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MARN009 Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres
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To assist with information for your assignments we reference Gandy’s Chapter 4, 13 plus local knowledge
Question 1
How much anchor chain would you use in average conditions when anchoring
In 8 metres of water at low tide with a tidal range of 2 metres
Question 2
How much rope would you use in the same situation
Question 3
Describe how you would anchor your vessel in a crowded anchorage including;
Organising briefing crew
Factors you would consider where to drop your anchorage and final position
Ascertaining it’s not dragging
Laid out correctly on sea bed
Question 4
(a) Describe (with use of diagrams) how you would use a spring line to help
you leave a tight berthed position alongside with vessels berthed fore and aft and a current running past aft to forward
(b) Why is it important to keep the foredeck clear of unnecessary equipment
ropes etc. when anchoring and mooring
Question 5
Where would you find the procedure and check list if you were asked to check vessel watertight security. Give 5 examples of things that might be in this list
Question 6
You are on a 3-day voyage when (after 24 hours) you notice a water tight deck hatch is leaking technically making vessel unseaworthy as master what would your actions be if
(a) It was an emergency exit
(b) Just an access hatch not used at sea
(c) How would you notify the crew?
Question 7
What legislation covers;
(a) Lifting equipment
(b) Cargo lashing equipment
How often does
(a) Lifting equipment shackles, slings, etc. have to be inspected and tested by whom and when
(b) Cranes must be inspected and tested by whom and how is it done
Question 8
(a) What is in a cargo or lifting gear register
(b) What must be recorded in it
(c) Who is responsible to keep it current
Question 9
List one item you would check on each of the following pieces of equipment when securing your vessel for sea
(a) Accommodation and storage spaces
b) anchors
(c) Watertight doors
(d) Other doors
(e) Engine room
(f) Galley stores and equipment
(g) Navigation lights
(h) Personal facilities
(i) Hatches
(j) Large objects likely to move
(k) Loose items on deck and below
(l) Water and fuel tanks
(m) Access ways
Question 10
With the aid of a detailed diagram explain
(a) Positive stability
(b) Negative stability
(c) Neutral stability
Question 11
Whilst loading a 900kg stores box the shackles connecting 2 of the lifting leg’s parted. Luckily the lift was only just airborne and the box lurched back onto the deck – On investigation you found the two shackles although correctly rated were not certified.

Write a report to the owner explaining what happened, the reason why, and recommendations to procedures to make sure there’s no reoccurrences
(remember this report could end up with AMSA)
Question 12
What is the difference between angle of loll and list
Question 13
Define the following terms;
(a) Centre of gravity
(b) Centre of buoyancy
(c) KG
(d) Longitudinal centre of gravity
(e) GZ lever
(f) Righting moment
(g) Metacentre
(h) GM
(i) Displacement
(j) Light ship
(k) Deadweight
Question 14
What is “the weather deck”
Question 15
(a) Define reserve buoyancy
(b) Freeboard
(c) Draft
(d) Fresh water allowance FWA
(e) Tonnes per centimetre of Immersion TPC
Question 16
What PPE would you consider when operating winches, windlasses and capstans
Question 17
(a) What is a stiff vessel?
(b) What is a tender vessel?
(c) Explain the difference between A & B in relation to the GM and roll period
(d) Explain 3 ways of adjusting stability whilst underway
Question 18
Construct a workable procedure for refuelling a 23m vessel including preplanning how much fuel is required notification to authorities, berthing in correct position, location of crew, all safety factors, pollution control, PPE and any other precautions
Question 19
When inspecting a wire rope for use what are you looking for
(a) If the wire rope has broken wires what is the formula used to establish whether it should be condemned
(b) What is the formula to find out the SWL of wire rope?
(c) What is the relationship between breaking strain and SWL in the marine industry
Question 20
How would you store synthetic cordage?
Question 21
(a) You must organise the crew to paint over the side of the vessel with 4m freeboard.
Outlining some of the risks involved and control measures you would put in place – covering environmental and WHS issues.
(b) What are the basic safety rules (under WHS) covering portable ladders
(c) What document onboard would cover
(1) b above (portable ladder)
(2) The storing maintaining and inspection of safety equipment
Question 22
Explain the uses and advantages of a bowline knot
Question 23
Steel single chine vessel. Name all the structural components in the drawing. Label the arrowed parts

Question 24
Name all the labelled parts “backbone” components (longitudinal section) of a typical wooden single screw workboat. Match the numbered parts

_____ Keel _____ Stern or propeller
_____ Hog _____ Aft deadwood
_____ stem _____ Middle Horn timber
_____ Apron _____ Side Horn timber
_____ Forward deadwood _____ Transom
Question 25
(a) What are the dangers of working with ropes under tension?
(b) Why do we “flake out” a mooring or towing line prior to use
Question 26
Name the 6 most common lines used to secure a vessel alongside
Question 27
What documents/legislation would you consult if you had a load a small quantity of dangerous goods
Question 28
(a) Under legislation what is the recommended method to sling a full 44-gallon drum (use diagram) for lifting by a small HIAB
(b) What factors would you consider when selecting shackles, slings and wires
to lift a 5ton piece of machinery
(c) How would you confirm you are complying with WHS prior to lifting this piece of machinery
(d) When lifting a large volume load, what extra precautions would you take to
control the load
(e) When lifting a load what precautions should be taken to protect other personal
and the environment
(f) How do you communicate during lifting operations
(g) When operating equipment onboard do you require a licence or certificate
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