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Seamanship Quiz

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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 engaged in fishing during the day would be required to display:

A. red ball over a white ball

B. a bucket in the rigging

C. a basket in the rigging

D. a black ball in the rigging

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. INTERNATIONAL RULES: A signal consisting of a square having above or below it a ball or anything resembling a ball is:

A. a submarine on the bottom

B. a vessel not under command

C. a vessel in distress

D. a vessel aground

4. INLAND RULES: A special flashing light is yellow and flashes at a regular interval rate of how many flashes per minute?

A. 120

B. 20 to 50

C. 50 to 70

D. any of the above

5. Buys-Ballot’s law refers to:

A. checking temperature with a sling

thermometer

B. wind speed over water

C. atmospheric pressure

D. storm center facing wind

Answers:

1. C, Rule 26

2. B, Rule 21(c)

3. C, Annex IV

4. C, Rule 21

5. D

December 2013 issue