KEY TOPIC #001: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS:
001A- What is the fundamental concept of the GMDSS?
a) It is intended to automate and improve emergency communications in the maritime industry. 001B- The primary purpose of the GMDSS is?
c) Automate and improve emergency communications for the world's shipping industry. 001C- What is the basic concept of GMDSS?
a) Search and rescue authorities ashore can be alerted to a Distress situation. b) Shipping in the immediate vicinity of a ship in Distress will be rapidly alerted. c) Shoreside authorities and vessels can assist in a coordinated SAR operation with minimum delay. 001D- GMDSS is primarily a system based on?
d) The linking of search and rescue authorities ashore with shipping in the immediate vicinity of a ship in Distress or in need of assistance.
001E- What is the responsibility of vessels under GMDSS?
c) Every ship is able to perform those communications functions that are essential for the Safety of the ship itself and of other ships. 001F- GMDSS is required for which of the following?
c) SOLAS Convention ships of 300 gross tonnage or more.
KEY TOPIC #002: EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS:
002A- What equipment is associated with the land or terrestrial systems? a) EPIRB
002B- What equipment is associated with the space systems?
002C- What equipment is used in or near the survival craft?
002D- What equipment is programmed to initiate transmission of Distress alerts and calls to individual stations? c) DSC controller
002E- What system provides accurate vessel position information to the GMDSS equipment? a) GPS
002F- What is the primary equipment for receiving MSI?
KEY TOPIC #003: SEA AREAS:
003A- Which of the following region lies outside Sea Areas A1, A2, and A3? d) Sea Area A4
003B- What sea area is defined as being within range of a shore-based MF station that provides for continuous DSC alerting?
a) Sea area A2
003C- If a vessel is engaged in local trade and at no point in its voyage travels outside of the range of a VHF shore station with continuous DSC alerting then the vessel is operating in what area? d) Sea area A1
003D- What is defined as an area, excluding sea areas A1 and A2, within the coverage of an Inmarsat geostationary satellite in which continuous alerting is available? c) Sea Area A3
003E- SITOR equipment is a full, partial or alternate carriage requirement under GMDSS for vessels operating in which sea area(s)?
c) A3 and A4
003F- What is defined as the area within the radiotelephone coverage area of at least one VHF coast station in which continuous DSC alerting is available as defined by the IMO regulation for GMDSS? a) Sea Area A1
KEY TOPIC #004: FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
004A- Which of the following is a functional or carriage requirement for compulsory vessels? a) A compulsory vessel must carry at least two (2) FCC licensed GMDSS Radio Operators. b) A compulsory vessel must satisfy certain equipment carriage requirements that are determined by where the vessel sails.
c) A compulsory vessel must be able to transmit and respond to Distress alerts. 004B- Which communications functions must all vessels be capable of performing under GMDSS as defined by the International Maritime Organization?
b) Distress alerting to and from vessels, search and rescue coordination, on-scene communications, signals for locating, Maritime Safety Information, general and bridge-to-bridge communications. 004C- GMDSS-equipped ships will be required to perform which of the following communications functions? a) Distress alerting and Maritime Safety Information.
b) Search and Rescue coordination and on-scene communications. c) Bridge-to-bridge and general radio communications.
004D- What equipment can be used to receive Maritime Safety Information? a) NAVTEX
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