hazard have been carried out.

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  • 19. 

    When does the plotting or systematic analysis of the radar display shall commence in order to be effective

    • A.

      When the target is visible on the minimum range scale

    • B.

      At an appropriate time

    • C.

      At ample time

    • D.

      When the target tends to change course

    Correct Answer
    C. At ample time
    Explanation
    The plotting or systematic analysis of the radar display should commence at ample time in order to be effective. This means that it should start early enough to allow for sufficient analysis and decision-making. Beginning the analysis at ample time ensures that any changes in the target's course or behavior can be detected and appropriate actions can be taken in a timely manner. Starting the analysis too late may result in missed opportunities or delayed responses, reducing the effectiveness of the radar display.

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  • 20. 

    How often is the auto pilot be tested

    • A.

      Once every watch

    • B.

      Before departure

    • C.

      After arrival

    • D.

      Before and after a watch

    Correct Answer
    A. Once every watch
    Explanation
    The auto pilot is tested once every watch. This means that the auto pilot system is tested and checked for functionality and accuracy at regular intervals during a watch, which is a specific period of time during a ship's navigation. Testing the auto pilot ensures that it is working properly and can assist in steering the ship effectively and safely.

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  • 21. 

    Factor that does not affect the course and speed of the ship

    • A.

      Tides

    • B.

      Current

    • C.

      Weather

    • D.

      Gyro error

    Correct Answer
    D. Gyro error
    Explanation
    Gyro error refers to the deviation or inaccuracy in the readings of a ship's gyrocompass. This error does not have any direct impact on the course and speed of the ship. The gyrocompass is primarily used for determining the ship's heading and not for controlling its course or speed. Therefore, any error in the gyrocompass readings would not affect the ship's course and speed directly.

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  • 22. 

    What will be your action if it happened that on your watch there is the presence of the master on the bridge

    • A.

      Turn over the watch to the master

    • B.

      Update the master of the ship condition

    • C.

      Continue to be responsible of your watch

    • D.

      Have an alternative command with the master

    Correct Answer
    C. Continue to be responsible of your watch
    Explanation
    If the presence of the master is on the bridge during your watch, the correct action would be to continue being responsible for your watch. This means that you should not hand over the watch to the master or update them on the ship's condition. Instead, you should carry out your duties and responsibilities as assigned and maintain control of the watch until your shift is over.

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  • 23. 

    What is the importance of determining the composition of the watch

    • A.

      To ensure adequacy of personnel

    • B.

      To ensure that competent personnel is on duty

    • C.

      Ensure proper look out

    • D.

      Continuity of look out is maintained

    Correct Answer
    D. Continuity of look out is maintained
    Explanation
    Determining the composition of the watch is important to ensure that there is a continuous lookout. This means that there is always someone on duty who is competent and capable of maintaining a proper lookout. By determining the composition of the watch, it can be ensured that there is no gap in the lookout duty, which is crucial for the safety and security of the operation.

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  • 24. 

    What is the importance of determining the composition of the watch

    • A.

      To ensure adequacy of personnel

    • B.

      To ensure that competent personnel is on duty

    • C.

      Ensure proper look out

    • D.

      Continuity of look out is maintained

    Correct Answer
    D. Continuity of look out is maintained
    Explanation
    Determining the composition of the watch is important to ensure that there is a continuous lookout. This means that there will always be someone on duty who is competent and capable of maintaining a proper lookout. By determining the composition of the watch, the organization can ensure that there is always adequate personnel available to maintain the necessary level of vigilance and ensure the safety and security of the watch.

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  • 25. 

    What appropriate procedures or action should be applied after an officer has made a thoroug observation of targets on radar display

    • A.

      He should inform the master of the result

    • B.

      Commence plotting and systematic analysis Correct Answer commence plotting and systematic analysis

    • C.

      Give appropriate command on the wheel

    • D.

      Communicate with the other vessel

    Correct Answer
    B. Commence plotting and systematic analysis Correct Answer commence plotting and systematic analysis
    Explanation
    After an officer has made a thorough observation of targets on the radar display, the appropriate procedure is to commence plotting and systematic analysis. This involves plotting the positions of the targets on a chart, analyzing their movements and patterns, and identifying any potential risks or collisions. This step is crucial in ensuring the safety and navigation of the vessel. Giving appropriate commands on the wheel and communicating with other vessels may also be necessary, but the first step is to commence plotting and systematic analysis.

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  • 26. 

    When do you start your duty as OOW

    • A.

      When the AB is also on the bridge

    • B.

      Wwhen the officer on duty has gone down the bridge

    • C.

      Wwhen the officer on duty has gone down the bridge

    • D.

      When you are satisfied of the manner the turn over has taken place

    Correct Answer
    D. When you are satisfied of the manner the turn over has taken place
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "when you are satisfied of the manner the turn over has taken place." This means that as an OOW (Officer of the Watch), you start your duty once you are confident that the transition of responsibilities from the previous officer on duty has been completed properly. This ensures a smooth handover and allows you to take charge of your duties effectively.

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  • 27. 

    Whiich of the following principles should not be done in taking over the watch

    • A.

      Giving command in the presence of the master during your watch

    • B.

      Should not take over until adjusted to night vision

    • C.

      Taking over while the maneuvering action is taking place

    • D.

      Should satisfy himself with regards to ship's position, course and speed

    Correct Answer
    C. Taking over while the maneuvering action is taking place
    Explanation
    Taking over while the maneuvering action is taking place is not a principle that should be followed in taking over the watch. This is because during maneuvering action, the ship's position, course, and speed may be changing rapidly, which requires the current watchkeeper to have full control and awareness of the situation. Taking over during this time can lead to confusion and potential safety risks. It is important to wait for the maneuvering action to be completed before taking over the watch.

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  • 28. 

    Handling characteristics of the vessel refers to

    • A.

      The response of the vessel to emergency

    • B.

      Stopping distance and turning circle

    • C.

      The size and weight of the vessel

    • D.

      The size of the rudder ad propulsive power

    Correct Answer
    B. Stopping distance and turning circle
    Explanation
    Handling characteristics of the vessel refers to its response in terms of emergency stopping distance and turning circle. This means that it relates to how the vessel behaves and reacts when it needs to stop abruptly or make a turn. It is not directly related to the size and weight of the vessel, or the size of the rudder and propulsive power.

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  • 29. 

    In the order of importance, which of the following comes first before taking over the watch

    • A.

      Determine the position of the vessel

    • B.

      Check the course and speed

    • C.

      Adjust to night vision

    • D.

      Inform the duty officer of your presence

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjust to night vision
    Explanation
    Before taking over the watch, it is important to adjust to night vision. This is because during nighttime, visibility is reduced, and our eyes need time to adapt to the darkness. By adjusting to night vision, the watchkeeper will be able to see better in low-light conditions and effectively carry out their duties. This step is crucial for maintaining situational awareness and ensuring the safety and security of the vessel.

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  • 30. 

    The minimum of 10 hours rest may not be applied provided an option shall take effect

    • A.

      A reduction of not less than 6 consecutive hours for 2 days or more

    • B.

      A two equal periods of at least 65 hours in a week

    • C.

      A 12 hours of not more than 2 days

    • D.

      A maximum of 70 hours in a 7 day period

    Correct Answer
    D. A maximum of 70 hours in a 7 day period
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a maximum of 70 hours in a 7 day period". This means that the maximum amount of time a person can work in a 7 day period is 70 hours. The other options mentioned in the question provide exceptions or alternatives to the minimum rest requirement, but this answer specifies the maximum limit on working hours.

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  • 31. 

    What will be your possible action when you found out that your relieving officer is not capable of performing his duty due to drunkenness

    • A.

      Turn over the watch but stay on the bridge with him

    • B.

      Notify the master and leave the bridge

    • C.

      Stay on the bridge and perform the watch in his behalf

    • D.

      Inform the master and continue the watch

    Correct Answer
    D. Inform the master and continue the watch
    Explanation
    When you find out that your relieving officer is incapable of performing his duty due to drunkenness, the best course of action would be to inform the master and continue the watch. This ensures that the master is aware of the situation and can take appropriate action, such as finding a replacement for the officer. By continuing the watch, you ensure that the bridge is still manned and the safety of the vessel is maintained.

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  • 32. 

    How can you make a documentation of your activities and movements in relation to the safe navigation of the ship

    • A.

      By letting the master know

    • B.

      By observation

    • C.

      By demanding a companion

    • D.

      By keeping a record

    Correct Answer
    D. By keeping a record
    Explanation
    Keeping a record is the most effective way to document activities and movements in relation to the safe navigation of the ship. By maintaining a detailed record, the crew can provide accurate information to the master regarding their actions and observations. This documentation helps in assessing the ship's navigation, identifying any potential risks or issues, and ensuring compliance with safety protocols. Additionally, keeping a record allows for future reference and analysis, aiding in the improvement of navigation practices and the overall safety of the ship.

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  • 33. 

    Why proper look out shall be maintained at all times

    • A.

      In compliance of Rule 5 of the STCW code

    • B.

      To appraise the situation and risk of collision

    • C.

      To have a safe conduct of passage

    • D.

      It is the prime duty of an efficient and competent officer

    Correct Answer
    B. To appraise the situation and risk of collision
    Explanation
    Proper lookout must be maintained at all times in compliance with Rule 5 of the STCW code to appraise the situation and risk of collision. This is necessary to ensure the safe conduct of passage. It is the prime duty of an efficient and competent officer to be aware of the surrounding environment, including other vessels, navigational hazards, and potential collision risks. By maintaining a proper lookout, the officer can assess the situation, anticipate any potential dangers, and take appropriate actions to avoid collisions and ensure the safety of the vessel and its crew.

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  • 34. 

    When do you start your duty as OOW

    • A.

      When the information and data has been known to the reliever

    • B.

      When the AB is also on the bridge

    • C.

      When you are satisfied of the manner the turn over has taken place

    • D.

      When the officer on duty has gone down the bridge

    Correct Answer
    C. When you are satisfied of the manner the turn over has taken place
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "when you are satisfied of the manner the turn over has taken place." This means that as an OOW (Officer of the Watch), you start your duty once you are confident and content with how the handover process has been conducted. This ensures that you have all the necessary information and data from the previous watch officer, and that the transition has been smooth and satisfactory. Starting your duty in this manner helps maintain a high level of safety and efficiency on the bridge.

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  • 35. 

    What are two chapters of the STCW 95 code best discuss the appropriate duties related to navigational and watch keeping duties

    • A.

      Chapter II and VII

    • B.

      Chapter III and VII

    • C.

      Chapter II and VIII

    • D.

      Chapter III and VIII

    Correct Answer
    A. Chapter II and VII
    Explanation
    Chapter II of the STCW 95 code discusses the minimum training, certification, and watchkeeping standards for seafarers, including the appropriate duties related to navigational and watchkeeping duties. This chapter covers topics such as the general obligations of officers on watch, maintaining a safe navigational watch, and handling emergencies. Chapter VII, on the other hand, focuses on the special training requirements for personnel on certain types of ships, including those engaged in towing, fishing, and passenger ships. It also addresses the specific duties and responsibilities of personnel on these types of vessels. Therefore, chapters II and VII are the best chapters to discuss the appropriate duties related to navigational and watchkeeping duties.

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  • 36. 

    You are in a dense traffic and 3 vessels are at risk of collision with you. What will be your immediate action? It is your 1st week of command as 3rd Officer

    • A.

      Take immediate action to avoid collision

    • B.

      Call the master and turn the decision making on him

    • C.

      Take immediate action and notify the master

    • D.

      Stop the engine and take all way off

    Correct Answer
    C. Take immediate action and notify the master
    Explanation
    As a 3rd Officer in your first week of command, your immediate action should be to take immediate action and notify the master. This means that you should take immediate steps to avoid the collision, such as changing course or speed, and then inform the master of the situation. This is important because the master is the ultimate authority on the vessel and should be made aware of any potential risks or emergencies. By taking immediate action and notifying the master, you are demonstrating your ability to make quick decisions and prioritize the safety of the vessel and its crew.

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  • 37. 

    Which of the following is true

    • A.

      The OOW can visit the chart room anytime he wants to check his position without a look out

    • B.

      The person steering the wheel should also be checked

    • C.

      The OOW can stay to observe the radar instead of the chart

    • D.

      Logbook can be filled up with entries every 30 minutes

    Correct Answer
    B. The person steering the wheel should also be checked
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the person steering the wheel should also be checked. This is because it is important to ensure that the person steering the wheel is alert and capable of properly controlling the vessel. The OOW (Officer of the Watch) is responsible for the overall navigation and safety of the vessel, and part of their duties includes monitoring the actions of the person steering the wheel to ensure that they are competent and following proper procedures. This helps to prevent accidents and maintain the safe operation of the vessel.

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  • 38. 

    The OOW is solely responsible for taking possible precautions to prevent marine pollution on board vessel

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The OOW (Officer of the Watch) is not solely responsible for taking possible precautions to prevent marine pollution on board a vessel. While the OOW does play a role in ensuring the vessel follows pollution prevention measures, there are other crew members and departments involved in this responsibility as well. This includes the ship's captain, engineers, and other crew members who are responsible for the proper handling and disposal of waste materials. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 39. 

    Prior to each voyage, during the voyage and prior to arrival the planned route should be checked on the charts

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it is important to check the planned route on the charts before each voyage, during the voyage, and prior to arrival. This is necessary to ensure that the ship is following the correct path and to avoid any potential hazards such as shallow waters, reefs, or other navigational obstacles. Checking the charts regularly helps the crew to stay on track and make any necessary adjustments to the route if needed. It is a crucial part of navigation and ensures the safety and efficiency of the voyage.

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  • 40. 

    Echo sounder may also be used as position fixing instrument when necessary

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because an echo sounder can be used as a position fixing instrument when needed. An echo sounder is a device that uses sound waves to determine the depth of water. By measuring the time it takes for the sound waves to bounce back from the seabed, it can calculate the depth. In addition to determining depth, an echo sounder can also be used to determine the position of a vessel by measuring the distance between the vessel and the seabed. This can be useful in situations where other position fixing instruments may not be available or accurate enough.

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  • 41. 

    It is the responsibility of the parties to ensure that principles on sage watchkeeping are maintained at all times

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement implies that it is the duty of the parties involved to make sure that the principles of safe watchkeeping are upheld consistently. This suggests that the responsibility lies with the parties themselves to ensure the safety and security of the watchkeeping process.

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  • 42. 

    Range scale on radar should be change at sufficient interval so that small and poor echoes can be detected

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the range scale on radar should be changed at sufficient intervals to detect small and poor echoes. However, the correct answer is False, which means that the statement is not true. Therefore, it can be inferred that the range scale on radar does not need to be changed at sufficient intervals to detect small and poor echoes.

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  • 43. 

    The helmsman is not considered as look out while the ship is in the manual steering

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The helmsman is responsible for steering the ship and maintaining its course. While the ship is in manual steering, the helmsman needs to focus on operating the controls and ensuring the ship follows the desired direction. Therefore, they are not considered as a lookout, whose primary responsibility is to scan the surroundings for any potential hazards or obstacles.

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  • 44. 

    Professional competence of the officers and crew is one factor in determining the composition of the watch

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the professional competence of the officers and crew plays a role in deciding the makeup of the watch. This means that the individuals who are deemed competent and skilled in their roles are selected to be part of the watch. Therefore, the statement is true as it implies that the composition of the watch is influenced by the professional capabilities of the officers and crew.

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  • 45. 

    The officer on watch shall plot a position as part of performing a proper look out

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Plotting a position is not a requirement for performing a proper lookout. While plotting a position can be a helpful navigational practice, it is not directly related to the task of maintaining a lookout. The officer on watch's primary responsibility is to keep a vigilant watch for any potential hazards or dangers in order to ensure the safety of the vessel and its crew. Plotting a position is a separate task that may be performed at regular intervals for navigational purposes, but it is not essential for performing a proper lookout.

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  • 46. 

    A relieving officer can take over the watch even though he is sick provided there is an approval from the master

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A relieving officer cannot take over the watch even if they are sick, even with approval from the master.

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  • 47. 

    Error on magnetic compass should be checked especially every after major alteration of course

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The magnetic compass is affected by changes in the Earth's magnetic field, as well as any alterations in the course of the vessel. Therefore, it is important to check for errors in the compass, especially after major changes in course. This ensures that the compass is providing accurate readings and helps maintain navigational safety.

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  • 48. 

    The minimum of 10 hours rest period is for the OOW and ratings forming part of a watch

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The minimum 10-hour rest period is required for the Officer of the Watch (OOW) and the ratings who are part of a watch. This regulation ensures that these individuals have sufficient time to rest and recover between their shifts, promoting safety and preventing fatigue-related incidents. By enforcing this rest period, the maritime industry aims to maintain the alertness and performance of OOW and watch ratings, ultimately ensuring the smooth operation of the vessel.

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  • 49. 

    An amended route shall be planned ahead together with the original planned route

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because an amended route should be planned separately from the original planned route. Planning an amended route ahead of time, together with the original route, would defeat the purpose of making changes or adjustments to the route based on unforeseen circumstances or new information. By planning the amended route separately, it allows for a more flexible and adaptable approach to navigation and ensures that any necessary changes can be made without being constrained by the original plan.

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  • 50. 

    The officer in charge of the navigational shall not hesitate to call the master before taking immediate action for the safety of the vessel

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement implies that the officer in charge of the navigational duties has the authority to take immediate action for the safety of the vessel without seeking permission from the master. This suggests that the officer has the necessary expertise and responsibility to make decisions in critical situations. Therefore, the statement is true.

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