RPST EXIT EXAM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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The “off-load” release system on a survival craft is designed to be activated ________?

  1. When there is no load on the cable *
  2. When there is load on the cable
  3. Only when the doors are closed
  4. When the engine is started
  • How many chapters is the present SOLAS divided into?
  1. Fourteen chapters *
  2. Seven chapters
  3. Twelve chapters
  • How many VHF Survival  Craft Transcelvers  are required abroad passengers ships?
  1. 2
  2.  3 *
  3. 4
  4. 5
  • How can a person on board a ship familiarise himself with the use of life saving appliances?
  1. LSA Code
  2. Maintenance Manual
  3. Training Manual *
  • The survival craft’s engine is fueled with _________?
  1. Kerosene
  2. Unleaded Gasoline
  3. Diesel oil *
  4. Liquefied gas
  • Which code has the technical provision of carriage requirements for life saving appliances ?
  1. FFA code
  2. LSA Code*
  3. FTP Code
  • What is the requirement for passenger ships having lifeboats?
    1. Enough for 80% of persons on board, plus liferafts for crew
    2. Enough for all passengers on board, plus liferaft for 25% of passenger *
    3. Enough for crew, plus  80% liferafts for passengers
    4. Enough for 80%  crew, plus  liferafts for passengers
  • Visual inspection of Survival craft on Offshore drilling units to ensure operational readiness,  must be conducted at least once a__________.
    1. Week *
    2. Month
    3. Quarter
    4. Year
  • When launching a lifeboat ,  frapping line should be rigged ______.
  1. before the gripes  are released
  2. before the body is moved from the davits
  3. at the embarkation deck *
  4. after the boat is in the water
  • Which of the following is the correct procedure to follow when launching an inflatable life raft by hand from an Ocean going vessel?
  1. Connect the stainless steel link (float free link) to the vessel
  2. Pull the line (painter) from the container and make it fast to the cleat provided *
  3. Open the canopy relief valves
  4. Remove the raft from the container  to permit complete inflation
  • If an inflatable life raft is to be released manually, where should the operating cord be attached before throwing the raft  over board?
  1. Do not attach the cord to anything but throw it overboard with the raft container
  2. Attach the cord to a fixed object on the ship *
  3. You should stand on the cord
  4. Attach the cord to the special pad eye on the “raft davit launcher”.
  • When launching a lifeboat, the tricing pennants should be released _____?
  1. before the boat is lowered from the stowed  position
  2. as the boat-fall blocks break clear of the davit head
  3. before the boat is lowered from the embarkation level *
  4. after the boat is released into the water
  • The abandon ship command is given by
  1. 7 short blast and 1 long blast
  2. More than 7 short blast
  3. Verbal order by the master *
  4. 1 long blast of at least  10 sec
  • The sea  painter of a rescue boat should be led
  1. forward and outboard of all obstruction *
  2. forward and inboard of all obstruction
  3. up and down from the main deck
  4. to the foremost point on the vessel
  • When lowering lifeboats in heavy Seas, a good practice is to rig frapping lines____.
  1. On only the forward fails
  2. On only the after falls
  3. With a lead of about 45 degree to the boat *
  4. From the fails to the main deck of the vessel
  • One of the first action to be taken by survivors  when they have boarded an inflatable life raft is to
  1. Steam the sea anchor
  2. Take an anti-seasickness pill *
  3. Open the pressure relief valve
  4. drink at least one can of water
  • When launching a lifeboat, frapping line should be rigged _____.
  1. Before the gripes are released
  2. Before the boat is moved from the davits
  3. Before the tricing  pendant is released *
  4. After the is in the water
  • What is the biggest danger to life when your vessel  collided with another ship ?
  1. Oil pollution
  2. Bilging of compartments
  3. Damage to the ship
  4. Possibility of capsizing *
  • If you reach shore in a life raft, the first thing to do is
  1. drag the raft ashore and lash  it down from shelter *
  2. find some wood for fire
  3. get the provisions out of the raft
  4. set the raft back out to sea so someone may spot it
  • Cargo vessels being navigated, and fitted with emergency lighting and power system shall have their emergency system tested at least once
  1. A month
  2. In each week *
  3. In every 6 month
  4. In every 12 month
  • Under what condition could you still Perish  when on a life raft at calm water ? spot the wrong answer.
  1. Life raft is likely to have  some  water at the bottom and can be cold
  2. You may not be wearing a personal protective gears to keep you warm
  3. There might be a sudden swelling due to wind to capsize the raft *
  4. You are lost for a few days and non have been able to locate the raft
  • You are picking up a person who was fallen overboard .A rescue boat should be manuevered to normally  approach  the victim with the ________.
  1. Victim to leeward *
  2. Victim to windward
  3. Wind on your port side
  4. Wind on your starboard side
  • When a person who has fallen over board is being picked off by a rescue boat, the boat should normally  approach with the wind _______.
  1. Astern and the victim just off the bow
  2. Ahead and the victim, just off the bow
  3. Just off the bow and the victim to windward
  4. Just off the bow and the victim to leeward *
  • In case of fire, boundary cooling is carried out
  1. To restrict the fire from spreading *
  2. To extinguish the fire by cooling the surrounding
  3. To keep the firemen and the crew cool
  4. To protect the paint on the bulkheads outside
  • Your vessel has 3 lifeboats on each side. The aftermost boat on the port side is designated as boat number ________.
  1. 6 *
  2. 5
  3. 3
  4. 3 PORT
  • After abandoning ship, you should deploy the sea anchor from a life raft to ______.
  1. Keep the liferaft from capsizing
  2. Navigate against the current
  3. Keep personnel from getting seasick
  4. Stay in the general location *
  • The canopy of an inflatable life raft should _____.
  1. Go into place as the raft is inflated *
  2. Be put up after everyone is aboard
  3. Be put up only in severe weather
  4. Be used as a sail if the wind is blowing
  • The normal equipment of every rescue boat shall include one _____.
  1. Compass *
  2. One 50 foot line
  3. One can opener
  • How many Vhf Survival craft Transcelvers are required aboard passenger ships ?
  1. 2
  2. 3 *
  3. 4
  4. 5
  • The sea painter on a rescue boat should be led ______.
  1. Forward and outside of all obstruction *
  2. Forward and inside of all obstruction
  3. Up and down from the main deck
  4. To the foremost point on the vessel
  • A cargo ship under a length of 100m shall carry not less than
  1. 8 lifebuoys *
  2. 12 lifebuoys
  3. 18 lifebuoys
  4. 24 lifebuoys
  • For passenger ships on voyages less than 24 hour , number of Infant life jackets equal to at least
  1. 1.5 % of the number of passengers on board shall be provided
  2. 2.5 % of the number of passengers on board shall be provided *
  3. 3.5 % of the number of passengers on board shall be provided
  4. 4.5 % of the number of passengers on board shall be provided
  • An anti exposure suit shall permit a person to climb down  a ladder of at least
  1. 5m in length *
  2. 6m in length
  3. 7m in length
  4. 8m in length
  • Immersion suit can be unpacked and donned  within _______.
  1. 4 min
  2. 2 min *
  3. 3 min
  4. Within 5 min
  • With the immersion suit on, are you  expected to climb up and down vertical ladders at least _____.
  1. 5 met or 16 feet *
  2. 4 met or 13 feet
  3. 4.5 met or 15 feet
  • Wearing an immersion suit you must be able to jump from a height of 4.5 Met  or 15 feet into the water. Do you agree ?
  1. Yes  *
  2. No
  3. Only under emergency
  4. Only when rescuing someone from water
  • How much time will you take to done the life jacket correctly  ?
  1. 1 min  *
  2. 2 min
  3. 3 min
  4. Within a reasonable time
  • Wearing a life jacket, what will be a maximum safe height above the water that you can jump from ?
  1. 4.5 met or 15 feet  *
  2. 4 met or 13 feet
  3. 3 met or 10 feet
  4. 3.6 met or 12 feet
  • Which is TRUE concerning immersion suits and their use ?
  1. Only a light layer of clothing may be worn underneath
  2. They provide sufficient flotation to do away with the necessity of wearing a life jacket  *
  3. They should be tight fitting
  4. A  puncture in the suit will not appreciably reduce its value
  • Every passenger ship shall  carry life jackets
  1. For not less than 5% of the total number of persons on board    *
  2. For not less than 10% of the total number of persons on board
  3. For not less than 15% of the total number of persons on board
  4. For not less than 20% of the total number of persons on board

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