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100: Which of the following statements concerning the buoys on the Mississippi River is TRUE?
Y a. Buoy locations may be changed to indicate the channel for the existing river stage. N b. The buoys are maintained on station year round. N c. Buoys have permanent moorings on the river bottom and will not shift position. N d. The position of river buoys can be determined by consulting the latest Light List - Vol. V.155: As you approach Old River Control Structure Light you see a flashing amber light. You should __________.
Y a. navigate as close to the left descending bank as safety permits N b. navigate as close to the right descending bank as safety permits N c. turn into the inflow channel as the bypass is now open N d. slow your engine speed to not more than 5 mph308: A vessel at LAT 20°00'N, LONG 107°30'W is to proceed to LAT 24°40'N, LONG 112°30 W. What is the course and distance by mid-latitude sailing?
N a. 314.0°T, 389.0 miles Y b. 315.3°T, 394.0 miles N c. 317.2°T, 397.0 miles N d. 318.3°T, 399.0 miles323: At 2205, you are in Thimble Shoal North Auxiliary Channel abeam of lighted gong buoy "4". At this time the visibility decreases to 5 miles. You continue to turn RPMs for 6 knots and experience no set and drift. What time would you expect Old Point Comfort Light (white sector) to become visible?
N a. 2258 N b. 2246 Y c. 2240 N d. 2230420: At 0930, your position is LAT 41°16.5'N, LONG 71°41.4'W, and you are turning for 7 knots. Allowing 3° leeway for southerly winds and estimating the current as 035° at 0.3 knot, what is the course to steer (pgc) to point "B"?
Y a. 096°pgc N b. 094°pgc N c. 091°pgc N d. 089°pgc460: Determine the great circle distance and initial course from LAT 35°27.0'N, LONG 140°20.5'E to LAT 47°51.0'N, LONG 122°51.0'W.
N a. 4087 miles, 036°T Y b. 4115 miles, 045°T N c. 4122 miles. 076°T N d. 4136 miles, 076°T476: The great circle distance from LAT 35°08.0'S, LONG 19°26.0'E to LAT 33°16.0'S, LONG 115°36.0'E is 4559 miles and the initial course is 121°T. Determine the longitude of the vertex.
N a. 26°50.9'E Y b. 65°45.9'E N c. 69°19.1'E N d. 72°18.3'E544: From your 0600 position, what is the course per gyrocompass to leave Watch Hill Light abeam to starboard at 2.0 miles if a southerly wind is producing 3° of leeway?
N a. 262°pgc N b. 258°pgc N c. 256°pgc Y d. 252°pgc660: You are planning a voyage between Portland, LAT 46°05'N, LONG 124°00'W, and Korea via LAT 44°00'N, LONG 155°00'E. Which statement is TRUE? (Use gnomonic tracking chart WOXZC 5270)
N a. You can sail a great circle track between the two points. N b. The vertex of the great circle track is north of the Aleutian Islands. N c. Distance is measured in 60-mile segments using the length of a degree of latitude at the mid-latitude. Y d. You can steam on course 270°T, at latitude 52°N, between longitudes 149°W and 160°W in a composite sailing.669: You are planning a voyage from Cape May (LAT 38°45'N, LONG 74°45'W) to Lisbon (LAT 38°37'N, LONG 09°45'W). Which of the following is TRUE? (Use gnomonic chart WOXZC 5274)
N a. Because the latitudes are almost the same, a great circle track approximates a parallel sailing. Y b. The northern hemisphere vertex is approximately at longitude 42°26'W. N c. The distance is measured by using the length of one degree of the meridian at the position of the vertex. N d. A composite sailing must be plotted to remain south of a limiting latitude of 44°N.996: On 30 August your 0554 zone time (ZT) position was LAT 25°39.0'S, LONG 31°51.0'E. Your vessel was steaming on course 325°T at a speed of 15.0 knots. An observation of the Sun's lower limb was made at 0836 ZT. The chronometer read 06h 38m 36s and was fast 02m 24s. The observed altitude (Ho) was 30°49.2'. LAN occurred at 1157 ZT. The observed altitude (Ho) was 56°40.0'. What was the longitude of your 1157 ZT running fix?
N a. 30°59.8'E N b. 30°57.6'E N c. 30°55.9'E Y d. 30°52.5'E1094: 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'E1305: As you approach Ashland Light (mile 378.1 AHP) which daymark would you see?
Y a. Red triangle N b. Red diamond N c. Green square N d. Green diamond1464: On 17 May , your 1554 zone time DR position is LAT 26°33.0'N, LONG 65°46.0'W. At that time, you observe the Sun bearing 269°psc. The chronometer reads 07h 55m 47s, and the chronometer error is 01m 14s fast. The variation is 3°W. What is the deviation of the standard magnetic compass?
N a. 0.6°E N b. 1.6°W N c. 4.6°W Y d. 7.6°E1547: At 0509, on 26 December, you pass under the Helena Highway Bridge (mile 661.7 AHP). What has been the average speed of the current since departing Memphis Harbor, McKellar Lake, if you have been making turns for 7.5 mph?
N a. 5.6 mph Y b. 4.4 mph N c. 2.1 mph N d. 1.8 mph1896: On 22 June , your 0424 DR position is LAT 26°18.5'N, LONG 124°18.2'W. You observe an unidentified star bearing 154°T at an observed altitude (Ho) of 15°01.2'. The chronometer reads 12h 23m 24s, and is 01m 32s slow. What star did you observe?
N a. Peacock N b. Schedar Y c. Ankaa N d. Alioth2012: On 24 March , your vessel is enroute from Cadiz to Norfolk. Evening twilight will occur at 1830 zone time, and your vessel's DR position will be LAT 35°06'N, LONG 60°48'
W. Considering their azimuth, altitude, and magnitude,
which group of stars is best suited for plotting a star fix at star time?
N a. Adhara, Rigel, Suhail N b. Regulus, Denebola, Alkaid N c. Adhara, Procyon, Alphard Y d. Sirius, Dubhe, Mirfak2157: On 25 May , your vessel's 1917 zone time position is LAT 24°16.0'N, LONG 017°26.0'W. At that time a sextant observation of the planet Saturn was made. The sextant altitude is 63°05.1', and the chronometer reads 08h 18m 24s. The index error is 4.5' off the arc, and the chronometer error is 01m 05s fast. Your height of eye is determined to be 62.0 feet. What is the azimuth (Zn) of this sight using the assumed position?
N a. 143.8° Y b. 147.3° N c. 148.7° N d. 149.9°2159: On 25 May , your vessel's 1858 zone time position is LAT 21°05.0'N, LONG 143°27.0'E. At that time a sextant observation of the planet Venus was made. The sextant altitude is 12°53.4' and the chronometer reads 08h 59m 15s. The index error is 4.5' off the arc, and the chronometer error is 01m 25s fast. Your height of eye is determined to be 55.0 feet. What is the azimuth (Zn) of the sight using the assumed position?
N a. 069.6°T N b. 110.4°T N c. 249.6°T Y d. 290.4°T2175: On 13 November , at 0438 ZT, morning stars were observed and the vessel's position was determined to be LAT 22°14.0'S, LONG 79°23.0'E. Your vessel is steaming at 13.0 knots on a course of 242°T. A sextant observation of the Sun's lower limb is made at 0822 ZT. The chronometer reads 03h 20m 16s, and the sextant altitude (hs) is 45°49.7'. The index error is 1.0' on the arc, and the chronometer error is 01m 47s slow. Your height of eye on the bridge is 61.0 feet (18.6 meters). What is the azimuth (Zn) of this sight using the assumed position?
Y a. 092.6°T N b. 096.2°T N c. 098.7°T N d. 099.7°T2675: At 1423 you are on course 072 T° at 12.2 knots, when you sight a rock awash bearing 070°T at a range of 3.6 miles. If you change course at 1427, what course would you steer to leave the rock 1.0 mile abeam to port?
N a. 049° N b. 054° N c. 086° Y d. 091°2681: Your vessel is on course 312°pgc and you sight a lighthouse dead ahead at a range of 10 miles. The gyro error is 3°E. What course would you steer to leave the lighthouse 1.5 miles abeam to starboard?
N a. 309°pgc Y b. 304°pgc N c. 309°T N d. 304°T2701: 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°T2898: You are steaming on a course of 267°T at 22 knots. At 0433 you observe a lighthouse bearing 290°T. At 0452 the lighthouse bears 328°T. What is your distance off at the second bearing?
Y a. 4.5 nm N b. 5.9 nm N c. 6.6 nm N d. 7.2 nm2905: You are steaming on a course of 215°T at 14 knots. At 1841 you observe a lighthouse bearing 178°T. At 1904 the same lighthouse bears 156°T. What is your distance off at the second bearing?
N a. 5.4 miles N b. 6.6 miles N c. 7.5 miles Y d. 8.7 miles3095: If the pitch of the propeller is 21.3 feet, and the revolutions per day are 126,214, calculate the day's run allowing 4% positive slip.
Y a. 424.5 miles N b. 442.1 miles N c. 459.9 miles N d. 477.3 miles3314: 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 tons3453: You wish to make good a course of 350°T while turning for an engine speed of 10 knots. The set is 070°T, and the drift is 1.5 knots. What course should you steer?
N a. 332°T Y b. 341°T N c. 345°T N d. 359°T3453: You wish to make good a course of 350°T while turning for an engine speed of 10 knots. The set is 070°T, and the drift is 1.5 knots. What course should you steer?
N a. 332°T Y b. 341°T N c. 345°T N d. 359°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°psc3753: Your vessel is proceeding up a channel, and you see a pair of range lights that are in line dead ahead. The chart indicates that the direction of this pair of lights is 343°T, and the variation is 5° west. If the heading of your vessel at the time of the sighting is 344° per standard magnetic compass, what is the correct deviation?
N a. 1°E N b. 1°W Y c. 4°E N d. 4°W3753: Your vessel is proceeding up a channel, and you see a pair of range lights that are in line dead ahead. The chart indicates that the direction of this pair of lights is 343°T, and the variation is 5° west. If the heading of your vessel at the time of the sighting is 344° per standard magnetic compass, what is the correct deviation?
N a. 1°E N b. 1°W Y c. 4°E N d. 4°W10305: You are 3 miles due east of Montauk Point Light. What is the course per standard magnetic compass to a position one mile due south of Block Island Southeast Point Light?
N a. 070.0° N b. 076.5° Y c. 082.5° N d. 087.5°10605: At 0620 your GPS position is LAT 41°01.8'N, LONG 72°48.40'W. You are steering course 274° per standard magnetic compass at a speed of 10 knots. At 0735 you fix your position by plotting several compass bearings on nearby known fixed objects. These result in a position of LAT 40°59.50'N, LONG 73°06.50'W. What were your set and drift?
N a. 304°T at 0.8 knot Y b. 276°T at 1.2 knots N c. 099°T at 0.5 knot N d. 094°T at 1.3 knots12303: You are on course 056° per standard magnetic compass when you sight Block Island North Light in line with the Block Island Aero Beacon bearing 193° per standard magnetic compass. Based on this you __________.
N a. know the compass error is 4°E N b. should swing your vessel to check for deviation Y c. know the deviation table is correct for that heading N d. should use 3°W deviation on bearings of 193°psc12500: You are on course 135° per standard magnetic compass when you take the following bearings per standard magnetic compass: Cape Henry Light 266° Cape Charles Light 353°Chesapeake Light 124° What is your position?
Y a. LAT 36°57.3'N, LONG 75°50.9'W N b. LAT 36°57.5'N, LONG 75°50.1'W N c. LAT 36°57.6'N, LONG 75°51.6'W N d. LAT 35°57.9'N, LONG 75°50.8'W13300: The soundings on this chart are measured in __________.
Y a. feet N b. yards N c. fathoms N d. meters13306: In the northern quadrant of the circle surrounding Chesapeake Bay Entrance Junction Buoy CBJ the number 20 over a bracket appears 5 times. What do these indicate?
N a. Markers or piles are 20 feet above mean low water. N b. The maximum draft permitted in this area is 20 feet. Y c. Obstructions have been cleared by a wire drag to 20 feet. N d. Bench marks used to measure channel depths while dredging.13709: Anchorage regulations for this area may be obtained from __________.
Y a. Office of the Commander 5th Coast Guard District N b. Commanding General, Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC N c. Virginia - Maryland Pilots Association N d. Chesapeake Bay Port Authority, Hampton, VA15139: At what time would you expect to be abeam of Buoy "MP"?
N a. 2240 N b. 2244 Y c. 2248 N d. 225215267: From your 1210 position, you are making good a course of 083°
T. Your engines are turning RPMs for 10 knots. The set and drift of the current are 310° at 1.7 knots. At what time should you expect to enter the red sector of New London Harbor Light?
Y a. 1243 N b. 1249 N c. 1253 N d. 130115446: You are abeam of buoy "18" at 2325. What is your ETA at Baltimore if you average 9.5 knots?
N a. 1342 Y b. 1400 N c. 1424 N d. 145615714: At 1100, your position is LAT 41°11.3'N, LONG 72°28.0'W. You are steering a course of 069°T to leave Black Point one mile off your port beam. It has been reported that the Long Sand Shoal Buoys and Hatchett Reef Buoys are off station. Which of the following will serve as a line marking the hazards and keep your vessel in safe water?
Y a. Danger bearing to Black Point of not more than 064°T N b. Maintaining a 7 nm range off Orient Point N c. A bearing to Little Gull Island Light of not less than 090° N d. A distance to Saybrook Breakwater Light of not less than 1.3 miles15715: Little Gull Island Light is __________.
N a. lighted only during daytime when the sound signal is in operation N b. maintained only from May 1 to Oct 1 Y c. lighted throughout 24 hours N d. obscured by trees from 253° to 352°15841: At 2030 you take the following bearings:
Sand Shoal Inlet South Light - 275°T
Cape Charles Light - 235°T
The set and drift from 2000 to 2030 are __________.
N a. 088° at 0.7 knot N b. 088° at 1.4 knots N c. 268° at 0.7 knot Y d. 268° at 1.4 knots15859: You are turning for 9 knots on course 230°T. At 0023,
Horton Point Light bears 208°pgc. At 0053, Horton Point Light bears 126°pgc. What is the position of your 0053 running fix?
N a. LAT 41°05.7'N, LONG 72°27.6'W N b. LAT 41°05.8'N, LONG 72°28.1'W N c. LAT 41°05.9'N, LONG 72°27.4'W Y d. LAT 41°06.0'N, LONG 72°28.2'W15920: What chart should you use after you enter New London Harbor?
N a. 13211 Y b. 13213 N c. 13214 N d. 1327216058: At 1750, your position is LAT 37°14.5'N, LONG 76°22.9'W. What was the speed made good between 1730 and 1750?
N a. 7.5 knots N b. 7.8 knots N c. 8.1 knots Y d. 8.4 knots16207: If you change course at 0610, what is the course to steer to a point where Little Gull Island Light bears 180°T at 0.7 mile (Point "A")?
N a. 072°pgc N b. 076°pgc Y c. 080°pgc N d. 084°pgc16365: From your 0500 position, you change course to 221°T and order turns for 9.8 knots. At 0600 Chesapeake Light bears 143°pgc at a radar range of 6.5 miles. Cape Henry Light bears 252°pgc. What is the position of your 0600 fix?
N a. LAT 36°59.1'N, LONG 75°48.1'W N b. LAT 36°59.1'N, LONG 75°47.6'W Y c. LAT 36°59.2'N, LONG 75°47.8'W N d. LAT 36°58.9'N, LONG 75°48.5'W16417: You are encountering heavy weather. What action should you take based on your 1430 fix?
Y a. Alter course to the right, to pass well clear of Southwest Ledge. N b. Continue on the same course at the same speed. N c. Slow to 8.3 knots to compensate for the current. N d. Continue on the same course but increase speed.