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Seamanship Quiz - October 2014

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

1. INTERNATIONAL RULES: Which are called towing lights?

A. two amber 225° lights, one over the other

B. a string-out of yellow lights, horizontally

C. an after stack white light

D. a yellow 135° light

2. INTERNATIONAL RULES: Which is not a vessel restricted in ability to maneuver?

A. constrained by draft

B. surveying

C. tending buoys

D. towing, with a difficult tow

3. INTERNATIONAL RULES: Vessels over 12 meters will be equipped with what sound signaling device(s):

A. whistle and bell

B. whistle, bell and gong

C. whistle, bell and foghorn

D. none of the above

4. INLAND RULES: In a crossing situation, the vessel that has the other on her starboard side shall, if circumstances permit:

A. make substantial course or speed changes

B. maintain course and speed

C. alter course to port

D. avoid crossing ahead of the other vessel

5. As the temperature increases, the air will hold:

A. more moisture

B. less moisture

C. remain the same

D. air cannot hold moisture


1. D, Rule 21

2. A, Rule 27

3. A, Rule 33

4. D, Rule 15

5. A

October 2014 issue