SEAMANSHIP

 

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Where on the Ship is the 'BOW-STOPPER'? 1) At the front end of the ship, on the centre-line, through which we pass rope 2) At the front end of the ship, the small rope used to stop-off the bow lines from paying out under load 3) At the front end of the ship, to secure the anchor chain 4) Not on board


(3) At the front end of the ship, to secure the anchor chain




Where is the 'MONKEY ISLAND'? 1) An island where 'Monkeys' are trained 2) The deck on top of the Bridge 3) The locker where 'Monkey Fists' are stored 4) The small platform on the Forward Mast


(2) The deck on top of the Bridge




Where on a ship would you find a 'GYPSEY'? 1) On the tow winch, used to lower and recover chain out of the chain locker 2) In the galley, used for preparing food 3) In the steering flat, used for steering the ship in an emergency 4) In the engine room, used for working under the engines


(1) On the tow winch, used to lower and recover chain out of the chain locker




What is a 'HAWSE PIPE'? 1) Another name for the fire line on deck 2) Another name for the hydraulic line on deck 3) A pipe made from an old hawser 4) The pipe through which the anchor chain passes out of the ship


(4) The pipe through which the anchor chain passes out of the ship




What is a 'SPREADER'? 1) The special knife for spreading butter on bread 2) The special long step on a pilot ladder which prevents the ladder from turning 3) A kind of paint spray machine which helps to spread paint faster and more evenly 4) All of the above


(2) The special long step on a pilot ladder which prevents the ladder from turning




What are 'HOLDS'? 1) Store rooms for holding food and ships stores 2) Places for keeping cargo safely 3) Spaces where we keep rope 4) All of the above


(2) Places for keeping cargo safely




What is the function of 'BALLAST TANKS' on a ship? 1) Filled with water when the ship is full of cargo for stability 2) Filled with fresh water so as not to run out of drinking water 3) Filled with water when the ship is light to give her better stability 4) Filled with water so that the pilot does not have to climb so high


(3) Filled with water when the ship is light to give her better stability




What is the function of 'BILGES'? 1) Steel plates on the ship side to prevent excessive rolling 2) Steel or wooden partitions separating holds to keep cargo from moving 3) Partition between cargo holds and engine room 4) Small spaces in any space, to collect water


(4) Small spaces in any space, to collect water




What is the function of 'BALLAST VENTS'? 1) To allow air to freely flow in or out of ballast tanks, especially when ballasting or de-ballasting 2) So that we can see if a tank is full 3) Important only when pumping the tank full so that it can be overflowed 4) Not necessary when we are de-ballasting the water from the ballast tank


(1) To allow air to freely flow in or out of ballast tanks, especially when ballasting or de-ballasting




What is a 'COFFERDAM'? 1) Steel plates on deck to direct sea water off the decks 2) A void space under the bridge deck 3) A void space between the forepeak and the forward cargo hold / tanks 4) The area separating the engine-room from the steering gear compartment


(3) A void space between the forepeak and the forward cargo hold / tanks




What is meant by 'SLACK AWAY'? 1) Stop working so hard 2) Take up the slack on the line 3) Let go the line so that the ship can move away 4) Give more slack on the line


(4) Give more slack on the line




What is meant by 'STARBOARD TEN'? 1) Change the course by ten degrees to the right 2) Change the course by ten degrees to the left 3) Turn the rudder to the right and place the indicator at the 10 degree mark on the green side 4) Turn the rudder to the left and place the indicator at the 10 degree mark on the red side


(3) Turn the rudder to the right and place the indicator at the 10 degree mark on the green side




What is meant by 'STAND BY ON THE BOW' (During Pilotage)? 1) Go to the foc'sle and stand there and have a smoke 2) Go to the foc'sle and stand there and relax happy that you don't have to do manual work 3) Go to the foc'sle and then report to the bridge that both anchors are unlashed, out of gear, on the brake, bow stopper on , and ready to let go in an emergency 4) Go to the foc'sle and secure both anchors with extra lashing


(3) Go to the foc'sle and then report to the bridge that both anchors are unlashed, out of gear, on the brake, bow stopper on , and ready to let go in an emergency




What is meant by 'NOTHING TO PORT'? 1) There are no ships on the port side 2) There is nothing interesting in this port 3) Do not put the rudder to port 4) Do not allow the course or bow to go to port. If the bow goes a little to stbd that is OK


(4) Do not allow the course or bow to go to port. If the bow goes a little to stbd that is OK




What is meant by 'SINGLE UP'? 1) Going ashore by yourself 2) Letting all the lines go except for the bow line 3) Letting all the lines go except for the stern line 4) Letting all the lines go except for the forward and aft spring lines


(4) Letting all the lines go except for you forward and aft spring lines




What is the correct way to open a coil of 3/4" manila rope? 1) Remove the bagging, take the outside end, and unwind it 2) Remove the bagging, and roll on deck until it is all run out 3) Remove the bagging, take the outside end and pass through the centre, then pull out 4) Leave bagging on, open top, pull out the inner end from the centre of the coil and use


(4) Leave bagging on, open top, pull out the inner end from the centre of the coil and use




Why is it important to check the inside core of a rope? 1) To check for insects 2) To check for rot 3) To check for drugs 4) To look good in front of the Chief Mate


(2) To check for rot




Why do you use a wooden pallet to stow rope? 1) So that it is easy to clean underneath or hose down under it if necessary 2) So that the rope will stay off the deck away from moisture and any oil 3) So that rats cannot eat the bottom coils 4) So that it is possible to paint the deck under it without removing the rope


(2) So that the rope will stay off the deck away from moisture and any oil




What is the reason for greasing wire ropes? 1) Makes it slide easier through your hands when handling 2) Keeps the roller-fairlead free and moving 3) Preserves the life of the wire by keeping it from rusting 4) To make the wire easier to pull through the water, by the docking gang


(3) Preserves the life of the wire by keeping it from rusting




What is a 'HAND LEAD LINE'? 1) During mooring, passing a line by hand 2) An electric wire lead, on which you can connect a lamp or other electric equipment 3) A specially marked rope with a heavy weight attached, which we use to find the depth of water 4) A special line which has been greased with white lead and tallow


(3) A specially marked rope with a heavy weight attached, which we use to find the depth of water




What is a 'MONKEY'S FACE' plate? 1) A triangular plate in the stem of a wooden boat 2) A thick triangular shaped plate, with a hole in each corner, used to join 3 different wires 3) The fore-bulkhead of the Monkey Island of the ship 4) None of the above


(2) A thick triangular shaped plate, with a hole in each corner, used to join 3 different wires




What are 'SHEER LEGS'? 1) Nice ladies stockings 2) Legs which support a flying bridge 3) Legs of a staging 4) A rig made for lifting heavy objects on decks where there is no crane or derrick


(4) A rig made for lifting heavy objects on decks where there is no crane or derrick




What is a 'DERRICK'? 1) A crane with no hydraulics engaged 2) Also known as a cargo boom and used for the purpose of lifting cargo / equipment 3) A type of single unit hatch cover 4) A popular boys name in America


(2) Also known as a cargo boom and used for the purpose of lifting cargo / equipment




What is a 'PREVENTER GUY'? 1) A rope which secures a derrick in any one position 2) A guy who prevents accidents on board 3) A rope which prevents people from falling off staging or a platform 4) A rope rigged so that the safety belt can be tied on to this rope


(1) A rope which secures a derrick in any one position




What is a 'SNATCH BLOCK'? 1) Cargo gear used to redirect a tugger wire 2) A block that will open so a wire does not have to be rove through the sheeve 3) A steel block used on the back deck of an anchor handler 4) All of the above


(4) All of the above




What are 'SCUPPER PLUGS' and why are they used? 1) Also called Ear-Plugs, and are used in noisy places 2) Rubber or wooden plugs used to prevent ballast overflowing over the ship side into the water 3) Rubber of wooden plugs used to prevent oil from escaping into the water through deck drain holes 4) Rubber or wooden plugs used only when bunkering and never used any time in port or at sea


(3) Rubber of wooden plugs used to prevent oil from escaping into the water through deck drain holes




Which item would you not find in a 'DECK STORES' locker? 1) Sawdust 2) Gasoline 3) Oil pads and pillows 4) Shovels


(2) Gasoline




How would you dispose of 'PLASTIC' garbage / waste? 1) Cut it into very small pieces and throw overboard 2) Keep it secure on board till it can be landed ashore and a receipt obtained 3) Mix it well with the food and throw it overboard 4) None of the above


(2) Keep it secure on board till it can be landed ashore and a receipt obtained




Can food waste be thrown overboard while in port to feed the fish? 1) Yes, but only sometimes, because it helps feed the fish 2) No, never. It is against the law 3) Yes, but first check if there are any patrol boats 4) Yes, it is common practice in all ports


(2) No, never. It is against the law




At sea is it always necessary to inform the duty officer before disposing of any garbage? 1) Yes, when we are near the coast, but not necessary when we cannot see the shore line 2) No, when we are sure that no other ships are around we can throw overboard without his knowledge 3) No, every seaman can make his own decision about what to throw and when to throw garbage 4) Yes, it is always necessary to ask permission of the duty officer, and also to inform him about the type of garbage


(4) Yes, it is always necessary to ask permission of the duty officer, and also to inform him about the type of garbage




What does 'SWL' stand for? 1) Safety Working Lifeboat 2) Safety Working Lines 3) Seaman's Working Life 4) Safe Working Load


(4) Safe Working Load




A life buoy MUST be present near:

1) Gangway in Port (Yes) (No) 2) Pilot Ladder (Yes) (No) 3) Over the Side Stage (Yes) (No) 4) Ballast tank entrance (Yes) (No)


(1) Yes

(2) Yes

(3) Yes

(4) No




You are going into a ballast tank. What is the first thing you do before opening the manhole? 1) Make sure you have the right size wrench 2) Tell the engine room 3) Check sounding to see if the tank is empty 4) Eat a large breakfast in case you might miss lunch


(3) Check sounding to see if the tank is empty




What would you examine before going on a stage? 1) To see if my knife is sharp enough in case I have to cut myself loose 2) Check the wood of the stage and age and quality of the rope being used 3) See what time it is so that I do not miss coffee break 4) Check if the rope is manila or polypropylene


(2) Check the wood of the stage and age and quality of the rope being used




What precautions would you take most before entering an enclosed space or void space? 1) Vent the space, check for oxygen, wear safety line, have person outside, have radios 2) Vent the space, wear shoes, put on clean coveralls, clean tank first 3) Vent the space, have 2 persons outside tank, have new batteries 4) Vent the space, check for mud content before entering, enter head first for good luck


(1) Vent the space, check for oxygen, wear safety line, have person outside, have radios




What precautions would you take when working over the side? 1) Wear a safety belt or harness attached to a secure point on deck 2) Have a life buoy floating in the water directly below the working place 3) Have one man standing by on the ship's rail always looking at you 4) All of the above


(4) All of the above




Whenever you need to work using a 'BOSUN'S CHAIR', who would you get to rig it? 1) The Bosun 2) Your best friend 3) The Senior A.B. 4) Rig it yourself


(4) Rig it yourself




How much is 'ONE UNIT' as below?

1) One Foot = 6 inches / 9 inches / 12 inches

2) One Fathom =12 feet / 6 feet / 3 feet

3) One Metre = 100 cms / 1000 cms / 10 cms

4) One Metric Tonne = 100 kgs / 1000 kgs / 10,000 kgs

5) One Short Ton = 10,000 lbs / 1000 lbs / 2,000 lbs


(1) 12 inches

(2) 6 feet

(3) 100 cms

(4) 1000 kgs

(5) 2000 lbs




How long is 'ONE SHACKLE' of anchor chain? 1) 15 fathoms 2) 90 feet 3) 27.432 metres 4) All of the above


(4) All of the above




How long is 'ONE FULL LENGTH' of mooring line normally? 1) About 150 feet 2) About 300 feet 3) About 450 feet 4) About 600 feet


(4) About 600 feet




How many points are there from the 'BOW TO THE BEAM' when you are reporting as a lookout? 1) 4 points 2) 6 points 3) 8 points 4) 90 points


(3) 8 points




How long is the normal 'FIRE HOSE' on your ship? 1) 10 metres 2) 15 metres 3) 20 metres 4) 25 metres


(2) 15 metres




How many degrees are there on the 'COMPASS'? 1) 90 degrees 2) 270 degrees 3) 180 degrees 4) 360 degrees


(4) 360 degrees




What is the function of a 'SENHOUSE SLIP'? 1) A special sliding ramp for 'Free-Fall' boats (normally launched from the stern) 2) A special 'quick release' normally on gripes of the lifeboat and on life raft securing straps 3) A special paint to be applied on the deck so that people do not slip 4) A special launching slip for house boats


(2) A special 'quick release' normally on gripes of the lifeboat and on life raft securing straps




What are 'GRIPES' on a ship? 1) Stomach cramps 2) Crew complaints on board 3) Safety chains on the ship's rails 4) Used to hold a lifeboat tight against the davits


(4) Used to hold a lifeboat tight against the davits




What is a 'PAINTER'? 1) A deck-hand doing painting 2) An artist on board 3) Line attached to a survival craft 4) The special long handle attached to a paint roller brush


(3) Line attached to a survival craft




What is a 'SEA ANCHOR'? 1) The anchor some ships have on the stern of the ship 2) Usually the Port anchor in the Northern Hemisphere and the Stbd anchor in the Southern Hemisphere 3) The spare anchor on all ships, in case one anchor is lost at sea 4) A special item in a survival craft used to hold position or move a survival craft


(4) A special item in a survival craft used to hold position or move a survival craft




How many pyrotechnics are there in each survival craft?

1) Smoke floats = 2 / 4 / 6 >

2) Parachute rockets = 2 / 4 / 6 >

3) Hand flares = 2 / 4 / 6


(1) 2

(2) 4

(3) 6




During an emergency which of the following is MOST important? 1) Accounting for everyone 2) The ship 3) The cargo 4) The Captain


(1) Accounting for everyone




  1. How many seconds do you have when testing a float free EPIRB, before it starts transmitting?


15 seconds




What is the correct 'TIME FRAME' for changing or end-for-ending lifeboat falls? 1) Two and a half years for end-for-end and five years for renewal 2) Two years for end-for-end and four years for renewal 3) Five years for end-for-end and ten years for renewal 4) No special time, every month inspect and grease the wires, and use them as long as they are in good condition, but if not then end-for-end them if they are looking worn down after some years. Only renew them if they break


(3) Five years for end-for-end and ten years for renewal




What is a 'DEVIL'S CLAW'? 1) Used to secure an anchor 2) Used to secure a dingy or the paint boat 3) Used to pull chain in the chain locker, and looks like a hook with a handle 4) Something that fits on your palm and used for sewing canvas


(1) Used to secure an anchor




What is a 'GOOSE NECK'? 1) A type of ventilator with a flap 2) An attachment for a derrick to a mast 3) Both of the above 4) None of the above


(3) Both of the above




When a mooring rope or mooring wire is under tension it is OK to: 1) Cross over it 2) Cross under it 3) Sit on it 4) None of the above


(4) None of the above




Is it a 'GOOD IDEA' to do the following:

1) Lash a drum to an oil pipe - (Yes) (No)

2) Keep one man for stand-by while painting over the ship's side - (Yes) (No)

3) Use two tucks when splicing rope - (Yes) (No)

4) Lash any loose items on storage shelves - (Yes) (No)

5) Disconnect your safety line if it is troubling you while working - (Yes) (No)

6) Have your hand-held radio on when you do safety rounds- (Yes) (No)


(1) No

(2) Yes

(3) No

(4) Yes

(5) No

(6) Yes




What is a 'CARPENTER STOPPER'? 1) A devise used to stop-off a wire 2) A devise used to stop-off a mooring rope 3) A devise used to stop-off an anchor chain 4) A devise used to hold a piece of wood while cutting it


(1) A devise used to stop-off a wire