Thursday, May 1, 2008

USCG Deck General Questions

1. A wildcat is a __________.

a. deeply-grooved drum on the windlass with sprockets which engage the links of the anchor chain.
b. winch that is running out of control due to a failure of the overspeed trips.
c. line that has jumped off the gypsy head while under strain.
d. nylon line that parts under strain and whips back in a hazardous manner

2. A crack in the deck plating of a vessel may be temporarily prevented from increasing in length by __________.

a. cutting a square notch at each end of the crack
b. drilling a hole at each end of the crack.
c. slot-welding the crack.
d. welding a doubler over the crack

3. The turning circle of a vessel making a turn over 360 degrees is the path followed by the __________.

a. center of gravity
b. bow
c. bridge
d. centerline

4. The pivoting point of a fully loaded vessel with normal trim proceeding ahead at sea speed is __________.

a. right at the bow
b. one-third the length of the vessel from the bow
c. one-half the length of the vessel from the bow
d. two-thirds the length of the vessel from the bow

5. Under title 46 of the United States Code, the person in charge of a documented vessel who fails to report a complaint of a sexual offense may be __________.

a. fined up to $5,000
b. imprisoned for up to one year
c. charged with accessory to sexual assault
d. All of the above

6. The stowage factor for a cargo is based on __________.

a. one short ton
b. one short metric ton
c. one long ton
d. one long metric ton

7. You are in charge of a U.S. documented vessel. Under title 46 of the United States Code, if you fail to report a complaint of a sexual offense, you may be __________.

a. criminally charged and jailed
b. civilly penalized
c. held personally liable by the victim and sued
d. All of the above are correct

8. You are planning the stowage of two incompatible products on your multiple-product tankship. What will NOT provide the minimum required segregation?

a. Empty tank
b. Solid (non-intercostal) bulkhead
c. Diagonally adjacent tanks
d. Tank containing a third cargo compatible with the other two

9. An embarked Pilot __________.
a. is a specialist hired for his local navigational knowledge

b. is solely responsible for the safe navigation of the vessel
c. relieves the Master of his duties
d. relieves the officer of the watch

10. The explosive range of a fuel lies between the lower explosive limit and the __________.
a. flash point

b. ignition temperature
c. upper explosive limit
d. fire point