Compulsory Question

  1. If two power-driven vessels are approaching head on, what must happen to prevent a collision?


    A) Both vessels must turn to port (left).

    B) Only vessel 'A' must alter course. Vessel 'B' should maintain its course and speed.

    C) Both vessels must turn to starboard (right).

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  2. When travelling downstream (towards the sea) or leaving harbour on which side should you keep this type of navigation mark to stay in the channel?


    A) On my port (left) side.

    B) Either side, it does not matter.

    C) On my starboard (right) side.

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  3. At what level of concentration of alcohol in the blood does it become an offence to operate or otherwise engage in duties affecting the safe navigation of a vessel on South Australian waters?


    A) 0.02.

    B) 0.08.

    C) 0.05.

    D) 0.00 - no alcohol permitted.

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  4. When operating a power-driven vessel near any person in the water or a 'diver below' flag, you must:


    A) Not exceed 10 knots within 50 metres.

    B) Take care to keep the propeller clear of swimmers.

    C) Not exceed 4 knots within 50 metres.

    D) Not exceed 4 knots within 100 metres.

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  5. You are operating vessel 'A' and are about to overtake vessel 'B'. Keeping well clear of vessel 'B' you should overtake:


    A) Only on the port (left) hand side.

    B) Only on the starboard (right) hand side.

    C) On either side.

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  6. What does this flag indicate?


    A) Diver below - reduce speed to 4 knots within 50 metres.

    B) Dangerous cargo being carried on board a vessel - keep well away.

    C) Diver below - reduce speed to 7 knots within 50 metres.

    D) Shallow water - proceed with caution in area.

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  7. When travelling upstream (or entering a harbour) at night which side should you keep a flashing green light to stay within the channel?


    A) Either side, it does not matter.

    B) On your starboard (right) side.

    C) On your port (left) side.

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  8. When travelling upstream in a narrow channel or river, where should you operate your vessel?


    A) In the middle of the channel.

    B) On either side when safe to do so.

    C) On the starboard (right) side in the direction of travel.

    D) On the port (left) side in the direction of travel.

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  9. Where should you operate a vessel in a narrow channel or river?


    A) On the starboard (right) side in the direction of travel.

    B) In the middle of the channel.

    C) On either side when safe to do so.

    D) On the port (left) side in the direction of travel.

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  10. When travelling upstream (or entering a harbour) on which side of your boat should you keep this type of navigation mark to stay in the channel?


    A) On my starboard (right) side.

    B) On either side, it does not matter.

    C) On my port (left) side.

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  11. Which vessel must give way in this situation?


    A) Neither - each vessel should continue their course until one gives way.

    B) Vessel 'B'.

    C) Vessel 'A'.

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  12. You are operating power-driven vessel 'A'. Power-driven vessel 'B' approaches from your port (left) side what must you do?


    A) Maintain your speed and course unless it is apparent that the vessel required to give way is not taking the appropriate action.

    B) Turn to port (left) so that vessel 'B' will pass on your starboard (right) side.

    C) Stop, slow down or change course to keep out of the way of the other vessel.

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  13. When travelling downstream in a narrow channel or river where should you operate your vessel?


    A) On either side when safe to do so.

    B) On the starboard (right) side in the direction of travel.

    C) On the port (left) side in the direction of travel.

    D) In the middle of the channel.

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  14. When overtaking another vessel:


    A) Vessel 'B' must move out of the way.

    B) Vessel 'A' can overtake on either side only when it is safe ensuring the vessel keeps clear of vessel 'B'.

    C) Vessel 'B' must slow down until vessel 'A' has passed.

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