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1. For how long and at what speed is a fully loaded lifeboat designed to operate in calm weather?

a. 6 knots for 24 hours

b. 4 knots for 48 hours

c. 3 knots for 24 hours

d. 10 knots for 24 hours

2. Lifeboat service has to be done by the personnel trained and authorized by the manufacturer for every year

a. 3

b. 4

c. 5

d. 6


3. The muster list shall show the duties assigned to the different members of the crew, which of the given duties do not necessarily have to be included in the muster list

a. Manning of fire particles assigned to deal with fires

b. Clearing escape routes                  *

c. Preparation and launching of survival crafts

d. Muster of passengers


4. Life jackets have the following attached to it

a. Whistle and retro reflective tape

b. Light and whistle

c. SI light, whistle and retro reflective tape

d. None of the above


5. How much life raft capacity should be provided on a conventional cargo ship of more than 85 meter in length built after July 1986?

1.100% of complement if it can be readily launched on either side of the ship, if it cannot readily launch on either side 150% must be provided on each side

2. 25% of the compliment on each side of the ship

3. 75% of the compliment on each side of the ship

4. 50% of the compliment on each side of the ship


6. What maneuver should be carried out in case of a fire on board a ship?

a. Let the ship follow the wind in order to reduce the oxygen supply

b. Keep the stem up against the wind if possible

c. Continuing on course and speed

d. Reduce speed and if possible, keep the fire zone to the leeward of the ship


7. Which of the following requirements regarding the number of life jackets provided does not correspond to present regulation?

a. A number of lifejackets suitable for children equals at least 10% of the number of passengers on board or a greater number as may be required to provide a lifejacket for each child

b. Number of life jackets equal to at least 10% of the total number of passengers and crew to be placed in the vicinity of the muster station

c. A sufficient number of life jackets shall be carried for people on watch

d. A sufficient number of life jackets for use at remotely located survival craft stations


8. At least how often shall rescue boats be launched with their assigned crew and maneuvered in water? 

a. Every two weeks

b. Every one month

c. Every three months

d. Every week


9. Which of the following actions should be done before throwing this type of inflatable life raft just over the size

a. Inflate it on deck and then launch it clearly below

b. Take the top off the container to enable life raft to inflate once in the water if all clear throw raft over side

c. Disconnect the painter and launch it checking that all is clear below

d. Check that the painter is made fast to a secure point and that the sea below is clear *


10. Which one of the listed requirements regarding immersion suits do not correspond to the present regulations. The immersion suit shall be made of waterproof materials and constructed such that

a. It will have sufficient built-in buoyancy to avoid the use of a life jacket

b. It will cover the whole body with the exception of the face

c. It can be unpacked and donned without assistance within 2 minutes

d. It is provided with arrangements to reduce free air in the legs of the suit


11.  Match the term immersion suit with most suitable answers given below

a. Davit launch

b. Navigation bridge

c. Protection against cold

d. HRU


12. The number of lifebuoys on a ship depends on

a. What owners provide

b. Minimum of 10

c. Minimum of 15

d. Length of the vessel


13. Ship specific LSA information is provided in



c. Verbal Instruction

d. SOLAS Training Manual


14. Which of the following requirements for immersion suits is correct

a. Donned in 2 minutes

b. Allow the wearer to jump from 4.5 meters

c. Allow the wearer to climb down a vertical ladder of 5 meters

d. All of the above             


15. The number of lifebuoys on a cargo ship of length less than 100 meters is

a. 8                  *

b. 6

c. 4

d. 10.


16. How much faster does the human body lose heat in the water

a. 10

b. 20

C. 26          *

d. 36


17.  The donning time for immersion suit

a. 2

b. 5

c. 3

d. 1


18.  When a person is floating in the water in a group they should be in

a. HELP position

b. Huddle position

c. Yoga position

d. None of the above


19.  Which one of the listed requirements regarding rigid life rafts does not correspond to present regulation. The rigid life raft shall be

a. A manually controlled lamp visible for 2NM fitted at the top of the canopy

b. Floor preventing the ingress of water

c. All the entrances fitted with rigid boarding ramps for boarding life raft at sea

d. A manually controlled lamp fitted inside the life raft


20.  Checking and servicing life rafts as per PMS is

a. Once a year

b. Twice a year

c. Once in 5 years

d. Based on condition of life raft


21. Before lifting a lifeboat from water, it must be ensured that

a. The bottom plug is shipped tight

b. Falls wire are clear and secured tightly (hooked securely)

c. Engine is going astern

d. Sea anchor is streamed


22. Which one of the listed routine test and inspection of LSA is not required by the present regulation

a. Life boat engine to be run at least 3 minutes every week

b. Survival craft and rescue boats with launching appliances Shall be visually inspected weekly

c. Inspection of life boat equipment shall be carried out monthly

d. General emergency alarm to be tested daily


23. Lifeboat should have

a. Two buoyant rescue quoits, attached to not less than 30 meters buoyant line

b. Two buoyant rescue quoits, attached to not less than 15 meters buoyant line

c. One buoyant rescue quoits, attached to not less than 30 meters buoyant line

d. One buoyant rescue quoits, attached to not less than 15 meters buoyant line


24. In a free fall life boat instead of immersion suits TPAs are provide to all persons

a. True

b. False


25.  Hand flares burn with bright red color

a. True

b. False


26. Luminous intensity of hand flares should not be less than

a. 15000 CD *

b. 20000 CD

c. 25000 CD

d. None of these


27. LTA is used as

a. Messenger line

b. Heaving line

c. Mooring line

d. Lashing line


28. Life jacket light shall have a source of energy capable of providing luminous intensity offor a period of

a. . 75 CD/8 hrs

b. . 50 CD/8 hrs

c. . 75 CD/6 hrs

d. . 50 CD/6 hrs


29.  Life boats must be stowed in such a way that they can be launched in minutes

a. 10 minutes

b. 5 minutes

c. 15 minutes

d. 2 minutes


30. A distress signal on deck

a. Pyrotechnics

b. Open fire

c. Flag NC

cl. All of the above

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