USCG Questions on MODU03: Ballast Control Operator

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  • Exam Code: MODU03 Endorsement: Ballast Control Operator Modules : Q440 – Q441
  • Q440-Ballast Control Operator-Deck General Safety
    • Meteorology and oceanography
      • Characteristics of weather systems
    • Fire prevention and firefighting appliances:
      • Basic firefighting and prevention of fires
      • Classes and chemistry of fire
      • Firefighting equipment and regulations
      • Firefighting systems
      • Organization of fire drills
    • Medical care
      • First aid
      • First response medical action
    • Maritime law and regulation
      • International maritime law
      • National maritime law
    • Communications
      • Radio communications and FCC permit
      • Radiotelephone procedures
    • Lifesaving/Survival:
      • Emergency radio transmissions
      • Lifesaving appliance operation (launching, boat handling)
      • Procedures/rules for lifeboats, survival suits
      • Survival at sea
  • Q441-Ballast Control Operator-MODU Operations
    • Stability, ballasting, construction and damage control
      • Principles of ship construction, structural members
      • Trim and stability
      • Damaged trim and stability countermeasures
      • Stability and trim calculations
      • Load line requirements
    • Operating manual
      • Rig characteristics and limitations
      • Hydrostatics data
      • Tank tables
      • KG limitations
      • Severe storm instructions
      • Transit instructions
      • On-station instructions
      • Unexpected list or trim
      • Ballasting procedures
      • Operation of bilge system
      • Completion of variable load form
      • Evaluation of variable load form
      • Emergency procedures
    • Maneuvering and handling
    • Heavy weather operations
      • Mooring, positioning
    • Emergency procedures and contingency plans:
      • Fire or explosion
      • Abandon unit
      • Man overboard
      • Heavy weather
      • Collision
      • Failure of ballast control system
      • Mooring emergencies
      • Blowouts
      • H2S safety
    • General Engineering—Power plants and auxiliary systems
      • Marine engineering terminology
      • Offshore drilling operations
      • Maritime law and regulation
      • National maritime law
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