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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. You are operating vessel 'A' and there is a risk of collision with vessel 'B'. What must you do to avoid a collision?


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

    B) None of these options.

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

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

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  6. What does this flag indicate?


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

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

    C) Shallow water - proceed with caution in area.

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

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


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

    B) On the starboard (right) 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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  8. 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) 0.10

    B) 0.02

    C) 0.00 - no alcohol permitted.

    D) 0.05

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. If two power-driven vessels are approaching head on, what must happen to prevent a collision?


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

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

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

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


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

    B) Not exceed 4 knots within 50 metres.

    C) Not exceed 4 knots within 100 metres.

    D) Not exceed 10 knots within 50 metres.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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