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62: The Greenville Gage reads 10.6 feet. The high point of your towboat is 54 feet above water. What is the vertical clearance as you pass under the Greenville Highway Bridge?
N a. 75.4 feet Y b. 65.4 feet N c. 54.2 feet N d. 44.4 feet68: The river will be temporarily closed to navigation at mile 531.3 AHP due to repairs to the bridge. This will occur at 1300, 5 January, and last for six hours. What minimum speed over the ground must you make from Red River Landing Gage in order not to be delayed?
N a. 7.3 mph N b. 6.8 mph Y c. 6.4 mph N d. 6.0 mph297: What course should you steer per standard magnetic compass in order to navigate down the center of York River Entrance Channel (ignore set and drift)?
N a. 149°psc N b. 145°psc Y c. 141°psc N d. 139°psc318: From your 1915 fix you come right and steer a course of 200°T. At 2000, your position is LAT 37°05.5'N, LONG 76°07.0'W. Your intention is to pass through Chesapeake Channel. If there are no set and drift, what course would you steer per standard magnetic compass to make good a course of 145°T?
Y a. 156° N b. 151° N c. 139° N d. 134°336: What speed have you made good from 1710 to 1810?
Y a. 6.3 knots N b. 5.5 knots N c. 4.9 knots N d. 4.2 knots378: A vessel at LAT 37°24.0'N, LONG 178°15.0'W, heads for a destination at LAT 34°18.0'N, LONG 178°25.0°E. Determine the true course and distance by Mercator sailing.
N a. 041°T, 273.9 miles N b. 047°T, 273.9 miles Y c. 221°T, 247.2 miles N d. 227°T, 247.2 miles817: On 15 December , in DR position LAT 23°24.0'N, LONG 55°36.0'W, you take an ex-meridian observation of the Sun's lower limb. The chronometer time of the sight is 03h 45m 19s, and the chronometer error is 00m 00s. The sextant altitude (hs) is 43°02.3'. The index error is 2.6' on the arc, and your height of eye is 65.0 feet. What is the latitude at meridian transit?
Y a. LAT 23°33.5'N N b. LAT 23°35.8'N N c. LAT 23°38.1'N N d. LAT 23°40.6'N829: On 8 May , in DR position LAT 30°26.0'N, LONG 46°55.1'W, you take an ex-meridian observation of Dubhe. The chronometer time of the sight is 11h 10m 54s, and the chronometer error is 01m 18s slow. The sextant altitude (hs) is 58°35.0'. The index error is 1.5' on the arc, and your height of eye is 44 feet. What is the latitude at meridian transit?
N a. LAT 30°12.5'N Y b. LAT 30°19.8'N N c. LAT 30°27.6'N N d. LAT 30°35.8'N990: On 24 March , your 0800 zone time fix gives you a position of LAT 22°16.0'N, LONG 31°45.0'W. Your vessel is steaming a course of 285°T at a speed of 16.5 knots. An observation of the Sun's upper limb is made at 0938 zone time, and the observed altitude (Ho) is 46°32.2'. The chronometer reads 11h 41m 01s, and the chronometer error is 02m 50s fast. Local apparent noon occurs at 1214 zone time, and a meridian altitude of the Sun's lower limb is made. The observed altitude (Ho) for this sight is 68°55.8'. Determine the vessel's 1200 zone time position.
N a. LAT 22°35.0'N, LONG 30°29.0'W Y b. LAT 22°35.0'N, LONG 32°51.0'W N c. LAT 22°36.0'N, LONG 32°10.5'W N d. LAT 22°36.0'N, LONG 32°55.2'W1143: Which town is located at mile 663.5 AHP?
N a. Friers Point Y b. Helena N c. St. Francis N d. Rodney1149: As you approach Dean Island Light (mile 754.8 AHP), which type of daymark will be observed at the light?
N a. Green triangle Y b. Green diamond N c. Green square N d. Red-and-green banded square1150: The highest point on your towboat is 48 feet above the water, and the Memphis Gage reads +7.5 feet. What is the vertical clearance when you pass under the Hernando Desoto Bridge in Memphis?
Y a. 53.2 feet N b. 58.1 feet N c. 68.2 feet N d. 96.3 feet1202: Your 0830 DR position is LAT 27°33'S, LONG 79°17'E. Your vessel is on a course of 066°T, at a speed of 19.5 knots. Determine the time of LAN on 10 December .
Y a. 1131 N b. 1136 N c. 1153 N d. 12151220: Anchorage regulations for this area may be obtained from __________.
N a. Chesapeake Bay Port Authority, Hampton VA N b. Virginia - Maryland Pilots Association Y c. Office of the Commander 5th Coast Guard District N d. Commanding General, Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.1268: On 25 December , your 0330 ZT DR position is LAT 25°15.0'N, LONG 32°16.0'W. You are on course 145°T at a speed of 20 knots. What will be the zone time of sunrise at your vessel?
N a. 0623 N b. 0635 N c. 0641 Y d. 06471720: As you approach mile 427.6 AHP, you see on the right side a white buoy with orange bands and open face diamond. This buoy shows __________.
N a. safe water N b. preferred channel Y c. danger N d. special marks1879: On 13 September , your 1830 ZT DR position was LAT 23°03'S, LONG 105°16'E when you observed a faint unidentifiable star through a hole in the clouds. The star bore 351.5°T at a sextant altitude (hs) of 62°05.6'. The chronometer read 11h 24m 39s and is 5m 08s slow. The index error is 1.0' off the arc, and the height of eye is 52 feet. What star did you observe?
N a. Alpha Herculis N b. Kappa Scorpii N c. Alpha Arae Y d. Beta Ophiuchi2024: On 3 December , evening twilight for your vessel will occur at 1901 zone time. Your vessel's DR position for this time will be LAT 24°18.5'S, LONG 110°30.6'W. Considering their magnitude and location, what are the three stars best suited to observe for a fix at star time?
N a. Canopus, Hamal, Deneb Y b. Alpheratz, Achernar, Nunki N c. Antares, Fomalhaut, Mirfak N d. Rigel, Canopus, Regulus2062: You are downbound, passing by Spanish Moss Lt. (mile 534.2 AHP), when you observe on your Mississippi River map several black broken lines extending into the river from the bank. These indicate __________.
N a. fleeting areas N b. revetments N c. dikes Y d. weirs2186: At 0922, on 24 May, you are abreast the St. Catherine Bar Lt. (mile 348.6 AHP). If you are turning for 8.0 mph, what is the current?
Y a. 1.0 mph N b. 1.4 mph N c. 2.0 mph N d. 7.0 mph2340: You have steamed 775 miles at 17 knots, and consumed 145 tons of fuel. If you have to steam 977 miles to complete the voyage, how many tons of fuel will be consumed while steaming at 18 knots?
Y a. 204 tons N b. 181 tons N c. 163 tons N d. 129 tons2695: You are underway on course 017°T at a speed of 14.2 knots.
You sight a buoy bearing 025°T at a radar range of 3.7 miles at 1947. If you change course at 1953, what is the course to steer to leave the buoy abeam to starboard at 0.1 mile?
N a. 021°T N b. 024°T Y c. 027°T N d. 030°T2780: Which type of daymark will you see as you approach Old Levee Light (mile 385.2 AHP)?
N a. Green diamond N b. Red square Y c. Green square N d. Private aid - no daymark2782: What is your ETA at the Helena Highway Bridge?
Y a. 1335, 24 Sept N b. 1109, 24 Sept N c. 0926, 24 Sept N d. 0458, 24 Sept2897: You are steaming on a course of 327°T at 13 knots. At 0207 you observe a lighthouse bearing 020°T. At 0226 the lighthouse bears 042°T. What is your distance off at the second bearing?
N a. 8.5 miles Y b. 8.9 miles N c. 9.2 miles N d. 9.7 miles2899: You are steaming on a course of 208°T at 21 knots. At 2019 you observe a lighthouse bearing 129°T. At 2030 the lighthouse bears 103°T. What is your distance off at the second bearing?
N a. 8.2 miles Y b. 8.6 miles N c. 8.9 miles N d. 9.3 miles2900: You are steaming on a course of 167°T at 19.5 knots. At 1837 you observe a lighthouse bearing 224°T. At 1904 the lighthouse bears 268°T. What is your distance off at the second bearing?
N a. 8.8 miles N b. 9.5 miles Y c. 10.4 miles N d. 11.3 miles3096: If the pitch of the propeller is 20.1 feet, and the revolutions per day are 118,178, calculate the day's run allowing 6% negative slip.
N a. 367.2 miles N b. 381.6 miles N c. 398.4 miles Y d. 414.1 miles3100: The pitch of the propeller on your vessel is 19'09". You estimate the slip at -3%. If you averaged 82 RPM for the day's run, how many miles did you steam?
N a. 370.8 N b. 373.6 N c. 393.7 Y d. 395.33314: You have steamed 150 miles and consumed 17 tons of fuel. If you maintain the same speed, how many tons of fuel will you consume while steaming 350 miles?
N a. 12.82 tons N b. 29.41 tons N c. 34.00 tons Y d. 39.66 tons3621: Your vessel is steering course 216° per standard magnetic compass, variation for the area is 9°W, and deviation is 2°E. The wind is from the east, producing a 5° leeway. What true course are you making good?
N a. 204°T Y b. 214°T N c. 223°T N d. 227°T3636: You desire to make good a true course of 279°. The variation is 8°W, magnetic compass deviation is 3°E, and gyrocompass error is 1°E. A north-northwesterly wind produces 3° leeway. What is the course to steer per standard magnetic compass (psc) to make the true course good?
N a. 281°psc N b. 284°psc Y c. 287°psc N d. 290°psc10609: At 1922 your GPS position is LAT 41°04.9'N, LONG 72°42.1'W. You are on course 085° per standard magnetic compass at a speed of 10 knots. At 2019 your GPS position is 1 mile due south of Twenty-Eight Foot Shoal Lighted Buoy "TE". What were your set and drift?
Y a. 343°T at 0.7 knot N b. 340°T at 1.2 knots N c. 164°T at 0.9 knot N d. 161°T at 1.1 knots11013: What will be the height of the tide at Horton Pt., New York, on 16 June 1983, at 1845 DST (ZD +4)?
N a. 0.2 foot Y b. 2.7 feet N c. 4.1 feet N d. 5.5 feet12109: You sight Tue Marshes Light (LAT 37°14.1'N, LONG 76°23.2'W) in line with Goodwin Thorofare Light "16" (LAT 37°13.7'N, LONG 76°25.0'W) dead ahead bearing 264° per standard magnetic compass. Which statement is TRUE?
Y a. The compass error is 11°W. N b. The deviation table must be corrected for the change in date. N c. The deviation is 1°W for a bearing of 264° only. N d. The variation is 9°W for a bearing of 264° only.12701: You are on course 298° per standard magnetic compass when you take the following bearings: Block Island Southeast Point Light - 058°psc Block Island Aero Beacon - 005°psc Montauk Point Light - 268°psc What is your position?
N a. LAT 41°08.3'N, LONG 71°35.0'W Y b. LAT 41°08.2'N, LONG 71°34.4'W N c. LAT 41°08.1'N, LONG 71°33.8'W N d. LAT 41°08.0'N, LONG 71°34.1'W14102: Your vessel is awaiting lockage at Bonneville Locks when you notice that the lock is displaying an amber signal light. What type of vessel is allowed to enter the chamber under this signal?
N a. Vessels owned or operated by the United States N b. Passenger vessels Y c. Commercial freight and log-tow vessels N d. All vessels14303: What is the height above the water of light No. 84 on the Columbia River below Bonneville lock & dam?
N a. 10 feet Y b. 14 feet N c. 18 feet N d. 24 feet15025: What is the mile point of the Arkansas City Gage?
Y a. 554.1 AHP N b. 556.8 AHP N c. 560.0 AHP N d. 562.8 AHP15029: What type of daymark will you see as you approach Gold Dust Bar Light (mile 793.3 AHP) ?
Y a. Red diamond N b. Red triangle N c. Green square N d. Green diamond15162: At 1920, Cape Henry Light bears 231°pgc, and Chesapeake Channel Tunnel North Light bears 294°pgc. If your heading is 268°T, what is the relative bearing of Chesapeake Light?
Y a. 213° N b. 201° N c. 194° N d. 179°15239: At 1000 buoy "PI" is abeam to starboard a distance of 0.5 mile. From this position, with a set of 295° and a drift of 1.6 knots, what course must you steer to arrive at a point with Buoy "TE" one mile abeam to starboard?
Y a. 247°T N b. 249°T N c. 251°T N d. 253°T15462: Visibility has decreased to 1 mile in haze. At 0948, you take the following radar ranges. What course should you steer per gyrocompass from this fix to enter the channel between buoys "19" and "20"?
Thimble Shoal Light - 5.9 miles
South end of trestle C of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge
and Tunnel - 3.8 miles
South end of trestle B of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge
and Tunnel - 5.4 miles
N a. 001°pgc N b. 004°pgc N c. 007°pgc Y d. 010°pgc15716: At 1210, you are in position LAT 41°14.3'N, LONG 72°16.5'W. What is the depth of water below your keel?
Y a. 97 feet (29.4 meters) N b. 108 feet (32.7 meters) N c. 119 feet (36.1 meters) N d. 125 feet (37.9 meters)15938: At 1910 you obtain the following bearings:
Bartlett Reef Light 268°T
Race Rock Light 147°T
Little Gull Island Light 198°T
Which of the following is your position at 1910?
N a. LAT 41°17.4'N, LONG 72°05.6'W N b. LAT 41°17.0'N, LONG 72°07.1'W Y c. LAT 41°16.6'N, LONG 72°04.6'W N d. LAT 41°16.2'N, LONG 72°06.4'W16264: Which statement about your 0400 position is true?
N a. You are governed by the Inland Rules of the Road. N b. Anchoring, trawling and fishing are prohibited. N c. The ocean floor is composed of shingle. Y d. You are within the Territorial Sea and the contiguous zone.16318: What true course and speed did you make good between 0730 and 0900?
N a. 273°T, 8.7 knots Y b. 277°T, 8.4 knots N c. 279°T, 8.0 knots N d. 284°T, 7.5 knots16839: At 0800 you reduce speed from sea speed. Speed was reduced by the time you passed abeam of Cape Charles Lighted Bell Buoy "12" at 0814. At this time Buoy "12" was abeam on your starboard side at a distance of 0.65 mile. Assuming you continue to make good your course of 202°T, what is your new speed if you pass abeam of Cape Charles Lighted Bell Buoy "14" at a distance of 1.5 miles at 0907?
N a. 13.6 knots Y b. 12.9 knots N c. 12.3 knots N d. 12.0 knots