Summer 2016 Proceedings
1. A. You must sound a prolonged blast. Incorrect answer.
B. You must sound three short blasts. Incorrect answer.
C. You must sound a long blast. Incorrect answer.
D. No signal is required. Correct answer.
Reference: International Rule 34.
The COLREGS do not require a vessel to sound any specific signal when
leaving a dock or berth as required in Inland Rule 34(g).
2. A. spraying foam on a bulkhead and
letting it flow down and over a pool
of burning oil
B. cooling adjacent bulkheads with
water to prevent the spread of the fire
C. bouncing a straight stream of water
off the overhead to create spray effect
D. flooding a paint locker with CO
sealing the compartment
Reference: Marine Fire Prevention, Firefighting and Fire Safety, Maritime
Administration, page 202.
"An indirect attack is employed when it is impossible for firefighters to reach the seat
of the fire." The incorrect choices represent a direct attack on a fire.
3. A. in the Notice to
B. on the chart Incorrect answer.
C. in the Coast Pilot Incorrect answer.
D. on the Light List Correct answer.
Reference: Light List, Introduction, Other Short Range Aids to Navigation, page XV.
"Seasonal aids to navigation are placed into service or changed at specific times of the year."
4. A. 5,280 lbs. Incorrect answer.
B. 7,700 lbs. Incorrect answer.
C. 12,200 lbs. Incorrect answer.
D. 14,400 lbs. Correct answer.
Reference: American Merchant Seaman's Manual, Hayler and Keever, 17
Edition, pages 1-13.
B = Breaking strength of manila in pounds
900 is a constant.
C = Circumference in inches
B = 900 × C
B = 900 × 4
B = 14,400 lbs.