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102: The latest available information on the channel conditions above Baton Rouge that includes recommended course and the latest buoy information is found in the __________.
Y a. Local Notice to Mariners N b. Waterways Journal N c. Sailing Directions N d. Corps. of Engineers maps201: What course should you steer by your standard magnetic compass to make good a course of 280°T?
Y a. 294°psc N b. 290°psc N c. 272°psc N d. 266°psc225: From your 1920 position, you change course to enter Chesapeake Channel between buoys 9 and 10. What is the course per standard magnetic compass (psc) ?
N a. 274°psc N b. 280°psc Y c. 283°psc N d. 286°psc253: According to the DR track line from your 0100 position, how far off Roanoke Point Shoal Buoy "5" should you be when the buoy is abeam?
N a. 1.8 mile N b. 1.3 mile Y c. 0.8 mile N d. 0.2 miles312: A vessel at LAT 07°05'N, LONG 81°45'W is to proceed to LAT 08°40'N, LONG 88°00'W. What are the course and distance by mid-latitude sailing?
N a. 283.1°T, 381.2 miles Y b. 284.3°T, 384.6 miles N c. 285.6°T, 385.0 miles N d. 286.8°T, 387.4 miles494: What action should you take to compensate for the above current?
N a. Continue on the same course and speed. N b. Alter your course to the right. N c. Slow to 8.5 knots. Y d. Alter your course to the left.508: Branford Reef is __________.
N a. a hard sand shoal marked with a light Y b. completely submerged at all stages of the tide N c. surrounded by rocks awash at low water spring tides N d. a small, low, sandy islet surrounded by shoal water528: You depart LAT 38°12'S, LONG 12°06'W and steam 1543 miles on course 270°. What is the Longitude of arrival?
Y a. 44°49'W N b. 45°12'W N c. 45°37'W N d. 45°42'W606: At 0915 zone time, on 11 May , you depart Yokohama, LAT 35°27.0'N, LONG 139°39.0'E (ZD -9). You are bound for Seattle, LAT 47°36.0'N, LONG 122°22.0'W, and you estimate your speed of advance at 19.5 knots. The distance is 4,276 miles. What is your estimated zone time of arrival at Seattle?
Y a. 1932, 19 May N b. 0332, 20 May N c. 1032, 20 May N d. 1232, 20 May733: On 12 March , your 1846 zone time DR position is LONG 129°16.5'W. At that time you observe Polaris with a sextant altitude (hs) of 28°01.5'. The chronometer time of the sight is 03h 44m 10s, and the chronometer error is 01m 55s slow. The index error is 2.2' off the arc, and the height of eye is 59.8 feet (18.2 m). What is your latitude by Polaris?
Y a. 27°33.7'N N b. 27°40.9'N N c. 27°54.4'N N d. 28°06.9'N1086: On 15 July , your vessel is enroute from Portland, OR, to Singapore, Malaysia. You are steering course 243°T and making a speed of 16 knots. Your 1845 zone time DR is LAT 27°42.0'N, LONG 167°02.0'E. You observed 3 celestial bodies. Determine the latitude and longitude of your 1945 running fix. NP-0016
Y a. LAT 27°31.1'N, LONG 166°43.0'E N b. LAT 27°38.5'N, LONG 166°45.1'E N c. LAT 27°45.3'N, LONG 166°32.2'E N d. LAT 28°18.1'N, LONG 166°39.8'E1204: On 25 April , your 0930 zone time position is LAT 28°35'S, LONG 82°30'W. Your vessel is on course 300°T at a speed of 20.0 knots. Determine the time of LAN.
Y a. 1131 N b. 1158 N c. 1211 N d. 12251234: What is the distance from the Amoco Docks at Baton Rouge, LA, to Pittsburgh, PA?
Y a. 1681.7 miles N b. 1575.3 miles N c. 981.7 miles N d. 727.9 miles1263: On 18 October , your 1330 ZT DR position is LAT 27°32.0'N, LONG 154°47.0'W. You are on course 115°T at a speed of 20 knots. What will be the zone time of sunset at your vessel?
N a. 1715 N b. 1729 Y c. 1742 N d. 17511278: On 17 April , your vessel is enroute from the Panama Canal to Kobe, Japan. Your 0400 zone time DR position is LAT 26°12.0'N, LONG 126°12.0'W. Your vessel is on course 285°T at a speed of 18 knots. What will be the zone time of sunrise at your vessel?
N a. 0535 N b. 0541 N c. 0552 Y d. 06021419: Which light will you be passing at 0059, on 22 September, if you make good 9.2 knots?
Y a. Obion Bar Lt. N b. Kate Aubrey Lt. N c. Trotter Lt. N d. Quaker Oats Lt.1421: 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 Sept1500: On September 9 , your 2130 zone time (ZD +5) DR position is LAT 45°08'N, LONG 82°38'W. At that time, you observe Polaris bearing 000.5°pgc. The chronometer time of the observation is 02h 26m 09s, and the chronometer is 1m 43s slow. The variation is 8.7°W. What is the gyro error?
Y a. 0.7°E N b. 1.2°E N c. 0.8°W N d. 9.4°W1721: What is the total length of the trip?
Y a. 850.6 miles N b. 894.8miles N c. 922.5 miles N d. 946.5 miles1733: What are the dimensions of the channel maintained at Baton Rouge, LA?
N a. 30 feet x 300 feet N b. 40 feet x 300 feet Y c. 45 feet x 500 feet N d. 30 feet x 500 feet2001: On 3 February , your 0451 zone time DR position is LAT 24°15.0'S, LONG 124°24.0'W. Considering their magnitude, azimuth and altitude, which group includes the three bodies best suited for a fix at star time?
Y a. Alphard, Denebola, Acrux N b. Spica, Venus, Procyon N c. Jupiter, Dubhe, Antares N d. Mars, Arcturus, Spica2086: Ar your current speed of 22 knots you only have enough fuel remaining to travel 440 miles. You must travel 618 miles to reach your destination. What should you reduce your speed (knots) to in order to reach your destination?
N a. 17.8 Y b. 18.6 N c. 19.4 N d. 20.22094: At your current speed of 20 knots you only have enough fuel remaining to travel 218 miles. You must travel 395 miles to reach your destination. What should you reduce your speed (knots) to in order to reach your destination?
N a. 17.4 N b. 16.2 Y c. 14.9 N d. 13.72172: On 11 October , at 0516 ZT, morning stars were observed, and the vessel's position was determined to be LAT 23°21.0'N, LONG 139°27.0'W. Your vessel is steaming at 14.0 knots on a course of 293°T. A sextant observation of the Sun's lower limb is made at 0927 ZT. The chronometer reads 06h 30m 21s, and the sextant altitude (hs) is 39°48.7'. The index error is 2.0' on the arc, and the chronometer error is 02m 56s fast. Your height of eye on the bridge is 63.0 feet. What is the azimuth (Zn) of this sight using the assumed position?
N a. 116.2°T Y b. 123.4°T N c. 126.2°T N d. 128.4°T2500: You are underway and intend to make good a course of 227°T. You experience a current with a set and drift of 350°T at 2.1 knots, and a northwest wind produces a leeway of 5°. You adjust your course to compensate for the current and leeway, while maintaining an engine speed of 11 knots. What will be your speed made good over your intended course of 227°T?
N a. 18.5 knots N b. 18.1 knots N c. 17.6 knots Y d. 17.2 knots2582: From your 1750 GPS position at LAT 41°15.6'N, LONG 072°11.5'W, you plot a course of 255°T at 8.5 kts. At what time would you see Falkner Island Light, if visibility is 10 miles?
N a. 1819 Y b. 1850 N c. 1910 N d. 19172667: Your vessel is on a course of 255°T, at 14 knots. At 2126 a lighthouse is sighted dead ahead at a distance of 11 miles. You change course at this time to pass the lighthouse 3 miles abeam to port. What will be your ETA at this position off the lighthouse?
N a. 2149 N b. 2201 Y c. 2211 N d. 22283057: The propeller on a vessel has a diameter of 25.3 feet and a pitch of 23.2 feet. What would be the apparent slip if the vessel cruised 515 miles in a 23 hour day (observed distance) at an average RPM of 93?
N a. -3.6% N b. +3.6% Y c. -5.2% N d. +5.2%3616: You desire to make good a true course of 046°. The variation is 6°E, magnetic compass deviation is 12°W, and the gyrocompass error is 3°W. A northerly wind produces a 5° leeway. What is the course to steer per standard magnetic compass to make good the true course?
Y a. 047°psc N b. 049°psc N c. 052°psc N d. 057°psc3627: Your vessel is steering course 243°psc. Variation for the area is 5°E, and deviation is 2°W. The wind is from the south-southeast, producing a 2° leeway. What true course are you making good?
N a. 242°T N b. 244°T N c. 246°T Y d. 248°T3641: You desire to make good a true course of 174°. The variation is 17°W, magnetic compass deviation is 4°W, and gyrocompass error is 4°E. A west-southwest wind produces a 4° leeway. What is the course to steer per standard magnetic compass to make the true course good?
N a. 195°psc N b. 197°psc Y c. 199°psc N d. 203°psc3650: The true course between two points is 194°. Your gyrocompass has an error of 2°W and you make an allowance of 1° leeway for a southwest wind. What gyro course should you steer to make the true course good?
N a. 193°pgc N b. 195°pgc Y c. 197°pgc N d. 199°pgc4013: You swung ship and compared the magnetic compass against the gyro compass to find deviation. Gyro error is 2°W. The variation is 8°W. Find the deviation on a gyro heading of 039°.
HEADING HEADING HEADING
PSC PGC PSC PGC PSC PGC
358.5° - 354° 122.5° - 114° 239.5° - 234°
030.5° - 024° 152.0° - 144° 269.0° - 264°
061.5° - 054° 181.0° - 174° 298.0° - 294°
092.0° - 084° 210.0° - 204° 327.5° - 324°
N a. 0.8°E N b. 0.0° N c. 0.5°W Y d. 1.0°W10602: At 1815 your GPS position is LAT 41°09.2'N, LONG 72°36.9'W. You are steering course 285° per standard magnetic compass at a speed of 16 knots. At 1909 you fix your position by plotting several compass bearings on nearby known fixed objects. These result in a position of LAT 41°08.5'N, LONG 72°53.7'W. What were your set and drift?
N a. 292°T at 1.8 knots N b. 243°T at 1.0 knot N c. 118°T at 1.9 knots Y d. 111°T at 2.1 knots10701: At 0947 your position is LAT 41°15.9'N, LONG 71°41.7'W. You are on course 182° per magnetic compass at 11.3 knots. At 1020 your position is LAT 41°09.2'N, LONG 71°40.6'W. What were the set and drift?
N a. 211°T at 1.0 knot Y b. 229°T at 2.0 knots N c. 058°T at 1.8 knots N d. 043°T at 1.1 knots11306: At 1919 your position is LAT 37°00.0'N, LONG 75°30.0'W. At 1950 your position is LAT 36°59.5'N, LONG 75°37.0'W. What is the speed made good?
N a. 5.6 knots N b. 8.2 knots N c. 9.1 knots Y d. 10.9 knots12901: Your 1152 position is LAT 37°23.9'N, LONG 76°05.5'W. You are turning for 10.3 knots. What is your ETA at Trestle C of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel if you follow York Spit Channel?
Y a. 1404 N b. 1349 N c. 1342 N d. 133913703: NOAA weather broadcasts can be received on what frequency while navigating off Cape Henry?
N a. 162.45 MHz Y b. 162.55 MHz N c. 162.65 MHz N d. 162.70 MHz15026: The highest point on your towboat is 53 feet above the water, and the Helena Gage (mile 663 AHP) reads 6.7 feet. What is the vertical clearance when you pass under the Helena Highway Bridge in Helena?
Y a. 59.9 feet N b. 62.5 feet N c. 64.1 feet N d. 65.5 feet15107: At 1752, your position is LAT 37°04.3'N, LONG 76°06.4'W. On a flood current you should expect to be set to the __________.
Y a. north northwest N b. south southwest N c. east southeast N d. east15119: What is the height above water of Davis Creek Channel Light "1"?
N a. 6 feet (1.8 meters) Y b. 15 feet (4.6 meters) N c. 17 feet (5.2 meters) N d. 24 feet (7.3 meters)15306: Your 0200 position is LAT 37°23.5'N, LONG 76°09.2'W. Your speed is 8 knots, and your course is 095°T. Which statement is TRUE?
N a. The depth of the water in your vicinity is about 38 to 40 fathoms (69.1 meters to 72.7 meters). Y b. You are less than a mile from a sunken wreck which could interfere with your tow. N c. The closest major aid to navigation is New Point Comfort Light. N d. You will pass through a disposal area on your present course.15365: Which loran line can you follow to remain clear of all danger until south of New London?
N a. 9960-W-15000 N b. 9960-W-14900 N c. 9960-X-26450 Y d. 9960-Y-4396015456: On 25 February, your vessel is berthed near Lamberts Point in Norfolk. You are preparing to sail for Baltimore and wish to be transiting York Spit Channel while the morning flood current is at its maximum speed. At what time should you be between buoys "33" and "34"? And, what will be the speed of the flood at this time?
N a. 0513, 0.8 k Y b. 0810, 1.2 k N c. 0810, 1.5 k N d. 1124, 1.2 k16320: Which course should you change to per standard magnetic compass as you pass SW Ledge Light to remain in the channel?
N a. 007°psc N b. 014°psc Y c. 021°psc N d. 026°psc16515: What action should you take to compensate for the above current?
N a. Continue on the same course and speed. Y b. Alter your course to the left. N c. Slow to 8.5 knots. N d. Alter your course to the right.16707: Point Judith Harbor of Refuge __________.
N a. is used mostly by towing vessels N b. has a maximum depth of 14 feet at MHW N c. is easily accessible in heavy southerly seas Y d. is entered through the East Gap or the West Gap