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Deck officer Study guide coast guard license exam

U.S. Coast guard License Exam prep for the professional mariner
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  1. The safety of Life at Sea Convention was developed by the __________.
    International maritime Organization (IMO)
  2. SOLAS requires a lifesaving training manual be provided in each crew cabinor in the ________?
    recreation adn messrooms
  3. The most important reason for taking anti-seasickness pills as soon as possible after entering a liferaft is to?
    Prevent loss of body moisture by vomiting.
  4. One of the first actions to be taken by survivors when they have boarded an inflatable liferaft is to?
    Take an anti-seasickness pill.
  5. Which step should normally be taken FIRST by those who have boarded a liferaft in an emergency?
    Take anti-seasickness pills, if available.
  6. When collecting condensation for drinking water, ___________
    a sponge used to mop up and store condensation must be kept salt free.
  7. When using the rain water collection tubes on a liferaft, the first collection should be _________
    Poured overboard because of salt washed off the canopy.
  8. Which statement concerning the sources of drinking water is FALSE?
    Fresh water may be obtained from fish.
  9. You have abandoned ship and are in charge of a liferaft. How much water per day should you permit each occupant to drink after the first 24 hours.
    1 Pint
  10. Once you have established the daily ration of drinking water in a survival situation, how should you drink it?
    One-third the daily ration three times daily.
  11. Seawater may be used for drinking ________
    Under no conditions
  12. Seawater may be used for drinking ____________
    Under no conditions
  13. Seawater may be used for drinking ____________
    under no conditions
  14. Drinking saltwater will ________
    dehydrate you
  15. Drinking salt water will ____________
    dehydrate you
  16. Provided every effort is made to preserve body moisture content by avoiding perspiration, how long is it normally possible to survive without water?
    8-14 days
  17. After abandoning a vessel, water that is consumed within the first 24 hours will _________
    pass through the body with little absorbed by the system.
  18. In the first 24 hours after abandoning a vessel, water should be given only to personnel who are ___________
    sick or injured
  19. When should you first have any food or water after boarding a lifeboat or liferaft?
    After 24 hours
  20. If you have to jump in the wate when abandoning ship, your legs should be?
    extended straight down and crossed at the ankles.
  21. When abandoning ship and jumping into the water from a substantial height without a life jacket, you should ________
    Jump feet first, covering your nose and mouth with one hand and grasping the opposing upper arm with the other.
  22. When abandoning ship and jumping into the water from a substantial height, you should ___________
    Jump feet first, holding onto your lifejacket with one hand while covering your nose and mouth with the other.
  23. If you must jump from a MODU, your posture should include ____________
    Holding down the life preserver against the chest with one arm crossing the other, covering the mouth and nose wiht a hand, and feet together.
  24. If you wear extra clothing when entering the water after abandoning ship it will ______
    preserve body heat
  25. In evacuation from a MODU, an individual without the option of a survival craft or liferaft should enter the water on the leeward side, exept when _______
    there is burning oil on the water

    there is hydrogen sulfide present

    there is a severe list to the windward side of the MODU.
  26. If you must enter water on which there is an oil fire, you should _______
    enter the water on the windwar side of the vessel
  27. If you must swim through an oil fire, you should NOT _________
    swim with the wind.
  28. If there are a number of survivors in the water after abandoning ship, they should _______
    form a small circular group to create a warmer pocket of water in the center of the circle.
  29. To keep injured survivors warm in the water after abandoning ship, they should _________
    be placed in the middle of a small circle formed by the other survivors in the water.
  30. When a helicopter is lifting personnel from a survival craft, the other individuals in the craft should _________
    remain seated inside the craft to provide body weight for stability.
  31. You are involved in an emergency landing of a helicopter on the water. you should inflate your life jacket _______
    after exiting clear of the helicopter.
  32. A person has fallen overboard and is being picked up with a lifeboat. If the person appears in danger of drowning, the lifeboat should make ________
    the most direct approach
  33. When a man who is conscious has fallen overboard is being picked up by a lifeboat, the boat should approach with the wind _______
    just off the bow and the victim to leeward.
  34. You are approaching a disabled vessel in order to remove survivors from it. If your vessel drifts faster than the disabled vessel, how should you make your approach?
    To windward of the disabled vessel
  35. You are on a 165 foot (50.3) long vessel with a draft of 9 feet (2.7 meters) and twin screws. Which statement about rescuing a survivor in the water with ship pickup is TRUE?
    A pickup off the weather bow gives maximum maneuverability with the least possibility of injury to the man.
  36. You are picking up an unconscious person that has fallen overboard in a fresh breeze. For safety reasons a small craft should approach with the _______
    victim to windward
  37. You are trying to rescue survivors from a wrecked vessel on fire. You should approach ________
    to windward of the wrecked vessel.
  38. When transferring survivors from a survival craft to a rescue vessel, personnel on board the craft should _______
    remain seated inside the survival craft and make the transfer on person at a time
  39. When transferring survivors from an enclosed lifeboat to a rescue vessel, personnel on board the boat should _______
    remain seated inside and make the transfer one person at a time
  40. You are proceeding to a distress site and expect large numbers of people in the water. Which statement is TRUE?
    An inflatable liferaft secured alongside can be an effective boarding station for transfer of survivors from the boats.
  41. When a rescue vessel approaches a survival craft in heavy seas, the person in charge of the survival craft should ______
    wait for calver weather before transferring personnel.
  42. You are proceeding to a distress site. The survivors are in liferafts. What will make your ship more visible to the survivors?
    Turning on all availabe deck lights at night
  43. You are proceeding to a distress site where the survivors are in liferafts. Which action will assist in making your vessel more visible to the survivors?
    Making smoke in daylight
  44. On which type davit does the davit head stay at the same height?
  45. Whcih type of davit is not considered to be a mechanical davit?
  46. A mechanical davit is designed to automatically ______
    lift the boat off the inboard chocks
  47. Your vessel is equipped with mechanical davits. When stowing the lifeboat after a drill while underway, you should _____
    ensure the falls are taut
  48. While cranking out a quadrantal davit, slippage of the quadrant due to excessive wear or failure of the teeth in the quadrant will cause the _______
    davit arm to pivot on the traveling nut and the head to fall outboard
  49. The boat is stowed on the davit rather than on a cradle with which type of davit?
  50. What is required to launch a boat stowed in a crescent davit?
    Crank the crescent out.
  51. The pivot pin at the base of a sheath-screw boom davit must be ________
    periodically removed for inspection and lubricated
  52. The type of davit on which you mus turn a crank in order to swing the lifeboat out over the ship's side is a _________
    sheath-screw davit
  53. Many sheath-screw davits have markings to indicate the maximum angle to which they should be cranked out. If the angle is exceeded, the davit _______
    screw may come out of the sheath
  54. The lifeboats on your bessel are stowed on cradles on deck and are handled by sheath-screw boom davits. Which of the following statments about launching a boat is TRUE?
    The outboard section of the cradle must be released.
  55. Which davit type may be operated by one man?
  56. The most common type of davit found on merchant vessels today is the _______
  57. What could be a result of insufficient lubrication of lifeboat winches and davits?
    All of the above

    • a) Moisture accumulation in winch motor damaging the electrical wiring
    • b) Freezing of gears n cold weather
    • c) Corroding of sheaves on the davits so they will not rotate
    • d)all of the above
  58. The type davits shown are _________. See Diagram: D008SA
    gravity davits
  59. On open lifeboats, the purpose of the wire stretched between the davit heads is to _________
    support the manropes
  60. Which statement is TRUE concerning lifeboat installations on Great Lakes vessels?
    All lifelines shall be able to reach the water at the vesses's lightest draft with a 20 degree list
  61. Which statement is TRUE concerning lifeboat gripes?
    They may be adjusted by a turnbuckle
  62. Frapping lines ______
    reduce the swinging of the lifeboat at the embarkation level
  63. Frapping lines are fitted to lifeboat davits to ______
    reduce the swinging of the lifeboat as it is being lowered from the embarkation level
  64. Lines passed around the falls to hold the boat while passengers are boarding are _________
    frapping lines
  65. What is TRUE concerning frapping lines?
    They are used to steady a lifeboat when lowered
  66. When launching a lifeboat, frapping lines should be rigged ________
    a the emparkation deck
  67. When lowering lifeboats in heavy seas, a good practice is to rig frapping lines ______
    with a lead of about 45 degrees to the boat
  68. As shown, a frapping line is indicated by number ______ See Diagram: D016SA
  69. The purpose of the tricing pendants is to ______
    hold a lifeboat next to the embarkation deck while loading
  70. What the the purpose of tricing pendants?
    They hold the lifeboat alongside the embarkaion deck.
  71. When lowering a boat with gravity davits, it will be pulled into the embarkation deck by the ______
    tricing pendants
  72. In launching a lifeboat, when should the tricing pendants be released?
    After all people have been embarked
  73. The tricing pendants should be released _________
    after loading the passengers
  74. When launching a lifeboat, the tricing pennants should be released _________
    When launching a lifeboat, the tricing pennants should be released ________
  75. What will be released by pulling on line number 5? See Diagram:D012SA
    Tricing pendant
  76. The mechanism that will be release the tricing pendant, as shown, is __________. See Diagram: D012SA
    The McCluney hook
  77. After the boat is at the top of the davit heads, the davit arms begin moving up the tracks and are stopped by the _______
    limit switch
  78. Limit switches are used on which davits?
    Gravity davits
  79. You will find a limit switch on a _______
    gravity davit
  80. Limit switches _______
    cut off power to the winch when the lifboat nears the final stowed position
  81. The limit switches on a MODUs survival-craft reaches the final stowage position
    stop the winch just before the craft reaches the final stowage position
  82. What is the purpose of the limit switch on gravity davits?
    To cut off the power when the davits are about 12 inches or more from the track safty stops.
  83. Limit switches on gravity davits shold be tested by _______
    pushing the switch lever arm while the winch is running
  84. The governor brake on a lifeboat winch shall be capable of countrolling the speed of lowering a fully equipped lifeboat from a cargo ship at ______
    Not more than 120 feet per minute
  85. The maximum spped of lowering for a lifeboat on gravity davits is controlled by the _________
    govenor brake
  86. When lifeboat winches with grooved drums are fitted on a vessel the lead sheaves to the drums shall be located to provide fleet angles of not more than ______
    8 degrees
  87. Winch drums for lifeboat falls shall have a diameter at the base of the groove equal to at least ________
    16 times the diameter of the wire rope
  88. In launching a covered lifeboat, what would safely lower the lifeboat from inside the lifeboat cabin?
    Winch remote control wire
  89. What is the accepted standard for wire rope falls used in connection with the lifeboat gear?
    Six by nineteen regular-lay filler wire rope
  90. The falls on gravity davits are ________
  91. Blocks and falls used as lifeboat gear must be designed with a minimum safety factor of _____
    6, based on the maximum working load
  92. According to the regulations for lifeboat falls, which action must be taken at 30-month intervals?
  93. According to the SOLAS regulations, lifeboat falls must be renewed at intervals of how many years?
  94. According to the regulations for lifeboat falls, which action must be taken with the falls no later than 5-year intervalas?
  95. Preventer bars are fitted on lifeboat releasing gear to prevent __________
    accidental unhooking when the falls become slack
  96. On a lifeboat equipped with Rottmer-type releasing gear, turning the releaing lever releases ________
    both falls at the same time even if the boat has not reached the water
  97. To disengage a survivoal craft suspended from the cable above the water, you must pull the safety pin and _______
    pull the hook release handle and use the rachet bar
  98. An "on-load" release system on a survival craft means the cable can be released ______
    at any time
  99. The "off-load" release system on a survival craft is designed to be activated _________
    when there is no load on the cable
  100. You operate the lever shown when the lifeboat is ________. See Diagram: D012SA
  101. What size bilge pump is required for a lifeboat which has a capacity of 675 cubic feet?
  102. In an open lifeboat, the lifeboat compass is usually _______
    placed in a fixed bracket when being used
  103. When using the lifeboat compass, you must be careful to ________
    All of the above

    • a) set it on the centerline of the boat.
    • b) apply the correction for compass error
    • c) keep metal objects away from it
    • d) all of the above
  104. Lifeboat hatchets should be ______
    secured at each end of the boat whith a lanyard
  105. A sweep oar is an oar that is?
    Longer than the others used for steering
  106. The length of the steering oar in a lifeboat is?
    Longer than the rowing oars
  107. The number of rowing oars that must be carried in a motor-propelled open lifeboat on a cargo vessel is?
    Specified by the manufacturer
  108. The steering oar in a lifeboat is?
    Longer than the others and should be lashed to the stern
  109. The steering oar in a lifeboat is usually referred to as the?
    Sweep oar
  110. How should the lifeboat sea painter be rigged?
    Secured to the inboard side of a forward thwart and led inboard of the falls
  111. If a lifeboat is stowed 40 feet above the light water draft and 200 feet from the bow, how long must the sea painter be?
    80 feet
  112. The minimum length of the painter for a lifeboat in ocean service is?
    two times the distance from the boat deck to the light waterline or 50 feet whichever is greater
  113. The painter which is to be attached to the thwart of a lifeboat should?
    Have a long eye splice at the end, and a hardwood toggle should be attached to the thwart with a lanyard
  114. The sea painter is secured in the lifeboat by?
    A turn around a forward thwart with a toggle pin thru the eye
  115. The sea painter of a lifeboat should be led
    Forward and outside of all obstructions
  116. The sea painter of a lifeboat should be secured?
    To an inboard thwart in the forward one-third of the boat
  117. This illustration shows the correct method of securing a? See Diagram: D009SA
    Sea Painter
  118. A sea anchor is
    A cone shaped bag used to slow down the wind drift effect
  119. An emergency sea anchor may be constructed by using
    All of the above

    • a) A boat bucket
    • b) An air tank filled with water
    • c) An oar and canvas weighted down
    • d) All of the above
  120. Due to the shape of the sea anchor, the best way to haul it back aboard is by?
    Its trip line
  121. Spreading oil on the open sea has the effect of
    Preventing the waves crest from breaking
  122. The purpose of the tripping line on a sea anchor is to?
    Aid in its recovery
  123. Using a sea anchor with the survival craft will?
    Reduce your drift rate
  124. When a sea anchor for a lifeb oat is properly rigged, it will?
    Help to prevent broaching
  125. When you stream a sea anchor, you should make sure that the holding line is?
    Long enough to cause the pull to be more horizontal than downward
  126. You are in a lifeboat in a heavy sea. Your boat is dead in the water and unable to make way. To prevent broaching, you should?
    Put out the sea anchor
  127. Your small vessel is broken down and rolling in heavy seas. You can reduce the possibility of capsizing by?
    Rigging a sea anchor
  128. When using a hand held smoke signal from a lifeboat, you should activate the signal?
    On the downwind side
  129. Which statement is TRUE concerning distress signals in a lifeboat?
    Hand held flares and orange smoke signals are required.
  130. Which visual distress signal is acceptable for daylight use only?
    Hand-held orange smoke distress flard
  131. When should you use distress flares and rockets?
    Only when ther is a chance of their being seen by rescue vessels
  132. Which items of lifeboat equipment would be most suitable for night signaling to a ship on the horizon?
    A red parachute flare
  133. How many liters of water per person must be carried in lifeboats on a tankship sailing a coastwise route?
  134. On an oceangoing vessel, for each person a lifeboat (without desalting kits) is certified to carry, the boat must be supplied with?
    3 liters of water
  135. The required amount of water for each person in a lifeboat on an oceangoing vessel, on an international voyage, is?
    3 liters
  136. For each person it is certified to carry, a lifeboat on an oceangoing passenger vessel must be provided with all of the following EXCEPT
    1 life preserver
  137. When the survival craft is supplied with bottles of compressed air they are used for?
    An air supply for personnel
  138. What is NOT a function of the air supply of a covered lifeboat?
    Pressurizes water spray system
  139. When operating the air supply system in a covered lifeboat the
    hatches, doors, and oar ports should be closed
  140. With the air supply on, the air pressure in an enclosed lifeboat will be?
    Greater than outside air pressure
  141. The air cylinder bottles in the survival craft should be refilled with
    Compressed air
  142. Your vessel is equipped with totally enclosed lifeboats. Which statment is TRUE when the boat is enveloped in flames?
    An air tank will provide anbout ten minutes of air for the survivors and the engine
  143. Why are lifeboats usually double-enders?
    They are more seaworthy and less likely to be swamped or broach to.
  144. In order for the automatic lifeboat drain to operate properly?
    The cage must be free of rubbish or the ball may not seat properly
  145. Prior to lowering the lifeboat, the most important item to check is the?
    Boat plug
  146. Upon hearing the abandon ship signal, you put on your life jacket and report to your station. After the cover is removed you board your open lifeboat. The FIRST think to do is to?
    Put the cap on the drain
  147. Aluminum lifeboats are subject to damage by electrolytic corrosion (the aluminum being eaten away). In working around boats of aluminum you must be very careful...
    Not to leave steel or iron tools lying in or near these boats
  148. In order to prevent galvanic corrosion, an aluminum boat must be insulated from the davits and gripes. Which of the following is acceptable as an insulator?
    Hard Rubber
  149. The grab rail of a metal lifeboat is normally located?
    Along the turn of the bilge
  150. What is the purpose of limber holes?
    To allow water in the bilge to get to the boat drain
  151. The survival capsule is manufactured with fire retardant _______
  152. The bottom row of planting next to the keel of a lifeboat is known as the _______
    garboard strake
  153. Most lifeboats are equipped with _____
    Unbalanced rudders
  154. Stretchers are fitted in lifeboats to provide a _______
    Place for rowers to brace their feet
  155. The purpose for the bag or box on top of some survival craft is to?
    Right the craft in case of capsizing
  156. A person referring to the stern sheets of a lifeboat is speaking of?
    The aftermost seating
  157. The purpose of a water spray system on a covered lifeboat is to?
    Keep the lifeboat from reaching combustion
  158. The sprinkler system of an enclosed lifeboat is used to?
    cool the craft in a fire
  159. With the sprinkler system and air system on and all hatches shut, the survival craft will provide protection from a
    fire and toxic environment
  160. The purpose of air tanks in a lifeboat is to?
    Keep the boat afloat if flooded
  161. A fully loaded motor-propelled lifeboat must be capable of attaining a speed of at least ________
    6 knots in smooth water
  162. Which statement is TRUE concerning a motor lifeboat?
    It must be able to maintain a loaded speed of 6 knots.
  163. The engine in a covered lifeboat is fueled with?
    Diesel oil
  164. The survival craft's engine is fueled with?
    Diesel oil
  165. A motor lifeboat shall carry sufficient fuel to operate continuously for a period of?
    24 hours
  166. At a speed of 6 knots the fuel aboard a survival craft should last?
    24 hours
  167. Motor-propelled lifeboats are required to have sufficient fuel to operate continuously at 6 knots for how many hours?
  168. The quantity of fuel required to be carrried in a motor lifeboat is
    The quanity needed for 24 hours of continous operation
  169. Before hydraulic starting of an engine on a covered lifeboat, what need NOT be checked?
    Cold-spark voltage reading test lamp
  170. If the engine of a survival craft does not start, check to see?
    That the fuel valve is open
  171. The backup system on an electric start survival craft is a
    Hand crank
  172. Aboard a survival craft, ether can be used to?
    Start an engine in cold weather
  173. When inspecting a survival craft, you should check to make sure that the?
    Hydraulic pressure is within the specified range
  174. As shown, number 1 operates the _________. See Diagram: D011SA
    Fleming gear
  175. As shown, number 1 operates the ________. See Diagram: D011SA
    Fleming gear
  176. In illustration D011SA, number 1 operates the ________. See Diagram: D011SA
    Fleming gear
  177. The number 2 lifeboat on a tanker would be
    Forwardmost on the port side
  178. The number 2 lifeboat on a tanker would be found
    on the port side
  179. Your vessel has lifeboats on both sides. Lifeboat No. 2 is loceated?
    forward of lifeboat No. 4 on the port side
  180. Number 3 lifeboat would be
    behind boat number 1 on the starboard side
  181. Your vessel has 3 lifeboats on each side. The middle boat on the starboard side is designated as boat number
  182. Your vessel has 3 lifeboats on each side. The middle lifeboat on the port side is designated as boat number
  183. Your vessel has 3 lifeboats on each side. The aftermost boat on the starboard side is designated as boat number?
  184. Your vessel has 3 lifeboats on each side. The aftermost boat on the port side is designated as boat number?
  185. On offshore drilling units, all lifeboats are required to be marked with the?
    Number of persons allowed in the boat
  186. On offshore drilling units, all lifeboats are required to be marked with the
    Name and port of the unit
  187. Which data is NOT painted on the bow of a lifeboat?
    Weight of the boat
  188. The control lever for the mechanical disengaging apparatus in a lifeboat shall
    All of the above

    • a) Be painted bright red
    • b) Be secured to a permanent part of the lifeboat structure
    • c) Have the area surrounding the lever painted white
    • d) All of the above
  189. The lifeboat releasing gear lever should be marked with the words....
  190. In a painting a lifeboat following its overhaul, which parts must be pained bright red?
    The releasing gear lever
  191. The tops of the thwarts, side benches, and the footings of a lifeboat are painted which color?
    International orange
  192. What is the minimum number of deck officers, able seaman or certificated persons required for a lifeboat on a vessel in ocean service?
  193. Which person may command a lifeboat in ocean service?
    All of the above

    • a) Licensed deck officer
    • b) Able seaman
    • c) Certificated person
    • d) All of the above
  194. The abandon ship signal is _________
    More than 6 short blasts and 1 long blast of the ship's whistle and the same signal on the general alarm bells.
  195. The abandon ship signal on the ship's whistle is ....
    More than 6 short blasts and 1 long blast
  196. The signal given to commence lowering the lifeboats is....
    specified on the muster list (station bill)
  197. When whistle signals are used for launching lifeboats, one short blast means......
    "lower all boats"
  198. Traditionally, the signal for fire aboard ship is .....
    continous sounding of the ship's whistle and the general alarm for at least 10 seconds
  199. You hear general alarm and ship's whistle sound or over 10 seconds. Traditionally, this is the signal for....
    fire and emergency
  200. While reading the muster list you see that "3 short blasts on the whistle and 3 short rings on the general alarm bells" is the signal for.....
    dismissal from fire and emergency stations
  201. A certificated lifeboatman assigned to command that lifeboat should.....
    have a list of the persons assigned to the lifeboat
  202. Each crewmember has assigned firefighting station. This assignment is shown on the.....
    Muster list
  203. Fire and abandon ship stations and duties may be found on the...
    Muster list
  204. It is the responsibility of the Master to ensure that......
    temporary personnel and visitors are advised of emergency stations
  205. Seeing that all hands are familiar with their duties, as specified in the muster list, is the responsibility of the....
  206. Which information MUST be entered on the muster list?
    Duties and station of each person during emergencies
  207. Preparation of muster lists and signing of same is the responsibility of the....
    Master of the vessel
  208. The muster list must be posted in conspicuous locations and signed by the.....
  209. Where should muster list be posted?
    All of the Above

    • a) In crew's accommodation spaces
    • b) On the navigating bridge
    • c) In the engine room
    • d) All of the above
  210. The Muster LIst ("Station Bill") shows each person's lifeboat station, duties during abandonment, basic instructions, and....
    All emergency signals
  211. All MODU personnel should be familiar with the survival crafts's.....
    boarding and operating procedures
  212. All personnel should be familiar with the lifeboats...
    boarding and operating procedures
  213. If passengers are on board when an abandon ship drill is carried out, they should.....
    take part
  214. A new crewman reports on board. He must be trained in the use of the ship's lifesaving appliances within what time period?
    2 weeks
  215. The Master of a small passenger vessel must conduct sufficient drills and give sufficient instruction as necessary.....
    To ensure that all crew members are familiar with their duties during emergencies
  216. On a survival craft VHF radio precautions shall be taken to prevent the inadvertent selection of which channel.....
  217. The national distress, safety, and calling frequency is channel.....
  218. You are in a lifeboat broadcasting a distress message. What information whould be essential to your rescuers?
    You position by latitude and longitude
  219. The required portable radio apparatus on an international voyage must be stowed in...
    the radio room, bridge, or protected location
  220. The required portable radio shall be stored in the proper location and be....
    Readily accessible for transfer to a lifeboat
  221. If there are no alternatives for escape, what is the maximum height that the survival craft cold be dropped into the water....
    10 ft.
  222. When launching an open lifeboat by falls, the boathooks should be....
    Used for fending off
  223. A self-righting survival craft will return to an upright position provided that ll personnel....
    are seated with seat belts on and doors shut
  224. Most covered lifeboats will right themselves after capsizing if the....
    passengers are strapped to their seats
  225. If the survival craft is not loaded to full capacity, the personnel should be.....
    loaded equally on both sides with more aft
  226. Who is responsible for lowering the survival craft?
  227. In rough weather, when a ship is able to maneuver, it is best to launch a lifeboat.....
    on the lee side
  228. If you must abandon a righ in VERY HEAVY SEAS, in a survival craft, when should you remove the safety pin and pull the hood release?
    Immediately upon launching
  229. During an abandonment or drill, the first person to arrive at the survival craft should.....
    Open the doors and prepare the craft for boarding
  230. Which sequesnce is correct when launching a lifboat stowed in gravity davits?
    Release gripes, lift brake, release tricing pennants
  231. Which item is of the most use in getting a lifeboat away from a moving ship?
    Boat hook
  232. When hoisting a boat on gravity type davits using an electric motor driven winch, the davits arms should be brought up....
    until just before they make contact with the limit switch, and then hand cranked to their final position
  233. When operating gravity davits, the....
    davits should always be hand cranked the last 12 inches into the final stowed position
  234. While retrieving the survival craft, the engine should be stopped.....
    when the craft clears the water
  235. What is the best procedure for picking up a lifeboat at sea while utilizing the lifeboat's sea painter?
    Place the lifeboat ahead and to leeward of your ship with the wind about broad on the bow of your ship.
  236. When picking up a lifeboat at sea with way on the ship, the sea painter should be secured....
    well forward in the lifeboat
  237. When retrieving the survival craft, the helmsman should instruct the crewman to.....
    check that hooks are fully locked in place
  238. When retrieving the survival craft, the winch operator should stop the winch and check.....
    that the cable has not jumped any groves on the drum
  239. After being launched from MODUs, totally enclosed survival craft which have been afloat over a long period require....
    regular checks of bilge levels
  240. Enclosed lifeboats which have been afloat over a long period of time require....
    regular checks of bilge levels
  241. If water is rising in the bilge of a lifeboat, you should FIRST....
    Check the bilge drain plug
  242. What is one of the FIRST actions you should take after abandoning and clearing away from a vessel?
    Identify the person in charge
  243. If help has not arived in 10-12 hours after you abandon a MODU in a survival craft, you should.....
    shut down the engine(s) and set the sea anchor
  244. If help has not arrived in 10-12 hours after you abandon ship in a lifeboat, you should....
    shut down the engines and set the sea anchor
  245. After you activate your emergency position indicating radio beacon, you should....
    leave it on continuously
  246. When a boat turns broadside to heavy seas and winds, thus exposing the boat to the danger of capsizing, the boat has....
  247. Steering a motor lifeboat broadside to the sea could cause it to....
  248. Steering a survival craft broadside to the sea could cause it to....
  249. If you must land on a beach with an oar-propelled lifeboat through a heavy surf, the recommended method is to....
    Keep the bow into the seas with the sea anchor out over the bow, and row to meet the breaking waves
  250. When a sea anchor is used in landing stern first in a heavy surf, sternway is checked by...
    slacking the tripping line and towing the sea anchor by the holding line
  251. When landing a lifeboat through heavy surf with a strong current running parallel to the beach (from right to left when facing from seaward) the recommended procedure is to...
    rig a drogue with tripping line over the bow, back ashore with drogue tripped between breakers
  252. A right-handed propeller will cause the survival craft to
    walk the stern to port in reverse
  253. When backing a motor propelled lifeboat (right-handed propeller) with the rudder amidships, the stern will back....
    to port
  254. In heavy seas the helmsman should steer the motor lifeboat....
    into the seas
  255. In heavy seas the helmsman shold steer the survival craft....
    into the seas
  256. Knowing the compass heading that is 90o to the side of a MODU will enable the operator of a survival craft to initially steer....
    away in fire and smoke
  257. You have abandoned ship and find yourself aboard a lifeboat in a heavy sea. Your boat is able to make way through the water. To prevent broaching, you should....
    head the boat into the swells to take them at a 30 to 40 degree angle on either bow and run as slow as possible without losing steerage
  258. What should be used to steer an open lifeboat if the rudder becomes lost or damaged?
    Steering oar
  259. If you are forced to abandon ship in a lifeboat, you should
    remain in the immedate vicinity
  260. When abandoning a MODU, after launching the survival craft you should.....
    stay in the immediate area
  261. When abandoning ship, after launching the motor lifeboat you should
    stay in the immediate are
  262. You are in a survival craft broadcasting a distress message. What information would be essential to your rescuers?
    Your position by latitude and longitude
  263. During the towing of a survival craft, a lookout should be on station to....
    release the towline n an emergency
  264. You are heading into the sea during rough weather. Having too much weight forward can cause your small boat to...
    plunge into the wave
  265. When in command of a lifeboat under oars, the command "Backwater" means to...
    row in astern motion
  266. If the coxswain of your lifeboat gives the command "HOLD WATER" you should....
    dip the blade of your oar into the water vertically and hold it perpendicular to the keel line
  267. The boat command that means complete the stroke and level the oars horizontally with the blades trimmed fore and aft is...
  268. The command "Oars" means to...
    complete the stroke and bring the oars horizontal, blades feathered
  269. If the steersman of your lifeboat gives the command "way enough", you should...
    complete the stroke, raise your oar slightly, swing it forward, and place it in the boat
  270. As a vessel changes course to starboard, the compass card in a magnetic compass
    remains alighned with compass north
  271. As a vessel changes course to starboard, the compass card in a magnetic compass...
    remains aligned with compass north
  272. As a vessel changes course to starboard, the compass card in a magnetic compass
    remains alighned with compass north
  273. Compass error is equal to the...
    combined variation and deviation
  274. The compass heading of a vessel differs from the true heading by...
    compass error
  275. The standard magnetic compass heading differs from the true heading by...
    compass error
  276. The compass error of a magnetic compass that has no deviation is.....
    equal to variation
  277. To find a magnetic compass course from a true course you must apply...
    deviation and variation
  278. To find a magnetic compass course from a true course you must apply...
    deviation and variation
  279. If a magnetic compass is not affected by any magnetic field other than the Earth's, which statement is TRUE?
    compass error and variation are equal
  280. The heading of a vessel is indicated by what part of the compass?
    Lubber's line
  281. The lubber's line of a magnetic compass...
    indicates the vessel's heading
  282. The lubber's line on a magnetic compass indicates....
    the direction of the vessel's head
  283. Compass deviation is caused by...
    magnetism within the vessel
  284. Deviation changes with a change in
  285. Deviation in a compass is caused by the
    influence of the magnetic materials of the vessel
  286. Deviation is caused by
    magnetic influence inherent to that particular vessel.
  287. Deviation is the angle between the
    magnetic meridian and the axis of the compass card.
  288. the compass deviation changes as the vessel changes ____
  289. The error in a magnetic compass caused by the vessel's magnetism is called
  290. the horizontal angle between the magnetic meridian and the morth-south line of the magnetic compass is
  291. Error may be introduced into a magnetic compass by
    making a structural change to the vessel, a short circuit near the compass and belt buckles (all of the above)
  292. which would influence a magnetic compass?
    electrical wiring, iron pipe, and radio (all of the above)
  293. the MOST important feature of the material used for making the binnacle of a standard magnetic compass is that it is
  294. When a magnetic compass is not in use for a prolonged period of time it should
    be shielded from direct sunlight
  295. If the compass heading and the magnetic heading are the same then
    there is no deviation on that heading
  296. If the magnetic heading is greater than the compass heading, the deviation is
  297. Magnetic heading differs from compass heading by
  298. To find a magnetic course from a true course you must apply
  299. True heading differs from magnetic heading by
  300. Magnetic variation changes with a change in
    the vessels position
  301. The difference in degrees between true north and magnetic north is called
  302. aThe magnetic compass error which changes with the geographical location of your vessel is called
  303. Variation in a compass is caused by
    magnetism from the earth's magnetic field
  304. Variation is a compass error that you
    cannot correct
  305. Variation is not constant; it is different with every change in
    geographical location
  306. Variation is the angular measurement between
    magnetic meridian and the geographic meridian
  307. The compass rose on a nautical chart indicates both variation and
    annual rate of variation change
  308. You are in a lifeboat when you sight the stars shown. You will be heading due north when you head for Polaris which is indicated by what letter? See Diagram:
  309. A magnetic compass card is marked in how many degrees
  310. How may degrees are there on a compass card?
  311. A vessel heading NNE is on a course of
  312. a vessel heading NE is on a course of
  313. A vessel heading ENE is on a course of
  314. A vessel heading ESE is on a course of
  315. A vessel heading SE is on a course of
  316. A vessel heading SSE is on a course of
  317. A vessel heading SSW is on a course of
  318. A vessel heading SW is on a course of
  319. A vessel heading WSW is on a course of
  320. A vessel heading WNW is on a course of
  321. A vessel heading NW is on a course of
  322. A vessel heading NNW is on a course of
  323. One point of a compass is equal to how many degrees
  324. Eight points of a compass are equal to how many degrees?
  325. How many points are there in a compass card?
  326. If you have an inflateable liferaft container with steel bands around the case, you should
    leave the bands in place
  327. A hydrostatic release mechanism for a liferaft
    must be submerged to a certain depth to release automatically
  328. If the hydrostatic release mechanism for an inflatable liferaft is not periodically serviced and becomes inoperative it will NOT
    free the liferaft from a sinking vessel
  329. On offshore drilling units, each inflatable liferaft that is not intended for davit launching must be stowed so as to float free or be
    equipped with a hydrostatic release
  330. What is the purpose of the hydrostatic release on an inflatable liferaft?
    to release the raft from the cradle automatically as the ship sinks
  331. As a vessel sinks to a depth of 15 feet, the hydrostatic trip releases the liferaft container from its cradle by
    releasing the tie-down strap
  332. Which number indicates the hydrostatic release? (see diagram D015SA)
  333. What prevents an inflated liferaft from being pulled under by a vessel which sinks in water over 100 feet in depth?
    the weak link in the painter line
  334. A new liferaft has been installed on your vessel. The operating cord should be
    attached to the raft stowage cradle or to a secure object nearby with a weak link
  335. The knife on an inflatable liferaft will always be located
    in a special pocket near the forward entrance
  336. The operating cord on an inflatable liferaft also serves as a
  337. The painter of an inflatable liferaft should be
    secured to a permanent object on deck
  338. After abandoning ship, you should deploy the sea anchor from a liferaft to
    stay in the general location
  339. Using a sea anchor will
    reduce youir drift rate
  340. You need to pull the sea anchor back aboard your liferaft. What part of the anchor do you pull on?
    trip line
  341. Signaling devices which are required on inflatable liferafts include
    red flares
  342. What is the maximum length of time that distress flares are approved for?
    3 and 1/2 years
  343. Which distress singal is required for a liferaft in ocean service and could be effectively used to attract the attention of aircraft at night?
    red flares
  344. Signaling devices required on inflatable liferafts include a(n)
    orange smoke signal
  345. A liferaft with a capacity of 8 people used in ocean service is required by regulations to carry
    12 Liters of fresh water
  346. Inflatable liferafts are less maneuverable than lifeboats due to their
    all of the above - shape, shallow draft, and large sail area
  347. The canopy of an inflatable liferaft should
    go into place as the raft is inflated
  348. inflatable liferafts are provided with
    a towing connection
  349. the air spaces in the floor of an inflatable liferaft will provide protection against
    cold water temperatures
  350. generally, what is used to inflate liferafts?
    non-toxic gas
  351. a life line must be connected to the liferaft
    all of the above - at the bow, at the stern, in the middle
  352. Inflatable liferafts are provided with a
    all of teh above - knife, towing connection, lifeline
  353. a feature of an inflatable raft which helps keep people stationary in rough weather is
    lifelines on the inside of the raft
  354. the inside light in an inflatable liferaft is turned on
    automatically as the liferaft inflates
  355. the lights on the outside of the canopy on an inflatable liferaft operate
    automatically when the raft is inflated
  356. all inflatable liferafts have
    water stabilizing pockets
  357. the water pockets located on the underside of inflatable liferafts
    act as stabilizers by filling with sea water as soon as the raft is inflated and upright
  358. water pockets on the underside of an inflatable liferaft are for
  359. what is placed on the under side of an inflatable liferaft to help prevent it from being skidded by the wind or overturned?
    water pockets
  360. hand holds or straps on the underside of an inflatable liferaft are provided
    to right the raft if it capsizes
  361. the capacity of any liferaft on board a vessel can be determined by
    examining the plate on the outside of the raft container
  362. inflatable liferafts on vessels on an international voyage must be able to carry at least
    6 persons
  363. if your vessel is equipped with inflatable liferafts, how should they be maintained?
    have them sent ashore to an approved maintenance facility annually
  364. Inflatable liferafts carried on passenger vessels must be annually
    sent to a Coast Guard approved service facility
  365. who should inspect and test an inflatable liferaft?
    an approved service facility
  366. On inflatable liferafts, the operating cord should be renewed by
    an approved servicing facility
  367. inflatable liferafts must be overhauled and inspected at a US Coast Guard approved service facility every
    12 months
  368. inflatable liferafts shall be serviced at an approved servicing facility every 12 months or not later than the next vessel inspection for certification. However, the total elapsed time between servicing cannot exceed
    17 months
  369. on offshore drilling units, each inflatable liferaft must be serviced every
    12 months
  370. your cargo vessel's Certification of Inspection expires 30 April 2002. One of your inflatable liferafts was last serviced in January 2002. The raft must be reinspected no later than
    January, 2003
  371. Your ship is sinking rapidly. A container containing an inflatable liferaft has bobbed to the surface upon functioning of the hydrostatic release. Which action should you take?
    take no action because the painter will cause the liferaft to inflate and open the container.
  372. An inflatable liferaft is hand-launched by _______
    throwing the entire container overboard
  373. An inflatable liferaft can be launched by ___
    throwing the entire container overboard and then pulling on the operating cord to inflate the raft.
  374. An inflatable liferaft should be manually released from its cradle by
    pushing the button on the hydrostatic release
  375. under normal conditions a liferaft is released from its cradle by
    pushing the plunger on the center of the hydrostatic release
  376. after you have thrown the liferaft and stowage container into the water, you inflate the liferaft by
    pulling on the painter line
  377. the bosun has thrown the liferaft into the water before abandoning the vessel. The operating cord
    serves as a sea painter
  378. to launch a liferaft by hand you should
    throw the liferaft over the side and pull the operating cord
  379. if an inflatable liferaft is to be released manually, where should the operating cord be attached before throwing the raft overboard?
    attach the cord to a fixed object on the ship.
  380. the most important thing to remember when launching an inflatable liferaft by hand is to
    ensure that the operating cord is secured to the vessel
  381. which operation should be done when launching an inflatable liferaft by hand?
    make sure the operating cord is secured to the vessel before throwing it over the side
  382. an inflatable liferaft is thrown into the water from a sinking vessel. What occurs automatically after the painter trips the CO2 bottles to inflate the raft?
    the sea anchor deploys
  383. An inflatable liferaft should be lifted back aboard the ship by using
    the towing bridle
  384. which statement is TRUE concerning an inflatable liferaft?
    all of the above - the floor may be inflated for insulation from cold water, crew members can jump into the raft without damaging it, the raft may be boarded before it is fully inflated
  385. after launching, an inflatable raft should be kept dry inside by
    using the bailers and cellulose sponge
  386. after abandoning ship which action should be taken IMMEDIATELY upon entering a liferaft?
    get clear of the ship
  387. you board an inflatable liferaft that has been hand launched from a sinking vessel. What should you do FIRST after everyone is onboard the liferaft?
    cut the painter
  388. you have hand launched an inflatable liferaft. What should be one of your FIRST actions after all persons have boarded the liferaft?
    cut the sea painter and clear the vessel
  389. your liferaft is to leeward of a fire on the water and riding to its seach anchor you should FIRST
    boat the sea anchor
  390. What should you do with your emergency position indicating radio beacon if you are in a liferaft in a storm?
    bring it inside the liferaft and leave it on.
  391. You have abandoned ship in rough weather. After picking up other survivors in your liferaft, what should you do next?
    close up the enterances
  392. You are at sea in an inflatable liferaft. In high latitudes, the greatest danger is
    hypothermia caused by cold temperatures
  393. while adrift in an inflatable liferaft in hot, tropical weather
    deflating the floor panels may help to cool personnel
  394. you have abandoned ship in tropical waters. Which procedures should be used during a prolonged period in a raft?
    All of the above - wet clothes during the day to decrease perspiration, get plenty of rest, keep the enterance curatains open
  395. you have abandoned ship and are in an inflatable raft that has just inflated. You hear a continous hissing coming from a fitting in a buoyancy tube. What is the cause of this?
    Excess inflation pressure is bleeding off and should soon stop
  396. you have just abandoned ship and boarded a raft. After the raft is completely inflated, you hear a whistling noise coming from a safety valve. You should
    not become alarmed unless it continues for a long period of time
  397. immediately after abandoning a vessel, lookouts should be posted aboard liferafts to look for
    survivors in the water
  398. what is one of the FIRST things you would do on boarding an inflatable liferaft?
    pick up other survivors
  399. you have abandoned your vessel, you are in a liferaft and have cleared away from your vessel. One of the first actions should be to
    search for survivors
  400. when personnel are lifted by a helicopter from an inflatable liferaft, the personnel on the raft should
    deflate the floor of the raft to reduce the danger of the raft overturning
  401. If more than one raft is manned after the vessel has sunk, you should
    tie the rafts together and try to stay in a single group
  402. If, for any reason, it is necessary to abandon ship while far out to sea, it is important that the crew members should
    remain together in the area because rescuers will start searching at the vessels last known position
  403. You have abandoned ship. There are several rafts in the water. One of the FIRST things to do it
    secure the rafts together to keep them from drifting apart
  404. a liferaft which has inflated bottom-up on the water
    should be righted by standing on the carbon dioxide cylinder, holding the righting straps, and leaning backward
  405. If the liferaft capsizes, all personnel should leave the raft and
    right the raft using the righting strap
  406. you are in the process of righting an inflatable liferaft that has inflated in an upside down position. Which statement is TRUE?
    swim out from under the raft in a face up position to keep your life preservers clear of the raft
  407. in each inflatable liferaft, what equipment is provided to make quick, emergency, temporary repairs to large holes in the raft?
    several various-sized sealing clamps.
  408. Puncture leaks in the lower tubes or bottom of an inflatable liferaft should FIRST be stopped by using
    sealing clamps
  409. if you reach shore in a liferaft, the first thing to do is
    drag the raft ashore and lash it down for a shelter
  410. you have abandoned ship and, after two days in a liferaft, you can see an aircraft near the horizon apparently carrying out a search pattern. You should
    use visual distress signals in conjunction with the EPIRB
  411. What is the primary advantage of a davit-launched liferaft in comparison to an inflatable liferaft?
    the davit-launch liferaft enables personnel to enter the raft without having to enter the water
  412. the davit launched liferaft can be boarded
    at the deck
  413. to assure safe boarding and launching of a davit-launched liferaft from a MODU, preparation should include
    removing any side protective rails and checking that the overside and surface level are clear
  414. the davit aboard a MODU is used to
    lower the liferaft down with its full complement
  415. to inflate a davit launched liferaft you
    pull the inflation lanyard
  416. if a davit launched liferaft aboard a MODU cannot be launched because of damage to the davit, you should
    roll the liferaft over the side
  417. personnel boarding a davit launched liferaft from a MODU should be checked to assure that they are not in possession of or wearing
    sharp objects that may puncture or damage the liferaft
  418. when a davit-launched raft is lowered from a MODU, upon becoming waterborne, the raft is released by
    the effects of buoyancy removing the weight of the raft from the hook
  419. prior to boarding from a MODU, a davit-launched lferaft should be well ventilated of excess
    carbon dioxide gas
  420. a rigid lifesaving device designed to support survivors in the water is a
    life float
  421. on a rigid liferaft (SOLAS B pack) which is equipped with all of the required equipment you may NOT find a
    fishing kit
  422. the life jackets on all vessels shall be
    readily available
  423. which statement is TRUE concerning life preservers (type I personal flotation devices)?
    life preservers are designed to turn an unconscious persons face clear of the water
  424. which statement is TRUE concerning life jackets which are severely damaged?
    they should be replaced
  425. Kapok life jackets should NOT be
    all of the above - stowed near open flame or where smoking is permitted, used as seats, pillows, or foot rests, left on open decks
  426. which statment is TRUE concerning life preservers?
    Kapok life preservers must have vinyl-covered pad inserts
  427. each life jacket light that has a non-replaceable power source must be replaced
    on or before the expiration date of the power source
  428. life preservers must be marked with the
    vessel's name
  429. with the exception of a Coast Guard approved commercial hybrid Personal Flotation Device (PFD), which type of life preserver must be carried for each person on board an uninspected passenger vessel?
    Type I
  430. Each buoyant work vest must be
    US Coast Guard approved
  431. Coast Guard approved buoyant work vests
    should be used when carrying out duties near a weather decks edge.
  432. when may a work vest be substituted for a required life preserver?
    At no time
  433. Which statement is TRUE concerning buoyant work vests aboard tank vessels?
    they must be used only under the supervision of a designated ship's officer
  434. Which statement is TRUE concerning work vests on a small passenger vessel?
    they must be stowed separately from approved life jackets
  435. how is the external flotation bladder of an immersion suit inflated?
    it is inflated by blowing through an inflation tube
  436. the external flotation bladder of an immersion suit should be inflated
    upon entry into the water
  437. 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 manufacturers instructions
  438. an immersion suit must be equipped with a(n)
    whistle, light, and retroreflective material
  439. which statment about immersion suits is TRUE?
    immersion suits must have a PFD light attached to the front shoulder area
  440. which is TRUE concerning immersion suits and their use?
    they provide sufficient flotation to do away with the necessity of wearing a life jacket
  441. 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
  442. what statement about immersion suits is TRUE?
    no stowage container for immersion suits may be capable of being locked
  443. 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.
  444. Ring life buoys used aboard a small passenger vessel on oceans or coastwise routes are required to be what color?
  445. a vessel must have one approved ring life buoy on board if its length is over how many feet?
    26 feet
  446. your passenger vessel is 130 feet (40 m) long and is alternatively equipped for operating in river service. The number of ring life buoys required for your vessel is
  447. what is the minimum number of ring life buoys required on board a 275 foot cargo vessel engaged in coastwise trade, under the alternatives for cargo vessels in a specified service?
  448. how many ring life buoys should a 700 foot cargo cessel, not subject to SOLAS, navigating the Great Lakes carry?
  449. which vessel is NOT required to carry a rocket-type line throwing appliance?
    an ocean-going vessel of 140 GT
  450. your 600 GT vessel must carry a line-throwing appliance if it is certificated for
    coastwise service
  451. Line throwing appartus aboard ship must contain
    four rockets, two of which shall be the buoyant type
  452. your vessel is required to have an impulse-projected line throwing appliance. The auxiliary line must
    have a breaking strength of 9000 lbs
  453. the breaking strength of the service lines of the rockets used with an impulse-projected, rocket type line throwing appliance is
    500 lbs
  454. What is a FALSE statement concerning the line throwing appliance on a vessel?
    the auxiliary line must be of a light color
  455. a drill must be conducted in the use of the line throwing appliance at least once in every
    3 months
  456. All self-propelled vessels on an international voyage must be equipped with how many Emergency Position Indicating Radiobeacons (EPIRB)?
    one approved category 1 EPIRB
  457. which type of EPIRB must each ocean-going ship carry?
    Category 1
  458. Which vessel greater than 100 GT is NOT required to have an EPIRB?
    a non self-propelled vessel in tow
  459. Category 1 EPIRBs transmit on frequencies that are monitored by
    orbiting satellites in space
  460. When will the float-free emergency position indicating radio beacon be activated after abandoning ship?
    immediately after floating free
  461. The emergency position indicating radio beacon on a cargo vessel must be stowed
    so that it will float free if the vessel sinks
  462. each EPIRB shall be tested using the integrated test circuit and output indicator every
  463. the MAster shall insure that the Emergency Position Indicating Radio beacon (EPIRB) is
    tested monthly
  464. by regulation, orange smoke distress signals will expire not more than how many months from the date of manufacture?
    42 months
  465. 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 or plane in the area
  466. when you are firing a pyrotechnic distress signal, it should be aimed
    at greater than 60 degrees above the horizon
  467. when using a hand held smoke signal aboard a survival craft, you should activate the signal
    on the downwind side of the craft
  468. each lifeboat must be lowered and maneuvered in the water at least once every
    3 months
  469. the Master of the cargo or tank vessel shall be responsible that each lifeboat, except those free-fall launched, is lowered to the water with crew and maneuvered at least once every
    3 months
  470. if the OCMI has NOT granted an extension, free-fall lifeboats must be lowered into the water and launched with the assigned crew at least once every
    6 months
  471. on off-shore drilling units, each EPIRB or SART must be tested once every
  472. all lifeboats, rescue boats, and rigid-type liferafts shall be stripped, cleaned, and thoroughly overhauled at least once every
  473. on offshore drilling units, the lifeboats' fuel tanks must be emptied and the fuel changed at least once every
    12 months
  474. limit switches, winches, falls, etc.. must be thoroughly inspected at least every
    12 months
  475. you must have sex with your wife
    at least every day
  476. you must woo her and give her romance at least every
    time you get the chance - she is totally in love with you. :)