RPST Exit Exam Question and Answer Set-3

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1.  A ship is distress to transmit the appropriate alarm signal followed by the distress call and message on one or all of the international distress frequencies. Which of the frequencies is in accordance with the present recommendation?

a. 550 kHz, 2367 kHz and 121.5 MHz

b. 500 V, 2182 kHz and 156.8 MHz

c. 550 kHz, 2182 kHz and 121.5 MHz

d. 500 kHz, 2367 kHz and 24 MHz

2.  Which of the listed requirements regarding enclosures of totally enclosed lifeboats do not correspond to the present regulation?

a. Have automatic self-righting abilities

b. Have self-bailing arrangements

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

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

3. 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

4. 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 weather

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

d. All of the above

5. 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

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

a. Weekly                 

b. Monthly

c. Yearly

d. Half yearly

7. How many SART transponders (SART) are required to be carried on board a ship for use in survival crafts?

a. One on each side of the ship

b. One in each lifeboat

c. 2 on new builds only.

d. Two on each side of ship

8.  A life raft should inflate in

a. 3 to 4 minutes

b. 30 to 60 seconds

c. 1 to 2 minutes

d. 30 minutes


9. The master is responsible that all crew participating in monthly emergency drills. If 25% of the crew or more has not participated in such drill during the last month, what is the time limit to conduct such a drill after the vessel has left a port

a. Within 8 hours

b. Within 12 hours

c. Within 24 hours

d. Within 36 hours

10. Minimum length of a rescue boat

a. 2.5 meters

b. 3.8 meters

c. 5.8 meters

d. 8.5 meters

11.  Equipment for lifeboats

a. Buoyant oars

b. Sea Anchor

c. Radar reflector

d. All of the above

12.  The number of cargo ships of less than 200 meters is

a. 6

b. 8

c. 12

d. 16

13.  Which of the following requirements for life jacket is correct?

a. Minimum   requirements of 8

b. Minimum   requirements of 10

c. Minimum   requirements of 12

d. Donned within 1 min

14. Lifebuoy outer diameter should be not more than

a. 200 mm

b. 400 mm

c. 600 mm

d. 800 mm

15. Lifebuoy light shall have a source of energy capable of providing luminous intensity of for a period of

a. 1 CD/ 1 hour

b. 2 CD/ 2 hours

c. 3 CD/ 3 hours

d. 4 CD/ 4 hours

16. How much water for per person in a lifeboat?

a. 1 liter

b. 2 liters of water each

c. 3 liters

d. 750 ml

17. The number of lifebuoys on a passenger ship of length above 240 meters

a. 14

b. 16

c. 24

d. 36


18. The requirement of child life jacket on a cargo ship is

a. 20%

b. 10%      

c. 12%

d. 15%

19. Once you hear fire alarm proceed to?

a. Stay in your cabin

b. Await further instructions

c. Proceed to Muster Station

d. None of the above

20. Vessels 100 meters and over in length should have

a. 10 lifebuoys

b. 14 lifebuoys

c. 16 lifebuoys

d. 18 lifebuoys

21. The function of hydrostatic release unit is.

a. Substitute for limit switch of gravity davits

b. To automatically unhook the lashing and release the life raft when the ship sinks

c. For releasing life raft in bad weather

d. For releasing life raft from sinking vessel

22. What are the characteristics of CO2?

a. It displaces oxygen

b. It is in itself not dangerous (not poisonous)

c. It is heavier than oxygen

d. All the above

23. Which of the listed recruitment regarding buoyant smoke signal does not correspond to present Regulation? The buoyant smoke signal shall

a. Not to be swamped in a seaway

b. Give a bright red light during the entire emission time

c. Continue to emit smoke when submerged in water for a period of 10 sec under 10 cm of water

d. Emit smoke for at least 3 min when floating in calm water

24. Which one of the listed requirements regarding the launching and recovery arrangements for survival craft corresponds to the present SOLAS regulation?

a. Means shall be available to prevent any discharge of water on to Survival crafts during abandonment

b. Launching and recovery arrangements shall be such that the operator at all times observes the survival craft and lifeboats

c. Each lifeboat shall be provided with separate appliances which is capable of launching and recovering the lifeboat

d. Different types of launching and recovering arrangements shall be used for similar survival Craft on board the ship

25. Which one of the listed requirements regarding lifeboat Propulsion do not correspond to present regulation?

a. Means shall be provided for recharging all engines, starting the radio and searching for batteries

b. Water-resistant instruction for starting and operating the engine shall be provided

c. The engine shall be provided with an electric power starting system with rechargeable energy batteries

d. Every lifeboat shall be powered by a compression ignition engine using fel with a flame point of not less than 44


26. Which one of the listed requirements regarding abandon ship and fire drills does not correspond to present regulation?

a. A training manual Shall be provided in each room and Recreation room are in each crew cabin

b. Each crew member of the crew shall participate in at least 1 abandoned ship drill and one fire drill every month

c. On all international voyages except short voyages muster of passengers shall take place within 24 hours after embarkation

d. On all short international voyages muster of passengers shall take place as soon as possible after departure


27.  After 24 hours in life raft, ____ liter of water per person per day

a. Half

b. One

c. Two

d. Three

28. Your vessel has been in collision and you are not sure if your vessel is sinking or not, how will you handle this situation?

a. Make sure that the lifeboat has as many bunkers as possible and make your course for the nearest land

b. Wait and see how the situation is developing

c. Search for missing persons continue to monitor the situation and prepare for abandonment   at ease it becomes necessary

d. Leave the vessel and stay not close to 5 nautical miles

29. Which of the following items shall be included in each fire drill?

a. Checking closure mechanism for all air ventilator and other openings to accommodate engine rooms and cargo spaces

b. Checking the operation of watertight doors, fire doors, fire dampers and relevant communication equipment

c. Checking the fire wires

d. Checking operation of fire doors

30. How should the painter of a life raft which is fitted with a hydrostatic release be secured to the ship

a. Secure directly to a secure point on the ship

b. It should not be secured anyway

c. Secured to the part of the hydrostatic release that is designed to break free

d. Secure via weak link to a secure point on the ship


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