PST / PERSONAL SURVIVAL TECHNIQUE EXIT EXAM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 4.0

  • Which of the listed requirements regarding enclosures of totally enclosed life boats do not correspond to the present regulations ?
  1. Have automatic self righting abilities
  2. Have self bailing arrangements                      *
  3. Have safety belts to be deigned to hold a person of 100 kg securely in a place with the lifeboat in a capsized position
  4. Automatically at and opposition in damaged condition providing an above water space for its occupants
  • When firing the line throwing apparatus should be held at
  1. 30 degree to the horizontal
  2. 45 degree to the horizontal                     *
  3. 60 degree to the horizontal
  4. 75 degree to the horizontal
  • According to LSA code chapter 7, regulation 7.1 the line throwing appliances, every line throwing appliances shall
  1. Be capable of throwing a line with reasonable accuracy
  2. Include not less than 4 projectiles each capable of carrying the line at least 230 meters in calm water
  3. Include not less than four lines each having a breaking strength of not less than 2KN
  4. All of the above          *
  • Every inflatable life raft, inflatable life jacket and hydrostatic release units shall be serviced
  1. Every 36 months
  2. Every 18 months
  3. Every 12 months                  *
  4. Every 24 months
  • Inspection of LSA items on board shall be carried out
  1. Weekly                  *
  2. Monthly
  3. Yearly
  4. Half yearly
  • How  many SART transponders (SART) are required to be carried on board a ship for use in survival  crafts?
  1. one of each side of the ship
  2. one in each lifeboat             *
  3. 2 on new builds only. Old ships have to comply by Aug 95
  4. Two on each side of the ship
  • The additional life jackets are kept in ?
  1. Conspicuous places on deck or at muster station                      *
  2. Inside the bridge
  3. On the bridge wings
  4. In engine room
  • A life raft should be inflate in
  1. 3 to 4 minutes
  2. 30 to 60 seconds               *
  3. 1 to 2 minutes
  4. 30 minutes
  • The master is responsible that all crew participate in monthly emergency drills. If 25% of the crew or more has not participated in such drill during the last month, what is the time limit to conduct such a drill after the vessel has left a port
  1. Within 6 hours
  2. Within 12 hours
  3. Within 24 hours            *
  4. Within 36 hours
  • Maximum length of a rescue boat
  1. 2.5 meter
  2. 3.8 meter                *
  3. 5.8 meter
  4. 8.5 meter
  • Equipments of life boat
  1. Buoyant oars
  2. Sea anchor
  3. Radar reflector
  4. All of the above            *
  • The number of lifebuoys on a cargo ship of less than 200 meters in
  1. 6
  2. 8
  3. 12              *
  4. 16
  • Which of the following requirements for life jacket is correct
  1. Minimum requirements of 8
  2. Minimum requirements of 10
  3. Minimum requirements of 12
  4. Donned within 1 minute                 *
  • Luminous intensity of rocket parachute flare should be not less than
  1. 15000 CD
  2. 20000 CD
  3. 25000 CD
  4. 30000 CD            *
  • Life buoy outer diameter should be not more than
  1. 200 mm
  2. 400 mm
  3. 600 mm
  4. 800 mm                 *
  • Lifebuoy light shall have a source of energy capable of providing luminous intensity of ____ for a period of ____.
  1. 1 CD/ 1 hour
  2. 2 CD/ 2 hours                 *
  3. 3 CD/ 3 hours
  4. 4 CD/ 4 hours
  • Life raft must be stowed in such a way that they can be launched within ____ minutes
  1. 10
  2. 5                     *
  3. 15
  4. 12
  • How much water for per person in lifeboat
  1. 1 litre
  2. 2 litres of water each
  3. 3 litres                  *
  4. 750 ml
  • What is the full form of SART
  1. Search and rescue radar transponder                  *
  2. Search and rescue radio transponder
  • The number of lifebuoy on a passenger ship of length above 240 metre
  1. 14
  2. 16
  3. 24
  4. 36                *
  • Requirements of child life jacket on cargo ship is ______
  1. 20%
  2. 10%                      *
  3. 12%
  4. 15%
  • Once you hear  General Emergency Alarm proceed to
  1. Muster station                     *
  2. Sleep in cabin
  3. Wait for further information
  4. None of the above
  • What is MOB( man in board) signal
  1. Continuous ringing of ships whistle
  2. Three long blast on ships whistle                         *
  3. Seven shot blast followed by one long blast
  4. None of the above
  • The number of rocket parachute flares in lifeboat are
  1. 3
  2. 4                  *
  3. 5
  4. 6
  • The number of hand flares in life raft are ____
  1. 4
  2. 6                    *
  3. 7
  4. 8
  • The donning time of life jacket is
  1. 1 minute                *
  2. 2 minute       
  3. 3 minute
  4. 5 minutes
  • What is the full form HRU
  1. Hydrostatic radar unit
  2. Hydrostatic radio unit
  3. Hydrostatic release unit                  *
  4. None of the above
  • How many rocket parachute available on bride
  1. 6
  2. 8
  3. 10
  4. 12             *
  • The visibility range of a parachute flare at night is approximately
  1. 8 nautical miles
  2. 10 nautical miles
  3. 15 nautical miles
  4. 25 nautical miles                    *
  • Which equipment is provided in a life raft to help you keep warm in cold weather
  1. The floor of a life raft has a second layer which can be inflated to give additional insulation from the cold
  2. The floor of the raft has a second layer which can be inflated to help insulation in addition to the TPA                 *
  3. At least 10% of the life raft compliment with a minimum two thermal protective aids are provided
  4. Thermal protective aids (TPA) for each person
  • Which of the listed requirements do not correspond to the present regulation regarding weak link ? weak links shall
  1. Be of sufficient strength to permit inflation of the life raft
  2. Release the life raft at a depth of not more than 4 meters
  3. Not break by force required to full the painter from the life raft container
  4. Break under a strain of approximate 2.2 KN                         *
  • Which of the listed requirements do not correspond to present regulations. The life raft shall have
  1. Manually controlled lamp visible of at least two miles fitted at the top of the canopy
  2. All entrances fitted with rigid boarding ramps for boarding the life raft at sea                 *
  3. Floor preventing the ingress of water
  4. Manually controlled lamp fitted inside the life raft
  • If the ship sinks the water pressure will within _____ metre activate the sharp knife which cuts the painter of the life raft
  1. 4                    *
  2. 3
  3. 5
  4. 2
  • What is fire wire
  1. Wire for pulling burning ships off the pier                    *
  2. Wire for handling fire bucket
  3. Wire for pulling fire hoses up to the top bridge
  4. Wire for securing smoke divers
  • The function of hydrostatic release unit (HRU) is
  1. Substitute for limit switch off gravity davits
  2. To automatically invoke the lesson and release the life raft when the ship sinks                         *
  3. For releasing the life raft in bad weather
  4. For releasing the life raft from sinking vessel

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