STEER A VESSEL ASSIGNMENT 1- STEERING (pdf view) NAME:______________

These assignments assess your practical understanding of the content of the Workbook.
MARH003 Manage & maintain a navigational watch on board vessels to 80 m
MARK002 Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres within near coastal waters

Question 1 Label the key components of the steering system shown below and describe the predeparture checks and survey specification for its serviceability.

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Question 2 What vessels would be suited to the rudders below, and explain why is this so?

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Question 3 Stemming the current provides most steering control. TRUE FALSE


Question 4 What do you understand by the steering order:

“ Steer 10º to port” _________________________________________________________

“Hard a’starboard” ________________________________________________________

“Ease to amidships” _________________________________________________________

“Steady by compass” ________________________________________________________

“Steady as she goes” ________________________________________________________

“ Slow ahead on both”_______________________________________________________

Question 5 What do you understand by the given direction in relative degrees from the ships head:

“ four points on the starboard bow” ________________________________________

“Red 60º” _______________________________________

“over the starboard quarter” _______________________________________________

“abeam to port” ____________________________________________________


Question 6 Using an azimuth ring over the gyro compass (ships course 090ºT), the following sights were taken.

What are their bearings in degrees true:

“090ºRel” _________________________________________________________

“180ºRel” __________________________________________________________

“SE” __________________________________________________________

“NNE” __________________________________________________________

Question 7 Define the term:

“Advance” _________________________________________________________

“Transfer” __________________________________________________________


Question 8 In a vessel experiencing excessive yaw, what do you understand by the phrase “fighting the wheel”.


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Question 9 What are the dangers of a vessel surfing in a following sea.


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