RPST Exit Exam Question and Answer Set - 4

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1. Which one of the listed requirements regarding partially enclosed lifeboats does not correspond to present regulation? The canopy between rigid covers shall be

a. It can easily be erected by two people

b. The occupants can escape in case of capsizing

c. It is insulated to protect equipment against heat and cold

d. It has Windows to admit sufficient daylight inside the lifeboat with the canopy closed


2. Which of the following is considered as a general emergency onboard?

a. Hull failure

b. Uncontrolled venting for cargo jettisoning on gas tankers

c. Loss of stability during cargo operations

d. All of the above


3. Radar reflector is provided in

a. Lifeboat

b. Life raft

c. Rescue boat

d. Lifeboat and life raft


4. Which one of the lists of requirements regarding the stability of inflatable life rafts does not correspond to present regulation? The stability of inflatable life raft Shall be such that

a. When floating in the inverted position it can be righted by one person

b. In the event of capsizing it will automatically attain a position providing an above water escape

c. It can be towed with hull complement at speed up to 3 knots

d. It is stable in a seaway when fully inflated and floating with the canopy uppermost

5. What is the minimum number of channels required for the portable two-way VHFs for survival craft?

a. Channel 6, 12 and 16

b. Channel 6, 13 and 16            

c. Channel 16 and 12

d. Channel 16 only

6. Which one of the listed requirements regarding rescue boat equipment does not correspond to the present regulation? The normal equipment of every rescue boat shall include

a. Immersion suits for the number of people the boat is permitted to accommodate

b. A first aid outfit in a watertight case

c. Two buoyant rescue quoits attached to not less than 30m of line

d. An efficient radar reflector

7. Falls used in launching shall be renewed not later than how many years?

a. 2.5 years

b. 1 year

c. 3 years

d. 5 years


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

a. 6 knots for 24 hours

b. 4 knots for 48 hours

c. 3 knots for 24 hours

d. 10 knots for 24 hours

9. Lifeboat service has to be done by personnel trained and authorized by the manufacturer every years.

a. 3

b. 4

c. 5          

d. 6

10. 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 parties assigned to deal with the fires

b. Clearing escape routes

c. Preparation and launching of survival crafts

d. Muster of passengers


11. 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


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

a. 100% percent 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

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

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

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

13. What menu should ever 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 wing if possible

c. Continue on course and speed

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

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

a. Number of life jackets suitable for children with equal to at least 10% of the number of passengers on board or greater number as may be required to provide a life jacket 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 the person on watch

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

15. At least how after 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

16. 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 clear below

b. Take the top of the container to enable the 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 safe point and that the sea below is clear

17. Which one of the listed requirements regarding immersion suit does not correspond to present regulation. The immersion suit shall be made of waterproof material and constructed such that

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

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 an arrangement to reduce free air in the legs of the suit


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

a. Davit launch

b. Navigation Bridge

c. Protection against cold

d. H R U


19. The number of life buoys on a ship depends on

a. What owners provide

b. Minimum of 10

c. Minimum of 15

d. Length of vessel


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

a. 8

b. 6

c. 4

d. 10

21. Ship specific LSA information is provided in



c. Verbal Instruction

d. SOLAS training manual

22. Which of the following requirements for immersion suit is correct

a. Donned in 2 min

b. Allow the wearer to jump 4.5 meters

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

d. All of the above


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

a. 10

b. 20

c. 26

d. 36

24. 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

25. 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 to 2 NM 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 rafts at sea

d. A manually controlled lamp fitted inside the life raft

26.  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 the condition of life raft

27. before lifting a lifeboat from water, it must be ensured that

a. Bottom plug is shipped tight

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

c. Engine is going astern

d. Sea anchor is steamed

28. Which one of the listed routine tests and inspection of LSA is not required by the present regulation?

a. lifeboat engine to be Run for at least 3 minutes every week

b. survival craft and rescue boats with launching appliances shall be visually inspected weekly

c. inspection of lifeboat equipment Shall be carried out monthly

d. general emergency alarm to be tested daily


29. You are involved in an emergency landing of a helicopter on the water. You should inflate your life jacket.

a. Upon entering the helicopter

b. Prior to reaching the water

c. After reaching the water, but prior to exiting the helicopter

d. After exiting clear of the helicopter


30. When personnel are lifted by a helicopter from an inflatable life raft, the personnel on the raft should

a. Deflate the floor of the raft to reduce the danger of capsizing

b. Inflate the floor of the raft to provide 

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