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The subjects listed below are currently available for testing in the new online study room and are available for download to your computer. Click on subject below for details.

Engineering Examination Questions

All Engine Room Questions

Engine Room Electrical         

Engine Room General          

Engine Room Safety            

Engine Room Steam            

Engine Room Motor   

QMED Oiler          

Deck Examination Questions

Master 25/50/100 Ton

Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel

All Deck Questions

Able Seaman Questions

Advanced Subjects, Unlimited Oceans Master, Mate

Rules of the Road  

Aids to Navigation  Glossary Included

Breathing Apparatus

Cargo Equipment 

Cargo Stowage

Charts and Publications 

Chemical Testing

Right Whales

Damage Control  

Deck Engineering

Deck Safety

Emergency Procedures 

FCC Exam Questions

Fire Fighting Glossary Included 

First Aid  

G.M.D.S.S.  

Great Lakes

Hazardous Cargo

Inert Gas

Inland Navigation  

Instruments and Accessories

Lifesaving

Lifeboatman

Liquid Cargo and Bunkering

Marine Radio Operator 

Meteorology  "Glossary Included" 

Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit

New Revised Questions

Celestial Navigation

Navigational Procedures

Pollution Control and Prevention

Rules and Regulations

Plotting/Navigational Problems

QMED

Survival Craft

Seamanship   Glossary Included

Sailing Vessels  

Ship Handling 

Ships Construction Glossary Included  

Ships Business

Signaling  

Stability and Trim Glossary Included 

Tankerman

Tides and Currents Glossary Included 

Towing

Watchkeeping  

Common Knots

Radar Plotting

 

 

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IOS Version of App Coming Soon.

Email: steve@seasources.net with comments please.


Thanks for creating this website, it's been a big help for me in studying. I'm starting my testing tomorrow!

Thanks Steve,  your site is excellent!! 


Thanks Steve,  your site is excellent!!   I got all the questions (&) answers and corrected any of my wrong guess's!  I should have 100% on each test! I will use and highly recommend your site to my fellow captains!!


I passed my QMED exam in the first pass! I just wanted to say thank you very much for seasources. It is a fantastic program and the Android app has saved me a from more than one trip to Boston! So this is a giant thank you. The app is great and your support is awesome.


Steve, 

SEASORCES.NET is the BOMB! Greatly assisted in me obtaining my QMED with both Oiler Motor/Steam and Deck Machinist!  

Thank you again for putting all of this in such a user friendly format!

 Regards,


Thank You for posting that recent question and the NMC's response. I recently tested for my 1st AE Unlimited - Chief Oceans, passing four modules and failing Motors by two questions. I plan on retesting just before Thanksgiving, and been studying the Motors subject in preparation.

Thanks for all your hard work and the great website.


Thank you so much for making this software available offline and it is such a help as I will be taking my third engineers test this winter. I will be happy to write a review of your site once I pass my test this winter.  


I work for Washington State ferry and heard about you from word of mouth.  Just want to thank you guys for the hard work you put into these test question.  Would love to see this in a App type system someday. 

I have already started testing passed the Safety and Motors.


Hi Steve,

First, I want to compliment you and you team on putting together the best site for studying for the Coast Guard tests that I have found. Thank you.

I have really enjoyed taking your tests and now have my 50 GT Masters License.

Second, the look and feel of your new site is good, but I have one concern. There does not seem to be an obvious way to “Log Out” of the system. The old system had an exit door, but the new site has nothing to click to log out. I think it would be good to add, since you require a log in.


   Just finished up at the exam center. Averaged 89% for 200T Master NC. Your website was instrumental. Thanks so much!!!


     I just wanted to thank you for creating this online study guide and testing database. I just took my 1AE Unlimited Motors, the tests all went great thank you to sea sources.

     I see you email every now and then about what to focus on and it's a huge help. The only thing I would add is maybe emphasize studying the new Generals II questions. I took the test with three other guys testing for their firsts and we all agreed Generals II had the newest bank of illustration based questions, over half of the illustrations I had were brand new I even had some in color, on hydraulics and refrigeration.

     I hope my insight is not seen as intrusive just wanted to share my recent testing knowledge.


Just wanted to tell you that I passed my First Eng unlimited this week. Thanks for the helpful tests, enjoyed your website. 

I found the actual tests to be more of the old questions that were in my books, but the dates on them were all over a year old so whatever newer questions weren't in them so much. One thing i did notice different from my 3ae in 2009 was in the electrical part especially, that a lot of them were pertaining to digital/transistors/the effects or properties of various digital stuff, etc that sailors normally don't deal with, which obviously makes it hard for people to do well.


I just wanted to Publicly thank you for your website. I actually paid over $150 on another Test Preparation Software Flash Drive that was helpful especially with the math, but what it all boiled down to was your free website and your tokens that I had no problem paying for that helped me pass my test. With the actual questions that I got on my test I knew from Seasources.net. I am now a license 3rd and DDE Unlimited. Thank you!


  I can't tell you how impressed, and incredibly appreciative, I am of your celestial nav section online. The time and thought you have put into making the materials clear, concise, and as simple as possible is very obvious. I have looked through every text I could beg, borrow, or plunder from a shipmate, and none are as dead on at making C nav almost fun to learn. I look forward to perusing your other subjects and purchasing some of your other vid lessons to take to sea with me.


Thank you folks for the great study guides. They have helped me prepare and my grades have improved AND I actually am learning the material. I will continue to use this source for studying. Great Lakes Maritime Academy.


Thank you for the test material.  I passed all of my C/E modules this week on the first try.
Keep up the good work.


 I started a water taxi business on the Lake of the Ozarks this past summer. Not having anyone to guide me or to turn to for help your site has been very helpful to me and I would like to thank you for the time you have invested in the SeaSources website.


Your site is the best.  Have you ever thought of partnering with a maritime academy?


Thank you for all the study help! The site is great!


This is amazing and very helpful. Thank you very much.


I just want to thank this wonderful study site. I passed the four modules that I needed to get my near coastal towing endorsement. I don't think I could have accomplished this with out this site, since I haven't had to test in twenty years. Thanks again


Thank you so much.   I have to say how impressed I am that someone has taken the time to do this.   my partner is an engineer and just going to upgrade his ticket and carrying thousands of books and questions onboard is nearly impossible! 

look forward to working with you site!


THIS IS BY FAR MY FAVORITE WEBSITE FOR RULE OF THE ROAD TEST. It is very user friendly and a great study tool thank you!


GOOD DAY,

   I AM A MARINE ENGINEER ASPIRING TO GO FOR MY HND PROGRAM  BY MAY, AND I REALLY WANT TO APPRECIATE YOUR SITE. GOD ALMIGHTY SHALL REWARD YOU....


   I HAVE TALKED WITH SOME OF THE GUYS AND THEY SAID IT HELP THEM OUT A LOT . SO I, AM HERE TRYING TO GET MINE. AND ALL THE HELP I CAN GET . THANK YOU


I have went through a lot of different maritime schools and courses over the last 12 years. I wanted to see how your study material compared to the rest. I am currently study to upgrade to a 1600 ton inland lic. I also have a associates degree in nautical science. I wish I would have know about this site and programming when I started probably would have been a lot easier.


Greetings:

  I would like to take first, this opportunity to commend you whole heartedly for your WEB site, and your seemingly honest  effort to bring a much needed service to your fellow Mariners. I commend you, and feel fortunate that I found out about your service 2 yrs. ago.


Hello SeaSources, 
I just have to give you all a huge thanks and big kudos for hosting such a great website.  I just "found" it and have started to use it via the practice exams, etc.   Great stuff!  and thanks for offering it for free.  Wow!  wonderful exams with quality diagrams too.   Thanks much!
 


When it comes to mariner education and license upgrades, I don't make a habit of promoting one product or another since they all pretty much do what they need to do albeit for a stiff price at times.  I came across a license prep website a few years back and took a liking to it right away, it was free. The ability to quiz yourself on any subject and have a running total on your progress was just what I needed for some exam prep.  Did I mention free?  I wish to add I have no affiliation with the authors of the site.  I do however applaud the product, it has matured nicely over time.  There is software for sale but the free online practice exams are very  handy.

Captain Brucato


Hi Steve; I recently used your online study for specific subjects.  I helped very much.  I passed all modules. Thanks for making this available.  1600T Master


Steve.
 Thanks for the help finding the Downloads  The test are a Big help. I did not know about this site until after I started testing for DDE, Assistant and Chief fishing. I passes Safety and Motors but failed General practices and Electricity. The USCG Examiner in Portland OR. told me about this site . I am home studying now and will go back in a couple weeks to pass  my retakes.

Thanks


Steve, thank you for all your help getting me stated on here and answering all my questions. I think I have everything down at this point. This is the best site I have fount by far anywhere, and the fact that you are free is fantastic. It shows you really do care in helping fellow mariners begin or continue there education. Every other site wants to charge outrageous amounts, and you don't even know how good the product will be. Thanks again! I greatly appreciate it!


Thanks and am having a great time taking these tests cold turkey with little to no knowledge of most subjects but am learning and grading better each time…great help!  Gotta love it Must be able to laugh at yourself and I’m howling…


With the help of this sight I was able to upgrade from a 100 to a 200 ton license. I do not think I would have done it without this great resource. I have been telling all of my friends about it.


Well I took Elements 1, 3, 7, 8, & 9 and scored 100%, 96%, 90%, 96% & 100% and earned my GTMDSS Operator/Maintainer w/RADAR endorsement.
Thought you'd like to know.

Thanks for your help and the use your practice exams.


Thank you for the chance to practice the USCG deck/sail questions.  I scored 19 out of 20 and passed my sail endorsement test on Friday.  I now hold my 50 ton, coastal, sail license…with your help.


I have just passed the two first sections of Motor 1 & 2 at Seattle Coast guard.  Your study guide was right in line with the questions that I got. Both scores were 81%.
 The real truth to the matter was that I had gone to "Crawford Maritime's" refresher course for the past month and came away from them feeling very poorly. After studying your course on the computer the following week, I felt more confident and ready.  You guys are great!


Gentlemen:

I had let my license expire after I quit sailing. I had to take seven USCG test modules to get it reinstated. With the help of your online test, I was able to pass all seven modules the first time. Got my Chief Steam and Motor back. Thanks guys. Anything I can help with at your company?


I feel like I should drop you a line and let you know how much your site helped me pass my exam. I just graduated from the California Maritime Academy and I used your resource to help me through the Rules of the Road section. The way the inland rules were in a separate section from the international rules really helped me to remember the differences. Also, the mock tests were more helpful to my memorization than the way the questions appear in "Murphy's". The site also helped me with the sections on deck safety and deck general. I have recommended the site to several other people. Thanks for helping me get my initial issue.


This is to say thanks and to let you know that I recently took a test with the USCG for AUX SAIL and passed with a grade of 100% Studying with your program probably made a big difference in my grade, and I really appreciate the extra help.


I just wanted to thank you for this web site. I am studying for my 3rd Mate license and this is going to be a key in getting my mind ready for these questions. A friend of mine did this bank of questions by himself (by hand) and it took quite a bit of useless time. As a Navy reservist in charge of 12 potential and 3 qualified coxswains, I have used the site for their training. I have also recommended it to several others outside my unit.


All of my classmates recommend it for cramming for the Rules module, they're pulling 98's and I'm pulling 88's.


Seems like a great way to get information. Not much solid info on some things out here. Glad to have found this site


I REALLY LIKE THE WAY THE Q&A ARE SETUP WITH THE DIAGRAMS IN WITH QUESTIONS. I HAVE NOT RAN ACROSS ANY OTHER CG Q&A CD's IN MY SEARCH HELP IN SETTING FOR MY 3RD's LICENSE. THE PRICE OF THE CD's VERY, VERY GOOD.


Thank you for your web site. I am studying for my 3AE license and I find your site to be an excellent help with my studies. Your test questions are a real help when it comes to being familiar with the standard verbiage that I will find on the USCG test.


Great Site!!!! I teach at Texas Maritime and ran through a stability module yesterday at work. Are rules your only CD for sale? Thanks MM


I really have enjoyed your site. I just took my AB test yesterday and got grades of 97% on Lifeboatman, and 88% & 94% on the two AB sections. One small suggestion I might have is that, if you are planning to add any more questions in the future, you might include some on the hand, light, & code beach to boat lifesaving signals. There were a lot of those questions on the test. Once again, I feel that your sight is wonderful and I have given the link to several others who are studying. I will continue to use the site as I work on license upgrades.


YOUR SITE WAS HIGHLY RECOMMEND BY A FRIEND FOR THE TESTING OF THE USCG LICENSE REQUIREMENTS. DAVE


I have not regret visiting your site. A very good source of knowledge in the field of seamanship. Great illustration by the use of diagrams from [rules of the road]. I think I am now more competent as coxswain


GREAT SITE TO ENHANCE ONE'S ABILITY IN SEAMANSHIP THOROUGHLY.


Well organized and recognized organization, that, I believe, will enable me to complete the requirements, to pass the USCG exam and obtain a captains license.


Appreciating you guys for creating an online study so some of us could learn from home and I find it to be the best I have ever come across.


would be nice to add a few more quizzes for general nav such as: compass correcting, chart projections, rhumb lines, great circles, who publishes each pub, definitions of- azimuths, bearings course, course made good, heading, track, speed made good, fix, running fix, LOP, Dead Reckoning, converting GMT to ZT, questions on magnetism and which magnets correct for which deviation, variation/deviation, special case bearings, tidal calculations. Those are some of the things that we are tested on in Nav 1(terestial nav) at Great Lakes Maritime Academy. I have not taken all of your tests, so I probably overlooked a portion of your material, some of these things you already have. I liked the section on Aids to Nav, it was very thorough. It would also be nice if you had chart problems to print out. The Coast Guard uses like 3 charts for their testing and if you could provide additional chart problems for these it would be very helpful. If you are interested I can E-mail you an example. Also multimedia tutors would be cool for like doing chart work, plotting and doing current sailing and whatnot. You could have an example chart with audio and visual instructions. I am a second Year cadet at Great Lakes Maritime Academy and these are a couple thought that I would find useful for studying for exams.


IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET THE CFR S DOWNLOADED THAT WE MAY NEED FOR DECK GENERAL? IT WOULD REALLY BE HELPFUL IM GOING FOR MY 100T MASTER 200TMATE THANKS ANYWAY THIS IS AN AWESOME SITE KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK


EXCELLENT WEBSITE


hi sir , please help me I need your help for free GMDSS software I live in Pakistan and I am student 1st class Radio Electronic Engineering. in gov Pakistan can not take examination nowadays I am apply to govt of Pakistan last three years but no result sir.plz help me!!!! I am 26 years old and done 5 basics courses STCW1995 Basic Fir fighting STCW-1995 Eliminatory First-Aid STCW-1995 Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques STCW-1995 Proficiency in Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities STCW-1995 Oil Tanker Familiarization Course STCW-1995 Fast Class Radio Electronic Engineering Course


Just a note to let you know I passed my endorsement tests (refrigeration engineer and unlicensed jr engineer) for my MMD thanks to your "All Engine Room" questions study CD...!


Very nicely done. Good work.


my heartful congratulations to the teem who try to keep this sight very good as it is ,pls let me know hot to get the (g.m.d.s.s training full course software ) how to purchase it without credit card ,I am a trainer in the radio operators field , and this cd is a very very good for me pls kindly send your details to my email thanks for your kind consideration and if you have an agent in Egypt or in middle east , pls tell me . kind regards.


There are too many links and maritime-online programs available here, Can you email and recommend me some courses suitable for me. I am a Vietnamese deck officer (unlimited), I've university degree in maritime engineering. I want to apply for a postgraduate on-line programmer on maritime study.... Help me to find out suitable courses pls. Thanks .


Hi Folks, Seven years ago, I was taught how to use a sextant and the Nautical Almanac, by an expert in Navigation. Several months ago, I picked up my old notes and the copy of the my 1997 Almanac. I was a little fuzzy using the Almanac until I came across your Website - it brought it all back to me. Your site is so well written. I'm sure it took much time to develop but I'd like you to know how much it means to people in my situation. I'm in the local USPS, here on Long Island and now when anyone talks about sight reductions, you made it so that I'm right "there" with them. Thanks for your efforts.


This is the best way to study yet I'm sitting for my 1A/E License and I'm sure i will do fine. Going to the book's is a great way to study but when I found this web site I just sat the book's aside on the computer makes studying very fun you get an overall feel for what your doing. Thank you all for this site


This is really starting to look Good! Al


Excellent Site for Mariners Seeking License Prep - This site speaks for it's self. The resources and services that Seasources.net provides is outstanding. My progress towards a Third Mate's license is advancing in leaps and bounds. My classmates ask me how my studies have gone above and beyond, I tell them: "Go to Seasources.net, I swear by it!" Thank you for making a stellar site. John California Maritime Academy


Greeeaaaaaat - Excellent and easy to use. I was impressed with the quantity of material here. Have not yet started to work through it all yet but will do so in time.


SeaSources was Recommended by a class mate who scored 100% on USCG rules of the road exam after using this site as a study aid.


Hello SeaSources, I tried studying Celestial Navigation through Bowditch and found it mind numbing. Your online course is great and understandable. Thanks Capt. Don


While studying and using your on-line questions I was able to pass the USCG Exam for my 100 ton masters license. Thank You Capt. Joseph


I would like to compliment SeaSources as an excellent resource. Although I was only testing to add the Great Lakes to my current 1600 Tons Master Inland License, the quiz questions were extremely helpful. I was unable to find any other assistance on the web (including the USCG site) on what topics the exam would cover and sample questions. In closing I would like to thank SeaSources for providing the necessary information in order to pass the Coast Guard exam.


Very inspiring, thank you! Good luck to you in the future. 


I am 39 years old. I left the semiconductor industry six years ago because my stress level exceeded my SAT scores. I have lived in a ski resort since then and have spent much time contemplating my future. Your online schooling has given me a second chance at a new life other than being a ski bum. It also puts my skills from when I was in the Navy to use. Thank you for a new life.


DEAR SIR, I HAPPENED TO HIT YOUR WEBSITE BY CHANCE. I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE FOR TAKING UP THE TASK OF EDUCATING MARINERS ONLINE FOR FREE. YOUR ENDEAVOUR IS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND A NOBLE USE OF THE INTERNET. I HAVE BENEFITED IMMENSELY FROM THE USE OF YOUR ONLINE QUIZZES. HOWEVER, I MAY BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION THAT SOME OF YOUR GMDSS QUIZ SENTENCES ARE INCOMPLETE. YOU MAY LIKE TO CHECK THEM OUT ONCE AGAIN. WITH REGARDS AND GOOD WISHES,


Hey Steve: I hope you are doing OK, Im interested in ordering from you everything needed for starting to get my eng. documents. Call when you get a chance


My counter indicates that I have quite a few referrals from your site, so I just thought that I'd pop in and say "Howdy!" ----- HowdyDave


hi mate I worked out the problem downloading, I'm off to a good start now, with the studying.


Nice Site


My folks sent me an email about this site. I have been in the Navy for over 7 years and unfortunately let my 3rd A/E license expire that I got thru Maine Maritime Academy (class 0f 97'). I will definitely use this site to help me get my license back. Thanks,


Thank you for this website ,and keep helping us all in the maritime industry any time that I'm going to get any endorsement in my MMD I certainly come to your website in order to study ,and it prepares me better. Thanks .


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I recently finished my USCG Engineering testing and received my 3AE unlimited motor license. Thanks is due in part to SeaSources online study and I want to sincerely thank you folks. Your twenty question repetitive format is right up my alley. When I start to make more $$$$$ I want to purchase the whole set of questions.


Hello, I just found your site and I'm very excited to share it with my shipmates. We are tall ship sailors aboard the brig Lady Washington. After a year of volunteering, I am pursuing a career as a mate/master. Several of us aspire to get our AB and Master's licenses, and this site appears to be a very accessible, thorough way to reach this goal. Thank you for the time you have devoted, as this seemingly user-friendly forum is rare! Between the "advice" I get from fellow sailors, either green or salty, and the confused jumble I find on the USCG site, figuring out a way to fit the studying/class time in, and figuring out exactly which classes are needed has been hard. I hope to be able to join and use your site very soon.


Great site guys, I will share this with friends


Good site; Lots of good Information here.


Great work ... excellent site Bob Donovan http://www.firstaidinternational.com.au">First Aid International</a>


Thanks for the great web site. I passed my exams for Master Inland and Great Lakes 50 tons, with Sail and Towing, and without question your on-line exams were the most helpful study aid that I used.


MY NAME IS MUGU MUHAMMED I AM A TRADER I LOVE THIS SITE KEEP IT UP.


I, am appearing for my class 4&2 exam, I, have gone through the sample papers&found it quite good, but I could not find any justification\reason for the answers, please let me know where I can search\find the same. Thanks


I am very proud of you. Great job. Great knots...L

 

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MARYLAND NAUTICAL  Great source for practice charts and study guides

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The Navigation Center

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