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Mate 500 1600 GRT 6.5 Oceans & Near Coastal

Includes Flashing Lights and GMDSS. Currently, this item may also be used to prepare for 3rd and 2nd Mate.  For 500 & 1600 GRT Master, click here.


If purchasing a new computer, ensure it uses x86 architecture and not ARM architecture.  See the system requirements at the bottom of this page.


Item: 3003: - $119.99

Mariner Advancement is not required to, and does not, collect sales or use tax for states other than Florida. Under current law, purchases are not tax-exempt merely because a seller is not required to collect. Check with your state for filing and payment requirements.  The following states required the posting of  this notification - Washington State


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.





Deck and Stability Calculations Worked-Out for Master 500 GT through 2nd Mate Unlimited Vol 1


Terrestrial Navigation Problems worked-Out For Master 500 GRT Through 2nd Mate Unlimited Vol 2


Celestial Navigation Calculations Worked-Out for Master 500 GT through 2nd Mate Unlimited Vol 3


Celestial Navigation (Upon Oceans)

Textbook Vol 6

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Mariner Advancement  Mate 500 1600 GRT  Oceans & Near Coastal


Module Name

Question Bank Size

Num of Questions on Exam

Passing Score

Q100- ROR: Inland and International




Q136- Deck General




Q137- Deck Safety




Q138- Nav Gen: Near Coastal




Q139- Nav General: Oceans




Q140- Nav Problems: Chart Plot

56 tests



Q141- Nav Prob.: Near Coastal




Q142- Nav Problems: Oceans





* Chart Plotting Questions (The training charts can be obtained here.)

* Navigation General module will be either Near Coastal or Oceans depending on route requested.

* Near Coastal routes do not take Q142-Navigation Problems: Oceans

*Raise of Grade: Applicants raising grade from Third Mate to Second Mate may do so without further examination.

*Increase in scope from 500 Mate to 1600 GRT Mate may do so without furthur examination.

* Increase in Scope: From Near Coastal to Oceans requires Q139- Navigation General: Oceans and Q142- Navigation Problems:Oceans


This software links each Rules of the Road question to the Rules book page and highlights the rule that relates to each question.  In addition, 510 pages of explanations have been created for the navigation problem subtopics listed below.  We will continue to add more explanations as we work our way through the question banks.  The four pdf file links below are samples of the explanations we are adding and are available here for your viewing or download.  


Marine Compass General

Amplitude Sun - On Celestial Horizon

Amplitude Sun - On Visible Horizon

Azimuth - Sun

Bearing Problem - Cn to Steer for Distance Abeam  - npncBP-CnToSteerForDistanceAbeam.pdf

Bearing Problem - Distance Off 2nd

Bearing Problem - Distance Off Abeam

Bearing Problem - Distance Off and Time Abeam

Bearing Problem - ETA Abeam

Compass Error by Terrestrial Observation - Deviation

Compass Error by Terrestrial Observation - Gyro Error

Chronometer - Error And Rate

Current - Time For Desired Velocity

Current - Velocity Calculated

Current - Slack Water Duration

Current - Diagram

Current - Rotary/Wind

Deviation Table - npncDeviation.pdf


Fuel Speed Distance - New Distance  - npncFSD-NewDistance.pdf

Fuel Speed Distance - New Fuel Consumption

Fuel Speed Distance - New Speed

Set and Drift - Course Made Good

Set and Drift - Course to Steer

Set and Drift - Speed Made Good

Set and Drift - With Leeway

Tide - Height Calculated At Desired Time

Tide - Time Calculated For Desired Height

Tide - To Clear Obstruction

Vessel Course - Course Made Good

Vessel Course - Course to Steer

Vessel Slip - Calculated - npncVS-Calculated.pdf

Vessel Slip - Observed Distance or Speed

Vessel Slip - Required RPM

Zone Time - Sunrise

Zone Time - Sunset


In the Deck Resources folder are several manuals, many of which are required to solve the USCG questions.  The following list of manuals are in pdf format and can be printed or transferred to a portable device:



Light Lists & Coast Pilots

Manual loading MV Grand Haven

Nautical Almanac1981

Stability Binder

Tidal Currents1983

Tide Tables1983

Tide Tables Tidal Current Full Copy

NOAA National Weather Service

NOAA Nautical Chart Symbols & Terms

NOAA Nautical Chart Users Manual

Pub102 International Code Of Signals

Pub117 Radio Navigation Aids

Pub226 Magnetic Compass Adjustment

Pub229 Vol2 Sight Reduction Tables

USCG Chemical Data Guide

USCG Rules Of The Road

Several U.S. Navy Deck training manuals


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™ Version 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 with x86 architecture such as Intel or AMD processor.  Not compatible with Microsoft Windows with ARM processor, Windows RT™, Surface Pro X., or Chromebook. If purchasing a new computer, ensure it uses x86 architecture and not ARM architecture.
  • Latest version of Adobe® Reader® for Desktop (available for free online from Adobe®)
  • 1.0 GHz CPU, 2 GB RAM

  • 2.0 and 3.0 USB support

  • Mouse, compatible pointing device, or touch screen.

  • 1024 X 768 Screen Resolution

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