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: Which vessels are normally allowed to anchor in a narrow channel?

A. not under command

B. restricted in ability to maneuver

C. engaged in fishing

D. none of the above

2. INTERNATIONAL RULES: For determining safe speed, all the following factors are mentioned in the Rules except:

A. presence of background light at night

B. draft in relation to the available water depth

C. competency of the crew

D. constraints imposed by the radar range scale in use

3. INTERNATIONAL RULES: The danger signal may be given in which of these situations?

A. meeting and overtaking

B. meeting and crossing

C. overtaking and crossing

D. meeting, crossing or overtaking

4. A dye marker used as a distress signal must be:

A. red

B. orange

C. yellow

D. any color

5. INSPECTED VESSELS: A carbon dioxide fire extinguisher is required to be recharged if the weight loss exceeds:

A. 1 percent of the weight of the charge

B. 5 percent of the weight of the charge

C. 7 percent of the weight of the charge

D. 10 percent of the weight of the charge

ANSWERS: 1. D, Rule 9(g) 2. C, Rule 6 3. Rule 34(D) 4. D 5. D

This article originally appeared in the March 2018 issue.