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Seamanship Quiz - November 2013

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

1. INTERNATIONAL RULES: Four short blasts on a whistle in fog means:

A. danger

B. distress

C. backing

D. pilot vessel

2. INTERNATIONAL RULES: Vessels engaged in fishing, under way but not making way:

A. show red over white, plus masthead, side and stern lights

B. do not show red over white lights

C. do not show side or stern lights

D. show only anchor lights

3. INTERNATIONAL RULES: A vessel not under command, a towing vessel and a sailing vessel all:

A. are considered “restricted in ability to maneuver”

B. have the right of way over a fishing vessel

C. shall avoid impeding the safe passage of a vessel constrained by draft

D. sound the same fog signal

4. In the U.S. Aids to Navigation System, red and green horizontally banded buoys mark:

A. channels for shallow-draft vessels

B. general anchorage areas

C. fishing grounds

D. junctions or bifurcations

5. One degree of latitude equals:

A. 1 nautical mile

B. 6 miles

C. 60 miles

D. none of the above


1.D, Rule 35 2.C, Rule 26 3.D, Rule 35 4.D 5.C

November 2013 issue