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What must the owner or Master do if any of the towing vessel's required navigational safety equipment fails during a voyage? Enter its failure in the log or other on board record Repair it at the earliest practicable time Consider the state of the equipment in deciding whether it is safe for the vessel to proceed All of the above.
Which statement(s) is/are TRUE concerning radio equipment on towing vessels of 26 feet or more in length? Each radio operator must hold an FCC-issued restricted operator's license, or higher. The vessel must have a ship-radio-station license issued by the FCC. Maintain a continuous listening watch on VHF channel 16 and the bridge-to-bridge channel. All of the above.
The owner or Master of a towing vessel that is operating within a Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) area must report specific information to the service. Which of the following choices is not required to be reported? the type of credential he/she holds and its serial number shortage of personnel, lack of charts, maps or other required publications any characteristics of the vessel that affect its maneuverability any malfunction of propulsion machinery, steering gear, radar, gyrocompass or depth-sounder, if installed
If you are the Master of a towing vessel who’s only working radar no longer functions, what must you do? Notify the Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection (OCMI) if you cannot repair it within 48 hours. Notify the Captain of the Port (COTP) if you cannot repair it within 96 hours. Moor the vessel until it is repaired. Anchor the vessel until it is repaired.
Which towing vessel(s) is/are exempt from carrying radar? A vessel used solely for pollution response or assistance towing. A vessel used solely in a limited area, such as a barge fleeting area. A vessel exempted, in writing, by the Captain of the Port. All of the above.
Which piece of navigational safety equipment is NOT required on towing vessels over 12 meters in length, provided that the vessel remains within the navigable waters of the U.S.? Searchlight GPS receiver VHF-FM radio(s) Charts or maps of the areas to be transited
Towing vessels of more than 39.4 feet in length must carry charts or maps __________. of the current edition or currently corrected edition of the area to be navigated with enough detail to make safe navigation possible All of the above.
The owner or Master of a towing vessel shall ensure that all tests and inspections of gear take place and are logged __________. weekly, before 0000 Sunday on each watch, immediately before being relieved daily, at 1200 local zone time before embarking on a voyage of more than 24 hours
The owner or Master of a towing vessel shall ensure that all tests and inspections of gear take place and are logged __________. daily, at 0800 local zone time when a new Master assumes command weekly, before 2400 Saturday immediately after assuming the watch
The test of a towing vessel's steering gear control system includes each item EXCEPT __________. visual inspection of the steering linkage verification that the rudder angle indicator shows the actual position of the rudder(s) a test from the alternative power supply, if installed timing the movement of the rudder from hard over to hard over
Which navigational equipment is required to be tested and logged before a towing vessel embarks on a voyage of more than 24 hours? All required navigational equipment, without exception Radar(s) and VHF radio(s) GPS receiver(s) Compass and/or swing meter
Which installed equipment must be tested and logged when a new Master assumes command? Navigational lights and search lights Internal communications, including sound-powered telephones Vessel control alarms All of the above.
When the owner or Master inspects his/her towing vessel before embarking on a voyage of more than 24 hours, he/she must check all terminal gear EXCEPT __________. quick release towing hook and control system, to see that it operates properly the connection of the bridle and towing pendant chafing gear the winch brake, if installed
The owner or Master of a towing vessel must ensure that each person that directs and controls the movement of the vessel knows all of the following EXCEPT __________. how to apply variation and deviation to readings from a magnetic compass the speed and direction of any current for the area being transited the ownership of the vessel(s) being towed the effects of maneuvering on the vessel and its tow
The owner or Master of a towing vessel shall ensure that each person that directs and controls the movement of the vessel can accurately fix the vessel's position using all of the following EXCEPT __________. installed navigational equipment buoys alone all available aids to navigation depths soundings and hydrographic contour lines
The owner or Master of a towing vessel shall ensure that each person that directs and controls the movement of the vessel can accomplish all of the following EXCEPT __________. reduce speed only where local speed limits are posted evaluate the danger of each closing visual or radar contact enter all required test and inspection results in the vessel's log or other record carried on board adjust speed with due regard for the weather and visibility
Your vessel will be entering the navigable waters of the United States. You are required by regulations to __________. correct the charts of the area to be transited using the Notice(s) to Mariners or foreign equivalent reasonably available test the primary and secondary steering systems no more than 8 hours before entering have a copy of Radio Navigational Aids check the magnetic compass for the correct deviation
Which information is NOT required to be posted in or near the wheelhouse? For vessels with a fixed propeller, a table of shaft RPMs for a representative range of speeds Stopping time and distance from full speed while maintaining course with minimum rudder Operating instructions for change-over procedures for remote steering gear systems A diagram of advance and transfer for turns of 30°, 60°, 90° and 120° at full speed with maximum rudder and constant power
A towing vessel is NOT required to be fitted with radar if it is __________. used solely for assistance towing under 65 feet in length used exclusively on the Western Rivers pushing ahead
After an item of required safety equipment on a towing vessel fails, the owner or Master must consider all of these factors before continuing the voyage, EXCEPT the __________.

estimated time of arrival promised to the customer

safety of the vessel, considering the other traffic in the area

dictates of good seamanship

weather conditions, including visibility
A towing vessel is NOT required to be fitted with radar if it is __________. used solely for pollution response towing alongside less than 49 feet in length used occasionally to assist vessels in distress