Practice Marine Licence and PWC Endorsement Tests

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Question 1

Which radio call would you use to indicate that a very urgent message follows concerning the safety of the vessel or a person onboard?

Question 2

Prior to starting your vessel at the boat ramp you notice the battery fails to start your engine. You should:

Question 3

A vessel is approaching on your starboard (right-hand) side and not changing bearing. What action should you take?

Question 4

Under what age must all children wear a personal flotation device in an open area of a powered vessel while underway?

Question 5

You are operating your vessel in a channel and see a large cargo ship approaching in the distance. What action must you take?

Question 6

The master of a vessel must not allow passengers to be onboard when it is being fuelled at a wharf, jetty or pier. Which of the following is the correct procedure for allowing passengers to embark or re-embark after fuelling?

Question 7

When travelling upstream (in from the sea) at night, on which side of your vessel should you keep a flashing red navigational mark in order to stay in the channel?

Question 8

Which of the following behaviours is classified as operating at safe speed?

Question 9

Which of the following statements is correct regarding a vessel's "fitness for purpose"?

Question 10

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A vessel showing these lights is seen ahead. It is a:

Question 11

In an emergency situation, the best time to set off a flare is:

Question 12

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When overtaking another vessel in the scenario shown below:

Question 13

An ocean bar is:

Question 14

On Victorian inland waters, within what distance of the waters edge must you observe a 5 knot speed limit?

Question 15

What is the maximum number of persons that can be towed by a boat at any one time?

Question 16

The Bureau of Meteorology weather forecasts provide information about 'significant wave height' based on an average of the highest one third of waves. The probable maximum wave height may be:

Question 17

When towing mutliple skiers, the safest configuration for the tow lines is:

Question 18

It is important that a vessel's master is constantly aware of the vessel's position because:

Question 19

You are planning a boat trip in your 5m vessel and you want to take a number of additional heavy items of equipment.  What consideration should you give to the maximum number of persons you can carry onboard your vessel?

Question 20

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If you saw these lights at night, what type of vessel would it be?

Question 21

Which of these marks may be used to identify a designated access lane on inland waters?

Question 22

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If this flag is displayed what does it indicate?

Question 23

Operators of vessels indicate that they consider another vessel is taking insufficient action to avoid a collision by sounding:

Question 24

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You are preparing to pass a dredge displaying these signals. What action must you take?

Question 25

You are the master of a 5.5m powered vessel and you are planning a solo fishing trip in enclosed waters. What are the requirements for wearing a personal flotation device?

Question 26

You are operating your vessel in a channel when an approaching ship sounds five short blasts on its horn indicating that it is unsure of your intentions, and doubts you are taking enough action to avoid a collision. What should you do?

Question 27

Owner onus means that:

Question 28

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What does the cardinal marker shown indicate?

Question 29

What is the permitted blood alcohol level for a person under 21 years of age who is operating a powered vessel?

Question 30

What are the distress channels on VHF radio?

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Please note: Persons aged under 16 are no longer able to obtain a PWC endorsement on their restricted marine licence. Read more about the changes to laws about children operating personal watercraft.

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