Welcome to SeaSources
As you navigate through this site, whether for the
purpose of studying for a Coast Guard exam, to review or sharpen your
nautical skills, or just to keep the Rules of the Road, Colregs, fresh
in your mind, you will be introduced to over 33,000 questions
and answers covering all categories of subject matter for both Deck
and Engine Room used by the United States Coast Guard for license
examination. All related illustrations which are used in reference to
the questions are included and can be seen by clicking on "see
diagram" when it is present during a quiz. The online quizzes are
presented in an interactive, easy to use, point and click, multiple
choice format. As you work through the quizzes you will find some
questions that are very similar in content but may vary slightly in
either the wording or in the order in which the answers appear. Work
through them anyway. You have the choice of taking these questions
directly as 20 question groups or randomizing whole subjects. This is
the first and only site where you will find that All of the questions
used are from the National Maritime Centers database of questions used
by United States Coast Guard, USCG, Regional Exam Centers for administering tests and are categorized into their specific subjects
for targeted study as is displayed in the column on the left. After two or three times through a quiz you will see your
scores rapidly improve. Move on to the next quiz and repeat the process. Check your score history frequently to see which subjects you may need to review.
The new SeaSources online testing site is now
available with the Score History as well as many other new
features which we hope will make studying for your exams enjoyable as
well as more affordable. All of the individual subject modules listed on the
available for download directly from the online test site as well as free
upgrades whenever any changes or additions are made to questions or
illustrations. Anyone who has
previously purchased SeaSources software will be eligible for free upgrades
to their modules which were purchased on CD or downloaded.
For new users of SeaSources online study, just click
on Enter Online Study Room
above and go to Create a New User Account, fill out the registration information accurately, enter a
valid email address which will be your username, and choose
a password that is 5 to 16 characters long. Remember that the
password is case sensitive and this will be your final password to log
in with. No other passwords will be emailed to you. Once you
have created the account you will then check your email
inbox for a validation email to confirm the account. If
you do not see the validation email please check to make
sure it did not go to your spam folder. Clicking on the
validation link will take you back to the log in page. The registration information is
necessary for the score keeping and progress reports, which are now available
in the new test site, and allow registered members to see a history of their scores and
progress on all previous quizzes taken. After you are in the system you can alter your personal
information and password. All personal information and e-mail addresses are kept
strictly confidential and are not given out to mailing lists nor do we use
addresses to bombard you with useless Spam.
Before creating an account on this system, please be aware that it
requires a later version of Netscape (>= 6.0) or a later version of
Microsoft Internet Explorer ( >= 5.5). Both of these are freely available.
We highly recommend Mozilla Firefox which is
available for Windows, Linux, AND Macintosh.
If you have
a popup blocker or something similar installed your
computer it "could" interfere with the proper functioning of the
online tests. Mozilla has a popup blocker built in. So, if you
make that your default browser, you
can use our site and stop popup ads. Older browsers will not
work - sorry. AOL may not work well with this system either.
Our database is being edited and
updated frequently as well as more subjects and
illustrations added to make this site a reliable source of
information for all members to use as a supplement to there
exam preparation study or general knowledge. Many new
illustrations have been added to the database that are
excerpts from the material needed to solve specific
questions. Rules of the Road and Aids to Navigation are good
examples of this. One of our goals is to eventually have a
solution or reference illustration to each question. This is
what makes this service unique. Anyone who would like to
participate by submitting illustrations or solutions to be
attached to questions are welcome to do so. Just ask for
details on how to submit them. Mariners working together can
make this site one of the most powerful tools on the web for
fellow mariners. Group participation is highly encouraged!
The new downloadable software modules from the
online study are ready to go These packages are available to install
on your pc or laptop and are upgradeable free of charge whenever changes or
improvements take place. To see
instructional videos on all of the functions of our services click here.
If you were a
member of of the old online study and have previously purchased software from SeaSources on
any module, you are already qualified to receive the new upgrades to that module.
The installable version includes score keeping and score history
capabilities as well as being able to create your own practice final
exams. Please feel free to make comments or
suggestions on this system while it is still in the development stages. If
you would like to participate in the testing of this new software then
Download it Here. Your username and password from the
online study are needed to open the new software.
Join the thousands of members who have successfully and affordably prepared for their Coast Guard Exam with SeaSources.net.
using the service we recommend using either Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or
the latest version of IE as a browser. Listed in the column to the left are the
subjects covered as they appear in the online study. If you arrived on this page
by doing an internet search on this subject then you need to proceed to the
Enter Online Testing Site link above and Register to create an account and get the full benefits of using this site. The latest multiple choice questions on this topic can be downloaded and installed to your computer by creating an account in the online study and installing the latest version of the "Betabox Software".
We are 100% current with the CG question
21 Jul 2014.
Click here to review the new question databank from the NMC.
Click here to see detailed video instructions on using SeaSources.net online license preparation.
If you are currently a
user of the New Online Study, any downloads and purchases made
through your old online study account can be rolled over to the new software based on the New Online Study Database.
Note: You will not receive a recorded score to your history for each quiz unless you complete the
If your personal user account is being accessed by multiple users it would be
more to their advantage to create their own account in order to receive the benefits
of having their own
personal score history
attached to the quizzes
Note: Any discrepancies that a
user may find, as in answers that they believe are disputable, should
be reported so that corrections can be researched and entered.
A Little History
SeaSources was originally founded in 1996 for the purpose
of providing an affordable alternative to the outrageous cost of exam preparation for
mariners sitting for their first license or document as well as professionals seeking to upgrade.
As I remembered studying for my first exam back in 1979 I
thought of the stack of floppy discs that I had paid a
ridiculous amount of money for and they cancelled themselves out
after you had taken X amount of quizzes on them which rendered
them useless for review later on. Their had to be a better way. When I first started this project the database of questions was
only available in document format. All of the original questions
and answers were manually copied and pasted from a word document
format into an
excel spreadsheet which, as you can imagine, with 28,000 give or
take questions was quite an undertaking. Then, after learning
Visual Basic programming, I was able to write a program that the
DB was plugged into and made available on CD. It soon became
apparent that keeping up with the new questions from the Coast
Guard as they came out was going to be very difficult as far as
updating the CD's which had been purchased. Thus the concept of
the online study was born. With the help of an excellent
programmer and an updated database we proceeded to make the
questions available to anyone for free, talk about affordable,
who could access the web and do it in a format that was easy to
use as well as being able to plug new questions into as soon as
they were available. With the development of the TesTTaker
software , many thanks to my good friend Jaime, we have been able to
offer not only the online tests but still give our members the
ability to install them locally to their computer, if they
should choose, and get the
new questions updated as they come out. This has proved to be a
much more efficient system. SeaSources is currently being
accessed by several of the major maritime academies as a
supplement to their exam prep on a regular basis.
The online testing went live in February of 2000
and has gone through many improvements since then and we have
many more to come.
Thank you to more than 64,000 registered SeaSources online
users, from the old online study and the new, for their help and suggestions since I started this
project almost 18 years ago. And thanks for spreading the word
as this is how many of our new members come here to study for their License.
Over 800,000 quizzes have been taken between the old and the new online study.
Steve and Jaime
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