FLIBS17: Test your mates

Nov 4, 2017 by Triton Staff

Try these questions to test your mates’ nautical knowledge.

 

  1. A seaman’s name for a reef knot tied upside down is called : square knot, slip knot or rogue knot?
  2. What is a WIG vessel?
  3. How deep is a fathom?
  4. On a chart, the abbreviation “Hr.” stands for what?
  5. One degree of latitude equals how many nautical miles?

 

 

Scroll down for the answers….

 

 

 

Keep scroilling

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS:

  1. Rogue knot
  2. Wing in Ground craft, a vessel capable of operating completely above the surface of the water on a dynamic air cushion created by aerodynamic lift.
  3. About 6 feet.
  4. Harbor
  5. 60

 

Topics:


Related Articles

NOAA to change channel depth values on raster charts

NOAA to change channel depth values on raster charts

NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey recently announced plans to change the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) maintained channel depth values on raster chart products, which include paper nautical …

Triton Spotter: Miami

Triton Spotter: Miami

For nearly 15 years, Capt. Steven Naimoli has been a faithful follower of The Triton for news and networking. He was spotted at the Miami Yacht Show in February

Montauk marina owner dies

The longtime owner of a marina in Montauk on New York’s Long Island was found dead floating in harbor waters on Sept. 1. Carl Darenberg Jr. was 64. Mr.

Captain’s decision to blame in sinking of Bounty

A captain’s “reckless decision to sail into the well-forecasted path of Hurricane Sandy” was the probable cause of the sinking of a ship off the North Carolina coast in …

New multi-sensor camera aids navigation

FLIR Systems has added a new camera to its M-series platform – the FLIR M500 multi-sensor maritime camera. The cooled mid-wave, 640 x 512 thermal camera’s ability to detect

On Course: Developing a culture of challenge on superyachts

On Course: Developing a culture of challenge on superyachts

On Course: by Capt. Brian Luke The maritime community is roughly 7,000 years old, yet from a professional standpoint it falls woefully behind the only 100-year-old aviation industry. Many …