RIGGING AND LIFTING- ROPEWORK ASSIGNMENT 1 NAME:_____________________

These assignments check your understanding of Marine Orders 32 Cargo Gear, the Lessons & the Workbook.
MARN002 Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres
MARN003 Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres

Question 1. Name three types of natural and synthetic fibre ropes and give their characteristics and properties.

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Question 2. Explain the following 'Lay' of fibre rope.

a) Hawser

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b) Shroud

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c) Cable

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Question 3. Describe how you would uncoil cordage.

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Question 4. Describe how you would inspect rope for internal and external damage?

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Question 5. When using fibre rope, list four things to avoid.

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Question 6. Explain the uses of the following:-

a) Figure of eight knot

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b) Bowline

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c) Sheepshank

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Question 7. What is S.W.L. and B.S.?

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Question 8. How are rope sizes measured?

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Question 9. What is the S.W.L. of -

a) 20 mm Hemp

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b) 15 mm Polypropylene

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c) 12 mm Polyamide

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Question 10. What is the B.S.. of -

a) 20 mm Manila

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b) 15 mm Silver rope

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c) 12 mm Nylon

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