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Capt 500/1600 GRT / 3rd & 2nd Mate 4.0

500 / 1600 3rd Mate

Price: $89.99

All software is distributed on USB drives for easy transport between home, school, and work.  No time limits.  No limit on the number of tests.  Our software will not lock you out.

Capt 500/1600 GRT / 3rd & 2nd Mate 4.0 Bundle

500 / 1600 3rd Mate bundled with GMDSS and Flashing light a savings of $69.98


Price: $119.99


Radioman and GMDSS available here.

Flashing Lights training software available here.

Capt 500/1600 GRT / 3rd & 2nd Mate


Capt 500/1600 GRT / 3rd & 2nd Mate is examination preparation software designed for both 3rd Mate and 500 / 1600 Mate / Master Oceans and Near Coastal Licenses.  Our software contains 1090 Rules of the Road questions, 2276 Deck General questions, 920 Navigation General questions and  1865 Deck Safety, Survival Craft and Lifeboatman questions.  All questions have been hand picked from the thousands of USCG Deck Questions to minimize study load yet provide the study material necessary to pass the USCG multiple choice exams.  All USCG Illustrations are included in the software and are attached to each question for easy reference. See our Products page for screen shots and warranty information.


Capt 500/1600 GRT / 3rd & 2nd Mate includes a Navigation Problems section with 490 questions on Time Tic, Zone time Calc for Sun rise and Sun set, Compass error, Course and Current, Bearing and Distance off a fixed object, Tide Calculation, Tidal current Calculation, ETA, Azimuth, Amplitude, Terestrial, Compass error, Speed by Rpm/Slipage ect....   We also have added a new section for the three Charts used by the Coast Guard for testing, Chesapeake Bay, Long Island Sound, and Block Island Sound.  Each Chart has between 30 to 36 tests.  Most test are around 15 questions but range from 8 to 20.  All chart questions are in sequence.  The training charts can be obtained from www.waypoints.com .  The chart numbers are...


12221TR Nautical Training Chart--Chesapeake Bay Entrance

12354TR Nautical Training Chart--Long Island Sound

13205TR Nautical Training Chart--Block Island Sound


Capt 500/1600 GRT / 3rd & 2nd Mate  4.0 contains the following new features, a speech synthesizer which will read the question and answers using the Windows speech synthesizer, over 800 rules of the road questions linked to a highlighted page showing the actual rule in the U.S.C.G. rules of the road book, a preview feature for the mentioned rules of the road window, and a new preview feature for the question iillustration window.

 See Products for screen shots and general information or download the latest 4.0 manual here to see all of the featues available.

Also include on the flashdrive in the Resources folder are sections of the 1983 Tidal current tables, sections of the 1983 Tide Tables and two PDF files necessary to answer the chart questions, Chart_header_text.pdf and Questions_with_Tables.pdf.   The latter two files contain boat specific information such as draft, and deviation for answering the chart questions.  Also in the Deck Resources folder are several Naval Training Manuals in PDF format such as, Seaman, Damage Control, Lookout, Quartermaster, and US Navy nautical skills course.

If you are ready to purchase simply click on the "Add to Cart" button at the top of the page and PayPal will walk you through the transaction, your financial information is not shared with Advancement Softare LLC. Once your payment is complete, you will be emailed a receipt for your  transaction, and we ship our products on the next business day from purchase.

USCG Administered Capt 500/1600 GRT / 3rd & 2nd Mate

The USCG generates an exam  from a question bank consisting of thousands of questions.  Although the question bank is the same for these two licenses the exams differ in the number of questions per test.  See the chart below for specific USCG exam requirements.  Contact USCG to receive an evaluation for testing and information on other requirements for obtaining this Merchant Mariner License



  • Reduced question list.  All questions are hand picked by USCG licensed merchant mariner officers.
  • Each question provides a reference for the USCG book and question number.
  • The user has a choice as to the number of questions per test.
  • The user has the option to display all answer choices or only the correct answer.
  • The user has the ability to tag questions while testing and revisit the tagged questions through the tag question menu without having to search through the entire question database.
  • The user has the ability to go back through the current test questions and review questions already answered.
  • Full search utility of all questions and illustrations.
  • USCG released illustrations are provided in the software and loaded with each relevant test question.
  • Once you answer a question correctly Mariner Advancement(R) temporarily removes that question from the list. This allows you to focus on the more difficult questions rather than wasting time reviewing questions you already know.
  • Speech synthesizer is new to version 4.0.
  • Preview screens are new to version 4.0 which speeds up testing by allowing the user to determine if they need  to take the time to load the explanation or illustration in full screen mode.
  • The user can take the exams over and over with no time restraints, valid per user agreement.
  • Mariner Advancement(R) is distributed on a USB drive so you can take it with you.  Study on your vessels computer and study at home.  
  • Runs on most PCs with a USB port.  Please check system requirements below.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows Seven, Vista or XP, Windows 8 in the desktop tile. (Not compatible with Windows RT)

  • 1.0 GHz CPU, 384 MB RAM

  • 2.0 and 3.0 USB support

  • Mouse or compatible pointing device

  • 1024 X 768 Screen Resolution

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