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

1. INTERNATIONAL RULES: A vessel other than a crossing one shall not normally enter a traffic separation scheme except to:

A. fish

B. pick up cargo

C. deliver fuel

D. anchor

2. INTERNATIONAL RULES: While coming around a large freighter at anchor outside the lines of demarcation, you should signal:

A. 1 short blast

B. 5 short blasts

C. 1 prolonged blast

D. 1 long blast

3. INTERNATIONAL RULES: The term "prolonged blast" is defined as a blast that lasts about:

A. 1 second

B. 4-6 seconds

C. 8-10 seconds

D. none of the above

4. A buoy showing a short-long light is:

A. an obstruction

B. a midchannel marker

C. a wreck

D. a range light

5. Where would you find the frequency of radio beacons listed?

A. pilot charts

B. Light List

C. Loran chart

D. harbor chart

Answers:

1.A, Rule 10 2.C, Rule 34(e) 3.B, Rule 32 4.B 5.B

October 2012 issue.

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