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SEAMANSHIP QUIZ - October 2013

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

1. INTERNATIONAL RULES: Flying red over white lights would be proper when

A. laying nets

B. trawling

C. pulling dredge nets

D. trolling

2. INTERNATIONAL RULES: When approaching a vessel from astern, at how far abaft the beam would it be an overtaking situation:

A. 0°

B. 11.25°

C. 22.5°

D. 28°

3. INTERNATIONAL RULES: A 40-meter towboat towing less than 150 meters astern would show how many white lights from the masthead?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

4. An occluded front is when the:

A. front ceases to move

B. front overtakes another front

C. cold front becomes a warm front

D. front reverses direction

5. Which of the following types of fire extinguisher is not normally recharged aboard a boat?

A. 2.5-gallon foam

B. 2.5-pound dry chemical

C. 4-pound carbon dioxide

D. soda acid


1. A, Rule 26 2. C, Rule 13 3. B, Rule 24 4. B 5. C

October 2013 issue