Seamanship  Quiz

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

1. INTERNATIONAL RULES: A vessel nearing a blind bend in a channel would sound what signal?

A. 1 long blast
B. 1 prolonged blast
C. 4 short blasts
D. none of the above

2. INTERNATIONAL RULES: A stern light covers an arc of how much on each side of the vessel?

A. 135 degrees
B. 67.5 degrees
C. 12 points
D. 10 points

3. INLAND RULES: A vessel not under command shall exhibit two all-round red lights in a vertical line, side lights and a stern light when:

A. anchored or aground
B. underway, not making way
C. underway
D. making way

4. INLAND RULES: A sailing vessel shall keep out of the way of:

A. a vessel engaged in fishing
B. a vessel not under command
C. a vessel restricted in ability to maneuver
D. all of the above

5. The rate at which a barometer falls indicates the rate of:

A. decreasing humidity
B. approach and intensity of a storm
C. clearing and temperature rise
D. fog formation

ANSWERS: 1. B, Rule 9(f) 2. B, Rule 21(c) 3. D, Rule 27 4. D, Rule 18 5. B

This article originally appeared in the February 2018 issue.