Spring 2016 Proceedings
Prepared by NMC Deck
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?
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
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.