Element 7R: Restricted GMDSS Radio Operating Practices

effective 8/01/2006

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7R-A-26: Other Procedures

7R-26D1: Which of the following steps should be taken, if possible, when the vessel must be abandoned because of a Distress situation?

Place the SART and EPIRB in the "on" position and secure them to the survival craft.

Alert the U.S. Coast Guard by using the survival craft's portable INMARSAT unit.

Program the SART and EPIRB to transmit the vessel's location and situation.

No additional steps are needed as the SART and EPIRB will both automatically float free and operate properly.

7R-26D2: If your vessel has suffered a casualty severe enough to disable both ship’s power and the GMDSS console RSE you should:

Answers b) and c) are both correct

Use UHF Transceivers to contact other vessels.

Activate the EPIRB.

Make a “Mayday” call on Ch-16 using the Survival Craft Portable Transceiver.

7R-26D3: DSC is used primarily to:

Transmit and receive Distress, Urgency and Safety alerts to and from other ships and shore stations via radio.

Receive weather warnings, navigational notices and other marine safety information.

Provide routine communications with the ship owner.

Report ship's position to search-and-rescue authorities via satellite.

7R-26D4: The vessel’s GMDSS operator fails to properly record the particulars of an incoming DSC distress alert. Which statement is true?

The details of the DSC alert should be obtainable by accessing the DSC call data directory.

The details of the DSC alert are obtainable from the DSC address book.

The details of the DSC distress alert are irrevocably lost.

None of the above

7R-26D5: What action should be taken when abandoning ship?

All of the above depending on the circumstances.

Send a VHF-DSC Distress Alert.

Activate the EPIRB.

Take EPIRB, SARTs and Survival Craft Portable Transceivers to the survival craft.

7R-26D6: What is the best method of determining whether a distress situation is genuine?

Monitor the follow on frequency for actual voice distress communications.

Check your 3-cm radar for a SART signal from the distress vessel.

Monitor the 406 MHz EPIRB signal to locate the vessel in distress.

Check the NAVTEX for U.S.C.G. confirmation of the distress from the RCC.

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