Practice Marine Licence and PWC Endorsement Tests

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Question 1

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

Question 2

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 3

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

Question 4

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 5

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

Question 6

What are the distress channels on VHF radio?

Question 7

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

Question 8

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

Question 9

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 10

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 11

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 12

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

Question 13

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What does the cardinal marker shown indicate?

Question 14

An ocean bar is:

Question 15

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

Question 16

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

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

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

Question 21

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

Question 22

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When overtaking another vessel in the scenario shown below:

Question 23

Owner onus means that:

Question 24

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If this flag is displayed what does it indicate?

Question 25

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

Question 26

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

Question 27

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

Question 28

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 29

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

Question 30

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

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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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