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Assistance Towing Endorsement – Towing Quiz

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When towing in an open seaway, it is important to use a towing line:

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A towing vessel is tripped when:

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The danger of a towing vessel tripping is increased the closer the towline is secured to:

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A tow that veers to the side on the end of the towline is said to:

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When towing astern, what equipment should be stowed ready to use near the towline?

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What is used to prevent wear on towlines that bear on hard surfaces?

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Which action should be taken FIRST if your tow is sinking in shallow water?

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What is the greatest danger of an overriding tow?

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In order to detect rot in manila line you should:

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You have been towing astern and have just let go the tow. Your deckhands are pulling in and faking the towline by hand on the stern. The most dangerous action is to:

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Right-laid line should be coiled:

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Laying out a line in successive circles flat on deck with the bitter end in the center is known as:

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What is an advantage of the 6 x 19 class of wire tope over the 6 x 37 class of wire rope of the same diameter?

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You are being towed by one tug. As you lengthen the bridle legs you:

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A method used to make an eye in a bight of line where it cannot be spliced is known as:

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You are attempting to take a dead ship in tow. All lines have been passed and secured. How should you get underway?

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When being towed, a fairlead is used to:

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Back-up wires on a towed vessel provide:

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Towing a structure using two tugs approximately side by side, each using one hawser is referred to as a:

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When tandem tug towing, the more powerful of the two tugs should be:

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When towing astern, one way to reduce yawing of the tow is to:

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When cutting wire rope, seizings are put on each side of the cut to prevent the wire from unlaying and also to:

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To obtain better steering control when you are towing alongside, your vessel should be positioned with its:

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Towlines should be inspected for chafing where the towline:

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The line with the most stretch is:

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What is used to prevent twisting of a towing bridle?

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The measurement of the amount of force a towing vessel is capable of applying to a motionless tow is called:

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A bollard is found on the:

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The tow makeup that is designed to keep the catenary of the tow hawser to a minimum is called the:

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The lead of a tow bridle is usually redirected with a:

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Nylon line is better suited than manila for:

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A common class of wire rope is the 6 x 37 class. What does the 37 represent?

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A “loose” tow may cause all of the following EXCEPT:

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The legs of a tow bridle are joined together with a:

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In securing a towing cable, consideration must be given to letting go in an emergency. The possible whip of towlines when released can be overcome by:

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Why are stern towing bitts placed well forward of the rudder when hawser towing?

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When towing astern, chafing gear should NOT be used on a hawser which is:

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It is not advisable to use nylon for alongside towing because it:

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The strongest method of forming an eye in wire rope is using:

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A tug in irons is:

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To “ease” a line means to:

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To reduce stress on the towing hawser when towing astern (ocean tow), the hawser should be:

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Where should a vessel being towed alongside be positioned for increased maneuverability?

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In towing it is desirable for the tug and the tow to ride wave crests simultaneously because:

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A towline should be fastened to:

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When being towed by one tug, the towing bridle should be connected to a towing:

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When towing, the least amount of tension will be on each bridle leg when the two legs:

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When inspecting wire rope before a hoisting operation, one must look for:

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What may prevent a tug from tripping or capsizing when towing a large vessel?

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When maneuvering from pull towing to breasted (alongside) towing, a twin-screw vessel is more likely than a single-screw vessel of equal horsepower to:

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