Free Qld Boat Licence Practice Quiz RMDL by Allstate Boat Licensing and Training

Free Queensland Boat Licence Practice Quiz

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1. At what stage of an emergency would you send out a Mayday distress call?

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2. Which of the following constitutes marine pollutant, under the Transport Operation (Marine Pollution) Act 1995 and regulations.

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3. What are the important considerations, when selecting a life-jacket suitable for power boating?

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4. Which of the below should we consider when keeping a proper lookout?

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5. Which of the following statements reflects the law for children in open boats under 4.8 meters in length?

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6. When overtaking another boat we should stay clear of the other boat until past and clear, and also we should?

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7. What is your responsibility as master of an open powerboat, under 4.8 meters in length whilst crossing a costal bar?

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8. Which or all of the below are you required to slow to 6 knots, when you are within 30 metres?

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9. You are the master of a boat less than 50 metres in length at anchor, what lights should you display between sunset and sunrise?

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10. Which of the below are recognized distress signals?

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11. Which of the following boats must give way to a ship in a shipping channel? (a shipping channel is a channel requented by ships as they approach and depart their berth)

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12. In conditions of restricted visibility, what should you do?

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13. When you are determining a safe speed which of the considerations below is most important?

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14. Which of the following goes a long way in helping you meet your general safety obligation as a boat operator?

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15. Where must you carry a 406 MHz EPIRB and what are the two things that it must display?

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Your boat is a 6 metre bow rider with a V8 petrol Inboard Outboard motor. While operating your boat you hear your audible fire alarm, you see smoke coming from under the engine hatch.

What are the first three things you would do in order of priority?


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17. Which of the following additional lights does a trawler display at night and during restricted visibility?

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18. When navigating in a narrow channel river or canal, which side should you drive?

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19. What do these flags R over Y as displayed above mean?

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20. When and whom do you report a marine incident to?

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You have just taken delivery of a brand new 4.4 metre tinny with a 50 HP outboard motor, and are really keen to test her out offshore. It’s 7am Saturday morning and a Coastal Waters Forecast has been issued for a Strong Wind Warning of 25 to 30 knot South East winds, due to arrive in your area mid-morning. You really want to test out your new boat in open seas.

Would you?


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22. What does International flag “A” mean?

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23. Power driven boats must give way to?

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24. What lights must be displayed on a power driven boat under 12 metres in length when underway, during restricted visibility and between sunset and sunrise?

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25. What is the obligation of a Marine Licence holder when being in charge of a vessel in relation to their consumption of alcohol?

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26. When on the water, weather conditions can change quickly. Which are the signs to look out for that mean deteriorating weather conditions?

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27. You are the driver of a power boat and you see another boat approaching on your starboard (right) side. You decide a risk of collision exists.

What would you do?


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28. When towing people engaged in water sports, which safety actions are required by the person in charge of the towing vessel?

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29. What is the speed limit in a marina, anchorage or boat harbour?

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30. Where would you obtain the latest coastal weather forecast for your area?

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31. You are the driver of a power boat and you see another boat approaching 200 metres on your Port (left) side. You decide a risk of collision may exist.

What are you going to do?

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32. A Builders plate is an inclusion on boats built since 2006.

Where on the boat built since 2006 will you find a Builders Plate?

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33. Which or all of the following covers the minimum pre-trip checks?

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You are about to undertake a voyage, so it is a good idea to notify someone such as VMR or Coastguard, or other responsible person.

What is the minimum information to give them?


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35. Select when the sea is likely to be the roughest, from the conditions below.

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36. The Regulations for Preventing of Collision at Sea and in Rivers / Bays and Dams apply to

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37. In relation to carrying capacity, which below would most impact a vessels stability and seaworthiness?

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38. Which boats must be in Queensland registration?

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39. You hear five short blasts of the horn from a vessel approaching. What does this mean?

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40. Your boat is approaching another boat in a head-on situation. Which way should you alter course?

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You are planning a trip to a reef 20 nautical miles away. Your boat uses a maximum of 15 litres per. hour at a cruising speed of 20 knots, keeping in mind 20 knots equals 20 nautical miles per hour.

If you maintain your cruising speed, how much fuel do you require to carry for a return trip allowing for 1/3 reserve?


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42. You are underway and you see another boat approaching. You now have to determine if a risk of collision exists.

How would you do this?

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