Seamanship Quiz - January 2014

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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: When two sailing vessels are running free, with the wind on the same side, which one must keep out of the way of the other?

A. the one closest to the wind

B. the one farthest from the wind

C. the one to windward

D. the one to leeward

2. The International Rules of the Road shall be followed by all vessels and seaplanes:

A. upon International waters only

B. upon the high seas and all Inland waters

C. upon the high seas and in all waters

connected therewith navigable by

seagoing vessels

D. upon the high seas and in all waters connected therewith navigable by seagoing vessels except on the Great Lakes

3. INTERNATIONAL RULES: A sailboat towing a disabled power vessel in the fog on the high seas sounds what signal?

A. 1 prolonged, 2 short blasts

B. 1 prolonged, 3 short blasts

C. 1 prolonged blast

D. 1 short, 1 prolonged, 1 short blasts

4. INLAND RULES: A power-driven vessel with a tow exceeding 200 meters astern shall exhibit, in addition to the normal running lights:

A. green over red at the masthead

B. red over green at the masthead

C. 2 masthead lights in a vertical line

D. 3 masthead lights in a vertical line

Answers

1. C, Rule 12

2. C, Rule 1(a)

3. A, Rule 35(c)

4. D, Rule 24

January 2014 issue