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MA Chief 6.0

(1st Asst. - Chief Unlimited & Chief Limited)


This study material is for the newer USCG question bank, under the new regulations. The older regulations' exam preparation software is still available by phone order: (251) 680-0310.  If you are not sure which regulations you fall under, contact the NMC: (888) 427 5662.


Price:  $119.99




This software is distributed on USB drives for easy transport between home, school, and work.  No time limits.  No limit on the number of tests.  This software will not lock you out.


1st Asst. - Chief Unlimited

Module Name

Question Bank Size

Num of Questions on Exam

Passing Score

Q511- General Subjects I

867 70 70

Q512- General Subjects II

70 70

Q514 – Motor Plants

422 70 70

Q516- Eng Safety & Environmental

477 70 70

Q517- Electrical, Electronic, Control

435 70 70

Q513- Steam Plants

477 70 70

Q515- Gas Turbine Plants

228 70 70


*Motors Only applicants will not need to study Q515 Gas Plants and Q513 Steam Plants.


In the Engineering Resources folder are several manuals. The following list of manuals are in pdf format and can be printed or transferred to a portable device:


U.S.N. Damage Controlman

U.S.N. Electricians' Mate

U.S.N. Engineman (Diesel Engines)

U.S.N. Fireman (Basic Marine Engineering)

U.S.N. Fluid Power

U.S.N. Machinery Repairman

U.S.N. Electronics Training Module 1

U.S.N. Electronics Training Module 2

U.S.N. Electronics Training Module 3

U.S.N. Electronics Training Module 4

U.S.N. Electronics Training Module 5

U.S.N. Tools and Their Uses

NAVEDTRA 14111 - Gas Turbine

NAVEDTRA 14113 - Gas Turbine Systems Technician Vol I

NAVEDTRA 14114 - Gas Turbine Systems Technician Vol 2

Marine Fire and Safety

Mariner Advancement provides explanations for refrigeration graphs, vernier calibers, electrical problems, barge displacement problems and more. Currently, the additional content covers the electrical, general, and motor sections.  Not all of the exam questions have this feature.  We will continue to add additional content in the future.  Any new additions will be available as free updates for at least one year from purchase; these updates will be downloadable from our updates navigation bar at the top of this web page.  

See Products for screen shots and general information or download the latest manual to see all of the features available.  See warranty and shipping and sales tax information.

The Mariner Advancement testing application provides...

  • a reference for the USCG book, question, and illustration number.
  • USCG illustrations and Internet links to new or additional illustrations when available.
  • the ability to revisit previously answered test questions during the test.
  • the option to display all answer choices or only display the correct answer.
  • the ability to tag questions while testing and the ability to revisit the tagged questions through the tag question menu. 
  • a choice to the number of questions per test.
  • a full search utility of all questions and illustrations.
  • a feature that temporarily removes correctly answered questions from the question bank, allowing the user to focus on the more difficult questions rather than wasting time reviewing questions they already know.  The user may reset the question bank at any time, restoring the removed questions.
  • a speech synthesizer that is capable of reading the  current question or the entire test.
  • preview screens, which reduces study time by allowing the user to determine if they need to take the time to load the explanation or illustration in full screen mode.
  • the ability to take exams over and over with no time restraints, valid per user agreement.
  • one year of free updates.
  • distribution on a USB drive so you can take it with you.  Study on your vessels computer and study at home.  
  • compatibility with most PCs with a USB port.  Please check system requirements below.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows™ XP, Vista, Version 7, 8, 8.1, and 10, Windows Surface and Windows Surface Pro (not compatible with Windows RT™ or Windows 10 S, neither of which run desktop apps.)
  • Mac with Microsoft Windows installed using Bootcamp or Parallels (not VMware™)
  • Latest version of Adobe® Reader® for Desktop (available for free online from Adobe®)
  • 1.0 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM

  • 2.0 and 3.0 USB support

  • Mouse, compatible pointing device, or touch screen.

  • 1024 X 768 Screen Resolutio


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