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197: At 2215, Cape Henry Light bears 242°pgc, Cape Charles Light bears 010.5°pgc, and Chesapeake Channel Tunnel North Light bears 319°pgc. You are heading 271°pgc. What is the relative bearing of Thimble Shoal Light?
Y a. 014° N b. 017° N c. 280° N d. 332°220: From your 1715 fix, you steer 214°T at 12 knots. At 1800,
you take the following bearings:
Chesapeake Light bearing 175°pgc
Cape Henry Light bearing 239°pgc
Cape Charles Light bearing 293°pgc
Your 1800 position is __________.
N a. LAT 37°02.7'N, LONG 75°42.7'W Y b. LAT 37°02.9'N, LONG 75°43.1'W N c. LAT 37°03.0'N, LONG 75°43.3'W N d. LAT 37°03.1'N, LONG 75°42.8'W246: The red sector of New London Harbor Light covers from __________.
N a. 040° - 310° N b. 000° - 031° N c. 208° - 220° Y d. 000° - 041°330: Which chart could you use for greater detail of the area at the south end of York Spit Channel?
N a. 12254 N b. 12226 N c. 12224 Y d. 12222335: At 1810, you obtain the following bearings:
Cape Charles Light bearing 005° pgc
Cape Henry Light bearing 251.5° pgc
What is your position?
N a. LAT 36°56.0'N, LONG 75°58.5'W N b. LAT 36°55.4'N, LONG 75°56.0'W Y c. LAT 36°56.8'N, LONG 75°55.6'W N d. LAT 36°57.4'N, LONG 75°54.6'W396: A vessel at LAT 10°22.0'S, LONG 7°18.0'E, heads for a destination at LAT 6°52.0'N, LONG 57°23.0'W. Determine the true course and distance by Mercator sailing.
N a. 285°T, 3825.3 miles Y b. 285°T, 4025.7 miles N c. 296°T, 3825.3 miles N d. 296°T, 4025.7 miles435: Which course should you change to per standard magnetic compass as you pass SW Ledge Light to remain in the channel?
N a. 026°psc Y b. 022°psc N c. 014°psc N d. 007°psc439: At 0337, fog closes in and you anchor under the following radar ranges and bearing:
South tip of Watch Hill Point 3.0 miles
East point of Fishers Island 1.4 miles
Latimer Reef Light 331°T
What is the approximate depth of water at your anchorage?
N a. 135 feet (40.9 meters) N b. 120 feet (36.4 meters) Y c. 100 feet (30.3 meters) N d. 83 feet (25.2 meters)454: Determine the great circle distance and initial course from LAT 26°00.0'S, LONG 56°00.0'W to LAT 34°00.0'S, LONG 18°15.0'E.
N a. 3705 miles, 153°T N b. 3841 miles, 068°T N c. 3849 miles, 248°T Y d. 3805 miles, 117°T512: At 0200, you take the following bearings:
Falkner Island Light 004.5°T
Kelsey Pt. Breakwater Lt. 054.0°T
Horton Point Light 115.0°T
What were the set and drift from 0130?
Y a. 260° at 1.0 knot N b. 080° at 0.5 knot N c. 260° at 0.5 knot N d. There is no current.519: At 0520 you are on course 243°pgc at 12 knots. What is the course per standard magnetic compass?
N a. 227°psc N b. 233°psc N c. 258°psc Y d. 262°psc610: At 0820 zone time, on 10 April , you depart Yokohoma, LAT 35°27.0'N, LONG 139°39.0'E (ZD -9). You are bound for Honolulu, LAT 21°18.5'N, LONG 157°52.2'W (ZD +10) and you estimate your speed of advance at 17.5 knots. The distance is 3,397 miles. What is your estimated zone time of arrival at Honolulu?
N a. 0127, 17 April Y b. 1527, 17 April N c. 0127, 18 April N d. 0927, 18 April612: At 0530 zone time, on 20 December , you depart Cape Town (ZD -1). You are bound for New York (ZD +5), and you estimate your speed of advance at 25 knots. The distance is 6,762 miles. What is your estimated zone time of arrival at New York?
N a. 1200, 31 December N b. 1100, 31 December N c. 0700, 31 December Y d. 0600, 31 December621: You are on a voyage from New York, NY, to San Francisco, CA. The distance from pilot to pilot is 5132 miles. The speed of advance is 13.5 knots. You estimate 32 hours for bunkering at Colon, and 14 hours for the Panama Canal transit. If you take departure at 0600 hours (ZD +4), 16 May, what is your ETA (ZD +7) at San Francisco?
N a. 0609, 1 June Y b. 2109, 2 June N c. 0009, 3 June N d. 0409, 3 June818: On 30 December , in DR position LAT 28°24.0'S, LONG 32°15.0'W, you take an ex-meridian observation of the Sun's lower limb. The chronometer time of the sight is 02h 09m 16s, and the chronometer error is 00m 00s. The sextant altitude (hs) is 84°03.3'. The index error is 3.5' off the arc, and your height of eye is 62.0 feet. What is the latitude at meridian transit?
N a. LAT 28°50.6'S Y b. LAT 28°51.9'S N c. LAT 28°54.2'S N d. LAT 28°56.6'S1094: On 12 Oct. , your vessel is on course 081°T, speed 20 knots. Your 1800 zone time DR position is LAT 26°11.0'S, LONG 77°18.0'E. You observed 3 celestial bodies. Determine the latitude and longitude of your 1835 running fix. NP-0024
N a. LAT 26°05.5'S, LONG 77°14.5'E N b. LAT 26°07.5'S, LONG 77°34.0'E N c. LAT 26°09.0'S, LONG 77°27.5'E Y d. LAT 26°12.0'S, LONG 77°31.0'E1300: You estimate the current as 2.5 mph. What is the speed over the ground?
N a. 11.0 mph N b. 8.0 mph Y c. 6.0 mph N d. 5.5 mph1488: At 2326 ZT, on 22 June , your vessel's position is LAT 28°30'N, LONG 150°04'W. An azimuth of the planet Jupiter is observed, and the standard compass bearing is 250.4°. The chronometer reads 09h 24m 36s and is 01m 12s slow. The variation of this area is 13.5°E. What is the deviation of the standard compass?
N a. 3.0°W N b. 3.5°W N c. 1.5°E Y d. 2.3°E1650: On 22 October , in DR position LAT 21°51.0'S, LONG 76°24.0'E, you observe an amplitude of the Sun. The Sun's center is on the visible horizon and bears 256°psc. The chronometer reads 01h 01m 25s and is 01m 15s fast. Variation for the area is 2°E. What is the deviation of the standard magnetic compass?
N a. 0.3°E Y b. 0.3°W N c. 2.0°E N d. 2.0°W1897: On 22 June , your 0424 DR position is LAT 26°18.5'N, LONG 124°18.2'W. You observe an unidentified star bearing 249°T at an observed altitude (Ho) of 52°50.7'. The chronometer reads 00h 23m 24s, and is 01m 32s slow. What star did you observe?
N a. Peacock N b. Schedar N c. Ankaa Y d. Altair2021: On 29 April , your 0300 ZT DR position is LAT 28°39'N, LONG 168°03'E. You are on course 108°T at a speed of 22 knots. Considering their magnitude, azimuth, and altitude, which group includes the three bodies best suited for a fix at star time?
Y a. Moon, Alpheratz, Polaris N b. Deneb, Dubhe, Zubenelgenubi N c. Venus, Polaris, Arcturus N d. Moon, Altair, Sabik2089: At your current speed of 18 knots you only have enough fuel remaining to travel 316 miles. You must travel 731 miles to reach your destination. What should you reduce your speed (knots) to in order to reach your destination?
N a. 10.4 Y b. 11.8 N c. 13.2 N d. 14.62118: You are northwest of Port Jefferson Harbor steering 242°
per standard magnetic compass. As you continue westward, you see that the Port Jefferson Range Front Light and Rear Light come into line. If the deviation table is correct, the bearing of the range should be __________.
N a. 140°psc N b. 146°psc Y c. 157°psc N d. 160°psc2119: At 1622 ZT, on 15 June , in DR position LAT 10° 15.2' N, LONG 135° 10' W, you observe an amplitude of the Moon. The center of the Moon is on the visible horizon, bearing 101.2°psc. The variation is 5° E. What is the deviation?
Y a. 1.5°E N b. 1.5°W N c. 0.5°E N d. 0.5°W2462: You have steamed 504 miles at 21 knots and burning 633 barrels of fuel per day. You must decrease your consumption to 410 barrels per day with 399 miles left in your voyage. What must you reduce your speed (kts) to in order to burn this amount of fuel?
N a. 20.1 Y b. 19.0 N c. 16.2 N d. 15.02708: While on a course of 349°T, a light bears 13° on your starboard bow at a distance of 10.8 miles. What course should you steer to pass 2.5 miles abeam of the light, leaving it to starboard?
N a. 323° N b. 336° Y c. 349° N d. 002°2854: Your vessel is on a course of 221°T at 15 knots. At 0319 a light bears 198.5°T, and at 0353 the light bears 176°T.
At what time and at what distance off will your vessel be when abeam of the light?
N a. 0407, 4.3 miles N b. 0410, 5.2 miles Y c. 0417, 6.0 miles N d. 0427, 7.4 miles2887: Your vessel is steering 283°T at 10 knots. At 0538 a light bears 350°T, and at 0552 the same light bears 002°T. What will be your distance off abeam?
N a. 9.6 miles Y b. 10.3 miles N c. 10.7 miles N d. 11.3 miles2892: You are steaming on a course of 114°T at 17 knots. At 1122 you observe a lighthouse bearing 077°T. At 1133 the lighthouse bears 051°T. What is your distance off at the second bearing?
N a. 3.3 miles N b. 3.9 miles Y c. 4.3 miles N d. 4.9 miles3608: You are steering 125°pgc. The wind is southwest by south causing a 3° leeway. The variation is 6°E, the deviation is 2°W, and the gyro error is 1°W. What is the true course made good?
Y a. 121°T N b. 123°T N c. 127°T N d. 129°T3635: You desire to make good a true course of 236°. The variation is 8°E, magnetic compass deviation is 1°E, and gyrocompass error is 3°W. A south-southeasterly wind produces a 1° leeway. What is the course to steer per standard magnetic compass (psc) to make the true course good?
Y a. 226°psc N b. 228°psc N c. 244°psc N d. 246°psc3762: Your vessel is proceeding up a channel, and you see a pair of range lights that are in line ahead. The chart indicates that the direction of this pair of lights is 196°T, and the variation is 7°E. If the heading of your vessel at the time of the sighting is 192° per standard magnetic compass, what is the deviation?
N a. 3°E Y b. 3°W N c. 4°E N d. 4°W10606: At 0915 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 6 knots. At 1030 your GPS position is 0.5 mile due south of Twenty-Eight Foot Shoal Lighted Buoy "TE". What were your set and drift?
N a. 042°T at 2.4 knots Y b. 045°T at 1.9 knots N c. 221°T at 2.0 knots N d. 225°T at 2.3 knots11708: Your position is LAT 37°00.9'N, LONG 75°30.0'W. What is the course to steer per magnetic compass to arrive at LAT 36°59.0'N, LONG 75°48.5'W, if you are turning for 7.8 knots the current is 339°T at 1.3 knots, and a northwesterly wind is causing 3° of leeway?
Y a. 265°psc N b. 267°psc N c. 269°psc N d. 271°psc11811: What is the true course to steer between Horton Pt. Light and a position 2 miles due south of Branford Reef Light, if the set and drift of the current are 40°T at 1.5 knots, and an easterly wind will cause 3° of leeway? Your engines are making turns for 12 knots.
N a. 277°T N b. 283°T Y c. 287°T N d. 291°T13004: At 1815 your position is LAT 41°05.5'N, LONG 72°47.3'W. You are making turns for 12.6 knots. What is your ETA at Plum Island Mid Channel Buoy PI (LAT 41°13.3'N, LONG 72°10.8'W)?
N a. 2019 N b. 2028 Y c. 2032 N d. 203813101: At 1523 your position is LAT 41°08.2'N, LONG 71°34.4'W. You are turning for 8.7 knots. What is your ETA at Shagwong Reef Buoy "7SR"?
N a. 1653 N b. 1700 Y c. 1711 N d. 171815162: 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°15169: At 2123, your position is LAT 37°20.0'N, LONG 76°03.0'W. What is your distance offshore of Savage Neck?
Y a. 1.7 miles N b. 2.5 miles N c. 3.6 miles N d. 10.9 miles15338: At 1705 Race Rock Light bears 099°True; Orient Point Light bears 176°True; Bartlett Reef Light bears 083°True. What is your vessel's position?
N a. LAT 41°15.0'N, LONG 72°14.3'W N b. LAT 41°15.4'N, LONG 72°16.6'W Y c. LAT 41°15.9'N, LONG 72°14.0'W N d. LAT 41°16.4'N, LONG 72°14.2'W15624: The Gage at Red River Landing reads 22.2 feet. The low water reference plane for Red River is 10.6 feet. How many feet is this above the low water reference plane?
N a. 10.6 ft Y b. 11.6 ft N c. 22.2 ft N d. 32.8 ft15867: You anticipate a maximum flood current north of Stratford Shoal. You will be set in which general direction?
N a. Northerly N b. Easterly N c. Southerly Y d. Westerly15970: If you have 16.3 miles to reach your destination from your 2000 position and want to be there at 2230, what speed should you make good?
N a. 5.7 knots N b. 6.1 knots Y c. 6.5 knots N d. 6.9 knots16059: At 1800, Tue Marshes Light bears 270°pgc, and York Spit Swash Channel Light "3" bears 007°pgc. Your position is __________.
N a. LAT 37°14.0'N, LONG 76°19.8'W N b. LAT 37°14.2'N, LONG 76°20.3'W Y c. LAT 37°14.2'N, LONG 76°20.1'W N d. LAT 37°14.5'N, LONG 76°20.0'W16061: You have just passed York River Entrance Channel Lighted Buoys "13" and "14". The chart shows a light approximately 1.0 mile off your port beam with a light characteristic "Fl 6 sec". What is the name of this light?
N a. Mobjack Bay Entrance Light Y b. York Spit Light N c. New Point Comfort Light N d. York River Entrance Channel Light "1"16240: The speed that you can expect to make good, while steering to make good your desired course, is __________.
N a. 13.5 knots Y b. 14.3 knots N c. 15.1 knots N d. 15.9 knots16739: What is the earliest time you should sight Montauk Point Light (nominal range - 24 miles) if you are turning for 9.2 knots? Visibility is 5 nautical miles.
Y a. The light is visible at 2212 N b. 2221 N c. 2243 N d. You will not sight the light on this course.