Practice Marine Licence and PWC Endorsement Tests

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Question 1

You are on a powered vessel greater than 4.8m and less than 12m in length which is under way in enclosed waters. There are three persons onboard. A personal flotation device Type 1 must be worn:

Question 2

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 3

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

Question 4

Large vessels that are constrained by their draught always have right of way because:

Question 5

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If this flag is displayed what does it indicate?

Question 6

Owner onus means that:

Question 7

Which of the following correctly describes a vessel under way?

Question 8

All masters are required to operate at a safe speed and avoid collisions. What is the maximum speed allowed for all vessels when operating within a distance of 50m from a swimmer or bather on all Victorian waters?

Question 9

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a forecast which states that the wind speed is expected to be between 10 to 15 knots.  While on the water you need to take into account that you may encounter wind gusts which may be:

Question 10

Which radio message would you use to advise that your vessel is in grave and imminent danger?

Question 11

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

Question 12

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

Question 13

A person must not register or operate a vessel unless that vessel:

Question 14

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

Question 15

You are out on your vessel when an incident occurs that puts you in immediate need of assistance. Your only form of communication is a mobile telephone. Who should you call for assistance?

Question 16

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What does the cardinal mark shown indicate?

Question 17

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

Question 18

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 19

When engaging in towed water sports, the master may:

Question 20

Which of the following statements is correct when in an open area of a powered vessel not exceeding 4.8m in length that is underway on enclosed waters?

Question 21

When two powered vessels are on converging courses, the vessel that has the other on its starboard side:

Question 22

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What kind of navigation mark is this?

Question 23

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

Question 24

As the master/operator of a powered vessel in Victoria, it is your responsibility to ensure that:

Question 25

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Which vessel should give way in the situation pictured?

Question 26

On Victorian inland waters, red buoys can indicate:

Question 27

When operating a vessel it is a legal requirement for your safety equipment to be easily accessible:

Question 28

A radio message beginning with 'SECURITE, SECURITE, SECURITE' indicates which of the following?

Question 29

When anchoring a vessel less than 50m in length at night, which of the following lights must be displayed?

Question 30

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

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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.