, Training for Mariners. The First with Online Study for the Maritime Industry. Multiple Choice Quizzes with Illustrations for United States Coast Guard Exam Preparation Assistance.       


Click Here to Enter the Online Study


The subjects listed below are currently available for testing in the new online study room and are available for download to your computer. Click on subject below for details.

Engineering Examination Questions

All Engine Room Questions

Engine Room Electrical         

Engine Room General          

Engine Room Safety            

Engine Room Steam            

Engine Room Motor   

QMED Oiler          

Deck Examination Questions

Master 25/50/100 Ton

Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel

All Deck Questions

Able Seaman Questions

Advanced Subjects, Unlimited Oceans Master, Mate

Rules of the Road  

Aids to Navigation  Glossary Included

Breathing Apparatus

Cargo Equipment 

Cargo Stowage

Charts and Publications 

Chemical Testing

Right Whales

Damage Control  

Deck Engineering

Deck Safety

Emergency Procedures 

FCC Exam Questions

Fire Fighting Glossary Included 

First Aid  


Great Lakes

Hazardous Cargo

Inert Gas

Inland Navigation  

Instruments and Accessories



Liquid Cargo and Bunkering

Marine Radio Operator 

Meteorology  "Glossary Included" 

Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit

New Revised Questions

Celestial Navigation

Navigational Procedures

Pollution Control and Prevention

Rules and Regulations

Plotting/Navigational Problems


Survival Craft

Seamanship   Glossary Included

Sailing Vessels  

Ship Handling 

Ships Construction Glossary Included  

Ships Business


Stability and Trim Glossary Included 


Tides and Currents Glossary Included 



Common Knots

Radar Plotting



Plotting / Navigation Problems

 Listed below is a table of contents of the questions on this subject as they appear in the new online study. Click on the "Enter Online Study" link above to begin preparing for your exam.

From the pull down menu in the online study select from the following topics:

Practice plotting exams have now been added to the new Beta testing site. The exam layout has all the info needed to work the plot including Deviation Tables for each question under the "Reference" tab when it is present.

Navigation Problems:

  • Chart Plotting

    • Practice Tests

      • 15 Question

        • 22 Practice Tests on Chesapeake Bay Entrance. Chart 12221TR

        • 14 Practice Tests on Long Island Sound - Eastern Part. Chart 12354TR

        • 18 Practice Tests on Block Island Sound. Chart 13205TR

      • 9 Question

        • 6 Practice Tests on Chesapeake Bay Entrance. Chart 12221TR

        • 14 Practice Tests on Long Island Sound - Eastern Part. Chart 12354TR

        • 4 Practice Tests on Block Island Sound. Chart 13205TR


      • 52/10 Question Tests on Western Rivers Chart Problems


Here is a great resource for NOAA Training Charts

Your Complete Navigation Resource Center

   Maryland Nautical Sales is one of the largest nautical chart agents in the United States. They have in stock a worldwide selection of Nautical Charts, NOAA Training Charts, Nautical Books, U.S.C.G. License Textbooks, Electronic Charts & Navigation Software.


The subject of Plotting in the online study room is will be presented as the following subjects for Navigational Problems:

  • Ocean Track Plotting

  • Mid-Latitude Sailing

  • Mercator Sailing

  • Lat Long-Arr Dep

  • Lat Long Cse Spd

  • Great Circle Sailing

  • Init Cse/ Dist

  • Parallel Sailing

  • Lat, Long-Arr/Dep

  • Lat, Long Cse/Spd

  • Eta

  • Voyage Planning

  • Electronic Navigation

  • Time Tick Problems

  • Terrestrial Navigation

  • Terrestrial Observations

  • Distance Off

  • Bearing Problems

  • Compass/Course Problems

  • Compass Error/Leeway

  • Cse In Current

  • Cse By Terr. Obs

  • Deviation Table Const.

  • 100 Gt Chart Nav

  • Chesapeake Bay Determine Psc

  • Long Island Sound Determine Psc

  • Block Island Determine Psc

  • Chesapeake Bay Set And Drift

  • Long Island Sound Set And Drift

  • Block Island Set And Drift

  • Chesapeake Bay Supplemental Pubs

  • Long Island Sound Supplemental Pubs

  • Block Island Supplemental Pubs

  • Chesapeake Bay Cse / Sp Made Good

  • Long Island Sound Cse / Sp Made Good

  • Block Island Cse / Sp Made Good

  • Chesapeake Bay Leeway Current Allowance

  • Long Island Sound Leeway Current Allowance

  • Block Island Leeway Current Allowance

  • Chesapeake Bay Compass Error By Range

  • Long Island Sound Compass Error By Range

  • Block Island Compass Error By Range

  • Chesapeake Bay Cross Bearings (Psc) For Fix

  • Long Island Sound Cross Bearings (Psc) For Fix

  • Block Island Cross Bearings (Psc) For Fix

  • Chesapeake Bay Eta

  • Long Island Sound Eta

  • Block Island Eta

  • Chesapeake Bay Sounding/Depths/Bottom Characteristics

  • Long Island Sound Sounding/Depths/Bottom Characteristics

  • Block Island Sounding/Depths/Bottom Characteristics

  • Chesapeake Bay Miscellaneous

  • Long Island Sound Miscellaneous

  • Block Island Miscellaneous

  • River Nav Problems - Columbia River

  • Eta, Smg, Current, Distance

  • Use Of Coast Pilot, Nav. /Lock Regs.

  • Use Of Coast Pilot; General

  • Light Characteristics

  • Channel Depths, Soundings, Pools

  • Vertical Clearances

  • Chart Symbols/Notations

  • Convert Knots To Mph/Statute Miles To N. Mi.

  • Chart Navigation

  • Miscellaneous Nav Problems

  • Fuel Consumption

  • No Dist Chng Sp.

  • No Dist-Chng Fuel

  • Give Dist-Chng Sp

  • Give Dist-Chng Fuel

  • Change Dist

  • Direct Ratio-Fuel/Displace.

  • Speed By Rpm

  • Slip

  • Rpm

  • Day's Run

  • Speed



plot 1

plot 2




If you are studying for a United States Coast Guard Deck License exam which includes this module, you should  work through these questions until you are scoring 80% or better on them.




   No pop ups,  Banners,  Spam,  Garbage, Advertisements, Hidden Gimmicks or any proverbial "Fine Print" to deal with. What you see is what you get. Just down-to-earth information and this site is dedicated to keeping it that way.

   The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of, Training for Mariners, is a registered Trademark

Copyright 2000 by All rights reserved.
Revised: 21 Jul 2014 20:41:30 -0500 

Contact Phone: 207-629-7004



Home Page 

Download Illustrations

Practice Final Exams

SeaSources Group Testing Service

SeaSources Celestial Navigation Training Videos 

Exam Question Downloads  


Download TesTTaker Software  


Free Sample Downloads  


Maritime Links   


Member Comments  


Contact SeaSources  


Boat Jobs Available 







For details on license requirements, application forms,  licensing fees, and testing locations, visit the United States Coast Guard / National Maritime Centers web site and look under Mariner's information center. The questions used in the online study are once again available to the public in PDF format from the NMC link above. The illustrations are not yet available for some of these questions.

Vessel Nomenclature   New

View Screenshots of "TesTTaker" Software  

View Screenshots/Tutorial of Online Study

View comments from SeaSources Members 

See also:

SeaSources online Celestial Navigation Course 

MARYLAND NAUTICAL  Great source for practice charts and study guides


National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

The Navigation Center

Chart No. 1 Nautical Chart Symbols Abbreviations and Terms

Bluewater Books and Charts 

Search CFR'S Online

Additional Online Testing Services for School Administrators

Required Subjects for all Deck Licenses

Required Subjects for all Engineering Licenses

Required Subjects for Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, MODU.

Sea Service Requirements for Coast Guard Licenses

Vessel Delivery Service