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• 1.

### What navigational chat is used to draw a great circle line?

• A.

Particular chart

• B.

Mercaton chart

• C.

Oceanic chart

• D.

General chart

• E.

Gnomonic

E. Gnomonic
Explanation
A gnomonic chart is used to draw a great circle line. A great circle is the shortest distance between two points on a sphere, and the gnomonic projection accurately represents these great circle routes as straight lines. This type of chart is commonly used in navigation to plan routes for long-distance travel, especially in aviation and maritime industries.

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• 2.

### What is the acronym of Radar

• A.

Radio device and ring

• B.

Radio defection and ranging

• C.

Radio detect and rumble

• D.

Radio detection and rules

• E.

Ram dot and ring

B. Radio defection and ranging
• 3.

### What is a Nautical almanac?

• A.

It is a nautical pubblication

• B.

It is a nautical instrument

• C.

It is a light list pubblication

• D.

It is a nautical chart

• E.

It is a kinematic sheet

A. It is a nautical pubblication
Explanation
A Nautical almanac is a publication that provides essential astronomical information for navigational purposes at sea. It includes data such as the positions of celestial bodies, sunrise and sunset times, and tidal information. This information is used by sailors and navigators to determine their position and plan their voyages accurately.

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• 4.

### What does a sextant measures?

• A.

The ship's speed

• B.

The angle of celestial body

• C.

Recognises the names of each celestial body

• D.

The height of the celestian body

• E.

Angle at the Pole

D. The height of the celestian body
Explanation
A sextant measures the height of a celestial body. It is a navigational instrument used to determine the angle between a celestial object and the horizon. By measuring this angle, sailors can calculate their latitude and navigate accurately at sea.

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• 5.

### What is a CMAP?

• A.

It is an ancient nautical chart

• B.

It is a traditional nautical chart

• C.

It is an electonic nautical chart

• D.

It is a nautical instrument

• E.

It is a world wide nautical organization

C. It is an electonic nautical chart
Explanation
The correct answer is "It is an electronic nautical chart". A CMAP stands for Computerized Maritime Navigation Chart and is a digital representation of a traditional nautical chart. It is used by mariners for navigation purposes and provides detailed information about water depths, coastlines, navigational aids, and other features. CMAPs are displayed on electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) and offer advantages such as real-time updates and the ability to overlay additional data layers.

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• 6.

### How it is called the wind effect on a ship?

• A.

Drift

• B.

Leeway

• C.

Bowline

• D.

Wake

• E.

List

A. Drift
Explanation
The wind effect on a ship is called "drift." When a ship is affected by the wind, it may be pushed off course, causing it to drift in a certain direction. This can be caused by factors such as the force and direction of the wind, the ship's design, and the position of its sails or propulsion system.

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• 7.

### What means two red lights on the mast of a ship?

• A.

Ship sailing in restricted visibility

• B.

Ship limited by own draft

• C.

Ship underway

• D.

Ship stopped

• E.

Ship without steering

E. Ship without steering
Explanation
Two red lights on the mast of a ship indicate that the ship is without steering. This means that the ship is unable to change its course or direction. In maritime regulations, displaying two red lights on the mast is a way for a ship to communicate to other vessels that it is not under control and may pose a potential hazard. This signal is important for other ships to be aware of the situation and take necessary precautions to avoid a collision.

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• 8.

### What is the shortest track between two points?

• A.

Great circle

• B.

Rumble line

• C.

• D.

• E.

A. Great circle
Explanation
The shortest track between two points is known as the Great Circle. This is because the Great Circle is the shortest distance between any two points on a sphere. It is the path that follows the curve of the Earth's surface, rather than a straight line on a flat map. The Great Circle is commonly used in aviation and maritime navigation to determine the most efficient routes.

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• 9.

### How many degrees a lateral light of a ship must be visible for?

• A.

135 degrees

• B.

112.5 degrees

• C.

225 degrees

• D.

113.5 degrees

• E.

115 degrees

B. 112.5 degrees
Explanation
A lateral light of a ship must be visible for 112.5 degrees. This is because according to maritime regulations, ships are required to have a green light on the starboard (right) side and a red light on the port (left) side. These lights are known as lateral lights and they must be visible over an arc of 112.5 degrees, with the ship's bow being the center point. This ensures that other vessels can easily determine the direction in which the ship is moving and take appropriate action to avoid collision.

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• 10.

• A.

JHUH

• B.

DDD

• C.

DE

• D.

RR

• E.

SS

A. JHUH
• 11.

### What is an AIS?

• A.

It is a world wide nautical organization

• B.

Dee

• C.

Fff

• D.

Rrr

• E.

Ddd

A. It is a world wide nautical organization
• 12.

• A.

Ff

• B.

Ff

• C.

Ff

• D.

Ff

• E.

Ff

A. Ff
• 13.

### What are the trade winds?

• A.

They are seasonal winds

• B.

They are winds produced by a low pressure

• C.

They are costant winds that blow at tropical latitude

• D.

They are gale force wind

• E.

They are wind produced by cold fonts

C. They are costant winds that blow at tropical latitude
Explanation
The trade winds are constant winds that blow at tropical latitudes. These winds blow from east to west and are found between 30 degrees north and south of the equator. They are called trade winds because they were used by sailors in the past to navigate and establish trade routes. The trade winds are caused by the rotation of the Earth and the temperature differences between the equator and the poles. They are important for weather patterns and ocean currents in the tropics.

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• 14.

• A.

Dd

• B.

Dd

• C.

Dd

• D.

Dd

• E.

Xdd

A. Dd
• 15.

### What are the frequency band for marine Radars?

• A.

S and G

• B.

X and G

• C.

X and Y

• D.

S and Y

• E.

X and S

E. X and S
Explanation
Marine radars operate in the X and S frequency bands. The X-band has a shorter wavelength and is typically used for short-range applications, providing high resolution and accuracy. The S-band, on the other hand, has a longer wavelength and is used for longer-range applications, offering better penetration through rain and fog. By using both frequency bands, marine radars can provide a combination of short-range precision and long-range detection capabilities, making them effective tools for navigation and collision avoidance at sea.

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• 16.

• A.

Ff

• B.

Ff

• C.

Ff

• D.

Ff

• E.

Ff

A. Ff
• 17.

### What is used for the Solcometer?

• A.

To measure the ship's speed

• B.

To measure the distance from the land

• C.

To measure the depth of the sea

• D.

To measure the heading of the ship

• E.

To measure the distance between two ships

A. To measure the ship's speed
Explanation
The Solcometer is used to measure the ship's speed.

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• 18.

### What is the acronomyc of the ISPS code?

• A.

International Ship and Port facility Security code

• B.

Italian Ship and Port facility Security code

• C.

Italian Ship and Port facility Safety code

• D.

International Ship and Port facility Safety code

• E.

International Security and Port facility Ship code

A. International Ship and Port facility Security code
Explanation
The correct answer is International Ship and Port Facility Security code. The ISPS code is an international standard for enhancing the security of ships and port facilities. It was developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in response to the increased threat of terrorism and criminal activities in the maritime industry. The code sets out a comprehensive framework for assessing risks, implementing security measures, and maintaining security plans for ships and port facilities worldwide.

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• 19.

### What is the CPA?

• A.

It is the distance a ship will cross our bow

• B.

It is the farest point between two ships

• C.

It is the closest of approach between two ships

• D.

It is the collision point between two ships

• E.

It is the safest point of approach between two ships

C. It is the closest of approach between two ships
Explanation
The CPA, or closest point of approach, refers to the point at which two ships come closest to each other. It is a crucial concept in maritime navigation as it helps determine the risk of collision and allows ships to take appropriate evasive actions if needed. The CPA is calculated based on the ships' positions, courses, and speeds, and it helps ensure the safety of both vessels by providing a reference point for maintaining a safe distance between them.

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• 20.

### How is called the International Convention to protect marine enviroment?

• A.

SOLAS

• B.

MARSEC

• C.

STCW

• D.

MARPOL

• E.

MLC 2006

D. MARPOL
Explanation
MARPOL stands for the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships. This convention was established to protect the marine environment from pollution caused by ships. It sets out regulations and guidelines for the prevention of pollution from oil, chemicals, sewage, garbage, and other harmful substances. MARPOL is an important international agreement that aims to preserve and safeguard the marine environment for future generations.

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