Mariner Advancement Mate 3rd 2nd 6.0 Oceans & Near Coastal
* 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 Q117-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 1600 GRT Mate to Third Mate on the same route may do so without furthur examination.
* Increase in Scope: From Near Coastal to Oceans requires Q114- Navigation General: Oceans and Q117- 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
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
The Mariner Advancement testing application provides...
Minimum System Requirements: