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Old 06-10-2010, 13:22   #1
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Captain's License Inland / Near Coastal

I am going to go for my 100 ton near coastal license and I was wondering if they only test you on the inland rules of the road when you are taking that test. Likewise do they exclude questions regarding IALAetc.

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IIRC, if it's in the rule book, then it's on the test. At least it did when I got my 50T license. Unless things have changed, you need 90% to pass (2 wrong answers max).

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There are many areas in the U.S. that are considered "Inland" for licensing purposes, but where the International Rules apply (ex. all of Alaska, Puget Sound). Do not confuse the COLREGS Demarcation Lines (Navigation Rules) with the Boundary Lines that the USCG uses for licensing/sea service purposes. They are not the same. The Boundary Lines are defined in 46 CFR Part 7 and are not printed on charts because they do not have any navigational significance.

As Doug pointed out, if it's in the book, it's fair game.
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No the tests are identical, only the sea experience and the license is different. That was true last year. Study everything, there are some online practice tests you can take, good luck.

P.S. I took the online test repeatedly the night before until I got a 100%, the same score I got on the actual exam.
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The exams are the same. Taking a course makes the exam easier as the question pool is smaller and they cover those questions in the lectures. The hard part is the plotting portion; the answers are similar so accuracy is important.
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