Practice Marine Licence and PWC Endorsement Tests

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Question 1

A white light flashing in a sequence of three quick or very quick flashes indicates that the mark is a:

Question 2

The operator of a vessel must keep a continuous lookout:

Question 3

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

Question 4

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

Question 5

Owner onus means that:

Question 6

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

Question 7

Can you anchor inside a shipping channel to undertake recreational fishing?

Question 8

What is your responsibility as master/operator of a powered vessel, between 4.8m and 12m in length, while crossing a designated coastal bar?

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

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

Question 11

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 12

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When travelling downstream (towards the sea), on which side of your vessel should you keep this type of navigational marker in order to stay in the channel?

Question 13

When should you switch on and display navigation lights on a vessel that is underway?

Question 14

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If this flag is displayed what does it indicate?

Question 15

Your vessel has capsized and remains partially submerged. As the master of the vessel, which of the following would be the correct course of action for you to take?

Question 16

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

Question 17

When engaging in towed water sports, the master may:

Question 18

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

Question 19

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 20

What should you bear in mind when manoeuvring a vessel that is towing an inflatable biscuit or similar item?

Question 21

When buying and fitting a personal flotation device for a child you must ensure that the personal flotation device:

Question 22

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

Question 23

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

Question 24

On Victorian coastal and enclosed waters, within what distance from the water's edge must you observe a speed limit of 5 knots, unless otherwise zoned?

Question 25

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 26

You are out fishing at night when your vessel breaks down. What would be the best type of distress signal to attract attention?

Question 27

When speaking of buoyancy, 'level flotation' means that:

Question 28

In Victorian coastal waters, the direction of buoyage:

Question 29

When not being worn, personal flotation devices should be stored on a vessel:

Question 30

On inland waters vessels must reduce speed to 5 knots or less within:

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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.