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FLIBS17: Test your mates

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A final installment of nautical knowledge for you and your mates.

  1. What is “MARPOL”?
  2. How do you calculate a vessel’s gross tonnage?
  3. Which IALA buoy system follows the “red right returning” rule?
  4. In which direction is the Panama Canal in relation to Fort Lauderdale?
  5. What’s the difference between a voyage and a passage?

 

 

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ANSWERS:

  1. The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as amended.
  2. Use the following empirical formula to calculate gross tonnage: LxBxD (depth, not draft) x .67 (for power) or .5 (for sail) divided by 100.
  3. Region B
  4. Nearly directly south.
  5. A voyage is the full journey, outward and return. A passage is a trip between two ports.
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