US Coast Guard: Change Of Watch Quiz!

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US Coast Guard: Change Of Watch Quiz!

This quiz tests the students' knowledge of Change of Watch procedures. Before taking over a deck watch, the oncoming operator should be aware of various points of information. This is necessary to establish a smooth and safe transition between watchstanders of the current “Situational Awareness” and Bridge Resources being managed.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The ___________ is responsible and accountable for the correctness and integrity of Changes of Watches.
    • A. 

      Operations Manager

    • B. 

      Safety Manager

    • C. 

      Master

    • D. 

      Officer on Watch

  • 2. 
    The Safety Manager is responsible to provide appropriate training materials to familiarize personnel with Change of Watch procedures.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Regarding Change of Watch, watchstanders must:
    • A. 

      Treat Change of Watch as a “formal” procedure.

    • B. 

      Be completely satisfied as to critical information such as navigational information.

    • C. 

      Both of above.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 4. 
    For every relief of the watch, log the time of the relief of the watch and the licensed individual assuming the duty in the vessel’s Daily Deck Log.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Vessel traffic in the area, Nautical Rules of the Road situation status with each contact and any passing arrangements, signals, or radio contact between vessels.

    • B. 

      Status of navigational equipment including radar, running lights, radios, GPS, AIS, Auto Pilot, chart plotters, fathometers and any other wheel house equipment. Location of laid out voyage charts.

    • C. 

      A summary of any work in progress by the crew, and an overview of work expected to be completed during the following watch

    • D. 

      All the above.

  • 6. 
    No watch change should occur within 30 minutes of any critical maneuver or transiting a critical area.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    When the vessel is moored, it is important to inform the oncoming watch of the status of other individuals onboard, including visitors, technicians, mechanics, contractors, etc.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Who has a specified duty to observe and examine Change of Watch procedures and practices during periodic embarks on the boat?
    • A. 

      The Operations Manager

    • B. 

      The Safety Manager

    • C. 

      The Port Engineer

    • D. 

      All the Above

  • 9. 
    The proper change of watch routine is an essential procedure and component of safe and effective Bridge Resource Management.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    It is not necessary to assess alertness, fitness to assume the watch, and fatigue factors at the change of watch.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False