Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Nautical Engineering Deck Questions Part—1

Excerpt from U.S. Coast Guard Proceedings of the Marine Safety & Security Council magazine. Nautical Engineering Deck Questions Part—1.

1. A star is observed at lower transit. The line of position derived from this sight is_____.

A. on the prime vertical
B. a latitude line
C. a longitude line
D. of no special significance

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND: Which signal may at some time be exhibited by a trawling vessel?

A. two white lights in a vertical line
B. a white light over a red light in a vertical line
C. two red lights in a vertical line
D. all of the above

3. An International Tonnage Certificate will be issued to a vessel when it meets several requirements, one of which is that the vessel must__________.

A. admeasure over 100 GT
B. be 79 or more feet in length
C. engage in intercoastal or international trade
D. be issued a certificate of inspection

4. Wages due a seaman may be attached by the court for the__________.

A. payment of any fines imposed by the court
B. payment of back taxes to the IRS
C. support of a spouse
D. all of the above

Stay tuned to see the answers to these Nautical Deck Queries.

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