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How is the external flotation bladder of an immersion suit inflated?

It is inflated by blowing through an inflation tube

The external flotation bladder of an immersion suit should be inflated:

upon entry into the water

You are testing the external inflation bladder on an immersion suit and find it has a very slow leak. Which action should be taken?

Take it out of service and repair in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions

An immersion suit must be equipped with a(n):

whistle, light and retro reflective material

Which statement about immersion suits is TRUE?

Immersion suits must have a PFD light attached to the front shoulder area

Which is TRUE concerning immersion suits and their use?

They provide sufficient flotation to do away with the necessity of wearing a life jacket

Which statement about immersion suits is TRUE?

Prior to abandonment, the suit allows body movement such as walking, climbing a ladder and picking up small objects

Which statement about immersion suits is TRUE?

No stowage container for immersion suits may be capable of being locked

Which statement about immersion suits is TRUE?

The suit must, without assistance, turn an unconscious person's mouth clear of the water within 5 seconds

Where would you find the FCC authorization for transmitting on your rig's EPIRB?

On the Ship Station License

All self-propelled vessels on an international voyage must be equipped with how many EPIRBs?

One approved Category I EPIRB

Which small passenger vessel(s) is/are NOT required to carry a Category I 406 MHz EPIRB?

A coastwise vessel whose route does not take it more than three miles from shore; a vessel operating on lakes, bays, sounds and rivers; a vessel operating within 3 miles from the coastline of the Great Lakes: All of the above

Which type of EPIRB must each ocean-going vessel carry?

Category I

Which vessel greater than 100-GT is NOT required to have an EPIRB?

A non self-propelled vessel in tow

Which vessel is required to carry a Category I, 406 MHz EPIRB installed to automatically float free and activate?

A vessel operating beyond 3 miles from the coastline

Category I EPIRBs transmit on frequencies that are monitored by:

orbiting satellites in space

Each small passenger vessel that operates on the high seas, or beyond 3 miles from the coastline of the Great Lakes must have a Category I 406 MHz EPIRB that:

will float free and clear of a sinking vessel and automatically activate

When will the float-free emergency position indicating radio beacon be activated after abandoning ship?

Immediately after floating free

The EPIRB beacon on a cargo vessel must be stowed:

so that it will float free if the vessel sinks

Each EPIRB shall be tested using the integrated test circuit and output indicator every:

month

The Master of a vessel shall make sure the EPIRB is tested:

monthly

The Master shall insure that the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon is:

tested monthly

Which radiotelephone transmission may be sent over channel 6?

Distress signal MAYDAY; call to a particular station; a meteorological warning: All of the above

How should signal flares be used after you have abandoned ship and are adrift in a liferaft?

Use them only when you are aware of a ship of plane in the area

When you are firing a pyrotechnic distress signal, it should be aimed:

at greater than 60 degrees above the horizon

When using a hand-held smoke signal aboard a survival craft, you should activate the signal:

on the downwind side of the craft

A vessel may use any sound or light signals to attract the attention of another vessel as long as:

the signal cannot be mistaken for a signal authorized by the Rules

One of the signals, other than a distress signal, that can be used by a vessel to attract attention is a(n):

searchlight beam

A distress signal:

may be used separately or with other distress signals

Distress signals may be:

red flares; smoke signals; sound signals: All of the above

Continuous sounding of a fog whistle by a vessel is a signal:

of distress

You are underway and hear a vessel continuously sounding her fog whistle. This indicates the other vessel:

is in distress

You can indicate that your vessel is in distress by:

continuously sounding the fog whistle

If you saw flames aboard a vessel but could see the vessel was not on fire, you would know that the:

vessel required immediate assistance

Which is a distress signal?

A flaming barrel of oil on deck

If you hear the firing of a gun at one minute intervals from another vessel, this indicates that:

the vessel is in distress

When a vessel signals her distress by means of a gun or other explosive signal, the firing should be at intervals of approximately:

one minute

An orange flag showing a black circle and square is a:

distress signal

You see a vessel displaying the code flag "LIMA" below which is a red ball. The vessel is:

in distress

A man aboard a vessel, signaling by raising and lowering his outstretched arms to each side, is indicating:

a distress signal

Which signal is recognized as a distress signal?

A smoke signal giving off orange colored smoke

What is NOT a distress signal?

Basket hanging in the rigging

All of the following are distress signals EXCEPT:

giving five or more short and rapid blasts of the whistle

Which is NOT a distress signal?

The firing of green star rockets or shells

Which is NOT a distress signal?

Vertical motion of a white lantern at night

All of the following are distress signals under the Rules EXCEPT:

International Code Signal "AA"

By day, the signal meaning, "This is the best place to land" is a:

vertical motion of a white flag or the arms

Which is the lifesaving signal for, "This is the best place to land?"

Green star rocket

The signal to guide vessels in distress, which indicates, "This is the best place to land," is the:

letter "K" in Morse code given by light

Which signal would be used by a shore rescue unit to indicate, "Landing here highly dangerous?"

Horizontal motion with a white flag

What does the lifesaving signal indicated by a horizontal motion of a white light or white flares mean?

"Landing here highly dangerous"; "Negative"; "Avast hauling": All of the above

Which one of the following signals is made at night by a lifesaving station to indicate "Landing here highly dangerous?"

Horizontal motion of a white light or flare

The lifesaving signal used to indicate, "Landing here highly dangerous" is:

firing of a red star signal

If you are on the beach and are signaling to a small boat in distress that your present location is dangerous and they should land to the left, you would:

send the code signal "S" followed by "L"

The signal used with shore lifesaving equipment to indicate, "Affirmative," is:

vertical motion of the arms

By day, the horizontal motion of a white flag, or arms extended horizontally, by a person on the beach indicates:

"Negative"

Which signal is used by a rescue unit to indicate, "Avast hauling?"

Firing of a red star signal

The firing of a red star signal may mean:

"Slack away"

What is the lifesaving signal for "You are seen -- assistance will be given as soon as possible?"

Orange smoke signal

What is the lifesaving signal for "You are seen -- assistance will be given as soon as possible?"

three white star signals

The lifesaving signal indicating "You are seen -- assistance will be given as soon as possible" is the:

None of the above


(WRONG ANSWERS: vertical motion of white flags, vertical motion of a white light or flare and firing of a green star)

Smoke floats and flares have a shelf-life of:

Three and a half years