PSSR Questions

Upon hearing the signal for "Fire & Emergency" a crewmember should proceed to his/her:a) Fire & Emergency stationb) Abandon ship stationc) Bridged) Engine Room

a) Fire & Emergency station

How would a new crewmember find out what his/her fire & emergency duties are?

d) Check the Station Bill

Upon discovery of fire, flooding or any other emergency the general alarm should be sounded. True or False?

True

A continuous blast of the ship's whistle for not less than 10 seconds supplemented by the continuous ringing of the general alarm bells for not less than 10 seconds is:a) The abandon ship signalb) The lifeboat station signalc) The fire and emergency signald) The man overboard signal

c) The fire and emergency signal

In the event of witnessing a crew member falling overboard one should:a) Sound the general alarmb) Report to the bridge and inform the masterc) Toss a life ring, keep the victim in sight and shout "Man overboard, (port/starboard) side!"d) Launch the ship's rescue boat

c) Toss a life ring, keep the victim in sight and shout "Man overboard, (port/starboard) side!

What International Regulation requires a Company to create procedures to prepare for and respond to emergency situations?

c) ISM Code

Plastic may be discharged:a) 12 - 25 nm offshoreb) 25 - 50 nm offshorec) 50 nm offshored) None of the above

d) None of the above

Regardless of local requirements/regulations, when in a U.S. port, all oil spills must be reported toa) Environmental Protection Agencyb) Minerals Management Servicec) National Response Center (USCG)d) All of the Above

c) National Response Center (USCG)

In reference to accidental oil pollution, the most critical time during bunkering is when ___.a) you first start to receive fuelb) hoses are being blown downc) final topping off is occurringd) hoses are being disconnected

c) final topping off is occurring

Willful violations of the MARPOL 73/78 Annex V (garbage regulations) can result in the maximum penalty of:a) A verbal reprimandb) A written citation and fine of up to $5,000c) Fines up to $10,000 and 1 month in prisond) Fines up to $25,000 and 6 years in prison

d) Fines up to $25,000 and 6 years in prison

Which piece of equipment is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) designed to protect employees in the workplace:a) respiratorb) safety gogglesc) ear plugsd) A, B & C

d) A, B & C

Before entering a tank of space in which the O2 content is unknown a crewmember should?a) Test the space for oxygenb) Test for toxic vaporsc) Wear an SCBA if entering the spaced) A, B & C

d) A, B & C

Who is responsible for safety aboard ship:a) The Masterb) The Company safety representativec) The safety officer onboardd) Everyone onboard

d) Everyone onboard

Single ear protection is required for noise levels of:a) 45-60 dBb) 84-104 dBc) 105-120 dBd) 225-235 dB

b) 84-104 dB

If a crewmember needed to determine the properties and potential hazards of a material or product he/she should refer to the:a) MSDSb) OSHAc) NIOSHd) PPE

a) MSDS (material safety data sheet)

Even confined spaces that do not hold cargo should not be entered until the atmosphere is checked because:a) Oxidation can use up the available oxygen from the atmosphereb) Most hazardous/explosive vapors are very permeable and will leach into confined spacesc) Oxygen is heavier than the rest of the atmosphere and will settle out to the bottom of the spaced) Hazardous vapors will give off an odor, as long as there is no odor you can enter without checking the atmosphere

a) Oxidation can use up the available oxygen from the atmosphere

When communicating with others:a) The single biggest problem is a lack of a common core of experienceb) Verbal communication is the best way to exchange ideasc) The three main barriers are mental, physical and languaged) Only 20 % of communication is visual

a) The single biggest problem is a lack of a common core of experience

If you use obscene, indecent, or profane language over the radiotelephone, you can be ______.a) assessed a fine of up to $5,000, imprisonment of up to three years, or both.b) assessed a fine not to exceed $11,000, imprisonment of not more than two years, or both.c) assessed a fine not to exceed $20,000d) imprisoned up to five years

b) assessed a fine not to exceed $11,000, imprisonment of not more than two years, or both.

The single largest barrier to effective communication is?a) Lack of a common core of experience.b) Foreign nationals who don't speak English.c) Difficulty hearing due to noisy work environment.d) Fear of asking superiors for clarification.

a) Lack of a common core of experience.

Over 80% of communication is?a) Verbalb) Visualc) Mentald) Physical

b) Visual

It is required that you have _____ hours of rest in every 24 hour period:a) 10b) 8c) 12d) 6

a) 10

Respect for individual rights fosters:a) Safe workplaceb) Efficient work environmentc) Teamworkd) All of the above

d) All of the above

Alcohol and drug abuse plays a significant factor in maritime casualties:a) TRUEb) FALSE

a) TRUE

Human relations aboard ship:a) Do not matter so long as the job gets doneb) Play an important part in how well people work togetherc) Require that you do whatever your superior tells youd) Require you to speak English

b) Play an important part in how well people work together

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 __________.a) abandon shipb) dismissal from fire and emergency stationsc) fire and emergencyd) man overboard

b) dismissal from fire and emergency stations

Each person on the vessel has a designated area to proceed to in the event of a fire. This assignment is shown clearly on the vessel's __________.a) fire fighting planb) shipping articlesc) Certificate of Inspectiond) Muster List ("Station Bill")

d) Muster List ("Station Bill")

What should be your FIRST action if you discover a fire aboard ship?a) Sound the alarm.b) Attempt to put out the fire.c) Confine it by closing doors, ports, vents, etc.d) Call the Master.

a) Sound the alarm.

You hear the general alarm and ship's whistle sound for over 10 seconds. Traditionally, this is the signal for __________.a) abandon shipb) dismissal from fire and emergency stationsc) fire and emergencyd) man overboard

c) fire and emergency

If you see an individual fall overboard, you should __________.a) throw him/her a life buoyb) hail "man overboard"c) pass the word to the bridged) All of the above

d) All of the above

Statistics suggest that around 20% of all shipping accidents are caused by human error.a) Trueb) False

b) False

After making the required notification that a large oil spill into the water has occurred, the FIRST action should be to __________.a) apply straw or sawdust on the oilb) contain the spread of the oilc) throw grains of sand into the oild) have the vessel move out of the spill area

b) contain the spread of the oil

A vessel to which Annex V to MARPOL 73/78 applies is located in a MARPOL designated special area, 14 nautical miles from nearest land. What type of garbage is permitted to be discharged?a) Food wasteb) Paper productsc) Glass ground to less than 1"d) Metal ground to less than 1

a) Food waste

If you fail to notify the Coast Guard of an oil spill, you may be imprisoned up to __________.a) 1 yearb) 2 yearsc) 3 yearsd) 5 years

d) 5 years

Vessels to which Annex V to MARPOL 73/78 applies may discharge garbage containing plastics __________.a) 5 nautical miles from nearest landb) 12 nautical miles from nearest landc) 25 nautical miles from nearest landd) None of the above

d) None of the above

Occupational health programs include:a) Hearing conservationb) Asbestos exposure controlc) Personal protective equipmentd) All of the above

d) All of the above

Before use, every item of protective equipment should be inspected for _____.a) visible wearb) missing partsc) dirt and damaged) A, B & C

d) A, B & C

Special precautions and procedures are required aboard ship because the risks of electrical shock are much higher than work ashore.a) Trueb) False

a) True

Every Company is required to develop, implement and maintain a Safety Management System under what regulation _____.a) OPA 90b) MARPOLc) ISM Coded) OSHA

c) ISM Code

Double ear protection is required for noise levels of:a) Under 84 dBb) 84-104 dBc) Over 105 dBd) Over 150 dB

c) Over 105 dB

Common engineering controls used to remove or dilute air contaminants include all of the following EXCEPT:a) Dilution ventilationb) Local exhaust ventilationc) Respiratorsd) Isolation

c) Respirators

Effective communication ________.a) only consists of a verbal transfer of information between a sender and a recipientb) is vital in the transfer of knowledge and understandingc) is impossible when a ship has a multinational crewd) is verbal over 80 % of time

b) is vital in the transfer of knowledge and understanding

According to the CFR's, in-order to get a license or a document an applicant must demonstrate an ability to speak and understand English, only as found in the navigation rules, aids to navigation publications, emergency equipment instructions, machinery instructions, and radiotelephone communications instructions.a) Trueb) False

a) True

A Communication Barrier is anything that might interfere, block or degrade communication. An example of an internal barrier could be:a) Weatherb) Radio Failurec) Attituded) Distance

c) Attitude

In order to keep the Bridge-Team properly informed, precise communication must take place. This means that the information must be _________.a) Clear/Conciseb) Immediatec) Relevantd) All of the above

d) All of the Above

In terms of vessel manning, a watch is the __________.a) direct performance of deck or engine operations in a scheduled and fixed rotationb) performance of maintenance work necessary for the vessel's safe operation, on a daily basisc) performance of lookout dutiesd) direct performance of cargo loading and discharge operations only

a) direct performance of deck or engine operations in a scheduled and fixed rotation

It is required that your daily hours of rest not be divided into more than 2 periods, one must be at least _____ hours in length.a) 10b) 8c) 12d) 6

d) 6

The Articles of Agreement __________.a) is also known as a Merchant Mariner's Documentb) designates the quarters a seaman will occupy during a voyagec) advises the crew of the conditions of employmentd) are signed by each crewmember at the end of the voyage

c) advises the crew of the conditions of employment

Following a Serious Marine Incident, _________ is required to submit a urine specimen for drug testing.a) the vessel's Masterb) a mariner directly involved in the incidentc) the entire crewd) None of the above

c) the entire crew

The Muster List ("Station Bill") shows each person's lifeboat station, duties during abandonment, basic instructions, and __________.a) all emergency signalsb) instructions for lowering the lifeboatsc) the time each weekly drill will be heldd) work schedule

a) all emergency signals

The signal given to commence lowering the lifeboats is __________.a) 3 short blasts of the ship's whistleb) 1 short blast of the ship's whistlec) 3 long blasts of the ship's whistled) 1 long blast of the ship's whistle

b) 1 short blast of the ship's whistle

You are on watch at night in port and discover a fire in #1 hatch. Which action should you take FIRST?a) Advise the Chief Mate and Master.b) Release carbon dioxide into the hatch.c) Sound the general alarm.d) Lead a fire hose to the hatch.

c) Sound the general alarm.

The abandon ship signal on the ship's whistle is __________.a) 6 short blasts and 1 long blastb) more than 6 short blastsc) more than 6 short blasts and 1 long blastd) 1 long blast of at least 10 seconds

c) more than 6 short blasts and 1 long blast

The key to rescuing a man overboard is __________.a) good communicationb) a dedicated crewc) good equipmentd) well-conducted drills

d) well-conducted drills

The ISM Code requires:a) the reporting of non-conformitiesb) the assignment of a "designated person" ashorec) the creation of a Safety Management Systemd) All of the above

d) All of the above

A vessel to which Annex V to MARPOL 73/78 applies is 24 nautical miles from the nearest land. Which type of garbage is prohibited from being discharged?a) Glassb) Crockeryc) Metald) Dunnage

d) Dunnage

Which statement concerning an accidental oil spill in the navigable waters of the U.S. is TRUE?a) The Corps of Engineers is responsible for the clean up of the spill.b) The Department of Interior is responsible for the clean up of the spill.c) A warning broadcast must be made by radiotelephone.d) The person in charge must report the spill to the Coast Guard.

d) The person in charge must report the spill to the Coast Guard.

Your vessel is at a dock taking bunkers. If oil begins to flow out of a tank vent, what should you do FIRST?a) Open the intake valve to an adjacent tank.b) Set out drip pans and sawdust and begin to mop up the spill.c) Signal the shore control point to shut down.d) Close the valve on the tank vent line.

c) Signal the shore control point to shut down.

How is the Master or operator of a vessel required to keep the crew informed of the regulations concerning the discharging of garbage overboard?a) Give each crewmember a copy of ANNEX V of MARPOL.b) Call an all hands meeting before sailing.c) Keep placards prominently posted.d) Have each person read and sign a copy of the regulations.

c) Keep placards prominently posted.

Personal protective equipment should be ______.a) replaced when badly scratched or damagedb) stored in a clean, dry placec) cleaned and disinfected after used) A, B & C

d) A, B & C

The oxygen indicator is an instrument that measures the __________.a) amount of oxygen in the atmosphere of a confined spaceb) amount of combustible gas as a percentage of the lower explosive limit in a confined spacec) concentration of CO2 as a percentage of oxygen in a confined spaced) None of the above

a) amount of oxygen in the atmosphere of a confined space

OSHA rules and regulations do not apply to commercial ships inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard.a) Trueb) False

a) True

The objective of the ISM Code is to _____.a) insure safety at seab) prevention of human injury or loss of lifec) avoidance of damage to the environmentd) All of the above

d) All of the above

RED and BLACK Hazardous Noise signs or stickers are used to mark noise hazards.a) Trueb) False

b) False

What is the minimum safe oxygen level for personnel in a confined space?a) 20.8%b) 19.5%c) 16%d) 14%

b) 19.5%

All of the following can be identified as communication barriers, EXCEPT:a) Personalb) Semanticc) Physicald) Social

d) Social

STCW requires that ________ to be capable of speaking English.a) the Master and all Deck Officersb) the Chief Engineer and all Engine Officersc) all unlicensed deck crewd) All of the above

d) All of the above

For effective communication to occur, communication barriers must be overcome.a) Trueb) False

a) True

What is an example of non-verbal communication?a) touchb) clothing that is wornc) the pitch and inflection of a person's voiced) All of the above

d) All of the above

Shipping articles are a contract of agreement between the members of the crew and the __________.a) Charterersb) Coast Guardc) Masterd) vessel's owner

c) Master

It is required that your daily hours of rest not be divided into more than _____ periods.a) 1b) 2c) 3d) 4

b) 2

There are some very basic guidelines for people work and live together as closely as occurs aboard ship to follow, such as respect another persons' privacy.a) TRUEb) FALSE

a) TRUE

A mariner is presumed to be intoxicated if his or her Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is greater that or equal to ______%.a) 0.02b) 0.04c) 0.06d) 0.08

b) 0.04