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Welcome to SeaSources
As you navigate through this site, whether for the
purpose of studying for a Coast Guard exam, to review or
sharpen your nautical skills, or just to keep the Rules of
the Road, Colregs, fresh in your mind, you will be
introduced to over 80,000 questions and answers covering all
categories of subject matter for both Deck and Engine Room
used by the United States Coast Guard for license
examination. All related illustrations which are used in
reference to the questions are included and can be seen by
clicking on "see diagram" when it is present during a quiz.
The online quizzes are presented in an interactive, easy to
use, point and click, multiple choice format. As you work
through the quizzes you will find some questions that are
very similar in content but may vary slightly in either the
wording or in the order in which the answers appear. Work
through them anyway. You have the choice of taking these
questions directly as 20 question groups or randomizing
whole subjects. This is the first and only site where you
will find that All of the questions used are from the
National Maritime Centers database of questions used by
United States Coast Guard, USCG, Regional Exam Centers for
administering tests and are categorized into their specific
subjects for targeted study as is displayed in the column on
the left. After two or three times through a quiz you will
see your scores rapidly improve. Move on to the next quiz
and repeat the process. Check your score history frequently
to see which subjects you may need to review.
The new SeaSources online testing site is now available with the
Score History as well as many other new features which
we hope will make studying for your exams enjoyable as
well as more affordable. All of the individual subject
modules listed on the left are available for download
directly from the online test site as well as free upgrades
whenever any changes or additions are made to questions or
illustrations. Anyone who has previously purchased
SeaSources software will be eligible for free upgrades to
their modules which were purchased on CD or downloaded.
For new users of
SeaSources online study, just click on Enter Online Study
above and go to Create a New User Account,
fill out the registration information accurately, enter a
valid email address which will be your username, and choose
a password that is 5 to 16 characters long. Remember that
the password is case sensitive and this will be your final
password to log in with. No other passwords will be emailed
to you. Once you have created the account you will then
check your email inbox for a validation email to confirm the
account. If you do not see the validation email please
check to make sure it did not go to your spam folder.
Clicking on the validation link will take you back to the
log in page. The registration information is necessary for
the score keeping and progress reports, which are now
available in the new test site, and allow registered members
to see a history of their scores and progress on all
previous quizzes taken. After you are in the system you can
alter your personal information and password. All personal
information and e-mail addresses are kept strictly
confidential and are not given out to mailing lists nor do
we use addresses to bombard you with useless Spam.
Before creating an account
on this system, please be aware that it requires a later
version of Netscape (>= 6.0) or a later version of Microsoft
Internet Explorer ( >= 5.5). Both of these are freely
available. We highly recommend
Mozilla Firefox which is available for Windows, Linux,
If you have
a popup blocker or something similar installed your
computer it "could" interfere with the proper functioning of the
online tests. Mozilla has a popup blocker built in.
So, if you
make that your default
can use our site and stop popup ads. Older browsers will not
work - sorry. AOL may not work well with this system either.
Our database is being edited and updated
frequently as well as more subjects and illustrations added
to make this site a reliable source of information for all
members to use as a supplement to there exam preparation
study or general knowledge. Many new illustrations have been
added to the database that are excerpts from the material
needed to solve specific questions. Rules of the Road and
Aids to Navigation are good examples of this. One of our
goals is to eventually have a solution or reference
illustration to each question. This is what makes this
service unique. Anyone who would like to participate by
submitting illustrations or solutions to be attached to
questions are welcome to do so. Just ask for details on how
to submit them. Mariners working together can make this site
one of the most powerful tools on the web for fellow
mariners. Group participation is highly encouraged! Get
The new downloadable software modules from the online study
are ready to go These packages are available to install on your
pc or laptop and are upgradeable free of charge whenever changes or
improvements take place. To see
instructional videos on all of the functions of our services click
If you were a member of of the old online study and have previously
purchased software from SeaSources on any module, you are already
qualified to receive the new upgrades to that module. The installable
version includes score keeping and score history capabilities as
well as being able to create your own practice final exams.
Please feel free to make comments or suggestions on this system while
it is still in the development stages. If you would like to
participate in the testing of this new software then
Download it Here.
Your username and password from the online study are needed to open
the new software.
Join the thousands of members who have successfully and affordably
prepared for their Coast Guard Exam with SeaSources.net. When using
the service we recommend using either Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome,
or the latest version of IE as a browser. Listed in the column to the
left are the subjects covered as they appear in the online study. If
you arrived on this page by doing an internet search on this subject
then you need to proceed to the Enter Online Testing Site link above
and Register to create an account and get the full benefits of using
this site. The latest multiple choice questions on this topic can be
downloaded and installed to your computer by creating an account in
the online study and installing the latest version of the "Betabox
We are 100% current with the CG question databank.
22 May 2021.
Click here to review the
new question databank from the NMC.
Click here to see detailed video instructions on using
SeaSources.net online license preparation.
If you are currently a user of the New Online Study, any
downloads and purchases made through your old online study account can be
rolled over to the new software
based on the New Online Study Database.
Note: You will not receive a
recorded score to your history for each quiz unless you
complete the quiz.
If your personal user account is being accessed by multiple
users it would be more to their advantage to create their own
account in order to receive the benefits of having their own
personal score history
attached to the quizzes they take.
Note: Any discrepancies that a user may find, as in answers that
they believe are disputable, should be reported so that corrections
can be researched and entered.
A Little History
SeaSources was originally founded in
1996 for the purpose of providing an affordable alternative to
the outrageous cost of exam preparation for mariners sitting for
their first license or document as well as professionals seeking
to upgrade. As I remembered studying for my first exam back in
1979 I thought of the stack of floppy discs that I had paid a
ridiculous amount of money for and they cancelled themselves out
after you had taken X amount of quizzes on them which rendered
them useless for review later on. Their had to be a better way.
When I first started this project the database of questions was
only available in document format. All of the original questions
and answers were manually copied and pasted from a word document
format into an excel spreadsheet which, as you can imagine, with
28,000 give or take questions was quite an undertaking. Then,
after learning Visual Basic programming, I was able to write a
program that the DB was plugged into and made available on CD.
It soon became apparent that keeping up with the new questions
from the Coast Guard as they came out was going to be very
difficult as far as updating the CD's which had been purchased.
Thus the concept of the online study was born. With the help of
an excellent programmer and an updated database we proceeded to
make the questions available to anyone for free, talk about
affordable, who could access the web and do it in a format that
was easy to use as well as being able to plug new questions into
as soon as they were available. With the development of the
TesTTaker software , many thanks to my good friend Jaime, we
have been able to offer not only the online tests but still give
our members the ability to install them locally to their
computer, if they should choose, and get the new questions
updated as they come out. This has proved to be a much more
efficient system. SeaSources is currently being accessed by
several of the major maritime academies as a supplement to their
exam prep on a regular basis.
The online testing went live in February of 2000 and has
gone through many improvements since then and we have many more
Thank you to more than 70,000 registered SeaSources online
users, from the old online study and the new, for their help and
suggestions since I started this project almost 25 years ago. And
thanks for spreading the word about us as this is how many of our
new members come here to study for their License.
Over 1,500,000 quizzes
have been taken between the old and the new online study.
Steve and Jaime
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