U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Fort Myers Beach

Welcome to Southwest Florida!

Are you a TOP GUN in NavRules?
You think you're ready for the NavRules test?
Take the NavRules Challenge and find out!!


WALL OF FAME:
Top scores:
NameQuestionsCorrectScore
joe 10660%
ernie 201890%
Tim 201785%
Craig 201575%
Robert 201575%


Waterway Watch

New 100 Yard Approach Warning

To Department of Homeland Security
To ready.gov
FBI Tips

1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The lights required by the Rules must be shown __________.

from sunrise to sunset in restricted visibility
at all times
ONLY from sunset to sunrise
whenever a look-out is posted

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel 25 meters in length must have which sound signaling appliance onboard?

None is required
Whistle only
Whistle and bell only
Whistle, bell, and gong

3. INLAND ONLY A commercial vessel engaged in public safety activities may display a(n) __________.

flashing yellow light
flashing blue light
alternately flashing blue and red light
alternately flashing red and yellow light

4. INTERNATIONAL ONLY You are underway in fog and hear a fog signal consisting of one prolonged and two short blasts. It could be any of the following EXCEPT a vessel __________.

engaged in mineclearance
engaged in fishing
constrained by her draft
being towed

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Risk of collision is considered to exist if __________.

four vessels are nearby
a vessel has a steady bearing at a constant range
there is any doubt that a risk of collision exists
a special circumstance situation is apparent

6. INLAND ONLY A vessel proceeding downstream in a narrow channel on the Western Rivers sights another vessel moving upstream. Which vessel has the right of way?

The vessel moving upstream against the current
The vessel moving downstream with a following current
The vessel located more towards the channel centerline
The vessel sounding the first whistle signal

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel approaching a narrow channel shall __________.

avoid crossing the channel if it impedes another vessel navigating in the channel
not overtake any vessels within the channel
keep as close as possible to the edge of the channel on her port side
anchor only in the middle of the channel

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel approaching a narrow channel shall __________.

avoid crossing the channel if it impedes another vessel navigating in the channel
not overtake any vessels within the channel
keep as close as possible to the edge of the channel on her port side
anchor only in the middle of the channel

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You see a red sidelight bearing NW (315°). That vessel may be heading __________.

south (180°)
east (090°)
northeast (045°)
west (270°)

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A fog signal of one prolonged blast followed by four short blasts would mean the presence of a __________.

vessel being towed
power-driven pilot vessel on station underway
fishing vessel trawling
vessel at anchor warning of her location