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Compulsory Question

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


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

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

    C) In the middle of the channel.

    D) On either side when safe to do so.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. What level of concentration of alcohol in the blood, must the operator of a vessel, crew or skiers on South Australian waters remain under?


    A) 0.00 - no alcohol permitted.

    B) 0.05

    C) 0.10

    D) 0.02

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


    A) On your port (left) side.

    B) Either side, it does not matter.

    C) On your starboard (right) side.

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  7. 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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  8. You are operating vessel 'A' and there is a risk of collision with vessel 'B'. What must you do to avoid a collision?


    A) Keep your current course and speed unless it appears that a collision will occur.

    B) Increase speed to pass ahead of the other vessel.

    C) None of these options.

    D) Give way. Either change course to starboard (right), slow down or stop.

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  9. When overtaking another vessel:


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

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

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

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


    A) On either side.

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

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

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


    A) In the middle of the channel.

    B) On either side when safe to do so.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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