Navigation Problems 3



These pages contains all possible questions which might be thrown at you in the "Navigation Problems" module exam.  When you go in for your exam, your test questions will be selected from the list below.


NOTE:  You'll need the initial conditions for the questions below.



14503: You have just cleared Bonneville Lock and are proceeding in an easterly direction on the Columbia River. The pool level of the Bonneville reservoir stands at 78 feet above MSL. If the highest point on your vessel is 46 feet above the water, what will be the vertical clearance when you pass under the overhead power cables at mile 146.5?

    a. 134 feet
    b. 138 feet
    c. 144 feet
    d. 150 feet
14504: You are proceeding in a westerly direction on the Columbia River. The pool level of the Bonneville reservoir stands at 72 feet above MSL. If the highest point on your vessel is 44 feet above the water, what will be the vertical clearance as you pass under the overhead power cables at mile 173.8?

    a. 43 feet
    b. 68 feet
    c. 111 feet
    d. 115 feet
14515: At 2150, your position is LAT 36°57.2'N, LONG 76°01.3'W. In this position on the chart, you note a light magenta line running in a direction of 030°T. This line indicates the limits of __________.

    a. a precautionary area
    b. a pilotage area
    c. the Cape Henry Light red sector
    d. chart 12222
14517: From your 2200 fix, you steer course 288°T to travel up the Thimble Shoal North Auxiliary Channel. If you are making good 6.0 knots, at what time would you expect to pass buoy "18" at the west end of the channel? (There are no set and drift.)

    a. 2239
    b. 2255
    c. 2315
    d. 2344
14600: What is the length of The Dalles Lock on the Columbia River?

    a. 475 feet
    b. 500 feet
    c. 675 feet
    d. 1200 feet
14601: Where would you look for information on the restricted areas shown on the chart immediately above and below the spillway at The Dalles Lock & Dam ?

    a. Light List - Vol II
    b. Coast Pilot 7 - Chapter 2
    c. Notice to Mariners
    d. Sailing directions
14602: Where would you tune your radio to receive a VHF-FM weather broadcast for the Columbia River in the vicinity of Government Island?

    a. KIH-32 - 162.40 MHz
    b. KBA-99 - 162.40 MHz
    c. KEB-97 - 162.55 MHz
    d. KEC-62 - 162.55 MHz
14603: Clearances of bridges and overhead cables below Bonneville Dam refer to heights in feet above mean __________.

    a. lower low water
    b. high water
    c. low water
    d. sea level
14604: Contour elevations on this chart refer to heights in feet above mean __________.

    a. lower low water
    b. high water
    c. low water
    d. sea level
14700: How many nautical miles are between mile 105 and mile 234 on the Columbia River?

    a. 112.1
    b. 119.5
    c. 129.0
    d. 148.4
14701: How many nautical miles are between mile 44 and mile 163 on the Columbia River?

    a. 98.6
    b. 103.4
    c. 119.5
    d. 136.9
14702: At 2200 your vessel is at mile 95 proceeding in an easterly direction on the Columbia River. At 0400 the following morning, you pass the 125 mile mark. How many nautical miles have you traveled since 2200?

    a. 22.6
    b. 24.3
    c. 26.1
    d. 34.5
14703: At 0800 your vessel is at mile 110 proceeding in an easterly direction on the Columbia River. At 1030 Reed Island is abeam to port as you pass the 125 mile mark. What has been your average speed in knots?

    a. 4.3 knots
    b. 5.2 knots
    c. 8.7 knots
    d. 10.0 knots
14704: At 0800 your vessel is at mile 110 on the Columbia River. Thirty minutes later your vessel is at mile 115. What is your speed in knots?

    a. 4.3 knots
    b. 5.7 knots
    c. 7.8 knots
    d. 8.7 knots
15006: You are on course 192°pgc at 12 knots.
At 1900 your position is:
Latitude 37° 22.6' North
Longitude 075° 35.7' West

Which of the following is true?

    a. if you maintain course and speed you will pass Hog Island Bell Buoy "2" to stbd
    b. you are inside the 3 nm territorial sea
    c. your fathometer reads 30'
    d. None of the above
15007: What course should you steer using the standard magnetic compass (psc) to make good the course of 192°pgc?

    a. 188°psc
    b. 195°psc
    c. 203°psc
    d. 205°psc
15008: At 1920, the buoy forward of your starboard beam is __________.

    a. an interrupted quick flashing buoy
    b. Hog Island Lighted Bell Buoy
    c. South Light Buoy
    d. Sand Shoal Inlet Lighted Buoy "A"
15009: At 1930, your position is LAT 37°16.7'N, LONG 75°37.7'W. The depth of water is approximately __________.

    a. 30 feet ( 9.1 meters)
    b. 40 feet (12.1 meters)
    c. 50 feet (15.1 meters)
    d. 60 feet (18.1 meters)
15010: At 1950, your position is LAT 37°12.3'N, LONG 75°38.6'W. The set and drift from 1930 to 1950 were __________.

    a. 150°T at 0.6 knot
    b. 150°T at 1.6 knots
    c. 330°T at 0.6 knot
    d. 330°T at 1.6 knots
15011: Assume set and drift have no effect on your vessel. If you change course to 187°pgc from your 1950 position, how close will you pass Cape Charles Lighted Bell Buoy "14"?

    a. 0.1 mile
    b. 0.5 mile
    c. 1.1 mile
    d. 1.7 miles
15012: At 2020, you obtain a fix using the following information:

9960-X-27112
9960-Y-41432

Cape Charles Lighted Bell Buoy "14" bears 333°pgc. Your longitude is __________.

    a. 75°38.9'W
    b. 75°39.1'W
    c. 75°39.3'W
    d. 75°40.5'W
15013: At 2020, what is the course to steer to enter the inbound lane of North Chesapeake Entrance traffic separation scheme if a northwesterly wind causes 3° of leeway?

    a. 227°pgc
    b. 224°pgc
    c. 221°pgc
    d. 215°pgc
15014: If you make good 12 knots, what is the ETA at North Chesapeake Channel Entrance Buoy "NCA" (LL #375)?

    a. 2116
    b. 2111
    c. 2106
    d. 2101
15015: At 2100, Cape Charles Light bears 321°pgc, and Cape Henry Light bears 247°pgc. Your latitude is __________.

    a. 37°00.0'N
    b. 36°59.7'N
    c. 36°59.4'N
    d. 36°59.1'N
15016: If the visibility is 3 miles, at what range will you lose sight of Chesapeake Light?

    a. The light has never been visible.
    b. 6.4 miles
    c. 8.3 miles
    d. 12.1 miles
15017: At 2100, you alter course to 250°T and reduce speed to 7 knots. You enter the traffic separation scheme on the inbound side. At 2200, your fix shows you crossing a broken purple line on the chart, and you observe North Chesapeake Entrance Lighted Gong Buoy "NCD" to port. This area is __________.

    a. a precautionary area centered on buoy "CBJ"
    b. a pilotage area
    c. an area with local magnetic disturbances
    d. in inland waters
15018: What course per standard magnetic compass (psc) is the same as 247°pgc?

    a. 240°psc
    b. 246°psc
    c. 257°psc
    d. 260°psc
15019: 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?

    a. 280°
    b. 332°
    c. 014°
    d. 017°
15020: While navigating inbound in the Thimble Shoal Channel system you must __________.

    a. navigate in the main channel when between Trestles A & B
    b. maintain a minimum speed of 6 knots
    c. remain 1500 yards (1360 meters) from large naval vessels
    d. use the north auxiliary channel
15022: You are upbound approaching Springfield Bend Lt. (mile 244.8 AHP) downriver from Profit Island. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

    a. Profit Island Chute is open to navigation and is a shortcut for single-barge tows.
    b. Tow length must not exceed 600 feet to use Profit Island Chute.
    c. Profit Island Chute is closed to navigation.
    d. Tows must navigate towards right descending bank when passing Profit Island Chute.
15023: At 1042, on 16 March, you are passing the Vicksburg Gage (mile 437.0 AHP). What has been the average current since 0630, 15 March, if you have been making turns for 8.0 mph?

    a. 0.2 mph
    b. 0.5 mph
    c. 0.8 mph
    d. 1.2 mph
15024: Which of the following statements regarding buoys on the Mississippi River is TRUE?

    a. The positions of river buoys can be found in the latest edition of Light List-Vol. V.
    b. Buoy positions on the chart are approximate.
    c. The buoys are maintained on station year round.
    d. The buoys do not shift positions due to permanent moorings.
15025: What is the mile point of the Arkansas City Gage?

    a. 554.1 AHP
    b. 556.8 AHP
    c. 560.0 AHP
    d. 562.8 AHP
15026: 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?

    a. 59.9 feet
    b. 62.5 feet
    c. 64.1 feet
    d. 65.5 feet
15027: You are passing the Memphis Gage at 0405, 18 March. If you are turning for 8 mph and estimate the current at 0.9 mph, what is your ETA at Cairo Point, IL (mile 954.5 AHP)?

    a. 0447, 19 Mar
    b. 1052, 19 Mar
    c. 1518, 19 Mar
    d. 1808, 19 Mar
15028: At what time would you listen to VHF Channel 22 (157.1 MHz) for information concerning the stage of the river between Memphis and Cairo?

    a. 1115
    b. 1235
    c. 1300
    d. 1815
15029: What type of daymark will you see as you approach Gold Dust Bar Light (mile 793.3 AHP) ?

    a. Red diamond
    b. Red triangle
    c. Green square
    d. Green diamond
15038: At 0705 you obtained the following Loran readings:

9960-X-27091.2
9960-Y-41612.8
9960-Z-58744.2

What is your vessel's position?

    a. 37°20.4'N 75°30.2'W
    b. 37°20.8'N 75°29.9'W
    c. 37°21.3'N 75°29.5'W
    d. 37°21.2'N 75°30.4'W
15039: At 0725 you determined your vessel's position to be 37°15.5'N, 75°33.2'W. Assuming that you make good your course of 206° true and a speed of 18 knots, at what time would you expect to be abeam of Cape Charles Lighted Bell Buoy "14"?

    a. 0750
    b. 0754
    c. 0758
    d. 0802
15040: At about what time will you see Chesapeake Light if visibility is exceptionally clear?

    a. 0729
    b. 0733
    c. 0738
    d. 0742
15041: At 0741 you are still steering a course of 206° true, with a speed of 18 knots. At this time you observe Cape Charles Lighted Bell Buoy "14" bearing 222° true and Hog Island Lighted Bell Buoy "12" bearing 015° true . What were the set and drift experienced since 0725?

    a. 259°true at 3.2 knots
    b. 049°true at 2.5 knots
    c. 240° true at 1.9 knots
    d. 042°true at 3.3 knots
15042: 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?

    a. 179°true
    b. 185°true
    c. 190° true
    d. 197°true
15043: At 0811 your vessel's position is 37°04.9'N, 75°39.7'W. You are steering a course of 220° true at a speed of 14.0 knots. At what time would you expect the buoys in the northeasterly traffic scheme to line up, if you do not correct for a southwesterly current of 1.8 knots?

    a. 0826
    b. 0831
    c. 0837
    d. 0846
15044: At 0841 Chesapeake Light bears 164° true, Cape Charles Light bears 312° true, and Cape Henry Light bears 247°
true. What was your course made good since 0811?

    a. 226°true
    b. 230°true
    c. 233° true
    d. 237°true
15045: From your 0841 position, you are steering a course of 241°
true to the northeasterly inbound channel entrance, your speed is now 15 knots. What is your ETA abeam of buoy "NCA" (LL#375)?

    a. 0850
    b. 0855
    c. 0901
    d. 0911
15046: As you pass through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel,
you take a bearing of 047°pgc along trestle C when it is in line. The helmsman reports the vessel's heading as 316°
pgc and 329°psc. What is the deviation on that heading?

    a. 3°E
    b. 1°E
    c. 1°W
    d. 9°W
15056: You are in New Haven Outer Channel and sight the range markers in line directly over the stern. Your heading at the time is 168° per standard magnetic compass. What is the magnetic compass error?

    a. 15°W
    b. 1°W
    c. 1°E
    d. 0°
15057: At 0720, you are in the outer channel between buoy "1" and buoy "2" and change course to pass Townshend Ledge Lighted Gong Buoy "10A" abeam to port at 0.1 miles. What is the course to steer per gyro compass if a northerly wind causes 2° of leeway?

    a. 120°pgc
    b. 118°pgc
    c. 116°pgc
    d. 114°pgc
15058: At 0740, you obtain the following radar data:

Branford Reef Light bears 248° true @ 3.0 nm

What is your position?

    a. LAT 41°12.0'N, LONG 72°51.3'W
    b. LAT 41°12.0'N, LONG 72°51.8'W
    c. LAT 41°12.1'N, LONG 72°51.5'W
    d. LAT 41°12.1'N, LONG 72°52.0'W
15059: From your 0740 position, you change course to pass 1.1 miles north of Falkner Island Light. Which of the following is true?

    a. you should consult the sailing directions for pilotage requirements
    b. you will pass 1.5 nm off Branford Reef Light
    c. your course will keep you clear of the 18' shoal
    d. None of the above
15060: At 0802, the radar range and bearing to Branford Reef Light are 350°pgc at 0.8 mile, and the north point of Falkner Island are 090°pgc at 6.7 miles. What were the set and drift that you encountered since 0740?

    a. Set 085°T, drift .2 knot
    b. Set 085°T, drift .6 knot
    c. Set 265°T, drift .2 knot
    d. Set 265°T, drift .6 knot
15061: Falkner Island Light is shown __________.

    a. 46 feet (13.9 meters) above sea level
    b. only from 1 June to 10 October
    c. from a white octagonal tower
    d. with a six-second period
15062: If there is no current, what is the course per standard magnetic compass from your 0802 fix to a position 1.1 miles north of Falkner Island Light?

    a. 064°psc
    b. 068°psc
    c. 091°psc
    d. 095°psc
15063: At 0830, you want the latest weather forecasts for the Falkner Island area. On what frequency do you set your FM radio for this information?

    a. 2182 kHz
    b. 162.80 Mhz
    c. 156.65 Mhz
    d. 162.55 Mhz
15064: At 0844, the range to the north end of Falkner Island is 2.0 miles and the left tangent bearing is 102°T. If the height of the tide is +1.0 foot, what is the approximate depth of the water under the keel?

    a. 14 ft (4.2 meters)
    b. 19 ft (5.8 meters)
    c. 22 ft (6.7 meters)
    d. 29 ft (8.8 meters)
15065: At 0925, you plot the following:

Falkner Island Light bearing 252° true @ 1.8 nm

If you correct for a current setting 035°T at 0.5 knot,
what true course will you steer from the 0925 position to arrive at a position 0.5 mile south of Long Sand Shoal West End Horn Buoy "W"?

    a. 089°T
    b. 092°T
    c. 095°T
    d. 102°T
15066: If you correct for the current in the preceding question (035°T at 0.5 knot) and maintain an engine speed of 7.5 knots, what is your ETA 0.5 mile south of buoy "W"?

    a. 1016
    b. 1021
    c. 1026
    d. 1030
15067: At 0946, the radar range to Hammonasset Point is 2.5 miles.
The range to the eastern most point of Falkner Island is 3.3 miles, and the range to Horton Point is 10.1 miles. What is your position at 0946?

    a. LAT 41°13.1'N, LONG 72°34.8'W
    b. LAT 41°13.0'N, LONG 72°34.5'W
    c. LAT 41°12.8'N, LONG 72°35.1'W
    d. LAT 41°12.8'N, LONG 72°34.4'W
15068: Long Sand Shoal __________.

    a. shoals gradually on the north and south sides
    b. is hard and lumpy
    c. shows breakers when northerly winds exceed 10 knots
    d. has gray sand with scattered shells
15069: During extreme low water, the soundings near Saybrook may require corrections up to __________.

    a. 1 foot (+.3 meters)
    b. -2 feet (-.6 meters)
    c. -3.5 feet (-1.1 meters)
    d. The sounding datum is based on extreme low water and no correction is necessary
15070: As you enter New London Harbor, you are steering on the entrance range. The lights are in line over the bow as you are heading 352°pgc. What is the gyro error?

    a. 2°E
    b. 0°
    c. 1°W
    d. 3°W
15106: The National Weather Service provides 24 hour weather broadcasts to vessels transiting the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel area on which frequency?

    a. 147.45 MHz
    b. 162.55 MHz
    c. 181.15 MHz
    d. 202.35 MHz
15107: 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 __________.

    a. north northwest
    b. south southwest
    c. east southeast
    d. east
15108: Your 1752 position places you __________.

    a. less than 0.5 mile westward of York Spit Channel
    b. less than 0.5 mile eastward of York Spit Channel
    c. greater than 0.5 mile westward of York Spit Channel
    d. greater than 0.5 mile eastward of York Spit Channel
15109: What is the average velocity of the maximum flood current at the Tail of the Horseshoe?

    a. 0.6 knot
    b. 0.9 knot
    c. 1.3 knots
    d. 1.6 knots
15110: From your 1752 position, you steer 307°pgc at 9 knots. At 1805, you obtain the following visual bearings:

Old Pt. Comfort Light 232°pgc.
Chesapeake Bay Tunnel North Light 130°pgc.

What are the latitude and longitude of you 1805 position?

    a. LAT 37°06.1'N, LONG 76°08.1'W
    b. LAT 37°06.0'N, LONG 76°08.4'W
    c. LAT 37°05.9'N, LONG 76°07.7'W
    d. LAT 37°05.9'N, LONG 76°08.0'W
15111: At 1810, you sight a buoy on your starboard side labeled "19".
This buoy marks __________.

    a. a submerged obstruction in York Spit Channel
    b. the visibility limit of the red sector of Cape Henry Light
    c. the side of York Spit Channel
    d. the junction of the York Spit and York River Entrance Channels
15112: Based on a DR, at approximately 1817 you would expect to __________.

    a. enter a traffic separation zone
    b. depart a regulated area
    c. cross a submerged pipeline
    d. depart a restricted area
15113: At 1845, you obtain the following bearings:

Old Plantation Flats Light bearing 251° true
New Point Comfort Light bearing 334° true

Your latitude is __________.

    a. 37°10.7'N
    b. 37°10.9'N
    c. 37°11.0'N
    d. 37°11.2'N
15114: Your 1900 position is LAT 37°12.9'N, LONG 76°13.5'W. You change course to 317°pgc and slow to 8.0 knots. What is the course per standard magnetic compass?

    a. 331°psc
    b. 329°psc
    c. 311°psc
    d. 309°psc
15115: If the visibility is 11 miles, what is the luminous range of New Point Comfort Spit Light "4"?

    a. 0.5 mile
    b. 3.8 miles
    c. 4.3 miles
    d. 5.0 miles
15116: According to your track line, how far off New Point Comfort Spit Light "4" will you be when abeam of this light?

    a. 0.9 mile
    b. 1.2 miles
    c. 1.5 miles
    d. 1.8 miles
15117: At 1930, you take a fix using the following radar ranges:

York Spit Light - 3.6 miles
New Point Comfort Spit Light "2" - 2.0 miles
York Spit Swash Channel Light "3" - 2.5 miles

Your longitude is __________.

    a. 76°16.5'W
    b. 76°16.8'W
    c. 76°17.0'W
    d. 76°17.2'W
15118: What was the speed made good from 1845 to 1930?

    a. 6.2 knots
    b. 7.5 knots
    c. 8.3 knots
    d. 9.4 knots
15119: What is the height above water of Davis Creek Channel Light "1"?

    a. 6 feet (1.8 meters)
    b. 15 feet (4.6 meters)
    c. 17 feet (5.2 meters)
    d. 24 feet (7.3 meters)
15120: If you have 17.3 miles to reach your destination from your 2000 position and want to be there at 2230, what speed should you make good?

    a. 5.7 knots
    b. 6.1 knots
    c. 6.5 knots
    d. 6.9 knots
15138: At 2045 you obtained the following Loran readings:
9960-W-14844.0
9960-X-26128.0
9960-Y-43712.5
What is your vessel's position?

    a. 40°41.1'N, 72°10.5'W
    b. 40°41.4'N, 72°10.7'W
    c. 40°41.8'N, 72°10.8'W
    d. 40°42.3'N, 72°11.3'W
15139: At what time would you expect to be abeam of Buoy "MP"?

    a. 2240
    b. 2244
    c. 2248
    d. 2252
15140: At 2100 your position is 40°44.1'N, 72°07.6'W. From this position, at which time will Montauk Point Light become visible if the luminous range of the light is 8 miles?

    a. 2215
    b. 2221
    c. 2227
    d. 2235
15141: At 2146 your position is 40°51.3'N, 71°59.2'W. If your engine speed has been 13 knots, what were the set and drift of the current you encountered since your 2100 position?

    a. 115°true at 1.1 knots
    b. 115°true at 1.5 knots
    c. 295° true at 1.1 knots
    d. 295°true at 1.5 knots
15142: At 2146 if your fathometer is set on feet, what should be the approximate reading on your fathometer?

    a. 88 feet
    b. 105 feet
    c. 121 feet
    d. 166 feet
15143: From your 2146 position, with a new engine speed of 12 knots, you wish to change course in order to pass southeast of Buoy "MP" at a distance of 2 miles. With a reported set of 320° true and a drift of 2 knots, which course should you steer to make good your desired course?

    a. 055°true
    b. 061°true
    c. 066° true
    d. 071°true
15144: At 2310 Buoy "MP" bears 305° true with a radar range of 2.5 miles. From this position you change course to 005° true. Without any set and drift, what would be your predicted distance off Southwest Ledge Buoy "2" when it is on your starboard beam?

    a. 0.9 mile
    b. 1.1 miles
    c. 1.5 miles
    d. 1.9 miles
15145: At 2357 your position is 41°09.0'N, 71°47.0'W and Montauk Point Light bears 216° true. You change to a course of 293° true and your speed is 14.5 knots. At 0012 Montauk Point Light bears 177° true. Which statement about your 0012 running fix is TRUE?

    a. You are being set to the north.
    b. The fathometer reading is about 14 fathoms.
    c. You are governed by the Inland Rules of the Road.
    d. The fathometer trace shows you passed over the 89 foot sounding.
15146: At 0016 your position is 41°10.3'N, 71°53.0'W. You are steering a course of 296° true with no set and drift. At 0049 Race Rock Light is on your starboard beam. What was your speed made good from your 0016 position?

    a. 13.8 knots
    b. 14.4 knots
    c. 15.0 knots
    d. 15.6 knots
15156: Your 1600 position is LAT 37°22.5'N, LONG 75°32.3'W. The depth of water is about __________.

    a. 38 feet (11.5 meters)
    b. 45 feet (13.6 meters)
    c. 52 feet (15.8 meters)
    d. 59 feet (17.3 meters)
15157: If there is no current, what is the course per gyro compass from your 1600 position to point "A" located 0.5 mile due east of Hog Island Lighted Bell Buoy "12"?

    a. 190°pgc
    b. 193°pgc
    c. 196°pgc
    d. 199°pgc
15158: At 1630, you reach point "A" and come right to 204°T. Your engine speed is 12 knots. Your 1715 position is LAT 37°09.8'N, LONG 75°37.4'W. The current was __________.

    a. 067°T at 1.1 knots
    b. 067°T at 1.5 knots
    c. 247°T at 1.1 knots
    d. 247°T at 1.6 knots
15159: From your 1715, fix you steer 214°T at 12 knots. At 1800,
you take the following bearings:

Cape Charles Light bearing 296° true
Cape Henry light bearing 242° true

Your 1800 position is __________.

    a. LAT 37°02.8'N, LONG 75°43.9'W
    b. LAT 37°02.9'N, LONG 75°43.1'W
    c. LAT 37°03.0'N, LONG 75°43.3'W
    d. LAT 37°03.1'N, LONG 75°42.8'W
15160: At 1815, your position is LAT 37°01.0'N, LONG 75°42.7'W. If there is no current, what is the course per standard magnetic compass to arrive at a point 0.3 mile due north of North Chesapeake Entrance Lighted Whistle Buoy "NCA"?

    a. 249.0°psc
    b. 251.5°psc
    c. 255.0°psc
    d. 257.0°psc
15161: From your 1815 position, you want to make good course 263°
T. Your engines are turning RPMs for 12 knots. The current is 050°T at 1.9 knots. Adjusting your course for set and drift, at what time should you expect to enter the red sector of Cape Henry Light?

    a. 1851
    b. 1857
    c. 1904
    d. 1911
15162: 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?

    a. 213°
    b. 201°
    c. 194°
    d. 179°
15163: Which statement concerning your 1920 position is TRUE?

    a. You are entering a restricted area.
    b. You are governed by the Inland Rules of the Road.
    c. You are within the Chesapeake Bay Entrance traffic separation scheme.
    d. On your present course Trestle "C" of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel is dead ahead.
15164: From your 1920 position, you change course to enter Chesapeake Channel between buoys 9 and 10. What is the course per gyrocompass?

    a. 271°pgc
    b. 274°pgc
    c. 277°pgc
    d. 280°pgc
15165: At 2000, your position is LAT 37°04.1'N, LONG 76°05.6'W. You change course for the Eastern Shore. At 2037, Old Plantation Flats Light bears 033°pgc, and York Spit Light bears 282°pgc. The course made good from your 2000 position was __________.

    a. 006°T
    b. 014°T
    c. 020°T
    d. 028°T
15166: At 2037, you change course and wish to make good a course of 016°T. There is no current, but an easterly wind is causing 3° leeway. What course per standard magnetic compass should you steer to make good the course 016°T?

    a. 022°psc
    b. 025°psc
    c. 028°psc
    d. 031°psc
15167: Your height of eye is 25 feet (7.6 meters). If the visibility is 11 nautical miles, what is the luminous range of Wolf Trap Light?

    a. 8.2 miles
    b. 12.0 miles
    c. 16.0 miles
    d. 17.0 miles
15168: Which chart provides more detail of Cape Charles harbor and its approaches?

    a. 12238
    b. 12225
    c. 12224
    d. 12222
15169: At 2123, your position is LAT 37°20.0'N, LONG 76°03.0'W. What is your distance offshore of Savage Neck?

    a. 1.7 miles
    b. 2.5 miles
    c. 3.6 miles
    d. 10.9 miles
15170: From your 2123 position, you are approximately 42 miles from Crisfield, MD. If you are making good a speed of 11 knots, at what time should you arrive at Crisfield, MD?

    a. 2359
    b. 0037
    c. 0112
    d. 0149
15206: At 1730, your position is LAT 37°13.9'N, LONG 76°26.4'W. You are steering course 088° per standard magnetic compass (psc) at an engine speed of 8.0 knots. What is your distance off Tue Marshes Light at 1730?

    a. 2.6 miles
    b. 2.8 miles
    c. 3.0 miles
    d. 3.2 miles
15207: What is the maximum allowable speed of vessels underway up river from Tue Marshes Light?

    a. 6 knots
    b. 8 knots
    c. 10 knots
    d. 12 knots
15208: At 1750, your position is LAT 37°14.5'N, LONG 76°22.9'W. What was the course made good between 1730 and 1750?

    a. 072°T
    b. 075°T
    c. 078°T
    d. 080°T
15209: At 1800, Tue Marshes Light bears 264.5°pgc, York Spit Swash Channel Light "3" bears 007°pgc. Your position is __________.

    a. LAT 37°15.5'N, LONG 76°19.8'W
    b. LAT 37°15.2'N, LONG 76°20.3'W
    c. LAT 37°15.0'N, LONG 76°20.0'W
    d. LAT 37°14.5'N, LONG 76°20.1'W
15210: 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)?

    a. 139°psc
    b. 141°psc
    c. 147°psc
    d. 149°psc
15211: 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?

    a. Mobjack Bay Entrance Light
    b. New Point Comfort Shoal Light
    c. York Spit Light
    d. York River Entrance Channel Light "1"
15212: 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 2001, you obtain the following information:
Chesapeake Channel Tunnel North Light - 131°pgc;
Thimble Shoal Light - 248°pgc

What were the set and drift between 1930 and 2001?

    a. 127° at 1.1 knot
    b. 127° at 0.5 knot
    c. 307° at 1.1 knot
    d. 307° at 0.5 knot
15213: At 2015, your vessel is at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel midway between buoys "13" and "14". If the height of tide is -1 foot (-0.3 meters), what is the approximate depth of water?

    a. 53 feet (15.5 meters)
    b. 46 feet (13.9 meters)
    c. 40 feet (12.1 meters)
    d. 35 feet (10.6 meters)
15214: If you steer 143°pgc from your 2015 position at an engine speed of 8.0 knots, at what time would you reach a point midway between buoys "11" and "12" (ignore set and drift)?

    a. 2023
    b. 2029
    c. 2032
    d. 2037
15215: At 2015, you alter course to 154°pgc. What is the course per standard magnetic compass (psc)?

    a. 162°psc
    b. 157°psc
    c. 152°psc
    d. 142°psc
15216: Which of the following concerning Thimble Shoal Channel is TRUE?

    a. Only deep-draft passenger ships and large naval vessels may use the main channel.
    b. The channel is 14.5 miles in length.
    c. A tow drawing 20 feet is excluded from the main channel.
    d. Thimble Shoal Channel is in international waters.
15217: 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 at 0200 the next day, what is the speed to make good from your 2118 position to arrive at this time?

    a. 5.0 knots
    b. 5.5 knots
    c. 6.0 knots
    d. 6.5 knots
15218: What is your 2118 position?

    a. LAT 36°57.0'N, LONG 76°01.5'W
    b. LAT 36°57.4'N, LONG 76°01.9'W
    c. LAT 36°57.8'N, LONG 76°01.5'W
    d. LAT 36°58.2'N, LONG 76°02.4'W
15219: From your 2118 position, you steer a course of 288°T at an engine speed of 7.0 knots. At 2120 visibility is suddenly reduced to 2 miles. At what time can you expect to see Old Point Comfort Light?

    a. 2136
    b. 2143
    c. 2202
    d. 2228
15220: If the Old Point Comfort main light was inoperative what emergency light would be shown?

    a. Flashing yellow
    b. Alternating red and white
    c. Light of reduced intensity
    d. Strobe light
15230: What is the distance from Cairo Point, IL, to Arkansas City?

    a. 28 miles
    b. 110 miles
    c. 292 miles
    d. 400 miles
15238: At 0930 you obtain a position from the following information: Race Rock Light bears 110°T at a range of 1.4 miles, and Goshen Point bears 330°T at a range of 3.3 miles. What are your present latitude and longitude?

    a. 41°16.0'N, 72°09.5'W
    b. 41°15.1'N, 72°04.6'W
    c. 41°17.4'N, 72°06.0'W
    d. 41°14.6'N, 72°03.0'W
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?

    a. 247°T
    b. 249°T
    c. 251°T
    d. 253°T
15240: At 1130, Horton Point Light bears 172° true at a range of 3.45nm

The fathometer reads 81 ft. Your position is __________.

    a. north of your intended track line
    b. 41°09.4'N, 72°22.6'W
    c. three miles southeast of Six Mile Reef Buoy "8A"
    d. 41°08.5'N, 72°27.3'W
15241: At 1155 your vessel's position is LAT 41°09.0'N, LONG 72°34.4'W. If you make good a course of 282°T and a speed of 10.0 knots, when will you arrive at New Haven Harbor Lighted Whistle Buoy "NH"?

    a. 1315
    b. 1320
    c. 1325
    d. 1330
15242: From your 1155 position, you steer a course of 282°T at a speed of 9.5 knots. You obtain the following bearings:

1205: Falkner Island Light bears 318°T
1225: Falkner Island Light bears 355°T

Your 1225 running fix is __________.

    a. north of your intended track
    b. 3.1 miles SSW of Falkner Island Light
    c. ahead of the DR position
    d. south of your intended track
15243: At 1245 the GPS shows your position to be LAT 41°10.3'N, LONG 72°44.2'W. You are steering a course of 284°T at an engine speed of 13.0 knots. At what time would you expect the New Haven Harbor Outer Range to be in line if you have a current setting 112°T at 1.2 knots?

    a. 1318
    b. 1323
    c. 1328
    d. 1343
15244: At the time of your 1245 position, which statement is TRUE?

    a. Your fathometer should indicate a reading of approximately 47 feet.
    b. Bradford Reef is 5.7 miles on the starboard bow.
    c. You are in a danger area.
    d. You must follow the International Rules of the Road.
15245: After departing the New Haven terminals, your 1800 position puts the New Haven Harbor Lighted Bell Buoy "NH" bearing 130°T at a range of 0.2 mile. From this position you set a course to leave Stratford Shoal Middle Ground Light 1.0 mile off your starboard beam. Your speed is 12.5 knots. At 1845 you determine your position to be LAT 41°05.5'N,
LONG 73°03.1'W. What were the set and drift of the current?

    a. 294°T at 0.5 knot
    b. 294°T at 0.8 knot
    c. 114°T at 0.5 knot
    d. 114°T at 0.8 knot
15246: From your 1845 position, you desire to leave Stratford Shoal Middle Ground Light 1.0 mile off your starboard beam at 1900. Which course and speed would you order if you allow for a 2.0 knot current with a set of 180°T?

    a. 205°T at 9.2 knots
    b. 208°T at 11.4 knots
    c. 215°T at 9.2 knots
    d. 225°T at 11.5 knots
15256: At 0700, Stratford Shoal Middle Ground Light bears 143°pgc at 1.8 miles. What is your 0700 position?

    a. LAT 41°04.8'N, LONG 73°06.7'W
    b. LAT 41°05.0'N, LONG 73°07.6'W
    c. LAT 41°05.1'N, LONG 73°06.8'W
    d. LAT 41°05.3'N, LONG 73°07.9'W
15257: At 0725, Stratford Point Light bears 327°pgc at 3.1 miles.
At this time, you wish to change course to 048°T. The current is 135°T at 1.8 knots. Your engine speed is 8 knots. What course must you steer to make good 048°T?

    a. 035°T
    b. 038°T
    c. 041°T
    d. 044°T
15258: Which structure should you look for while trying to locate Stratford Point Light?

    a. White conical tower with a brown band midway of height
    b. White octagonal house on a cylindrical pier
    c. Conical tower, upper half white, lower half brown
    d. Black skeleton tower on a granite dwelling
15259: At 0830, you obtain the following radar information::

Branford Reef Light bearing 259° true @ 4.35 nm


What is your vessel's position?

    a. LAT 41°12.1'N, LONG 73°53.8'W
    b. LAT 40°12.2'N, LONG 73°54.4'W
    c. LAT 41°12.3'N, LONG 72°53.6'W
    d. LAT 41°12.4'N, LONG 72°54.0'W
15260: From your 0830 position, you wish to make good 097°T. There is no current, but a southerly wind is producing 4°
leeway. What course should you steer per standard magnetic compass in order to make good your true course?

    a. 101°psc
    b. 108°psc
    c. 110°psc
    d. 115°psc
15261: You make good 097°T from your 0830 fix. With a westerly current of 1.2 knots, what engine speed will you have to turn for from your 0830 position in order to arrive abeam of Six Mile Reef Buoy "8C" at 1030?

    a. 9.7 knots
    b. 10.5 knots
    c. 10.9 knots
    d. 12.1 knots
15262: 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?

    a. LAT 41°11.3'N, LONG 72°41.2'W
    b. LAT 41°11.3'N, LONG 72°41.0'W
    c. LAT 41°11.5'N, LONG 72°40.7'W
    d. LAT 41°11.6'N, LONG 72°41.0'W
15263: What do the dotted lines around Goose Island and Kimberly Reef represent?

    a. Danger soundings
    b. Breakers
    c. Tide rips
    d. Depth contours
15264: 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. What will serve to keep your vessel in safe water and away from these hazards?

    a. Maintaining a 7 nm range off Orient Point
    b. Danger bearing to Black Point of not more than 064°T
    c. A bearing to Little Gull Island Light of not less than 090°
    d. A distance to Saybrook Breakwater Light of not less than 1.3 miles
15265: Orient Point Light is __________.

    a. lighted only during daytime when the sound signal is in operation
    b. maintained only from May 1 to Oct 1
    c. 64 feet (19.4 meters) above mean low water
    d. lighted throughout 24 hours
15266: At 1210, you are in position LAT 41°14.3'N, LONG 72°16.5'W. What is the charted depth of water?

    a. 97 feet (29.4 meters)
    b. 108 feet (32.7 meters)
    c. 119 feet (36.1 meters)
    d. 125 feet (37.9 meters)
15267: 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?

    a. 1243
    b. 1249
    c. 1253
    d. 1301
15268: Your vessel is proceeding up New London Harbor Channel, and you are in line with the range. What would be your course per standard magnetic compass?

    a. 352°
    b. 354°
    c. 002°
    d. 007°
15269: New London Harbor is __________.

    a. limited to vessels drawing less than 36 feet (10.8 meters)
    b. closed during the winter season
    c. subject to dangerous freshets in the fall
    d. difficult to enter at night
15270: The distance from New London to the east entrance of the Cape Cod Canal is __________.

    a. 66 miles
    b. 77 miles
    c. 89 miles
    d. 136 miles
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?

    a. The depth of the water in your vicinity is about 38 to 40 fathoms (69.1 meters to 72.7 meters).
    b. You are less than a mile from a sunken wreck which could interfere with your tow.
    c. The closest major aid to navigation is New Point Comfort Light.
    d. You will pass through a disposal area on your present course.
15307: At 0315, you obtain the following bearings:

Old Plantation Flats Light bearing 179.5° true
Wolf Trap Light bearing 271° true

What is the true course from this position to the entrance of York Spit Channel?

    a. 203°
    b. 208°
    c. 211°
    d. 217°
15308: From your 0315 position, what time can you expect to reach York Spit Channel Buoys "37" and "38"?

    a. 0405
    b. 0412
    c. 0417
    d. 0423
15309: The engineer has advised that it will be necessary to secure the gyrocompass and the electronic equipment. From your 0315 position, what is your course per standard magnetic compass to York Spit Channel Buoy "38", if there is no current?

    a. 212°psc
    b. 214°psc
    c. 216°psc
    d. 218°psc
15310: Which chart could you use for greater detail of the area at the south end of York Spit Channel?

    a. 12222
    b. 12224
    c. 12226
    d. 12254
15311: You leave York Spit Channel at buoy "14" at 0600 with an engine speed of 12 knots. You receive orders to rendezvous with the tug "Quicksilver" and her tow at Hog Island Bell Buoy "12". What is your ETA at the rendezvous point, if you pass through Chesapeake Channel to buoy "CBJ", through the outbound traffic separation lane to buoy "NCA"
(LL#375), and then to the rendezvous point?

    a. 0830
    b. 0850
    c. 0910
    d. 0935
15312: You arrive at the rendezvous point, secure the tow, and head back southward. At 1200, you take the following bearings:

Cape Charles Light bearing 240.5° true
Sand Shoal Inlet South Light bearing 289° true

What is your 1200 position?

    a. LAT 37°10.5'N, LONG 75°33.0'W
    b. LAT 37°12.0'N, LONG 75°35.0'W
    c. LAT 37°15.0'N, LONG 75°37.5'W
    d. LAT 37°19.0'N, LONG 75°40.5'W
15313: From your noon position, if there is no set and drift, what is your course per standard magnetic compass to the "NCA"
(LL #375) buoy?

    a. 215°psc
    b. 217°psc
    c. 219°psc
    d. 221°psc
15314: Your gyro and electronic gear are again operating. At 1710, Chesapeake Light bears 137°pgc at 6.6 miles. The current is setting 160°T at 2 knots. At your speed of 6 knots, what is your true course to steer to remain in the inbound traffic lane?

    a. 269°
    b. 265°
    c. 261°
    d. 250°
15315: At 1810, you obtain the following radar reading:

Cape Henry Light bearing 252.5° true @4.0 nm


What is your position?

    a. LAT 36°56.0'N, LONG 75°58.5'W
    b. LAT 36°55.4'N, LONG 75°56.0'W
    c. LAT 36°54.9'N, LONG 75°53.8'W
    d. LAT 36°56.8'N, LONG 75°55.6'W
15316: What speed have you made good from 1710 to 1810?

    a. 4.2 knots
    b. 4.9 knots
    c. 5.5 knots
    d. 6.3 knots
15317: If you make good a speed of 6.0 knots from your 1810 position, what is your ETA at Chesapeake Channel Lighted Bell Buoy "2C"?

    a. 1833
    b. 1845
    c. 1855
    d. 1900
15318: You passed Cape Henry Light at 0730 outbound at maximum flood. What approximate current can you expect on entering Chesapeake Channel?

    a. Slack before ebb
    b. Slack before flood
    c. Ebb current
    d. Flood current
15319: The coastline by Cape Henry is best described as __________.

    a. rocky with pine scrubs
    b. sandy hills about eighty feet high
    c. low wetlands
    d. low and thinly wooded with many beach houses
15320: Inbound, the color of Cape Henry Light will __________.

    a. change before you reach Chesapeake Channel Lighted Bell Buoy "2C"
    b. change after you reach Chesapeake Channel Lighted Bell Buoy "2C"
    c. remain the same
    d. alternate regardless of your position
15338: 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?

    a. LAT 41°15.0'N, LONG 72°14.3'W
    b. LAT 41°15.4'N, LONG 72°16.6'W
    c. LAT 41°15.9'N, LONG 72°14.0'W
    d. LAT 41°16.4'N, LONG 72°14.2'W
15339: If there is no set or drift, at what time would you be abeam of Bartlett Reef Light?

    a. 1719
    b. 1724
    c. 1729
    d. 1734
15340: At 1718, Bartlett Reef Light bears 050°T at a distance of 1.5 miles. From this position, you change course to 128°
T. At 1750 Race Rock Light bears 336°T, Little Gull Island Light bears 285°T, and Montauk Point Light bears 134°T. What were the set and drift of the current you encountered since 1718?

    a. 245°T at 0.9 knots
    b. 245°T at 1.7 knots
    c. 065°T at 1.7 knots
    d. 065°T at 0.9 knots
15341: If your fathometer is set on fathoms, what should your fathometer read at 1750?

    a. 8.5 fathoms
    b. 10.2 fathoms
    c. 14.7 fathoms
    d. 51.0 fathoms
15342: At 1756 you determined your vessel's position to be 41°10.4'N, 71°59.2'W. From this position, you wish to change course to head for a point 5 miles west of Block Island North Light. With a reported set of 050°T, a drift of 2.0 knots and turning RPM's for 14 knots, which course should you steer to make good your desired course?

    a. 070°T
    b. 075°T
    c. 080°T
    d. 085°T
15343: At 1844 Watch Hill Point bears 323° true and Block Island North Light bears 084° true

Which statement is TRUE?

    a. Your fathometer reads 97 feet
    b. You are governed by the Inland Rules of the Road.
    c. You are to the left (north) of your desired course line.
    d. Your vessel is approximately 8.7 miles off Sandy Point.
15344: From your 1850 position of 41°12.8'N, 71°44.1'W, you change course to 060°T. If you make the course good,
what will be your predicted distance off Point Judith Light when the Light bears 015°T?

    a. 1.2 miles
    b. 1.9 miles
    c. 2.7 miles
    d. 3.4 miles
15345: You are making good a course of 060°T at a speed of 13.5 knots. At 1855 Block Island North Light bears 086°T; at 1910 Block Island North Light bears 108°T; and at 1930 the same light bears 184°T. Which statement is TRUE about your 1930 running fix position?

    a. You are on the edge of a cable area.
    b. The bottom is mud, sand, and clay.
    c. The wavy magenta lines to the north through east of your position are designated lobstering areas.
    d. You are inside the 120 fathom curve
15346: At 1942 Point Judith bears 030°T and has a range of 3.6 miles and Sandy Point has a range of 5.3 miles. What was your speed made good from your 1850 position?

    a. 12.5 knots
    b. 13.0 knots
    c. 13.5 knots
    d. 14.0 knots
15356: 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?

    a. LAT 41°05.4'N, LONG 73°07.7'W
    b. LAT 41°05.2'N, LONG 73°07.8'W
    c. LAT 41°05.2'N, LONG 73°07.5'W
    d. LAT 41°05.1'N, LONG 73°07.7'W
15357: If the visibility is 10 miles, what is the earliest time you can expect to see New Haven Light?

    a. The light is visible at 0452.
    b. 0458
    c. 0510
    d. You will not sight the light.
15358: At 0507, Stratford Shoal Middle Ground Light bears 208°pgc. What is the position of your 0507 running fix?

    a. LAT 41°04.8'N, LONG 73°05.0'W
    b. LAT 41°04.9'N, LONG 73°04.8'W
    c. LAT 41°05.1'N, LONG 73°05.1'W
    d. LAT 41°05.3'N, LONG 73°04.8'W
15359: Based on your running fix, you __________.

    a. have a head current
    b. have a following current
    c. are being set to the north
    d. are not affected by a current
15360: Your 0507 position is about 7 miles from Bridgeport, CT. What is the distance from this position to Newport, RI?

    a. 88 miles
    b. 95 miles
    c. 101 miles
    d. 114 miles
15361: Your 0530 position is LAT 41°04.9'N, LONG 73°01.1'W. What is the course per standard magnetic compass to a position 1.0 mile south of Twenty Eight Foot Shoal "TE"
buoy?

    a. 082.0°psc
    b. 092.5°psc
    c. 096.0°psc
    d. 099.5°psc
15362: The south shore of Long Island Sound near your position is __________.

    a. marked by gradual shoaling
    b. low and marshy
    c. backed by marshes and wooded uplands
    d. bluff and rocky
15363: At 0530, you change course to 090°T and increase speed to 8.5 knots. What is the course to steer per gyro compass if northerly winds are causing 2° of leeway?

    a. 088°pgc
    b. 090°pgc
    c. 092°pgc
    d. 094°pgc
15364: 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?

    a. 083° at 1.2 knots
    b. 083° at 0.9 knots
    c. 263° at 1.2 knots
    d. 263° at 0.9 knots
15365: Which loran line can you follow to remain clear of all danger until south of New London?

    a. 9960-W-15000
    b. 9960-W-14900
    c. 9960-X-26450
    d. 9960-Y-43960
15366: At 0615 you change course to 078°T. If there is no current, when will Falkner Island Light be abeam?

    a. 0750
    b. 0743
    c. 0735
    d. 0730
15367: At 0700, Falkner Island Light bears 023°pgc, and the range to the south tip of Falkner Island is 7.1 miles. What was the course made good since 0615?

    a. 078°T
    b. 081°T
    c. 084°T
    d. 087°T
15368: At 0705, the gyro loses power. At 0730, you are on course 092° per standard magnetic compass (psc). Falkner Light bears 356°psc, Horton Point Light bears 123°psc, and Kelsey Point Breakwater Light bears 048°psc. What is the position of your 0730 fix?

    a. LAT 41°06.7'N, LONG 72°36.1'W
    b. LAT 41°06.8'N, LONG 72°36.0'W
    c. LAT 41°07.0'N, LONG 72°36.2'W
    d. LAT 41°07.2'N, LONG 72°36.1'W
15369: Horton Point Light __________.

    a. is shown from a white square tower
    b. has a fixed green light
    c. is 14 feet above sea level
    d. is synchronized with a radio beacon
15370: If visibility permits, Little Gull Island Light will break the horizon at a range of approximately __________.

    a. 11.1 miles
    b. 12.8 miles
    c. 15.6 miles
    d. 18.0 miles
15406: At 1400, your position is LAT 37°14.7'N, LONG 76°22.3'W. From this position, you head for the York River Entrance Channel Buoy "17". What should you steer per standard magnetic compass for this heading?

    a. 108°psc
    b. 119°psc
    c. 122°psc
    d. 125°psc
15407: At 1430, your position is LAT 37°12.8'N, LONG 76°17.7'W. At this time, you come left and steer 045°T. This course will lead you through a channel bordered by yellow buoys. The dashed magenta lines between the buoys mark __________.

    a. York River Entrance Channel
    b. New Point Comfort shoal area
    c. the piloting channel for Mobjack Bay
    d. the limits of fish trap areas
15408: From your 1430 fix, you order turns for 8 knots. You steer 045°T and experience no set and drift. At what time would you expect to have New Point Comfort Spit Light "4" abeam?

    a. 1452
    b. 1458
    c. 1504
    d. 1510
15409: At 1540, your position is LAT 37°18.4'N, LONG 76°10.5'W. Which course should you steer per gyrocompass to head for the entrance to Cape Charles City?

    a. 109°pgc
    b. 117°pgc
    c. 123°pgc
    d. 129°pgc
15410: You arrive at Cape Charles City at 1700 and depart at 1800. You are underway in Chesapeake Bay and encounter heavy fog. At 1830, you obtain the following radar readings:

Old Plantation Flats Light @ 1.9 nm
New Point Comfort Light bearing 301° true @ 10.55 nm

What is your 1830 position?

    a. LAT 37°10.3'N, LONG 76°04.5'W
    b. LAT 37°10.3'N, LONG 76°06.5'W
    c. LAT 37°12.3'N, LONG 76°04.4'W
    d. LAT 37°12.3'N, LONG 76°06.5'W
15411: From your 1830 fix, you continue south on a course of 150°T turning RPMs for 6 knots. You encounter a flood current in the direction of 330°T at 2 knots. Adjusting your course for set and drift, which course would you steer to make good a course of 150°T while turning RPMs for 6 knots?

    a. 144°T
    b. 150°T
    c. 158°T
    d. 162°T
15412: Determine your 1915 position using the following information obtained at 1915.

Visual bearings
Cape Charles Light 107°pgc
Cape Henry Light 172°pgc

Radar Bearing and Range
Chesapeake Channel Tunnel South Light 189°pgc at 7.2 miles

    a. LAT 37°03.5'N, LONG 76°05.9'W
    b. LAT 37°03.5'N, LONG 76°09.3'W
    c. LAT 37°05.9'N, LONG 76°03.5'W
    d. LAT 37°09.3'N, LONG 76°03.1'W
15413: 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?

    a. 134°
    b. 139°
    c. 151°
    d. 156°
15414: At 2100, you have passed through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel and determine your position to be LAT 37°01.3'
N, LONG 76°03.0'W. The current is flooding in a direction of 303°T at 2.5 knots. Adjusting your course for set and drift, which course would you steer while turning RPMs for 6 knots to make good a course of 175°T?

    a. 156°T
    b. 164°T
    c. 183°T
    d. 190°T
15416: At 2200, you are in position LAT 36°57.5'N, LONG 76°02.5'W. You intend to travel up the Thimble Shoals auxiliary Channel to Hampton Roads. According to the Coast Pilot,
what is the depth of the auxiliary channel on either side of the main channel?

    a. 28 feet (8.5 meters)
    b. 32 feet (9.8 meters)
    c. 36 feet (11.0 meters)
    d. 45 feet (13.7 meters)
15418: 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?

    a. 2230
    b. 2240
    c. 2246
    d. 2258
15419: The mean high water level at Old Point Comfort is __________.

    a. 2.6 feet (0.8 meters)
    b. 1.2 feet (0.4 meters)
    c. 0.0 feet
    d. -3.5 feet (-1.1 meters)
15420: You are entering Norfolk Harbor and have just passed Craney Island. Which chart should you use for your final approach into Norfolk Harbor?

    a. 12223
    b. 12238
    c. 12248
    d. 12253
15429: What is the vertical clearance of the Vicksburg Highway 80 Bridge when the river level is the same as the Low Water Reference Plane? The low water reference plane (LWRP) for Vicksburg, MS. is 0.1.

    a. 128.3 ft
    b. 125.6 ft
    c. 119.5 ft
    d. 116.1 ft
15438: At 2038 you are on course 272°T when Chesapeake Light is bearing 348° true at a range of 5.3 nm

Based on this fix, which statement is TRUE?

    a. You are inside a ten fathom depth curve.
    b. You are less than five miles from Chesapeake Light.
    c. You are 0.6 mile north of a wreck.
    d. You are inside the contiguous zone.
15439: What is your ETA off Chesapeake Bay Entrance Buoy "CB" at the entrance to the inbound lane of the traffic separation scheme?

    a. 2058
    b. 2104
    c. 2109
    d. 2115
15440: Your ETA at Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel between trestles B + C is 2300. If your engine speed is 9.8 knots,
what will be your approximate speed over the ground, at that time, allowing for the predicted current?

    a. 7.0 knots
    b. 8.2 knots
    c. 11.4 knots
    d. 12.5 knots
15441: At buoy "CB" you change course to follow the inbound
traffic lane. What is the course to steer per gyro compass if you correct your heading for a current of 315° at 1.0 knot and allow 3° leeway for northeasterly winds?

    a. 297°pgc
    b. 299°pgc
    c. 302°pgc
    d. 305°pgc
15442: At 2216 CBJ Buoy is close abeam to port. Your lookout reports several sound signals with their relative bearings.
Which would you judge to be coming from a vessel?

    a. A bell, broad on the port bow
    b. A whistle, broad on the starboard beam
    c. A bell, dead ahead
    d. A gong, two points on the starboard quarter
15443: As you enter Chesapeake Bay, visibility improves. At 2235 you are between Chesapeake Channel Buoys "5" and "6" in the 41 foot dredged section of Chesapeake Channel. At that time, you change course to pass between buoys "9" and "10". If buoys "11" and "12" are extinguished, your best leading light to keep you in deep water in the Chesapeake Channel, as you approach the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel, would be __________.

    a. fixed red light on trestle "C"
    b. fixed green light on trestle "B"
    c. fixed red light on trestle "B"
    d. Thimble Shoal Light
15444: At 2306, as you pass through Trestle "C", you take a gyro bearing of the trestle when it is in line. The bearing is 049.0°. What is the gyro error?

    a. 0°
    b. 1.5°E
    c. 1.0°W
    d. 2.5°W
15445: As you proceed up York Spit Channel, what are the three base courses that you must steer to conform to the channel,
if steering by standard magnetic compass?

    a. 337.5°, 359.5°, 028.0°
    b. 337.5°, 357.5°, 026.0°
    c. 324.0°, 352.5°, 009.5°
    d. 340.0°, 000.5°, 025.0°
15446: You are abeam of buoy "18" at 2325. What is your ETA at Baltimore if you average 9.5 knots?

    a. 1342
    b. 1400
    c. 1424
    d. 1456
15456: 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?

    a. 0513, 0.8 k
    b. 0810, 1.2 k
    c. 0810, 1.5 k
    d. 1124, 1.2 k
15457: What is the distance from Lamberts Point to Thimble Shoal Lt.?

    a. 9.0 miles
    b. 9.8 miles
    c. 10.6 miles
    d. 11.2 miles
15458: You are delayed in sailing due to engineering problems. You get underway at 0630. A Coast Guard radio broadcast advises that an aircraft carrier will transit the Elizabeth River enroute Norfolk Naval Shipyard and a safety zone is in effect. Further information on how far you must remain from the carrier found is in __________.

    a. PUB 117
    b. Light List
    c. Coast Pilot
    d. Chart Number 1
15459: At 0823, Old Point Comfort Light bears 000°T at 0.6 mile. What is your 0823 position?

    a. LAT 36°59.5'N, LONG 76°18.4'W
    b. LAT 36°59.0'N, LONG 76°21.6'W
    c. LAT 36°59.0'N, LONG 76°19.6'W
    d. LAT 36°55.5'N, LONG 76°18.6'W
15460: At 0845, you are approaching the entrances to Thimble Shoal Channel. What channel must you use?

    a. The South Auxiliary Channel since your draft is less than 25 feet (7.6 meters), and you are not a passenger vessel.
    b. The South Auxiliary Channel or Thimble Shoal Channel, but you must remain on the right hand side of the main channel.
    c. The North Auxiliary Channel since you are going to turn to a northerly heading near buoy "12".
    d. You are not permitted to use any of the channels, but must remain outside the buoyed channel line.
15461: At 0908, you change course to 010°T. What course should you steer per standard magnetic compass?

    a. 003°
    b. 017°
    c. 021°
    d. 359°
15462: 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

    a. 001°pgc
    b. 004°pgc
    c. 007°pgc
    d. 010°pgc
15463: If you are making 10 knots, what is your ETA at York Spit Channel Buoys "19" and "20"?

    a. 0959
    b. 1002
    c. 1006
    d. 1011
15464: What is the course per standard magnetic compass on the southern leg of York Spit Channel between buoys "15" and "23"?

    a. 319°
    b. 322°
    c. 339°
    d. 341°
15465: What is indicated by the dashed magenta line crossing York Spit Channel between buoys "20" and "22"?

    a. You are crossing the demarcation line between the COLREGS and the Inland Rules.
    b. The line marks the limits of a regulated area.
    c. The line indicates a submarine cable, and you should not anchor in the area.
    d. It marks the range between Hampton Roads and Cherrystone Channel.
15466: At 1015, you estimate you have 139 miles to complete the voyage. If you average 9.5 knots, you will complete the voyage in __________.

    a. 14 hours 22 minutes
    b. 14 hours 30 minutes
    c. 14 hours 38 minutes
    d. 14 hours 44 minutes
15467: At 1018, you are entering York Spit Channel and buoy "19" is abeam to starboard. At 1031, buoy "23" is abeam. What speed are you making good?

    a. 8.4 knots
    b. 8.8 knots
    c. 9.7 knots
    d. 9.9 knots
15468: Which loran line of position will serve as a danger reading on the loran to keep you west of the submerged obstruction at LAT 37°24.2'N, LONG 76°03.7'W, after you leave York Spit Channel?

    a. Not less than 9960-Z-58622
    b. Not more than 9960-Y-41595
    c. Not less than 9960-Y-41595
    d. Not less than 9960-X-27246
15469: At 1037, you are on course 010°T at 10 knots, when you take the following bearings:

Old Plantation Flats Light bearing 125°pgc
Wolf Trap Light bearing 338°pgc
New Point Comfort Light bearing 286°pgc


What is your 1037 position?

    a. LAT 37°15.9'N, LONG 76°07.1'W
    b. LAT 37°16.1'N, LONG 76°07.4'W
    c. LAT 37°16.2'N, LONG 76°07.8'W
    d. LAT 37°16.3'N, LONG 76°07.2'W
15470: At 1119, Wolf Trap Light bears 268°T at 4.4 miles by radar. What were the set and drift since your 1037 fix?

    a. 178°, 0.5 knot
    b. 358°, 0.5 knot
    c. 178°, 0.7 knot
    d. 358°, 0.7 knot
15506: You are underway in the vicinity of Block Island and obtain the following lines of position:

Montauk Point Light 263°pgc
Block Island Southeast Light 026°pgc
Radar Bearing to Block Island Southwest Point 348°pgc

What is your position at the time of these sightings?

    a. LAT 41°05.0'N, LONG 71°36.2'W
    b. LAT 41°05.1'N, LONG 71°36.0'W
    c. LAT 41°05.3'N, LONG 71°35.8'W
    d. LAT 41°05.4'N, LONG 71°35.5'W
15507: What course should you steer by your standard magnetic compass to make good a course of 280°T?

    a. 266°psc
    b. 272°psc
    c. 290°psc
    d. 294°psc
15508: From your position you observe a rotating white and green light to the north. This light is most likely __________.

    a. from a submarine on the surface
    b. the light at Southeast Point
    c. at an airport
    d. on a coastal patrol vessel
15509: At 1800, your position is LAT 41°06.5'N, LONG 71°43.5'W. How would the buoy which bears approximately 040°T from your position at a range of half a mile be painted?

    a. Horizontally banded, green over red, with a green buoyancy chamber
    b. Horizontally banded, red over green, with a red buoyancy chamber
    c. Vertically striped, red and green
    d. Solid green with red letters "BIS"
15510: From your 1800 position you steer a course of 350°psc at a speed of 10.0 knots. At 1830, your position is LAT 41°11.7'N, LONG 71°45.8'W. What are the set and drift of the current?

    a. 029°T, 0.7 knot
    b. 029°T, 1.4 knots
    c. 209°T, 0.7 knot
    d. 209°T, 1.4 knots
15511: From your 1830 fix, you come left to a course of 290°T.
Which of the following statements concerning Watch Hill Light is FALSE?

    a. The nominal range of its white light is 15 miles.
    b. It displays both red and white lights.
    c. Its horn blasts every 30 seconds in fog.
    d. Its geographic range is 18.5 miles at a 35 foot (10.7 meter) height of eye.
15512: At 1850, you obtain the following bearings and distances:

Montauk Point 189°pgc 8.7 miles
Watch Hill Light 340°pgc 5.7 miles

What true course did you make good between 1830 and 1850?

    a. 289°T
    b. 294°T
    c. 299°T
    d. 307°T
15513: If your height of eye is 35 feet (10.7 meters), what is the approximate geographic range of Block Island North Light?

    a. 7.4 nm
    b. 13.0 nm
    c. 14.3 nm
    d. 15.8 nm
15514: From your 1850 fix, you come left to a course of 280°T,
while maintaining a speed of 10 knots. Which of the following combinations of available Loran-C lines would give the best cross for position determining?

    a. 9960-Y and 9960-W
    b. 9960-X and 9960-Y
    c. 9960-W and 9960-X
    d. All are equally good.
15515: You decide to use the 9960-Y and 9960-W rates. At 1915,
you obtain the following readings:

9960-Y-43936.0
9960-W-14653.3

What is your 1915 position?

    a. LAT 41°13.0'N, LONG 71°54.0'W
    b. LAT 41°13.1'N, LONG 71°53.9'W
    c. LAT 41°13.2'N, LONG 71°54.3'W
    d. LAT 41°13.2'N, LONG 71°53.7'W
15516: If you were to head into Fishers Island Sound, which of the following charts would you switch to for better detail of Mystic and Mystic Harbor?

    a. 13209
    b. 13212
    c. 13213
    d. 13214
15517: From your 1915 position, you come left and set a course for Gardiners Point. At 1930, your position is LAT 41°12.7'N,
LONG 71°56.8'W. What type of bottom is charted at this position?

    a. Blue mud, gritty shells
    b. Buried mussels, gritty shells
    c. Blue mud, gray sand
    d. Bumpy muck with grainy surface
15518: From your 1930 position, you plot a course to pass 0.5 mile due south of Race Rock Light. If your vessel's speed is 10.0 knots, the current's set and drift are 040°T at 1.8 knots, and a north wind produces a 3° leeway, what true course should you steer to make good your desired course?

    a. 275°T
    b. 280°T
    c. 290°T
    d. 294°T
15519: As an option to heading into Long Island Sound, you consider anchoring in the vicinity of the Gardiners Point Ruins approximately one mile off the north end of Gardiners Island. What is the minimum recommended distance from the ruins for fishing,
trawling, or anchoring?

    a. 300 yards (91 meters)
    b. 1.0 mile
    c. 0.5 mile
    d. No distance is prescribed since any such activities in the area are prohibited.
15519: As an option to heading into Long Island Sound, you consider anchoring in the vicinity of the Gardiners Point Ruins approximately one mile off the north end of Gardiners Island. What is the minimum recommended distance from the ruins for fishing,
trawling, or anchoring?

    a. 300 yards (91 meters)
    b. 1.0 mile
    c. 0.5 mile
    d. No distance is prescribed since any such activities in the area are prohibited.
15520: NOAA VHF-FM weather broadcasts from New London, CT are on __________.

    a. 162.25 MHz
    b. 162.30 MHz
    c. 162.40 MHz
    d. 162.55 MHz
15538: At 2127 you take the following round of bearings:

Old Field Point Light 224.0°pgc
Middle Ground Light 320.5°pgc
Stratford Point Light 348.0°pgc

Based on the above fix, which statement is TRUE?

    a. At 2127, your fathometer reads about 17 fathoms.
    b. You are south of Mt. Misery Shoal.
    c. You will experience a 1 knot westward setting ebb current
    d. You have lost sight of the red light at Old Field Point.
15539: At 2127 you are on course 076°T. What is your ETA at a position where Twenty Eight Foot Shoal Lighted Bell Buoy "TE" is abeam to port?

    a. 2316
    b. 2324
    c. 2332
    d. 2345
15540: At 2200 Middle Ground Light is bearing 270° true at 9 nm

Which statement is TRUE?

    a. The current is flooding.
    b. You are being set to the left of the track.
    c. The set is towards the southwest.
    d. The drift is 0.6 knot.
15541: You alter course to make good 076°T from your 2200 fix,
and estimate you will make 13.6 knots over the ground. If the visibility is 5.5 miles, what is the earliest time you will sight Falkner Island Light? (nominal range 13 miles)

    a. The light is visible at 2200
    b. 2221
    c. 2236
    d. You will not sight the light
15542: At 2214 you receive a "Securite" call requesting you to remain at least 2 miles away from underwater work taking place at LAT 41°07.8'N, LONG 72°34.6'W. If you change course at 2220 and allow 3° leeway for southerly winds which course will you steer per gyrocompass to comply with this request? No allowance made for current.

    a. 079°pgc
    b. 083°pgc
    c. 086°pgc
    d. 089°pgc
15543: At 2236 Falkner Island Light bears 024° true at a range of 8.6 nm

What was the speed made good along the track line since your 2200 fix?

    a. 12.7 knots
    b. 13.5 knots
    c. 13.9 knots
    d. 14.2 knots
15544: At 2310 your position is LAT 41°05.5'N, LONG 72°33.7'W and you change course to make good 068°T. A radar speed check using Twenty Eight Foot Shoal Buoy indicates your speed over the ground is 13.6 knots. At 2325 Horton Point Light bears 129°T. At 2341 the same light bears 194°T. What is the position of your 2341 running fix?

    a. LAT 41°07.9'N, LONG 72°25.9'W
    b. LAT 41°08.3'N, LONG 72°25.8'W
    c. LAT 41°08.5'N, LONG 72°25.6'W
    d. LAT 41°08.8'N, LONG 72°25.2'W
15545: At 2342 the gyro alarm sounds and you commence steering by standard magnetic compass. If you allow 3° leeway for southerly winds and do not correct for any existing current, what is the course to steer by standard magnetic compass to make good 068°T?

    a. 054.0°
    b. 079.5°
    c. 081.0°
    d. 084.5°
15546: At 2350 the gyro is restored to service. At 0016 the visibility improves. At 0028 you sight Bartlett Reef Light in line with New London Harbor Light bearing 039°pgc. What is the gyro error?

    a. 2°E
    b. 0°
    c. 2°W
    d. 4°W
15560: In clear weather, you will lose sight of Point Judith Light at what distance? (use charted range of 20 miles as nominal range)

    a. 14.0 nm
    b. 12.6 nm
    c. 10.3 nm
    d. 9.2 nm
15561: At what time will you cross the 60 foot curve if you make good 12 knots?

    a. 0527
    b. 0534
    c. 0541
    d. 0544
15562: The two wavy magenta lines running to Green Hill Point represent __________.

    a. recommended approaches to Green Hill Point
    b. submarine cables
    c. prohibited fishing areas
    d. fish trap areas
15564: What was the current between 0520 and 0600?

    a. 178° at 0.8 knot
    b. 178° at 1.2 knot
    c. 358° at 0.8 knot
    d. 358° at 1.2 knots
15565: 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?

    a. 251°pgc
    b. 254°pgc
    c. 257°pgc
    d. 261°pgc
15566: At 0520 you take the following observations:

Point Judith Light 036°pgc
Point Judith Harbor of Refuge
Main Breakwater Center Light 312°pgc

What is the position of your 0520 fix?

    a. LAT 41°20.8'N, Long 71°29.7'W
    b. LAT 41°20.8'N, Long 71°30.0'W
    c. LAT 41°20.6'N, Long 71°30.0'W
    d. LAT 41°20.5'N, Long 71°29.8'W
15567: Point Judith Harbor of Refuge __________.

    a. is used mostly by towing vessels
    b. has a maximum depth of 14 feet (4.3 meters) at MHW
    c. West Gap has a controlling depth of 24 feet
    d. is entered through the East Gap or the West Gap
15568: At 0520, you are on course 243°pgc at 12 knots. What is the course per standard magnetic compass?

    a. 262°psc
    b. 258°psc
    c. 233°psc
    d. 227°psc
15569: The coastline between Point Judith and Watch Hill is __________.

    a. marked by waterfalls from the highland ponds
    b. low and marshy
    c. sandy and broken by rocky points
    d. heavily forested
15606: Your 1600 position is LAT 37°22.5'N, LONG 75°32.3'W. The depth of water under the keel is about __________.

    a. 38 feet (11.5 meters)
    b. 45 feet (13.6 meters)
    c. 52 feet (15.8 meters)
    d. 59 feet (17.3 meters)
15607: If there is no current, what is the course per gyro compass from your 1600 position to point A located 0.5 mile due east of Hog Island Lighted Bell Buoy "12"?

    a. 190°pgc
    b. 193°pgc
    c. 196°pgc
    d. 199°pgc
15608: At 1630, you reach point A and come right to 204°T. Your engine speed is 12 knots. Your 1715, position is LAT 37°09.8'N, LONG 75°37.4'W. The current was __________.

    a. 067°T at 1.1 knots
    b. 246°T at 1.1 knots
    c. 067°T at 1.5 knots
    d. 246°T at 1.5 knots
15609: From your 1715 fix, you steer 214°T at 12 knots. At 1800,
you take the following bearings:

Cape Charles Light bearing 296° true
Cape Henry light bearing 242° true

Your 1800 position is __________.

    a. LAT 37°02.9'N, LONG 75°43.1'W
    b. LAT 37°02.9'N, LONG 75°43.9'W
    c. LAT 37°03.0'N, LONG 75°43.3'W
    d. LAT 37°03.1'N, LONG 75°42.8'W
15610: At 1815, your position is LAT 37°01.0'N, LONG 75°42.7'W. If there is no current, what is the course per standard magnetic compass to arrive at a point 0.3 mile due north of North Chesapeake Entrance Lighted Whistle Buoy "NCA"
(LL#375)?

    a. 249.0°
    b. 251.5°
    c. 255.0°
    d. 257.0°
15611: From your 1815 position, you want to make good a course of 263°T. Your engines are turning RPM's for 12 knots. The current is 050°T at 1.9 knots. Adjusting your course for set and drift, at what time should you expect to enter the red sector of Cape Henry Light?

    a. 1849
    b. 1854
    c. 1859
    d. 1904
15612: At 1920, Cape Henry Light bears 225°pgc, and Chesapeake Channel Tunnel North Light bears 288°pgc. If your heading is 268°T, what is the relative bearing of Chesapeake Light?

    a. 194°
    b. 205°
    c. 213°
    d. 220°
15613: Which statement concerning your 1920 position is TRUE?

    a. You are entering a restricted area.
    b. You are governed by the Inland Rules of the Road.
    c. You are within the Chesapeake Bay Entrance traffic separation scheme.
    d. You can expect differences of as much as 6° from the normal magnetic variation of the area.
15614: 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) ?

    a. 286°psc
    b. 283°psc
    c. 280°psc
    d. 274°psc
15615: At 2000, your position is LAT 37°04.1'N, LONG 76°05.6'W. You change course for the Eastern Shore. At 2037, Old Plantation Flats Light bears 033°pgc, and York Spit Light bears 282°pgc. The course made good from your 2000 position is __________.

    a. 359°T
    b. 006°T
    c. 014°T
    d. 020°T
15616: At 2037, you change course to make good a course of 016°T.
There is no current, but a westerly wind is causing 3°
leeway. What course per standard magnetic compass (psc)
should you steer to make good the course 016°T?

    a. 031°psc
    b. 028°psc
    c. 025°psc
    d. 022°psc
15616: At 2037, you change course to make good a course of 016°T.
There is no current, but a westerly wind is causing 3°
leeway. What course per standard magnetic compass (psc)
should you steer to make good the course 016°T?

    a. 031°psc
    b. 028°psc
    c. 025°psc
    d. 022°psc
15617: Your height of eye is 25 feet (7.6 meters). If the visibility is 5.5 nautical miles, what is the luminous range of Wolf Trap Light?

    a. 7.5 miles
    b. 12.0 miles
    c. 16.0 miles
    d. 17.0 miles
15618: If you want a more detailed chart of the area at your 2115 DR position, which chart should you use?

    a. 12222
    b. 12224
    c. 12225
    d. 12238
15619: At 2123, your position is LAT 37°20.0'N, LONG 76°03.0'W. What is your distance offshore of Savage Neck?

    a. 4.3 miles
    b. 3.4 miles
    c. 2.6 miles
    d. 1.7 miles
15620: From your 2123 position, you are approximately 42 miles from Crisfield, MD. If you are making good a speed of 13 knots, at what time should you arrive at Crisfield, MD?

    a. 2359
    b. 0037
    c. 0112
    d. 0148
15621: What is the length of the trip?

    a. 899.6 miles
    b. 878.9 miles
    c. 851.9 miles
    d. 726.0 miles
15622: What are the dimensions of the Old River Lock on the Lower Old River (304 AHP)?

    a. 1190 x 75 feet
    b. 1195 x 75 feet
    c. 1195 x 84 feet
    d. 1202 x 84 feet
15623: At 2126, you pass Morganza Bend Light (mile 278.4 AHP).
At 0122, 4 January, you pass Red River Landing Gage (302.4 AHP). You have been turning for 7.5 mph. What is the current?

    a. 1.4 MPH
    b. 1.8 MPH
    c. 2.7 MPH
    d. 6.2 MPH
15624: 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?

    a. 10.6 ft
    b. 11.6 ft
    c. 22.2 ft
    d. 32.8 ft
15625: 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?

    a. 6.0 mph
    b. 6.4 mph
    c. 6.8 mph
    d. 7.3 mph
15626: What type of daymark will you see as you approach Joe Pierce Light (mile 335.4 AHP)?

    a. Private aid - no daymark
    b. Red square
    c. Red triangle
    d. Red diamond
15627: What is the vertical clearance of the Natchez Highway Bridge (westbound) when the river level is the same as the Low Water Reference Plane (6.1 ft)?

    a. 102.2 ft
    b. 108.3 ft
    c. 119.4 ft
    d. 125.6 ft
15628: The Natchez Gage reads 20.6 feet. The high point on your towboat is 47 feet above the water. What is the vertical clearance as you pass under the Natchez Highway Bridge?

    a. 58.0 feet
    b. 64.1 feet
    c. 72.5 feet
    d. 78.6 feet
15629: In order to determine what buoys, if any, are in place at Concordia Bar crossing (mile 596.0 AHP), what should you check?

    a. Bulletin board at the Rosedale Gage
    b. Waterways Journal
    c. Notice to Mariners
    d. Light List
15630: The area between Island 67 Upper Light (mile 623.1 AHP) and Sunflower Cut-off Foot Light (mile 624.8 AHP) is known as a __________.

    a. transit
    b. chute
    c. crossing
    d. slough
15638: At 2009 you are leaving New London Harbor with buoy "2"
close abeam to port. What is the true course to the Race that will leave Race Rock Light 0.5 mile abeam to port?

    a. 156°
    b. 160°
    c. 164°
    d. 168°
15639: At 2016 you sight N. Dumpling Light in line with Latimer Reef Light (Fl 6 sec, 55 ft) bearing 079°pgc. At the time of the bearing the helmsman reported he was steering 164°
pgc and 172° per standard magnetic compass. What is the deviation for that heading?

    a. 3°E
    b. 1°E
    c. 5°W
    d. 2°W
15640: At which point in the voyage is your vessel bound by the International Rules of the Roads (COLREGS)?

    a. At the mouth of New London Harbor
    b. Upon entering Block Island Sound
    c. After crossing the line of the Territorial Sea
    d. After passing between Montauk Point and Lewis Point on Block Island
15641: You will pass through the Race at approximately the time of maximum ebb current. As you APPROACH the Race from New London, you will be set __________.

    a. to the left of the track line
    b. to the right of the track line
    c. forward along the track line
    d. towards New London along the track line
15642: At 2030 you take the following radar ranges:

Race Rock Light 2.1 miles
Latimer Reef Light 6.4 miles

If you estimate an average current of 080°T at 1.5 knots,
which course will you steer per gyrocompass to leave Endeavor Shoals Gong Buoy bearing 270°T at 1.5 miles?

    a. 115°
    b. 118°
    c. 124°
    d. 127°
15643: The light on Block Island Sound South Entrance Obstruction Buoy "BIS" is reported extinguished. Which of the following will serve as a positive warning that you are being set onto the obstruction?

    a. Radar ranges to Southwest Point of less than 7.9 miles
    b. Soundings of less than 50 feet
    c. Shagwong Reef Lighted Bell Buoy "7SR" 3.1 miles off abeam
    d. Race Rock Light bearing 299°T and decreasing
15644: At 2045 You take the following set of bearings:

Watch Hill Point Light bears 005° true
Montauk Point Light bears 350° true

Determine your 2103 fix.

    a. LAT 41°09.2'N, LONG 71°52.5'W
    b. LAT 41°09.1'N, LONG 71°52.2'W
    c. LAT 41°09.0'N, LONG 71°52.9'W
    d. LAT 41°08.8'N, LONG 71°52.5'W
15645: You round Montauk Point and steer to make good 206°T. Speed is increased to 13.0 knots. The current, if any, is unknown. The visibility has improved and is estimated to be 5 miles. At 2144 Montauk Point Light bears 273°T. At 2202 the same light bears 320°T. Which statement concerning your 2202 running fix is TRUE?

    a. You are inside the lobster pot area.
    b. The fathometer reads about 12 fathoms.
    c. You are inside of the 90 foot curve.
    d. You are outside the boundary of the Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone.
15646: At 2229 the gyro fails. What is the course to steer per standard magnetic compass to make good 206°T, if you allow 3° leeway for southeasterly winds?

    a. 187°
    b. 191°
    c. 217°
    d. 220°
15656: At 0630, Buoy "PI" is close abeam on the starboard side. You are steering 078°T and are headed directly toward Race Rock Light. At 0654, Little Gull Island Light is bearing 210°pgc and Race Rock Light is bearing 075°pgc. What is your 0654 position?

    a. LAT 41°19.0'N, LONG 72°05.2'W
    b. LAT 41°14.4'N, LONG 71°54.6'W
    c. LAT 41°14.2'N, LONG 72°06.8'W
    d. LAT 41°14.0'N, LONG 72°05.3'W
15656: At 0630, Buoy "PI" is close abeam on the starboard side. You are steering 078°T and are headed directly toward Race Rock Light. At 0654, Little Gull Island Light is bearing 210°pgc and Race Rock Light is bearing 075°pgc. What is your 0654 position?

    a. LAT 41°19.0'N, LONG 72°05.2'W
    b. LAT 41°14.4'N, LONG 71°54.6'W
    c. LAT 41°14.2'N, LONG 72°06.8'W
    d. LAT 41°14.0'N, LONG 72°05.3'W
15657: What was the course made good from 0630 to 0654?

    a. 078°T
    b. 082°T
    c. 086°T
    d. 090°T
15658: What course should you steer by the standard magnetic compass in order to maintain a heading of 081°pgc?

    a. 062°psc
    b. 080°psc
    c. 090°psc
    d. 095°psc
15659: At 0705, you change course to 096°T. At this time, Race Rock Light is bearing 000°T at 0.35 mile. You are now governed by which Navigation Rules?

    a. COLREGS
    b. Local Pilot Rules
    c. Inland Rules
    d. Coastal Fishery Rules
15660: At 0728, Race Rock Light is bearing 282°T at 3.8 miles,
and the closest point on Fishers Island has a radar range of 2.1 miles. What speed have you been making since you changed course at 0705?

    a. 11.2 knots
    b. 10.8 knots
    c. 9.6 knots
    d. 9.1 knots
15661: At 0727, the cupola on Fishers Island is in line with Latimer Reef Light bearing 024°pgc. Based on this, the gyro error is __________.

    a. 2°E
    b. 1°E
    c. 0°
    d. 3°W
15662: At 0748, you take the following bearings:

Watch Hill Point Light bearing 026.5°pgc
Race Point Light bearing 275.5°pgc


What is the approximate depth of water under the keel at this position?

    a. 325 feet (98.5 meters)
    b. 175 feet (53.0 meters)
    c. 130 feet (39.4 meters)
    d. 112 feet (33.9 meters)
15663: At 0748, you change course to 160°T. Which loran reading will insure you clear Great Eastern Rock?

    a. Nothing more than 9960-W-14645
    b. Nothing more than 9960-X-25970
    c. Nothing more than 9960-Y-43850
    d. Nothing more than 9960-Y-43960
15664: At 0815, Montauk Pt. Light House is bearing 172°T,
Shagwong Pt. has a radar range of 4.5 miles. If the engine was making turns for 10 knots, what was the current since 0748?

    a. Set 040°T, drift 0.7 knots
    b. Set 040°T, drift 1.6 knots
    c. Set 220°T, drift 1.6 knots
    d. Set 220°T, drift 0.7 knots
15665: Which action should you take to compensate for the above current?

    a. Continue on the same course and speed.
    b. Alter your course to the left.
    c. Slow to 8.5 knots.
    d. Alter your course to the right.
15666: At 0815, visibility is excellent and you can see Montauk Point. Montauk Point Light is __________.

    a. shown from a brown tower
    b. equipped with a fog diaphone
    c. lighted 24 hours
    d. is 79 feet (24 meters) high
15667: At 0815, you change course to 079°T. To compensate for a southerly wind, you estimate a 3° leeway is necessary. Which course should you steer per standard magnetic compass to make good 079°T?

    a. 090°psc
    b. 093°psc
    c. 095°psc
    d. 099°psc
15668: At 0839, 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?

    a. 8.2 knots
    b. 9.2 knots
    c. 10.0 knots
    d. 10.5 knots
15669: The area between Block Island and Montauk Point that is bounded by dashed magenta lines is a __________.

    a. naval exercise area
    b. fish trap area
    c. submerged cable area
    d. restricted navigation area
15670: Which chart should you use to enter Great Salt Pond?

    a. 13204
    b. 13205
    c. 13207
    d. 13217
15706: At 0700, Stratford Shoal Middle Ground Light bears 137°
pgc. From your radar, you get a bearing of 007°pgc to the south tip of Stratford Point with a range of 4.5 miles. What is your 0700 position?

    a. LAT 41°04.6'N, LONG 73°07.0'W
    b. LAT 41°04.6'N, LONG 73°07.4'W
    c. LAT 41°04.7'N, LONG 73°07.2'W
    d. LAT 41°04.8'N, LONG 73°07.0'W
15707: At 0725, you are heading 054°T, and Stratford Point Light is abeam to port at 3.1 miles. The current is 135°T at 1.8 knots. If you make turns for an engine speed of 8 knots, which course must you steer to make good 048°T?

    a. 035°T
    b. 042°T
    c. 047°T
    d. 055°T
15708: Which structure should you look for while trying to locate Southwest Ledge Light?

    a. White conical tower with a brown band midway of height
    b. White octagonal house on a cylindrical pier
    c. Conical tower, upper half white, lower half brown
    d. Black skeleton tower on a granite dwelling
15709: At 0830, you obtained the following radar informations:

Branford Reef Light bearing 259° true @ 4.2 nm


What is your vessel's position?

    a. LAT 41°12.4'N, LONG 73°56.0'W
    b. LAT 40°17.4'N, LONG 73°54.0'W
    c. LAT 41°12.0'N, LONG 72°53.8'W
    d. LAT 41°12.4'N, LONG 72°53.8'W
15710: From your 0830 position, you wish to make good 097°T. There is no current, but a southerly wind is producing 3°
leeway. What course should you steer per standard magnetic compass in order to make good your true course?

    a. 118°psc
    b. 115°psc
    c. 112°psc
    d. 109°psc
15712: 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?

    a. LAT 41°11.1'N, LONG 72°41.2'W
    b. LAT 41°11.3'N, LONG 72°41.3'W
    c. LAT 41°11.4'N, LONG 72°41.0'W
    d. LAT 41°11.5'N, LONG 72°40.7'W
15713: What do the dotted lines around Goose Island and Kimberly Reef represent?

    a. Limiting danger
    b. Breakers
    c. Depth contours
    d. Tide rips
15714: 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?

    a. Danger bearing to Black Point of not more than 064°T
    b. Maintaining a 7 nm range off Orient Point
    c. A bearing to Little Gull Island Light of not less than 090°
    d. A distance to Saybrook Breakwater Light of not less than 1.3 miles
15715: Little Gull Island Light is __________.

    a. lighted only during daytime when the sound signal is in operation
    b. maintained only from May 1 to Oct 1
    c. lighted throughout 24 hours
    d. obscured by trees from 253° to 352°
15716: 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?

    a. 97 feet (29.4 meters)
    b. 108 feet (32.7 meters)
    c. 119 feet (36.1 meters)
    d. 125 feet (37.9 meters)
15717: From your 1210 position, you are steering 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?

    a. 1241
    b. 1249
    c. 1256
    d. 1309
15718: Your vessel is entering New London Harbor Channel. If there is no current, what should you steer per gyro compass to stay on the range?

    a. 351°
    b. 354°
    c. 357°
    d. 006°
15719: On chart 12354, the datum from which heights of objects are taken is __________.

    a. mean high water
    b. mean low water
    c. lowest low water
    d. mean lower low water
15720: The red sector of New London Harbor Light covers from __________.

    a. 040° - 310°
    b. 000° - 041°
    c. 208° - 220°
    d. 204° - 239°
15721: You are turning for 7.8 mph and estimate the current at 1.0 mph. What is your speed over the ground?

    a. 8.8 mph
    b. 7.9 mph
    c. 7.8 mph
    d. 6.8 mph
15722: What is your ETA at the Memphis Highway Bridge?

    a. 0828, 22 Sept
    b. 1052, 22 Sept
    c. 1405, 22 Sept
    d. 1813, 22 Sept
15723: What daymark should you see as you approach Parker Landing Light (mile 924.6 AHP)?

    a. Green square
    b. Green triangle
    c. Red and green rectangle
    d. Green diamond
15724: You pass Morrison Towhead Light (mile 890.5 AHP) at 1723. What was your average speed since leaving Cairo?

    a. 7.5 mph
    b. 7.8 mph
    c. 8.5 mph
    d. 8.8 mph
15724: You pass Morrison Towhead Light (mile 890.5 AHP) at 1723. What was your average speed since leaving Cairo?

    a. 7.5 mph
    b. 7.8 mph
    c. 8.5 mph
    d. 8.8 mph
15725: At 1723 you increase speed to make good 9.2 mph. At 1937 you have a daymark on your port beam. What daymark is this?

    a. Tiptonville Ferry Landing Daymark
    b. Tiptonville Light
    c. Merriwether Bend Light and Daymark
    d. Alaska Light and Daymark
15726: The charts show a circle with two black quadrants located at mile 846.0 AHP. What does this indicate?

    a. Hazardous chemical dock
    b. Bulletin Board
    c. Betz-Tipton Veneers Terminal
    d. River Gage
15727: The Helena Gage reads 9.4 feet. The high point on your towboat is 46 feet above water. What is the vertical clearance when you pass under the Helena Highway Bridge?

    a. 56.0 feet
    b. 64.2 feet
    c. 79.5 feet
    d. 106.1 feet
15728: What company does NOT have a marine facility along the river bank in Helena (mile 658 to 665 AHP)?

    a. Helena Grain Co.
    b. Helena Port Terminal, Inc.
    c. Arkansas Power & Light Co.
    d. Texas Eastern Pipeline Co.
15729: If the Rosedale Gage reads -0.5 feet, what is the water level if the low water reference plane for Rosedale is 3.0 feet?

    a. 0.5 foot below the plane
    b. 0.5 foot above the plane
    c. 2.5 feet above the plane
    d. 3.5 feet below the plane
15738: At 1830 you obtained the following Loran-C readings:

9960-W-14820.0
9960-X-26097.0
9960-Y-43713.5

What is your vessel's position?

    a. LAT 40°41.0'N, LONG 72°06.0'W
    b. LAT 40°41.0'N, LONG 72°10.6'W
    c. LAT 40°42.5'N, LONG 72°07.1'W
    d. LAT 40°47.5'N, LONG 72°02.9'W
15739: Your 1900 position is LAT 40°45.5'N, LONG 72°03.0'W. Your course is 046°T, and your engines are turning RPM's for 9 knots. At your 1939 DR position, what is the expected relative bearing of Montauk Point Light on the port bow?

    a. 024° relative
    b. 028° relative
    c. 032° relative
    d. 036° relative
15740: At 2000 Montauk Point Light bears 010°T. At 2030 Montauk Point Light bears 348°T. Assuming that you are making good your course of 046°T and a speed of 9 knots, what is your 2030 running fix position?

    a. LAT 40°53.9'N, LONG 71°51.3'W
    b. LAT 40°54.2'N, LONG 71°50.2'W
    c. LAT 40°55.9'N, LONG 71°49.0'W
    d. LAT 40°56.7'N, LONG 71°48.1'W
15741: At 2050 Montauk Point Light is bearing 337° true at a range of 8 nm, From this position, you change course in order to pass 1 mile due east of Montauk Point Lighted Whistle Buoy "MP". If there are no set and drift, what course must you steer?

    a. 024°T
    b. 028°T
    c. 032°T
    d. 036°T
15742: At 2100 your position is LAT 40°58.5'N, LONG 71°46.0'W. You are proceeding north. At 2131 Montauk Point Light has a radar range of 5.1 miles and bears 284°T. Block Island Southeast Light has a radar range of 10.8 miles. What was the course made good from your 2100 position?

    a. 005°T
    b. 011°T
    c. 017°T
    d. 025°T
15743: At 2155 Montauk Point Light bears 249°T, Watch Hill Point Light bears 335°T, and Block Island North Light bears 045°
T. At this time, you wish to change course to 288°T. The current has a set of 355°T and a drift of 2.0 knots. If your vessel is turning RPM's for 9 knots, what course must you steer in order to make your desired course good?

    a. 276°T
    b. 280°T
    c. 284°T
    d. 288°T
15744: 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?

    a. 40 feet
    b. 60 feet
    c. 70 feet
    d. 80 feet
15745: Your 2239 position is LAT 41°08.5'N, LONG 71°53.3'W. You change course to 315°T, and you maintain RPM's for 9 knots. At 2329 Little Gull Island Light bears 253°T, Race Rock Light bears 309°T, and Watch Hill Point Light bears 058°T. What were the set and drift of the current you experienced from your 2239 position?

    a. 076°T at 0.75 knot
    b. 076°T at 0.90 knot
    c. 256°T at 0.75 knot
    d. 256°T at 0.90 knot
15746: Which nautical chart would you use to navigate into New London, CT?

    a. 13209
    b. 13211
    c. 13212
    d. 13214
15756: You are steering 087°pgc and turning for 6.8 knots. At 0600, you take the following bearings:

Little Gull Island Light bearing 085.5°pgc
Bartlett Reef Light bearing 043°pgc

What is your 0600 position?

    a. LAT 41°12.1'N, LONG 72°13.8'W
    b. LAT 41°12.1'N, LONG 72°14.6'W
    c. LAT 41°12.3'N, LONG 72°14.7'W
    d. LAT 41°12.5'N, LONG 71°14.9'W
15757: If you change course at 0610, what is the course to steer per gyro compass to a point where Little Gull Island Light bears 180°T at 0.7 mile (Point "A")?

    a. 072°pgc
    b. 076°pgc
    c. 080°pgc
    d. 084°pgc
15758: What is your ETA at point "A"?

    a. 0637
    b. 0643
    c. 0649
    d. 0700
15759: You calculate that the current will be flooding at the Race at 0700. You should expect to be set in which general direction at the Race?

    a. West
    b. East
    c. Northeast
    d. Southwest
15760: 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?

    a. Not more than 9960-W-14735.9
    b. Not more than 9960-X-26149.0
    c. Not less than 9960-X-26140.0
    d. Not less than 9960-Y-43953.5
15761: From point "A", you lay out an intended track line to a point where Block Island North Light bears 180°T at 2.9 miles (Point "B"). What is the length of this leg of the voyage?

    a. 20.4 miles
    b. 23.7 miles
    c. 24.4 miles
    d. 25.3 miles
15762: What is the course per standard magnetic compass between points "A" and "B"?

    a. 090.5°
    b. 093.0°
    c. 095.5°
    d. 098.5°
15763: At 0715, you take the following bearings:

Race Rock Light 324°pgc
Little Gull Island Light 245°pgc
Mt. Prospect Antenna 034°pgc

Based on your 0715 fix, which statement is TRUE?

    a. You are to the right of your track line.
    b. The charted depth is about 265 feet (80.3 meters).
    c. You are in a cable area.
    d. You are governed by the Inland Rules.
15764: From your 0715 position, you set a course of 085°T. At 0745, you take the following bearings:

Race Rock Light 274°pgc
Watch Hill Point Light 045°pgc
Fisher's Island East Harbor Cupola 006°pgc

What was the current encountered between 0715 and 0745?

    a. Set 030°T, drift 0.4 knot
    b. Set 070°T, drift 0.7 knot
    c. Set 210°T, drift 0.8 knot
    d. Set 238°T, drift 1.0 knot
15765: The wind is northerly, and you estimate 3° leeway. Allowing for leeway what is the course to steer per gyro compass from your 0745 position to pass 1 mile south of Watch Hill Buoy "WH"?

    a. 077°pgc
    b. 082°pgc
    c. 085°pgc
    d. 087°pgc
15766: From your 0745 fix, you change course to pass 1.0 mile south of buoy "WH" and estimate your speed at 7 knots. If the visibility clears, what is the earliest time you can expect to see Block Island North Light tower?

    a. The tower is in sight at 0745.
    b. 0750
    c. 0806
    d. 0838
15767: Which statement describes the shore between Watch Hill Point and Point Judith?

    a. Low, rocky cliffs with heavily wooded hills inland
    b. Sandy beaches broken by rocky points
    c. Sand dunes and beaches with a mud and sand bottom
    d. Wooded, barren hills with isolated prominent buildings
15768: At 0830, Watch Hill Point bears 343°T at 3.5 miles by radar. What was the speed made good since 0745?

    a. 7.1 knots
    b. 6.7 knots
    c. 5.8 knots
    d. 5.4 knots
15769: At 0900, you take the following radar ranges:

Watch Hill Point 5.4 miles
Block Island Grace Point 8.3 miles

Which statement is TRUE?

    a. You are to the right of the track line.
    b. The bottom in the area is sand and gravel.
    c. You are inside of the Territorial Sea.
    d. The fix is indeterminate.
15770: 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 northerly winds and estimating the current as 035° at 0.3 knot, what is the course to steer (pgc) to point "B"?

    a. 084°pgc
    b. 086°pgc
    c. 091°pgc
    d. 094°pgc
15799: At 0845, you are on a course of 097°T, and Townshend Ledge Buoy "10A" is close abeam to port. With a westerly current of 1.2 knots, what speed will you have to turn for from your 0845 position in order to arrive abeam of Six Mile Reef Buoy "8C" at 1030?

    a. 8.5 knots
    b. 9.7 knots
    c. 10.9 knots
    d. 12.1 knots
15806: What type of bottom is found at Long Sand Shoal?

    a. Rocky
    b. Muddy
    c. Sandy
    d. Hard
15807: You are southeast of Saybrook Breakwater Light passing Saybrook Bar Lighted Bell Buoy "8". This buoy marks __________.

    a. shoal water
    b. a tide rips area
    c. the junction with the Connecticut River
    d. a sunken wreck
15808: At 0005, on 26 January, your position is LAT 41°11.8'N,
LONG 72°20.5'W. From this position, you plot a course to steer to a point one half mile north of Mattituck Breakwater Light "MI" with an engine speed of 9.0 knots. If there are no set and drift, what course should you steer?

    a. 207°psc
    b. 213°psc
    c. 220°psc
    d. 235°psc
15809: 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?

    a. 272°true, 0.9 knot
    b. 272°true, 1.4 knots
    c. 092°true, 0.9 knot
    d. 092°True, 1.4 knots
15810: You alter course from your 0045 position to head for a point 0.5 mile north of Mattituck Breakwater Light "MI". If the visibility is 10 miles and you make good 9 knots, at approximately what time will you lose sight of Saybrook Breakwater Light?

    a. You have already lost sight at 0045
    b. 0055
    c. 0120
    d. The light is visible all the way to Mattituck Inlet
15811: At 0100, you obtain the following bearings:

Rocky Point Lookout Tower 062°T
Horton Point Lighthouse 189°T

What was the speed made good between 0045 and 0100?

    a. 7.4 knots
    b. 8.0 knots
    c. 8.7 knots
    d. 9.2 knots
15813: 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?

    a. 0.2 mile
    b. 0.6 mile
    c. 1.3 mile
    d. 1.8 miles
15814: 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?

    a. 246°T at 9.8 knots
    b. 253°T at 9.4 knots
    c. 259°T at 9.8 knots
    d. 267°T at 9.4 knots
15815: From your 0130 position, you take the following radar ranges:

Mattituck Inlet Light @ 4.6 nm
Falkner Island Light @ 10.75


What is the latitude and longitude of the fix?

    a. LAT 41°00.8'N, LONG 72°40.8'W
    b. LAT 41°01.2'N, LONG 72°40.4'W
    c. LAT 41°01.6'N, LONG 72°40.0'W
    d. LAT 41°02.0'N, LONG 72°39.5'W
15816: At 0209, your position is LAT 41°01.8'N, LONG 72°40.8'W.
What course should you steer per standard magnetic compass to make good 278° magnetic? (assume no set and drift)

    a. 262.0°psc
    b. 265.0°psc
    c. 275.5°psc
    d. 280.5°psc
15817: The south coast of Long Island Sound between Mattituck Inlet and Port Jefferson is __________.

    a. composed of high rocky bluffs
    b. a high, flat plateau with sheer cliffs
    c. fringed by rocky shoals
    d. low and marshy with isolated beaches
15818: At 0300, your position is LAT 41°01.7'N, LONG 72°55.1'W. From this position you steer a course of 289° per standard magnetic compass at an engine speed of 10.0 knots. At what time can you first expect to see Stratford Shoal Middle Ground Light if the luminous range is 8.0 miles?

    a. 0303
    b. 0309
    c. 0312
    d. 0318
15819: You must arrive at your final destination by 0800. The distance from your 0300 position to the final destination is 40.5 miles. What minimum speed must be made good to arrive on time?

    a. 8.1 knots
    b. 8.5 knots
    c. 9.3 knots
    d. 9.6 knots
15820: 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 __________.

    a. 140°psc
    b. 146°psc
    c. 157°psc
    d. 160°psc
15821: What is the distance from the Amoco Pipeline Co. Docks at Baton Rouge, LA, to the mouth of the Ohio River?

    a. 700.2 miles
    b. 727.9 miles
    c. 953.5 miles
    d. 981.5 miles
15822: You are turning for 10 mph, approaching Angola, LA. Angola reports that the current at Red River Landing is estimated at 4.5 MPH. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

    a. You are making 14.5 mph over the ground.
    b. You should expect to encounter vessels crossing the river at mile 300.5 AHP.
    c. You would expect to find a more favorable current near the broken red line in the river.
    d. Hog Pt. Light and Hog Pt. Lower Light may be used as range lights when entering Shreves cut-off.
15823: As you approach Shreves cut-off you see Red River Landing Gage (302.4 AHP) which reads 6.2 feet. The Low Water Reference Plane (LWRP) for Red River is 10.6. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

    a. This reading is at 4.4 ft. below the Low Water Reference Plane.
    b. This reading is 6.2 ft. above the Low Water Reference Plane.
    c. The depth of water at Red River Landing is 6.2 ft.
    d. A vessel drawing 7 ft. would be able to pass through the locks at Lower Old River.
15824: You pass Red River Gage at 2015 on 16 April and estimate the current will average 3.5 mph for the remainder of the time on the Mississippi River. What is your ETA at the mouth of the Ohio River if you continue to turn for 10 mph?

    a. 1445, 20 April
    b. 1830, 20 April
    c. 0028, 21 April
    d. 0821, 21 April
15825: What is the vertical clearance between the highest point of your towboat, if it is 58 feet above the water, and if the Natchez Gage reads 28.13 feet when passing under the Natchez Upper Highway Bridge?

    a. 15.9 feet
    b. 33.2 feet
    c. 39.9 feet
    d. 45.4 feet
15826: In high water conditions, which publication would you consult for the latest information on buoys between Baton Rouge and Cairo?

    a. U.S.C.G. Local Notice to Mariners
    b. U.S.C.G. Light List
    c. Army Corps. of Engineers Navigation Chart
    d. List of Buoys and Daymarks
15827: As you approach Giles Bend Cutoff Light (mile 367.7 AHP), what type of daymark would you see on the light structure?

    a. Green diamond
    b. Green triangle
    c. Red triangle
    d. Red diamond
15828: At 0305 on 18 April, you pass under the Greenville Bridge (mile 531.3 AHP). What was your average speed since departing Amoco Pipeline Co. Docks (mile 253.6 AHP)?

    a. 6.2 mph
    b. 6.5 mph
    c. 6.8 mph
    d. 7.2 mph
15829: A stretch where the channel changes from one side of the river to the other is called a __________.

    a. passing
    b. transit
    c. transfer
    d. crossing
15830: The black broken-line marking, across the river, that appears at mile 952.1 AHP represents a __________.

    a. utility crossing
    b. railroad
    c. submarine crossing
    d. revetment
15838: At 2000 Hog Island Lighted Bell Buoy "12" bears 199° true and Buoy "GM" bears 249° true

Your position is __________.

    a. 37°35.0'N, 75°32.2'W
    b. 37°23.5'N, 75°32.2'W
    c. 37°03.5'N, 75°32.2'W
    d. 37°03.5'N, 75°02.2'W
15839: From your 2000 position you change course to 206°T. What time would you expect to be abeam of Hog Island Buoy "12"?

    a. 2021
    b. 2026
    c. 2031
    d. 2040
15840: You should expect to pass how far off buoy "12"?

    a. 0.8 mile
    b. 1.2 miles
    c. 1.7 miles
    d. 2.1 miles
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 __________.

    a. 088° at 0.7 knot
    b. 088° at 1.4 knots
    c. 268° at 0.7 knot
    d. 268° at 1.4 knots
15842: From your 2030 fix you change course to 195°T, and leave the engine speed at 14 knots.
At 2045, Your position is L 37° 13.50'N Long 075° 38.05' W


Which statement is TRUE?

    a. Cape Charles Light bears 050° relative.
    b. Chesapeake Light bears 190° relative.
    c. Your fathometer reading is approximately 40 fathoms.
    d. Your vessel is located in a restricted area.
15843: You continue to steer 195°T. You pass Cape Charles Lighted Bell Buoy "14", 0.9 miles abeam to starboard at 2111. Your speed made good from 2045 to 2111 is __________.

    a. 13.7 knots
    b. 14.1 knots
    c. 14.5 knots
    d. 14.8 knots
15844: Your course made good from 2045 to 2111 is __________.

    a. 187°T
    b. 190°T
    c. 193°T
    d. 196°T
15845: If you are going to head directly for Chesapeake Light from your 2111 fix, what is the course to make good?

    a. 190°T
    b. 193°T
    c. 196°T
    d. 199°T
15846: At 2200, you alter course to 204°T, at 14 knots. You expect a current on this leg of the trip, setting 325° at 1.5 knots. Which course should you steer per gyro compass to make good the true course?

    a. 184°pgc
    b. 190°pgc
    c. 194°pgc
    d. 201°pgc
15856: What type of bottom is found at Long Sand Shoal?

    a. Rocky
    b. Hard
    c. Sandy
    d. Muddy
15857: You are southeast of Saybrook Breakwater Light passing a horizontally-banded buoy. This buoy marks __________.

    a. a sunken wreck
    b. a tide rips area
    c. the junction with the Connecticut River
    d. shoal water
15858: At 0005, on 26 January, your position is LAT 41°11.8'N,
LONG 72°20.5'W. From this position, you plot a course to a position one mile North of Mattituck Breakwater Light "MI". If there are no set and drift, what course should you steer per gyro compass?

    a. 219°pgc
    b. 222°pgc
    c. 225°pgc
    d. 228°pgc
15859: 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?

    a. LAT 41°05.7'N, LONG 72°27.6'W
    b. LAT 41°05.8'N, LONG 72°28.1'W
    c. LAT 41°05.9'N, LONG 72°27.4'W
    d. LAT 41°06.0'N, LONG 72°28.2'W
15860: At 0100, your position is LAT 41°05.3 N, LONG 72°29.2 W. You head for the position one mile north of Mattituck Inlet Light and turn to make good 9.0 knots. If the visibility is about 2 miles, at what approximate time will you sight the light?

    a. The light is visible at 0100
    b. 0109
    c. 0120
    d. 0128
15861: At 0125, Mattituck Inlet Light bears 203°pgc at 2.1 miles.
What is the approximate depth of the water under the keel?

    a. 46 fathoms (83.6 meters)
    b. 44 fathoms (80.0 meters)
    c. 43 feet (13.0 meters)
    d. 38 feet (11.5 meters)
15862: At 0125, you change course to make good 280°T. What is the course per standard magnetic compass?

    a. 290°psc
    b. 292°psc
    c. 294°psc
    d. 296°psc
15863: If the current is 050° at 0.9 knot, and a northerly wind causes 3° of leeway. What is the course to steer per gyro compass to make good 280°T if you are turning for 9 knots?

    a. 284°pgc
    b. 279°pgc
    c. 276°pgc
    d. 273°pgc
15864: At 0200, you take the following bearingss:

Mattituck Inlet Light bearing 125°pgc
Falkner Island Light bearing 355°pgc

What is the position of your 0200 fix?

    a. LAT 41°03.9'N, LONG 72°38.9'W
    b. LAT 41°03.8'N, LONG 72°39.1'W
    c. LAT 41°03.7'N, LONG 72°38.5'W
    d. LAT 41°03.5'N, LONG 72°38.8'W
15865: From your 0200 position, you change course to 272°pgc. How far north of Stratford Shoal Middle Ground Light does this track pass?

    a. 2.1 miles
    b. 1.6 miles
    c. 1.3 miles
    d. 1.0 miles
15866: What is your ETA at a point where Stratford Shoal Middle Ground Light bears 180°T if you make good 9.0 knots?

    a. 0409
    b. 0416
    c. 0425
    d. 0433
15867: You anticipate a maximum flood current north of Stratford Shoal. You will be set in which general direction?

    a. Northerly
    b. Easterly
    c. Southerly
    d. Westerly
15868: Stratford Shoal Middle Ground Light is __________.

    a. 13 foot high
    b. a fixed white light
    c. shown from a white tower
    d. equipped with a HORN
15869: After you raise Stratford Shoal Middle Ground Light, how will the bearings change if you pass to the north of the light?

    a. The bearings will change to the left.
    b. The bearings will remain steady.
    c. The bearings will change to the right.
    d. Magnetic compass bearings will change to the left and gyro compass bearings will change to the right.
15870: What is the approximate distance from a point three miles south of Stratford Point to Perth Amboy, NJ?

    a. 53 miles
    b. 62 miles
    c. 73 miles
    d. 136 miles
15906: As you enter the New Haven Outer Channel, you sight the range markers in line directly over the stern. Your heading at the time is 155.5° per gyrocompass. What is the gyro error?

    a. 1.0°E
    b. 1.0°W
    c. 2.0°W
    d. 0°
15907: At 0720, you are in the outer channel between buoy "1" and buoy "2" and change course to pass Townshend Ledge Lighted Gong Buoy "10A" abeam to port at 200 yards. What is your ETA off the buoy?

    a. 0734
    b. 0738
    c. 0741
    d. 0745
15908: At 0740, you obtain the following radar information:

Branford Reef Light bearing 250° true @ 2.55 nm

What is your position?

    a. LAT 41°12.6'N, LONG 72°51.3'W
    b. LAT 41°12.6'N, LONG 72°51.8'W
    c. LAT 41°12.4'N, LONG 72°51.5'W
    d. LAT 41°12.3'N, LONG 72°52.0'W
15909: From your 0740 position, you change course to pass 1.1 miles north of Falkner Island Light. What loran reading will ensure that you will remain clear of the 18' shoal located 1 mile NW of Falkner Island Light?

    a. 9960 W: not less than 14942
    b. 9960 X: not more than 26452
    c. 9960 Y: not less than 44013
    d. None of the above
15910: At 0802, Branford Reef Light bears 348°T at 0.75 mile,
and the north point of Falkner Island bears 088°T at 6.7 miles. What were the set and drift since 0740?

    a. Set 040°T, drift .3 knot
    b. Set 220°T, drift .9 knot
    c. Set 220°T, drift .3 knot
    d. You are making good your intended course and speed.
15911: What publication contains information on the navigational hazards in the vicinity of Falkner Island?

    a. The navigational regulations in Title 46 Code of Federal Regulations
    b. Inland Navigation Rules
    c. U.S. Coast Guard Light List
    d. U.S. Coast Pilot
15912: If there is no current, what is the course per standard magnetic compass from your 0802 fix to the position 1.1 miles north of Falkner Island Light?

    a. 064°
    b. 068°
    c. 095°
    d. 099°
15913: At 0830, you wish to get the latest weather forecasts for the Falkner Island area. On what frequency would you set your FM radio for this information?

    a. 2181 kHz
    b. 156.65 Mhz
    c. 156.80 Mhz
    d. 162.40 Mhz
15914: At 0844, the range to the north end of Falkner Island is 2.0 miles and the left tangent bearing is 102°T. What is the approximate charted depth of the water?

    a. 14 ft (4.2 meters)
    b. 19 ft (5.8 meters)
    c. 22 ft (6.7 meters)
    d. 29 ft (8.8 meters)
15915: At 0925, you obtain the following radar information:

Falkner Island Light bearing 252° true @ 1.65 nm

If you correct for a current setting 215°T at 0.5 knot,
what course will you steer from the 0925 position to arrive at a position 0.5 mile south of Long Sand Shoal West End Horn Buoy "W"?

    a. 089°T
    b. 093°T
    c. 096°T
    d. 102°T
15916: If you correct for the current in the preceding question (215°T at 0.5 knot) and maintain an engine speed of 7.5 knots, what is your ETA 0.5 mile south of buoy "W"?

    a. 1016
    b. 1021
    c. 1026
    d. 1030
15917: At what approximate distance would you expect Bartlett Reef Light to break the horizon, if the visibility is 27 nautical miles?

    a. 5.9 nm
    b. 6.9 nm
    c. 12.0 nm
    d. 12.8 nm
15918: At 1038, you are 0.4 mile south of Long Sand Shoal Buoy "8A" on course 090°T when visibility is reduced to 1 mile in rain and haze. You intend to stay on 090°T until your Loran shows a reading that you can safely follow to the approaches of New London. Which of the following Loran readings will you look for?

    a. 9960-W-14720
    b. 9960-X-26290
    c. 9960-Y-43980
    d. 9960-W-14810
15919: At 1200, your position is 2.0 miles southwest of Bartlett Reef Light. Your heading is 075°T. Visibility is less than 0.2 mile in fog and rain. Which of the following signals is most likely to be from another vessel?

    a. Whistle from 125° relative
    b. Whistle from 075° relative
    c. Bell from 350° relative
    d. Horn from 330° relative
15919: At 1200, your position is 2.0 miles southwest of Bartlett Reef Light. Your heading is 075°T. Visibility is less than 0.2 mile in fog and rain. Which of the following signals is most likely to be from another vessel?

    a. Whistle from 125° relative
    b. Whistle from 075° relative
    c. Bell from 350° relative
    d. Horn from 330° relative
15920: What chart should you use after you enter New London Harbor?

    a. 13211
    b. 13213
    c. 13214
    d. 13272
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?

    a. LAT 41°17.4'N, LONG 72°05.6'W
    b. LAT 41°17.0'N, LONG 72°07.1'W
    c. LAT 41°16.6'N, LONG 72°04.6'W
    d. LAT 41°16.2'N, LONG 72°06.4'W
15939: From your 1910 position, you set a course of 162°T at a speed of 14 knots. What will serve as a definite warning that you are being set towards Race Rock Light?

    a. Decreasing bearings to Race Rock Light
    b. Decreasing loran readings on loran rate 9960-W
    c. Increasing soundings
    d. Decreasing radar ranges to Race Point
15940: At 1934 Little Gull Island Light bears 277°T and Race Rock Light bears 000°T. Which were the set and drift between 1910 and 1934?

    a. 321°T, 2.2 knots
    b. 321°T, 0.9 knots
    c. 331°T, 2.2 knots
    d. 331°T, 0.9 knots
15941: From your 1934 position, you change course to pass 2.0 miles due north of Block Island Sound South Entrance Obstruction Lighted "BIS" Buoy. If you adjust your course only (while maintaining an engine speed of 14 knots) for a set and drift of 230°T at 3.5 knots, what is your ETA and distance off when abeam of Shagwong Reef Lighted Bell Buoy "7SR"?

    a. 2003, 4.2 miles
    b. 2009, 4.2 miles
    c. 2003, 3.7 miles
    d. 2009, 3.7 miles
15942: At 1959 Watch Hill Point Light bears 030°T, Montauk Point Light bears 146°T, and Little Gull Light bears 283°T. What is the approximate fathometer reading?

    a. 51 feet
    b. 73 feet
    c. 95 feet
    d. 111 feet
15943: At 2038 Block Island North Light bears 065°T and Montauk Point Light bears 216°T

Which statement is TRUE?

    a. Your speed made good between your 1959 fix and 2038 fix is 11.0 knots.
    b. Your course made good between your 1959 fix and 2038 fix is 102°T.
    c. At your 2038 fix, your vessel is governed by the Inland Rules of the Road.
    d. Block Island Sound South Entrance Obstruction Lighted "BIS"
    Buoy is located 3.6 miles off your starboard bow.

15944: From your 2038 position you change course to 104°T and increase engine speed to 18 knots. If you make good this course and speed, at what time will Southwest Ledge Lighted Bell Buoy "2" bear 157°T?

    a. 2047
    b. 2052
    c. 2056
    d. 2101
15945: At 2107 Southeast Point Light bears 062°T, and at 2112 this light bears 038°T. What is your distance off Southeast Point Light at 2112? (assume no set and drift)

    a. 2.1 miles
    b. 2.5 miles
    c. 2.9 miles
    d. 3.3 miles
15946: At 2132 you sight Block Island Southest Point Light in line with the Aerobeacon (rotating white and green) bearing 308.5°pgc. The helmsman reports he was heading 106°pgc and 119°psc. What is the deviation on that heading?

    a. 4°W
    b. 2°W
    c. 2°E
    d. 4°E
15956: The National Weather Service provides 24-hour weather broadcasts to vessels transiting the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The broadcasts may be found on __________.

    a. 202.35 MHz
    b. 181.15 MHz
    c. 162.55 MHz
    d. 147.45 MHz
15957: At 1752, your position is LAT 37°04.3'N, LONG 76°06.4'W. On an ebb current you should expect to be set to the __________.

    a. north northeast
    b. south southeast
    c. south southwest
    d. north northwest
15958: Your 1752 position is __________.

    a. less than 0.2 mile to the west of York Spit Channel
    b. less than 0.2 mile to the east of York Spit Channel
    c. more than 0.2 mile to the west of York Spit Channel
    d. more than 0.2 mile to the east of York Spit Channel
15959: What is the average velocity of the maximum ebb current in the channel west of Middle Ground?

    a. 0.8 knot
    b. 1.0 knot
    c. 1.3 knots
    d. 1.6 knots
15960: From your 1752 position, you steer 313°pgc at 9 knots. At 1805, you obtain the following visual bearings:
Old Pt. Comfort Light - 238°pgc.
Chesapeake Bay Tunnel North Light - 136°pgc.
What are the latitude and longitude of your 1805 position?

    a. LAT 37°05.9'N, LONG 76°08.0'W
    b. LAT 37°06.0'N, LONG 76°08.4'W
    c. LAT 37°05.0'N, LONG 76°08.7'W
    d. LAT 37°06.1'N, LONG 76°08.1'W
15961: At 1810, a red buoy bears 010° relative. This buoy marks __________.

    a. the side of York Spit Channel
    b. the visibility limit of the red sector of Cape Henry Light
    c. a submerged obstruction in York Spit Channel
    d. the York River Entrance Channel
15962: Based on dead reckoning, at approximately 1817 you would expect to __________.

    a. enter a traffic separation zone
    b. depart a restricted area
    c. cross a submerged pipeline
    d. depart a regulated area
15963: At 1845, you obtain the following Radar Ranges:

Old Plantation Flats Light @ 7.45nm
New Point Comfort Light @ 7.35nm

Your latitude is __________.

    a. 37°11.4'N
    b. 37°11.2'N
    c. 37°10.9'N
    d. 37°10.7'N
15964: Your 1900 position is LAT 37°12.9'N, LONG 76°13.5'W. You change course to 323°pgc. What is the course per standard magnetic compass?

    a. 309°psc
    b. 311°psc
    c. 329°psc
    d. 331°psc
15965: If the visibility is 5 miles, what is the luminous range of New Point Comfort Spit Light "4"?

    a. 0.5 mile
    b. 3.4 miles
    c. 4.8 miles
    d. 5.0 miles
15966: The yellow buoys on either side of your vessel that lead to Mobjack Bay mark __________.

    a. the limits of the dredged channel
    b. fish trap areas
    c. underwater cable areas
    d. ferry routes
15967: At 1925, you take a fix using the following radar ranges:
York Spit Light - 3.4 miles away;
New Point Comfort Spit Light "2" - 2.1 miles away;
York Spit Swash Channel Light "3" - 2.7 miles away. Your longitude is __________.

    a. 76°16.6'W
    b. 76°16.8'W
    c. 76°17.0'W
    d. 76°17.2'W
15968: What was the speed made good from 1900 to 1925?

    a. 8.5 knots
    b. 8.7 knots
    c. 8.8 knots
    d. 9.1 knots
15969: What is the height above water of New Point Comfort Spit Light "2"?

    a. 6 feet (1.8 meters)
    b. 15 feet (4.6 meters)
    c. 18 feet (5.5 meters)
    d. 24 feet (7.3 meters)
15970: 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?

    a. 5.7 knots
    b. 6.1 knots
    c. 6.5 knots
    d. 6.9 knots
16006: You are on course 082°T, and the engines are turning for 8 knots. At 0352, you take the following bearings:

Stratford Point Light 016°pgc
Stratford Shoal (Middle Ground) Light 137°pgc

What is your 0352 position?

    a. LAT 41°05.0'N, LONG 73°08.0'W
    b. LAT 41°05.2'N, LONG 73°07.8'W
    c. LAT 41°05.3'N, LONG 73°07.5'W
    d. LAT 41°05.4'N, LONG 73°07.7'W
16007: If the visibility is 11 miles, what is the earliest time you can expect to see New Haven Light?

    a. The light is visible at 0352.
    b. 0414
    c. 0443
    d. You will not sight the light.
16008: While on a heading of 082°T, you sight Middle Ground Light in line with Old Field Point Light bearing 206° per standard magnetic compass. From this you can determine the __________.

    a. variation
    b. deviation table is correct for that heading
    c. compass error is 17.5°E
    d. deviation is 3.5°E for a bearing of 206° per standard magnetic compass
16009: The maximum ebb current at a location 4.3 miles south of Stratford Point will occur at 0413. The predicted current will be 1.0 knot at 075°. What will be your course made good if you steer 082°T at 8 knots?

    a. 081°T
    b. 083°T
    c. 085°T
    d. 087°T
16010: The characteristic of Branford Reef Light is __________.

    a. flashing red every 4 seconds
    b. flashing red every 3 seconds
    c. flashing white every 6 seconds
    d. flashing yellow every 4 seconds
16011: At 0415, you take the following bearings:

Stratford Point Light 329.5°pgc
Middle Ground Light 223.5°pgc
Old Field Point Light 199.5°pgc

Which statement is TRUE?

    a. You are to the right of your intended track line.
    b. The current's drift is greater than predicted.
    c. The course made good since 0352 is 081°T.
    d. Your fathometer reads about 76 fathoms.
16012: If you change course at 0420, what is the course to make good to leave Twenty Eight Foot Shoal Lighted Buoy abeam to port at 1 mile?

    a. 079°T
    b. 082°T
    c. 084°T
    d. 086°T
16013: At 0430, you take the following bearings:

Stratford Point Light bearing 307° pgc
Middle Ground Light bearing 239° pgc

What is your 0430 position?

    a. LAT 41°08.9'N, LONG 73°00.0'W
    b. LAT 41°05.0'N, LONG 73°01.1'W
    c. LAT 41°05.5'N, LONG 72°59.7'W
    d. LAT 41°05.8'N, LONG 73°00.8'W
16014: From your 0430 position, what is the course per standard magnetic compass to a position where Twenty-eight foot Shoal lighted buoy "TE" is abeam to port at 1 mile?

    a. 082.5°
    b. 086.0°
    c. 098.0°
    d. 101.5°
16015: By 0430, the wind has increased, and the visibility cleared due to passage of a front. You estimate 3° leeway due to NW'ly winds. What is the course per gyrocompass to pass 1.2 miles due south of Twenty-eight Foot Shoal Lighted Buoy "TE"?

    a. 080°
    b. 083°
    c. 086°
    d. 090°
16016: At 0430, you change course and speed to make good 090°T at 10 knots. At 0433, you slow due to an engineering casualty and estimate you are making good 5.5 knots. At what time will Branford Reef Light bear 000°T?

    a. 0601
    b. 0609
    c. 0620
    d. 0624
16017: What is the approximate distance to New Bedford, MA, from your 0530 DR position, if your 0352 position was 7 miles from Bridgeport, CT?

    a. 77 miles
    b. 91 miles
    c. 104 miles
    d. 115 miles
16018: At 0550, engineering repairs are complete and speed is increased to 9.6 knots. At 0630, Falkner Island Light bears 023°pgc and Horton Point Light bears 097°pgc. From your 0630 fix you steer to make good a course of 086°T while turning for 9.6 knots. At 0700, Falkner Island Light bears 336.0°pgc and Horton Point Light bears 105.5°pgc. The radar range to the south tip of Falkner Island is 5.7 miles. Which statement is TRUE?

    a. Your course made good from 0630 to 0700 was 082°T.
    b. The speed made good from 0630 to 0700 was 10.1 knots.
    c. The current from 0630 to 0700 was 279°T at 0.6 knot.
    d. You are making good your intended speed.
16019: The south shore of Long Island Sound from Horton Point to Orient Point is __________.

    a. low and marshy
    b. bluff and rocky
    c. marked by sandy beaches and wooded uplands
    d. bound by gradual shoaling
16020: If visibility permits, Orient Point Light will break the horizon at a range of about __________.

    a. 9.3 miles
    b. 10.8 miles
    c. 13.9 miles
    d. 17.0 miles
16038: At 0820 Old Field Point Light bears 206° per gyrocompass,
and Stratford Shoals Middle Ground Light bears 322° per gyrocompass. The radar range to Middle Ground Light is 1.5 miles. Your 0820 fix gives you a position of __________.

    a. LAT 41°02.6'N, LONG 73°05.2'W
    b. LAT 41°02.5'N, LONG 73°04.9'W
    c. LAT 41°02.3'N, LONG 73°05.2'W
    d. LAT 41°02.0'N, LONG 73°05.1'W
16039: From your 0820 position you change course to your rendezvous position, one mile due south of buoy "NH", speed 14.5 knots. You estimate the current to be 260°T at 0.5 knot. The wind is northwesterly at 20 knots and you estimate 2° leeway. What is your course per gyrocompass (pgc) to the rendezvous position, if you correct your heading for current and leeway?

    a. 039°
    b. 041°
    c. 043°
    d. 045°
16040: At 0847 you take a round of bearings as follows:

Middle Ground Shoal Light - 237° pgc
Stratford Point Light - 289° pgc
New Haven Light - 019° pgc

What were the set and drift since your 0820 position?

    a. Set 180°T, drift 0.6 kt
    b. Set 360°T, drift 0.3 kt
    c. Set 180°T, drift 0.3 kt
    d. Set 360°T, drift 0.6 kt
16041: From your 0847 fix, you change course to arrive at the rendezvous position and, correcting for current, you estimate your speed over the ground at 15 knots. What is your ETA at the rendezvous?

    a. 0902
    b. 0905
    c. 0908
    d. 0911
16042: At 1022 when you complete the evacuation, you get underway on course 098°T and order turns for 14.5 knots. You take the following round of bearings at that time:
Stratford Point Light - 260° per gyrocompass
New Haven Light - 326° per gyrocompass
SW Ledge Light - 358° per gyrocompass

Determine your ETA and distance off when abeam of Falkner Island Light, if there are no set and drift?

    a. 1102, 3.0 miles
    b. 1108, 3.3 miles
    c. 1114, 3.1 miles
    d. 1118, 3.3 miles
16043: As you cross the New Haven Outer Channel range, you observe the range in line bearing 335.5° per gyrocompass. The helmsman reports that he was heading 100° per gyrocompass,
and that the standard magnetic compass read 109° at the time of the observation. What are the gyro error and
deviation of the standard magnetic compass on this heading?

    a. Gyro error 2°E, deviation 3°E
    b. Gyro error 0° , deviation 2°W
    c. Gyro error 2°W, deviation 9°W
    d. Gyro error 2°W, deviation 3°E
16044: At 1038 Branford Reef Light bears 019°pgc, Falkner Island Light bears 075°pgc, and the radar range to Branford Reef Light is 3.0 miles. Which statement is TRUE of your 1038 position?

    a. You are required by regulation to change course to avoid steaming through the dumping ground.
    b. You are making more speed over the ground, since your 1022 fix, than indicated by your engine RPM.
    c. You are abeam of Townshend Ledge
    d. Your fathometer reads about 25 feet.
16045: The north shore of Long Island, from Horton Point to Orient Point,
is __________.

    a. bluff and rocky
    b. low and sparsely wooded
    c. marked by long sandy beaches at low water
    d. marshy and backed with sand dunes
16046: The visibility is excellent. When Race Rock Light Tower breaks the horizon, how far will you be from the Tower?

    a. 8.5 miles
    b. 9.6 miles
    c. 14.0 miles
    d. 17.9 miles
16056: At 1730, your position is LAT 37°13.9'N, LONG 76°26.4'W. What is your distance off Tue Marshes Light?

    a. 2.2 miles
    b. 2.6 miles
    c. 3.0 miles
    d. 3.4 miles
16057: What is the maximum allowable speed of vessels underway up river from Tue Marshes Light?

    a. 8 knots
    b. 10 knots
    c. 12 knots
    d. 14 knots
16058: 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?

    a. 7.5 knots
    b. 7.8 knots
    c. 8.1 knots
    d. 8.4 knots
16058: 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?

    a. 7.5 knots
    b. 7.8 knots
    c. 8.1 knots
    d. 8.4 knots
16059: At 1800, Tue Marshes Light bears 270°pgc, and York Spit Swash Channel Light "3" bears 007°pgc. Your position is __________.

    a. LAT 37°14.0'N, LONG 76°19.8'W
    b. LAT 37°14.2'N, LONG 76°20.3'W
    c. LAT 37°14.2'N, LONG 76°20.1'W
    d. LAT 37°14.5'N, LONG 76°20.0'W
16060: The short-long dashed, magenta lines parallel to York River Entrance Channel mark __________.

    a. fish trap areas
    b. naval exercise areas
    c. underwater cables
    d. recommended track lines
16061: 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?

    a. Mobjack Bay Entrance Light
    b. York Spit Light
    c. New Point Comfort Light
    d. York River Entrance Channel Light "1"
16062: 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?

    a. 140°T at 0.2 knot
    b. 140°T at 0.4 knot
    c. 320°T at 0.2 knot
    d. 320°T at 0.4 knot
16062: 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?

    a. 140°T at 0.2 knot
    b. 140°T at 0.4 knot
    c. 320°T at 0.2 knot
    d. 320°T at 0.4 knot
16063: At 2013, you sight Thimble Shoal Light in line with Old Point Comfort Light bearing 258°pgc. At the time of the bearing, the vessel was headed 142°pgc and 151°psc. Based on this, you __________.

    a. know the gyro error is 2°E
    b. should adjust the magnetic compass
    c. verified that the variation is 10°W
    d. have checked the deviation table for a magnetic heading of 150°
16064: At 2015, your vessel is at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel midway between buoys "13" and "14". If the height of tide is -1 foot (-.3 meter). What is the approximate depth under the keel?

    a. 51 feet (15.5 meters)
    b. 45 feet (13.6 meters)
    c. 40 feet (12.1 meters)
    d. 35 feet (10.6 meters)
16065: If you steer 143°pgc at an engine speed of 8.0 knots from your 2015 position, at what time would you reach a point midway between buoys "11" and "12" (ignore set and drift)?

    a. 2020
    b. 2029
    c. 2032
    d. 2039
16066: Which statement concerning Thimble Shoal Channel is TRUE?

    a. The project width of the main channel is 1000 feet (30.3 meters)
    b. The channel is 14.5 miles in length.
    c. A tow drawing 30 feet (9.1 meters) is excluded from the main channel.
    d. Thimble Shoal Channel is in international waters.
16067: At 2118, you obtain the following information:
Cape Henry Light 151°pgc;
Cape Charles Light 033°pgc;
Thimble Shoal Light 291°pgc

What is your 2118 position?

    a. LAT 36°57.4'N, LONG 76°01.9'W
    b. LAT 36°57.5'N, LONG 76°01.4'W
    c. LAT 36°57.6'N, LONG 76°01.8'W
    d. LAT 36°57.6'N, LONG 76°02.2'W
16068: From your 2118 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 minimum speed to make good from your 2118 position to arrive at this time?

    a. 5.0 knots
    b. 5.3 knots
    c. 5.8 knots
    d. 5.5 knots
16069: From your 2118 position, you steer a course of 288°T at an engine speed of 7.0 knots. Visibility is 2 miles. Height of eye is 12 feet (3.7 meters). At what time can you expect to see Old Point Comfort Light?

    a. The light is visible at 2118
    b. 2139
    c. 2201
    d. 2232
16070: When exiting Thimble Shoal Channel bound for Norfolk, the track line based on the lights of the Norfolk Entrance Reach Range is __________.

    a. 220°T
    b. 222°T
    c. 224°T
    d. 228°T
16106: At 0410, you take the following bearings:
New Point Comfort Light "2" 242°T
Wolf Trap Light 313°T
Horn Harbor Entrance Light "HH" 262°T

What is your 0410 position?

    a. LAT 37°21.0'N, LONG 76°08.1'W
    b. LAT 37°21.0'N, LONG 76°08.8'W
    c. LAT 37°21.1'N, LONG 76°07.9'W
    d. LAT 37°21.2'N, LONG 76°08.2'W
16107: If the visibility is 5 miles and you are in the red sector,
at what distance off should you sight Cape Henry Light?

    a. 15 miles
    b. 13 miles
    c. 11 miles
    d. 09 miles
16108: From your 0410 fix, what is the course per standard magnetic compass to the entrance to York Spit Channel between buoys "37" and "38"?

    a. 178°
    b. 176°
    c. 156°
    d. 152°
16109: You are turning for 9 knots, a westerly wind is causing 3° of leeway, and the current is 320°T at 1.2 knots. What true course should you steer to remain in the northern leg of York Spit Channel?

    a. 191°T
    b. 194°T
    c. 197°T
    d. 203°T
16110: If you are making 8.3 knots over the ground, what is your ETA at the first turning point in York Spit Channel between buoys "29" and "30"?

    a. 0444
    b. 0456
    c. 0508
    d. 0522
16111: Which publication contains the specific information about navigating in York Spit Channel?

    a. Light List
    b. Coast Pilot
    c. Chesapeake Bay Harbor- master's Regulations Manual
    d. Navigator's Manual - Chesapeake Bay
16112: At 0530, the Coast Guard announces that Chesapeake Channel is closed indefinitely due to a collision occurring in the channel between Trestle "B" and "C" of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel. You exit York Spit Channel, leaving buoy "20" abeam to port at 0.1 mile, and alter course to leave Horseshoe Crossing Lighted Bell Buoy abeam to port at 0.2 mile. What is the course per gyrocompass?

    a. 185°pgc
    b. 187°pgc
    c. 190°pgc
    d. 193°pgc
16113: After you enter Thimble Shoal Channel, you will alter course to pass between Trestle "A" and "B". Which channel should you use?

    a. Thimble Shoal Main Channel or the South Auxiliary Channel
    b. Any of the channels but keep to the right hand side
    c. The South Auxiliary Channel
    d. Thimble Shoal Main Channel
16114: As you pass through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel,
you sight Trestle "A" in line bearing 198°pgc. What is the gyro error?

    a. 2°E
    b. 0°E
    c. 2°W
    d. 4°W
16115: You sighted Trestle "A" in line at 0707 and are steering 108°T. At 0731, Cape Henry Light bears 136°T; Cape Charles Light bears 032.5°T; and Thimble Shoal Tunnel South Light bears 282°T. What was the speed made good between 0707 and 0731?

    a. 8.3 knots
    b. 8.8 knots
    c. 9.2 knots
    d. 9.4 knots
16116: At 0731, approximately how much water is under your keel?

    a. 31 feet (9.4 meters)
    b. 45 feet (13.6 meters)
    c. 48 feet (14.5 meters)
    d. 54 feet (16.4 meters)
16117: What is the distance from your 0731 fix to Wilmington, N.C.
(LAT 34°14.0'N, LONG 77°57.0'W)?

    a. 339 miles
    b. 363 miles
    c. 402 miles
    d. 486 miles
16118: You will enter waters governed by the International Rules when __________.

    a. you cross the territorial sea boundary line
    b. abeam of buoy "CBJ"
    c. you cross the boundary of the contiguous zone
    d. Cape Charles Light bears 022°T
16119: At 0812, you obtain the following radar information:

Cape Henry Light bearing 287° pgc @ 3.85 nm

What is your 0812 position?

    a. LAT 36°53.7'N, LONG 75°56.0'W
    b. LAT 36°53.8'N, LONG 75°56.1'W
    c. LAT 36°54.5'N, LONG 75°56.2'W
    d. LAT 36°54.6'N, LONG 75°55.8'W
16120: At 0812, you are on course 132°T. The standard magnetic compass reads 135°. What should you conclude?

    a. The deviation table is correct for that heading.
    b. You should adjust the magnetic compass.
    c. Your compass may be influenced by a local magnetic disturbance.
    d. The deviation is increasing as you go south.
16138: At 1930 Race Rock Light bears 111°T, and Little Gull Island Light bears 172°T. Which of the following is your position at 1930?

    a. LAT 41°15.6'N, LONG 72°09.6'W
    b. LAT 41°16.1'N, LONG 72°08.3'W
    c. LAT 41°15.3'N, LONG 72°12.9'W
    d. LAT 41°15.8'N, LONG 72°07.1'W
16139: From your 1930 position, you set a course of 150°T. Your engine speed is 13 knots. What will be your distance off Valiant Rock Bell Buoy "1A" when abeam, if you make good your true course of 150°?

    a. 0.8 mile
    b. 1.0 miles
    c. 1.2 miles
    d. 1.4 miles
16140: Available information indicates that there is a set and drift in this area of 290°T at 2 knots. Allowing for this set and drift, what course must you steer to make good a true course of 150°, while maintaining an engine speed of 13 knots, from your 1930 position?

    a. 141°T
    b. 145°T
    c. 149°T
    d. 153°T
16141: The speed you can expect to make good over your course while steering to make 150°T is __________.

    a. 11.0 knots
    b. 11.4 knots
    c. 14.0 knots
    d. 14.4 knots
16142: At 1949 Little Gull Island Light bears 270°T and is 1.7 miles off. From this position, you change course to 118°T and increase engine speed to 18 knots. If you make good your course and speed, at what time should Shagwong Reef Lighted Bell Buoy "7SR" bear 180°T?

    a. 2016
    b. 2019
    c. 2022
    d. 2025
16144: From your 2027 position you change course to 106°T, while maintaining an engine speed of 18 knots. Your ETA at a position where Block Island Sound South Entrance Obstruction Lighted Buoy "BIS" is abeam is __________.

    a. 2039
    b. 2043
    c. 2047
    d. 2050
16145: At 2054 Block Island Southeast Point Light bears 054°T at 6.9 miles and Southwest Ledge Lighted Bell Buoy 2 is 1.6 miles off to port. The set and drift from 2027 to 2054 is __________.

    a. 127°T at 3.1 knots
    b. 127°T at 1.4 knots
    c. 307°T at 3.1 knots
    d. 307°T at 1.4 knots
16146: From your 2054 position, you change course to 066°T. Maintaining course and speed of 18 knots, at what time can you expect to first cross the 90-foot curve if you experience no set and drift?

    a. 2105
    b. 2111
    c. 2117
    d. 2125
16206: You are steering 087°pgc and turning for 6.8 knots. At 0600, you take the following bearings:

Little Gull Island Light bearing 089.5° pgc
Bartlett Reef Light bearing 047° pgc

What is your 0600 position?

    a. LAT 41°11.2'N, LONG 72°14.6'W
    b. LAT 41°12.1'N, LONG 72°13.8'W
    c. LAT 41°12.3'N, LONG 72°14.7'W
    d. LAT 41°12.5'N, LONG 71°14.9'W
16207: 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")?

    a. 072°pgc
    b. 076°pgc
    c. 080°pgc
    d. 084°pgc
16208: What is your ETA at point "A"?

    a. 0640
    b. 0651
    c. 0655
    d. 0702
16209: You calculate that the current will be ebbing at the Race at 0700. You should expect to be set in which general direction at the Race?

    a. West
    b. North
    c. Northeast
    d. East
16210: 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 of the following loran readings will act as a danger line and keep you off Little Gull Island by a minimum of 0.5 mile?

    a. Not less than 9960-Y-43953.5
    b. Not more than 9960-W-14735.9
    c. Not less than 9960-W-14735.8
    d. Not more than 9960-X-26149.0
16211: From point "A", you lay out an intended track line to a point where Block Island North Light bears 180°T at 2.9 miles (Point "B"). What is the length of this leg of the voyage?

    a. 20.4 miles
    b. 23.7 miles
    c. 23.9 miles
    d. 24.4 miles
16212: What is the course per standard magnetic compass between points "A" and "B"?

    a. 094.5°
    b. 095.5°
    c. 098.5°
    d. 099.5°
16213: At 0715 you take the following bearings:

Race Rock Light 328°pgc
Little Gull Island Light 249°pgc
Mt. Prospect Antenna 036°pgc

Based on your 0715 fix, which statement is TRUE?

    a. You are to the left of your track line.
    b. Your fathometer reads about 265 fathoms.
    c. You are in a cable area.
    d. You are governed by the Inland Rules.
16214: From your 0715 position, you set a course of 085°T. At 0745 you take the following bearings:

Race Rock Light 278°pgc
Watch Hill Light 049°pgc
Fisher's Island East Harbor Cupola 010°pgc

What was the current encountered between 0715 and 0745?

    a. Set 030°T, drift 0.4 knot
    b. Set 216°T, drift 0.3 knot
    c. Set 070°T, drift 0.6 knot
    d. Set 238°T, drift 1.0 knot
16215: The wind is southerly, and you estimate 3° leeway. Allowing for leeway, what is the course to steer from your 0745 position to pass 1 mile south of Watch Hill Buoy "WH"?

    a. 079°pgc
    b. 081°pgc
    c. 085°pgc
    d. 087°pgc
16216: From your 0745 fix, you change course to pass 1.0 mile south of buoy "WH" and estimate your speed at 7 knots. If the visibility clears, what is the earliest time you can expect to see Block Island North Light tower?

    a. 0750
    b. 0807
    c. 0838
    d. 0845
16217: Which statement describes the shore between Watch Hill Point and Point Judith?

    a. Low, rocky cliffs with heavily wooded hills inland
    b. Sandy beaches broken by rocky points
    c. Sand dunes and beaches with a mud and sand bottom
    d. Wooded, barren hills with isolated prominent buildings
16218: At 0830, Watch Hill Point bears 343°T at 3.5 miles by radar. What was the speed made good since 0745?

    a. 5.4 knots
    b. 5.8 knots
    c. 6.7 knots
    d. 7.1 knots
16219: At 0900, you take the following radar ranges:

Watch Hill Point 5.4 miles
Block Island Grace Point 8.3 miles

Which statement is TRUE?

    a. You are within 3 nautical miles of the coast.
    b. The bottom in the area is sand and gravel.
    c. The fix is indeterminate.
    d. You are governed by the Inland Rules.
16220: 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"?

    a. 089°pgc
    b. 091°pgc
    c. 093°pgc
    d. 096°pgc
16238: At 2045, buoy "GM" is at a range of 6.45 miles. Hogsland buoy "12" is at a range of 5.25 miles.

Your vessel's position is __________.

    a. LAT 37°22.8'N, LONG 75°30.8'W
    b. LAT 37°22.3'N, LONG 75°31.7'W
    c. LAT 37°22.0'N, LONG 75°29.3'W
    d. LAT 37°21.8'N, LONG 75°30.7'W
16239: From your 2045 position, you set a course to pass 1.5 miles due east of the charted position of Hog Island Lighted Bell Buoy "12". The known set and drift in the area are 068°T at 3 knots. What is the course to steer, with no change in engine speed, to make good your desired course?

    a. 200°T
    b. 203°T
    c. 206°T
    d. 209°T
16240: The speed that you can expect to make good, while steering to make good your desired course, is __________.

    a. 13.5 knots
    b. 14.3 knots
    c. 15.1 knots
    d. 15.9 knots
16241: At 2129 Cape Charles Light bears 253°T, Hog Island Lighted Bell Buoy "12" bears 351°T, and Cape Charles Lighted Bell Buoy "14" bears 230°T. Which statement is TRUE?

    a. The fathometer reads about 62 feet (18.9 meters).
    b. The bottom is hard sand and oysters.
    c. You are to seaward of the contiguous zone.
    d. You are governed by the International Rules of the Road.
16243: At 2207 Cape Charles Light bears 276°T, Chesapeake Light bears 194°T, and Cape Charles Lighted Bell Buoy "14" bears 312°T and is 2.0 miles off. What were the set and drift of the current acting on your vessel from 2129 to 2207?

    a. 258°T at 2.4 knots
    b. 258°T at 1.5 knots
    c. 078°T at 1.5 knots
    d. 078°T at 2.4 knots
16245: At 2259 Cape Henry Light bears 250°T, Chesapeake Light bears 122°T, and North Chesapeake Entrance Lighted Whistle Buoy "NCA" has a radar range of 1.8 miles. Which statement is TRUE?

    a. The course made good is 226°T.
    b. You are in the red sector of Cape Henry Light.
    c. You are in a submerged submarine transit lane.
    d. Chesapeake Light is 7.6 miles off.
16246: From your 2259 fix, you alter course to 250°T. At 2300 Cape Henry Light bears 250°T. At 2326 Cape Henry Light bears 252°T. Which statement is TRUE?

    a. You are being set to the right.
    b. The bearing change should be expected as you transit the inbound lane.
    c. You should alter course to starboard.
    d. You should slow to reduce the effect of the current.
16256: What is the course per gyro compass from the anchorage to point A located 0.5 mile east of Cape Charles Lighted Bell Buoy 14?

    a. 180°
    b. 184°
    c. 198°
    d. 199.5°
16257: If your engines turn for 6.5 knots, and you encounter a 0.5 knot southerly current after weighing anchor. What is your ETA at point A?

    a. 0511
    b. 0501
    c. 0450
    d. 0440
16258: What is the course to steer per standard magnetic compass from the anchorage to point A, if easterly winds are causing 3° of leeway?

    a. 187°
    b. 191°
    c. 194°
    d. 197°
16259: You are on track from the anchorage to point A. At 0250, Great Machipongo Inlet Light "5" (37°21.8'N, 75°43.7'W) bears 279°pgc. At 0320, the light bears 320°pgc. What is the position of your 0320 running fix if you are making good 6.5 knots?

    a. LAT 37°18.10'N, LONG 75°39.55'W
    b. LAT 37°18.10'N, LONG 75°39.30'W
    c. LAT 37°18.00'N, LONG 75°39.75'W
    d. LAT 37°17.95'N, LONG 75°39.95'W
16260: If your vessel draws 6.5 feet (2 meters), what is the approximate depth of water under your keel at 0320?

    a. 52 feet (15.8 meters)
    b. 48 feet (14.5 meters)
    c. 44 feet (13.3 meters)
    d. 40 feet (12.0 meters)
16261: At 0400 you take the following bearings:

Sand Shoal Inlet South Light bearing 299°pgc
Cape Charles Light bearing 242°pgc

What is your 0400 position?

    a. LAT 37°14.2'N, LONG 75°39.2'W
    b. LAT 37°14.4'N, LONG 75°39.3'W
    c. LAT 37°14.4'N, LONG 75°39.0'W
    d. LAT 37°14.6'N, LONG 75°39.2'W
16262: What was the speed made good from 0240 to 0400?

    a. 5.2 knots
    b. 5.6 knots
    c. 6.0 knots
    d. 6.4 knots
16263: If you increase speed to 8 knots, and the current is 240°
at 0.7 knot. What course should you steer from your 0400 position to arrive at point A?

    a. 178°T
    b. 180°T
    c. 183°T
    d. 186°T
16264: Which statement about your 0400 position is true?

    a. You are governed by the Inland Rules of the Road.
    b. Anchoring, trawling and fishing are prohibited.
    c. The ocean floor is composed of shingle.
    d. You are within the Territorial Sea and the contiguous zone.
16265: At 0600, you are on course 241°psc at 6.5 knots. Chesapeake Light bears 153° per standard magnetic compass,
and Cape Henry Light bears 261° per standard magnetic compass. What is the position of your 0600 fix?

    a. LAT 36°59.0'N, LONG 75°47.4'W
    b. LAT 36°59.3'N, LONG 75°47.7'W
    c. LAT 36°59.5'N, LONG 75°47.8'
    d. LAT 36°59.3'N, LONG 75°48.0'
16266: The abandoned lighthouse at Cape Henry is a(n) __________.

    a. octagonal, black and white tower
    b. radio beacon station
    c. emergency back up to Cape Henry Light
    d. gray, pyramidal tower
16267: When Cape Henry Light is abeam, what is the approximate distance to Yorktown, VA?

    a. 34 miles
    b. 42 miles
    c. 55 miles
    d. 58 miles
16268: As you pass between trestle "B" and trestle "C" of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel, you sight along the trestle "C" when it is in line. The gyro bearing is 048°. What is the gyro error by observation?

    a. 4°E
    b. 1°E
    c. 0°
    d. 2°W
16269: On either side of York River Entrance Channel, there are areas bounded by short - long magenta lines and marked by yellow buoys. These areas are __________.

    a. fish trap areas
    b. designated anchorages
    c. spoil areas
    d. naval exercise areas
16270: The wind is northerly and will cause 2° leeway. The current is 018° at 0.5 knot. If your engines are turning for 8.0 knots. What should you steer to remain in York River Entrance Channel?

    a. 304°T
    b. 306°T
    c. 309°T
    d. 314°T
16306: At 0345, you set a course to depart New London Harbor. Assuming no set and drift, which standard magnetic compass course must you steer to stay in the middle of the channel?

    a. 175°psc
    b. 187°psc
    c. 190°psc
    d. 192°psc
16307: Which statement regarding the wreck 0.2 mile south of buoys "1" and "2" at the entrance to New London Harbor is TRUE?

    a. The wreck presents a danger to all vessels with drafts in excess of 30 feet (9.1 meters).
    b. The wreck is visible above the sounding datum between the months of March and June.
    c. The wreck is shown on the chart, but its actual existence is doubtful.
    d. The wreck was cleared by wire drag in 1982 and will not appear on future charts.
16308: At 0530, your position is LAT 41°13.6'N, LONG 72°08.5'W. What is the color of New London Harbor Light?

    a. Red
    b. White
    c. Green
    d. Alternating white and green
16309: From your 0530 position, you set a course of 271°psc with an engine speed of 9 knots. At 0645, Cornfield Safe-Water Buoy "CF" is abeam to port. What speed have you averaged since 0530?

    a. 7.5 knots
    b. 8.6 knots
    c. 9.0 knots
    d. 9.5 knots
16310: At 0730, your position is LAT 41°10.5'N, LONG 72°32.2'W. From this position you steer course 286°psc with an engine speed of 9.0 knots. What is the approximate depth of water under your keel?

    a. 52 feet (15.8 meters)
    b. 57 feet (17.3 meters)
    c. 62 feet (18.8 meters)
    d. 67 feet (20.3 meters)
16311: The broken magenta line which runs parallel to the shore between Roanoke Point and Mattituck Inlet marks a __________.

    a. pipeline
    b. fish trap area
    c. demarcation line
    d. cable area
16312: Assuming no current, at what time can you expect to be abeam of Townshend Ledge Lighted Buoy?

    a. 0859
    b. 0902
    c. 0905
    d. 0910
16313: At 0730, visibility is 5.5 miles. At what time will you lose sight of Horton Point Light?

    a. It is not visible at 0730
    b. 0751
    c. 0812
    d. 0825
16314: At 0820, you take the following bearings:

Branford Reef Light bearing 307° true
Falkner Island Light bearing 052° true

What are the set and drift since 0730?

    a. Set 052°T, drift 1.1 knots
    b. Set 052°T, drift 1.3 knots
    c. Set 236°T, drift 1.1 knot
    d. Set 236°T, drift 1.3 knots
16315: At 0820, you change course to 301°psc and reduce speed to 7.5 knots. At 0900, you take the following visual bearings:
Branford Reef Light 023°psc
New Haven Light 293°psc
Tweed Airport Aerobeacon 332°psc

Your 0900 position is __________.

    a. LAT 41°11.9'N, LONG 72°50.6'W
    b. LAT 41°11.9'N, LONG 72°49.5'W
    c. LAT 41°12.1'N, LONG 72°48.6'W
    d. LAT 41°12.5'N, LONG 72°44.3'W
16316: At 0900, the current is flooding in a direction of 350°T at 1.2 knots. If your engines are turning RPMs for 9 knots, which course should you steer per standard magnetic compass to make good a course of 297° true?

    a. 302°psc
    b. 311°psc
    c. 317°psc
    d. 319°psc
16317: Which chart would you use for more detailed information on New Haven Harbor?

    a. 12370
    b. 12371
    c. 12372
    d. 12373
16318: What true course and speed did you make good between 0730 and 0900?

    a. 273°T, 8.7 knots
    b. 277°T, 8.4 knots
    c. 279°T, 8.0 knots
    d. 284°T, 7.5 knots
16319: As you enter the New Haven Outer Channel, you sight the outer range markers in line directly ahead. Your heading at this time is 347°psc. What is your compass deviation by observation?

    a. 0.5°East
    b. 3.0°East
    c. 3.5°West
    d. 4.5°East
16320: Which course should you change to per standard magnetic compass as you pass SW Ledge Light to remain in the channel?

    a. 007°psc
    b. 014°psc
    c. 021°psc
    d. 026°psc
16320: Which course should you change to per standard magnetic compass as you pass SW Ledge Light to remain in the channel?

    a. 007°psc
    b. 014°psc
    c. 021°psc
    d. 026°psc
16338: At 2209 your position is latitude 40 47.7'N, longitude 71 35.5'W. There is a strong WSW'ly wind causing an estimated 3° leeway. What course will you steer by standard magnetic compass from your 2209 position to make good 340°T?

    a. 322°
    b. 348°
    c. 356°
    d. 002°
16339: Based on your 2209 fix, which would be a warning that you are being set down on Block Island Sound South Entrance Obstruction Lighted "BIS" Buoy?

    a. Decreasing loran readings on 9960-W
    b. Visual bearings of Montauk Point Lt. changing to the left
    c. Increasing bearings of Southeast Point Light
    d. Decreasing soundings
16340: If you make good your intended course and speed, at what time will you cross the 150-foot curve?

    a. 2237
    b. 2249
    c. 2256
    d. 2301
16341: At 2230 you take the following visual bearings:

Montauk Point Light, Long Island 317°pgc
Southeast Point Light, Block Island 009°pgc

What is your position?

    a. LAT 40°51.2'N, LONG 71°35.9'W
    b. LAT 40°51.5'N, LONG 71°36.4'W
    c. LAT 40°52.2'N, LONG 71°36.6'W
    d. LAT 40°52.0'N, LONG 71°37.4'W
16342: At 2302 you fix your position at LAT 40°57.8'N, LONG 71°39.3'W. What current have you experienced since your 2209 fix?

    a. 105°T at 1.0 knot
    b. 105°T at 0.9 knot
    c. 285°T at 1.0 knot
    d. 285°T at 0.9 knot
16343: At 2302 you change course to compensate for an estimated current of 090°T, at 1.0 knot. What course per gyrocompass will you steer to leave Endeavor Shoals Lighted Gong Buoy "3" abeam to port at 1 mile?

    a. 324°pgc
    b. 327°pgc
    c. 330°pgc
    d. 333°pgc
16344: After changing course to allow for a current of 090°T at 1.0 knot, what time will Endeavor Shoals Lighted Gong Buoy "3" be abeam to port?

    a. 2340
    b. 2345
    c. 2350
    d. 2355
16345: Where will you cross the demarcation line between the International and Inland Rules of the Road?

    a. Between Montauk Point and Block Island
    b. In the Race
    c. At the mouth of Bridgeport Harbor
    d. Between Plum Gut and Niantic Bay
16346: After passing through the Race, enroute to Bridgeport, CN,
and Race Rock Light is 2 miles astern you notice an equal interval flashing red light on the starboard side. This light is __________.

    a. New London Airport Aerobeacon
    b. New London Harbor Light
    c. New London Ledge Light
    d. Bartlett Reef Light
16356: What is the course per standard magnetic compass from the anchorage to point "A" located 0.5 mile east of Cape Charles Lighted Bell Buoy 14?

    a. 185°
    b. 188°
    c. 191°
    d. 194°
16357: The coast between Great Machipongo Inlet and Cape Charles is __________.

    a. composed of high rocky bluffs and wooded uplands
    b. marked by prominent isolated barren hills
    c. broken by the mouths of several major rivers
    d. low with sandy beaches bordered by marshes
16358: What is the distance from the anchorage to point "A"?

    a. 13.9 miles
    b. 15.1 miles
    c. 15.9 miles
    d. 17.0 miles
16358: What is the distance from the anchorage to point "A"?

    a. 13.9 miles
    b. 15.1 miles
    c. 15.9 miles
    d. 17.0 miles
16359: If your engines are turning for 6.5 knots and the estimated current is north at 0.5 knot. What is the ETA at point "A"?

    a. 0511
    b. 0501
    c. 0450
    d. 0440
16360: What is the course to steer per gyro compass from the anchorage to point "A" if westerly winds are causing 3° of leeway?

    a. 178°pgc
    b. 182°pgc
    c. 184°pgc
    d. 187°pgc
16361: At 0400, you take the following bearings:

Sand Shoal Inlet South Light bearing 305°pgc
Cape Charles Light bearing 241°pgc

What was the course made good since 0240?

    a. 182°T
    b. 185°T
    c. 189°T
    d. 192°T
16362: The visibility is about 5 miles. Which statement about Cape Charles Light is TRUE?

    a. The light has been visible from the time you departed the anchorage.
    b. You should see Cape Charles Light at about 0400.
    c. The light will become visible when you enter the inbound leg of the traffic separation scheme.
    d. The light will not be visible until you are within 5 miles of the light.
16363: At 0405, you increase speed and at 0500 your position is LAT 37°06.0'N, LONG 75°41.1'W. What is the approximate depth of water?

    a. 46 feet (13.9 meters)
    b. 54 feet (16.4 meters)
    c. 62 feet (18.8 meters)
    d. 66 feet (20.0 meters)
16364: If you proceed from your 0500 position to Chesapeake Bay via the inbound traffic lane. What is the distance to Yorktown, VA?

    a. 34.0 miles
    b. 42.6 miles
    c. 51.7 miles
    d. 62.1 miles
16365: 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?

    a. LAT 36°59.1'N, LONG 75°48.1'W
    b. LAT 36°59.1'N, LONG 75°47.6'W
    c. LAT 36°59.2'N, LONG 75°47.8'W
    d. LAT 36°58.9'N, LONG 75°48.5'W
16366: From your 0600 fix, you change course to 250°T. At 0605,
Cape Henry Light bears 250°T. At 0615, it bears 251°T. At 0625, it bears 252°T. Based on this you know you are __________.

    a. being set to the south
    b. being set to the north
    c. meeting a current from dead ahead
    d. running with a current from dead astern
16367: Weather broadcasts for the Norfolk area are broadcast on what frequency?

    a. 162.25 MHz
    b. 162.30 MHz
    c. 162.55 MHz
    d. 162.65 MHz
16368: Why should mariners use extreme care when navigating within the precautionary area centered on Chesapeake Bay Entrance Junction Lighted Gong Buoy CBJ?

    a. There are numerous underwater obstructions that are a hazard to vessels with drafts exceeding 2 meters (6.5 feet).
    b. Fishing vessels of limited maneuverability routinely operate in this area when hunting oyster and crabs.
    c. Vessels may approach from different directions from the inbound separation lanes and from Chesapeake and Thimble Shoal Channel.
    d. Large naval vessels having the right of way often enter the area when bound to or from the Norfolk Naval Base.
16369: As you pass between Trestle B and Trestle C of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel, you sight along Trestle C when it is in line. The gyro bearing is 051°. What is the gyro error by observation?

    a. 4°E
    b. 2°E
    c. 0°
    d. 2°W
16370: The wind is westerly and will cause 2° of leeway. The current is 180° at 0.5 knot. If your engines are turning for 8.0 knots, what should you steer to remain in York River Entrance Channel?

    a. 304°T
    b. 307°T
    c. 311°T
    d. 314°T
16406: At 0227, you take the following radar ranges and bearings:

Bartlett Reef Light 359°T at 2.4 miles
Race Rock Light 083°T at 4.1 miles

What is your 0227 position?

    a. LAT 41°14.1'N, LONG 72°08.2'W
    b. LAT 41°14.2'N, LONG 72°08.4'W
    c. LAT 41°14.0'N, LONG 72°08.5'W
    d. LAT 41°14.3'N, LONG 72°08.5'W
16407: At 0227, you are on course 087°T at 10 knots. What course per standard magnetic compass should you steer to make good your true course?

    a. 099°psc
    b. 102°psc
    c. 105°psc
    d. 109°psc
16408: You estimate that you are making 9.3 knots over the ground.
At what time will you enter waters governed by the COLREGS?

    a. 0247
    b. 0251
    c. 0255
    d. 0258
16409: 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?

    a. 83 feet (25.2 meters)
    b. 100 feet (30.3 meters)
    c. 120 feet (36.4 meters)
    d. 135 feet (40.9 meters)
16410: By 1015, visibility has increased to 5.0 miles and you can see Fishers Island. Fishers Island has __________.

    a. low and sandy beaches with salt ponds and marsh grass
    b. sheer cliffs rising from the sea to a high, flat plateau
    c. barren, rocky hills with prominent sandy beaches
    d. sparsely wooded hills and is fringed with shoals to the south
16410: By 1015, visibility has increased to 5.0 miles and you can see Fishers Island. Fishers Island has __________.

    a. low and sandy beaches with salt ponds and marsh grass
    b. sheer cliffs rising from the sea to a high, flat plateau
    c. barren, rocky hills with prominent sandy beaches
    d. sparsely wooded hills and is fringed with shoals to the south
16411: You get underway at 1030. The wind is out of the SSE and you estimate 3° leeway. What course should you steer per gyrocompass to make good a desired course of 075°T?

    a. 074°pgc
    b. 076°pgc
    c. 078°pgc
    d. 080°pgc
16412: Shortly after getting underway, your heading is 097° per standard magnetic compass, and you sight Stonington Outer Breakwater Light in line with Stonington Inner Breakwater Light bearing 000° per gyrocompass. Which statement is TRUE?

    a. The gyro error is 2.5°W.
    b. The variation is 2°E.
    c. The compass error is 16°W.
    d. The deviation is 2°W.
16413: At 1104, Watch Hill Point Light is in line with Stonington Outer Breakwater Light, the range to the south tip of Watch Hill Point is 2.6 miles and the range to the beach is 1.9 miles. You are steering to make good 075°T, speed 10.0 knots. At 1110, you change course to head for a position of LAT 41°05.0'N, LONG 71°50.0'W. What is the true course?

    a. 185°
    b. 187°
    c. 190°
    d. 193°
16414: At 1110, you increase speed to 12 knots. What is your ETA at the new position?

    a. 1157
    b. 1208
    c. 1215
    d. 1219
16415: You can follow what loran reading between your two positions?

    a. There is no loran reading to follow.
    b. 9960-Y-43958
    c. 9960-W-14655
    d. 9960-X-25982
16416: At 1345, you depart from a position 1 mile due east of Montauk Point Light and set course for Block Island Southeast Light at 9 knots. At 1430 your position is Latitude 41° 06.3' North Longitude 071° 41.9' West

What was the current encountered since 1345?

    a. Set 015°, drift 0.5 knot
    b. Set 195°, drift 0.5 knot
    c. Set 015°, drift 0.7 knot
    d. Set 195°, drift 0.7 knot
16417: You are encountering heavy weather. What action should you take based on your 1430 fix?

    a. Alter course to the right, to pass well clear of Southwest Ledge.
    b. Continue on the same course at the same speed.
    c. Slow to 8.3 knots to compensate for the current.
    d. Continue on the same course but increase speed.
16418: At 2100, you set course of 000°T, speed 10 knots from LAT 41°07.0'N, LONG 71°30.0'W. Visibility is 5.5 n.m. What is the earliest time you can expect to sight Point Judith Light? (Use charted range of 20 miles as nominal range.)

    a. The light is visible at 2100.
    b. 2114
    c. 2123
    d. 2131
16419: You estimate the current to be 160°T at 1.2 knots. What should your course and speed be in order to make good 000°
T at 10 knots?

    a. 358°T at 11.1 knots
    b. 358°T at 09.8 knots
    c. 002°T at 11.2 knots
    d. 002°T at 09.9 knots
16420: If you want to put into Point Judith Harbor of Refuge, what chart should you use?

    a. 13205
    b. 13209
    c. 13217
    d. 13219
16438: Chesapeake Channel is temporarily closed to traffic.
At 2215 you anchor on the following bearings:

Wolf Trap Light 358°pgc
Light "HH" 301°pgc
New Point Comfort Light "2" 263°pgc

What is your 2215 position?

    a. LAT 37°18.3'N, LONG 76°10.9'W
    b. LAT 37°18.2'N, LONG 76°11.2'W
    c. LAT 37°18.1'N, LONG 76°10.8'W
    d. LAT 37°18.0'N, LONG 76°11.2'W
16439: While you are at anchor, what will serve as a positive warning that you are drifting towards the wrecks located to the NW and SW of your 2215 position?

    a. A constant bearing on New Point Comfort Light.
    b. The bearing of Wolf Trap Light changing to the right
    c. Increasing soundings
    d. The bearing of Wolf Trap Light changing to the left
16440: What course per gyrocompass would you need to steer from the anchorage to York Spit Channel buoy "29"?

    a. 172° pgc
    b. 175° pgc
    c. 178° pgc
    d. 181° pgc
16441: When you get underway, you will take the most direct route to buoy "CBJ", while remaining west of York Spit Channel. You will be turning for 9.7 knots and estimate an average ebb of 0.3 knot during the transit. How long will it take to steam from the anchor position to buoy "CBJ"?

    a. 2h 16m
    b. 2h 33m
    c. 2h 42m
    d. 2h 51m
16442: The area bounded by the buoys "C51" to "C47A" to "M6" to "M14", west of your anchorage, is __________.

    a. a training area for naval small craft
    b. restricted to oil and mineral exploration
    c. an anchorage for ammunition barges
    d. a fish trap area
16443: As you transit the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel, you take a gyro bearing of trestle C when it is in line. The gyro bearing was 050°. At that time, the helmsman noted that he was heading 139°pgc and 146° per standard magnetic compass. What is the deviation?

    a. 2°E
    b. 0°
    c. 2°W
    d. 4°W
16444: At 1042 you take the following round of bearings:

Cape Henry Light 259°T
Chesapeake Light 101°T
Cape Charles Light 006°T
From this position, you set course 070°T at a speed of 9.5 knots.

What is the course per standard magnetic compass?

    a. 069.5°psc
    b. 060.5°psc
    c. 079.5°psc
    d. 080.5°psc
16445: At 1126 you take the following set of bearings:

Chesapeake Litght bears 142° true
Cape Henry Light bears 225° true.

What was the current encountered since your 1042 fix?

    a. Set 276°, Drift 0.5 knot
    b. Set 276°, Drift 0.7 knot
    c. Set 096°, Drift 0.5 knot
    d. Set 096°, Drift 0.7 knot
16456: What is the course per standard magnetic compass from the anchorage to point A located 0.5 mile east of Cape Charles Lighted Bell Buoy 14?

    a. 194°psc
    b. 190°psc
    c. 187°psc
    d. 180°psc
16457: The coast between Great Machipongo Inlet and Cape Charles is __________.

    a. broken by the mouths of several major rivers
    b. low, with sandy beaches bordered by marsh and woodlands
    c. marked by prominent, isolated, barren hills
    d. composed of high, rocky bluffs and wooded uplands
16458: If your engines turn for 6.5 knots, and you encounter a 0.5 knot southerly current, what is your ETA at point A?

    a. 0400
    b. 0450
    c. 0501
    d. 0511
16459: What is the course to steer per gyro compass from the anchorage to point "A" if easterly winds are causing 3° of leeway?

    a. 178°pgc
    b. 181°pgc
    c. 185°pgc
    d. 189°pgc
16460: At 0250, Great Machipongo Inlet Light "5" (37°21.8'N,
75°43.7'W) bears 279°pgc. At 0320, the light bears 320°
pgc. If you are making good 6.5 knots, what is the position of your 0320 running fix?

    a. LAT 37°17.95'N, LONG 75°39.95'W
    b. LAT 37°18.00'N, LONG 75°39.75'W
    c. LAT 37°18.10'N, LONG 75°39.30'W
    d. LAT 37°18.10'N, LONG 75°39.55'W
16461: At 0400, you obtain the following information:

Sand Shoal Inlet South Light bearing 303° true @ 7.1nm

What is your 0400 position?

    a. LAT 37°14.2'N, LONG 75°40.7'W
    b. LAT 37°14.1'N, LONG 75°41.3'W
    c. LAT 37°14.1'N, LONG 75°40.5'W
    d. LAT 37°14.0'N, LONG 75°40.7'W
16462: Which statement about your 0400 position is TRUE?

    a. You are within the territorial sea and contiguous zone.
    b. You are governed by the Inland Rules of the Road.
    c. The ocean floor is composed of shale.
    d. Anchoring, trawling and fishing are prohibited.
16463: The visibility is about 5 miles. Which statement about Cape Charles Light is TRUE?

    a. The light has been visible since you departed the anchorage.
    b. You will not see the light until you are within 5 miles of the light.
    c. The light will become visible about 0400.
    d. The light will not be visible until you enter the inbound leg of the traffic separation scheme.
16464: At 0405, you increase speed. At 0500, your position is LAT 37°06.0'N, LONG 75°41.1'W. What is the approximate depth of the water under the keel?

    a. 66 feet (20.0 meters)
    b. 62 feet (18.8 meters)
    c. 54 feet (16.4 meters)
    d. 46 feet (13.9 meters)
16465: At 0600, you are entering the inbound leg of the traffic separation scheme at position LAT 36°59.2'N, LONG 75°47.6'
W. Course is 250°T. At 0605, Cape Henry Light bears 249°
T. At 0610, it bears 248°T. At 0625, it bears 247°T. Based on this, you know you are __________.

    a. meeting a current from dead ahead
    b. running with a current from dead ahead
    c. being set to the north
    d. being set to the south
16466: The abandoned lighthouse at Cape Henry is a(n) __________.

    a. gray, pyramidal tower
    b. mound of broken rubble
    c. octagonal, black and white tower
    d. black, skeleton structure
16467: Weather broadcasts for the Norfolk area are broadcast on which frequency?

    a. 162.30 MHz
    b. 162.35 MHz
    c. 162.50 MHz
    d. 162.55 MHz
16468: When Cape Henry Light is abeam, what is the approximate distance to Yorktown?

    a. 58 miles
    b. 55 miles
    c. 42 miles
    d. 34 miles
16469: As you pass between trestle "B" and trestle "C" of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel, you sight along the trestle "C" when it is in line. The trestle bears 057° per standard magnetic compass while the vessel is heading 320°T. From this you know the __________.

    a. vessel should be swung to check the deviation table
    b. compass error is 12°W
    c. deviation table is correct for that bearing
    d. deviation is 10°W
16470: The wind is easterly and will cause 2° of leeway. The current is 180° at 0.5 knot. If your engines are turning for 8.0 knots, what should you steer to remain in York River Entrance Channel?

    a. 304°T
    b. 307°T
    c. 310°T
    d. 315°T
16506: At 0630, you pass Buoy "PI" close abeam on the starboard side. You are steering 078°T and are headed directly toward Race Rock Light. At 0654, Little Gull Island Light is bearing 207°T and Race Rock Light is bearing 072°T. What is your 0654 position?

    a. LAT 41°14.0'N, LONG 72°05.3'W
    b. LAT 41°14.2'N, LONG 71°54.6'W
    c. LAT 41°14.4'N, LONG 72°06.8'W
    d. LAT 41°19.0'N, LONG 72°05.2'W
16507: What is your speed from your 0630 position, with Buoy "PI"
close abeam, to your 0654 position?

    a. 8.2 knots
    b. 9.3 knots
    c. 10.5 knots
    d. 11.4 knots
16508: At 0700, your gyro alarm sounds. What course should you steer by the standard magnetic compass in order to maintain your original heading of 078°T?

    a. 062°psc
    b. 080°psc
    c. 090°psc
    d. 095°psc
16509: At 0705, with your gyro again functioning properly, you change course to 096°T. At this time Race Rock Light is bearing 000°T at 0.35 mile. You are now governed by which Navigation Rules?

    a. Inland Rules
    b. Local Pilot Rules
    c. International Rules
    d. Coastal Fishery Rules
16510: At 0728, Race Rock Light is bearing 282°T at 3.8 miles,
and the closest point on Fishers Island is at a radar range of 2.0 miles. What speed have you been making since you changed course at 0705?

    a. 9.2 knots
    b. 9.8 knots
    c. 10.6 knots
    d. 11.4 knots
16511: At 0728, you change course to 080°T. When steady on course, the standard magnetic compass reads 097°. Which statement is TRUE?

    a. The gyro course is 083°pgc.
    b. The magnetic heading is 090°.
    c. The deviation is 1.0°E.
    d. The magnetic compass error is 17°W.
16512: At 0748, you take the following bearings:

Watch Hill Point Light bearing 020.5°pgc
Race Point Light Light bearing 269.5°pgc

What is the approximate depth of water at this position?

    a. 325 feet
    b. 175 feet
    c. 130 feet
    d. 104 feet
16513: At 0748, you change course to 160°T. What loran reading can you follow to remain on this course?

    a. 9960-W-14651.0
    b. 9960-W-14660.0
    c. 9960-Y-43852.0
    d. 9960-Y-43943.8
16514: At 0815, Montauk Pt. Light House is bearing 167°T,
Shagwong Pt. has a radar range of 4.5 miles, and Cerberus Shoal "9" Buoy is bearing 284°T. If the engine is making turns for 10 knots, what was the set and drift of the current since 0748?

    a. Set 065°T, drift 1.1 knots
    b. Set 065°T, drift 2.4 knots
    c. Set 245°T, drift 1.1 knots
    d. Set 245°T, drift 2.4 knots
16515: What action should you take to compensate for the above current?

    a. Continue on the same course and speed.
    b. Alter your course to the left.
    c. Slow to 8.5 knots.
    d. Alter your course to the right.
16516: At 0815, visibility is excellent and you can see Montauk
Point. Montauk Point is __________.

    a. low and rocky with scattered small pine trees
    b. a low lying wetland
    c. a flat wooded plain
    d. a high sandy bluff
16517: At 0815, you change course to 079°T and head for the entrance of Great Salt Pond on Block Island. To compensate for a northerly wind, you estimate a 5° leeway is necessary. What course should you steer per gyrocompass to make good 079°T?

    a. 079°pgc
    b. 076°pgc
    c. 074°pgc
    d. 071°pgc
16518: 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?

    a. 8.2knots
    b. 9.2 knots
    c. 10.0 knots
    d. 10.5 knots
16519: As you head toward Great Salt Pond, visibility is unlimited. At what time will you lose sight of Montauk Pt.
Light?

    a. 0905
    b. 0928
    c. 0950
    d. It will remain visible to Great Salt Pond.
16520: Which chart should you use to enter Great Salt Pond?

    a. 13214
    b. 13205
    c. 13217
    d. 13207
16538: At 2216 your position is LAT 41°16.0'N, LONG 72°08.0'W. Which statement is TRUE?

    a. You are in the red sector of New London Harbor Light.
    b. Your fathometer reads approximately 40 feet.
    c. You will cross the Colregs Demarcation Line if you continue on your present course.
    d. Little Gull Island Light bears 339°T at 4.3 miles.
16539: If you estimate 3° leeway due to northerly winds, which course will you steer per standard magnetic compass (psc)
to make good 255°T?

    a. 267°psc
    b. 270°psc
    c. 272°psc
    d. 274°psc
16540: You sight Bartlett Reef Light in range with New London Harbor Light bearing 038°pgc. At the time of the bearing,
the helmsman reports he was heading 253°pgc and 269° per standard magnetic compass. What is the deviation for that heading?

    a. 1°E
    b. 1°W
    c. 4°E
    d. 4°W
16541: At 2255 you take the following visual bearings.

Saybrook Breakwater Light 333°pgc
Little Gull Island Light 094°pgc
Horton Point Light 211°pgc

What is your position?

    a. LAT 41°13.6'N, LONG 72°19.2'W
    b. LAT 41°13.8'N, LONG 72°19.6'W
    c. LAT 41°14.0'N, LONG 72°19.0'W
    d. LAT 41°14.2'N, LONG 72°19.7'W
16542: At 2308 your position is LAT 41°12.7'N, LONG 72°22.8'W.
You steer a course to make good 255°T from this position. At 2310 you receive a distress call from a vessel anchored 2.1 miles due north of Mattituck Inlet Light. If you change course at 2314, what is the course to steer per gyrocompass to arrive at the distress site if you allow 2°
leeway for northerly winds, 3°E gyro error and correct your course for a current of 073°T at 1.3 knots?

    a. 208°pgc
    b. 212°pgc
    c. 216°pgc
    d. 220°pgc
16543: Based on the information in the previous question, what is your ETA at the distress scene?

    a. 0006
    b. 0010
    c. 0016
    d. 0021
16544: 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?

    a. CMG 262°T, SMG 10.4 knots
    b. CMG 268°T, SMG 10.8 knots
    c. CMG 268°T, SMG 10.4 knots
    d. CMG 272°T, SMG 10.8 knots
16545: At 0030 you alter course and speed to make good 265°T at 10 knots. What is your ETA at a point where Stratford Shoal Middle Ground Light is abeam?

    a. 0218
    b. 0223
    c. 0228
    d. 0233
16546: At 0100 you notice that the wind has become SSW'ly and has freshened. At 0200 you sight Stratford Point Lighted Bell Buoy "18" bearing 268°pgc. At 0215 the buoy bears 269°pgc. Which statement is TRUE?

    a. You should alter course to the right to increase the rate of the bearing change.
    b. You are making more speed over the ground than you estimated.
    c. You should alter course to decrease the distance that you will pass off Middle Ground Shoal.
    d. You can hold the present course and safely pass buoy "18".
16556: You are underway in the vicinity of Block Island and obtain the following lines of position:

Montauk Point Light 267°pgc
Block Island Southeast Light 030°pgc
Radar Bearing to Block Island
Southwest Point (tangent) 352°pgc

What is your position at the time of these sightings?

    a. LAT 41°05.2'N, LONG 71°36.2'W
    b. LAT 41°05.3'N, LONG 71°35.8'W
    c. LAT 41°05.4'N, LONG 71°36.0'W
    d. LAT 41°05.4'N, LONG 71°35.9'W
16557: Which course would you steer by your standard magnetic compass to make good a course of 275°T?

    a. 266°psc
    b. 272°psc
    c. 289°psc
    d. 294°psc
16558: From your position you observe a rotating white and green light to the north. This light is most likely __________.

    a. at an airport
    b. on a naval mine-countermeasures vessel
    c. "Block Island North Light"
    d. on a vessel engaged in public safety activity
16559: At 1800, your position is LAT 41°06.5'N, LONG 71°43.5'W. How should the buoy which bears 030°T from your position at a range of approximately 0.5 mile be painted?

    a. Horizontally banded, red over green, with a red buoyancy chamber
    b. Horizontally banded, green over red, with a green buoyancy chamber
    c. Vertically striped, red and green
    d. Solid red with green letters "BIS"
16560: From your 1800 position, you steer a course of 355°psc at a speed of 10.0 knots. At 1830, your position is LAT 41°11.7'N, LONG 71°45.8'W. What are the set and drift of the current?

    a. 005°T, 1.0 knot
    b. 005°T, 0.5 knots
    c. 180°T, 0.5 knot
    d. 208°T, 1.0 knots
16561: From your 1830 fix, you come left to a course of 290°T.
Which statement concerning Watch Hill Light is TRUE?

    a. The nominal range of its white light is 16 miles.
    b. It displays both red and white lights.
    c. Its horn blasts every 15 seconds in fog.
    d. Its geographic range is 18.5 miles at a 35-foot (10.7 meters) height of eye.
16562: At 1850, you obtain the following bearings and distance:

Block Island North Light 085°T
Watch Hill Light 342°T 5.8 miles

What true speed did you make good between 1830 and 1850?

    a. 2.9 knots
    b. 5.7 knots
    c. 8.0 knots
    d. 8.7 knots
16563: From your 1850 fix, you come left to a course of 280°T,
while maintaining a speed of 10 knots. Which combination of available Loran-C lines would be best for position determination?

    a. 9960-Y and 9960-W
    b. 9960-X and 9960-Y
    c. 9960-W and 9960-X
    d. All 3 combinations are equal.
16564: If your height of eye is 45 feet (13.7 meters), what is the approximate geographic range of Block Island North Light?

    a. 7.8 nm
    b. 8.9 nm
    c. 13.0 nm
    d. 16.7 nm
16565: You decide to use the 9960-Y and 9960-W rates. At 1915,
you obtain the following readings:

9960-Y-43937.5
9960-W-14651.2

What is your 1915 position?

    a. LAT 41°13.6'N, LONG 71°54.0'W
    b. LAT 41°13.5'N, LONG 71°53.4'W
    c. LAT 41°13.4'N, LONG 71°53.1'W
    d. LAT 41°14.4'N, LONG 71°53.7'W
16566: If you were to head into New London Harbor, which chart should you switch to for the best detail?

    a. 13209
    b. 13212
    c. 13213
    d. 13214
16567: From your 1915 position, you come left and set a course for Gardiners Point. At 1930, your position is LAT 41°12.7'N,
LONG 71°56.8'W. What type of bottom is charted at this position?

    a. Blue mud, gritty shells
    b. Buried mussels, gritty shells
    c. Blue mud, gray sand
    d. Bumpy mud with gravel surface
16568: From your 1930 position, you plot a course to pass 0.5 mile due south of Race Rock Light. If your vessel's speed is 8.0 knots, the current's set and drift are 040°T at 1.4 knots,
and a south wind produces a 3° leeway, what true course should you steer to make good your desired course?

    a. 275°T
    b. 280°T
    c. 290°T
    d. 294°T
16569: The short-long dashed magenta line around Gardiners Island marks __________.

    a. a regulated anchorage
    b. fish trap areas
    c. an area closed to the public
    d. underwater cables
16570: NOAA VHF-FM weather broadcasts from Providence, RI are on __________.

    a. 162.25 MHz
    b. 162.30 MHz
    c. 162.40 MHz
    d. 162.55 MHz
16606: Your position is LAT 40°59.0'N, LONG 73°06.2'W. What is the course per standard magnetic compass to New Haven Harbor Lighted Whistle Buoy "NH"?

    a. 035°
    b. 046°
    c. 049°
    d. 052°
16607: You depart from the position in the previous question at 2114 and make good 12 knots on a course of 040°T. At what time will you sight New Haven Light if the visibility is 11 miles?

    a. The light is visible at 2114.
    b. 2140
    c. 2152
    d. 2159
16608: At 2142, you take the following bearings:

Stratford Point Light 331°T
Stratford Shoal Middle Ground Light 280°T
Old Field Point Light 223°T

What is your 2142 position?

    a. LAT 41°03.0'N, LONG 73°01.7'W
    b. LAT 41°03.1'N, LONG 73°02.1'W
    c. LAT 41°03.1'N, LONG 73°01.3'W
    d. LAT 41°03.3'N, LONG 73°01.9'W
16609: What was the speed made good between 2114 and 2142?

    a. 12.3 knots
    b. 12.0 knots
    c. 11.7 knots
    d. 11.4 knots
16610: At 2142, you change course to make good 030°T and increase speed to 14 knots. You rendezvous with another vessel and receive fresh supplies while off New Haven Harbor lighted whistle buoy "NH". What is the light characteristic of this buoy?

    a. _ .
    b. _ _
    c. . _
    d. . .
16611: At 0109 you get underway, and at 0112 you take the following set of bearings:

Branford Reef Light bearing 051°true
Stratford Point Light bearing 258°true

What is your 0112 position?

    a. LAT 41°11.2'N, LONG 72°51.7'W
    b. LAT 41°11.4'N, LONG 72°50.5'W
    c. LAT 41°11.4'N, LONG 72°51.3'W
    d. LAT 41°11.8'N, LONG 72°51.5'W
16612: At 0112, what is the approximate depth under the keel?

    a. 38 feet (11.5 meters)
    b. 47 feet (14.2 meters)
    c. 51 feet (15.5 meters)
    d. 57 feet (17.3 meters)
16613: At 0112, you are on course 124°T and turning for 12.0 knots. What course will you make good if the current is 255°T at 1.2 knots?

    a. 132°
    b. 129°
    c. 120°
    d. 118°
16614: Branford Reef is __________.

    a. completely submerged at all stages of the tide
    b. a hard sand shoal
    c. surrounded by rocks awash at low water spring tides
    d. a small, low, sandy islet surrounded by shoal water
16615: At 0112, the radar range to Branford Reef Light is 2.9 miles. At 0125, the range is 3.6 miles. What is the position of your 0125 running fix if you are steering 124°T at 12 knots?

    a. LAT 41°09.7'N, LONG 72°48.1'W
    b. LAT 41°09.7'N, LONG 72°48.7'W
    c. LAT 41°09.8'N, LONG 72°47.2'W
    d. LAT 41°10.2'N, LONG 72°47.7'W
16616: At 0130, your position is LAT 41°09.3'N, LONG 72°46.9'W when you change course to 086°T. If you make good 086°T,
what is the closest point of approach to Twenty-Eight Foot Shoal Lighted Buoy?

    a. 0.7 mile
    b. 0.9 mile
    c. 1.1 miles
    d. 1.2 miles
16617: 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?

    a. 260° at 0.5 knot
    b. 080° at 1.0 knot
    c. 260° at 1.0 knot
    d. There is no current.
16618: What is the distance from your 0200 position to the point where Twenty-Eight Foot Shoal lighted buoy is abeam to starboard?

    a. 6.6 miles
    b. 6.9 miles
    c. 7.1 miles
    d. 7.3 miles
16619: The shoreline along Rocky Point should give a good radar return because __________.

    a. the lookout tower is marked with radar reflectors
    b. of offshore exposed rocks
    c. submerged reefs cause prominent breakers
    d. the shore is bluff and rocky
16620: You sight Bartlett Reef Light in line with New London Harbor Light bearing 043°pgc. You are heading 088°pgc and 098.5° per standard magnetic compass at the time of the observation. Which statement is TRUE?

    a. The true heading at the observation was 090°.
    b. The deviation is 1.5°E by observation.
    c. The magnetic compass error is 9.5°W.
    d. The gyro error is 2°E.
16638: At 0400 your position is:

Latitude 40° 50.2' North
Longitude 071° 36.2' West

From your 0400 fix, you steer a course to make good 347°T at 12.5 knots. Visibility is good. What is the earliest time you can expect to raise Montauk Point Light? (Nominal range - 24 miles, height above water - 168 feet)

    a. The light is visible at 0400.
    b. 0426
    c. 0435
    d. 0442
16639: You estimate the current to be 125° at 0.6 knot, and the wind is westerly causing 3° of leeway. What course should you steer per gyro compass to make good 347°T while turning for 12.5 knots?

    a. 340° pgc
    b. 343° pgc
    c. 346° pgc
    d. 349° pgc
16640: At 0445 you take the following lines of position:

Montauk Point Light 292°pgc
Block Island Southeast Point Light 024°pgc

What was the current encountered since your 0400 fix?

    a. 004°, 0.7 knot
    b. 004°, 0.9 knot
    c. 184°, 0.7 knot
    d. 184°, 0.9 knot
16641: At 0455 you encounter fog and slow to 5 knots. At 0500, you obtain a radar fix from the following information:

Radar range to Montauk Point is 9.1 miles.
Tangent bearing to western edge of Block Is. Is 015°pgc.
Distance off the nearest part of Block Is. is 5.9 miles.

What is your 0500 position?

    a. LAT 41°02.8'N, LONG 71°39.5'W
    b. LAT 41°02.9'N, LONG 71°39.8'W
    c. LAT 41°03.1'N, LONG 71°39.6'W
    d. LAT 41°03.5'N, LONG 71°39.3'W
16642: Based on your 0500 fix, which statement is TRUE?

    a. You are seaward of the 120 fathom curve.
    b. The course made good between 0445 and 0500 was 345°T.
    c. You should alter course to port to clear Southwest Ledge Shoal.
    d. A radar contact bearing 020°T at 4.8 miles is buoy "2A".
16643: At 0520 your position is LAT 41°07.2'N, LONG 71°41.6'W. You set course to leave Race Rock Light abeam to starboard at 0.5 mile. What is the course to steer per standard magnetic compass? (Assume no current)

    a. 301.5°
    b. 305.0°
    c. 307.5°
    d. 309.0°
16644: Visibility becomes variable in patchy fog and you maintain 5 knots speed. At 0610 you sight Montauk Point Light bearing 239°pgc, and at 0630 you sight Watch Hill Point Light bearing 333°pgc. What is the position of your 0630 running fix?

    a. LAT 41°08.3'N, LONG 71°45.4'W
    b. LAT 41°08.2'N, LONG 71°45.8'W
    c. LAT 41°08.1'N, LONG 71°45.1'W
    d. LAT 41°08.0'N, LONG 71°45.2'W
16645: At 0630 you increase speed to 12.0 knots. At 0645 Race Rock Light bears 294°pgc. At 0700 Race Rock Light bears 293°pgc. Based on this, you should __________.

    a. alter course to port
    b. maintain course and speed
    c. alter course to starboard
    d. maintain course and reduce speed
16646: The Tidal Current Tables indicate the following for the Race:
SLACK WATER MAXIMUM CURRENT
0328 0642 3.9 F
0947 1301 3.2 E

What current should you expect when transiting the Race?

    a. 3.9 knots, flooding
    b. 3.5 knots, flooding
    c. 3.3 knots, flooding
    d. 3.0 knots, flooding
16706: At 0520, you take the following observations:

Point Judith Light 032°pgc
Point Judith Harbor of Refuge
Main Breakwater Center Light 308°pgc

What is the position of your 0520 fix?

    a. LAT 41°20.8'N, Long 71°30.3'W
    b. LAT 41°20.8'N, Long 71°29.7'W
    c. LAT 41°20.6'N, Long 71°30.0'W
    d. LAT 41°20.5'N, Long 71°29.8'W
16707: Point Judith Harbor of Refuge __________.

    a. is used mostly by towing vessels
    b. has a maximum depth of 14 feet at MHW
    c. is easily accessible in heavy southerly seas
    d. is entered through the East Gap or the West Gap
16708: At 0520 you are on course 243°pgc at 12 knots. What is the course per standard magnetic compass?

    a. 263°psc
    b. 258°psc
    c. 233°psc
    d. 227°psc
16709: The coastline between Point Judith and Watch Hill is __________.

    a. steep with rocky bluffs
    b. low and marshy
    c. sandy and broken by rocky points
    d. heavily forested
16710: In clear weather, how far away will you sight Point Judith Light? (use charted range of 20 miles as nominal range)

    a. 9.2 nm
    b. 10.6 nm
    c. 12.3 nm
    d. 14.0 nm
16711: At what time will you cross the 60 foot curve if you make good 12 knots?

    a. 0528
    b. 0534
    c. 0541
    d. 0544
16712: The two wavy magenta lines running to Green Hill Point represent __________.

    a. recommended approaches to Green Hill Point
    b. the red sector of Point Judith Light
    c. prohibited fishing areas
    d. submarine cables
16713: At 0600 you take the following bearings:

Point Judith Light bearing 063°pgc
Block Island North Reef Light bearing 144°pgc

What is your 0600 position?

    a. LAT 41°18.1'N, LONG 71°38.3'W
    b. LAT 41°18.3'N, LONG 71°38.7'W
    c. LAT 41°18.4'N, LONG 72°38.1'W
    d. LAT 41°18.5'N, LONG 71°38.9'W
16714: What was the current between 0520 and 0600?

    a. 201° at 1.0 knot
    b. 201° at 1.5 knot
    c. 021° at 1.0 knot
    d. 021° at 1.5 knots
16715: 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?

    a. 252°pgc
    b. 256°pgc
    c. 258°pgc
    d. 262°pgc
16715: 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?

    a. 252°pgc
    b. 256°pgc
    c. 258°pgc
    d. 262°pgc
16716: At 0645, Watch Hill Point (left tangent) bears 314.5°T at 2.75 miles. What was the speed made good between 0600 and 0645?

    a. 8.1 knots
    b. 9.8 knots
    c. 10.7 knots
    d. 11.4 knots
16717: At 0705, you take the following bearings:
Watch Hill Light 030.5°pgc
Latimer Reef Light 329.0°pgc
Race Rock Light 262.0°pgc

What was the true course made good between 0645 and 0705?

    a. 252°T
    b. 256°T
    c. 263°T
    d. 266°T
16718: At 0705, you change course to head for The Race. You wish to leave Race Rock Light bearing due north at 0.4 mile. If the current is 100°T, at 2.8 knots, and you are turning for 12.0 knots, what course (pgc) should you steer?

    a. 250°pgc
    b. 255°pgc
    c. 263°pgc
    d. 267°pgc
16719: You are bound for New London. Where will you cross the demarcation line and be governed by the Inland Rules of the Road?

    a. You are already governed by the Inland Rules.
    b. In the Race
    c. Above the Thames River Bridge
    d. You will not be governed by the Inland Rules.
16720: In order to check your compasses, you sight North Dumpling Island Light in line with Latimer Reef Light bearing 074°
pgc. The helmsman was steering 303°pgc and 315° per standard magnetic compass at the time. Which of the following is TRUE?

    a. The gyro error is still 2°E.
    b. The deviation based on the observation is 15°W.
    c. The magnetic compass error is 12°W.
    d. The true line of the range is 072°.
16738: At 2212 your position is LAT 40° 51'N, LONG 71° 53.5'W.

What is the course to steer, per gyrocompass from your 2212 position, to leave Montauk Point Buoy "MP" abeam to port at 1 mile if easterly winds are causing 3° of leeway?

    a. 027° pgc
    b. 030° pgc
    c. 032° pgc
    d. 035° pgc
16739: 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.

    a. The light is visible at 2212
    b. 2221
    c. 2243
    d. You will not sight the light on this course.
16740: At 2245 visibility improves and Montauk Point Light bears 355°pgc. At 2314 Montauk Point Light bears 331°pgc, and at 2329 the light bears 311°pgc. Based on your 2329 running fix which statement is TRUE?

    a. You are shoreward of the 90 foot curve.
    b. Your fathometer reads about 136 feet.
    c. You are being set to the left of the track.
    d. You allowed too much leeway for the easterly winds.
16741: At 2346 Montauk Point Light bears 285°pgc, and the radar range to Montauk Point is 5.9 miles. You are steering to make good 034°T. In order to remain westward of Southwest Ledge you should __________.

    a. come left when South East Point Light bears 057° true
    b. remain on your present course and you will clear Southwest Ledge
    c. keep Block Island North Light bearing 033°T or less
    d. alter course to the right when Block Island Aerobeacon bears 055°T
16742: At 2352 you hear a MAYDAY call from a vessel reporting her position as 1.5 miles due east of Block Island Southeast Point Light. What is the course to steer, per gyrocompass to the distress site, if you change course at midnight and allow 1° leeway for easterly winds?

    a. 049.5°pgc
    b. 052.5°pgc
    c. 055.5°pgc
    d. 059.0°pgc
16743: At 0040 you are south of Lewis Point when you receive word that the distress is terminated. You alter course to head for The Race. At 0052 you take the following relative bearings because the starboard gyro repeater is inoperative. Your heading at each bearing was 285°pgc. What is your 0052 position?

Race Rock Light 002°
Watch Hill Light 034°
Block Island North Light 122°

    a. LAT 41°08.8'N, LONG 71°41.4'W
    b. LAT 41°09.0'N, LONG 71°42.3'W
    c. LAT 41°09.0'N, LONG 71°41.1'W
    d. LAT 41°09.1'N, LONG 71°41.7'W
16744: You continue to steer 285°pgc from your 0052 fix. Your speed is 9.2 knots. What is the course per standard magnetic compass?

    a. 273.5°
    b. 276.0°
    c. 298.0°
    d. 302.0°
16745: At 0100 Race Rock Light bears 001° relative, and at 0110 it bears 000° relative. Based on this you know you __________.

    a. are being set to the right of the track
    b. are making good more than 9.2 knots
    c. are making good less than 9.2 knots
    d. have an unknown gyro error
16746: In order to check your compasses, you sight Race Rock Light in line with New London Harbor Light bearing 336° per gyrocompass. The helmsman reports the vessel was heading 275.0°pgc and 290.5° per standard magnetic compass at the time of the observation. Which statement is TRUE?

    a. The gyro error is now 2°E.
    b. The deviation table is correct for that heading.
    c. The vessel should be swung to check the deviation table.
    d. The compass error is 0.5°W.
16838: At 0800 you obtain the following Loran-C readings:

9960-X-27101
9960-Y-41612
9960-Z-58737

What is your vessel's position?

    a. LAT 37°20.9'N, LONG 75°29.5'W
    b. LAT 37°21.0'N, LONG 75°32.0'W
    c. LAT 37°19.8'N, LONG 75°30.6'W
    d. LAT 37°20.8'N, LONG 75°31.2'W
16839: 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?

    a. 13.6 knots
    b. 12.9 knots
    c. 12.3 knots
    d. 12.0 knots
16840: Visibility is exceptionally clear. At approximately what distance did Chesapeake Light become visible?

    a. 19.2 miles
    b. 21.0 miles
    c. 22.7 miles
    d. 24.0 miles
16841: At 0907 you change course to 224°T, and your speed is now 13.0 knots. At 0939 Chesapeake Light is bearing 168°T at a distance of 7.1 miles, and Cape Henry Light is bearing 246°T. What were the set and drift since 0907?

    a. 326°T at 0.7 knot
    b. 326°T at 1.4 knots
    c. 146°T at 1.4 knots
    d. 146°T at 0.7 knots
16842: From your 0939 position, you wish to change course in order to pass 0.3 mile north of Buoy "NCA" (LL#375) in the inbound traffic lane. You estimate the current to be 150°
T at 2.0 knots. What course should you steer to make good the desired course? Your speed is still 13.0 knots.

    a. 232°T
    b. 235°T
    c. 245°T
    d. 249°T
16843: At what time will you enter the inbound traffic lane with Buoy "NCA" (LL #375) bearing 180°T at 0.3 mile?

    a. 1003
    b. 0957
    c. 0951
    d. 0948
16845: After the pilot boards, he tells you the gyro has a 2°E error. If this is true, what should the bearing be along Trestle C of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel as your vessel passes abeam of it?

    a. 052°pgc
    b. 049°pgc
    c. 047°pgc
    d. 045°pgc
16846: Your vessel's heading is 330°pgc and 345°psc with a 2°E gyro error. What is the deviation on this heading?

    a. 0°
    b. 3°W
    c. 4°E
    d. 7°W
20106: You are steaming at 22 knots and burning 319 barrels of fuel per day. You must decrease your consumption to 137 barrels per day. What must you reduce your speed to in order to burn this amount of fuel?

    a. 12.4
    b. 14.8
    c. 16.6
    d. 18.2
20107: You are steaming at 19 knots and burning 440 barrels of fuel per day. You must decrease your consumption to 137 barrels per day. What must you reduce your speed to in order to burn this amount of fuel?

    a. 18.2
    b. 14.8
    c. 12.9
    d. 11.1
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