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.
***** Important. Please read prior to purchase. *****
If your sea time for your upgrade started prior to March 24, 2014, you will test under the previous examination system. All of our current exam preparation material is designed for this system. If your sea time started after March 24, 2014, you will test under the new system. Also, in 2019 all mariners will test under the new system regardless of the date their sea time started.
We are currently putting test material together for the new system and are aiming for June of 2015 to have this license preparation completed. We will continue to offer software for both the new and the old system until 2019 at which time we will solely offer software for the new system. If you have further questions on how these changes affect your personal situation, please contact the National Maritime Center - (888) 427 – 5662.
Mate Master 500/1600 GRT / 3rd & 2nd Mate
Mariner Advancement Master Mate 500/1600 GRT / 3rd & 2nd Mate is examination preparation software designed for 3rd Mate & 2nd Mate, 500 / 1600 Mate / Master Oceans and Near Coastal Licenses. Our software contains:
Rules of the Road - 1090 Questions
Deck General------ 2276 Questions
Navigation General--1575 Questions
Deck Safety---------2298 Questions This section also contains survival craft and lifeboatman questions.
Mate Master 500/1600 GRT / 3rd & 2nd Mate includes a navigation problems section with 611 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, terrestrial, compass error, speed by RPM/Slippage ect.... This flash drive also has a chart section for the three charts used by the USCG for testing: Chesapeake Bay, Long Island Sound, and Block Island Sound. Each Chart has between twenty-three and twenty-nine tests. Most test contain fifteen questions but range from nine to fifteen questions per test. 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
In the Deck Resources folder are several manuals, many of which are required to solve the USCG questions. The following list of manuals are in pdf format and can be printed or transferred to a portable device:
1981 Nautical Almanac
Exam Ref Light List Coast Pilot
Exam Ref Stability Binder
Exam Ref Tidal Currents 1983
Exam Ref Tide Tables 1983
NOAA Nautical Manuals
Pub 102 International Code Of Signals
Pub 117 Radio Navigation Aids
:Pub 229 Volume two sight reduction tables
USCG Rules of the Road Manual
USCG Chemical Data Guide
U.S. Navy Seaman
U.S. Navy Damage Control
U.S. Navy Lookout
U.S. Navy Nautical Skills Course
U.S. Navy Quarter Master
Minimum System Requirements: