A vessel is coming alongside a pier with two tugs assisting and there is little wind or current. How is it best to use the tugs?
As shown in “A”, pushing but also made fast to check the vessel’s movement towards the berth with a pull off.
What is SITREP an abbreviation for?
Ship Transit Emergency Radio.
Survivor Indication Transponder Equipment.
Ship Indication Transmission Equipment.
On a conventional rudder, how much lift force remains if the rudder-angle is decreased to 20 degrees, from an initial 35 degrees?
Who is responsible for the vessel’s radio station and mandatory radio routines?
Which PPM is allowed for discharging of “Bilge Water” overboard?
On all UMS operated vessels and also on most other vessels the engine room is equipped with fire detectors. What requirements of testing and checking of the detectors are to be observed?
All the mentioned alternatives.
When testing detectors by suitable equipment (smoke and heat) check that the sensors self controlling system, e. g. a flashing control light etc. is functioning.
Check that the actual detector is giving appropriate signals to the central control unit and that all electric connections are in good order.
Check the detector with heat and/or smoke (in accordance with instructions in its manual).
What is the minimum number of portable two way VHF walkie talkies for use in survival craft, that should be carried onboard vessels which comply with GMDSS regulations?
There is no requirement to carry them.
According to the International Labour Organisation, how often should lifting appliances and items of loose gear be thoroughly inspected by a competent person?
According to the International Labour Organisation, how often should lifting appliances be re-tested?
As a minimum, how often shall life boats be launched with their assigned operating crew aboard and manoeuvred in the water according to SOLAS?
Where several rescue units are engaged in a search and rescue operation, one of them may be designated as the On-Scene Coordinator (OSC). Which of the following descibes how this appointment will be made?
The first rescue unit to arrive at the scene will normally assume the role of OSC, until the unit appointed as OSC by the RCC is in a position to assume the role.
The role of OSC can only be taken by a naval ship with suitable command and control capability. In many regions such vessels are permanently assigned on stand-by to assume such a role.
The OSC will initially be a controlling aircraft. Once a suitable vessel is on scene, the responsibility will be passed to them.
The OSC will always be designated by the appropriate Rescue Coordination Centre. No other vessel may assume the role at any time.
Which of the following requirements regarding on board stability data corresponds to present regulations? (NSCL 4/12.1).
Drawings and calculations documenting the stability of the ship, both in intact and all possible damage condition.
A calculation example showing use of “GM” limitation curves.
A calculation example showing the use of “KG” limitation curves.
Stability data produced by stability calculation instruments.
How can an ARPA best assist the bridge team to steer a suitable course to make good the entrance to a channel?
Select ground stabilised true motion display and alter course so that own ships true vector passes through the middle of the entrance to the channel.
Select Relative motion display and make Own Ship vector pass through the middle of the entrance to the channel.
Select True ground stabilised vectors and make the vectors from both buoys at the entrance to the channel pass either side of the centre of the screen.
Acquire the buoy at the entrance to the channel and on relative vector display alter course to make the vector of the buoy pass directly through the centre of the screen.
How often shall crew members participate in fire drills?
The prescribed test of an approved portable VHF radio set (portophone) must be done once a:
Via Inmarsat-C a message is sent to an Inmarsat-C mailbox with a positive delivery notification (PDN). The ground station will:
Send a PDN, if the message has arrived in the mailbox.
Send no PDN’s with messages intended for the mailbox.
Send a PDN, as soon as the message is collected from the mailbox.
Inmarsat Telex Service code “31” can be used:
When the coast-station is disfunctional.
When technical problems are experienced with the Inmarsat terminal.
To ask for maritime inquiries.
You want to send a DSC-call in connection with a shore telephone-call. You must choose:
A received DSC “distress alert” contains the following information: “UNDESIGNATED DISTRESS” Of this distress case:
The nature of distress is unknown.
One of the sailors needs urgent medical assistance. The VHF-call starts with:
The safety message announces that a station:
Will relay a message concerning an important navigation or meteorological warning.
Has a very urgent message concerning the safety of a vessel, a plane or another means of conveyance.
Is in serious and imminent danger ad needs immediately assistance.
When a character in the NAVTEX message sent is not received in the proper way:
Nothing or a special character will be printed.
A closely resembling character will be printed.
Any other character will be printed.
The message will not be printed at all until, with repeated transmission, it can be automatically compared and corrected.
A wire aerial for an MF/HF–transmitter must be suspended between isolators:
To make the way for aerial currents as long as possible.
To prevent contact with earth.
To prevent burns when touching the aerial.
Satellites which receive the 406 MHz Cospas-Sarsat EPIRB are:
Not capable to determine the position of the EPIRB.
Only capable to determine the position of the EPIRB in certain circumstances.
Capable to determine the position of the EPIRB.
With an EPIRB:
You must check the working of the charger and check the loaded condition of the battery.
You must check if it is attached properly to e. g. the railing with the required line.
You must check the date that the battery must be replaced.
The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations, Chapter 5, deals with the Safety of Navigation and applies to which vessels?
To all vessels and all voyages with exceptions.
The Convention only applies to ships over a certain size.
It applies to ships of over a certain size engaged in International Voyages.
Which word will precede an urgency message?
Which word will precede a safety message?
How will you start a cancelling message after you send by mistake a distress call on your VHF DSC equipment?
MAYDAY – All Stations – This is “SAINT-ROMAIN”.
PAN PAN – All Stations – This is “SAINT-ROMAIN”.
SECURITE – All Stations – This is “SAINT-ROMAIN”.
All Stations – This is “SAINT-ROMAIN”.
The steps of the embarkation ladder used must be proportioned as it follows:
Length = 280 mm, breadth = 85 mm, depth = 10 mm.
Length = 380 mm, breadth = 145 mm, depth = 20 mm.
Length = 480 mm, breadth = 115 mm, depth = 25 mm.
Length = 580 mm, breadth = 165 mm, depth = 30 mm.
Give the meaning of the following symbol:
Survival craft distress pyrotechnic signals.
Survival craft portable radio.
Which of the following detailed explanations should be mentioned in the Training Manual?
How to recover survival craft and rescue boats including stowage and securing.
How to use surface to air visual signals to be used by survivors.
How to use navigational equipment for survival crafts.
How to use escape routes and other escape methods.
What is the period of validity of the Safety Management Certificate?
Which one of the listed requirements regarding the stowage of a survival craft corresponds to present SOLAS regulations? Each survival craft shall be stowed:
Wherever space is available.
In a secure and sheltered position and protected from damage by fire or explosion.
In a state of readiness so that two crew-members can prepare for embarkation and launching in less than 15 minutes.
On the starboard side of the ship.
What IMO conventions take care of the human safety at sea?
There isn’t any conventions that take care of the human safety at sea.
It is the SOLAS conventions that take care of the human safety at sea.
It is the MARPOL conventions that take care of the human safety at sea.
It is the STCW 78/95 that take care of the human safety at sea.
Who is responsible for ensuring that your ship’s security plan meets the requirements of the ISPS Code?
Company Security Officer.
Flag State Administration.
Recognized Security Organisation.
Information about your ship’s security arrangements and procedures is stored electronically. Which of these measures will help safeguard it from potential threats?
Work history verification.
You are on a sailing vessel, underway in open water. This vessel is sighted on the starboard bow, on a steady bearing and the distance is closing. By the International Regulations for the Preventing Collisions at Sea, what action will you follow?
By Rule 18, a power-driven vessel underway shall keep out of the way of a sailing vessel. I will maintain my course and speed, but will continue to monitor situation to ensure the other vessel takes avoiding action.
Risk of collision is deemed to exist and, as the other vessel is on a steady bearing on my starboard side, I will maintain my course and speed.
Risk of collision is deemed to exist and, as the other vessel is on a steady bearing on my starboard side, I am required to keep out of the way. I will make a broad alteration of course to starboard.
This vessel is clearly a power-driven vessel and I anticipate that the bearing will therefore close and she will pass ahead at a safe distance.
You are in open water and clear conditions. You are approaching the pilot station when you hear this signal from a vessel ahead of you. What does it signify?
That the vessel is starting his engine and resuming his passage.
That the vessel is operating astern propulsion.
That the vessel is picking up his pilot.
That the vessel is altering his course to starboard.
When conducting a risk assessment for a shipboard work activity, the two elements to be considered are:
The time available to complete the task and the resources to hand.
The available manpower and their experience in this type of work.
The potential severity of harm and the likelihood that harm will occur.
The chance of an incident re-occuring and the potential effects of an loss.
If W = Displacement, L = length, B = Breadth, D = depth of vessel, Cb = Block Coefficient, Cw = Coefficient of Waterplane, RD = Relative Density, then:
The majority of convensions adopted under the auspices of IMO fall into which of the three main categories:
Maritime Safety, Prevention of Marine pollution, Liability and compensation.
Maritime Safety, STCW, Maritime Security.
Master of every ship must provide:
A link between the shipboard training officer and the company training officer ashore.
The training during crews working hours only.
Proper rest to the crew after each training programme.
Facilities to conduct training whenever required by the training officer.
What type of dynamic forces may cause indent in plating on forecastle deck and main deck in way of pillars inside forecastle?
Forces created by waves on the forecastle.
Pressure forces caused by green water on deck.
Slamming in way of flat bottom forward of light draught.
Impact pressure forces in way of abrupt or flared bow.