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1. Which code has the technical provisions of carriage requirements for life saving appliances

a.  FFA code

b.  LSA code

c.  FTP code

d.  FSS code


2.  What is the requirement for passenger's ships having lifeboats?

a. Enough for 80% of the people onboard, plus life raft for crew

b. Enough for all passengers on board, plus life raft for 25% of passengers

c. Enough for crew, plus 80% life rafts for passengers

d.  Enough for 80% crew, plus life raft for passengers


3.  When launching a lifeboat, trapping lines should be rigged

a. Before the grips are released

b. Before the boat is moved from the davits

c.  At the embarkation deck

d. After the boat is in the water


4.  If an inflatable life raft is to be released manually, where should the operating cord be attached before throwing the raft overboard?

a. Do not attach the cord to anything but throw it overboard with the rt container

b. Attach the cord to a fixed object on the ship

c. You should stand on the cord

d. Attach the cord to the special pad eye on the "raft davit launcher"


5. When launching life boats, the tricing pennants should be released

a. Before the boat is lowered from the stowed position

b. As the best fall blocks break clear of the davit head

c.  Before the boat is lowered from the embarkation level

d.  After the boat is released into the water


6. The abandon ship command is given by

a. 7 short blast and 1 long blast

b. More than 7 short blasts

c. Verbal order by the master

d. 1 long blast of at least 10 seconds


7.  One of the first actions to be taken by survivors when they have boarded an inflatable life raft is to

a.  Steam the sea anchor

b. Take an anti-seasickness pill

c. Open the pressure relief valve

d. Drink at least one can of water


8.  Immersion suits can be unpacked and donned within

a.  4 minutes

b.  2 minutes

c.  3 minutes

d.  Within 5 minutes


9.  With the immersion suit on, you are expected to climb up and down vertical ladder at least

a. 5 meters or 16 feet

b.  4 meters or 13 feet

c. 4.5 meters or 15 feet


10. Wearing an immersion suit you must be able to jump from a height of 4.5 metre or 15 feet into the water, do you agree?

a. Yes

b. No

c. Only under emergency

d. Only when rescuing someone from the water

11. The survival craft engine is filled with

a. Kerosene

b. Unleaded gasoline

c. Diesel oil

d.  Liquefied gas


12. HELP position stands for

a. Heat Exchange Lessening posture

b. Heat Escape Lessening Period

c. Heat Exchange Lessening Point

d. All the above


13.  Which one of the listed requirements regarding the stowage of a survival craft corresponds to present SOLAs regulations? each survival craft shall be

a. Wherever space is available

b. In a state of readiness so that two crew members can prepare for embarkation and launching in less than 5 minutes

c. On the starboard side of the ship

d. In a secure and sheltered position and protected from damage by fire or explosion


14.  Abandon ship drill and fire drill must be held within hours of leaving port if more than 25% of the crew have not taken part in drills on board the ship in the previous month

a.  12 hours

b.  24 hours

c. 48 hours

d. 96 hours


15.  Lifebuoys are subjected to which of the following tests?

a. Drop test

b. Fire test

c. Floatation test

d.  All of the above


16.  Lifebuoys self-igniting lights shall be capable of burning for not less than

a.  4 hours

b.  45 minutes

c.  2 hours

d. 8 hours


17.  Which one of the listed requirements regarding the use of an immersion suit does not correspond to present regulation? the suit shall permit the wearer

a. Jump from a height of 4.5 m into the water without being injured or damaging the suit

b. Climb up and down vertical ladders from the survival craft embarkation point to the water

c. Perform normal duties during abandonment

d. Swim a short distance through the water and board a survival craft


18.  Which of the listed requirements regarding lifesaving appliances do not correspond to present regulation?

a. All prescribed lifesaving appliances shall be resistant to deterioration were exposed to sunlight

b. All prescribed lifesaving appliances shall be made of non-combustible or fire-retardant material

c. All prescribed lifesaving appliances shall be of a highly visible colour on parts where this will assist detection

d. All prescribed lifesaving appliances shall be fitted with retro reflective material which will assist in detection


19. MOB marker buoy is used in case

a. The ship is on fire

b. When some crew members fall into the sea

c. When the ship is sinking

d. When some crew had an injury


20. Hydrostatic release unit of a life raft shall

a. Be provided with a painter system with a breaking strength of not more than 2.2 KN

b. Be constructed of compatible material to prevent malfunction

c. Be constructed to prevent release by seas washing over the unit

d.  All of the above


21. Match the term LTA with suitable answers given below

a. Messenger line

b. Four projectiles

c. 230 m

d.  All the above


22. How much water would you allow per persons as officer in charge of the lifeboat, following an abandon ship operation?

a. Nothing for the first 24 hours, then 1/4 liters per day

b. 1/2 liters immediately followed by 1/4 liters per day

c. Nothing for the first 48 hours, then 1/4 liters per day

d. Nothing for the first 24 hours, then 1/2 liters per day


23. The maximum capacity of the life boat is

a.  20

b. 30

c. 150

d. 100


24.  On board the training manual is required as per


b. ISM Code

c. MLC

d.  STCW


25. Which of the listed requirements regarding enclosures of totally enclosed life boats do not correspond to the present regulations?

a. Have automatic self-righting abilities

b. Have self-bailing arrangements

c. Have safety belts to be designed to hold a person of 100 kg securely in a place with the lifeboat in a capsized position

d. Automatically at and opposition in damaged condition providing an above water space for its occupants


26. When firing the line throwing apparatus should be held at

a. 30 degrees to the horizontal

b. 45 degrees to the horizontal

c. 60 degrees to the horizontal

d. 75 degrees to the horizontal


27.  According to LSA code chapter 7, regulation 7.1 the line throwing appliances, every line throwing appliances shall

a. Be capable of throwing a line with reasonable accuracy

b. Include not less than 4 projectiles each capable of carrying the line at least 230 meters

in calm water

c. Include not less than four lines each having a breaking strength of not less than 2KN

d. All of the above


28. • Every inflatable life raft, inflatable life jacket and hydrostatic release units shall be serviced

a. Every 36 months

b. Every 18 months

c. Every 12 months

d. Every 24 months

29. Inspection of LSA items on board shall be carried out

a. Weekly

b. Monthly

c. Yearly

d. Half yearly


30. How many SART transponders (SART) are required to be carried on board a ship for use

in survival crafts?

a. one of each side of the ship

b. one in each lifeboat

c. 2 on new buildings only. Old ships have to comply by Aug 95

d. Two on each side of the ship

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