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Mate 500 1600 GRT 6.0 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.


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.


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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 6.0 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


Currently, the software includes explanations with actual USCG questions solved, with math shown, for up to five questions per subtopic for a total of 168 pages of explanations.  We will be adding more explanations, to more subtopics, as we continue working our way through the question banks.  These are the subtopics with explanations so far: Azimuth - Sun, Bearing Problem - Cn to Steer for Distance Abeam, BP - Distance Off 2nd, BP - Distance Off Abeam, BP - Distance Off and Time Abeam, BP - ETA Abeam, ETA, Fuel Speed Distance - New Distance, FSD - New Fuel Consumption, FSD - New Speed, Set &Drift - Course Made Good, S&D - Course to Steer, S&D - Speed Made Good, S&D - With Leeway, Vessel Course - Course Made Good, Vessel Course- Course to Steer, Vessel Slip - Calculated, Vessel Slip - Observed Distance or Speed, and VS - Required RPM


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™ 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 Resolution

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