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Coxswain Challenge Test 3
Coxswain Challenge Test 3

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2. Please read each question carefully. There are 50 questions in this section that you are required to answer. Total Marks = 160. A Pass requires 128 (80%) correct marks.

YOU SHOULD ATTEMPT TO ANSWER EACH QUESTION.

This challenge test has a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes applied to it.

When completing the challenge test do not refer to any study material. The clock is ticking and if you stop to refer to any material you will run out of time and the challenge test will be void.

The questions are random so just start at #1 and work your way down.

The challenge test covers the following topics:

  1. Vessel survey certificates and categories
  2. Vessel Safety equipment
  3. International & Domestic Regulations
  4. Distress signals
  5. Vessel stability
  6. Weather and Tidal knowledge
  7. Vessel SMS and VOM's
  8. Marine Radio operation
  9. Vessel manoeuvring, anchoring and seamanship
  10. Engine start up and shut down procedures
  11. Knowledge of Fuel, Cooling, Bilge and Battery systems

Question #0

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I can perform the following splices:
Eye splice
Back splice
Short Splice
(You should answer YES to this question and will be required to provide video evidence)

Question #00

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I can perform the following knots and hitches:
Bowline
Reef Knot
Sheet bend
Timber hitch
Round turn and 2 half hitches
Figure of eight
Clove hitch
(You should answer YES to this question and will be required to provide video evidence)

Question #1.

2 Marks

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Describe how you would transmit a Mayday message for your vessel 'Liberator'.

You are sinking with 5 persons on board 4 nm north of Puffin Bay.

Question #2.

10 Marks

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List as many items of safety equipment as you can, (min 10), that you would expect to be carried on board a commercial vessel.

Question #3.

4 Marks

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Explain the following 'visual' sound signals:

a. 2 short blasts

b. 1 short blast

c. 5 short blasts

d. 3 short blasts

Question #4.

12 Marks

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Identify the components of an engine from 1 to 12:

Question #5.

2 Marks

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Identify the the vessel on the left from the shapes displayed:

Question #6.

4 Marks

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List the things you would do if a fuel spillage occured during refuelling:

Question #7.

4 Marks

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List the components, in correct order, of a bilge pumping arrangement on a commercial vessel:

Question #8

2 Marks

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Identify the vessel on the left from the shapes displayed:

Question #9.

2 Marks

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In relation to the tide when is the most dangerous time to cross a coastal bar?

Question #10.

2 Marks

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Identify the lights on the left and explain what they mean:

Question #11.

2 Marks

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What could be the reasons for an engine overheating?

Question #12.

4 Marks

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You are the Coxswain of the Yellow vessel. Assume constant bearing and decreasing range (CBDR).

1. Who has right of way?

2. What should you do?

3. What should the other vessel do?

4. What sound signal could you give?

Question #13.

2 Marks

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Explain what happens to a vessel's Centre of Gravity (CoG) when weights such as passengers, cargo, equipment etc are added higher on the vessel:

Question #14.

2 Marks

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Identify the vessel on the left from the lights displayed:

Question #15.

2 Marks

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Identify the flag on the left and explain what it means:

Question #16

6 marks

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Identify the mooring lines from
A to F:

Question #17.

1 Mark

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Identify the flag on the left and explain what it means:

*Question #18

1 Mark

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What VHF Channel should be used for Ship to Aircraft communications? A. Channel 72
B. Channel 06
C. Channel 16
D. Channel 67
A.
B.
C.
D.

Question #19.

6 Marks

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In accordance with the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea what should you consider when determining a 'Safe Speed'?

Question #20.

2 Marks

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Identify the vessel on the left from the lights displayed:

Question #21.

2 Marks

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Identify the flag on the left and explain what it means:

Question #22.

2 Marks

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Explain the movement of wind in the Southern Hemisphere for:

1. A High pressure system

2. A Low pressure system

Question #23.

6 Marks

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List 6 types of documents that should be carried on board a commercial vessel:

Question #24.

2 Marks

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Identify the vessel on the left from the lights displayed:

1. What would you do?

2. What sound signal could you give?

Question #25.

2 Marks

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Explain the Master's basic safety obligations in accordance with General Safety Duties (GSD's):

Question #26.

2 Marks

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Identify the vessel on the left from the lights displayed:

Question #27.

2 Marks

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1. Identify the object on the left:

2. Identify the 'suction' side and

3. Identify the 'discharge' side

Question #28.

2 Marks

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In a crossing situation between vessels how is a 'Risk of Collision' determined?

Question #29.

2 Marks

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Identify the vessel on the left from the shapes displayed:

Question #30.

4 Marks

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What precautions would you take during refuelling to prevent a fuel spillage:

Question #31.

2 Marks

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Explain what is meant by a 'Gale' warning in relation to wind strength:

Question #32.

4 Marks

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List the components of a typical cooling system for an inboard diesel engine, in correct order, from the seacock to the overboard discharge:

Question #33.

2 Marks

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Your vessels fuel capacity is 3800 litres. At a speed of 7 knots you consume an average of 26 litres an hour. You wish to retain a minimum of 30% fuel on board at all times:

a. What will be the vessel range before you need to refuel?

b. How much fuel would you need to take on board?

Question #34.

2 Marks

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Explain what the flag signal on the left means:

Question #35.

2 Marks

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Using the rule of 12th's work out the approximate height of tide at 22:40.

High tide is at 20:35 (1.98m) and

Low tide is at 02:20 (0.33m)

Question #36.

2 Marks

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1. Explain what the shapes on the left mean:

2. Describe the lights that would be shown at night:

Question #37.

2 Marks

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What does it mean if a vessel is in 1E survey?

Question #38.

2 Marks

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1. Describe the signal on the left and what it means:

Question #39.

4 Marks

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Describe the cycle of events of a 4 stroke diesel engine and explain what happens during each stroke:

Question #40.

2 Marks

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Describe how you would perform a 'Williamson Turn' and when you would you use it:

*Question #41

2 Marks

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If two (2) power-driven vessels are approaching each other HEAD ON what must happen to avoid a collision?
A. BOTH vessel must turn to port (left)

B. BOTH vesels must turn to starboard (right)

C. Only the BLUE vessel must alter course. The YELLOW vessel keeps its course and speed

D. Only the YELLOW vessel must alter course. The BLUE vessel keeps its course and speed

A.

B.

C.

D.

Question #42

7 Marks

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Identify the components of an outboard engine:

*Question #43

4 Marks

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Give at least 4 regulated requirements for a Class 1 and 2 domestic commercial vessel (DCV) when crossing a Coastal Bar:

*Question #44

2 Marks

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What VHF Channel should you maintain a listening watch on when at sea? A. Channel 72
B. Channel 06
C. Channel 16
D. Channel 67
A.
B.
C.
D.

Question #45

2 Marks

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What kind of navigation mark is this?

A. a Port Lateral mark

B. A Channel Blocked mark

C. A Safe Water mark

D. An Isolated Danger mark

A.

B.

C.

D.

Question #46

5 Marks

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Identify the relevant features on a typical weather chart:

Question #47

1 Mark

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Explain 'Transverse Thrust':

Question #48 - 3 marks

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1. Are batteries shown in the photo 'in series' or 'in parallel'?

2. What would be the total voltage if they are 2 x 12 volt batteries?

3. What is the Amp Hour (AmH) capacity if both batteries are 100 AmH?

Question #49

10 Mark

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List 10 internationally recognised Distress Signals:

Question #50

2 Marks

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In accordance with W H & S regulations explain the responsibility of an Employee in the workplace:

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