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Seamanship Quiz

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute www.captains.com

1. INTERNATIONAL RULES: What fog signal would be given by a vessel unable to maneuver due to an exceptional circumstance?

A. 1 prolonged and 2 short

B. 1 prolonged and 3 short

C. 1 prolonged

D. 5 short

2. INTERNATIONAL RULES: Three flashes of light from a vessel at night indicates:

A. operating astern propulsion

B. distress

C. danger or doubt

D. none of the above

3. INTERNATIONAL RULES: An orange flag with a square and a circle is a:

A. course change

B. distress

C. communication with others

D. danger

4. Which extinguishers could be used in place of a fixed CO2 system in the engine room of a gasoline-powered boat?

A. two 2.5-gallon foam

B. two 15-pound carbon dioxide

C. two 10-pound dry chemical

D. any of the above

5. What should be used to remove a foreign object from the eye?

A. dry cotton

B. damp cotton

C. sterilized needle

D. tweezers



Answers:
1.A, Rules 35.3   2.A, Rule 34   3.B, Annex IV   4.D   5.B

This quiz originally appeared in the September 2012 issue.

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