SEAMANSHIP QUIZ March 2013

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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

displaying red over white over red lights is:

A. sailing

B. fishing, under way

C. pilot vessel under way, making way

D. none of the above

2. INTERNATIONAL RULES: In a

meeting situation, two vessels will pass

clear starboard to starboard. What whistle signal is required?

A. 1 short blast

B. 2 short blasts

C. 5 or more short blasts

D. no signal is required

3. INTERNATIONAL RULES: A towboat

displaying a diamond dayshape:

A. is at anchor

B. has a submerged tow

C. has a tow over 200 meters in length

D. has a tow with dangerous cargo

4. The elevation of rocks, hills and other

topographical features is shown on a chart in:

A. feet above mean low water

B. feet above mean lower low water

C. feet above mean high water

D. feet above mean higher water

5. A red buoy would show what color light?

A. white only

B. white or red

C. red only

D. would not be lighted

Answers

1.D, Rule 27 2.D, Rule 34 3.C, Rule 24 4.C 5.C

March 2013 issue