Proceedings Of The Marine

SPR 2016

Proceedings magazine is a communication tool for the Coast Guard's Marine Safety & Security Council. Each quarterly magazine focuses on a specific theme of interest to the marine industry.

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65 Spring 2016 Proceedings www.uscg.mil/proceedings Prepared by NMC Deck Examination Team Nautical Deck Queries Nautical Deck Queries 1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND: Which vessel would sound a fog signal consisting of the ringing of a bell for 5 seconds? A. a vessel engaged in fshing, at anchor B. a vessel restricted in its ability to maneuver, at anchor C. a sailing vessel, at anchor D. all of the above 2. You are en route to assist vessel A. Vessel A is underway at 6 knots on course 133°T, and bears 042° at a range of 105 miles. What is the course to steer at 10 knots to intercept vessel A? A. 063° B. 068° C. 073° D. 079° 3. You're on a ship that has broken down and is preparing to be taken in tow. You will use your anchor cable as part of the towline. Which statement is TRUE? A. The anchor cable should be veered enough to allow the towline connection to be just forward of your bow. B. The anchor cable should be veered enough to allow the towline connection to be immediately astern of the towing vessel. C. The strain of the tow is taken by the riding pawl, chain stopper, and anchor windlass brake. D. The anchor cable should be led out through a chock, if possible, to avoid a sharp nip at the hawsepipe lip. 4. Which statement is TRUE about sail shape? A. You can move the belly up in a mainsail by easing the luff tension. B. A high-aspect ratio Marconi mainsail is more effcient for downwind sailing than a gaff-rigged mainsail. C. You can reduce the belly in a boomed mainsail by easing the sheet. D. You should put more belly in a sail in light airs than in a strong breeze. Q uestions

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