Practice Marine Licence and PWC Endorsement Tests

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Question 1

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

Question 2

The operator of a vessel must keep a continuous lookout:

Question 3

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

Question 4

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

Question 5

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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 6

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

Question 7

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

Question 8

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

Question 9

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

Question 10

When engaging in towed water sports, the master may:

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

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 13

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 14

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

Question 15

Owner onus means that:

Question 16

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If this flag is displayed what does it indicate?

Question 17

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

Question 18

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

Question 19

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

Question 20

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

Question 21

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

Question 22

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

Question 23

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 24

In Victorian coastal waters, the direction of buoyage:

Question 25

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

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

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

Question 28

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 29

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 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.