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75: What is your ETA at the Memphis Highway Bridge?
N a. 1813, 22 Sept N b. 1405, 22 Sept Y c. 1052, 22 Sept N d. 0828, 22 Sept175: At 2118, you obtain the following bearings:
Cape Henry Light - 148°pgc
Cape Charles Light - 033°pgc
Thimble Shoal Light - 291°pgc
From this position, you proceed to Norfolk, VA, a distance of approximately 26.0 miles. To arrive at Norfolk by 0200 the next day, what is the speed to make good from your 2118 position to arrive at this time?
N a. 6.5 knots N b. 6.0 knots Y c. 5.5 knots N d. 5.0 knots198: While navigating inbound Thimble Shoal Channel system you must __________.
N a. navigate in the main channel when between Trestles A & B Y b. use the north auxiliary channel N c. remain 1500 yards (1360 meters) from large naval vessels N d. maintain a speed of six knots224: Which statement concerning your 1920 position is TRUE?
N a. You are governed by the Inland Rules of the Road. Y b. You are entering a restricted area. N c. You are within the Chesapeake Bay Entrance traffic separation scheme. N d. You can expect differences of as much as 6° from the normal magnetic variation of the area.238: At 0910, your DR position is LAT 41°11.9'N, LONG 72°47.8'W. Your vessel is on course 097°T at 9.5 knots, and the weather is foggy. At 0915, Branford Reef Light is sighted through a break in the fog bearing 318°T. At 0945, Falkner Island Light is sighted bearing 042°T. What is your 0945 running fix position?
N a. LAT 41°11.1'N, LONG 72°41.2'W N b. LAT 41°11.3'N, LONG 72°41.3'W Y c. LAT 41°11.5'N, LONG 72°40.7'W N d. LAT 41°11.8'N, LONG 72°40.2'W311: A vessel at LAT 20°10'N, LONG 122°00'E is to proceed to LAT 26°18'N, LONG 128°20'E. What are the course and distance by mid-latitude sailing?
N a. 041.2°T, 501.0 miles N b. 041.9°T, 503.6 miles Y c. 043.5°T, 507.3 miles N d. 044.7°T, 509.7 miles406: You depart LAT 49°45.0'N, LONG 06°35.0'W, and steam 3599 miles on course 246.5°T. What is the longitude of your arrival by Mercator sailing?
N a. LONG 76°36.2'W Y b. LONG 77°02.8'W N c. LONG 78°14.0'W N d. LONG 78°22.6'W410: A vessel steams 666 miles on course 135°T from LAT 40°24.0'N, LONG 74°30.0'W. What is the latitude and longitude of the point of arrival by Mercator sailing?
N a. LAT 32°30.0'N, LONG 64°41.0'W Y b. LAT 32°33.0'N, LONG 64°46.0'W N c. LAT 32°36.0'N, LONG 64°49.0'W N d. LAT 32°39.0'N, LONG 64°53.0'W412: A vessel steams 1650 miles on course 077°T from LAT 12°47'N, LONG 45°10'E. What is the latitude and longitude of the point of arrival by Mercator sailing?
N a. LAT 18°54'N, LONG 72°58'E Y b. LAT 18°58'N, LONG 72°52'E N c. LAT 19°02'N, LONG 72°44'E N d. LAT 19°06'N, LONG 72°36'E484: You are on a great circle track departing from position LAT 25°50'N, LONG 77°00'W. The position of the vertex is LAT 37°35.6'N, LONG 25°57.8'W. The distance along the great circle track from the vertex to a point (X) is 600 miles westward. Determine the position of point (X) on the great circle track.
N a. LAT 36°47.5'N, LONG 38°21.8'W N b. LAT 36°50.4'N, LONG 38°25.6'W Y c. LAT 36°55.6'N, LONG 38°30.0'W N d. LAT 37°02.3'N, LONG 38°34.4'W551: You are on course 092°T, and the engines are turning for 8 knots. At 0452, you take the following bearings:
Stratford Point Light 020°pgc Stratford Shoal (Middle Ground) Light 141°pgc
What is your 0452 position?
Y a. LAT 41°05.2'N, LONG 73°07.8'W N b. LAT 41°05.0'N, LONG 73°07.5'W N c. LAT 41°05.0'N, LONG 73°07.3'W N d. LAT 41°04.8'N, LONG 73°07.3'W559: At 0615, Stratford Point Light bears 292°pgc, Falkner Island Light bears 052°pgc, and Branford Reef Light bears 018°pgc. What was the current since 0530?
N a. 083° at 0.9 knots Y b. 083° at 1.2 knots N c. 263° at 1.2 knots N d. 263° at 0.9 knots566: Your cargo vessel is berthed near Lamberts Point in Norfolk. You are on a voyage to Baltimore, Maryland. Which larger scale chart should you use to show the area from Lamberts Point to Hampton Roads?
N a. 12224 N b. 12241 Y c. 12245 N d. 12256611: At 0600 zone time, on 22 October , you depart Manila, LAT 14°35.0'N, LONG 120°58.0'E (ZD -8). You are bound for Los Angeles, LAT 33°46.0'N, LONG 118°11.0'W, and you estimate your speed of advance at 20.2 knots. The distance is 6,385.9 miles. What is your estimated zone time of arrival at Los Angeles?
Y a. 1808, 3 November N b. 0208, 4 November N c. 1008, 4 November N d. 0208, 5 November702: If the highest point of your towboat is 54 feet above the water and the Natchez Gage reads 24.8 feet, what will be your vertical clearance when passing under the Natchez-Vidalia westbound Highway Bridge?
N a. 35.9 feet N b. 43.2 feet Y c. 47.2 feet N d. 57.5 feet1185: On 31 January , your 0920 zone time DR position is LAT 24°16.0'S, LONG 151°33.0'E. Your vessel is on course 258°T at a speed of 18.5 knots. What is the zone time of local apparent noon (LAN)?
N a. 1202 N b. 1207 Y c. 1211 N d. 12151245: The highest point on your towboat is 67 feet above the water, and the Helena Gage reads +22.3 feet. What is the vertical clearance when you pass under the A-span of the Helena Highway Bridge?
N a. 74.7 feet N b. 52.4 feet N c. 49.8 feet Y d. 30.1 feet1255: On 12 June , your 0400 ZT DR position is LAT 22°31.0'N, LONG 31°45.0'W. You are on course 240°T at a speed of 16.5 knots. What will be the zone time of sunrise at your vessel?
N a. 0507 N b. 0515 Y c. 0523 N d. 06451274: On 13 February , at 0325 zone time, your DR position is LAT 23°20'N, LONG 155°15'W. You are steering 240°T at a speed of 13.6 knots. What is the zone time of sunrise?
N a. 0652 Y b. 0657 N c. 0706 N d. 07111736: What are the color and shape of Joseph Henry Daymark at mile 445.2 AHP?
N a. Red - Triangle N b. Green - Square N c. Green - Triangle Y d. Red - Diaomond1890: On 22 July , your 1759 DR position is LAT 24°50.2'S, LONG 05°16.0'E. You observe an unidentified star bearing 100°T at an observed altitude (Ho) of 61°48.2'. The chronometer reads 06h 01m 31s, and is 02m 15s fast. What star did you observe?
N a. Regulus Y b. Antares N c. Miaplacidus N d. Suhail2030: Which of the following statements regarding buoys on the Mississippi River is TRUE?
Y a. Buoys should be given as wide a berth as possible in passing. N b. Buoy positions on the chart are exact. N c. The buoys are maintained on station year round. N d. The buoys do not shift positions due to permanent moorings.2051: On which map would you find Redman Point, Arkansas?
N a. 23 Y b. 20 N c. 17 N d. 52107: At 0045, you obtain the following bearings:
Rocky Point lookout tower 072°T
Horton Point lighthouse 213°T
What were the set and drift between 0005 and 0045?
N a. 272°true, 0.9 knot N b. 272°true, 1.4 knots N c. 092°true, 0.9 knot Y d. 092°True, 1.4 knots2112: At 0130, you obtain the following bearings:
Horton Point Lighthouse 078°T
Mattituck Breakwater Light tower 196°T
What were the course and speed made good between 0100 and 0130?
Y a. 246°T at 9.8 knots N b. 253°T at 9.4 knots N c. 259°T at 9.8 knots N d. 267°T at 9.4 knots2586: At 2100 Branford Reef Light bears 347°psc and Falkner Island Light bears 059°psc. You also get a radar range of 5.3 miles from Branford Reef Light. What are your LORAN readings?
N a. 14994.0, 26473.0, 43982.0 N b. 14994.5, 26482.0, 43982.0 Y c. 14996.0, 26477.5, 43981.0 N d. 14997.5, 26479.5, 43981.02594: What will be the current at Port Jefferson entrance at 0130 on December 5, 1983?
N a. 1.4 knots, flood N b. 1.4 knots, ebb N c. 0.8 knot, flood Y d. 0.8 knot, ebb2655: You are steering 078°T, and a light is picked up dead ahead at a distance of 15.6 miles at 2316. You change course to pass the light 4.5 miles off abeam to port. If you are making 17 knots, what is your ETA at the position 4.5 miles off the light?
N a. 0006 Y b. 0009 N c. 0012 N d. 00152690: While on a course of 066°pgc, a light bears 13° on the port bow at a distance of 12.3 miles. What course should you steer to pass 4 miles abeam of the light leaving it to port?
N a. 067°pgc Y b. 072°pgc N c. 079°pgc N d. 085°pgc2701: You are underway on course 204°T at a speed of 17.3 knots. You sight a light bearing 205°T at a radar range of 4.7 miles at 1222. If you change course at 1228, what is the course to steer to leave the light abeam to port at 1.5 miles?
N a. 223°T N b. 229°T Y c. 236°T N d. 240°T3630: You desire to make good a true course of 203°. The variation is 19°E, magnetic compass deviation is 2°W, and gyrocompass error is 1°E. A westerly wind produces a 3° leeway. What is the course to steer per standard magnetic compass to make the true course good?
N a. 183°psc Y b. 189°psc N c. 210°psc N d. 223°psc3772: Your ship is entering port from sea, and you sight a pair of range lights. When in line, they bear 315° per standard magnetic compass. The chart shows that the range bearing is 312°T, and that variation is 6°W. What is the deviation of your compass at the time of the sighting?
Y a. 3°E N b. 3°W N c. 9°E N d. 9°W4004: 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 magnetic compass heading of 166°.
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. 2.0°W Y b. 1.5°W N c. 1.0°W N d. 0.5°W10102: Your GPS position is LAT 37°07.5'N, LONG 75°39.1'W. What is the course per standard magnetic compass (psc) to a position 0.3 mile due north of North Chesapeake Entrance Buoy NCA (LL #375)?
N a. 222°psc N b. 228°psc N c. 231°psc Y d. 234°psc11005: What is the maximum speed permitted in the Main Entrance Channel to Port Jefferson Harbor?
N a. 3 mph N b. 5 mph N c. 7 mph Y d. 12 mph11103: Point Judith Harbor of Refuge (LAT 41°22'N, LONG 71°30'W) __________.
N a. is used only by tows N b. has moorings for small craft along the breakwater N c. is easily entered in all sea conditions Y d. is entered through either the East Gap or the West Gap13505: What soundings are indicated by a blue tint on this chart?
N a. 30 fathoms or more Y b. 30 feet or less N c. 30 feet or more N d. 30 fathoms or less13705: The broken magenta lines (long and short dashes) in and around Mobjack Bay (LAT 37°20'N, LONG 76°22'W) indicate __________.
N a. amphibious training areas N b. grounds for dredge spoil Y c. fish trap areas N d. gunnery exercise areas15015: At 2100, Cape Charles Light bears 321°pgc, and Cape Henry Light bears 247°pgc. Your latitude is __________.
N a. 37°00.0'N N b. 36°59.7'N Y c. 36°59.4'N N d. 36°59.1'N15042: From your 0741 position, you wish to change course in order to pass 2.2 miles easterly of Cape Charles Lighted Bell Buoy "14". Your engine speed is now 14.0 knots. You estimate the current to be 240° true at 1.8 knots. What is the true course to steer to make good the desired course?
N a. 179°true N b. 185°true Y c. 190° true N d. 197°true15118: What was the speed made good from 1845 to 1930?
N a. 6.2 knots N b. 7.5 knots Y c. 8.3 knots N d. 9.4 knots15520: NOAA VHF-FM weather broadcasts from New London, CT are on __________.
N a. 162.25 MHz N b. 162.30 MHz N c. 162.40 MHz Y d. 162.55 MHz15562: The two wavy magenta lines running to Green Hill Point represent __________.
N a. recommended approaches to Green Hill Point Y b. submarine cables N c. prohibited fishing areas N d. fish trap areas15626: What type of daymark will you see as you approach Joe Pierce Light (mile 335.4 AHP)?
N a. Private aid - no daymark N b. Red square Y c. Red triangle N d. Red diamond15663: At 0748, you change course to 160°T. Which loran reading will insure you clear Great Eastern Rock?
Y a. Nothing more than 9960-W-14645 N b. Nothing more than 9960-X-25970 N c. Nothing more than 9960-Y-43850 N d. Nothing more than 9960-Y-4396015744: Montauk Point Light has a radar range of 3.9 miles and bears 170°T at 2232. What is the depth of water below your keel?
Y a. 40 feet N b. 60 feet N c. 70 feet N d. 80 feet15760: As you near Little Gull Island, you use your loran to insure that you do not come within 0.5 mile of the island. Which loran reading will act as a danger line and keep you off Little Gull Island by a minimum of 0.5 mile?
N a. Not more than 9960-W-14735.9 N b. Not more than 9960-X-26149.0 N c. Not less than 9960-X-26140.0 Y d. Not less than 9960-Y-43953.516062: At 1930, your vessel is between York River Entrance Channel Lighted Buoys "1YR" and "2". From this position, you change course to 142°pgc at an engine speed of 8.0 knots. At 2000, you take the following bearings: Chesapeake Channel Tunnel North Light - 131°pgc Thimble Shoal Light - 247°pgc
What were the set and drift between 1930 and 2000?
N a. 140°T at 0.2 knot Y b. 140°T at 0.4 knot N c. 320°T at 0.2 knot N d. 320°T at 0.4 knot16414: At 1110, you increase speed to 12 knots. What is your ETA at the new position?
N a. 1157 N b. 1208 Y c. 1215 N d. 121916518: At 0845, Montauk Pt. Light is bearing 205°T at a radar distance of 6.6 miles. What is your speed made good from your 0815 position?
Y a. 8.2knots N b. 9.2 knots N c. 10.0 knots N d. 10.5 knots16544: At 2347 you are advised that your assistance is no longer needed. At 2350 you change course to make good 268°T. At 0015 you take the following round of bearings:
Kelsey Point Breakwater light 024°pgc
Horton Point Light 100°pgc
Falkner Island Light 333°pgc
At 0030 Falkner Island Lt. bears 000°T at 5.9 miles.
What is the course and speed made good between 0015 and 0030?
N a. CMG 262°T, SMG 10.4 knots N b. CMG 268°T, SMG 10.8 knots N c. CMG 268°T, SMG 10.4 knots Y d. CMG 272°T, SMG 10.8 knots