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Questions and answers to Crew Evaluation System Test about Personal Survival and Survival Craft

This page contains answers to Seagull CES test about Personal Survival and Survival Craft, and serve as a database of questions and answers, using which seafarer can prepare to exams for getting certificate of competence, or just to challenge yourself with knowledge in this theme.



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A passenger is sailing with a baby. What should you do when they arrive for the pre-sailing abandon ship drill? Select the ONE best answer:
Find a buoyant cot to put the baby in.
Give the passenger an adult lifejacket and some extension cords.
Give the passenger an adult lifejacket and tell them to hold the baby tightly.
Put the passenger and baby into the lifeboat first.
How can a freefall lifeboat be launched if the ship is stern-to a reef? Select the ONE best answer:
Using the auxiliary davit.
It cannot be launched without hitting the reef.
As normal, the lifeboat only draws 40 cm of water.
As normal, with the engine running astern.
How can you maximise the range of a SART after you have abandoned ship? Select the ONE correct answer:
Fix it high on the survival craft.
Fix it high on the ship.
Press the boost button.
Fit the special battery.
How can you prevent someone who has fallen overboard from being lost at sea? Select the ONE best answer:
Keep them in sight.
Stop the ship immediately.
Fire a parachute flare to alert other vessels.
Turn around and steer a reciprocal course.
How long can a portable survival craft radio be expected to work for in an emergency situation? Select the ONE correct answer:
2 hours.
8 hours.
24 hours.
48 hours.
How might a dedicated rescue boat be different to a lifeboat? Select the ONE best answer:
It can be of rigid or inflatable construction.
It is always of inflatable construction.
It will be red, instead of orange.
It will have an engine.
On joining a new ship, how would you find out which Muster Station you have been given? Select the ONE best answer:
Look around the deck.
Look on the back of the cabin door.
Look at the Safety Plan.
Look at the Muster List or emergency plan.
Solid lifejackets cover more of your chest than your back. Why is this? Select the ONE best answer:
So that they keep your heart warm.
So that they are easier to put on.
So that you can swim more easily.
So that you float with your face up and your mouth clear of the water.
Some ships are fitted with an M. E. S. as part of their equipment. What does “M. E. S.” stand for? Select the ONE correct answer:
Multi-person Escape Slide.
Master Escape System.
Marine Effluent System.
Marine Evacuation System.
The lifeboat on a gas tanker has an air supply inside. How long would you expect the air supply to last? Select the ONE best answer:
10 minutes.
30 minutes.
1 hour.
24 hours.
The other crew have abandoned ship in lifeboat because of a fire, but you are trapped on the fo’csle. There is no ladder nearby. How can you get into the lifeboat? Select the ONE best answer:
Climb down a fire hose.
Jump onto the lifeboat roof.
Jump into the water.
Wait for a helicopter.
What does this symbol mean? Select the ONE correct answer:

Evacuation slide

An evacuation slide.
A life-raft.
A mechanical descent unit.
The position of the swimming pool.
What does this symbol mean? Select the ONE correct answer:

Embarkation ladder

The position of an embarkation ladder.
The pilot boarding position.
The position where life-rafts are lowered.
The position where lifeboats are lowered.
What does this symbol mean? Select the ONE correct answer:

Belt

Fasten lifejackets.
Immersion suit – Extra Large.
Fasten seat belts.
Fasten twice.
What equipment is available to deal with a lifeboat engine fire? Select the ONE best answer:
A bailer, to put water over it.
A fixed CO2 system in the engine compartment.
A fire extinguisher.
A bucket of sand.
What is the best way to send a distress message from a sinking ship? Select the ONE correct answer:
Use the main GMDSS transmitter.
Use the EPIRB.
Use a parachute flare.
Use an air band radio.
What is the main purpose of a Thermal Protective Aid (TPA)? Select the ONE correct answer:
To keep someone warm.
To allow you to abandon ship without getting wet.
To cool someone down.
To cover a Partially Enclosed lifeboat.
What is the standard IMO general alarm signal? Select the ONE correct answer:
Continuous ringing of the alarm bell.
Seven short blasts followed by one long blast on the ship’s whistle or siren, with the same signal sounding simultaneously with the alarm bells.
Intermittent ringing of the alarm bell.
A spoken command over the public address system.
What is “hypothermia”? Select the ONE correct answer:
An injection against colds and flu.
A low body temperature.
A high body temperature.
A fear of cold weather.
What would you use an “air band” radio for? Select the ONE correct answer:
To talk to a search aircraft.
To transmit further than a VHF radio.
To transmit further than a UHF radio.
To transmit ashore via a satellite.
Where can you get more information about a type of life-raft you have not seen before? Select the ONE correct answer:
In the L. S. A. Training Manual.
In the safety management manual.
On the Safety Plan.
Ask the storeman.
Where should a Totally Enclosed lifeboat be boarded? Select the ONE best answer:
At the stowed position.
At boat deck level.
At main deck level.
After being lowered enough to release the securing gripes.
Where should you be to launch a freefall lifeboat from? Select the ONE best answer:
Inside the lifeboat.
At the top of the davit, near the winch.
On the deck, next to the davit.
On the bridge.
Where would you normally find a Partially Enclosed lifeboat? Select the ONE best answer:
At the side of a passenger ship.
At the stern of a passenger ship.
At the side of a cargo ship.
At the stern of a cargo ship.
Which TWO of these statements about inflatable life-rafts are true?
Sometimes life-rafts inflate upside down.
Some life-rafts cannot inflate upside down.
An upside down life-raft cannot be righted.
An upside down life-raft can only be righted using the rescue boat and a rope.
Which of the following can be used to reduce the risks to the lifeboat crew when recovering a lifeboat after a man overboard rescue? Select the ONE best answer:
Foul weather recovery strops.
Nylon falls.
Use a freefall lifeboat.
Use a neck brace.
Which of these can be seen furthest away from you? Select the ONE correct answer:
A parachute flare.
A hand flare.
A buoyant smoke float.
A rocket line.
Which one of these lifeboat types would you expect to find on a crude oil tanker? Select the ONE best answer:
Totally enclosed, with air supply and water spray.
Totally or partially enclosed, with air supply and water spray.
Freefall, with water spray.
Freefall, with air supply.
Why might you have to learn two sets of emergency duties? Select the ONE best answer:
So you can act as reserve for someone who cannot do their duties.
So you can apply for promotion.
Because your duties might not be clear.
Because the master is tough.
You are in the water on a foggy night. How can your lifejacket help you to be found? Select the ONE best answer:
Blow the whistle.
Reflective tape will show your position.
The light will show your position.
It is brightly coloured.
You are in the water wearing a SOLAS inflatable lifejacket. It is losing pressure. What can you do? Select the ONE best answer:
Blow into the top up tube.
Activate the 2nd gas bottle.
Pull the red toggle.
Nothing.
You have abandoned a burning ship in a lifeboat. Which piece of equipment is used to keep the lifeboat near to where the ship is? Select the ONE best answer:
A sea anchor.
An anchor.
Oars.
A painter.
You have abandoned ship in a life-raft. Which of these would you do when a rescue helicopter wants to winch you up? Select the ONE best answer:
Flatten the raft canopy.
Fire a parachute flare.
Take off your Immersion Suit.
Take off your lifejacket.
You have abandoned ship in a life-raft. How can you increase the range of your radar reflector? Select the ONE best answer:
Rig it as high as possible.
Tie it to the grab ropes outside.
Open all the canopy doors.
Flatten it out.
You have abandoned ship in a lifeboat. What should you do now? Select the ONE best answer:
Get all the survival craft together, clear of the ship.
Use the engine to head for the nearest land.
Open all the doors to get air.
Spread out and search for help.
You have abandoned ship in a lifeboat. Which of these increases your risk of hypothermia? Select the ONE best answer:
Wet clothes.
Distance from land.
Lack of water.
Drinking to much water.



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